Find Out What Your Family Can Do to be Prepared for Severe Weather Events that are Becoming More Frequent
Maybe you’ve noticed that number of hurricanes and extreme weather events is growing in frequency and severity. We can debate the cause of this, but the one certainty is that it only takes one storm to change your life and community. In 2016, there were 15 named storms, including seven hurricanes, three of them major. For the 2017 season, the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project is forecasting 11 named storms and 4 hurricanes to develop this year in the Atlantic. This early prediction is just 95% of average hurricane activity, but 2016 predictions turned out to be 135% of average. Consider what Hurricane Matthew brought with an intensity that left more than 1 million people in the dark.
Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. It’s important that everyone learn basic steps to be prepared in case of any emergency, so on May 4th, we have Art Aiello, storm preparedness expert and one of the top generator experts in the nation, available to discuss how new technologies are making it possible to keep life-saving power flowing during even the worst weather. As weather forecasting has improved, Aiello warns that waiting until the last-minute can have consequences. For instance, two days before Hurricane Matthew generators at stores were sold out by noon and grocery store checkout lines were painfully long.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PREPARING FOR EXTREME WEATHER:
Anticipate a disruption in utilities and learn about new and generator technology
Family comes first, so prepare emergency hurricane kit for the family
Think about fuel and portable generator safety
How Generac supports the power of preparation
MARKUS ROTHKRANZ AND CARA BROTMAN - CO-AUTHORS, LOVE ON A PLATE: THE GOURMET UNCOOKBOOK, PLANT-BASED VERSIONS OF THE MOST FAVORITE MEALS IN THE WORLD
LOVE ON A PLATE:
The Gourmet UnCookbook
Plant-Based Versions of the Most Favorite Meals in the World
Your ideas about eating healthy food are about to change forever. What if you could keep eating burgers, mac and cheese, and heal your body instead of killing it? In LOVE ON A PLATE: The Gourmet UnCookbook, Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz feature recipes for many of your favorite foods without using ingredients such as meat, dairy, wheat, sugar or anything unnatural that lead to illness and obesity. These dishes look and taste like the real thing. Better, they are all simple and easy to prepare. As almost sinfully delicious as these recipes are, once you’ve tried them you are almost certain to feel better than you've ever felt in your life.
By feeding your body whole foods such as plants, seeds, and nuts and health oils, you help your body to grow and repair itself. Preparing raw-food meals is as simple as eating vegan is nutritious. Some of the recipes have less than five ingredients and take no time to make.
The basics of raw food are very easy. Never heat anything above 118°F because you kill the life-force in your food, especially the enzymes. In nature, plants dehydrate on hot days. You can still have mac and cheese, but it’s made differently using wheat-free, gluten-free ingredients and every spoonful will still be scrumptious.
LOVE ON A PLATE includes recipes for all your favorite snacks, lunches, dinners and desserts, including potato chips, unTuna Salad, unChicken Tacos, lasagna and wraps. For those looking for delicious soups and salads, unChicken Noodle Soup, Corn Chowder, Kale Salad, Green Crunch Salad, Asian Salad and Tabouli Salad are bursting with flavor and simple-to-prepare dishes.
LOVE ON A PLATE also features delicious, sugar-free, flourless and dairy-free desserts such as Crème Brulée, Chocolate Tacos, Cannoli, Chocolate Mousse, and even ice cream. None of the recipes use bread or pasta. What’s more, none of the recipes are cooked!