Honey Has Healing Power

Honey Has Healing Power

Honey has many uses in our lives. We my use it to sweeten our coffee or tea. We may use it as a substitute for sweetening our food creations, either it be cooking or baking.

Splendid Recipes did post an article: Cooking with Honey – The Healthy Sweetener.

Are you aware of the healing powers of honey? You may think of the most popular one, being used as a cough remedy. But there are a lot more.

Here is an article from the Health News library I thought you would enjoy: The Healing Powers of Honey.

The article goes on to say:

When you go to the grocery store, you see an entire shelf dedicated to various types of honey. One of the great things about honey is how good is tastes.

If you have heard about the power of honey as a healing remedy, it’s important to note that it is found with raw honey. Raw honey has not been “sterilized” with high heat, and it has not had anything added to it…READ MORE

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Check out our Desserts and if you wish to substitute the sugar for honey, do the following:

use 13th/16th of a  cup of honey — that’s 1 cup minus 3 tablespoons. Reduce other liquids in the recipe by 3 tablespoons.

You’ll also find some vinaigrette‘s here that use honey or sugar that you can substitute for honey: Vinaigrette’s to Complete Your Salad.

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Remember the healing powers of honey, it has medicinal qualities, it kills germs, soothes burns, fights coughs, helps heal wounds, helps with dry skin. That’s the power of honey.

Read the article here The Healing Power of Honey.

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What do you know about tea? Do ypou know how many kinds there are? What makes a true tea? There will be post article later on explaining how you can win the FREE Give Away. So stayed tune!!

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Elegant Entertaining Without Breaking the Bank

preparing for a dinner partyDo you always wait for a special occasion to have a dinner party? You know the saying – More Happiness in Giving than in Receiving – , so why wait for that special occasion. It has been scientifically proven doing something for others, is good for your health. When you’re having a good time at parties laughing, it literally strengthens your heart. Who doesn’t want a healthy heart?

Now you might be saying, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body-how will I decorate without spending a fortune?  Or, what will I serve?”

Relax and take a deep breath, because we have the answers, with a few tips hints on how to create an affordable elegance that you can enjoy just as much as your guests.

To start you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money on anything that will only be used once. Start by looking around your home and see what you can use to complement a specific theme. Depending on the time of year you can do the following.

If you’re hosting a luncheon for family or a group of friends, gather potted plants from inside and outside your home and place them in the dining area for a lush, garden theme. Make place cards by writing each guest’s name on a leaf.

For an inexpensive table centerpiece, if you live near pine trees, fill a long platter or wicker basket with pine cones, fresh fruit, nuts, small white birch logs and baby pumpkins.

Maybe you have your own ideas…share them with us in the comment area below.

Now to answer the next question: “What will I serve?”

If you are making a main course, keep it simple and stick with what you know. Take advantage of convenience items such as pre-chopped vegetables or rotisserie chickens (check out our 30 minutes or less dinner ideas).

Don’t be afraid to ask friends or family to bring simple side dishes such as a marinated salad or potato dish (here’s a few of our side dish ideas).

pouring a glass of wineAt your formal gatherings, why not receive your guests with a glass of wine? Have a small table set up with wine glasses and a bottle of wine (it doesn’t have to be an expensive wine) at your entry way to your home. When your guests knock on the door, you answer it, let your guests in, take their coat and offer them a glass of wine while you are pouring it.

cold cuts and cheese for informal gatheringsFor less formal gatherings, purchase finger foods or snacks that your guests can enjoy while in good conversation. There’s mixed nuts, cold cuts, crackers and exotic cheeses, prepared salads and fresh salsa and chips.

Here are a few finger food recipes you could serve at your informal gathering: Brown Sugar Finger Wings or Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

What if your guests arrive and you are a little behind? Will you can anticipate that, because you will have appetizers to satisfy them while they wait for the main course. Here are some ideas:  Peach Mango Salsa served with chips. Try these ideas as well, link here.

Don’t forget your favorite beverages, and festive music, and you’re well on your way to hosting an “Affair to Remember!”

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Organizing Your Refrigerator

Organizing Your Refrigerator

Organizing your refrigerator is more than just knowing where everything is located. Organizing is to maximize the space and maximize the shelf life of the food items stored in the refrigerator. Thus, it is important to keep a refrigerator in an organized state. The following suggestions will help you in your efforts to organize your refrigerator.

Start with removing all items from the refrigerator and washing the inside shelves and compartments of the refrigerator. Hot sudsy water will do to disinfect.

Before returning food items to the cleaned refrigerator, throw away any item that is expired or has been cross-contaminated.

Know the correct temperature setting and if you are not sure read your refrigerator manual.

When returning the food items sort them by groups, like produce, meats and dairy.

Place any item that does not have its own container in a see-through container. This will let you to see the food items when searching through the refrigerator for something to eat.

Stock your refrigerator according to designated compartments, such as vegetables in the crisper and deli meat in its drawer.

Perishable food items should be placed on the bottom shelf as it is cooler than the top shelf and will prolong the shelf life.

Store jarred and glass items in the door. But do not store milk in the door.

Your refrigerator may have an egg compartment, but eggs will stay fresh longer stored in their original cartons.

Leftovers can quickly build up and be hard to identify after time. Designating a shelf just to leftovers will help to prevent them from getting pushed back into a corner.

Each time you open a perishable food item, write the date opened on the container as a reminder. This makes cleaning out the fridge a lot easier.

Have a magnetic organizer on the refrigerator door or one side of the fridge to hold pens and food labels so they’re easy to find when you’re marking and dating leftovers.

Food items with closer expiration dates should be at the front of the fridge and items with later expiration dates towards the back.

Vegetables should be stored in the crisper drawer as it was designed to keep in humidity.

Lastly do not over pack your fridge as cool air must circulate the compartment of the fridge to keep food from spoiling prematurely.

 

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Fruit and Nut Sensation

Fruit and Nut Sensation

Sensation refers to the faculty of perception of stimuli. So just looking at the image above should be stimuli enough to prepare this recipe for breakfast or any time you feel like something nutty and fruity.

Here is what you will need:

Fruit and Nut Sensation ingredients

Not on the cutting board is 1/4 cup flax seed, crushed.

Preparation of Fruit and Nut Sensation is as follows:

In a large glass mixing cup; smash bananas. Add the egg and mix in well; add flax seed and mix again until well incorporated.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated add coconut butter. Pour banana mix to form a medium or large banana cake. Cook on each side 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to plate. Add the toppings; strawberries and pecans. Pour over maple syrup.

Makes 3-4 medium cakes or 2 large cakes

Enjoy the sensation.                                                                                                                                                                                         

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2 medium bananas

1 large egg

¼ cup flax seed, crushed

6 medium strawberries, chopped

1 tbsp. white chocolate

1 tbsp. pecans, chopped

1-2 tbsp. Coconut butter

¼ cup real maple syrup

In a large glass mixing cup; smash bananas. Add the egg and mix in well; add flax seed and mix again until well incorporated.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated add coconut butter. Pour banana mix to form a medium or large banana cake. Cook on each side 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to plate. Add the toppings; strawberries and pecans. Pour over maple syrup. Enjoy the sensation.

Makes 3-4 medium cakes or 2 large cakes

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Ricotta Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers with Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Ricatto Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers

Sweet peppers are packed full of vitamins including A, C and K, all which help prevent cell damage, cancer and age related diseases.

Vitamin C is a antioxidant that prevents inflammation in the respiratory system, which could help in decreasing chances of asthma and bronchitis.

Red peppers have more nutrients than green peppers, such as lycopene that helps to protect the heart from disease and fights off cancer.

The chemical compounds found in cilantro help bind toxic metals and loosen them from bodily tissue. May be able to help prevent cardiovascular damage and improve sleep.

Garlic is great to prevent some cancers when eaten regularly and extra virgin olive oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which protect the heart.

Pecans are a good source of the B-complex vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins work together as co-factors for the enzyme metabolism inside the human body.

Such a simple snack or appetizer packed full of nutrients to keep you healthy.

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