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Microwave Magic - Peeling an Onion or a head of Garlic

To Peel Onions...
Place onions on a covered microwave-safe plate and cook for 1 to 2 minutes at full power. Careful, the onion may be hot. I only need to cook a medium size onion for 50 seconds. The skin just peels right off and I don't "loose" so much of the onion this way.

To Remove O...

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Celebrate Eating Foods In Season - Most Flavor, Nutrition & Affordable

I recently read about a family that makes it a point to eat foods in season. I try to do this too!

Every week celebrate a food that is in season because that is when you get the most flavor and nutritional value and when it is the most affordable.

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SUN TEA can harbor dangerous BACTERIA, really???

I love ice tea and have been making Sun Tea for years.
I just recently read that Sun Tea can harbor dangerous bacteria.
So I researched it to see if it is true and what I could do about it.

Claim: Sun Tea can harbor dangerous bacteria.
Status: True.
Source: Snopes.com
Soluti...

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Be Realistic from the Start!

This is going to take time and effort on my part.
Knowing this from the start prepared me to commit to the time and work that this is going to require of me.
I also have developed realistic expectations of myself.
Today I will do what I have scheduled.
Tomorrow I will do what I need ...

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Develop the HABIT of Making TIME for YOURSELF

Are you tired and overwhelmed?
Without time for ourselves, we lose sight of what’s important to us and what we need to be our very best selves. Taking time for yourself allows you to renew, heal, find purpose, peace and balance in your life.
Try setting aside just 5 minutes EVERYDAY for YOU...

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Each Day, Seek out or Learn Something NEW - It will make your life more exciting

Each day, try to learn something new or do something you have never done before! It will energize you and add "spice" to your life! Play the Trivia Game on SparkPeople. Check out a book from the library that you normally wouldn't read. Try a lawn game like Bocce ball. Try a new recipe using a v...

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Don't worry about tomorrow - Just for Today - You can do ANYTHING for a DAY!

Don't worry about tomorrow...
You can take a walk, just for today!
You can eat a healthy breakfast, just for today!
You can take a 5 minute break and relax in quiet, just for today.
You can do anything, just for today.
Tomorrow will take care of it's self, when it gets here!

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Experiment with Seasonings to satisfy your taste buds.

I like to use spices and rubs to make my foods more flavorful. I tend to be satisfied with a smaller serving of something that is full of flavor. I use garlic and onion powders, herbs and spices to make meat rubs and to season fresh vegetables before grilling or roasting. I prefer to use seasonin...

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BEST ICE CREAM TREAT - Skinny Cow Low Fat Ice Cream Sandwiches

These are fantastic tasting and they come in a plastic container that keeps them fresh longer than a paper wrapper in a box would. They are in individual servings, so they have built-in portion control.
There are several flavors to choose from; sure to appeal to a wide range of tastes. With a...

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