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NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

Photos: Fundraiser for Sunshine Division's Assistance Programs

Under the Stars fundraiser took place on May 18 at the Melody Grand Ballroom ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT


Grains
Don't be fooled. Read the label. Make sure the word "whole" is the very first ingredient listed. "Multi-grain" isn't enough. Just because it looks brown, doesn't mean it's whole grain.
Start kids off right with whole grains, not white bread and white pasta. If they're not used to whole grains, mix them in gradually.
Buy in bulk and stock up during sales. Packets cost more and are often loaded with salt and sugar. Buy brown rice in bulk and mix with white rice if needed to lower cost. Buy whole grain bread on sale and save in the freezer. Health experts* have chosen these ingredients based on an in-depth review of government surveys and tests for nearly 1,200 foods.

Tabouli, a Middle Eastern salad
 

Bulgur and parsley are nutrition superstars and great buys. This delicious salad made with both makes a fantastic lunch and a yummy leftover.
Basic ingredients
1 ½ cups boiled water
1 cup bulgur wheat
2 cups fresh parsley, chopped
1 large tomato, diced

Seasoning
juice from 2 lemons
2 tablespoons oil
¼ teaspoon salt and pepper
pinch of cayenne
pepper or paprika

Tasty toppings
¼ cup cooked garbanzo beans
¼ cup sliced almonds
3 green onions, chopped
¼ cup mint leaves

Preparation:
1. Boil 1 ½ cups of water. Pour boiled water over bulgur in a large bowl. Cover and set aside until soft and chewy, about 30 minutes.
2. In a colander, drain excess liquid from bulgur mixture.
3. Add parsley, tomato and seasoning to bulgur and your choice of toppings.

* recipe by EWG (http://www.ewg.org) a not-for-profit organization that marshals the power of information to protect human health and the environment. In collaboration with: Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters® teaches families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and better nourishment from those foods, as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign.

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