Doctors and Nurses have been working tirelessly to fight the vicious pandemic that has been spreading around the world. Health workers are risking their lives daily and that shouldn’t be taken for granted. As a result, many restaurant chains decided they will be offering tons of free goodies to hospital staffers and emergency responders. These are the little things that warm our hearts.
The first who initiated the idea was Starbucks. CEO Kevin Johnson announced that all the cafés across Canada and the US will be giving free coffee to anyone who identifies themselves as health workers. Even though some branches are now operating as drive-thru locations, free coffees will be given to police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and hospital employees until May 3rd, according to Johnson.
Everyone Can Use A Boost
Another popular chain, Tropical Smoothie Cafe also wanted to help. The CEO Charles Watson announced they will be giving away 100,000 free smoothies. “Our safety is dependent upon the selfless, hard work of our local healthcare workers and first responders and we want to help them in any way we can.” He said.
— Morten Andersen (@GreatDane2544) March 31, 2020
Donuts Giveaway For A Good Cause
Krispy Kreme also joined the good cause. They decided to spread the love and give health workers free boxes of donuts. The first box was given on the National Doctor’s Day, and obviously they were super excited to receive the goodies.
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Hey healthcare pros! You all are incredible. 🥰 As a sweet #THANKYOU for all you’re doing, we’ve got FREE dozens for you on #Mondays from #NationalDoctorsDay 3/30 through #NationalNursesWeek 5/11. 🍩 Click COVID-19 option from the link in our bio for all info! Offer valid for US shops only. #KrispyKreme 📷: cappiern via Twitter
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
The notorious shoe company Crocs also wanted to do their part and help the health workers. Crocs are perfect for hospital staffers because they are easily cleaned and not sticky. The company decided to give away free shoes via their website as a thank you to the health workers. That was a thoughtful way to do it.
Many people love the taste of caramel but are worried about all the sugar most recipes call for. Luckily, there is an alternative! This recipe is delicious, easy to prepare, and doesn’t involve any finicky preparation techniques or sugar. The sauce can be stored in the fridge and added to other desserts at any time!
A Multi-Purpose Treat
This recipe is completely vegan and doesn’t require any cooking. It’s a delicious caramel sauce that can be added to other types of desserts to instantly take them to a whole new level of flavor. Those who like the taste of caramel can pour it over ice cream, cheesecake, add it to smoothies, or use it as a dip for apples and other fruit.
How to Make This Tasty Caramel
As mentioned before, the recipe only requires five ingredients and they are:
- Half a cup of cashew butter
- Three tablespoons of maca powder
- Half a cup of maple syrup
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Half a teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
These ingredients should be enough to fill a ten-ounce jar. The process is simple – put all the ingredients into one medium-sized bowl and whisk very vigorously until all the lumps are gone and all that’s left is a smooth paste. If stored in an airtight jar, the caramel sauce can last a week in the fridge.
The Secret Ingredient
The maca powder is the superfood hiding in this recipe. It’s actually made from a root that’s native to Peru and has been used for cooking and medicinal purposes for a very long time. It has a lot of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and other important nutrients. It has an earthy and nutty flavor that pairs well with many different desserts. As an adaptogen, it has beneficial effects on the adrenal system, mood, metabolism, and much more.