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Thursday, August 21, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine The weekend of July 18 was a busy weekend for many Norwalk area girls who spent hours of hard work on ball fields in Kansas City for the USSSA Softball Fastpitch World Series. The girls are all members of the Iowa Outlaws, a competitive tourna- ment team Fastpitch Softball Club. This is a new organization and consists of 8U, 9U, 10U and 12U age groups. The goal for the girls is to gain advanced knowledge of the game and compete at the highest levels and from the results of the USSSA World Series, it is working. The 12U team finished the weekend bringing home the World Series Championship trophy. The 10U team was also extremely successful with the runner-up position. The 9U team brought home the 4th place finish - quite the ac- complishment for a team that has only been together a year. While many of these girls are friends during the day at Oviatt, Lakewood and the Middle School, they have spent countless hours this last year during the evenings and weekends practicing and developing their skills. They are friends during the day and have become sisters in the evening learning the value of teamwork, sports- manship and respect, as well as a love of the game. These girls are a group of ladies that are representing Norwalk on a national level and are doing a phenomenal job! With this solid base, the future looks bright for these 2nd through 6th graders! Way to go, Outlaws! =i =:i:i iii 2014 USSSA 10U C WORLD SERIES NATIONAL 4TH PLACE A Favorite Summer i!i!i!i~i~i!!ii!iii~iii~i!!!iii!::~: 9U team IOU team ~ :7 : :'~i 12U blue team. Photos Dessert Reimagined With (NAPS)---After all the hard work of getting into tip-top shape for the summer sea- son, many folks have a tinge of guilt while they enjoy those traditional picnic dishes. Fortunately for summer foodies everywhere, Liz Weiss, MS, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD--better known as The Meal Makeover Morns--have partnered with the California Avocado Com- mission to put a healthy spin on a summer favorite~..pie. Desserts made with fresh, seasonal produce are a great way to celebrate the summer. With California avocados in season from spring to fall, they are a delicious ingredi- ent for any summer dish, including dessert. The Meal Makeover Morns reimagined the traditional Key Lime Pie and developed a zesty Cali- fornia Avocado Yogurt Key Lime Pie recipe that com- bines limes, creamy Greek yogurt and avocados nestled inside a delicious homemade graham cracker crust. One might not immedi- ately think of avocados as something to use in baking, but the versatile California avocado adds a creamy rich flavor to any recipe. In addi- tion to their consistent qual- ity and exceptional flavor, they also offer an array of nutritional benefits. Cali- fornia avocados are natu- rally sodium and cholesterol free and contain "good" fats (both poly- and monounsat- urated fats), along with nearly 20 vitamins, miner- als and phytonutrients. Since the greatest concentration is in the dark green fruit closest to the peel, The Meal Makeover Moms suggest nicking and peeling the skin from the avocado to get to the most nutrient-rich fruit. To view more of The Meal Makeover Moms' recipes or Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people. Sales & Service since 1966 ~ mm ~ m~j~a ~ [ To seyic.e ouLr srom e--- e" er, we have the 11., I State of the Art Hunter Alignment System. II IAII work is guaranteed by a 12 months/12,000 Miles Warranty. !1 NAPA Auto Center 802 Sunset Drive I Complete Engine Specialist Intake Specialist I The average person falls Norwalk J asleep in seven minutes. (i Try enhancing key lime pie with delicious California avocados. learn about California avo- cados, visit www.California Avocado.com. California Avocado Yogurt Key Lime Pie Serves: 10 Ingredients 2 ripe Fresh California Avocados, quartered, peeled and seeded cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt cup light agave nectar 1 lime, zested tsp. vanilla extract cul$ Hght coconut milk ]4 cup Hme juice 1 envelope unflavored gelatin Graham Cracker Almond Crust (see make-ahead recipe below) Raspberries and light whipped cream, for garnish (optional) instructions 1. Place avocados in the bowl of a food processor with the yogurt, agave, lime zest and vanilla extract; pulse until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Set aside. 2. Place the coconut milk in a small saucepan and bring to low boil. Set aside. Place the llme juice in a large bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice and let stand 1 minute. Gently whisk in the hot coconut milk. Continue California Avocados to whisk until the gelatin completely dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in the avocado mixture until well combined. 3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Carefully transfer to the refrigerator and chill, uncovered, until firm, about 3 hours. Garnish with optional toppings. (Store leftovers in the refrigerator and cover with plastic wrap.) Graham Cracker Almond Crust Ingredients cup unsalted, whole roasted almonds 7 whole graham crackers (14 squares) 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar y, tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 1 egg white Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 2. Place the almonds in the bowl of a food proces- sor and pulse until coarsely ground. Add the graham crackers, sugar and salt and pulse until finely ground. Add the butter and egg white and pulse until evenly moist- ened and combined. 3. Press the crumb mix- ture firmly on the bottom and up the sides of a 9- inch pie plate. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until fra- grant and golden. Cool completely before filling. Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 220; Total Fat 11 g (Sat 2.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 6 g); Cholesterol less than 5 rag; Sodium 100 rag; Potassium 340 rng; Total Carbohydrates 27 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Total Sugars 19 g; Protein 6 g urd . jua , 2m4 , - 0R CALL TOREG6TE