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‘Men Explain Things to Me’ By Rebecca Solnit

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Ginger Tea Latte

Move over Cinnamon. Turmeric is the new Anti- Inflammatory queen. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It’s also a strong antioxidant. Add this on everything. I like to give my food some color at times by sprinkling some on my veggies or smoothies. Taste is slightly bitter and earthy. Just a little pinch and you’re set.

My sister shared this recipe with me. The only thing I decided to add was froth milk. I love latte’s because of the creamy texture. I find a froth want to be more convenient for me because it gives me more control over how frothy I make the milk. I found my froth one at IKEA. IT was cheap but it does the job

Ingredients:

Fresh Ginger

Turmeric powder

ground black pepper

Sweetener (honey, or sugar)

Milk(hot boiled)

 

 

Mac & Cheese Jack O’ Lantern

In my late twenties I don’t really look forward to Halloween as much as I did when I was a teenager or in elementary. My mom would make all my costumes from scratch. So that was the huge thing i’d look forward to. I still remember my first Elementary School Costume. And also my favorite of all times. Little Red Riding Hood. This was back in 1995, Kindergarten year.

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Now I look forward to what my sister and brother are going to dress their kids. It brings the Halloween Spirit back into my life. This year I plan to dress up and join them on their Trick or Treat Rendezvous. Since i’m all about food. I decided to make something Halloween Themed this year. I didn’t want to make anything confusing or with items that are hard to find. This is a simple and no hassle recipe.

All you need is small pumpkins and a box of mac and cheese. I prefer anything organic and gluten free. Annie’s Macaroni and cheese pasta is my go to box.

Instructions:

Set your oven to 375 and bake the pumkins for 15 minutes or until they soften so it’s easy to cut out the faces.

cook your mac and cheese

Add the mac and cheese into the pumkin and bake again for 10 minutes

Bee Pollen is the Bees Knees

There’s a whole lot of buzz about bee pollen lately. It’s the cool thing to eat now. But it’s actually the best thing to eat. This tiny dipping dot looking ball has close to every nutrients your body needs on the daily. It was probably a couple months ago that I discovered it’s benefits. After doing my research and taking notes. I realized that the benefits were too good to pass on.  Are you ready for what i’m about to tell you? Get ready to have your mind blown. I purchased my 10oz bee pollen for $11.25 at Whole Foods. Pricey but think of it this way. It’s all in one bottle. All your vitamins in one.

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Let’s start off with the most common question.

What is Bee Pollen?

We all know that pollen is whats in the center of flowers. It also the food of bees. The bees brush off the pollen from a plant, mix it with honey and this forms bee pollen.  One good fact to know is that humans cant produce anything like it.  There’s something about the process between the bee, the honey and the plant pollen that make bee pollen such a super food. That is why it cant be imitated in any way. It’s about to get better . . .
  Bee Pollen is richer in proteins than any animal source. BOOM!!
It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese! BOOM!!
Bee pollen is one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world. let me repeat that again but type it in all caps for ya. BEE POLLEN IS ONE OF THE MOST NUTRIENT RICH FOODS IN THE WORLD. who needs a multi-vitamin when you have bee pollen?!

What other nutrients does it contain?

  • 22 different amino acids-20-40% protein
  • Vitamin C, D, E & K
  • Folic Acid
  • B vitamins – Vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12
  • 14 different fatty acids
  • At least 11 major enzymes (aids digestion) & 5000 minor enzymes
  • Minerals such as iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and chloride just to name a few  (bee pollen has up to 60 minerals)
  • Antioxidant rich

How much should I Ingest on a daily?

2 tbsp a day  Bee Pollen is sweet but it has a medicinal taste to it.  If you’re just starting. It’s suggested to take less than that. about half a tbsp. Then gradually increase it to 2 tbsp

Benefits:

  • Strengthens Immune System
  • Boosts Metabolism
  • Eases depression
  • Boosts Energy
  • Relieves Allergies
  • Treats Infertility (pollen stimulates ovarian function)
  • Reduces Cravings and Addictions
  • Supports Healthy Blood Composition
  • Antibiotic Qualities
  • Improves Skin Health
  • Helpful in Balancing Hormones
  • Improves Digestion

How do I consume it?

6378f38f-d9b4-46d3-8f85-232b22fbb763I haven’t tried taking it all in a spoon. I either sprinkle it on my smoothie or on my warm bowl of oatmeal or yogurt.

I love how it blends well with my smoothie. I drink the smoothie with my reusable straw so I get the bee pollen at the very end.

One thing I do suggest for those of you who are new to bee Pollen,

Take one dot and try it out to see if you feel any allergic reaction. You might not bee allergic to any other bee products but pollen is made differently so it might get ya. 

For those of you with any allergies please be careful as well.

Allergic to bees? I wouldn’t risk it. But if you still feel like trying it out. I suggest you ask your doctor first.

Have you tried bee pollen? Did you like it?

Let me know in the comments below!

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If I can’t have Bacon. . . Zucchini Bacon(Plant Based Diet)

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Guys! i’m not gonna lie. It’s been difficult to eliminate bacon out of my diet. You know if you’re a bacon lover. you know  there’s nothing like it. The unique savory juices dripping out of each strip. Some strips are crunchy and some stay soft and. . . . I need to control myself. I unraveled all my notes and ideas on to my kitchen. trying to get the perfect or just close enough ingredients that would make this zucchini bacon taste close to the real thing. This recipe can be used with either zucchini’s or eggplant. All up to you.

DSC04262Another helpful tip. Also up to you. Baking the strips in the oven. 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden to your preference. I used my Mandoline purchased at Williams Sonoma. It is simple and a reasonable price.

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Eat them alone or enjoy them in a sandwich or cut them up and make delicious tacos out of them. I’m sure that those tacos will taste amazing with my taco sauce. Any way you plan on eating these strips. I hope you enjoy them.

Ingredients(Serves 1 or 2):

1 Zucchini

1 cup of Jack Daniels Original Liquid Smoke(Find it at Target)

1/2 tsp garlic

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 pink salt

2 tbsp raw honey

1 tsp crushed black pepper

Instructions in Video: