Purple Corm – A Non-GM Food

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Know About PURPLE CORN (a non GM Variety of Corn) –

The magic of Mother Nature…

 
This magical variety of corn hails from both the high altitudes and low valleys of the Peruvian Andes. The intriguing purple pigments you see here are some of the healthiest in terms of antioxidant power and also hold cancer-fighting abilities, specifically with tumors and colon cancer.

 
Research is showing that the antioxidant pigments of the purple variety increases circulation, contain anti-aging properties, regenerate connective tissues, inhibit and fight cancer, boost the immune system, inhibit obesity, and increase mental performance (among many other health benefits) by simply adding it to one’s regular diet.

 
The Peruvians used purple corn to prepare an ancient drink called Chicha Morada, which consists of boiling purple corn in water with pineapple, cinnamon, and clove to flavor the healthy beverage. This beverage is still made and served in many places around the world to this day.


You can easily find purple corn in Peru and other South American regions when visiting the local merchant stands. You can also find purple corn powder from online “superfood” stores to get these powerful benefits for yourself or simply to experience the memorable & exotic wonders of Purple Corn in your daily smoothies, juices, sauces, or meal.

Entertainment Tip: Alcoholic Party

alcoholic-beverages2Have everyone bring what it takes to make ‘their signature’ drink…. along with a favorite appetizer with enough for everyone. Great experience and great conversation starters. Challenge guests to make a special one-of-a-kind drink if they don’t already have one – and allow people who don’t drink to bring in a special non-alcoholic ‘signature’ drink so they can feel incorporated into the festivities.

Hot Chocolate and Ice Cream Drink

602858_10151396917301425_253932011_nI never in my wildest dreams would have thought to make my favorite cup of hot chocolate and then top it off with a big ole scoop of delicious vanilla ice cream. Top that off with chocolate swirls and you have a messy treat that anyone would love. Serve with a spoon and on a plate with a napkin so it can be truly enjoyed!

White Grape Peach Hawaiian Punch Spritzer

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A delicious white grape spritzer is the perfect drink to bring in the New Year. Frozen fruit serves as yummy ice cubes and the super sour rim just might be sour enough to knock you into 2013.
What you need to make this delicious drink: 6 cans Welch’s white grape peach juice, 1 bottle cold sparkling white grape juice, fruit cocktail that you will freeze into pieces, Hawaiian Punch “singles to go” packets.
Dip the rim of a glass into the Welch’s white grape peach juice and then press the rim down into the Hawaiian Punch powder.
To create the Spritzer: 1. Add a few pieces of frozen fruit to the glass.  2. Fill half of the glass with Welch’s white grape peach juice. 3. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling white grape juice.
Fruit flavored suckers make the perfect stirrers for these Super Sour White Grape Spritzer! If the Hawaiian Punch is too sour on the rim, use sugar instead.

Thanks to Colleen Beckem for this submission!

New Years Coasters

551805_10151167197651727_453366977_nThese are pre-printed coasters that you can just buy in a store but wouldn’t these make a great addition to your new years festivities. Make something similar on a publisher type program on the computer and print on thickest card stock that your printer will print on. Use decoupage to permanently adhere your design to thin pre-cut wooden circles you can get at your local art/craft/hobby store. Your guest can have a nice little keepsake from the turning of the year.