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The Coolest Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Submitted by Edmonton Public Library

Written by Caroline Land

Weather forecasters are predicting a hot summer in Edmonton. Looking for ways to beat the heat? Check out EPL's collection of cookbooks for desserts that can help keep you cool all summer long. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! These are perennial favourites and go down easy on hot summer days:

Icebox Desserts Go beyond ice cream with these ideas for cool parfaits, mousses, puddings, and more. I bet your grandparents' iceboxes never looked like this!

 

People's Pops Think that popsicles are just for kids? Think again! Check out some of New York City's hottest pops in this book from Brooklyn's People's Pops.

 

Pops! Do you like your pops chocolatey? Maybe fruit-flavoured pops are more your thing. Pops! promises icy treats for everyone, no matter what your taste preferences are.

 

Paletas Add a Mexican twist to your popsicles and treats with this book of recipes for paletas and other icy delights.

 

The Vegan Scoop Looking for a vegan alternative to ice cream? Try The Vegan Scoop for some ideas!

 

After you've eaten your ice cream and you need a break from the sun, drop by any of our air conditioned locations to check out even more books and cool off for even for longer!

For the full article and more information about EPL, please visit: https://www.epl.ca/blogs/post/the-coolest-recipes-to-beat-the-summer-heat/

Raw-Tella Spread

August 7th, 2016

Submitted by: Amy-Jean Taylor

1 cup raw hazelnuts – significant amount of protein, fiber, iron, phosphorus, Vitamins B1, B2, C, E, A and folate

½ cup raw Agave Nectar/Syrup- alternative to your refined sugars – as it contains a fiber called inulin with a low impact on the blood sugar level - helping feel full longer

¼ cup raw cacao powder – Super Food high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, calcium & magnesium

1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt - necessary for our brain function, and for balancing our systems. Celtic sea salt – hand-harvested and dried slowly under the Brittany sun--- is among the most nutritious, containing more than 80 minerals, including calcium

½ teaspoon raw vanilla bean powder - contains small amounts of the B-complex groups of vitamins which help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism.

All ingredients are raw and 0rganic for optimum health benefits!

Place hazelnuts in processor and grind into flour like consistency.

Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth

Keeps for 3 days in the fridge –3 weeks in the freezer.

Contact Amy-Jean at: www.rawcuisineandlifestyle.com;  Facebook: Raw Cuisine and Lifestyle or Twitter: @rawcuisine

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