With the holidays coming up, we wanted to wish you all a peaceful, and enriching time with family and friends.
Here is a fun way to share with your loved ones: think of someone who will be at your holiday festivities, and has made an impact on your life. Write them a gratitude letter, then read it to them in person. This exercise will not only set the tone, but will also foster a deeper connection to your loved ones during this time of togetherness.
Take a step back from all of the holiday craziness, and try to remain present and positive when celebrating with family and friends, no matter what they bring to the table.
Happy holidays, see you in 2014!
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Our CEO + Co-Founder, Belinda just threw us a really fun holiday party at The Gutter, a local bowling alley!
Not only did we get 4 lanes to ourselves, and bowled our hearts out, but we were also treated to delicious Venezuelan arepas from a great local restaurant called Caracas Arepa Bar (since the alley is BYOFood).
Move over nachos and fried chicken fingers, we might have found the best bowling food out there!
While we can’t recreate the quality of the arepas that we ordered from Caracas, we can certainly try with help from Maribel Araujo, owner of Caracas, and her executive chef, Ilse Parra.
Click here to woo your tastebuds with this amazingly satisfying dish.
Happy Holidays from all of us on The Butter Beans Team!
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Our Thanksgiving cooking class recipe revolved around seasonal fruit like cranberries, apples and pears.
They loved it!
We created a vibrant and fall colored quinoa salad, and to go alongside it, we simmered down a delicious cranberry chutney. A perfect delight for the senses!
Here’s to celebrating the fall harvest, spending time with family and friends, savoring good food, making memories, and giving back to those who need it the most.
Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: ~60 minutes
- 1 c. cranberries
- 2 c. apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 c. orange juice
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. ginger
- 4 T sugar
Add all of the ingredients into a pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 1 hour, or until all ingredients are soft and the liquid has reduced.
Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!
This morning at 9:30am there will be a national moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
In light of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, here are some ways to help those families in need.
Ann Curry, of NBC News, used Twitter to ask her followers to commit to 20 acts of kindness as a way to pay tribute to the 20 children that were lost in this horrific event. Her fans were so tenderhearted to change it to #26ActsofKindness, including the teachers and school officials that risked their lives to protect the students of Sandy Hook Elementary.
Submit an Evergram post and send your own words of support to help families in their healing process. All posts will be delivered on December 31st to those trying to come to terms with what happened.
Donate to the Newtown Memorial Fund, a long-term foundation that will provide funds to the victims as well as establish academic scholarships in the victims’ names for generations of Newtown students to come.
The United Way has created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to provide assistance with funeral expenses, counseling, and other services.
Photo courtesy of: nbcnews.com/26acts