Food & Health:
Curiosity requires me to post this picture of a VERY old dry mop; click to enlarge. Read the story; if you can identify it, please do. In over 60 years of selling household products, I never saw anything resembling it.
Will the lion ever lie down with the lamb, as predicted in the Bible? As we sink into the morass of pending elections and renewed war, lets revisit a piece written by the late Hilda Graham; Is There a Cure?
Did you ever wonder about wormy ketchup? Or other insect contamination in your food?
.You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. - Eleanor Roosevelt
As an unofficial and probably unappreciated member of the grammar patrol, there's any number of things that annoy me almost daily, but I try to ignore all that I can. Am I mistaken? How about you? Let's see it - please comment!
I Wish You Mud Puddles & Dandelions
Next time you see a child with autism, hear that a friend or relative has a child diagnosed with it, or criticize someone who is hopelessly awkward socially or avoids speaking to you, think before you pity. They may be the next major world development waiting to happen.
Okra is a very healthy vegetable, but many people don't care for it. Here's a dish that has a lot of healthy ingredients and is delicious as well - Okra with Pasta.
This one is addictive - Play MahJongg online! Three varieties are available..Broccoli's a real star in the food line-up - a great source of vitamins A It contains a flavonoid that is reputedly anti-inflammatory and guards against allergies. Getting the family to like it is sometimes a problem. Try Broccoli with Shell Pasta, so delicious they may not even realize they are eating it!
.10 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar by Lisa Richards of "The Candida Diet"
.Let's have your opinion about poverty and sharing food.
.Here's a myth about the origin of that old campfire song "On Top of Spaghetti" by Kelly.
.Here's a video demonstrations telling how to peel a whole head of garlic in 10 seconds - from Saveur Magazine! (Warning - uncouth language ahead by chef...)
.Watkins Vanilla is showcased on their strange but delicious recipe: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.
.Ready for easy elegance? Try Tupperware's quick, refreshing Balsamic Cucumber Salad. It’s light, healthy and perfect for warm days.
.Saying of the day from Steven Wright: If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain...
.Happy Memorial Day? I think not. How did you spend yours. Let's have your opinion on the subject.
Have a Breakfast Quickie! Here's a fast, easy and nutritious breakfast or snack.
From friend and contributor Bev Avery: "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt" Mark Twain/Samuel ClemensPS from Bess: I've proved that point on occasion, haven't you?
Author Cynthia MacGregor is also a confirmed cook, and has in fact written several excellent cookbooks. This recipe is fast to make and will warm body and soul on these cold winter days. Spicy Cheddar Soup.
We all know we should eat more greens - real greens, iceberg lettuce scarcely counts. But many people think they are so..... GREEN! Here's a quick and scrumptious way to sneak some of the best greens into everyone's diet - and don't knock it until you've tried Green Eggs & Bacon.
Chili Oven Fried Chicken is a healthy substitute for regular fried chicken; cornmeal gives a slight crunch to this baked version. You can even put the chicken to marinate several hours ahead of time, and mix the coating, ready to fix and pop in the oven while you get your ducks in a row, so as to speak.
Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to prepare food because it retains nutrients, fatty acids and vitamins while preserving color, texture and flavor. Tupperware's Smart Steamer blocks microwaves from cooking foods. Instead, microwaves are directed to the Water Tray, causing the water to boil and the steam to rise for perfectly steamed foods. The two-tiered system lets you steam one or two foods at once. Try Tangy Citrus Chicken with Steamed Vegetables using the SmartSteamer and see the video demonstration.
When I had to go gluten-free and started reading labels, one of my favorite quick comfort foods was NOT gluten-free - cream of mushroom soup in the red and white can. For the past ten years I've mourned the loss until the other day when I found a recipe that, with a little tweaking, is the real thing. It can be used in place of canned soup in recipes too. And it's quick and easy. Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
You may be thinking you can keep your kids (or yourself) from eating sweets, like cookies, but mainly you're kidding yourself. Sooner or later when the kids are out of sight they'll pig out on forbidden sweets or you'll give in to cravings. Here's a cookie recipe that, while it has some sugar, is so chock full of other nutritious ingredients that it scores much higher on the snack scale. It also helps with regularity. Not for diabetics or course but can be gluten free. Try the Ultimate Cookie
Going Beyond Insurance Coverage: Actionable Ways to Protect Your Family’s Health
Here's a video worth watching all the way through: Walking barefoot on the Earth transfers free electrons from the Earth’s surface into your body that spread throughout your tissues providing beneficial effects. This process is called ‘grounding.’ Give your opinion.
Could sin taxes solve our fiscal crisis? Read this thought-provoking article by Emily Smith. Do you agree? Post your opinion.
Water Leaks in Toilet Bowl: The toilet is the biggest consumer of water in the home; a toilet leak can waste up to 100 gallons of water a day leaving you with an astronomical water bill. You can test to see if you have a leak....
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