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Karam's Fit Meal Plans

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Lebanese cuisine has made its way across the world and has been a big part of Portland food scene. Karam Lebanese Deli and Catering (Karam LDC) is a family run business where the entire Karam family all work together with passion to provide quality Mediterranean food. Tony and Emilien Karam, the owners of Karam LDC have been providing authentic Lebanese food to Portland and Beaverton area for more than 30 years. Tony and Emelien opened Karam Lebanese Deli and Catering with a unique deli setting that offers in-house seating and catering. At Karam LDC, you can order off the menu...

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Why Raw Honey is Better than Pasteurized?

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History of Raw Honey Wild honey has been a natural living human food for thousands of years. First human consumption of wild raw honey dates back to early cave painting discovered in Spain over 8000 years ago. Many primitive civilizations understood the medicinal benefits of wild raw honey and have been harvesting raw honey from wild beehives for thousands of years. Wild honey was recorded in ancient biblical, Greek, Egyptian, Chinese texts as well as mentioned throughout ages by many naturalists and pioneers of western medicine for medicinal benefits. Wild honey, bee pollen, propolis were used as a natural medicine...

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Wild Wild West Raw Honey - Nature's Gift to Our Health

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Many folks who frequent local farmers' market would know J and his Boyco Foods raw honeys well. J has been one of the most knowledgeable bee keepers in Oregon and Washington since year 1983. He is passionate about bee keeping and able to talk for hours about bees and honey. Indeed, managing and moving thousands of bee hives every week is no easy task. J has thousands of bee hives to move between fields during the week and still has to drag himself to Portland Farmers' Market at PSU on every Saturday. He just never gets tired when it comes to anything about...

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One of Best Lebanese Dessert Shops in Portland 🇱🇧

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I used to live near the Little Arabia of Chicago when I was a graduate student. Chicago’s winter was brutal and harsh. Life was not easy when things were stressful. I used to buy a tray of baklavas and a pack of Pepsi Cokes to cope with stress when I had to. I know it was a lot of sugar but that was also a lot of stress. Baklava is a delicious, rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo dough filled with various nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It can be found in cuisines...

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Oyatsupan Bakers Brings Traditional Japanese Baking Online 🇯🇵

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Portland had one of the worst winters this year - schools closed, businesses slowed, and traffic was jammed. However, Oyatsupan Bakers, a traditional Japanese bakery located in Beaverton, Oregon, was busier than usual even during a few snowy afternoons. They were able to unload 800 pastries within a couple hours. That's a lot of tasty breads. They don’t have a magical spell to control regional weather but they do have a secret weapon to keep their foot traffic up – the craftsmanship baking process. Mr. Hiro Horie, executive baker and owner of the bakery, started Oyatsupan Bakers after 27 years...

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