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Summer holiday menu... And many, many thanks!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The hot dogs or sausages of your choice topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions with kimchee added at the end to lightly heat... Serve with mustard.

A cool cucumber salad is the perfect accompaniment...

Time to elevate your dessert? As if cold watermelon weren't perfect enough, try mixing up the following and lightly sprinkling atop cold chunks of seeded watermelon:

Zest of 2 limes
1 T your favorite fancy salt
1 t cayenne pepper

Mix, sprinkle on one cube. The cold sweet combined with the lime, salt and heat just takes this to a new level!

In memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom, and with gratitude to all those who serve and have served in the armed forces!!!

  
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SCIFIMOM 5/30/2012 2:51PM

  Belated "sounds yummy," Tink. I hope you had a wonderful meal!

Claudia

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KPETSCHE 5/29/2012 11:50PM

    Yum - all that sounds tasty. Thanks.

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BROCOLIJOLI 5/29/2012 10:52AM

    Yum, sounds great!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/29/2012 9:23AM

    emoticonfor emoticon. A refreshing watermelon - great way to keep cool.

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DUXGRL1 5/28/2012 9:10PM

    Sounds great!

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SABLENESS 5/28/2012 2:30PM

    Great ideas! The watermelon sounds really good. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 5/28/2012 2:26PM

    all sounds good.....luv kimchi

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MUSOLF6 5/28/2012 2:15PM

    that sounds really good. I am still looking for a good Kimchee recipe. We love watermelon and here in Florida they are abundant right now and so sweet. emoticon

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SUNNY572 5/28/2012 1:31PM

    Thank you for sharing that watermelon topper it sounds good. I love cucumbers and eat them daily but I had totally forgot how much I love a good ccucumber salad. Have a geat day! emoticon

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Caveat Emptor (buyer beware)....

Monday, May 21, 2012

"The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American agriculture, not from agencies established to monitor and protect our health.... What's good for some agricultural interests is not necessarily good for the people who eat their products." -- Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health

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SAMI199 5/24/2012 8:00AM

    Thanks-I have to remember to consider the source.

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SCIFIMOM 5/21/2012 8:06PM

  You mean like "Beef: It's What's for Dinner" or "milk does a body good" or, one of my favorites, "Pork is health"? emoticon

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DUXGRL1 5/21/2012 7:13PM

    I never thought about that! Good point!

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TEKRU1 5/21/2012 4:16PM

    I saw this quote elsewhere today too! It's interesting how our society has been shaped by what's best for the manufacturers/growers rather than our health!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/21/2012 3:01PM

    emoticonThanks for the info.

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EGALITAIRE 5/21/2012 2:50PM

    Thanks for the reminder Tink - It's getting almost to the point where we have to consider the source of information and think for ourselves - what's the world coming to

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Truth and Dare

Friday, May 18, 2012

Truth: Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone... - thanks Connie!

Truth: I'm relocating. My world is upside down. I'm trying to find new healthy options at new restaurants and stores, with less time to cook than ever. I've been striving for the daily 10000 steps a day and given how busy work is, I'm satisfied when I get over 7500 since the avg person does around 3000 steps/day.

DARE:
Do I dare recommit to cooking more? I'm home so little, that I think that would not be a good use of financial or time resources.
Do I dare keep fitness in mind and look for housing around national, state, or county parks with walking/hiking trails?
Do I dare establish a social network based on maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
Do I dare look for a 5k or running group to help me find the inner athlete?
Do I join a gym?
Do I find a CrossFit gym to continue my fitness journey along the Primal route?
Or do I dare adopt the smarter science of slim exercise approach )along with continued walks and "outdoor play"?

My re-commitments:

1. I will be driving my car to Charlotte in a week or so and will pack key kitchen items I've missed (including my steamer, salt free spices, etc.).
2. I will be bringing my exercise equipment necessary for the Smarter Science of Slim - including kettle bell. Pull up bar, and step and will add these new activities to my regular routine.
3. I will also be more vigilant in identifying ways to focus on more lean proteins, veggies, and water.
4. Finally, I will NOT get caught up in the 'distractions' of some of the teams I am currently engaged in and will refocus my efforts on the activities that have brought me success in the past and will continue my personal journey towards health. If necessary, I will leave a few teams if I cannot fully participate and support to expected levels.

  
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MABELL1WFTX 5/20/2012 3:44PM

    Very good laid out plans. You can do this. It is hard to try to follow a solid lifestyle in the middle of relocating, but you if you make a sincere stab at it, that's better than not doing anything at all. Looking forward to you getting settled and being able to put your committments into full force.

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BLUE42DOWN 5/20/2012 12:21AM

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We know best what works for us. Well done stopping and examining to make sure you're doing what is best for you.

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REJ7777 5/19/2012 7:23AM

    It shows that you've thought this through carefully. Workable plan! emoticon

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EDITOR 5/19/2012 3:30AM

    Wise, wise, wise!

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BETHIEBOOPS 5/19/2012 12:38AM

    You got this girl!

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DUXGRL1 5/18/2012 9:44PM

    Sounds like you have a good start to some plans!

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Truth and Dare

Friday, May 18, 2012

Truth: Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone... - thanks Connie!

Truth: I'm relocating. My world is upside down. I'm trying to find new healthy options at new restaurants and stores, with less time to cook than ever. I've been striving for the daily 10000 steps a day and given how busy work is, I'm satisfied when I get over 7500 since the avg person does around 3000 steps/day.

DARE:
Do I dare recommit to cooking more? I'm home so little, that I think that would not be a good use of financial or time resources.
Do I dare keep fitness in mind and look for housing around national, state, or county parks with walking/hiking trails?
Do I dare establish a social network based on maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
Do I dare look for a 5k or running group to help me find the inner athlete?
Do I join a gym?
Do I find a CrossFit gym to continue my fitness journey along the Primal route?
Or do I dare adopt the smarter science of slim exercise approach )along with continued walks and "outdoor play"?

My re-commitments:

1. I will be driving my car to Charlotte in a week or so and will pack key kitchen items I've missed (including my steamer, salt free spices, etc.).
2. I will be bringing my exercise equipment necessary for the Smarter Science of Slim - including kettle bell. Pull up bar, and step and will add these new activities to my regular routine.
3. I will also be more vigilant in identifying ways to focus on more lean proteins, veggies, and water.
4. Finally, I will NOT get caught up in the 'distractions' of some of the teams I am currently engaged in and will refocus my efforts on the activities that have brought me success in the past and will continue my personal journey towards health. If necessary, I will leave a few teams if I cannot fully participate and support to expected levels.

  
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EGALITAIRE 5/21/2012 2:54PM

    Sounds like you have thought through the plan and are committed to a healthful lifestyle. You're had a lot of success so far, so you know what works for you.

Stay Strong

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GOLFGMA 5/19/2012 7:04AM

    Sounds like a good plan. Wishing you success and hoping you like the new location. emoticon

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SABLENESS 5/18/2012 9:48PM

    Sounds like a reasonable plan. Best wishes on your relocating. I like your last item about not getting caught up in the "distractions of some teams". Just doing the basics if time is limited and sticking with what you know works well for you keeps the momentum going. emoticonNot quite "Tink", but it's the thought that counts, right?

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The Humble Veggie...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

For me - I think the genetic lottery predisposed me to not be able to handle grains/carbs/sugars effectively. Looking at my family - sure, we all eat the same way and face many of the same issues. And I think the answer I've identified (Paleo) would work for other members of my family too... But mom is thin, diabetic, and has the ability to purchase a pastry and eat one bite a day for a few days then toss the rest. I could no more stop at one bite than win an Olympic event! So she was never addicted to carbs/sugars the way I was...

Just seems there are lots of "healthy" lifestyle options for those who are not seeking to lose weight. Some with meat - others without; some cook veggies - others raw; some with dairy - others without; some with beans / peanuts - others without. What they seem to have in common are lots of veggies very close to their natural forms providing a nutritionaly dense sources of low calorie / high volume food. So, if lower glycemic veggies (unprocessed) became a MAJOR part of our diets again, would We, as a species, be able to handle everything else in moderation?

If so, then the political/economic issues become even more frightening as the prices of non-GMO plant based diets (dare I say without pesticides?) would not be constant, stable (they would be impacted by such things as pests, disease, and weather) and this would not be acceptable to most Americans who have grown to love 'consistency' (you may not care for the fast food burger/pizza, but anywhere in the US, you can stop at that chain and get that 'consistent' product; and for those of us who travel often, how comforting is it to stay at the same brand hotel? Doesn't matter what city, we 'know' what amenities to expect and maybe even the room service options!).

Finally, in our desire for consistency - It's also shameful how much produce is currently grown and discarded as waste because it is blemished and would not sell if it made it to the shelf in a standard American grocery store....

(Heavy sigh...)

Looks like we're back to the issue(s) of sales, shelf life, and profits again - not just with grains, but with our unsung heros who might be able to "save us from ourselves" - the Humble Veggie.





  
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TEKRU1 5/21/2012 4:18PM

    I so agree with you! It is sad and scary how this is affecting us and nobody in power seems interested in doing a thing about it!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/18/2012 9:33AM

    Good info. emoticon

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NUTZ4HARRY 5/17/2012 1:51PM

    I once saw this show on the Food Network where these chefs had to take wasted food and make a meal out of it. They could not believe how much food is wasted because of a blemish. I know I may not want to buy food with blemishes at full price. If the price is right I will buy it.

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BETHIEBOOPS 5/17/2012 11:57AM

    Good points. I am a firm believer that messing with anything for the sake of profit will only degrade the quality of said item. So sad too, because our bodies need the nutrients in veggies and fruits to ward off cancer/heart disease/ etc. but inside these fruits and veggies are the very toxins we're trying to eliminate! *sigh*

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