August 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

We hope you are all enjoying your summer! It is almost time for back to school and with the uncertainty if schools will reopen and which model is best suited for kids safety is at question. Many parents are concerned but need to carry on working on a daily basis to continue to provide for their families. There are a few key factors you should start implementing into your schedules to prepare your child for the new school year and this new normal we live in.

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Whether you are squeezing in a summer trip before the kids possibly start school or sending them off to college, keep in mind that as a HCCUA member you can always utilize your Premium Roadside Assistance Benefit provided by Allstate Motor Club. This benefit offers you many advantages when on the road which include:

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Flank Steak with Watermelon Salad

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. chili powder

flank steak

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 c. arugula greens

1/4 c. Chopped red onion

1 c. croutons

2 c. watermelon, cut into chunks

1/2 c. feta

Sea salt (such as Maldon)

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Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. skirt steak, trimmed of fat

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 large lemon

6 c. baby arugula

2 peaches, thinly sliced

1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese or feta

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July 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Being an active person has shown to contribute immensely to your health. Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. No matter your age or current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise especially during these unforeseen times.

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June 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

What does Coronavirus mean to you? How has it affected your life? Everyone has been effected by this pandemic in one way or another. Some have adapted better than others and some are ready for normalcy. As states begin their phases of reopening, the fear of COVID-19 will either encourage people to continue to hunker down, or it will drive others to conquer daily activities during the new normal.  As citizens, we have a social duty to our community to continue following appropriate guidelines. As bothersome as it may seem at times, we need to consider the health and wellness of the greater good.

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Licensed Clinical Counseling

With all the things going on in our daily lives and around the world, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. Research shows that counseling enhances lives whether you’re old or young, male or female, white or black, gay or straight, rich or poor. Your educational background makes no difference either!

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Baked Mushroom Rice

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

45 mins

The oven baked version of the wildly popular Mushroom Rice! The idea behind this recipe is that the mushrooms act as a “lid” over the rice as it bakes, and the mushroom juices drip into the rice – best broth ever! The rice is FLUFFY, garlicky and buttery, and the mushrooms are golden brown and juicy inside. Recipe VIDEO below.

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Cheesy Tex-Mex Cauli Rice

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 c. cauliflower rice

1 tbsp. tomato paste

2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken

1 c. canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1 c. frozen corn, defrosted

1 c. chopped cherry tomatoes

2 jalapeños, thinly sliced

1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro

1 c. shredded Cheddar

1 c. Shredded Monterey Jack

Lime wedges, for serving

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