Beef Pot Pie Recipe - Homemade Beef Pot Pie

Hearty beef pot pie is a great meal to serve on a cold day or any time you want something that really sticks to your ribs. You can add extra zing to this recipe by adding 1 large chopped onion and mix in 1/3 cup of red wine with the gravy.

1 pound sirloin steak, cubed


Salt and pepper to taste

1 (14 oz.) can beef broth

3 large carrots, cubed

1 cup frozen green peas, thawed

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/3 cup water

2 (9-inch) refrigerator pie crusts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan over medium high heat, brown the pieces of meat on all sides. Pour in enough water to almost cover the meat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer meat until it falls apart easily (about 2 to 3 hours). Place meat in a large bowl. Slightly shred the meat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the beef broth, carrots and potatoes. Cook over medium high heat until almost tender (about 15 to 20 minutes).

When the carrots and potatoes are done, transfer to a large mixing bowl and combine with the beef. Reserve the liquid in the saucepan. Mix the peas in with the vegetables and beef.

Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/3 cup of water and pour this into the reserved beef broth. Bring to a simmer while stirring constantly; reduce heat. Cook for 5 minutes.

Line a 9-inch pie plate with one of the pie shells following package directions. Spoon the beef mixture into the pie crust. Pour the gravy on top. Cover with remaining pie crust.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

=> Hamburger Pie Recipe: All American Hamburger Pie

This recipe is an American favorite. We love hamburgers, so making a pie out of our favorite meat sandwich is a winning idea. To give this recipe a richer flavor, you can substitute 1 can of mushroom soup for 1 can of tomato soup.

4 potatoes

1 pound lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

2 (10.75 oz.) cans condensed tomato soup

1 (15 oz.) can green beans, drained

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel and quarter the potatoes and put into boiling water; cook for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash. Set aside.

In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium high heat until the beef is brown; drain. Stir in the tomato soup and green beans.

Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Mound the mashed potatoes around the meat mixture (do not cover meat). Sprinkle cheese on top of the potatoes.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are golden.

=> Cheeseburger Pie Recipe: Easy Cheeseburger Pie

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger! Need I say more?

1 pound ground beef

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tomato, sliced

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup buttermilk baking mix

1 cup milk

2 eggs


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 10-inch deep dish pie plate.

In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is brown; drain. Spread beef mixture into the pie plate.

Sprinkle beef with salt, pepper and oregano. Arrange tomato slices on top of meat. Sprinkle cheese on top.

In a small bowl, combine together the baking mix, milk and eggs. Pour over cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

=> Hamburger Pie Recipe: Corn Bread Hamburger Pie

This is a nice variation on the basic hamburger pie recipe. The cornbread mix adds a nice sweetness and blends very well with the other ingredients. For an extra treat, add 1 can of creamed corn to the cornbread mix.

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium green pepper, chopped

1 (10.75 oz.) can condensed tomato soup, undiluted

1/4 cup salsa

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon steak sauce

1 (8.5 oz.) package corn bread/muffin mix

Minced fresh parsley (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large oven proof skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium high heat until meat is brown; drain. Stir in the soup, salsa, ketchup and steak sauce.

Prepare the cornbread batter according to package directions; let stand for 2 minutes. Spoon batter over beef mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until corn bread is lightly browned. Garnish with parsley.

Beef Pot Pie Recipe - Homemade Beef Pot Pie

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Eating to Make Your Liver Strong and Useful

Most people don't think about what foods are good for keeping their liver strong. But, if you have been discovering and using a diet that is good for your overall health, then, most likely you are helping your liver.

So here again is a list of healthy eating that will result in a strong useful liver.


Oils - use mostly olive oil for your food preparation. This oil can be heated to a relative medium level without causing free radicals. Use flax seed oil or fish oil every day.

Avoid margarine or any other artificial butter since their processing creates chemicals the liver cannot recognize as food. Use Ghee, which doesn't require refrigeration, or raw butter,

Sunflower, safflower, and other seed oils should be kept in the refrigerator to keep them from becoming rancid.

When you eat too much fat, the fat accumulates in the liver. The liver is responsible for breaking down the fat and using it for energy. Accumulated fat in the liver can become rancid producing free radicals that damage liver cells.

Food - try to buy and eat good organic food. Food that has been sprayed with pesticides is difficult to clean and these chemicals will get into your body as free radicals.

Protein - Cut down on the amount of protein that you eat. Most of us only need about 2-3 ounces of protein, but if you do physical labor you need plenty more. The problem with more is some of this protein may not completely digest in our stomach and move into the colon. There this undigested protein is decomposed by bad bacteria creating toxic matter. These toxins can be absorbed into the blood and cause the liver extra work in detoxifying them.

Sulfur Foods - Since the liver produces enzymes, which are used in every body chemical reaction, you can support this activity by eating foods such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli cabbage, seeds and nuts.

Vitamins - minerals - nutrients - The liver, just like all parts of the body, needs vitamins and minerals. Get these from fruits and vegetables or even fruit and vegetable juices. Ionic minerals, easily absorbed, can be purchased in bottles from WaterOZ and other brands. These ionic minerals can then be easily added to your juices without adding any unusual taste.

Sugar - Limit, reduce or eliminate the use of sugar since it interferes with enzyme activity throughout your body. Use fruits, whole grains, barley malt, rice syrup, dates, dried fruit, and honey

Lecithin - use lecithin every day for the Phosphatidyl choline, PC that it provides. PC helps build the liver cell membranes creating a healthier liver. Use lecithin in granules by adding them to salads and other liquid food preparations including smoothies.

There you have it, a small list of foods to eat to help your liver give you long life. Most likely you are already eating some of these foods and if so, then, it will be easy to add just one more good healthy eating habit.

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Shepherds Pie Recipe - Ground Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

A hearty meal of shepherds pie will give you that warm glow during the colder months. This recipe features ground beef, potatoes, cheese and mushroom soup.

5 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped


1 pound ground beef

6 slices American cheese

1 (10.75oz.) can condensed golden mushroom soup

3 teaspoons butter (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place the potatoes into a large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash.

While the potatoes are cooking, crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain off the grease. Stir in the mushroom soup.

Transfer mixture to an 8-inch square baking dish. Layer the slices of cheese over the meat. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over the top. Dot with butter.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

=> Shepards Pie Recipe: Down Home Shepherds Pie

Another homemade version of shepards pie featuring ground beef, potatoes, corn, beans, cheese and gravy.

1 (7.6 oz.) package potato flakes

2 pounds lean ground beef

1 onion, finely diced

1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (15 oz.) can green beans, drained

4 (10.5 oz.) cans brown gravy

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 pound American cheese slices


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare potatoes according to directions on box. Set aside.

In a large skillet, sauté ground beef over medium heat for 1 minute. Add onion to skillet and continue to cook until beef is no longer pink and onion is beginning to brown. Drain off some of the grease.

Add corn, green beans and gravy to the skillet. Mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread potatoes over the top. Layer cheese slices over potatoes.

Bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese turns golden brown.

=> Sheppards Pie Recipe: Chicken Sheppards Pie

This sheppards pie recipe features chicken, potatoes, garlic, cheese and spices.

8 potatoes

1/4 cup butter

2/3 cup milk

1 medium head roasted garlic

1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon thyme, chopped

1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped

1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced

1 cup corn

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the head of garlic in half and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap garlic in aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Peel, chop and boil the potatoes until tender; drain. Mash potatoes. Add butter, milk and the roasted garlic; mix well. Set aside.

In the bottom of a casserole dish, arrange the chicken evenly on the bottom. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Layer on the peppers, corn and all but 1/4 cup of the cheese. Spread mashed potatoes on top.

Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until brown around the edges.

=> Shepherds Pie Recipe: Easy Shepherds Pie Recipe

If you like shepherds pie, but don't have time to fuss over a longer recipe, you can whip up this version in a short time. It's still homemade and will hit the spot perfectly.

1 pound roast beef, cooked and cubed

2 onions, sliced thinly

1/2 cup homemade beef gravy

4 cups mashed potatoes, cooked


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Layer the roast beef in the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish. Layer the sliced onions on top and pour on the gravy. Spread the mashed potatoes on top.

Bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes are browned.

=> Shepherds Pie Recipe: Turkey Shepherds Pie

This version of shepherds pie will take a little bit more effort, but you'll be rewarded with a savory pie featuring turkey, red potatoes, zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, cheese, spices and a whole wheat crust.

5 large red potatoes, peeled

3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup milk

2 (9-inch) whole wheat pie crusts

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup diced onion

1 pound ground turkey

1 large carrot, julienned

1 zucchini, thickly sliced

1/4 cup canned green beans, halved

6 large fresh mushrooms, quartered

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons butter, diced


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Boil potatoes until tender. Mash with 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Saute onion and carrots in olive oil until soft. Stir in the ground turkey, parsley, thyme and garlic. Once turkey is almost browned and broken up, add zucchini and mushrooms. Salt and pepper to taste; drain. Stir in the flour.

Divide meat mixture into two whole wheat pie crusts. Sprinkle cheese over meat, if desired. Spread green beans over the cheese. Spread mashed potatoes evenly
over mixture. Dot with butter.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are slightly browned.

=> Sheperds Pie Recipe: Savory Sausage Sheperds Pie

A real hearty sheperds pie meal for sausage lovers.

1 pound sausage, uncooked

1 (12 oz.) jar beef gravy

1 (10 oz.) package frozen mixed vegetables

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 (24 oz.) package prepared mashed potatoes


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a skillet, crumble and cook the sausage over medium high heat until brown. Drain on paper towels.

In a bowl, combine the sausage, gravy, vegetables and Worcestershire sauce.

Pour mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Spoon the mashed potatoes evenly on top. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

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Why Do We Need Fruits and Vegetables?

Everyone keeps telling us to eat your fruits and vegetables. They tell us to get 5 a day and now the medical and nutritional communities are telling us to get 9 or more everyday. What is the great benefit of eating fruits and vegetables?

One of the very best reasons to eat fruits and vegetables is for the health benefits. Fruits and vegetables will add vitamins and minerals that your body needs to be healthy and strong. Fiber is also very important for helping to prevent many diseases. Fiber can help to prevent heart disease and stroke and aid in digestive health. Your body needs at least 25 grams of fiber each day. One good examples of a high fiber fruit is an apple. One apple will provide 4 grams of fiber. An example of a high fiber vegetable is 1 ear of corn on the cob. It will give you 5 grams of fiber. A plum will provide 2 grams of fiber and a pear 4. Just by eating these 4 pieces of produce you can get 15 grams of fiber. It is not that difficult. Your body will thank you for giving it more fiber.


Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and essential enzymes that our bodies need to function properly. Vitamin A helps in cell reproduction and aids with our vision and bone and teeth growth. Tomatoes, cantaloupe, kiwi and oranges are some produce with the highest vitamin A. Vitamin B1 is necessary for the functioning of the heart, nervous system and our muscles. This vitamin helps us to have more energy and watermelon and peas and avocados are great for vitamin B1. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect our cells from free radicals that can cause cell damage. Strawberries, lemons, oranges, blackberries, broccoli, carrots and green peppers are great sources of vitamin C. Vitamin E is also a great antioxidant and helps in the formation of red blood cells. It is also good for the health of the skin and healing minor skin problems. Great sources of vitamin E are blackberries, bananas, apples, and kiwi.

Fruits and vegetables are good for the skin, the teeth, and the functioning of the body for health and energy. They are good for the heart, and to prevent disease. They are also good for the immune system to help fight colds and the flu. These are all great reason to be consuming many fruits and vegetables everyday.

Some great ways to get more fruits and vegetables in your life are by turning fruits and vegetables into a juice that is delicious and easy to do. Always keep fresh fruits and vegetables easily available. Set them out on the counter washed and ready to eat. You can also cut vegetables and fruits into bite sized pieces that make it easy to grab for a snack or to pack in lunches. Add vegetables to soups and sauces and add some to your cereal or sandwich. Adding these valuable sources of vitamins and minerals to your life everyday can be easy and very satisfying. Our bodies do need fruits and vegetables to be healthy, strong and full of energy to accomplish our daily tasks.

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Healthy Valentine's Day Treats For the Little Ones

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which means that its time to whip up some creative treats for you and the kids. While Valentine's Day is always associated with sweet treats such as chocolate and candy, you can create some yummy treats for the kids while still keeping it on the healthy side.

Valentine's Day Kabobs


One way you can let the children indulge in a special Valentine's Day treat, without losing nutritional value is by making Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Dip. You can buy red or pink plastic skewers and then load them up with strawberries, cherries, watermelon and red seedless grapes. You can use a tiny heart shaped cookie cutter for the berries and watermelon to add to the festive look. Low-fat vanilla yogurt works well as a dip and strawberry yogurt would be perfect with your theme.

Here's another nutritious treat idea for your favorite little Valentines. For breakfast on this special day, make heart shaped muffins. You won't need a special muffin pan either. Just fill your muffin liners with the batter and then press a piece of tin foil, rolled to 1/2inch thick between the muffin liner and the pan to shape the muffin liner into a heart.

Here's one that's a bit different:

Strawberry Roll-ups

You will need: 4 (6 inch) soft tortilla shells
Low-fat Strawberry cream cheese
4 T Strawberry jam

Spread the cream cheese evenly across each tortilla. Add 1 T of strawberry jam, spread down the center. Fold in the edges of the tortilla, about two inches. Now roll the tortilla up- jelly roll style. Slice into 2-inch bites for the perfect Valentines Day snack.

Mini- Fruit Smoothies for Valentine's Day

Little ones enjoy fruit smoothies, so why not serve them on Valentine's Day to show your kids how much you appreciate them- in a nutritious, tasty way. They're so easy to make, you'll find yourself making up a batch even when it's not a special day. Simply combine a blend of fruits in your blender, with a little fruit juice added for liquid. You can serve them in decorated Dixie cups for little hands and embellish them with cocktail umbrellas for a special touch.

In staying with the theme of the day, use mostly red fruits and juice. Strawberries and raspberries are excellent options and you can mix in bananas without changing the color scheme. Apple juice combines well with the berries for your liquid.
Jell-O Hearts- Without the Sugar and Dyes

Little ones love Jell-O, but as a Mom you stress about all that sugar and artificial coloring. Try this instead for a nutritious option:

Boil 1 cup of water, add ½ cup of grape juice and 1 packet of unflavored gelatin. Stir until dissolved. After it cools slightly, add another ½ cup of grape juice. Pour into heart shaped molds and refrigerate until firm. If you don't have heart shaped molds, you can pour the gelatin mixture into a baking pan and then cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter after it is firm.

These treats will add some special touches to Valentine's Day for you and your kids. You can make them as a surprise or the children can partake in the fun!

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Is Carrot Juice Good for You?

Carrot juice is remarkably good for you, nut you shouldn't drink too much of it because your body cannot deal with too much beta-carotene all in one go. It is recommended that you drink between eight and ten fluid ounces of carrot juice at one time, although if you are addicted to it, then you should wait for an hour before you have more, and stick to only eight ounces or less. Beta-carotene has some amazing properties and can protect your skin from sun damage, but overdosing on carrot juice can cause severe liver damage - it is one of those occasions when you really can have too much of a good thing!

I first had fresh carrot juice many years ago while I was walking through the streets of Izmir in Turkey. It was hot and I needed something to cool me down. There was a stall on the street selling juices, and the one that appealed to me, because I hadn't tried it, was carrot juice. It was suggested that I mixed it with apple juice, but I had it straight and thoroughly enjoyed it. Since then I have been drinking it mixed with apple and celery but you can mix it with most things.


Carrot juice can be made into smoothies with some peaches, natural yoghurt, cinnamon or nutmeg and ground almonds or walnuts. This is delicious and packed full of vitamins and minerals. It goes well with vodka, an orange flavour liqueur and lemon soda too if you want to try a healthy cocktail with some bite.

If you juice your own carrots, you should ad a splash of lemon juice as it can turn a sludgy brown due to oxidization. If you want to mix it with other juices, it goes well with orange, pineapple, tomato and beetroot juice as well as with apricot nectar.

Carrot juice contains a substance called falcarinol which seems to have the ability to slow the growth of cancer cells and perhaps can kill them. It also contains the beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A which is good for the eyesight, helping to slow the process of age-related macular degeneration, and as vitamin E is also present, carrots really do help to improve night vision, so your grandmother was right; carrots and their juice really can help you see in the dark. Vitamin E also improves the muscles and helps the body use oxygen more effectively, so carrot juice is good for those who exercise regularly as it improves stamina.

Carrot juice also contains fibre, which means that it helps keep the body free of waste products and protects the colon. The magnesium in this vegetable is good for mental health and improves the body's ability to digest fats and helps the metabolism of mineral salts such as calcium, phosphorous, sodium and potassium, which carrots also contain. Actually the calcium is in the form of calcium pectate, a pectin fibre which helps to lower blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Interestingly, when you eat a raw carrot, only one per cent of the beta-carotene it contains is absorbed by the body, but drinking the juice means that your body can absorb 100 % of it.

Carrots also contain vitamin C and some of the B-complex vitamins as well as those mentioned above. The green tops contain vitamin K and if these are juiced with the carrots then you get an extra boost for your immune system. Carrot juice also contains sulphur which is a major ingredient of insulin which converts carbohydrates into energy.

Daily intake of carrot juice can help improve the complexion, improve eye health, improve the appearance of your hair and nails, regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, help combat anaemia, fight infection by boosting the immune system and help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. It may also be valuable for the adrenal glands, but not enough research has been done on this to state that it can definitely achieve this.

In other words, carrot juice is good for you, but take it in moderation.

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5 Healthy Valentine Snacks You Can Make For Your Sweetheart

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just about roses and boxes of chocolate. You can surprise your sweetheart with some healthy valentine snacks this year that not only good for him or her, but also delicious. Here are five healthy snack ideas that are perfect for Valentine's Day.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


Combine ripe strawberries with dark chocolate for a healthy, yet indulgent Valentine snack. Start with large, ripe strawberries. Melt some dark chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. Dip the strawberries halfway into the dark chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off, and then place them on some wax paper to allow the chocolate to harden.

Heart Shaped Grilled Cheese Sandwich

For these cute grilled cheese sandwiches, layer a piece of low fat cheese between two slices of wheat bread. Use a large heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the sandwich into a heart. Spray a hot pan with a non-stick cooking spray and add the sandwich. Grill it until it is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted. These sandwiches are a perfect snack on their own, or serve them with a cup of tomato soup for a light lunch.

Cupid's Arrows

This snack also makes an attractive appetizer. Start by washing some grape or cherry tomatoes and cutting some low-fat mozzarella cheese into cubes. Thread them on some kabob sticks, alternating the tomatoes and the cheese. Lay the "arrows" on a platter and drizzle with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to finish off. Even cupid could not resist this Mediterranean inspired snack.

Valentine's Day Smoothie

This very-berry and pink smoothie makes a great midday snack or even a filling breakfast. Start by adding some low-fat strawberry to your blender. Toss in some frozen berries (we like strawberries) and a frozen banana if you'd like. Add a little orange juice and blend on high until well mixed. Pour the smoothie into tall glasses and top with a little low-calorie whipped topping, a strawberry and a Hershey's kiss.

Jello Hearts

These jello hearts are always a favorite with the kids. Prepare a package of strawberry yellow according to package directions. If you'd like, you can fold in a few finely chopped strawberries at the end. Pour the jello mixture into a baking dish and allow it to harden. Use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut hearts out of the red yellow mixture. Top each heart with half a strawberry (cut lengthwise).

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Smart Pressure Cooker - Smart Chef

Forget whatever horror stories you heard about your grandmother's pressure cooker. For time saving, flavor and nutrition no cooking method beats today's safe and reliable pressure cookers. You can get home at 7:00 and have a complete, fresh, homecooked meal on the table by 7:30 or even earlier. Put those soggy, bland microwave meals behind you, and get ready to accept the adulation of your adoring family.

Here is how a pressure cooker works its magic. The cover or lid locks in place creating a closed system at a standard 15 pounds of pressure. At this pressure water boils at 257 degrees F instead of the usual 212 degrees F. The higher temperature cooks the food faster. About three times faster than regular stove top cooking methods. Small to medium-sized potatoes cook in five minutes, and a whole "roast" chicken dinner cooks in only twenty minutes. All foods, vegetables in particular, keep their color and their flavor. Nutrients stay trapped in the pot instead of dissipating in a cloud of steam.


For family use the Kuhn Rikon 7 liter stainless steel pressure cooker is the gold standard. An aluminum disk in the base, sandwiched by stainless steel, cooks evenly on gas, electric, ceramic and induction stovetops. That old, dancing pressure valve that scared the beejezus out of your grandmother is replaced with modern safety features that quietly regulate pressure and keep the lid safely locked while the contents are pressurized.

Presto pressure cookers have been around for a long time and offer a variety of different sized stainless steel and aluminum pots. Professional chefs prefer a stainless pressure cooker because it is nonreactive and can be safely cleaned in a dishwasher, but aluminum is also a good choice if weight is a consideration. You want heat resistant double handles, one on each side of the pot, in every case. A 6 quart pressure cooker is minimum family size. Go larger if you will use it as a canner.

You are better off sticking with a name brand manufacturer even when price is your primary consideration. Quality control is likely to be better but more importantly you want to be able to get replacement parts when you need them five or ten years from now. Valves get lost. Gaskets wear out or get damaged. A loose fitting lid doesn't affect your stock pot but it will put your pressure cooker out of business.

Many models come with useful accessories like racks, trivets or vegetable steamers which keep food from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Most chefs brown meats before attaching the lid so sticking does occur. You may still want to avoid nonstick interiors, however. The occasional inconvenience of a little extra cleaning far outweighs the risk of a pitted or peeling interior coating. Nonstick interiors are less of a potential problem with electric pressure cookers.

Cuisinart makes a programmable electric pressure cooker worth considering. Priced between the Presto and the Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker its push-button controls and digital display make an attractive package. The Cuisnart can be programmed for high or low pressure cooking, browning, simmering, sauteing or warming. And you got to admit that an electronic thermostat is more foolproof than setting a stovetop control to a precise position. You do give up some flexibility, however, because you can't open the lid until the cooker says you can. With the stove top models you can instantly drop the pressure and open the lid by putting the unit under cold water.

Dozens of specialized pressure cooking recipe books are available.

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How To Make A Super Protein Shake Recipe!

Protein shakes provide one of the best means of building lean muscle. With the ability to mix whole foods together, shakes provide one of the most delicious ways to get top-shelf nutrition.

Most people, however, get lost when trying to figure out how to make the best protein shake possible. The following should provide some guidance on how to construct one of the world's finest super-foods.


Use a high-quality protein powder

This is the most essential part of any protein shake recipe. You must -- absolutely must -- use a high-quality protein powder. A good protein powder provides much of the nutrition of the shake, but most importantly, it provides the bulk of the taste of the shake. Is it a chocolate-infused shake? Then a high-quality chocolate protein powder will provide the rich chocolate taste you're looking for, but with excellent nutrition. Does your shake need a light vanilla flavor? You better believe you're going to need a great vanilla protein powder.

This isn't a matter of using just any protein powder, though. Using cheap protein powders provide poor digestibility, poor nutrition, and most importantly, poor taste! When you buy the cheapest stuff you can find at some bottom-of-the-barrel web site, then you're going to be making shakes that are going to give you gas and give you dry heaves from their bitter taste.

The base of any good protein shake is the protein powder used! I cannot stress this enough.

Use whole foods in your shake

Most people don't realize that they can toss whole foods into their shake. Throwing peanut butter, cream, almonds, even eggs into shakes completely transforms them. Your protein shakes should not be made up of just weird powders and supplements. Consider your shake a condensed "super-recipe" full of nutritious foods.

Use frozen vegetables

I don't ever want to see anyone put ice into a protein shake recipe! This may sound crazy, but putting frozen broccoli into a shake instead of ice results in the exact same flavor, but tons more nutrition! Broccoli's taste is masked by its being frozen. Just make sure you blend the shake a little longer, to grind everything up.

Use water instead of milk

If you use a high-quality protein powder, as well as filling whole food sources, then you will not need milk in your protein shake. Most of the population is at least slightly lactose intolerant, and milk provides a huge insulin rush in the body, meaning it helps you pack on extra fat if eaten at the wrong time. Mixed with the right protein powder, and the healthiest and tastiest whole foods, making your protein shake with water will be fine.

Use a fiber supplement

A fiber supplement, like psyllium husks, provides a little extra texture and no extra taste. Its biggest benefit though is that it will give your digestive system a BIG help, plus it slows down the speed with which your shake is digested, meaning less fat gain!

The bottom line on how to make a protein shake

Many of my shakes contain whole peanut butter, whole eggs, whole broccoli, whole oats -- are you getting the picture? My protein shakes are really just whole foods, blended together with a great-tasting and high-quality protein powder, which results in a "super-food blend" of sorts. Not only are my protein shakes sweet, rich treats, but they've helped me build the body of my dreams.
How else are you going to get a few servings of the best vegetables, a complete dose of high-quality protein, and fats and carbs from the best food sources, all at once?

Now go experiment with some protein shake recipes!

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Synthetic Blend Motor Oil - A Good Compromise

One of the factors that keeps people from using synthetic oil in their car or truck is the cost. Synthetic oils are generally more expensive than petroleum-based oils due to the extra refining and lab work that goes into their development. While this extra processing usually translates into an oil that can be used for longer intervals in your before it requires a change, the initial cost can still sometimes seem like too much of a barrier.

For this reason, many companies offer what is termed a synthetic blend motor oil. This type of oil contains a mixture of up to 30 percent synthetic oil with the rest being standard petroleum-based oil, and is usually significantly less expensive that a pure synthetic. What are the advantages of using such a blend?


At first glance it seems as though there would be little benefit to using a synthetic blend motor oil. After all, with only 30 percent of the total volume being truly synthetic, isn't it too diluted for it to make any real difference?. Actually, this is not the case. While the percentage of synthetic oil in the blend is indeed too low to provide synthetic-like levels of engine protection when it comes to thermal breakdown and overall viscosity, there is another dimension of benefit when it comes to the inclusion of synthetic oil in a blend.

The additives that are found in synthetic oil can help a great deal when it comes to addressing several engine issues. Synthetic blend motor oil contains additives which contribute to reducing overall engine wear. Not only that, but the detergents found in the synthetic component of the oil help fight the build up of acids in the engine oil, and help clean carbon and other contaminants out of engine internals. Synthetic blend motor oil is a good option for use in applications where the engine will be seeing heavy duty or extreme conditions, as these circumstances will make full use of the oil's additives.

Synthetic blend motor oil is an excellent compromise for those who want to enjoy some of the protections of synthetic oil but who don't want to spend a large amount of money changing the oil in their vehicles. This type of oil can be particularly useful for someone running a fleet of light trucks or service vehicles which are used hard but for which the cost of constantly replacing a full synthetic oil would be prohibitive.

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Lemon Juice Health Benefits

Lemonade is known to have been used as a refreshing drink since the time of the Moguls. Modem investigations have tended to support this use, the essential oil being very good for cooling the body. This use can be extended to the employment of lemon juice with water and sugar as the best drink to take when you have a fever

When the temperature of the body is high, whether from the effects of the sun or from the results of illness, it is necessary to take regular drinks in order to prevent dehydration. Sugar is not normally a desirable part of a healthy diet, nevertheless it has its part to play with lemon, and although there is no doubt that the addition of honey if available is very much to be preferred.


The high vitamin C content of the lemon has been used for hundreds of years to ward off scurvy among sailors and travelers. There is little sodium, so the fruit is good as a flavoring for those on a low salt diet.

Because in some countries the producers of lemons extend their keeping properties and improve appearance by coating them with the chemical diphenyl and waxing the fruits, it is a wise precaution to wash the lemon with a little unscented soap and then rinse thoroughly before converting the whole fruit to juice.

The pulp left from the juicing is excellent for the skin and can also soothe the bites and stings of insects. If you add equal parts of toilet water and of glycerin to the residue the mixture can be made to keep the hands smooth.

Doctors Morel and Rochaix demonstrated that the extract of lemon when vaporized will neutralize the bacteria of meningococcus, typhoid, pneumococcus and staphylococcus in from 15 to 180 minutes.

A gastronomically inclined Frenchman, Charles Richet, is said by Dr Valnet to have discovered that the lemon juice added to raw oysters before eating them destroys 92% of the bacteria present within 15 minutes. A good reason to wait before you eat!

This information is relevant to the idea that lemon juice is a most important therapy to be used in all cases of infection of the respiratory tract and as a general tonic.

Provided that the juice is diluted with water, there is no danger in taking any reasonable quantity of lemon juice. Be sure to choose firm, clear colored lemons that have not begun to wither. The first signs of ageing can be spotted where the stem was once attached to the fruit.

Lemon Juice Health Benefits

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Filipino Recipes - Kutsinta - Pinoy Food

Kutsinta is another top Pinoy favorite snack. It is prepared using lye water which enhances its color. It is chewy and somewhat sticky but you would surely love the unique taste especially if it is your first time to try this delicious treat. I love it best with lots and lots of grated coconut for the toppings. It is one of the foods that lead me to remember the good old days that I spent in school. My best friend and I used to spend our breaks in the soccer field with a paper plate full of kutsinta. We just talk and talk about girly stuff without realizing that we have already consumed all of the kutsinta in no time at all.

If you want to try Filipino delicacies, you should never miss the yummy kutsinta. Surely, you would be asking for more once you take a bite of this delightful treat.



  • 1 cup all-purpose or rice flour
  • few drops of yellow food color
  • 1 teaspoon lihia (lye)
  • cup brown sugar
  • cups water
  • grated coconut
Cooking Instructions:
  • Place water in a steamer and bring to a boil.
  • Except for the grated coconut, combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Blend thoroughly until you have a smooth mixture which is free from lumps. Use a sieve to strain mixture and separate any lumps.
  • Prepare muffin pans and fill half of each pan with the mixture. Steam for about 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes then take out from the pans.
  • Top with grated coconut then serve.

Filipino Recipes - Kutsinta - Pinoy Food

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Graves' Disease Diet Tips You Probably Don't Know About

Before I discuss some Graves' Disease diet tips that can help restore your health back to normal, let me first tell you that not only am I a licensed healthcare professional, but I was personally diagnosed with Graves' Disease. And nutrition definitely played a huge role in restoring my health back to normal. I will warn you that being a holistic doctor I am biased towards natural treatment methods, so while most endocrinologists label Graves'' Disease as "incurable", based on my own personal experience I believe that Graves'' Disease can be cured, and one's diet is important in restoring their health.

So if you are looking for Graves' Disease diet tips that will help restore your health back to normal, then you are going to enjoy reading the following information. As I just mentioned, diet can play a big role in treating Graves'' Disease naturally. However, I will tell you that while eating healthy and incorporating nutritional supplements can be beneficial, there are other factors that will also play a role in your recovery, which I will briefly mention in this article.


I also will warn you that different doctors will have varying opinions as to what is considered to be "healthy" with regards to one's diet. And let's be honest for a moment...nobody eats the "perfect" diet, as in my opinion it's okay to be "bad" every now and then. For example, I consulted with a patient once who loved milkshakes, which as you might guess isn't too healthy. And while it would be ideal for this person to completely eliminate milkshakes from her diet, having one every so often usually isn't a big deal. And the same goes with other foods.

Of course there are exceptions. For example, someone with celiac disease probably won't be able to eat a gluten-based food "every now and then" without having a bad reaction. Another example involves someone who can't "settle" for a milkshake every now and then, or an occasional slice of pizza, etc. In other words, some are better off staying away completely from the "bad" foods, or else they begin consuming too much of it.

Testing For Food Allergies Is A Good Idea

Anyway, one of the first things I will recommend before anyone changes their eating habits is to get tested for food allergies. Going to a regular allergy doctor might not be the best option, as usually they will test for only IgE antibodies. You might want to visit a holistic doctor and receive an ELISA/EIA panel, which also measures the IgG antibodies, and is usually more accurate (although this does depend on the lab that performs the test).

Another alternative is to consider a GI Health Panel. The company Diagnos-Techs offers this type of test, which measures the health of the gastrointestinal tract and includes over one dozen tests that utilize saliva and stool specimens. They also offer a FIP-Food Intolerance Panel, that will determine whether you are allergic to four of the most common foods (gluten, soy, milk, and egg proteins).

A less costly method is to conduct an elimination diet, where you eliminate all of the common food allergens (wheat, soy, dairy, etc.), and then slowly introduce a potential allergen, one at a time. There are different ways of doing this, but here is an example. You can go on a purification program (described shortly), and then once the purification program is completed, introduce wheat for 3 days, and see how your body reacts. Just make sure you don't add more than one potential allergen, as if you were to add both wheat and dairy for example, and had a bad reaction, you wouldn't know which allergen was responsible.

A Purification Program Can Be Beneficial

As I just mentioned, many people can benefit from a purification program. There are different types of these programs, and when doing one it is wise to be under the guidance of a competent healthcare professional. When I put one of my patients on a purification program, I prefer having them avoid gluten, dairy, soy, and other common allergens for at least twenty one days. Once again, the reason for this is because they are common allergens.

On the other hand, I encourage them to eat plenty of vegetables, some fruits, as well as chicken, turkey, and certain types of fish. I do recommend that they purchase organic food, at least with regards to the meats. While it would be great if they can buy everything organic, I realize some people can't afford this, and so if you must pick and choose, I'd recommend to eat organic meat, and try to stay away from non-organic vegetables and fruits that are high in pesticides. These aren't necessarily the only foods I recommend, as most people can consume a small quantity of raw nuts (sunflower seeds, almonds, etc.), as well as some other foods.

An Actual Example Of A Graves'' Disease Diet:

Here is an example of a daily protocol when I first went on my Graves' Disease diet. Keep in mind that this is just an example, and is not a diet that I stayed on permanently (although it did train me to eat better, and I still eat healthy to this day):


• Protein drink which contained 2 cups of purified water, I cup of mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries), a healthy form of protein powder, and 1 teaspoon of flax seed oil (after one month I added one raw organic egg to this).

Mid-morning snack:

• Organic apples and raw sunflower seeds


• Grilled chicken salad: organic mixed greens and spinach, organic grilled chicken

Mid-afternoon snack:

• Another protein drink (very filling, and actually tastes pretty good)


• Organic roasted turkey

• Some type of vegetable (i.e. squash)

After-Dinner Snack:

• 1 cup of raw nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, cashews)

Although this diet is relatively healthy, you'll notice that it isn't perfect. I probably should have incorporated more vegetables, but overall it was a healthy diet. Today I still eat healthy, but I do incorporate some whole grains occasionally (for example, I will have a turkey wrap or sandwich with whole wheat bread), and every now and then I'll even go out and get some pizza, eat some chocolate, etc.

If you currently eat a lot of junk food and/or have strong sweet and carbohydrate cravings, I wouldn't expect you to change overnight. Under such circumstances it is best to take it slow, and when I first consult with a patient that has strong sweet and carb cravings, I put them on a protocol to help them get rid of these cravings, and thus make the transition to a healthier diet much easier. I personally was brought up eating foods like Fruit Loops, Burger King Whoppers and fries, and drank plenty of Hawaiian Punch. And while I was already eating much healthier when I was diagnosed with Graves'' Disease, when I first began trying to eat healthy it did take some time.

Drink Plenty Of Purified Water

You also want to drink plenty of purified water during this time, and avoid any soft drinks, and even most juices, which can be high in sugar. As for what type of water you should drink, different doctors have different opinions, but I recommend either water that has gone through a reverse osmosis process or distillation, and then is enhanced with minerals. Some will disagree with me, preferring water without minerals added. Either way, stay away from the tap water, and I'd also be cautious about drinking spring water unless if you know the source is a good quality.

What Are Goitrogens?

There are also certain goitrogens you should try your best to avoid. Goitrogens interfere with the function of the thyroid gland, which admittedly isn't as big of a factor in someone with a hyperthyroid condition like Graves'' Disease as it would be with someone with a hypothyroid condition. But still, you want to at least minimize the following foods, and some of them you will want to avoid completely. I personally ate some of the following goitrogens in moderation (i.e. spinach and broccoli), while completely avoiding others (i.e. soy). Anyway, here are some of the goitrogens to be aware of:

• Soy
• Broccoli
• Brussel sprouts
• Cauliflower
• Kale
• Spinach
• Turnips
• Peaches
• Strawberries

Where Should You Shop?

As for where should you shop, although you can shop at your local health food store, I personally like Trader Joes, which is a national chain that has plenty of natural and organic food at affordable prices. Some "regular" grocery stores, and even places like Wal-Mart sell some natural and organic food as well. While my wife and I love shopping at Trader Joes for most of our items, we do buy some of our foods at a local health food store, and a few items in a "regular" supermarket.

Other Factors Besides Diet Can Impact Your Health

Besides eating healthy, there are some other factors that can affect your health. Since it's difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need through your diet, taking some quality nutritional supplements can be beneficial (i.e. B vitamins, Vitamin D, iodine, essential fatty acids, a multi-mineral supplement, etc.). As I'm sure you know, it's also beneficial to be on a regular exercise program. Another big factor for people with Graves'' Disease is to manage the stress in their lives, as while just about everyone has to deal with stress, we all have different coping mechanisms. And those people that don't do a good job of managing the stress in their lives are more likely to have stressed out adrenal glands, which can both lead to and exacerbate an autoimmune condition.

Should You Consult With A Natural Endocrine Doctor?

While many endocrinologists label Graves'' Disease as being incurable, the truth is that many people like myself are turning to natural treatment methods to help restore the function of the thyroid gland, and thus avoid anti-thyroid drugs and radioactive iodine. A competent natural doctor that focuses on endocrine disorders can help you with your diet, recommend quality supplements, and put you on a complete program that can potentially restore your health back to normal. While not everyone is a candidate for natural treatment methods, most people can benefit from following a natural treatment protocol.

So for those looking for an ideal Graves' Disease diet, hopefully you have a better idea as to what foods you should eat when diagnosed with this condition. Truth to be told, most people should eat a healthy diet consisting of whole foods, regardless of whether or not they have an autoimmune thyroid disorder or not. Doing so can actually help prevent the development of such conditions, along with incorporating other lifestyle factors, such as exercising regularly, obtaining quality sleep, and doing a good job of managing stress. But for someone with Graves'' Disease, eating healthy can definitely help to improve their health, and is thus extremely important.

Graves' Disease Diet Tips You Probably Don't Know About

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Jello Cake Recipe - Classic Jello Poke Cake Recipe

When you think of a Jello cake recipe, there's only one cake that is so popular that it immediately pops into your head: the classic Jello poke cake. This cake is famous for being extremely flexible in its use of gelatin flavors. When it's sliced into, you'll see the colorful stripes inside. Whatever flavor you use it's sure to be a hit.

1 package white or yellow cake mix (for two layers)

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1 small package flavored gelatin, any flavor

4 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 cup water (for the cake mix)

1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip

1 cup water (for gelatin)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare cake, according to package directions, using eggs, oil and water. Bake cake in a 13x9-inch pan for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for at least 15 minutes.

Poke holes across the entire surface of cake with a fork.

Dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water. Pour the warm gelatin slowly over the surface of the cake (gelatin will soak into the cake). Place cake in the refrigerator and chill for about 4 hours.

Spread whipped topping on top of cake before serving. Refrigerate leftover cake.

=> Jello Cake Recipe: Jello Lemon Cooler Cake

This is a great cake to make for picnics and when company comes to visit. It's got a nice sweet and tangy tartness to it that will tingle your tastebuds.

1 package lemon cake mix

1 cup hot water

2 (3oz.) packages lemon flavored gelatin

1 cup milk

1 (3.4 oz.) package lemon pudding mix

1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip, thawed


Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 9x13-inch pan. Let cake cool, then poke holes across the entire cake surface using a fork.

Dissolve the lemon gelatin in 1 cup of hot water. Pour warm gelatin over the entire cake. Place cake in the refrigerator and let it cool.

In a large bowl, mix together the milk, lemon pudding mix and the remaining package of lemon gelatin; stir until all ingredients are thoroughly dissolved. Fold in the whipped topping and spread over top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

=> Jello Cake Recipe: Strawberry Jello Cake Recipe

This strawberry Jello cake is something special. The perfect Jello dessert recipe for warm afternoons and those special occasions when you want to make a dessert they'll be talking about for days.

1 package white cake mix

1 (3 oz.) package strawberry gelatin

3 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup oil

1/2 cup water

4 eggs

1 (10 oz.) package frozen strawberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, sift the cake mix, flour, gelatin mix and salt together. Stir in the oil and water. Beat well. Add in the eggs, one at a time; mix well.

In a medium, bowl mash up the entire bag of strawberries. Stir half of the strawberries (5 oz.) into the cake batter. Pour cake into 2-layer cake pans and bake for 30 minutes. Let cake cool and spread strawberry icing on top.

Strawberry Icing

1 stick butter

1 box confectioners' sugar, sifted


Cream the butter. Gradually add in the sugar and the remaining mashed strawberries. Mix until icing is a smooth, creamy texture.

=> Jello Cake Recipe: Jello Pudding Cake Recipe

Just like the poke cake, this Jello pudding cake is flexible when it comes to flavor. Choose the flavor that you want and enjoy a moist, rich-tasting cake that will not last for very long, because it's so scrumptious.

1 package white or yellow cake mix

1 (12 oz.) can fruit flavored soda (any flavor)

1 small box gelatin (same flavor as soda)

1 cup warm water

1 small box vanilla pudding

1 container Cool Whip


Prepare cake according to package directions. Bake cake in a 13x9-inch pan. Let cake cool. Poke holes into cake surface with a fork. Pour flavored soda over cake.

Dissolve gelatin into 1 cup warm water. Pour gelatin over the entire cake.

Prepare pudding according to package directions. Spread pudding over top of cake.

Spread whipped topping over top of entire cake. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

Jello Cake Recipe - Classic Jello Poke Cake Recipe

Easy to make – fun to drink


The Benefits of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

It is important that we first make sure that we are clear about what we are discussing in this article. When it comes to freshly squeezed orange juice we mean that which has been taken from the orange and then drank straightaway. As you will discover when you go to the supermarket there are plenty of products on the shelves claiming to be "freshly squeezed" but have on them a shelf life of several days. So is the juice really freshly squeezed if it has been on the shelf for up to a week after being bottled?

No it isn't. What is worse is that most of these freshly squeezed products will have been heat treated in order to ensure that they can be kept on the shelf for longer periods of time. The heat that is applied during the pasteurisation process destroys many of the vital nutrients in the food we eat so that risky pathogens can be removed. But making your own juice at home with a juicer reduces the risks to you. In fact when food is produced on an industrial scale those risks become greater.


There are a few fresh orange juice products where it states it has been gently pasteurised. But this is complete nonsense as it is or isn't pasteurised. When it comes to gently pasteurising do they wear fluffy gloves and place the juice bottles on cushions after the process has been completed? Do we really care? When these terms are used the manufacturer of the juice wants to make it sound as if their product is good for you, when in fact they are only trying to increase their profit margins.

One thing you can be sure of is that the juice will still have been heated and so much of the nutritional value of it has been taken out. Making your own freshly squeezed orange juice at home will ensure that it is perfectly safe and full of those nutrients your body needs. But there are many other benefits to be gained from using your own citrus juice or press in order to make your own fresh orange juice. If you don't drink any fresh juice, below are just some of the many reasons for including real fresh orange juice into your diet.

1. One glass of fresh orange juice will ensure that you get your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.

2. Fresh orange juice contains flavonoids which can help reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels.

3. As well as freshly squeezed orange being high in antioxidants it is high in dietary fibre, thiamine and folates.

4. Studies carried out have proven that fresh orange juice can protect one against cancer and heart disease as well as boost our immune system responses.

5. Drinking fresh orange juice can reduce the damaging effect that free radicals have on the cells in our bodies.

6. There are many different flavonoids and phyto-nutrients in fresh orange juice that can protect you against a number of degenerative diseases.

Actually your daily boost from this fruit couldn't be simpler. Just get some oranges, cut in half and extract the juice using a citrus juicer. It only takes a couple of minutes to do and the benefits are obvious to us all even the most sceptical amongst us. This is because the amount of research that has been carried out by various institutes around the globe.

There are two types of citrus juicers available. There are those which use a motor and those that you need to operate by hand using a lever that helps to squeeze the juice out. The electric types sometimes referred to as citrus reamers operate on the basis that you place half the orange on to a cone that is rotating and which then reams and squeezes the fruit flesh. It extracts the juice but makes sure that the pips are strained away.

With the manual citrus juicer or press it comes with some sort of lever that you pull down on to the orange (cut in half) on to a static cone below. The fruit is simply pressed and the juice extracted filters away into a container below. Both kinds of juicers are quick and easy to use and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and prices to meet ones needs.

If you would prefer your orange juice to have bits in it then go for one that has a coarse pip strainer. However, when you buy fresh orange juice from a juice bar you will see that they use automatic kinds of citrus presses. These are ones where the fruit rolls in a machine, gets cut in half and then will be squeezed in the same way as would happen if you use a manual citrus juicer at home. The whole point of this machine is to ensure that the goodness is retained when your freshly squeezed orange juice is made in just a matter of seconds for you.

Making your own juice at home using an orange juicer provides you a delicious health promoting drink in the same time it would take you to boil the kettle. So this is one of the most effective kitchen activities for you to help maintain good health.

The Benefits of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

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Recovering From Hiatal Hernia Surgery

Hiatal hernia surgery is a major operation performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made into the abdomen that require a few weeks to heal. Your stomach is pulled out of the esophagus and because of this, these organs must also be allowed to heal before a normal diet can be resumed.

After hiatal hernia surgery, you will have the nasal gastric tube in place for draining out stomach acid. You will not be allowed to eat for two or three days or until the tube is removed. You will recover in the hospital for a period of one to six days before being sent home to finish recuperation.


By the time you return home your incisions will have begun to heal but you may still have optional dressings on. You may want to wear one for comfort's sake because it will prevent friction between your incision and your clothing. Follow your doctor's instructions concerning the care of your incisions. You will probably be allowed to get your incision wet, and you may be instructed to apply ointment. However, do not put anything on your incision if you have not been instructed to do so.

You may be discharged with medications to take during your recovery. This might include antibiotics and prescription painkillers. Take all medications according to label instructions. Do not stop taking your antibiotics even if you feel well. Do not drink alcohol when you are taking prescription painkillers and do not combine prescription painkillers with over the counter pain relief medications.

You must resume your normal daily activities slowly after hiatal hernia surgery. Initially you will be allowed to shower, take walks, ride in the car, use stairs, and lift up to 2 pounds. However, you should not drive for two weeks and you must use caution when bending, lifting, or twisting your body for three months after your surgery.

When you return home, you should eat small amounts more frequently throughout the day. For the first two weeks after hiatal hernia surgery, you should only consume clear liquids. This includes foods like water, broth, ice chips, fruit juice, jello, and popsicles. You should not eat solid foods, thick liquids, soft drinks, candy, or chew gum. Start with 1/2 cup of liquid and gradually consume more until you can drink 1 cup at a time.

Starting on the third week after your surgery, you can add soft foods like milkshakes, yogurt, pudding, oatmeal, and strained soups. On the fifth week after surgery, you can add mushy foods like pasta, fish, applesauce, cooked vegetables, mashed potatoes, ground beef, and soft fruits. You should continue to avoid meat, bread, and raw vegetables.

Because your upper digestive tract has to heal following hiatal hernia surgery, you must be careful not to irritate it with hard or sharp foods for up to three months after surgery. In addition, it will take approximately three months for your incisions to fully heal so that you can continue with regular activities that might include heavy lifting and bending.

When you first arrive home after your surgery, you should watch your incision for signs of infection. Call your doctor if you noticed any swelling, redness, or drainage from around your incision. You should also notify your doctor if you have a fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.

It is possible that your doctor will give you specific instructions related to your particular medical condition. Above all else, follow your doctor's guidelines to ensure you have a speedy an uneventful recovery. Be sure to keep your follow-up appointments with your doctor so he can monitor your recovery from hiatal hernia surgery.

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Pastries in Filipino Cuisine

There's no better way to cap off a hearty Filipino meal than with something light and sweet for dessert. No, not ice cream or milkshakes, although those are great too-we're talking about native Filipino desserts. If you think sweets have no place in Filipino cuisine, you can't be further from the truth. From simple sugar-raised doughnuts to elaborate cakes, there's always a sweet Filipino food that's sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.

But one dessert that deserves a mention is the Filipino pastry. Although not as popular as our kakanin or rice cakes, Filipino pastries are a steady favorite in many regions. They're also a great start if you want to bake your own Filipino desserts recipes. They don't require as much attention as kakanin, but they give you just the same sweetness. Here are some of the most popular pastries in Filipino cuisine, plus some recipes to help you get started.


Buko Pie

It's hardly surprising that one of our favorite desserts comes from our top fruit export. Outside the country, buko pie is sold in pre-packed frozen slices, so we're lucky to get it here fresh and hot, not to mention cheap. It is a popular pasalubong for people who go south of Luzon, particularly to Laguna, Quezon, and Batangas. The filling is made from young coconut flesh mixed with macapuno, coconut milk, cream, and sometimes caramel. Most bakeries carry a cheaper version of the pie made from sweetened coconut juice and flour. If you feel like making your own, here's an easy recipe you can try.

Buko Pie


2 c all-purpose flour

2/3 c shortening

1 egg yolk

¼ c cold water

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vinegar

4 c shredded coconut meat

300ml condensed milk

2/3 c cornstarch

1 c coconut water

Procedure: Preheat your oven to about 435oF. In a bowl, combine the salt and flour and cut in the shortening until they form pea-sized pieces. In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolk, water and vinegar, then add to the flour mixture. Mix until the dough is soft and pliable. Split the dough into two balls, one part a bit bigger. Roll out the bigger dough until it's slightly bigger than your pie plate. Fit into the plate and let hang over the sides. Roll out the smaller dough, then set aside.
In a saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients and cook until thick. Let it cook for about 15 minutes, then pour into the crust. Cover with the smaller dough, seal the edges, and bake for about one hour.

Boat tarts

For a quick, cheap sugar fix, boat tarts are your best option. These are small, open pastries with a filling of caramel, ­langka (jackfruit), mango, or some other sweetened fruit. You can find them pre-packed in most groceries and cafeterias. They are a popular dessert for school lunches, mainly because they are fairly cheap and go well with most Filipino food recipes. If you can pull off a simple cake, boat tarts shouldn't be a problem.

Pili Nut Tarts


1 kg all-purpose flour

½ kg ground pili nuts

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup condensed milk

1 cup ice water

Procedure: Mix the flour and sugar, and cut in the butter until they form small pea-sized balls. Slowly add in the water, stirring along the sides to help the dough hold together. Form the dough into small balls, then roll out about 1/8 inch thick. Press into tart molds and prick the sides and base with a fork. Bake the dough for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the condensed milk, sugar, and ground nuts. Pour into the baked crusts and top with pili slices. Return to the oven and bake until the filling turns golden brown.


Filipino macaroons are made with coconut shavings, which make them chewier than flour-based American ones. It's actually one of the easiest Filipino cooking recipes, so it's a great starter recipe for beginners. This one puts an unusual twist on the basic recipe.

Pandan Macaroons

Ingredients :

1 cup desiccated coconut

½ cup coconut cream powder

1 tsp pandan extract

¼ cup melted butter

1 ¼ cup sugar

¼ cup bread crumbs

3 eggs, separated

1 ¼ cup warm water

green food color

salt to taste

Procedure: Preheat your oven to 320oF. Grease a baking pan with butter and sprinkle a little flour to coat. In a bowl, mix the water and coconut cream powder, then set aside. Beat egg whites until they get foamy, then beat in the yolks. Combine the bread crumbs, desiccated coconut, sugar, salt, and butter. Add in the egg mixture, dissolved coconut cream, food color, and pandan extract. Mix well and pour into the pan. Spread evenly and shake down to compact the batter. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the sides are browned.

Pastries in Filipino Cuisine

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How to Made Delicious Smoothies That Diabetics Can Enjoy!

Being diabetic does not mean we have to give up everything good. In fact, we diabetics can also enjoy a breakfast smoothie or a refreshing smoothie midday. These recipes are tasty, easy to make, and will fit into your diabetic diet when used as a meal substitute or a snack but not as a beverage with a meal! Orange Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie is a great way to start your day. The Blueberry Smoothie is also delicious and it is recommended to help diabetics who have a problem with an extended belly or belly fat.



1 tub Crystal Light Sunrise Classic Orange Flavor sugar-free drink mix
1 cup cold water
1 cup chopped no-sugar-added frozen strawberries
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp fat-free sour cream

Add the drink mix to the water; stir until the mix is dissolved. Remove 2 tablespoons of the prepared mix and put in a blender container. Reserve the remaining drink mix.

Add the strawberries, milk, and sour cream to the blender container. Cover blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds or until the drink is thickened and well blended. Serve immediately.

Yield: 1 serving

NOTE: Use the remaining drink mix to make more smoothies. Or pour the mixture into a pitcher and add 6 cups cold water; stir to blend well. Serve or keep in the refrigerator.

This is a perfect drink to enjoy after a workout.


1 cup fat-free milk*
6-oz nonfat plain yogurt
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbsp flaxseed oil

Put the milk, yogurt, and frozen blueberries into a blender container. Blend for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into a glass and stir in the flax seed oil.

Note: Soy milk may be substituted for the fat-free milk.


How to Made Delicious Smoothies That Diabetics Can Enjoy!

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Pink Lemonade Smoothie Mix

Now that summer is here in force a lot of us change our eating habits just because of the accelerated schedule the summer season brings with it. We are all running around madly, planning vacations, picnics or cookouts, or even tailgating at an evening Little League baseball game. With so much going on a quick, healthy meal is a must. Anything that cuts down on the number of drive through visits is a plus.

For many smoothies fit that description very well. Quick, healthy and satisfying, smoothies can be made from such a wide variety of ingredients that it is virtually impossible to not find one to love.

\"Smoothie Recipes\"

Because its summer you may well already be making lemonade to cool everyone down and lemonade is a great ingredient to use to make fruit smoothie recipes that are refreshing, delicious, and healthy. Just like adding a flavored fruit juice, including lemonade in your fruit smoothie recipes will instill your smoothies with a nice texture, good flavor and, depending on how sweet or tart you like your lemonade, can give your favorite fruit smoothie, a definite "wake-up kick!"

Here is one of our delicious fruit smoothie recipes using both lemonade, raspberries, and peach yogurt that is very easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy!

In your smoothie blender, combine
-1 cup of frozen raspberries
-1 cup of chilled lemonade (if it is pink lemonade the color will end up as a rich pink mix) Its perfectly fine to make your own using Crystal Lite or other mix.
-1 cup of low-fat peach yogurt

Mix until it reaches the consistency you prefer and serve in a chilled or thermal glass. You might even want to put this in a travel mug and enjoy during your travels throughout the day.

Pink Lemonade Smoothie Mix

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Acai Health - The Health Benefits of Acai Berry

Why are so many people cashing in on Acai benefits today? Its simple. Acai Berry is a fruit that is grown within the rain forest of South America that has been used by the indigenous people of that area for thousands of years due to both its nutritional and medicinal properties.

Once visitors began to visit this area they noticed that the inhabitants consumed Acai berries on a daily basis and wanted to try it for themselves to see what all of the rave was surrounding this wonder fruit.


After so many people spread the word that were not from the area to other parts of the world that this super-food gave them maximized health benefits, companies got a hold of the super-food and started to market and distribute the product all over the world.

Today, you don't have to travel all the way to Brazil to get Acai benefits, all you have to do is go online or to a Health Food store and buy it in capsule, powder, juice or milkshake form.

Here are some of the many Acai benefits that many have experienced after using the dietary supplement on a regular basis:

- Increased Energy and Stamina
- Boosted Immune System
- Improved Digestion
- Lower Cholesterol Levels
- Weight Loss
- Reduced Inflammation of the Joints
- Better Muscle Tone
- Healthier Looking Skin
- Detoxification of Toxins
- Fat Burning
- Better Cardiovascular Health
- More Balanced Blood Sugar Levels

As you can see, Acai benefits can truly improve your health and balance your body systems, which will give you an over-all healthier state of being.

Acai Health - The Health Benefits of Acai Berry

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Fueling Up in the Morning For Kids

I'm sure you can relate - not hungry in the morning? It's not always easy for us to have a good breakfast so early in the day. And with early morning school hours, it's sometimes difficult to get our kids to eat before they leave for school.

But there are ways to strike a happy medium - a small meal, quick snack, or smoothie. It is so important to fuel the brain on a regular basis, especially after having fasted overnight. Breakfast time is truly a time for breaking the fast and starting the day with good fuel.

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Our children are not eating breakfasts that support proper brain function. They are not taking in the proper nutrients to manufacture the brain chemicals or neurotransmitters. This deficiency of fuel can lead to blood sugar imbalance and energy or metabolic dysfunction. And moreover, focus, concentration and memory can become impaired. It's only logical.

Possible effects of an "un-fueled" brain:


lack of focus and attention

poor memory

foggy thinking



poor hand-eye coordination



mood swings

cravings for sugar or stimulants, like caffeine


lowered metabolism, leading to obesity

The following two studies reveal important stats about children and breakfast intake. Let's not forget that adults are big kids. We have bodies and brains that need fuel too.

Breakfast and Cognition: An Integrative Summary

Pollitt E; Mathews R, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1998 Apr;67(4):804S-813S (98196983 NLM)

The pooled data suggests that omitting breakfast interferes with cognition and learning, an effect that is more pronounced in nutritionally at-risk children than in well-nourished children. Breakfast consumption improves school attendance, reduces tardiness and enhances the quality of the students' diets.

Trends in Breakfast Consumption for Children in the US

Siega-Riz AM; Popkin BM; Carson T, Amer Journal Clini Nutr, 1998 Apr; 67(4):748S-756S (98196974 NLM)

"We examined breakfast consumption patterns and trends for children (1-10 yr old) and adolescents (11-18 yr old) in the U.S. Results indicated a decline in breakfast consumption, 15% in boys and 20% in girls, particularly for older adolescents.

A large percentage of children aged 11 and over do not consume breakfast. "Given the association of obesity with less frequent breakfast consumption and the rise in obesity in this age group, a renewed emphasis on the importance of breakfast is warranted."

To avoid the effects of an "un-fueled" brain, we and our children need proportionally-balanced and easily assimilable proteins, essential fatty acids, trace minerals and complex carbohydrates. In the following information you will find ideas from quick, out-the-door breakfast foods, to traditional and weekend breakfast ideas.

Power Breakfasts

Upon arising, drink 6-8 ounces of fresh, pure water. Fruit juice should be kept to a minimum, but when consumed, should be diluted with water by one third.

1-2 scrambled, over-easy, or poached eggs. 1 small red potato sautéed into hash browns.

1-2 scrambled eggs, wrapped in a corn tortilla. Side of fruit.

Whole grain toast or bagel with almond or cashew butter (Can add fruit-sweetened jam or raw honey.)

1-2 whole grain or gluten-free waffles with cinnamon sugar (made with sugar substitute such as Sucanat) or raw honey or honeycomb.

2 whole grain or gluten-free pancakes. Top with ground sunflower, flax or sesame seeds and pure maple syrup or fruit sweetened jam.

Rice, hemp or whey protein and/or fruit smoothie. (Next week we'll send tips for good smoothie recipes.)

Whole grain muffin. Add a side dish of yogurt.

1 cup whole grain cold cereal (from the health food store) with organic dairy milk, rice milk, or almond milk. Use alternative natural sweetener, if desired.

Whole grain hot cereal such as: oatmeal, cream of buckwheat, cream of rice, or kashi with honey or stevia to sweeten, and rice milk, hemp milk or dairy milk.

Brown rice pudding with raisins or dried dates and rice or dairy milk. For sweetener use stevia, honey or maple syrup, not refined sugar. (Can be made a day ahead.)

Yogurt with fresh, sliced blueberries, strawberries or banana.

Helpful Hints:

If your child does not like eggs, you can add ground sesame and sunflower seeds to a pancake breakfast (on top or in the batter) for protein and essential fatty acids.

Sugar, honey or maple syrup should not be used daily. But if you use maple syrup, you can pre-dilute the maple syrup with flax oil for extra essential fatty acids. This will typically go undetected.

Who says we have to only eat breakfast food in the morning. And - no - I don't mean pizza! A bowl of a favorite, piping hot soup on a cold morning may hit the spot. Maybe a bit or sliced turkey or ½ a burger from the night before. There are so many non-breakfast options to choose from. All it takes is for the light to go on - a shift in perception - to eat "outside the box".

Quick "Out-the-Door" Breakfasts

Sliced organic turkey

Apple, banana or other piece of fruit

Trail mix (if not allergic to nuts)

Whole grain breakfast bar, such as Clif Kid ZBar, organic, wheat and dairy-free, no trans fats

O rganic yogurt (Maple and vanilla are better choices than fruit-sweetened.)

Fruit smoothie with rice or whey protein

Hemp, rice or whey protein shake with organic dairy milk, goat milk or rice milk

Cottage cheese with ground sunflower and flax seeds

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products suggested, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please check with your health care practitioner for your best health options.

Fueling Up in the Morning For Kids

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Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Recipes

Here are some great juicer recipes that you can make with a Jack Lalanne power juicer machine. Included are the wonderful health benefits these juicer recipes can supply.

Power Juicer Recipe #1 - Bountiful Berries


- 2 cups of blackberries
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup of raspberries

Wash berries, juice, enjoy! Berries are very easy to juice. They require very little prep time because they need no chopping or topping, just wash and juice.

Berries are a great source of an antioxidant called anthocyanins that are great for heart health. These anthocyanins are also found in the skins of red grapes and are a key ingredient in the famous heart healthy properties of red wine. Anthocyanins help our hearts by their effect upon our major arteries. Anthocyanins, along with vitamin C, help to build strong and flexible artery walls. This helps to protect us from developing arteriosclerosis, a condition that is the number one cause of heart disease.

Berries, especially raspberries and strawberries, are a great source of an antioxidant called ellagic acid. This antioxidant is one of the most potent of anti-cancer substances. A study that analysed the diets of 1300 elderly people in Massachusetts found that strawberries offered powerful protection against cancer development. Researchers found that those elderly people who ate the most strawberries were 2/3 less likely to die of cancer than those who eat the least!

Power Juicer Recipe #2 - Lean Greens

- 4 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- handful of spinach
- handful of kale

Wash vegetables through and top the carrots before juicing. Try to use organic if you can this will eliminate pesticides from the juice. Pesticides contain toxic heavy metals like lead and arsenic and other chemicals that can be carcinogenic. If you use non-organic carrots then it is better to peel them because most of the pesticides retain in the skin.

Spinach and kale are great for eye health. These two leafy green vegetables are a great source of two antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin that concentrate in the lens of our eyes. They protect the eyes from harmful oxygen molecules (free radicals) that are delivered via UV light. This helps to protect the eyes from premature aging and diseases like cataracts, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration.

Spinach and kale are also a great source of vitamin C, better than oranges even. Vitamin C is a key nutrient for the proper functioning of the immune system, creates collagen to keep our skin healthy and reduces inflammation and pain in arthritis sufferers.

Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Recipes

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10 Good Things Beetroot Juice Will Do For Your Body

Beetroot juice not only has a stunning color but is also packed with nutrients. It is a terrific source of vitamins and minerals. The beets contain vitamins B1, B2, niacin, B6, B12, Vitamin C potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iodine, iron and copper.

It is rich in antioxidants - carotenoids and flavanoids, which help reduce oxidation of LDL cholesterol.


It has an anti-carcinogenic color. The deep red color comes from betacyanin, a substance which prevents colon cancer.

Beets are also great source of silica which is essential for healthy skin, hair, nails and bones. Calories wise one medium beetroot contains just 35 calories.

The Magic of Beetroot Juice

An intake of one glass of beetroot juice will do wonders to your health -

  1. It is the only plant source of B12
  2. contains easily assimilated iron
  3. Contains Betaine, which helps maintain liver function
  4. It can drastically reduce high blood pressure
  5. Popular for being a great liver cleanser
  6. Beetroot is also believed to regenerate the cells of the immune system, build and purify the blood and improve the circulation
  7. The juice is claimed to be beneficial in the treatment of gallstones and kidney stones.
  8. Fights cancer
  9. For women, it improves the menstrual problems as well as cures anemia
  10. used for curing eye fatigue & tiredness

Before you start drinking Beetroot Juice or making any other diet change, seek a doctor's advice on the plan. Your physician will be able to advice you after a physical examination, if this plan is right for you.

Top 10 Health Conditions Beetroot Juice Is Used For -

  • Anemia
  • Bladder Problems
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Eye Fatigue
  • Kidneys
  • Liver Problems
  • Menstrual
  • Menopause
  • Skin Problems
  • Tiredness

Beetroot juice is very potent, and it is recommended that you drink the raw juice diluted or mixed with other vegetable or fruit juices so as not to push the body into detoxifying too quickly. Here is one of the juicer recipes I like most- Combine Beetroot Juice with cucumber and celery to balance it's sweet taste.

10 Good Things Beetroot Juice Will Do For Your Body

Which Juice extractor is the Best Juicer for Beetroot Juice?

The Jack Lalane Juicer is the creation of the legendary fitness Guru Jack LaLanne. He himself has been a living proof of juicing for health. At the remarkable age of 95 years Jack LaLanne leads an active life which includes daily fitness sessions and participating in swimming challenges.

Check out the Top 7 Tips Before Choosing a Juicer Machine. Tips that can save you from making costly mistakes. enables you to Compare Juicers based on our Expert Reviews, which will save you from costly mistakes.

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