The following events are planned: • Willow Trail Race, Saturday, May 5, Willow River State Park, 1034 Highway A, Hudson. The 20-mile race begins at 7:30 a.m., and the 10-mile race starts at 8 a.m. Information: willowtrailrun.com. • Eau Claire Marathon, Sunday, May 6, Carson Park. The marathon begins at 7:30 a.m.; half marathon, 9:15 a.m.; and 5K run/walk, 9:30 a.m. Information: eauclairemarathon.com. Go to indianheadtc.org for information on other events in west-central Wisconsin
MAY PROGRAMS: The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in May. All sessions will take place at The Healing Place, 2125 Heights Drive, unless otherwise noted. • 5 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Tuesday evening meditation group. • 10 a.m. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
SPECIAL EVENTS • Strong Bodies: Advanced, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 1 to June 26, Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 Sixth St. E., Menomonie. There is no class on Thursday, June 21. Free. Registration: 866-375-7464 by today. • Strong Bodies: Basic, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 1 to June 26, Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 Sixth St. E., Menomonie. There is no class on Thursday, June 21. Free. Registration: 866-375-7464 by
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won’t cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction. It eases cravings without an intense high, allowing patients to work with counselors to rebuild their lives. Federal money is flowing to states to open new methadone clinics
April is National Soyfoods Month, so there is no better time to take a look — and taste — at how tofu and other soy foods can become versatile and healthful additions to your diet. According to a recent news release by The Soyfoods Council, “Soyfoods are affordable, readily available ingredients that make it easy to incorporate plant protein into your favorite recipes. Like other soyfoods that provide approximately 7 to 15 grams of high-quality protein per serving, tofu is a
10-inch sheet pre-made puff pastry 10-oz pkg frozen chopped spinach 6 oz soy mozzarella cheese, grated ¼ cup soy Parmesan cheese 1 small leek, minced, white only 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ C soy milk or as needed Thaw the pastry for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thaw the spinach. Squeeze by handfuls to remove excess water. Combine the spinach, cheese, leek and garlic in a bowl and set aside. Unfold the pastry onto a flat surface and brush with soy milk.
1 C soybeans ½ tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil Cajun spices, to taste Soak beans in water 8 to 12 hours. Be sure to use enough water, as the beans will expand to about 3 cups. Rinse the beans and blot lightly with paper towel. They don’t need to be dry, just not dripping wet with water. Sprinkle olive oil over the beans and toss lightly to coat. Sprinkle salt and Cajun spice over the beans and continue to toss until coated. Spread the beans on a baking sheet in a single layer.
For the Sriracha Baked Tofu: 1 pkg organic, sprouted extra-firm tofu(or firm or extra-firm tofu of choice) Few tablespoons sriracha sauce Few splashes soy sauce Couple dashes garlic powder For the dressing: ¼ C soy sauce or tamari 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (or orange juice) 2 tsp sesame oil1 tsp sriracha For the bowls: Big handful of greens, per serving ½ C cooked brown rice, per serving ½ C cooked edamame, per serving
2 C frozen raspberries 8-oz carton plain soy yogurt 3 Tbsp soft silken tofu ¾ C vanilla soy milk ¼ tsp almond extract 1 Tbsp sugar 1 C chocolate brownie chunks Fresh mint leaves for garnish In a blender, add all ingredients except chocolate chunks and process until smooth. Stir in brownie chunks. Pour into serving glasses. Garnish with fresh mint. Serve immediately. Note: Make favorite brownie recipe and make chunks or buy pre-baked brownie bites. Recipe courtesy
6 C cubed white bread (about six slices of bread) ½ C chopped red pepper ½ C chopped green pepper ¼ C finely chopped yellow onion 2 C soy milk 9 whole eggs ½ tsp black pepper 1 tsp ground mustard ½ tsp sriracha 1½ C shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1⅓ C soyrizo Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cube white bread and place in the greased baking dish. Chop red pepper, green pepper, yellow onion and set aside. Measure the soy milk, eggs,