Black Beans & Vegetable Rice

Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the (Chickpea) garbanzo beans well, leaving some lumps for texture, (They should not be pureed). Stir together first eight ingredients in a large bowl, until blended. Add chopped pear (or apple), and pecans gently to coat. Arrange on Romaine Lettuce leaves or assemble into sandwiches. Serves 4.
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Event: A Matter of Life & Death

Please join us for an evening of Health Awareness Enlightenment and Education as we strive to help reduce Cardiovascular Disease. Presented by Taking Effective Action, Inc., in partnership with: Love A.M.E. Church, New Beginnings Community Church, and Cornerstone New Life Ministries.
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Strawberries

The strawberry, a member of the rose family, is unique in that it is the only fruit with seeds on the outside rather than the inside. Strawberries have been known since the time of the Greeks and Romans and cultivation of strawberries began in 1624. This familiar fruit is usually available fresh year round with a peak from April to July.
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Tomato Spice Cake

In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt. Thoroughly mix tomato sauce and soda in small bowl; add to flour mixture. Stir in egg substitute, oil, nuts, raisins and fruit juice; mix well.
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Chickpea Apple and Pecan Salad

Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the (Chickpea) garbanzo beans well, leaving some lumps for texture, (They should not be pureed). Stir together first eight ingredients in a large bowl, until blended. Add chopped pear (or apple), and pecans gently to coat. Arrange on Romaine Lettuce leaves or assemble into sandwiches. Serves 4.
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