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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds

July 20, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

toast pumpkin seeds

Don’t through away the seeds. They are both healthy and tasty.

Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, a mineral in which most Americans are deficient. They are also high in zinc, that make pumpkin seeds a natural protector against osteoporosis. Other health benefits of pumpkin seeds are  their anti-inflammatory properties, that they help lower cholesterol and that they can be used as natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.

Most people toast them for best taste. Just follow this toasted and enjoy more of your pumpkins.

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Yummy Banana Muffins

February 19, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

easy banana muffin recipe

Muffins are so moist and so tasty. I always make them when I have a bunch of bananas that have become overripe. The riper the bananas the sweeter muffins. The other day I had 4 very very ripe bananas so I omitted the sugar. Even without the sugar the muffins are so tasty.

These muffins are healthier since the bananas compensate so you need less fat and added sugar.

This must be one of the easiest that was ever made. You make them from scratch in just a few minutes.

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Battle the Viruses with Garlic Soup

February 12, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

garlic soup recipe

Talk about sneaky. No one would know that I added over 15 cloves to this recipe.

Today I really felt like we needed an and boost. Garlic is the easy answer to that. But HOW was I going to get garlic in the kids. Sure I use garlic a lot in my cooking but nowhere near as much as I used in this recipe.

So for dinner today I made my first garlic soup. I don’t even think that I had ever had garlic soup before.

It was so tasty.  It wasn’t spicy and it didn’t taste or smell of garlic. It just had a really full taste. A powerful version of a tomato soup.

We all loved it!

I bet it will give me a calm day tomorrow cause no one will want to talk to me. ;)

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7 Beauty Secrets with Honey

February 9, 2010 by · 13 Comments 

mummy facial

The mummies in Ancient Egypt got a facial.

It’s true. Apparently honey is food substance used on the bodies to keep them unspoiled.

Honey is a great moisturizer and you can use honey to keep your skin smooth and clear.

Don’t miss these 7 Honey Secrets

1. Acne

Apply honey on affected area to get rid of bacteria. Or make a facial mask by mixing honey and an egg yolk. Apply it and leave it on your skin for 20 minutes.

2. Dark Circles Under Eyes

Mix equal parts of honey and almond oil. Apply on the affected area every night before going to bed. Wash your face in the morning. Read more

Ultimate Bread Roll Recipe

January 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

bread rolls recipe

I made this bread yesterday as I was on a 24-hour fast. If you’re not used to making bread from scratch you should really give it a try.

It is:

  1. easy
  2. healthier that store bread
  3. cheaper that buying
  4. the smell that spreads in the house is heavenly

I fasted yesterday to cut down calories and lose weight . The fast gave me such an energy kick I just had to bake. This is the bread I had for dinner as I ended my fast. Yum.

I never bother with how breads look. It’s the taste that matters. Here it is was my kids who made the rolls and I think they did a pretty good job.

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Trick Yourself With Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 5, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

healthy chocolate chip cookies

I can’t help myself. I really enjoy well made sweets and cookies.

The sneaky chef  promotes tricking your kids and husband by hiding healthy stuff in their favorite food.

Why only trick them? I’m perfectly happy to trick myself with the foods I like. Here is a recipe with healthy chocolate chip cookies with white beans. Not only does the recipe cut down on fat and flour it adds one if the best foods: beans.

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