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The Bad News About Sugar

In the US, the average adult consumes 150 pounds of sugar every year. Now, if you compare that to the 71/2 pounds a year the average person consumed back in the 1700’s you can see why obesity is a problem…

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The Truth About Diet Soda

A recent study by the American Diabetic Association indicated that there is a link between a bigger waist line and drinking diet soda. The study showed that over a ten year period people that drank diet soda on a daily basis had waist lines that expanded 70% more than people that did not drink diet soda…

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Virgin Cuban Mojito

Virgin Cuban Mojito

DrinksRecipes September 25, 2011

“You won’t even miss the booze in this light and very refreshing tropical drink using fresh mint leafs” Prep Time: 5 minutes Shaker Time: 15 seconds Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves no stems chopped 2 ounces fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons sugar 12 ounce cup water 1 cup... Read more
Baked Chicken with Vegetables
“Easy to fix and great for the whole family” Prep time: 5 minutes Baking time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 large chicken thawed 1 large onion peeled and cut in half 1 large garlic bulb 4 large potatoes washed and cut in halves ½ teaspoon dry oregano ½ teaspoon dry... Read more
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
“This will make you feel like a kid again for sure and it’s good for you!” Prep time: 3 minutes Blend time: 30 seconds Drinking time: 1 minute to 1 hour (caution! may cause brain freeze if drunk too fast) Ingredients 2 cups organic milk 2 ounces dark chocolate... Read more
Chicken Cole Slaw Asian Style
“Fresh and healthy way to serve salad and chicken on one plate” Prep time: 20 min Mixing time: 3 min Ingredients ½ cup white cabbage, finely shredded ½ cup purple cabbage, finely shredded 1 medium onion, finely sliced 2 carrots, grated 1/3 teaspoon sea salt Pinch black pepper 1... Read more
Hearty Healthy  Hot Beef Stew
“A hearty stew of any kind can hit the spot on a hungry day” Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 40 min Ingredients 2 pounds  stew beef, cut into bite-size pieces 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons flour 2  celery chopped 2 large onion, coarsely chopped 2 to... Read more
Peanut Butter-and-Blueberry Jam Sandwich Cookies
“Excellent for kids and BBQ’s” Prep time: 10 min Baking time:  8 min YIELDS: 20 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich cookie) Ingredients 1/4 cup margarine, softened 1/4 cup  creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 2 large egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups... Read more
“great for BBQ’s”   Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes 1/4 cup freshly made Teriyaki sauce Ingredients for teriyaki sauce (this can be made days ahead of time and kept in the fridge) Many kinds of bottled teriyaki sauce are sold at grocery stores, but basic sauce... Read more