Monthly Archives July 2012

Watermelon Can Improve Your Sex Life!

470_2434142One of the things I learned early on when looking at alternative health options to treat my multiple health conditions was that one of the worst detriments to our health comes from the foods we choose to eat. Well, it stands to reason that if food can cause negative health consequences, that when chosen properly, food could also cause positive health consequences.

That led me to learning more about things like the anti-inflammatory diet, the gluten-intolerance diet, the Paleo diet and more. Even the much discussed and debated Atkins low-carb/high-fat/moderate protein diet was created by a cardiologist to help his heart patients. So all these diets make it clear that, whether they work as intended or not, food itself can indeed have a medicinal or therapeutic or holistic effect on the body.

Watermelon Helps Sexual Activity?

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Marinated Pork Medallions, Bagna Cuada, Veggies and Grilled Peaches

On the menu tonight in Michy-dome:

  • Marinated Pork Medallions, marinated in Asian orange vinegar dressing
  • Grilled zucchini and summer squash, topped with bagna cauda and fried capers, topped with a touch of Asiago cheese shreds
  • Roasted corn with lemon-pepper butter
  • Whipped potatoes, oven-roasted and drizzled with white truffle oil
  • Grilled peaches, marinated in honey, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and Thai red peppers
  • Small side salad, with three cherry tomatoes and Asian orange dressing

Tonight was kind of a mish-mash, really, because we had some stuff that needed to be used before it went bad. I had made the veggie and proscuitto ribbons earlier and had the squash and zucchini left over from that, so I used it to make the veggies. The peaches were way too soft to eat by themselves, and we didn’t have enough for a dish, so I decided to brush them with a sauce and grill them. I skipped the salad–my bowl is still in the fridge and I’ll probably eat it tomorrow for lunch. It was just too much food for me.

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Quick, Healthy Snack & Great Appetizer Tray Item

So tonight, dinner meat was marinating (making Asian orange marinated pork medallions for dinner tonight–recipe to come), and Buffy says, “I know you’re cooking dinner, but I’m hungry now… I need a little something.” Well, perfect! I’d been wanting to make these for a while now, so I grabbed my handy mandoline slicer (click that link if you don’t know what a mandoline slicer is) and went to work on a simple snack I’d been wanting to make for a while.

This is so easy, so ridiculously simple, and yet, so yummy and good. Okay, just take your squash and your zucchini and chop off the end, rinse and dry your veggies, then lay them flat on the mandoline long side and slice them into ribbons. Two of them each makes enough to easily fill a tray for four-six people.

Slice them into nice, thin ribbon like in this picture————->

 

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Tips to Make Healthier Homemade Hamburgers

Fast-food burgers don’t even compare to the taste, texture and flavor of a homemade hamburger. Not only do homemade hamburgers taste better than fast-food burgers, when a burger is made fresh, from scratch, it can be considerably healthier than the fat-laden and high-calorie burgers found at drive-through windows.

Homemade hamburgers can be made with fresh hamburger buns on whatever bread eaters prefer as well as: fresh and crisp lettuce, juicy tomato slices, crisp onions, and sour pickles, mayo, mustard, ketchup or anything else you desire. Additional flavor enhancers include:

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What’s the Difference Between Butter and Margarine?

Are Butter and Margarine Really Different?

Margarine is a spread and butter is too, but they are different condiments. The difference between the two doesn’t go far beyond flavor and texture, and learning which one is best for diet and health is important for making an informed decision between the two. To know what the differences are, it’s important to understand what each is first.What is Butter?
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