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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Coconut Sugar...low glycemic index sugar that is great for baking!

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This is coconut sugar pictured above.  I have been baking with this sugar since before Christmas and it is now one of my favorites!  This makes wonderful muffins, cakes, and desserts and it has lots of vitamins and minerals and is low on the glycemic index.  It does not in any way have the taste of a coconut just FYI.  Dr. Oz just did a little segment on this and I posted that below....

Monday, February 20, 2012

This is for your skin..The Oil Cleansing Method!!

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Hear is an all natural, wonderful way to cleanse your skin!! I was a skeptic until I tried this and my skin feels wonderful!! Personally  I am not sure how it is possible..but I have been developing wrinkles and pimples at the same time..for about 3 years.  The dermatologist has given me wonderful advice and an array of medications and multiple visits and said "welcome to your 30's baby".  In the last year, she has told me that it is a hormone problem and I have finally gotten that fixed.  She is all about natural cleansers and promotes healthy ways to cleanse skin.  I have been trying this for a few weeks and WOW!! What a difference!! I am going to do the natural shampooing next!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tropical Smoothie with Coconut Milk

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A little taste of the tropics on this snowing evening is nice....

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Eat Clean Chicken Salad Recipe for One with Greek Yogurt!!

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This is a great, quick and easy recipe for chicken salad for one person!! Well, you can double it for two ha ha :D No one in this house likes chicken salad but me.  So..I can make one portion just for me....not a big batch that will go bad before I get it all eaten!!
This can be eaten on bread or placed on top of romaine for a salad!! I love it on my homemade bread.  You can whip this up and take it to work for a lunch on the go.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My ♥ Loves Chocolate!!

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Happy Valentine's Day!! Lot's of people get chocolate treats today!  Well my ♥ Loves chocolate and so does my mouth!  Chocolate is very good for..but not all chocolate is created equal.
The beneficial effects of chocolate are likely due to its antioxidants, called polyphenols, which may help to protect against heart disease.
According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, in terms of healthy antioxidant content, the chocolate hierarchy in order from best to worst is:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Eat Clean Baked Spaghetti..KID APPROVED!!

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My boy's don't like casseroles or anything that is all mixed together.  They usually won't even eat spaghetti either.  They are just like my dad :D They are meat and 2 sides kinda boys...BUT.....THEY ATE THIS! They not only ate it..they ate seconds! YAH!! Thanks to my neighbor Brooke who eats like my children, for bringing us this dish when my papaw was sick and telling me when I make it to leave all my onion and peppers and seasonings out for the kids to eat it :D..

Here is a great, fast, and kid approved version of eat clean baked spaghetti..

Friday, February 10, 2012

Making Can Green Beans taste like Fresh Green Beans

I know what you are thinking! Is she seriously going to tell us how to cook canned green beans?!!? Yuuppp! (as my boy fans of storage wars always say)!!

I like fresh green beans from the garden..but they just aren't possible all year round.  I don't like just heated up beans from a can. So..what is a girl to do??

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Papaw Joe

This is a picture from just a few weeks ago of me and my 98 year old Papaw Joe.  Most of you may have noticed that I haven't posted in about 2 weeks.  My papaw went to be with Jesus and my mamaw in heaven on Thursday.  It has been a rough few weeks for us all.  I have not posted because I have spent all my time with him and my family.  He was 98 and fell and hit his head while living at home still.  He suffered a brain bleed and his conditioned worsened throughout the week and he passed away.