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Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn
©2015 Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman, from: DIY VEGAN: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry. Reprinted with permission from the publisher, St. Martin’s Griffin.

A decadent vegan peanut butter cup popcorn that's sure to please. Fluffy popcorn, in a sweet peanut butter coating, drizzled with a ribbon of dark chocolate. Makes 8 cups.

2 tsp. + 2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup smooth nat. peanut butter
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips






1- Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2- In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine two teaspoons of the coconut oil and the popcorn kernels. Cover the pot and shake it back and forth across the burner to keep the kernels moving. Listen for the popping sound to slow down (3 to 5 minutes) then quickly pour the popcorn into a large bowl.
3- In a small saucepan, melt the remaining two tablespoons coconut oil, the peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt over medium-low heat; stir to combine. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Drizzle the mixture evenly over the popcorn and stir to coat.
4- Spread the popcorn over the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes.
5- Melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler. Drizzle the chocolate over the cooling popcorn. Transfer to the fridge to finish cooling, at least 30 minutes. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

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Famed French Chef Alain Ducasse Removes Meat from the Menu in Paris
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(HNGN) The sales of antibiotics for livestock use has risen in the past few years, raising concerns about the increasing health risk associated with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Although many companies have
promised to cut the use of antibiotics in meat, a new report published by the FDA revealed that antibiotic use in agriculture has actually gone up by 23 percent from 2009 to 2014.

Only 4% of Americans Are Eating Enough Vegetables
(SF GATE) When it comes to eating vegetables, Americans aren't dong much better than your average school kid. Only 4 percent meet their daily required consumption of veggies, according to the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance. And the problem appears to be getting worse: The average consumption of vegetables, which excludes fried potatoes, declined by 6 percent during the past five years. read more...

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