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Portola Reporter Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7A Food that is tasty and healthy Debra Moore vegetables and tofu. cheesecake with fresh Staff Writer Harris said pancit is now a strawberries. dmoore@plumasnews.com go-to meal for her family. She The ingredients for the described it as not only meal were provided by Yoga mats gave way to gluten free and vegan, but Quincy Natural Foods, its folding chairs as more than also "very fresh and verysister store Feather River 60 people packed the exercise delicious." Food Co-op in Portola, room at Feather River In addition to Safeway and Sav-Mor. All of Fitness in Quincy for a health demonstrating the stir-fry in the ingredients for the dishes cooking demonstration, front of the group, can be found locally. Registered dietitian Nina Huddleston showed attendees As attendees finished their Harris organized the Feb. 23 how to make spring rolls,meal, Harris played a short event and featured foods Following the cooking video about making healthy prepared by Cynthia demonstration a meal of red food choices, especially when Huddleston, who shared quinoa tortilla soup, freshly confronted with a fast-food dishes from her Philippine made bread, spring rolls,menu. heritage, cabbage salad, the pancit and Harris promotes a "Your life will be changed," cabbage salad was served,plant-based diet for optimum Harris told the crowd, as Diners also sampled peanut health. For information Huddleston prepared the and cheese sauces and about upcoming events or pancit sotanghon, a noodle enjoyed two desserts, more recipes, contact Harris dish featuring stir-fried including a dairy-free at 283-1512. Pancit Sotanghon Recipe by Cynthia Huddleston One 8-12 oz. package dried thin mung bean noodles or rice noodles Place the noodles in a large bowl and cover with lukewarm water. When soft, cut noodles with a scissor to 2 inches, drain and set aside. 1/4 cup olive oil One small onion, diced Two cloves garlic, minced One 16-ounce extra firm tofu, drained and cut in strips Chili powder or vegetable broth powder or Bills Best Chick'nish Heat o~1 in a wok, saut~ onion and garlic then add tofu strips, season with chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir frequently until tofu is cooked and light brown. Transfer to a serving plate and set aside. One small Napa cabbage, or bok choy chopped Two medium carrots, thinly sliced 1/4 lb. snow peas, cut in half 1/4-plus cup Bragg Liquid Aminos or Coconut Aminos Note: You may use a variety of vegetables, about 4 to 6 cups Using the same wok, stir-fry the vegetables with a small amount of olive oil, season with a little bit of salt and Bragg Liquid Aminos. Transfer vegetables with tofu. In the same wok, pour two cups of water, add Bragg, add any liquid from the vegetables. Bring to a boil then put in drained noodles, add more water if needed. Gently toss until the noodles absorb the liquid. Add in the st r-fried vegetables and tofu. Toss and sprinkle with ground pepper and cook for another three minutes. Transfer to a serving dish. Nina Harris prepares cups of soup for the roughly 60 people who attended a cooking demonstration and dinner that she organized last week. Her red quinoa tortilla soup topped with fresh avocado and was a tasty part of the evening's meal. Photos by Debra Moore r 1 red onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and black pepper R Red Quinoa Tortilla Soup ecipe adapted by Nine Harris from realsimple.com 8 cups vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 cup uncooked red quinoa, rinsed .1 15.5 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed 1 cup frozen corn 3 tomatoes, chopped In a large pot heat the oil then add the onion, garlic, 112 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the broth, quinoa, chili powder, paprika and cumin. Reduce heat and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the garbanzos, corn and tomatoes. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add fresh juice of one large lime or lemon. Serve the soup topped with 112 cup chopped cilantro, diced avocado and tortilla chips. i Sign M. Kate WesI Staff Writer chesternews@plumasnews'cm The 18th annual Lake Almanor Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, in the Chester Park. This will be the fifth year the Rotary Club of Chester has sponsored the popular crafters' event. The craft fair averages 55 booths ofjuried, handcrafted items. Touring guests can expect to view pottery, woodworking, specialty foods, jewelry, rugs, scented soaps, quilts, photography and many forms of fine art. The fair also features an on-site food booth provided by the volunteer board of directors of the Almanor Recreation and Park District. According to Rotarian and event chairman Cheri McIntire, now is not too soon to register for the May event. Applications may be requested via lakealmanormem0rialdaycraftfa ir@yahoo.com. "Memorial Day weekend in the mountains can keep us guessing about the weather but we will continue to have an outstanding variety of crafters come rain or shine. "We will have our traditional Corning Oil and many other favorites will be returning," McIntire said. ila ir She said Rotary is always proceeds go to support youth looking for new and unique programs, the limnology handcrafters, program at Chester High School, "Calls are already coming in the Rotary Youth Leadership and two are very different than , Academy and our new ever before. One weaves her own leadership academy for cloth and makes her product eighth-grade students. from that and the other is a "Rotary also provides a unique woodworker, clothes closet at Chester "If you are a new crafter this Elementary School for children is an excellent show to begin who may get wet in snow or rain with as the vendors in this show or have an accident We have are really kind about helping sweat suits and socks and out. underwear, inside and out "Additionally, the Rotary Club clothing to warm the child. really values their vendors and "We do reading in understands that without the kindergarten and fund the Dr. vendors there is no craft fair," Suess Reading Across America McIntire said. program. She said she speaks from "If you haven't been to the experience as each year at the : show for a while, please come on close of the weekend the vendors down. 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