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12 Thursday, July 24, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Food, Health and Fitness ? !3 !!ii00 Classic dessert is simply sweet With their bold flavors and basic ingredients, Span- ish and Mexican foods are increasing in popularity throughout the United States. We're all familiar with burritos and enchiladas, and even dishes like gazpacho - a spicy cold vegetable soup - are be- coming more common. But the sweet side of these cuisines is an equally delicious area to explore. Flan, a silky baked custard, is a tradi- tional dessert made memorable by flavors like cinnamon and vanilla which are indigenous to Spain and Mexico. For tradition with a new twist, try Classic Honey Flan. This simple, creamy custard is bathed with the warmth of golden honey. With just five ingredients, you can whip up what's sure to become a new family favorite. Simply combine eggs, milk, honey, vanilla and a dash of cinnamon. In only 10 minutes, Classic Honey Flan is ready for baking. Honey adds its wholesome, subtle sweetness to this recipe without adding fat. Honey is easy to use and even easier to store. Re- member to keep honey at room temperature, not in the refrigerator. Honey may crystallize over time, but don't worry. Simply place the jar in a warm water bath and stir until crystals dissolve or microwave it stirring ev- er 30 seconds. Be care- ful not to boil or scorch the honey. Classic Honey Flan is the ideal dessert for any occasion- dinner for two, a family dessert or any special event. Enjoy twice the servings by simply doubling the recipe. And this versatile dessert can be served warm right from oven, or cool from the refrigerator any time during the week. Classic Honey Flan 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups 2percent low-fat milk 1/2 cup honey, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Combine eggs, milk, 1/4 cup honey and vanilla. Beat until mixed but not foamy. Combine remaining honey and cinnamon; mix well. Place four 6-ounce custard cups in and 8-inch square baking dish. Spoon one tablespoon honey cinnamon mixture into each custard cup; divide egg mixture into custard cups. Place baking dish on middle shelf of oven; pour boiling water into baking dish around custard cups to a depth of one inch. Bake at 325 degrees, 30-45 minutes or until knife blade inserted near center .comes out clean. Serve warm or cold. Loosen edges of individual custards with a spatula or knife; invert onto dessert plates. Makes 4 servings. Nutrients per serving: Calories 229 (21percent calories from fat); total fat 6G; protein 8G; carbohydrates 4013; cholesterol 166 mg; sodium 94rag; dietary fiber .5G. "Meet Summit Family Healthcare staff" (It's the patient that counts) by L. H. Stronach, Gazette Staff "What do I see myself doing five,10 or 15 years from now?" Hopefully, being a physician assistant providing health care here at Summit Family Healthcare," was Certified Medical Assistant Ed Kelly's response. It's taking a long time working full-time and taking courses, but one can sense Kelly's determination that he will reach his goal to provide for his family and have a career that will "keep him challenged and interested." Kelly's work life began in construction where he assisted in building tennis courts and running tracks. He enjoyed the work and had just begun training for a foreman position when he injured his knee. Consequently, he was literally forced into re-thinking his future work life. "I discovered I needed to retrain in a career that would provide for my family and keep me interested. So, I chose to pursue a career physician assisting." Kelly 28, was born in Buffalo, N. Y. He's the youngest of three boys who spent a lot of time family camping. They traveled throughout Canada, New York, Pennsylvania and numerous visits to Niagra Falls, beginning with the tent camping, then progressing to campers, trailers and ultimately a motor home. "We always had great fun!" His parents had moved to Las Vegas in 1986 and they finally tired of the hustle and bustle. In 1991 they decided to move to Pahrump. "My folks moved here; I followed." The Kelly family is completed with wife Teri, who works at Mountain View and their two sons; Justin, 6, soon to he a first grader, and Kyle, 19 months. Kelly's hobbies include spending time with his family. He enjoys activities like swimming in his pool. "I have great fun cooking on the grill and fishing, as well as boating at Panguitch Lake and the Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah." After his knee injury Kelly, who admits making an unwise decision when leaving high school before he graduated, got his GED. Then he enrolled in the Education Dynamics" Institute where he received his certification as a Medical Assistant. Later, he returned to do additional training as a phlebotomist. In 1994, he did his externship at Family Emergency Medical. From 1994-95 he worked for Rainbow Medical Urgent Care Center in Las Vegas. In 1996 he returned to work at Summit Family Healthcare. He also, had received EMT training through Nye County Ambulance service and, until his injury prevented him from volunteering, he could be seen there at least two shifts per week. "I miss Nye County Ambulance but you just can't lift patients with a bad knee," explained Kelly. As for completing his dream, Kelly intends to pursue his educational training as a physician assistant. He is returning to Community College of Southern Nevada this fall to complete the required anatomy and physiology classes. All of this will come to fruition providing he can coordinate schooling with his schedule at Summit. "Part of the process of becoming a physician assistant means finding ,a doctor to be my preceptor and attending clinical rotations with a physician, in an emergency room, surgery and obstetrics one week monthly." It also means that Kelly may have to be gone from time to time, but he stated, "Some programs would require that I would only be gone three-six months." Future for medicine in Pahrump should include "a hospital and seeing the local facilities work together for the commu- nity,"stated Kelly. "We need better health plans that take into consideration that the people live and work here," he contin - ued, "and we need permanent full-time specialists, rd like to stay here, see Summit Family Healthcare grow and return to Summit when I get my 'PA degree." Kelly prefers working in rural medicine versus the medi- cine practiced in the city. "Rural medicine brings about more challenges. You see more diversities of health care. Not being close to hospitals and specialists, we tend to see everything from bloody noses to Flight for Life," he commented. As for the insurance companies' role in medicine, Kelly feels that,""Insurances.are running medicine. They set the standards; what and who you can see! Health care costs are going up because of insurance," Kelly commented when askegl for a comparison of medicine in 1980s versus 1990s. "What I like most about my job are the people and having fun with my co-workers," Kelly says, "and the way everyone works'together to provide health care to the community. I like to have fun wJ-ile doing my job."