Don’t Forget the Vegans! At Your Next BBQ, Here’s How You Can Easily Shine As a Host

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSummer is the time to chow down at a good old-fashioned barbecue, especially for the Fourth of July in the United States– but what about the vegans?A new survey examined how the traditional concept of barbecue can accommodate those with meat-free and alternative-diets, and explored the lengths hosts go to in order to cater to guests with dietary restrictions.The survey conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Sabra examined the summer hosting habits and behaviors of 2,000 Americans and discovered that two in five expect to host a guest with dietary restriction this summer. CHECK OUT: How a New Member of Congress Used Toffee to Thaw Frozen Relations Between Democrats and RepublicansFor starters, if you get anxious over hosting vegan guests, then you’re not the only one; the survey results say that 47% of hosts are likely to panic or get nervous during their event planning. Furthermore, men are far more likely than women to stress about pleasing their guests with dietary restrictions (52% versus 40%).While 58% of Americans have a family member who is vegan, vegetarian or both, 71% hope these guests will be fine with a veggie platter and “get by” with what is already offered at a barbecue.Four out of five Americans believe they are accommodating towards those who eat vegan—and the top five go-to dishes that hosts put out to please everyone are salad, grilled vegetables, fruit, corn, and refrigerated or fresh dips like hummus.TOP 10 GO-TO SAFE FOODS FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? SURVEY SAYS…1. Salad 72%2. Grilled vegetables 67%3. Fruit 65%4. Corn 50%5. Refrigerated/fresh dips 46%6. Meatless hamburgers 46%7. Hummus 46%8. Crudite (raw vegetables) 45%9. Crackers 44%10. Meatless hot dogs 38%That being said, these snacks are apparently not enough to please. Over half (52%) of Americans with dietary restrictions admit to bringing their own food to barbecues to make certain that their stomach growls on low volume.LOOK: Supportive Friends Come Together With Wine and Wedding Dresses For ‘Divorce Party’Those over the age of 55 were the least likely to become annoyed at hosting a vegan. Not only that, they largely disagreed with their younger counterparts by reporting that it’s not at all rude to “BYOF (bring your own food).”Of those surveyed with a dietary restriction, half reported feeling judged by their host during a barbecue—and they rated the most common annoying questions that have been posed to them by party-goers who can eat everything.MOST ANNOYING QUESTIONS TO ASK SOMEONE WITH A DIETARY RESTRICTION? SURVEY SAYS…1. Do you get enough protein? – 43%2. Aren’t you hungry all the time? – 43%3. Do you miss foods you can’t eat? – 34%4. Why do you choose to eat this way? – 27%5. Are you trying to lose weight? – 21%The top challenge hosts will face this barbecue season is making sure the food offered is tasty (48%).Next in line for the biggest challenges facing barbecue hosts this year is a tie between providing a variety of options (47%) and making sure guests with restrictive diets have enough food (47%).TOP 9 CHALLENGES FACED BY HOSTS? SURVEY SAYS…1. Making sure the food offered is tasty – 48%2. Providing a variety of options for everyone – 47%3. Making sure guests have enough food to eat – 47%4. Knowing what a guest with a dietary restriction can or can’t have – 45%5. Making sure vegan options can be enjoyed by all – 42%6. Knowing how to cook food items that they aren’t used to cooking – 38%7. Making sure cross-contamination doesn’t occur – 31%8. Buying more than initially expected – 29%9. Confusing the vegan hamburgers with the real ones – 22%That being said, both hosts and those with dietary restrictions are happy to see hummus on the menu at a barbecue. More than 70% of barbecue hosts and guests with restrictive diets say they would be happy to see hummus on the menu – and more than 46% say that they already put it out on the picnic table.MORE: What You Never Learned About Fiber and Why It May Be Exactly What You Need for Stubborn AilmentsSabra, a manufacturer of hummus, is kicking off the busy summer barbecue season by coming to the rescue of panicked barbecue hosts nationwide. They can call 1-866-Code-Vegan or visit for recipes, inspiration and, while supplies last, free Vegan Rescue Kits featuring vegan recipes for barbecue flatbread, product coupons, and quirky laptop stickers all designed to remind vegans and meat-lovers alike that the answer to your menu challenges is likely already in your fridge.Be Sure And Share The Helpful Hints With Your Fellow Party Hosts On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Staff Judge Advocate

first_img(609) 754-20102901 Falcon LaneMost legal assistance is provided by the Joint Base Judge Advocate for all branches of service on McGuire. Attorneys provide legal advice in connection with personal civil legal matters to support and sustain command effectiveness and readiness.Eligible beneficiaries of legal assistance include members of the armed forces who are on active duty, reservists on federal active duty under Title 10 United States Code, retirees, and dependents. If you do not fall into one of the listed categories please call the legal office in order to determine eligibility.Legal services provided include, but are not limited to, wills, notaries, advanced medial directives, powers of attorney, domestic relations, adoption, Service Members’ Civil Relief Act, consumer affairs, and landlord-tenant issues. The legal office does not advise on civilian criminal matters or matters that have the potential to involve the client in adverse actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. For matters that involve adverse administrative or UCMJ action the member should receive legal assistance from the appropriate military defense counsel. The Air Force Area Defense Counsel can be reached at 754-2349. The Army Trial Defense Services’ office can be reached at (609) 562-3075.The Army provides specific “gap” services that are not provided for by the Air Force legal assistance office or the Army Defense Counsel, Building 5631, Baltimore Street on Dix, by appointment only. The POC for these Army services is Evelyn Perez, (609) 562-578. Their hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The McGuire Legal Office hours of operation for legal assistance matters are by appointment only on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Walk-in legal assistance hours are Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m. Notaries and power of attorney services are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exception of Thursday, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., and Friday, 7:30 to 9 a.m.last_img read more

House ties up loose ends before final stretch

first_imgby Nat Rudarakanchana May 12, 2013 The Vermont House voted on three minor legislative changes before breaking for the weekend; theyll return to wrap up business on Monday and Tuesday.House Judiciary Chair Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg, tweaked an omnibus opiate bill to ensure that hashish is treated similarly to marijuana, regarding criminal consequences for possessing over 5 grams of hash, which is equivalent to two ounces of marijuana.Lippert said he noticed that recently approved Senate legislation didnt provide increasingly harsher penalties for higher amounts of hashish. Under that legislation, he said, someone could possess a ton or a kilo of hashish and still face only a misdemeanor charge.Under current marijuana decriminalization legislation, possession of an ounce of pot results in a civil fine. Possessing an ounce to two ounces is a criminal misdemeanor, while possessing more than two ounces is a felony.Lippert amended the bill, with the support of the House floor, to ensure that between 5 and 10 grams of hash results in a misdemeanor charge, and that over 10 grams of hash results in a felony charge.The amendment couldnt be attached to the marijuana decriminalization bill, its natural home, because there wasnt enough time left in the legislative calendar, said Lippert. Since House Republicans refused to suspend procedural rules to allow enough time for the amendment, they had to tack it onto the omnibus opiate bill.Another minor amendment came to agricultural legislation. The amendment allowed temporary agricultural workers here under a federal H-2A visa to avoid taxes levied by the state, quietly imposed in 2008, but not widely known about until 2012 and in some cases, February 2013.State and federal notices requested back taxes from 2008, too, surprising many farmers, according to Sen. David Zuckerman, P-Chittenden.Zuckerman said the taxes were imposed without enough advance notice in the first place, and could deter sorely needed foreign workers from returning to Vermont and working on apple orchards or in other key agricultural areas.There are fewer than 500 H-2A workers in Vermont, according to a fiscal note from the Joint Fiscal Office.U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has tried and failed for years to extend the H-2A visa program to dairy farm workers, who are currently excluded under the federal program.The opiate bill was also amended to compel more frequent checks by doctors of the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, which tracks the prescribing and distribution of drugs prone to abuse.The Senate allowed the Department of Health more flexibility to set how often doctors could check the database, leading to the policy disagreement.last_img read more

Residents show support for Abrahams family

first_imgBonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum chairperson, Judith Kennedy, addressed the crowd who gathered for a vigil outside the Abrahams family home in Jasmine Street. The Bonteheuwel community gathered outside the Abrahams family home on Thursday August 4, in a show of unity against gang violence and to pray for their recovery.The Abrahams family – mother Shireen, father Mahdi, and sons Ebrahim, 22, Moeneer, 19, and Masood, 14 – were on their way home on Wednesday August 3, when a gunman shot at their vehicle, leaving Ms Abrahams and Masood in a critical condition in hospital.Police believe the hit on the family was a case of mistaken identity.The family is well-known and loved by the community. Mr Abrahams is an imam at the Bonteheuwel mosque.Bishop Lavis SAPS spokesperson, Captain Marie Louw, said the driver of the family’s car made way for another car to pass them, when a passenger in the other vehicle (a black VW Polo) got out and started shooting at their car, on the corner of Juniper and Jasmine streets, at 10.20pm.“The mother (Shireen) was hit by a bullet in the mouth, neck and side of her body. Masood was shot on the left side of his face and right side of his shoulder and his left knee. Ebrahim was shot in his stomach, Moeneer was shot through his left side finger and the father (Mahdi) sustained a bullet wound to his left arm,” Captain Louw said.The black Polo was later found in Rooihout Street, Bonteheuwel. The car was stolen in Delft last month.At a vigil arranged by the Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum (JPF) and religious institutions in the area, on Thursday August 4, many neighbours could not contain their emotions.Addressing the crowd, Moulana Fagmie Salie said Ms Abrahams is a hard-working woman.“She is the pillar of her family, and we all know that when something bad happens to a mother, it affects us all. It is beautiful to see how many came out tonight. May the Almighty keep us united. We are a community standing together for justice. We have already shown what unity can bring us in the 1980s, when we fought against an unjust system. With this kind of unity, we can clean Bonteheuwel from gangsterism with love and peace,” Mr Salie said.Yusuf Cassiem, JPF member, told the crowd that they must come out in their thousands to support this cause, “just like we came out in the thousands yesterday to vote”. He also urged people to report any information they have to the police.Judith Kennedy, chairperson of the JPF, thanked everybody for their attendance.“I cannot fathom how this could happen to a family. We are in Women’s Month, and it is usually the women who drive causes here in Bonteheuwel, and it is sad that a mother had to go through this during this time. “I am very happy to see all the men here tonight. For the gang violence to stop, we have to take a stand. And peace is possible, it just depends on all of us,” Ms Kennedy said.Mr Abrahams’ brother, Abdul Azies Abrahams, also thanked the community for their support and prayers. When he described the kind of damages the bullets left on his brother’s family, many in the crowd could be heard crying.Mr Abrahams added: “I too, cannot believe that this has happened to them. It seems like they were at the wrong place at the wrong time. For too long our community has suffered because of gang violence, we have to take our community back. Let us mobilise against this scourge that’s tearing our community apart.”Bishop Lavis Community Pol-ice Forum chairperson, Graham Lindhorst, said: “This is a very religious family. They are innocent. It was a case of mistaken identity. “The community is fed up with the shooting in the area and are in shock. “They are not happy at all and this incident just added fuel to the fire.”last_img read more

Full Audio: Decision 2018 Forum With Micciche And Gillham

For the full audio: Senator Peter Micciche and Write-in candidate Ron Gillham joined hosts Jennifer Williams and Karen McGahan. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KSRM hosted a live-forum with the two candidates running for the District O Senate seat on KSRM 920AM, on Wednesday. The full audio is also available on the KSRM mobile app- You will find it archived under ‘podcasts’