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Debbie Meyer Green Bag Storing Fruit and Vegetables Save on Grocery Bill

Review of Debbie Meyer Green Bags I have used Debbie Meyer Green Bags for many years. I absolutely love them. The bags have saved me lots of money by extending the life of fruits and vegetables. The bags allow me to take advantage of bulk sales or reduced and bargain priced items. As with all […]

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Review of Debbie Meyer Green Bags

I have used Debbie Meyer Green Bags for many years. I absolutely love them. The bags have saved me lots of money by extending the life of fruits and vegetables. The bags allow me to take advantage of bulk sales or reduced and bargain priced items.

As with all other products you gain the most benefit from this product if you use it as it is intended to be used. The information included with the bags is thorough and easy to understand. Do not close the bags with twist ties. All you need to do is fold over the top of the bag to close it. This will prevent punctures to the bags and allow you to reuse them more often. You should only store one type of fruit or vegetable in each bag. The bags are designed to be storage bags, not freezer bags. They work exceptionally well when used as intended.

Shopping the bargain bin for marked down vegetables and fruits is one way I reduce my grocery bill. Fruits or vegetables from this section must be stored in a way to prevent them from becoming too ripe to eat or from rotting soon after buying them. Immediately placing the items in green bags is the perfect solution for slowing down the ripening process.

I grow my own herbs and in the summer months I have a surplus of basil, chives, parsley, and various other herbs. I have found that I can keep them fresh much longer when I store them in the green bags. Our garden also produces vegetables faster than we can eat them at the height of growing season. The green bags prolong the life of squash, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and all other garden items.

Most of us are trying to save money in any way we can right now. Investing in Debbie Meyer Green Bags is a smart way to help you save money on your food bill. I would suggest you buy several bags and that you buy different sizes. Celery, lettuce, and grapefruits last much longer when stored in these bags. Large bags work best for these. Lemons, tangerines, and various types of berries store well in the smaller bags. Packaged salad mixes tend to wilt and turn brown quickly when left in the bag they are purchased in. Putting the salad mix into green bags keeps it fresher longer.

As for the pros and cons of this product, I really can’t find anything negative about the bags if they as used properly. In my opinion, they are a great way to extend the life of fruits and vegetables. Using the bags saves money because it allows me to purchase bargain items and bulk items without having to prematurely throw the items out due to their ripening too quickly.

Source:
1. Debbie Meyer GreenBoxes – Reviews
2. The Cookie Diet Review
3. Amazon.com | Debbie Meyer 32 Piece UltraLite GreenBoxes – Green

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Cheese

Cheese, it’s is not just for mouse traps. Man has been making cheese for as long as cows, goats and sheep have been herded and milked. Simple fresh cheese is easy to make, the milk must be cultured, curdled and drained of the whey. Some cheeses are salted at that point and finished. Others are […]

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Cheese, it’s is not just for mouse traps.

Man has been making cheese for as long as cows, goats and sheep have been herded and milked. Simple fresh cheese is easy to make, the milk must be cultured, curdled and drained of the whey. Some cheeses are salted at that point and finished. Others are dried and the curd is separated from the whey further as the cheese is dried creating a firmer cheese. Salt is added to the cheese to preserve it and to bind the proteins which firms the cheese further.

There are many varieties of cheeses from every corner of the world. They are usually divided into three categories, hard, semi-soft and soft. The soft cheeses can be so soft that you need a spoon to serve them or they may be just firm enough to cut with a butter knife and spread of fruit or bread. Some tasty soft cheeses are cottage cheese, cream cheese, ricotta, and yo-cheese. Some even consider brie a soft cheese. Then there are the semi-soft cheeses that fall between the two categories, these maybe the Camemberts and those like brie, the softer blue cheeses and just made fresh mozzarella. Hard cheeses can range from those that cut with a fork like cheddar and Elemental, Appenzeller or Montery Jack to cheeses that you must grate or those that require a special knife to shave and serve like Parmesan or Roman. A general rule of thumb is that the younger softer cheeses are usually milder and more buttery in taste and as the cheeses age and get harder, their flavor intensifies or sharpens. The defining lines between these different degrees of hardness is often blurred but these definitions give you some point of reference to start from.

The simplest cheeses are soft fresh cheeses and can spoil rapidly even with refrigeration. They include cottage cheese, Neufchatel, the precursor of American style cream cheese and the cheese made from goats milk like chevre. There are cheeses that have the curd squeezed and stretched like mozzarella; this one is loved world wide as a pizza topping. The simplest of cheeses, where the milk is curdled and the whey is drained off without preservatives, spoilage can be a problem. Salt is often added to the cheese to improve its shelf life and to bind the proteins and firm the cheese further. For some of the semi-soft cheeses like Brie and Camembert and the blues like Roquefort and Stilton further introduction of bacteria is necessary during the aging process.

Cheeses can be had impregnated with herbs, seeds or dried fruit and they can be served with herbs or with fresh fruit. They can be served cold on a platter with bread rounds or crackers, grated onto a dish when it is served or melted over the top of a casserole. Cheese has been creamed into butter to top steaks or chops, baked into breads and or eaten out of hand with nothing else. Cheeses can be an appetiser, a soup, a main course or a dessert.

As versatile as cheeses are it is no wonder they have become such a wide spread favorite.

Source:
1. Cheese
2. How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
3. Cheese.com – World's Greatest Cheese Resource

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Chili Mac Recipe Chili Camping Motorcross Recipies

Camp cooking “Chili Mac” Have you ever been in the woods with your family, sitting by the campfire on a cool spring night with a good bowl of chili, listening to the children tell stories of ghosts and men with a hook for a hand and thought, now this is heaven? Well, that’s only a […]

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Camp cooking “Chili Mac”

Have you ever been in the woods with your family, sitting by the campfire on a cool spring night with a good bowl of chili, listening to the children tell stories of ghosts and men with a hook for a hand and thought, now this is heaven? Well, that’s only a small fraction of my life, and camping in the open air is nothing like me.

My idea of camping is an RV with all the luxuries of home; a bed, running water, a toilet, microwave, a refrigerator, and a generator to keep me in my happy world. But, I still like to cook on the open fire. It just tastes better to me that way. And, I adore the sounds of my son and his friends talking about the trail ride they finished today, or the race they rode.

As a mother and a Motocross Racing manager, I try to ensure we have good filing food that won’t break our budget and still provide good nutrition.  Here is a quick and easy recipe for chili-macaroni that I have worked with for a long time.

Ingredients for your  shopping list: 2 lbs. Ground meat, Onion—diced or chopped. 1tsp Chili powder, 1C elbow macaroni, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can chili beans, 1 tsp Cayenne pepper (Optional) Velveeta Cheese ¼ large block or ½ small block. Garnish items: Cilantro, fresh jalapenos, tortilla chips,

Brown some ground beef or ground meats with some onion (or onion powder/flakes). Be sure to have a good strong pot or pan. The direct flame is harsh on some of the cheaper made ones. Drain fat, add one can of beans (Any kind you feel is good) I, myself use either BBQ beans or a chili bean.  Add a can of diced tomatoes, Use this can and fill 1/2 way with water. the other half use the chili beans can. this allows for a more flavorful water-! can of water, macaroni and 1 tsp of chili powder (Or more depending on your tastes).  Cover and simmer until macaroni is done. If you’d like, add 1Cup of cheese. It can be shredded kind, or a quarter block of the large Velveeta brand cheese spread.  Stir that in until the cheese melts. Serve in a bowl with toppings and extras.

Garnish ideas: cilantro, fresh jalapeños, or a Pico de Gallo. Top with tortilla chips, black olives, or even sour cream.   

Dessert: pudding packs or even S’mores. Yummy! Good food is more like me.

Source:
1. Chili Mac Recipe – Boy Scout Trail
2. Cookout Calories
3. Chili Mac Recipe : Rachael Ray : Food Network

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Chicken Leg Recipe Drumsticks

Chicken Legs, otherwise known as drumsticks, are one of those dishes that can be utilised in many ways. Most popular in this household for both the ease of cooking and the tasty treat that may be eaten either hot or cold, are the fried variety. My personal recipes rarely contain measurements as they are designed […]

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Chicken Legs, otherwise known as drumsticks, are one of those dishes that can be utilised in many ways.

Most popular in this household for both the ease of cooking and the tasty treat that may be eaten either hot or cold, are the fried variety.

My personal recipes rarely contain measurements as they are designed for swift clean cooking not the type that leaves a pile of measuring cups and spoons on the sink. This is such a recipe:

Pan Fried Chicken Drumsticks – (to feed four)

12 large chicken legs – remove skin,

one bowl of cornflour (about 2 cups), add a good pinch of sweet paprika, a small pinch of salt and a little ground pepper,

in another bowl crack two eggs and beat slightly, add about half a cup of milk and beat lightly once again,

In an electric frypan pour extra virgin olive oil if possible otherwise any good oil, until it is fully covering base and rising up sides around 10 cm or approximately half an inch. Heat oil to hot before continuing. 

Place chicken legs one at a time, firstly in the egg dip thoroughly coating the entire drumstick hold for a moment to allow excess to drop back into bowl and roll the drumstick on the cornflour mix. Shake a little excess off and gently place in the hot oil. Repeat for remaining drumsticks. Do not turn for three or so minutes ensuring a crisp coating. Once both sides are nicely browned turn again and turn heat down to low and cook a further fifteen minutes.

Once cooked through place on baking paper to soak excess oil, (it’s healthier that way!), before placing on dishes with salad and chips/french-fries. Never fails to please!

These chicken legs are easily packed for picnic lunches and are delicious cold. They also make great packed lunches in winter.In summer it is preferable not to use meat products in school lunches unless using insulated lunch boxes.

Source:
1. Chicken Leg Recipes – Allrecipes.com
2. Complete Your Proteins
3. Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs Recipe : Ree Drummond : Food Network

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Coffee epidemic and the effects on health

Yep, there are some great benefits in having just 2 cups of coffee a day. You will be surprised at what they are. People have their favorite coffee places to purchase their coffee like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Then there are so many different flavors and ways to choose from like hazelnut, pumpkin spice, French […]

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Yep, there are some great benefits in having just 2 cups of coffee a day. You will be surprised at what they are. People have their favorite coffee places to purchase their coffee like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts.

Then there are so many different flavors and ways to choose from like hazelnut, pumpkin spice, French Vanilla and so on. Then there are mochas and lattes too.

Hazelnut is my favorite with lots of cream and no sugar. And of course the favorite iced coffee flavors are so good and refreshing in the summer time when it is so hot outside.

Coffee health benefits:

Improves mental alertness and performance. You can get more work done at the office.

Relieves asthma and helps prevent asthma attacks. The caffeine opens the passages in the lungs so you can breathe better.

Caffeine also helps hay fever sufferers with decreased sneezing and itching discomfort.

Breathing was made easier especially for people with chronic obstructive lung disease. With three cups of strong coffee they breathed easier and longer in tests that measured their breathing muscle fatigue.

Coffee relaxes your bronchial muscles and boosts your exercise endurance.

Coffee helps some people lose weight by boosting the number of calories you burn per hour.

Caffeine in coffee is a mood lifter in some people. People have used coffee to fight the blues and depression. In some people just one cup of coffee can bring a smile to the face that lifts their mood for more than two hours. Caffeine is fast acting and rapidly absorbed and shows up in the tissues in about five minutes after consumption. Caffeine gets quickly into the brain and reaches peak levels in about twenty to thirty minutes.

Coffee may help shift the bodies natural time cycle after abrupt time zone changes like jet lag. Some jet lag authorities recommended drinking coffee in the morning when traveling west and in the late afternoon when traveling east. Give that a try!

Caffeine is a physical booster in sports and athletes in prolonging the amount of time that an individual can perform physically exhausting work. Drinking coffee about twenty minutes to a half hour before your athletic sport will boost your performance.

Caffeine prevents cavities according to a dental research center. Coffee, like tea and cocoa is an anti-cavity mouthwash.

Norwegian studies suggests that drinking coffee might help prevent colon cancer especially in those eating a high fat diet.

Source:
1. National Institutes Of Health Discovers Protective Effects Of Coffee …
2. Green Smoothie Diet
3. The coffee epidemic | The Bates Student

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Chai Tea History

The chilly air of a sunny but crisp winter’s morning fills the compartment of the train instantly as the weary traveller opens the window while the train comes to a stop in Shamli Station, about 70 miles North of New Delhi. His eyes wander across the platform looking for a Chaiwalla. “Garam, garam Chai – […]

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The chilly air of a sunny but crisp winter’s morning fills the compartment of the train instantly as the weary traveller opens the window while the train comes to a stop in Shamli Station, about 70 miles North of New Delhi. His eyes wander across the platform looking for a Chaiwalla.

“Garam, garam Chai – hot, hot Chai!” a small man pushing a cart calls, slowly making his way along the coaches of the train. The Chaiwalla acknowledges the travellers’ flagging and begins to sell his produce to eager hands reaching out of the train’s windows. Shortly before the train departs he reaches the traveller, who hands a few rupees to the vendor and receives a small earthen cup filled with a steaming hot liquid plus a cinnamon stick in return. As the train begins to work its way laboriously out of the station he closes the window, then grasps the cup firmly between both his hands lifting it to his lips. His eyes are closed, as he inhales the liquid’s aromatic fragrance of cardamom and other spices. He stirs the contents of his cup a few times with the cinnamon stick before he sips the hot sweet liquid as the cup begins to warm his hands again. Very soon the traveller begins to feel the vivifying impact of his drink. He takes his time to relish each of the small sips he takes. After his drink is finished, he opens the window once more to dispose of the cup.

The cup, a ‘Chullarh’ was made from clay baked over an open fire, most likely by the vendor himself. Soon it will decompose and return to its former state without harming the environment. It was filled with Masala Chai. ‘Chai’ is derived from the Chinese word ‘cha’ meaning ‘tea’, while ‘masala’ translates as ‘spice’. Spiced Tea is one of the most popular drinks across modern India, being consumed everywhere and anytime.

Masala Chai is a strong black tea, usually Broken Assam, diluted with milk (usually 1/4 up to 1/2 of the total liquid). A strong mixture of spices, the main ingredients being cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, star anise and gloves generates its unique taste. Except for the main ingredients, almost every Indian has their own special blend of spices, so the details of the mixture differ widely. The tea is served already sweetened.

Amazingly enough, although Masala Chai is extremely popular in modern India, its popularity doesn’t really go back a long way in time.

When Buddha vowed to stay awake for seven consecutive years, he set himself a task he almost failed to accomplish. Only after he accidentally started chewing the aromatic leaves of a plant he found in the mountains, he was able to fulfil his vow. The mysterious plant he discovered was camellia sinensis, the Chinese tea bush.

Perhaps this in India popular version of the many tales of how tea was supposedly discovered is the reason why tea for a long time was not considered as a recreational drink in the country. It was mainly used to cure minor health issues or to revitalize. For this purpose tea was enriched with other ingredients consistent with the teachings of Indian traditional medicine, the Ayurveda. Cardamom for example assists the digestive system, eases the stomach and is even reputed to help fight colds. Ginger strengthens the appetite and the immune system.

Another reason why tea wasn’t a popular drink was the price. Tea had to be imported from China, only as late as the first half of the 19th Century tea plants of a local variant (camellia assamis) were found in the Assam province of India – by the British, who promptly began to set up plantations. The Assam tea plant’s infusion is stronger than that of its Chinese cousin and it turned out to be even better suited for Masala Chai.

The British were so successful at growing tea in various parts of India and Ceylon, that at the beginning of the 20th century the Indian Tea Association was getting worried about market saturation and price deterioration. In an effort to open up new markets they promoted the benefits of tea consumption worldwide, but also in India itself. Owners of factories, mines and textile mills were encouraged to grant their workers tea breaks and independent Chaiwallas (tea sellers) were encouraged to sell their produce on railway stations and trains.

The Indians caught on, yet retaining their own cultural identity by not exactly following the British advice on how to consume tea properly. Adding sugar and only a little milk definitely was not how the Indians wanted to drink their tea. Instead they followed their old tradition, adding almost as much milk as water to the tea and of course their special blend of spices. The Indian Tea Association at first was inclined to oppose this arbitrary mutation of their precious tea, fearing that diluting tea with too much milk would compromise consumption levels, but eventually gave in. Masala Chai was on its way to conquer everyday life in the country. By 1960 the introduction of new production methods, especially the CTC-Method, led to a significant reduction of production costs. This gave the final boost and Masala Chai became one of the most popular drinks in India. Now almost every Indian could afford their daily cup of tea.

Especially over the past decade, Masala Chai has begun to invade the rest of the world, where it is now known as Chai Tea. Its connection with Ayurveda in regard to health benefits has certainly helped the drink to claim its current popular status in western civilization, but also its unique taste.

Chai Tea can be bought almost anywhere: in teabags or as instant powder in supermarkets and drugstores, it is even served in coffee shops. Some of the varieties offered are a long way from the original Indian Masala Chai, with added coconut, vanilla or chocolate flavor. Even as an iced tea the Indian Spiced Tea has found its faithful followers.

If you want to experience the true Masala Chai, here’s a recipe you might want to try.

Source:
1. Masala chai
2. Healthy Salsa Recipe With Cilantro
3. Chai Tea History and Traditions – Mighty Leaf

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Celestial Seasonings Tummy Mint tea

After a hiatus from the market, Celestial Seasonings Tummy Mint Wellness Tea is back. A blend of peppermint and chamomile, with fennel seeds. This tea is labeled and marketed as an aid to digestion. Indeed, all of its ingredients have a time honored history of medicinal use as digestion aids and cures for upset stomach. […]

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After a hiatus from the market, Celestial Seasonings Tummy Mint Wellness Tea is back. A blend of peppermint and chamomile, with fennel seeds. This tea is labeled and marketed as an aid to digestion. Indeed, all of its ingredients have a time honored history of medicinal use as digestion aids and cures for upset stomach. Its taste is very strongly minty, and it leaves a clean, scrubbed feel in the mouth, similar to how it feels after brushing teeth.

Personally, I find it an excellent tea for easing emotional and physical tension. The chamomile is soothing and calming, and the mint counteracts its tendency to cause drowsiness. While I am quite sensitive to the effects of chamomile, becoming noticeably sleepy if I drink it by itself, Tummy Mint does not make me sleepy at all. If anything, it has the opposite effect, making me somewhat energized. However, unlike caffeinated drinks, it does not prevent me from falling asleep if I drink it shortly before going to bed.

Not being much prone to digestion problems, I cannot speak from experience about Tummy Mint’s effectiveness on digestion. It certainly does not hurt the stomach, and I can easily imagine it being soothing for a troubled one. Overall, this tea is good for many kinds of tension, whether or not the tension is felt in the stomach. Several years ago, when I had a bout with anxiety attacks, an earlier version of Celestial Seasonings Tummy Mint, with essentially the same mint and chamomile blend, helped me get through the day.

Repackaged and renamed (its predecessor was called Grandma’s Tummy Mint Herb Tea), Tummy Mint Tea is now sold as a dietary supplement, though typically shelved with the herbal teas in stores. By calling it a dietary supplement, Celestial Seasonings can get away with increasing its price. Tummy Mint costs, in the stores where I’ve seen it, about 50 to 70 cents more than other Celestial Seasonings herbal teas of the same quantity. Like most Celestial Seasonings teas, Tummy Mint is sold in boxes of 20 tea bags.

When it was last on the market, the company made it available (at least in my area) only in boxes of six tea bags, at a considerably higher price per tea bag than the 20 count boxes. One way or another, the company seems determined to charge more for this tea, although it can’t possibly cost them more to make than their other herbal teas, many of which have at least one of the same ingredients. Chamomile and peppermint are both very common ingredients in Celestial Seasonings herbal teas, and fennel seed is not too uncommon.

Though Tummy Mint is labeled a dietary supplement, it is really an herbal tea. It does not have to be drunk with food, although it certainly can be. While most herbal teas have medicinal properties, calling Tummy Mint a specifically medicinal tea is simply a marketing ploy. It can be enjoyed for taste as well as effect. Its medicinal use is not limited to digestion problems. For easing tension, Celestial Seasonings Tummy Mint Tea can provide a ready alternative to less healthy substances.

Source:
1. Choose Your Tea | Celestial Seasonings
2. Fish Oil for Seafood Allergy
3. Digestion Wellness Tea | Celestial Seasonings Tea Shop

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Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Stir-fry chicken with walnuts is a lovely, succulent dish of moist and flavorful chicken, crisp cool celery and crunchy walnuts. Lightly sauced and seasoned, everything complements the nutty sweetness of the walnuts which highlight the dish. Serve with a separate stir fry of fresh, crisp and green Chinese vegetables, and Chinese-cooked rice. The result is […]

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Stir-fry chicken with walnuts is a lovely, succulent dish of moist and flavorful chicken, crisp cool celery and crunchy walnuts.

Lightly sauced and seasoned, everything complements the nutty sweetness of the walnuts which highlight the dish.

Serve with a separate stir fry of fresh, crisp and green Chinese vegetables, and Chinese-cooked rice. The result is an almost perfect blend of flavors and textures that are guaranteed to please.

STIR-FRY CHICKEN WITH WALNUTS

Serves 2 or 3 as a main course

Ingredients:
1 pound velveted chicken breast, cut into -inch cubes (see below)
2/3 cup walnut halves
1 cup peanut oil
2 cups cubed celery
2 quarter-sized slices peeled ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup rich chicken stock (If using purchased stock, read labels, some stock is more full-flavored than others.)
2 Tbsp dry sherry
1 Tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tbsp water and
1 tsp sesame oil

Method:

To make velveted chicken breast:

Do not skip this step. It is very quick, and can be done an hour or so in advance.

In Chinese cuisine, almost all chicken used in stir-fry is velveted. The chicken will be much more tender and the chance of the meat becoming dry is almost eliminated.

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp dry sherry
1 large egg white
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp oil
1 quart water

Method:

To cube chicken breast:

Cut meat lengthwise into -1/2-inch-wide strips. Gather them up and cut crosswise into -1/2 inch cubes.

To velvet the chicken:

* In a bowl, add meat, salt, sherry, and stir.

* Whip egg white only until gel is completely broken. Egg white should not be frothy.

* Add to chicken, sprinkle in cornstarch and mix well.

* Add 1/2 Tbsp oil and stir until smooth.

* Refrigerate at least 30 minutes so that coating has time to adhere to meat.

* Bring 1 quart water to a boil, and add 1 Tbsp oil; lower heat to maintain a very gentle simmer.

* Scatter in chicken, stir to separate, and keep stirring gently until coating turns white. Then immediately pour in strainer to drain.

As the name, velveting” implies, the coating is white and fluffy and the meat almost as soft as velvet. The meat is almost cooked and ready to go quickly into the stir-fry.

To Complete the Stir-Fry:

* Soak walnuts in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain, rub with paper towels to dry the walnuts and remove any remaining skin.

* Heat 1 cup oil in small saucepan over high heat until it foams a cube of bread gent, about 325-degrees.

* Pour in the walnuts, and stir them 30 seconds until their color turns a light brown. Be careful; walnuts burn easily.

* Immediately strain walnuts, reserving oil without the residue, for future use.

* Spread walnuts on clean paper towels to drain and crisp. The color will deepen a little more as they will continue to cook until they are cool. This can be done in advance.

* Remove leaves from 4 or 5 celery stalks and pull off any strings.

* Cut celery into -1/2 inch cubes.

* Place celery, ginger, and chicken on your working platter.

* Dissolve cornstarch in small bowl and add sesame oil.

To Stir-Fry

* Heat wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat until hot;

* Add 3 Tbsp of the drained oil

* Shower in celery cubes and stir vigorously for about 30 seconds until celery deepens to a bright green.

* Sprinkle in salt and stir rapidly a few times.

* Add stock, turn heat to medium-high, cover, and let steam-cook for 1 minute.

* Scatter the velveted chicken over top, cover, and steam-cook for another 30 seconds, or until heated through.

* Remove cover, and give the contents a few vigorous stirs. There should be some stock left in the pan.

* Sprinkle in sherry and soy sauce, and toss lightly.

* Give the dissolved cornstarch a big stir and pour over chicken and celery, stirring in fast sweeping turns until the liquid thickens into a smooth glaze.

* Pour into a hot serving dish, scatter walnuts over the top, and mingle at the table immediately before serving.

STIR-FRIED BOK-CHOY (CHINESE CABBAGE)

Simple, plain, and crisp tender, this is just the natural dish to accompany a rich chicken-walnut stir-fry.

Ingredients:

1 pound Chinese cabbage
2 or 3 quarter-sized slices peeled ginger
3 Tbsp oil
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp sesame oil

Method:

* Separate the white stalks of cabbage and wash well. Trim uneven ends and cut them diagonally into pieces 1 inch think and about 2 inches long.

* Heat wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat until hot; add oil, swirl, and heat for a second.

* Throw in pieces of ginger and press around the pan.

* Add cabbage and toss vigorously for 30 seconds.

* Add salt and sugar and stir rapidly for 2 minutes, until the cabbage has an overall translucent look and is tender, plump, and slightly crunchy.

* Add sesame oil for a nutty aroma, give contents a few fast folds, and pour into a hot serving dish.

Possibly the recipes take longer to read than the time to make the dishes. Have all your ingredients at hand before you begin; once you start, cooking goes quickly and your Chinese stir-fry meal is finished in minutes.

Source:
1. Chicken and Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe – Allrecipes.com
2. Rice Diet Menu
3. Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry Recipe : Food Network Kitchen : Food …

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Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

This bread is great for breakfast or brunch. It is a wholesome and tasty way to get the day off to a fantastic start and best of all, it can be prepared in minutes. This recipe will yield one loaf. BREAKFAST YOGURT BREAD *Nutrition Information per slice112 calories2 grams protein18 grams carbohydrates4 grams fat18 mg. […]

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This bread is great for breakfast or brunch. It is a wholesome and tasty way to get the day off to a fantastic start and best of all, it can be prepared in minutes. This recipe will yield one loaf.

BREAKFAST YOGURT BREAD

*Nutrition Information per slice
112 calories
2 grams protein
18 grams carbohydrates
4 grams fat
18 mg. cholesterol
126 mg. sodium

*Ingredients
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup whole bran cereal
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 6 oz. container yogurt, fruit-flavored
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

*Instructions
In a medium mixing bowl stir together white flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, bran cereal, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl combine egg, yogurt, milk and oil. Add yogurt mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Pour into a greased 8x4x2 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degree F. for 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy a wonderful day!

Source:
1. Breakfast and Brunch Recipes – Allrecipes.com
2. Menopause Diet
3. Breakfast + Brunch Recipes – Pillsbury

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Bloody Mary Recipe

A Bloody Mary is a cocktail made with tomato juice, vodka, and various spices or flavorings. A Bloody Mary can be mild, or it can be spiced up hot enough to bring you to tears. The good thing is you can decide just how hot and spicy you want your cocktail. Below are several versions of […]

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A Bloody Mary is a cocktail made with tomato juice, vodka, and various spices or flavorings. A Bloody Mary can be mild, or it can be spiced up hot enough to bring you to tears. The good thing is you can decide just how hot and spicy you want your cocktail. Below are several versions of this popular drink, including a delicious virgin recipe for those who do not want the alcohol.

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Burn Your Booty Bloody Mary

1.5 ounces vodka
4 dashes worcestershire sauce
4 dashes tabasco sauce
1 round teaspoon horseradish
2 dashes pickle juice
2 dashes olive juice
2 dashes lime juice
Tomato juice or V8 Juice
salt to taste
pepper to taste
celery seed to taste
celery stick for garnish
lime for garnish
ice cubes or cracked ice

Pour the vodka into a highball glass and add the worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce, horseradish, pickle juice (use the juice from a jar of dill pickles, and olive juice (use the juice from a jar of green olives).  Stir this well so the horseradish breaks down.  Then add ice cubes or cracked ice to the glass and fill to the top with tomato juice.  Sprinkle a bit of salt, pepper, and celery seed on top then stir. Garnish with a stick of celery and a slice of lime. Squeeze the lime into the drink before drinking for even more flavor. If the cocktail does not make your toes curl, you can add a bit more horseradish and tabasco sauce.

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Easy as Pie Bloody Mary

1.5 ounces vodka
regular tomato juice or V8 spicy tomato juice
ice cubes

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes then add the vodka and your choice of tomato juice and stir.

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Get Pickled Bloody Mary

1.5 ounces vodka
1 ounce pickle juice
1 dill pickle spear
tomato juice or V8 juice
tabasco sauce (optional)
ice cubes or cracked ice

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes or cracked ice. Add the vodka and the pickle juice (get the pickle juice from a jar of dill pickles. Fill to the top with tomato juice or V8 Juice and stir. For a spicy version of this drink, add a few dashes of tabasco sauce. Garnish with a dill pickle spear.

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Virgin Bloody Mary

tomato juice or V8 juice
3 dashes worcestershire sauce
celery salt
tabasco sauce (optional)
lime for garnish
ice cubes or cracked ice

Fill a highball glass or tumbler with ice cubes or cracked ice. Fill to the top with your choice of tomato juice. Add 3 dashes of worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of celery seed and stir. For a spicy version of this drink, add a few dashes of tabasco sauce. Serve with a slice of lime for garnish. Squeeze the lime into the drink before drinking for more flavor.

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Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive!

Source:
1. Bloody Mary (cocktail)
2. Is Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Safe to Weight Loss
3. Classic Bloody Mary Recipe – Liquor.com

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