Monday, March 28

Posted: Updated: March Job Fair will be hosting a job fair today, Monday, March 28th at the Hilton Phoenix Airport. Over 2000 jobs are available from different industries. Jobs that are available range from customer service, sales, technology, healthcare, business operations, administrative, non-profit, and retail
Forty plus companies will be there like The Hertz Corporation,State Farm, On Trac, Vanguard to name a few.

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Some of the companies who will be there:
The Hertz Corporation
State Farm
Enterprise Holdings
Cruise America
Leslie's Pools
Canyon State Institute Job Fair
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hilton, Phoenix Airport
2435 S 47th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

AzMERIT Testing
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Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival

The Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival will take place Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Town Peoria and Osuna Park at 83rd and Grand Avenue. Arts, music, dance performances, family activities and more take over the streets of downtown Peoria. 

The city of Peoria and Peoria Unified School District continue their partnership to bring a celebration of the arts with the Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival presented by SkyZone on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Town Peoria and Osuna Park at 83rd and Grand Avenue. 

Students will exhibit their artwork and perform dance routines, theater acts, choir performances and band concerts. Guests can also watch ceramics demonstrations, enjoy the kid’s zone, shop the craft vendors and take part in a charity silent auction.  The silent auction features one-of-a-kind painted, designed or artistic chairs, created by artists and local groups.  Additionally, there will be a "Chalk Zone" where children can do sidewalk chalk drawings.  A variety of food trucks will be available for foods and refreshments.  Some of the activities may require a small fee.  

In addition, the Peoria Police Department will announce the winners of the students who participated in the Anti-Bullying Art Contest. The theme of this year's contest was "#ThinkTwiceBeforeYouType." Peoria Unified School District students in 3rd to 12th grade created various artwork or photographs to depict the theme.   
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center is unveiling the mini-University of Phoenix Stadium that will be part of the Miniland Attraction at LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

The grand unveiling of a massive, 367-pound University of Phoenix Stadium LEGO® model is slated for 10 am Monday, March 28 at University of Phoenix Stadium complete with cheerleaders and Big Red to commemorate the occasion. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona's Master Model Builders and two other Master Builders from LEGOLAND California will be in attendance to speak about the LEGO model and design as members of the media and a handful of children, capture first glimpses of the LEGO model. Crafted from more than 30,000 LEGO® bricks, the structure stands 5'x3'x2' and took 566 hours to design and build.
Grand Opening April 22 at 10 a.m. 

University of Phoenix
1 Cardinal Drive
Glendale, AZ 85305 

Motivation Monday: Balateez at COR!

It's Motivation Monday, it's a fun new class starting up at COR! It's called Balateez...basically a mix of Ballet / Pilates and a killer workout! Celebrities are also doing this workout. It's taking "ballet barre" to a whole new level. We're taking classical ballet movements, but adding more cardio based routines with weights, resistance bands, bungees and balls...along with incorporating mat Pilates to dance and hip hop. It tightens, tones, lengthens and lifts your muscles like those of ballerinas; while increasing balance, cardio vascular work and coordination. This class is great for ex dancers, beginners, weight lifters...pretty much anyone looking for a great workout that will make you sweat and shake.

Balateez is a low impact method of body conditioning which sculpts the body by combining Pilates Mat principles and Ballet Techniques at the Barre. It enables the body to achieve optimal strength and ease of movement, mobilizes the joints, articulates the spine and increases range of motion, balance and coordination. Balateez is perfect for those who desire to achieve the look, strength, flexibility, and aesthetic appeal of a graceful dancer's physique, as well as improve the body's ability to achieve optimal results for any sport or practice. Balateez allows one's sense of grace through movement to emerge, improves upon one's athletic strength and agility, lengthens and tones the muscles, and increases the body's resilience and ability to fight against injury.

A new, cutting edge boutique fitness studio in Scottsdale that has completely reinvented what it means to "go to the gym." COR integrates Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Barre and more with creatively crazy signature fitness classes that will never have you bored. COR gives clients the opportunity to mix it up with heart-pumping workouts and the ability strengthen your core, build muscle, and calm your mind all in the same place.
For class descriptions or to sign up for a class at COR visit The first class is free.

6990 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 124, Scottsdale, AZ 
Located in Scottsdale at Shea and 70th
Phone Number:  480-389-1504    

Leftover Eggs

What to do with Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs:
    -What to do with all those leftover hard boiled eggs - Hickman's favorite recipes such as egg salad, etc.
    -Top favorite deviled egg recipes from our recent deviled egg recipe contest



2 chicken breasts chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 T red wine vinegar
1 T soy sauce
1 T oil
4 slices bacon chopped
16 cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 endive julienned
1 avocado chopped
4 hard-boiled eggs
6 oz. blue cheese
1 head butter lettuce
1 clove garlic minced
¼ c red wine vin
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1 dash hot sauce
Pinch salt
1/8tsp pepper
1/4c oil (I prefer grapes or vegetable oil for this specific dressing)
1 T chives


Prepare chicken marinade by combining garlic, red wine vinegar and soy sauce. Place raw chopped chicken in marinade at least 30 minutes, up to overnight. To cook, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook chicken in batches, stirring occasionally until caramelized on the outside and cooked through (approx. 6 to 8 min per batch).
Fry and drain bacon.
Chop tomatoes.
Julienne endive.
Chop avocado.
Chop eggs.
Crumble cheese.
Wash and separate lettuce leaves.
Prepare dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a jar and shaking.
Assemble wraps by combining all ingredients into lettuce leaves and serve.

Hickman's Family Farms Pepper Pots 


2 Bell peppers halved with seeds removed.
1 ½ cups diced hard boiled eggs
1 ½ TBSP Sour cream,
Cayenne pepper to taste
3 tsp. Fresh squeezed lime juice
Sprinkle of Parsley

Use non-stick spray on cookie sheet, cut bottoms of peppers to sit level and core out the middle and remove seeds. 
In mixing bowl, combine and mix all ingredients, except parsley.
Fill mixture to top of peppers and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes depending on oven. Remove from oven and dust with parsley. 

*This recipe is fridge friendly. You can use mayo or sour cream and add any leafy greens and desired grated cheese, or other veggies. 
Hickman's Family Farms:

Mad Greens Restaurant at Tempe Marketplace

Savor the flavor of eating right." That's the mantra of National Nutrition Month. The MAD Greens restaurant at Tempe Marketplace, which recently opened at the shopping center, is taking the theme one step further to help people looking for healthier options.   

At MAD Greens, eating better is more than just a casual phrase or a healthy meal. It's a way of life. It's a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients straight from area farms, bakeries, and dairies. And it's about preparing everything in-house, and making things from scratch because that's the way food should be made. 

With an "Eat Better" food philosophy, MAD Greens offers diners a chance to nourish their bodies with healthy, fast and fresh food, ranging from salads and wraps to fresh juices and soups. MAD Greens is also transparent with its nutritional value, publishing an online nutrition calculator which helps customers who are counting calories plan their meals in advance. At MAD Greens, convenience doesn't mean compromise, as the restaurant prides itself on offering a wide selection of food choices to help people make better dining decisions without sacrificing taste. 

A perfect example of MAD Green's approach is its new Health Nut Salad, which is a protein power blast in a bowl. Available only in Arizona, the delicious creation starts with tasty tofu grilled after being infused in a Piri Piri marinade and then tossed with spinach, edamame, egg, carrots and sunflower seeds topped with a Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette. 

MAD Greens has developed a few tips to help everyone make smarter choices during National Nutrition Month. Among them: 

Feel fuller, faster
By opting for ingredients like tofu, eggs or spinach, you're getting a hefty dose of protein and fiber which helps you fill fuller while giving you energy to power through your day.

Add fat in moderation
Make your ingredients count by opting for nuts like almonds, peanuts or pecans. Even though they add calories, they add important nutrients while adding depth of flavor and a satisfying crunch to help you feel fuller, faster. Remember: a little goes a long way.

Use an oil-based salad dressing
Why? Nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble, which means your body can't absorb and use them without some fat present. This means using fat-free dressing can actually have the opposite effect. Research shows unsaturated fatty acids can also help melt belly fat and make salads more filling.

Don't forget the herbs or spices
Herbs or spices are a great way to give your salads a punch of flavor without the calories. Plus, the more flavorful your salad naturally is, the             fewer high-calorie ingredients you'll need to add to amp up the taste.                    

Salads don't have to be just leafy greens
Experiment with grains to add texture, nutrients and flavor. Quinoa for example gives you a nutritious, protein-packed boost to keep you fuller, longer.

March is Natural Nutrition Month
MAD Greens Restaurant at Tempe Marketplace, 
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, suite 1215, 
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Eight Jobs that Hurt your Heart

According to a CNN Health report, scientists presenting their work at the American Heart Association conference on Tuesday found that people in some professions tend to have less healthy habits than others.

To figure this out, researchers looked at seven health habits of 5,566 people over age 45 who did not have a history of heart disease or stroke. Known as "Life's Simple 7" they include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, fitness levels, diet, smoking and obesity. Here are eight professions that seem to be a challenge for your heart (and your waistline).

(Early) death of a sales (man)
The great majority of salespeople in this study seem to be selling their health short, with 68% having poor eating habits and 69% with cholesterol levels bad enough that they'll likely get a lecture from their doctor.

Take a memo
Administrative support staff seem to be skipping the gym and they did not have "ideal" levels of physical activity. With only 20.8% of Americans meeting the physical activity guidelines, they certainly are not alone.

Uniform(ly) bad
The people who keep us safe are failing to protect their hearts. Many fire and police departments have fitness standards, but 90% of police and firefighters in the study were obese or overweight, 77% had high cholesterol and 35% had high blood pressure.

Moving on up
Transportation/material movers tread a dangerous road. While the greater majority of Americans have stopped smoking, these professionals haven't kicked the habit yet. Nearly a quarter smoke, making them the profession that smokes the most of all the jobs studied.

Stop sampling the merchandise
It's got to be hard working around all that food. It turns out people who work with food may give into temptation too much; 79% in this study had poor diets.

Health mischief managed
The proverbial fat cats need a different name. The healthiest professionals in this study are managers. Professionals like doctors and lawyers do better, too. They hit the gym fairly regularly and 75% are considered at least moderately active. One-third had ideal body mass. And rarely will you find a manager standing outside the office with the smokers, as only 6% smoke. The one set of managers and professionals that doesn't fare as well are people in finance and business. They eat poorly. Maybe the Great Recession made them stress eaters.

Banner University Medical Center Heart Center