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It’s spring! Now it’s possible to fish without having to bore a hole through the ice, go outside without a jacket, and the golf courses are OPEN! So many things to celebrate about this season, and we hope you’re ready to get out there and enjoy. In this issue we’ve profiled local insurance agency owner Jason Adcock who describes his personalized approach to planning insurance coverage tailored to each customer’s needs. We’re also introducing you to Renny Schrom, owner of RS Custom Exhaust in Hillsdale and you’ll learn how he can save you money on exhaust system repairs. Along with these are many articles we hope will inform and entertain you. We encourage you to read the ads as well as the articles and, when you can, use local professionals, services, and retailers. Our advertisers are the reason we’re able to bring you this magazine, and we are so grateful for their suppo WELCOME, SPRING!
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Gadgets & Gizmos This Year’s Best Gadgets
MUSCLE UP! Live fit. 14 Strength... The Other Kind!
Business Spotlight 16 RS Custom Exhaust, LLC
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Life is the Berries 20 The Toothpick Principle
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26 Angler’s Corner Fishing in Michigan
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44 On the Cover: Jason Adcock of State Farm Insurance in Hillsdale is committed to helping his customers make sound financial decisions. Jason runs his agency according to his business’s guiding principle: “Insure today to ensure tomorrow.” Learn more about this amazing business on page 10.
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Insurance. We all have it, but how many of us really understand it? Too many people buy their policies and then renew them year after year without paying much attention or considering whether or not changes are needed. Jason Adcock of State Farm Insurance in Hillsdale feels this is a critical mistake that can endanger your financial security. Because he is committed to helping his customers make sound financial decisions, Jason runs his agency according to his business’s guiding principle: “Insure today to ensure tomorrow.” Raised in Ypsilanti, Jason’s first job was being a “gopher” for his father’s construction business. “I paid taxes at 12,” laughs Jason. He continued to work for his dad through high school and became acquainted with the Hillsdale area when his parents built a home on Lake Wilson and the family began spending summers there. Jason didn’t find a clear career choice during college and worked full-time for his father after graduation. His father’s familiarity with insurance adjusters through the construction industry moved him to encourage Jason to give insurance a try. Jason started with State Farm in auto insurance, then moved to Nebraska where he continued with auto claims for a few years. After that, he changed to homeowners handling a variety of claim types. From there, Jason moved to Cincinnati to be closer to his family in Michigan. While there, he did exterior claims and then large loss claims. Over time, Jason acquired a number of insurance designations which indicate 10
he has completed advanced education in specific insurance subject areas. It was during the process of the insurance designations that Jason grew to love insurance and also became very interested in helping people understand how to choose the best coverage for their situations. His favorite part of the job is sitting down for one-on-one meetings to review policies and coverage. People can be over- or underinsured or perhaps things need to be rearranged to fit their financial needs better. “Everything about insurance, in my opinion, boils down to your financial situation and protecting your finances because that’s what it is—financial protection. I think of it more as risk management,” explains Jason. “I don’t call myself an insurance agent. I am a risk management specialist.” Jason has found that people don’t always understand how to utilize their insurance in a cost-effective way. They latch on to a general guideline and stick with it even if it isn’t the best option for their situation. “One thing we see is people choosing higher deductibles on auto policies to get lower premiums. Yes, that works, but what if you don’t normally have enough cash on hand to cover that deductible? What are you going to do if you have an accident that does major damage to your car and your
“Everything about insurance, in my opinion, boils down to your financial situation and protecting your finances because that’s what it is—financial protection. I think of it more as risk management,” explains Jason. “I don’t call myself an insurance agent. I am a risk management specialist.” available cash won’t cover half your deductible? Sometimes it’s smarter and safer to pay more in premiums and carry a deductible you can always cover.” Jason’s primary concern is that people are taken care of, whether or not they’re doing business with him. He stresses that it’s essential to have regular, active conversations with your insurance agent to discuss if your coverage is still a good fit.
Jason Adcock-State Farm Insurance is located at 32 South Howell Street in Hillsdale, and you can reach them by calling 517-437-3364. Their web site URL is www. jasonsffamily.com, and you can also follow them on Facebook.
“It’s a financial decision, not an emotional one,” he says. “Your insurance should change with you over time as your life changes. What you need as a young, single adult is different from what you need when you’re married with minor children and it’s different again for empty-nesters and retirees.” Jason and his staff can develop a comprehensive plan for their customers because of the depth of services available through his office. They offer auto, home, motorcycle, ATV, pet, renters, and business insurance as well as various life and health policies. In addition, Jason has his mortgage license. “By your late twenties, certainly by the time you’re into your thirties, you need to be thinking about planning for retirement, but a lot of people don’t. The sooner you start, the better chance you have of being able to enjoy a secure retirement,” he explains. First and foremost, Jason believes in educating people about insurance—what it is, how it works, and how best to protect your finances by using it correctly. He sums it up like this: “You need to understand your insurance. That empowers you. Be more intentional and active in your financial decisions.”
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The OTHER kind!
Hello my friends! Good to see you back within these pages. This issue I’m gonna talk about a different kind of strength, a kind that we teach both knowingly and unknowingly.
By James Campbell NSCA Certified Personal Trainer Owner, PRIME Fitness
Today’s world is … well, let’s just say, a different kind of place. I mean, as a society we’ve managed to create such an “I’m a victim” mentality, and personally, I struggle with it. In this society, it’s easier to just be herded around like sheep and go along to get along. Tag that up with the “everyone’s a winner” and the Marxist mentality and BAM! Here we are! Sorry, venting, I guess. Anyway, what does this have to do with being strong, right? A lot actually; let me explain. First, what we knowingly teach. As parents we’re responsible for raising our children to be self-reliant, successful, proud, many other things, and STRONG! With everything that’s going on in the world and things that have led us to this point, it’s more important than ever to ensure their futures are bright and that begins with teaching them to think for themselves and how exactly to do that.
We need to talk to them about how important it is to believe in themselves and how it’s one million percent okay to stand alone in that belief. That’s freakin’ STRONG right?! I mean, the courage that takes! But let’s be honest, as a whole we’re failing here. There’s the mentality that tells kids “everyone’s a winner, here’s your trophy.” THAT MISSES A VALUABLE LESSON!! The lesson of winning and losing and how your responses to both help shape your character. Unfortu-
nately, those lessons and responses aren’t always positive. That’s okay, too! As parents, it’s easy if everyone gets a trophy. I mean the kid’s happy, right? No need to worry any further about it. Doesn’t mean it’s right. Face the challenge, teach them the importance of these lessons and what they mean. More importantly, teach them how to fight. No, not fist fight (not wrong though, if for the right reasons and the right way). Teach them how to fight for what they want. After a loss, if they want to be better, they need to work harder to be better. Then the other side is winning with humility. I mean winning doesn’t mean that kid is a better person, doesn’t mean they’re better at the game. Just means they were better at that game on that day. Now the unknowingly ... pretty easy, right? Lead by example—you can’t be amazing at teaching your child to be strong and then when you have the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is you crumble. Teaching responsibility? Then step up and admit it when you screw up and do what you can to make it right, even if it could cost you big time. And, that includes times when you owe that apology and restitution to your kids. That is an example they’ll remember! I’m really running out of space here, so I’ve gotta dial this in before Marlanea and the Simply Hers team force me to get my own publication. In the end it’s simple: make the difficult decisions, teach the tough lessons, and lead by example. Let’s turn this around and make this country strong! MUSCLE UP … live fit!
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“The icing on the cake for me is when the job’s over, the customer starts the vehicle . . . and they smile. Doesn’t matter if it’s a younger guy who wants the big roar or someone who’s happy the car isn’t making that racket anymore. I love it when they’re happy.”
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No one wants to waste money, and it’s always frustrating when you have to buy an entire new thing when just part of it isn’t working. Renny Schrom understands this and can definitely help if your problem involves the exhaust system on your vehicle. As the owner of RS Custom Exhaust in Hillsdale, Renny can custom build what’s needed to fix your exhaust and get your vehicle back on the road. Not everyone jumps into a new line of work spontaneously, but Renny’s always had multiple irons in the fire. During the 28 years that he worked in an Ohio brass foundry, Renny would have two or three jobs going on the side. He knew another man in the area who did custom exhaust work and since there was always a one- or two-week waiting list for that business, Renny figured there was room for someone else. In 1999, he purchased an exhaust tube bender and hoist, got them set up in a building he already owned, filed for his DBA, and got started.
“I’m entirely self-taught,” says Renny. “No one ever showed me a thing.” He started doing exhaust work at his home on Bird Lake Road and then moved the business when he purchased a new house on the same road. Renny opened in his current location on Vera Drive in 2017. A native of Hillsdale County, Renny grew up around Bird Lake and graduated from Pittsford High School. After graduation, he attended NBC Tech (now the University of Northwestern
RS Custom Exhaust is located at 1461 Vera Drive in Hillsdale, and business hours are 9 to 4, Monday through Friday. You can reach Renny by calling 517-610-5912.
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Broad Street Auto Service, LLC— Continuing the Family Tradition By Melissa McCance Bryan Jeffrey, owner of Broad Street Auto Service, LLC, must have engine oil in his blood. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and his father Tom, Bryan is the third generation of his family to be in the auto repair business, something of which he is rightfully proud. And, the fourth generation—his son Chase—has joined him in the business.
Broad Street Auto Service will perform all automotive maintenance and repairs aside from front end alignments and transmission rebuilds. Bryan is certified to do alignments but doesn’t have space for an alignment rack. As for transmission rebuilds, he feels that the increasing complexity of those systems has made it more of a specialty service.
Although he started in HVAC, it wasn’t long before Bryan went to work for his father at his automotive repair shop. He operated his own place in Jonesville for six years and then relocated the business to his home west of Hillsdale for a time. When the current location at Broad and Hallett streets became available, Bryan leased the property and opened there in February of 2011.
After almost 30 years in the profession, Bryan has seen automotive technology change dramatically. He feels that he was fortunate to be in it when front wheel drive, fuel injection, and HEI ignition were just beginning to come on strong. Being familiar with these technologies from the beginning gave him a solid base for understanding how they have evolved.
That long family tradition includes more than just knowing cars inside and out. There are some strong family values that guide how Bryan runs his business. “I work off the values instilled by my dad that I’m sure were instilled in him by my grandfather. I want to do the best possible job for my clients so they’re safe and happy.”
One thing that Bryan feels sets him apart is that he wants to educate his customers about their cars. He explains how he came to his diagnosis of the problem, how their cars work, how the subsystems function, and how he will fix the problem. By being open and upfront about what’s wrong and what he needs to do, he hopes to establish trust with his customers.
During his years of doing car maintenance and repair, Bryan has gone above and beyond for his customers many times, whether it’s providing a ride, doing repairs outside of regular business hours, or even—under special circumstances— performing repairs at no charge. One day a young mother from Lenawee County with three sick children in the car pulled in and said her car was acting up. Bryan diagnosed the problem quickly and repaired it on the spot with a part. When she asked what she owed him, he told her not to worry but just to get those kids safely home. “She wrote a really nice post on the Facebook page the next day, thanking me.”
“Everyone knows the stereotype of the crooked auto mechanic, and that’s something we have to fight every day. Gaining someone’s trust is one thing—maintaining it is another—and that is something I strive hard for. I learned from my dad that the best advertising is word of mouth.” Broad Street Auto Service, LLC, is located at 166 S. Broad St. in Hillsdale. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and you can reach them by phone at 517-610-5182.
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It’s a choice. My husband sometimes leaves a toothpick on the table by his comfortable chair. In the morning, I used to grunt and roll my eyes when I took care of his toothpick. In the past, I might grumble a lecture about when he gets up, he could throw away the used, slimy pick. Today, I reflect on Mark. He works ten- to twelve-hour days. He comes home and fixes projects around the house. He loves God and loves people well. He maintains a remarkable work ethic. He’s a good family man. He’s a blessing in my life I need to appreciate. I cock my head sideways and ponder. The Bible states, “Do everything without grumbling or arguing,” (Philippians 2:14 NIV). I determine, instead of nagging about the toothpick, I shall think of it as a message he leaves me saying he loves me. Every used wooden pick left around the house is now his secret code message projecting his love. I reconsider the toothpick. My mindset shifts. It’s romantic. We laugh about it. I smile and throw away the toothpick this morning with a hop in my step because … he loves me. I grin and twirl about my morning routine with a dance. Attitude changes everything.
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If you’re looking for a well-equipped fitness facility that offers a number of training options, PRIME Fitness is the place for you. Owner James Campbell wants to make it possible for everyone to be stronger and healthier. PRIME is the most complete gym in the area, offering free weights, high-quality resistance machines, and Strongman training equipment. One great, affordable option at PRIME is the open gym membership. For just $34.99 per month, open gym members have full use of the facility seven days a week from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. Open gym members access the gym by paying a onetime, refundable deposit of $25 for a key fob that opens the electronic door lock, allowing them to plan their workout schedule any time during the 19 hours of access. James is on-site most of the day and can answer questions or give form critique if someone wants guidance. PRIME also has one-on-one, twoperson, and small group training. Sessions run one hour and current training rates are $310 for 10 sessions of one-on-one, $250 per person for 10 sessions with two, and $200 per person for 10 sessions with three or more. Small groups have all the positives of a class—camaraderie, friendly competition, building each other up, and accountability—without the negatives. A large class means less individual attention, programming has to be geared to the average level of the group, and an absence of dynamic programming like barbell squats and deadlifts.
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ANGLER’S CORNER What you need to land a BIG ONE.
You will need a container -- called a tackle box -- for your fishing gear. Tackle boxes come in many sizes and shapes. Some look like toolboxes, others like small cabinets, and many look like soft lunch bags or backpacks. Your tackle box should have all the things you need for fishing such as hooks, sinkers, bobbers or floats and lures.
There are many kinds of hooks, but the basic fishhook is shaped like the letter “J”. • At the top of the “J” is the eye (or hole), where the line is attached. At the other end of the hook is the point, which is part of the barb. The barb helps hold a fish on the hook when it’s caught. The main body of the hook is called the shank. • Some hooks have multiple barbs and points. Other hooks are made in unusual shapes and are designed to hold specific baits, such as smelt hooks or egg hooks. A jig is similar to a basic hook, but it has a weight attached to it by the eye so you don’t need a sinker.
Also called weights, sinkers come in many shapes and sizes. • Some sinkers are simple, round balls with a slice on one side -- called split shots. You put the line through the slice and pinch the sinker right on the line above the hook. There are also sinkers that slide on the line, called cinch sinkers. • Pyramid and bell sinkers are used at the end of the line when the hooks are higher on the line. Use
only as large a sinker as you need to keep your bait on the bottom. Deeper water and strong currents require heavier sinkers.
These serve two purposes: • They control the depth of your bait and can alert you when a fish is biting. • When the bobber goes down, that’s your signal to set the hook!
• Artificial lures are designed to look like the real thing -- minnows, frogs, worms or even insects. • Artificial lures come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Some of them float on the surface and are called topwaters. Others, mostly those designed to look like baitfish or crayfish, float on the surface at rest, but dive when you reel them in. These are often called crankbaits. Topwaters and crankbaits are both called plugs. • Other lures, like spoons, jigs and spinners, will sink to the bottom. The angler controls their depth by changing the speed of the retrieve. These lures can be fished anywhere from the bottom to just below the surface. • Hand tied flies are often used by fly fishing anglers who are trying to match their bait to what the fish are eating that day. Dry flies float on the surface and mimic either emerging insects like mayflies or “terrestrials” -- bugs that usually live on land (like crickets) but sometimes fall in the water. Wet flies sink and are used to imitate frogs, leeches, insect larvae or macroinvertebrates that live underwater permanently or until they emerge as adult insects.
THE BROOK TROUT— Michigan’s official state fish.
“Brookies” have a long, streamlined body with a large mouth. They can be olive color, blue-gray, or black with a silvery white belly and markings that look like worms along the side. They have red spots sometimes surrounded by bluish halos on their sides. The lower fins have a white front edge with black and the rest of the fin is reddish orange. Brook trout live in most areas of the state including creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and in the Great Lakes. They like clean, cool and clear streams that are about 57 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Brook trout live about six years and often grow to be 7-9 inches long in streams and up to 25 inches in the Great Lakes. They like to hide under jutting rocks and logs and they don’t move around much, but they do eat a lot! Brook trout eat zooplankton, crustaceans, worms, fish, and insects. Anglers like to fish for brook trout for food and for enjoyment. To catch one for yourself, try using worms, crickets, grasshoppers, wet or dry flies, spoons, or spinners.
MICHIGAN LAKES OFFER Black Crappie
Bluegill Black flap
Pointed Pectoral Fin
Seven or more dorsal spines
Turquoise and yellow bands
Dorsal fins are almost separated
Upper jaw extends beyond rear of eye
Pelvic fins set back from gills and pectoral fins
Lateral line Black spot at base of tail (males only)
Verticle bars on sides
Upper jaw to mid-point of eye Short anal fin Mottled brown appearance (brown bullhead only)
Non-forked, squarish tail
Top of head is very flat
Long, sharp spines on dorsal fin
Tail is not very forked
A CATCHING VARIETY Yellow Perch
Dark blotch, fins not connected
Six to eight dark bands extend from the back down the sides Eyes are very reflective
Upper jaw extends beyond lower jaw
Bean-shaped yellowish spots on green background Forked tail fin
Cheek fully scaled but only upper half of gill cover scaled Square tail
Boxy shaped body
Upper jaw extends beyond rear of eye
Red or orange spots
Large black spots over tail and upper portion of body
Abdomen is usually yellow Dark mouth and gums
15 to 17 anal fin rays
Steelhead (Rainbow Trout) Spotted back
Well forked tail
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Spotted tail 10 to 12 anal fin rays
HILLSDALE CASA March 21 — World Down Syndrome Day 2022 Enjoy Free IS LOSING ITS PRIMARY FUNDING Fishing Weekend! Due to State budget cuts, we are losing our primary source of funding, but there are many ways that you can help keep our program in the community!
Two days this year, families and friends can enjoy HILLSDALE COUNTY one of Michigan’s premier outdoor activities, COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MICHIGAN FISHING, FOR FREE! is offering a donor match program! The foundation will match donations made Upcoming Free Fishing Weekend dates for 2022 are through them, up to $10,000! Donations June 11 & 12. All fishing license fees will be waived for can be dropped off at the Foundation or two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy mailed to them at P.O. Box 276 Hillsdale, MI fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all 49242. Online gifts can be made at their species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. website https://abouthccf.org/ KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry Visit the Kroger website to link your plussites cardduring Free into state parks and boating access with Hillsdale CASA and a percentage of Fishing Weekends. quarterly sales are donated directly back to We’re all missing out if everyone isn’t included. us. Fishing Weekend on June 11 & 12, 2022, is held in Free conjunction with “Three Free” weekend when residents AMAZON SMILE That’s also why March 21st is World Down Syndrome day Family, community, church, clubs,rod, teams, temple, and nonresidents can grab a fishing ride the offWe are a registered charity with Amazon for the triplication of chromosome 21. The day is meant synagogue, workplace, mosque, gym, pub, online road visit state parks boating Smile.trails Selectand us as your charity of and choice and access to teach people what Down syndrome is, what it means community…we all love to belong and feel included. And sites - all freeofofsales charge. Freeback ORV Weekend, a percentage will During be donated to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down after the last couple of years, it means more than ever. Michigan residents and visitors legally can ride without to us. syndrome play a vital role in their communities. buying an ORVsyndrome, license or trail permit. All other ORV Down also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTIONS rules anddisorder laws still apply. Forpresence more information So we encourage all of you to dig into the deepest corner caused by the of all or part ofabout a third Talk with your financial advisor or accountant Free ORVcopy Weekends, visit Michigan.gov/ORVInfo. of the drawer for the wackiest sock combo that you of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with about Qualified Charitable Distributions from can find, and join us in celebrating some of the most physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual your IRA, disability, gifting appreciated assets,facial andfeatures. memorable members of our society. and characteristic You can enjoy outdoors and fish with your family, donation of realthe property. friends or make it a solo trip! World DownBINGO Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21, is a DESIGNER PURSE global awareness day which has been officially observed Designer Purse Bingo be held September Want to know whenwill future Free Fishing willof by the United Nations since 2012. TheWeekends initiative is part 25th and we are looking for businesses, be? The winter weekend is always the Saturday and the ‘’Lots of Socks’’ campaign begun by the organization organizations, or individuals to sponsor Sunday oftoPresident’s Dayto weekend and the summer encourage people start a conversation about purses. Please contact Heather Upton for uniqueness, inclusion and acceptance. weekenddiversity, is always the Saturday and Sunday following more info. 517-425-4145 or the first full week of June. firstname.lastname@example.org Down Syndrome International asks you to participate in the “Lots of Socks’’ campaign, by wearing mismatched,
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CARBS are NOT your enemy! By Melissa McCance
These days, carbohydrates are often portrayed as an evil monster that’s making you sluggish, overweight, and miserable. The truth is that carbs—like fats and protein—are an essential macronutrient in your diet and their proper use can provide a number of benefits. Carbs are the main fuel for our bodies and provide the energy for daily activities and simply living. They are also the primary fuel for our brains and nervous systems. When we eat carbs, our body breaks them down into sugar, which can be converted into energy straight from our bloodstream or stored as glycogen in our muscles and liver to convert into energy later.1 Inadequate carbohydrate intake can have some interesting—and unexpected—side effects. People who regularly eat below the recommended number of carbs per day are likely to have issues with an unhappy digestion (carb-rich foods are often also fiber-rich foods), an overall feeling of weakness, brain fog, difficulty concentrating, moodiness and irritability (carbs increase our production of the mood-balancing hormone serotonin), and “paint thinner breath” because the body must shift to breaking down fat for energy which produces ketones that affect the breath. If you do higherintensity exercise, a lack of carbs can mean frustrating and disappointing workouts. Now, that being said, there certainly are smart and not-so-smart carb choices, so don’t consider this your go-ahead to gorge on cake, potato chips, and ice cream. The best sources of carbohydrates are unprocessed or minimally processed things like vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and legumes. These sources will provide not only carbs but are also excellent sources of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. So, yes, load up on all those vegetables you know you should be eating. Opt for whole fruit over fruit juice, and think beyond the bread aisle for whole grains.
Things like oatmeal, quinoa, and farro are good options. And, beans are great for fiber and carbs. Obviously, the next question is how many carbohydrates should someone eat per day? A good starting point for your carbs is 45% of your daily caloric intake and that figure will vary based on activity level, energy requirements, and other individual needs. Carbs provide four calories per gram, which means that someone eating 2,000 calories per day should start at about 225 grams of quality carbs per day. If you want to fine-tune your best carb levels, you can discuss your diet with a dietitian or nutritionist for personalized advice. So, the bottom line? Don’t run from carbs. You need them for energy and brain health. (Actually, if your diet is too low in this nutrient, you won’t have the energy to run!)
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1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
Prep the quinoa
2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
Add the quinoa to medium sized sauce pan and cover with the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. about 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups shucked corn (kernels removed) 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, stems removed and chopped 1 avocado, pit removed and diced 1/2 cup cojita cheese or feta cheese
Dressing 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped 1 small red chilli pepper, optional
Prep the Corn & Salad
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over a medium high heat until hot. Add corn kernel and salt and gently toss. Cook without moving for about 2 minutes until the corn until charred on one side, Continue tossing and charring until well charred all over. Remove from the heat and add the bowl with the quinoa.Add the green onions, cilantro, avocado, and cheese to the bowl and toss to mix.
Make the Dressing
In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, paprika, chilli powder, jalapeno & chilli pepper, salt and pepper until combined. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to coat everything in the dressing.
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1 large red onion, sliced
In a small bowl, combine onion, cilantro, vinegar, lime
1 cup minced fresh cilantro
juice, and 2 tablespoons oil until blended. Pour 1 cup
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
marinade into a large bowl or shallow dish. Add lime
1/4 cup Key lime juice
halves. Rub steak with remaining oil; sprinkle with salt and
3 tablespoons extra virgin
pepper. Add to bowl; turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or
olive oil, divided
overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
6 Key limes, halved
Drain steak, discarding marinade and limes in bowl. Chop
1 beef flank steak (1 pound)
reserved marinade in a food processor.
1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until meat reaches desired doneness (for mediumrare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°), 6-8 minutes per side. Baste occasionally with reserved marinade. Let stand 10 minutes before thinly slicing steak across the grain.
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½ cup gochujang
Step 1 — Whisk together gochujang, oil, honey,
2 tablespooons toasted sesame oil
ginger, and garlic in a large bowl. Add chicken
2 tablespoons honey
wings, and toss well to coat. Let marinate in
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
refrigerator 1 hour.
3 large garlic cloves, grated 4 pounds chicken wings, separated
Step 2 — Preheat a grill to medium (350°F to
into flats and drumettes,
400°F). Remove wings from marinade, letting
wing tips discarded
excess drip off; discard marinade. Arrange wings on
¼ cup chopped scallions
oiled grates. Grill, covered, until a thermometer
1 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
inserted into thickest portion of meat registers 165°F, about 20 minutes, turning wings every 4 to 5 minutes. Arrange wings on a platter, and sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream Total Time: 5:00 Prep: 0:30 Level: moderate Yield: 18 servings, each 1/2 cup Serves: 18
Candied Butter Pecans
2 cups whole milk 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 4 egg yolks pinch of salt
Melt sugar and butter over medium heat. Add pecans and stir until sticky and well-coated. Set aside to cool.
2 tbsp unsalted butter 2 cups half-and-half 2 cups whipping cream 2 tsp vanilla extract
Candied Butter Pecans 1 cup pecans 1/3 cup sugar 2 tbsp unsalted butter
Ice Cream Combine all ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar completely. Gently fold in candied pecans. Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Refrigerate any remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Serve immediately or store in covered containers in freezer. 47
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