Take Back the Kitchen: Spicy Lentils with Grated Beets

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I love leftovers! I made some delicious beet burgers and used the prepared leftover ingredients to make this very simple and flavorful salad. Did I mention how incredibly healthy it is? Serve as a side salad or even as a main dish with some nuts thrown in if you like. Enjoy!
Spicy Lentils with Grated Beets:
1 large beet, peeled, washed and and grated
1 cup cooked green lentils
1 TBS chipotle flavored olive oil or olive oil plus 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium sized bowl, mix the grated beets and the cooked lentils.
Drizzle on the chipotle oil or the olive oil and chipotle powder if you are using it.
Salt and pepper to taste, stir to combine and serve.
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Hurricanes and New York City, Are you Ready?

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The start of Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1st. As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, (May 25-31st) make sure you know what to do if there is a hurricane in your area. There is a free resource you can use for everything you need to know. Make sure to visit Know Your Zone.
Important tips:
• Use NYC’s Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder or call 311 to find out whether your home or business is located in a hurricane evacuation zone.
• Understand hurricane hazards and the steps you can take to prepare.
• Sign up for Notify NYC (https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/). Get the latest emergency information via text, phone, email, fax, Twitter (@NotifyNYC), BlackBerry Messenger, and instant messenger.
Know Your Zone has information about the six hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane and what to do to prepare.
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There is a guide that contains instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm as well as a map of New York City hurricane evacuation zones, you can download it here. http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/ready/hurricane_guide.shtml