Sunday, 28 November 2010

Hot Dog




You Are a Chili Dog



You are wild and a little unpredictable. You have a zany side to you.

It would be an understatement to say you live on the edge. You pretty much ignore the edge!
You have a spicy approach to life, and it's only getting hotter. There is nothing dull about you.
You push yourself on a regular basis. You know what you are capable of, and you refuse to wimp out.




I don't even eat Chilli dog. Oh well.

We've just been invited to a bbq party this afternoon (not Baptism invitations though). Dinner will not be hotdog then.
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Weekend food



This is our lunch today that I bought from the markets. This is the usual food that I grab when we go there.


This is my semi-healthy dinner. Despite the veggies, this is still now healthy because of the sausage. It is gluten-free but very fatty. We indulge on fatty food on the weekends, so there's nothing to feel guilty about. I don't break-out from eating food such as these so readingolay regenerist reviews doesn't necessitate this.
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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Back Pains

these days my biggest health problem is back pain. I feel like I'm haunching almost everyday. I'm not conscious that I'm doing it but when I remember to take a deep breath, that's when I noticed it.

There are many causes of back pain but mine is mainly because I'm facing the computer almost 8 hours in 5 days and sometimes for a few hours on weekends. As to relief, I'll follow this one from the plethora of options to help.

Regular exercise is extremely important to preventing back problems, and it can even help relieve back pain you already have. Exercise strengthens your back muscles, making them less resistant to injury and better equipped to heal themselves when they are strained or damaged. You can do exercises specifically designed to condition the back, but aerobic exercise is especially important. A regular aerobic workout not only tones muscles but also helps you maintain or achieve a healthy weight, and less weight means less strain on the spine. Walking, swimming, and other low-impact exercises are best.


I'm not really fussing about it - a few minutes massage helps - as I reckon, it's not as worse as seeking eczema treatment.
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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Strawberry Lemonade




You Are Strawberry Lemonade



You are super sweet and super friendly. You are a natural optimist.

You always try to be the best person possible, and you tend to think of others first.
People feel like they can completely relax and be themselves around you. And it's totally true.
You tend to be a dreamer, and you believe that no dream is completely out of reach.




I wonder how to make this so I searched for the recipe (from food network) and here it is:
Ingredients
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
2 cups cold sparkling water or club soda
Ice
Mint sprigs, garnish
Whole strawberries, garnish
Directions
In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon peel and lemon juice, stir, and remove from the heat. Let cool completely, then strain into a clean pitcher.

In a blender, puree the pint of strawberries and add to the pitcher with the lemon juice. Stir well to combine and refrigerate until well chilled.

Add the sparkling water and stir well. Pour over glasses filled with ice and serve, garnished with mint and strawberries.

Sounds easy so I might make some when I have more time. This can never go wrong with phentermine.

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Moles And Aging


THE secret of supermodel Cindy Crawford's ageless allure may be out as British scientists have discovered that people with lots of moles are genetically protected from many of the ravages of time.
New research suggests they may not only develop fewer wrinkles in old age, but also have stronger bones and tauter muscles.

Moles or beauty spots - for which Crawford is famous - are formed by rapidly dividing cells that start producing dots of dark pigment on children as young as four, but which usually vanish from about the age of 40.

In some people, however, they continue to spread as they grow older, producing a smooth and wrinkle-free complexion that can make a woman look at least seven years younger than her real age.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/people-with-moles-less-prone-to-ageing/story-e6frfkyi-1225957960817#ixzz15y29xyQE

I'm thinking of freckles - don't they look almost the same with moles? If this is indeed the case, people who has more than 200 moles in their body would indulge in Branson Missouri vacation packages as many times during summer and not worry about getting aged by the sun. I'm really thinking now that because of this discovery, people will find a way to invent stuff that will emulate moles in the body. How lucrative a business would that be?
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Christmas Prep

Most people must already be ready for the Christmas Holidays. I am not. I haven't even thought what to have for lunch - which has been the customary event that we have for Christmas. I'm considering making glazed ham if it's not too ardous to do.
Ham basics
Whole legs of ham usually weigh between seven and 10 kilograms, which is enough to feed a small army (see Guide to ham weights). You can always freeze leftovers or go for half leg, shoulder or easy carve boneless leg hams, which weigh between three to six kilograms.

After removing the rind, (see How to remove rind and score the ham), wrap it in a damp tea towel and store in the fridge. Use it to cover leftover ham when storing. (The rind will stop the ham from drying out.)

For perfect presentation, choose a ham with at least a 1.5cm-thick layer of fat. Score the fat in a diamond pattern, about 1cm deep. Take care not to cut through to the meat - the fat shrinks during cooking, so a deep cut may expose the meat and spoil the appearance of the ham. If you're using a light glaze, stud the centre of each diamond shape with cloves (this will stop the fat lifting away from the ham).

You can freeze the ham and the ham bone to be used in soups, sandwiches and casseroles. Cut the meat from the bone and wrap separately in plastic wrap. Place in airtight containers. Label, date and freeze for up to one month. Thaw in fridge overnight.


Found this in taste.com.au... it seems easy enough but everything depends on my availability to prepare for it. I might just have ham and prepare for a side dish. Planning for the Christmas lunch menu is a long shot for me considering I haven't even thought of the christmas wreath which is easy to take care of - buying at the shops.
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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Smoothies

Talking of breakfast, I thought of smoothies. I know they are easy to make but might take some time to prepare. I'll have really plan my day. I'm not dudging the best diet pills but just want to eat healthy and nutritious breakfast. Found these recipes from healthy-recipes-for-kids.

Banana Carrot Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 Banana (ripe is best - frozen if desired)
1 cup Apple Juice (or apple slices and water)
1-2 cups Baby Carrots (or chopped carrots)
1 cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt (or any yogurt you like)
Steps:

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
Enjoy.

Green Slime Smoothie
(Trust me, you or I might be turned off, but kids will LOVE the idea of eating slime!)

Ingredients:
1 Banana, cut in chunks
½ Apple, cored and chopped or sliced
1 cup White Grapes
1 cup Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt (or Plain Yogurt and ¼ teaspoon vanilla)
1-2 cups fresh Spinach Leaves
Steps:

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
Enjoy.

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Go Green Smoothie
Ingredients:
2 pears (cored and sliced or chopped - as ripe as possible)
2 cups fresh Spinach leaves
Steps:

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
Enjoy.

Green Smoothie Tips:

ANY fruit smoothie recipe can be made "green" (into a fruit and vegetable smoothie.) Try adding a little spinach or other green, leafy vegetable to your favorite fruit smoothie recipe.
The trick is to start with the fruit and add the greens to taste.
Start teaching your kids early that "green is good." Read them "Green Eggs and Ham" if you have to and then dare them to try it!


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Breakfast Fix

I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I'm not a big breakfast eater. I used to when I eat my mother's fried rice and dried fish but now that it's a choice of cereal, toast or fruit, I don't really find it appetising especially in really early mornings. I would prefer fruit but eating some is sometimes messy and mess is what you don't need if you're dressed for work.

I've been looking for a blender that I can use to maybe have blended carrot or something. I have yet to find a really good brand and plan my breakfast meal. I know kitchen tools such as these are really good christmas presents for moms. I'll have to hunt for a really reliable brand.
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Sunday Lunch



My usual Sunday lunch would be this, white bread sandwich (my favourite brand - Helga) with bacon and egg and some green veggies. Coffee if I'm sleepy and juice or cola, depends on the mood. I'm not a health buff so I tend to eat anything that may take my fancy - can't be bothered to think of quick weight loss diets.


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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Power Posture

That's what I need. These days I have noticed that I'm always hunching my shoulders - from stress. I feel like I can't relax. I need to have power posture or exercise it. People with power posture are those with good posture all the time, whether sitting or standing up.

I need to have some stretching like chest like these:

When Standing

Pull your shoulders back and push your chest out.
Position your head so that your earlobes are directly above the center of your shoulders.
Tuck your chin in slightly while keeping your head straight up.
Stand with your knees straight and pull your belly button toward your backbone.

Read more: How to Maintain Good Posture in the Upper Body | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7431882_maintain-good-posture-upper-body.html#ixzz15FnUs4sL


So after bending and tending in your garden (when not using hydroponic systems), do these exercises.
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Pinakbet

It's one of the food that I bought at the Festival today so I thought, I'll share some of the recipe.

1/4 kilo pork with fat, cut into small pieces

2 Amapalya (bitter melons) sliced to bite size pieces

2 eggplants, sliced to bite size pieces

5 pieces of okra, cut in two

1 head garlic, minced

2 onions, diced

5 tomatoes, sliced

1 tablespoon of ginger, crushed and sliced

4 tablespoons bagoong isda or bagoong alamang

3 tablespoons of oil

1 1/2 cup water

Salt and pepper to taste

Pakbet Cooking Instructions:

In a cooking pan, heat oil and fry the pork until brown, remove the pork from the pan and set aside.

On the same pan, saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.

In a casserole, boil water and add bagoong.

Add the pork in the casserole and mix in the sautéed garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add in all the vegetables and cook until the vegetables are done, careful not to overcook.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot with plain rice.



I paid a really exorbitant price for a plate-full. I haven't tasted it so I can't say that it is worth it. I just hope it is lest, I'll really be disappointed (feeling like not getting into medical job listing).
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I Don't Even Like Red




Your Toes Should Be Red



You pretend to be an old fashioned girly girl, but you're secretly a naughty girl deep down.
Your ideal guy: Tall, strong, and handsome - with a devilish twinkle in his eye.
Stay away from: Nice, safe men. They won't really give you what you want!




Yes, I don't like red. Plus, I don't colour my nails. But I wear girls shorts, so I'm still a girl. But yeah, I think my ideal man is that and I am married to one.
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Saturday, 6 November 2010

Fry-up Night


Saturday is our fry-up night. Fried sausages, eggs and baked beans. I toss-up salad or some mixed veggies if I want change. But it's mainly anyone's choice whatever sides they'll have.

Tonight, I cooked the first batch of the sausages in our electric fying pan. It's a big rectangular pan and can accommodate at least a dozen sausages that's why I prefer it. Just when I was cooking the last side of the sausages, I noticed that the pan is not hot anymore. I tried to use the maximum heat and still the sausages were not zizzling. We bought it about 6 months or so - I wonder if security cameras have the same life span if they are bought from the shop where we got our frying pan. Thankfully, it's easy to shift cooking in our gas stove.

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