Category Archives: Health

Get fit in 10 minutes a day


10 minutes! I can do that. Can you? Check out this interesting blog post: http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=burn_100_calories_in_10_minutes ~Lois

Posted in Health, My life

Easy Way to Plan Your Eating


Here’s a short video that can help you decide how much of which foods to eat to maintain a healthy weight (or lose if you are eating too much!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6LZijdsGu0 ~Lois

Posted in Diabetic, General Info, Health, My life, Nutrition & Diet

Good Post on The World’s Healthiest Foods (Foods to Lower Cholesterol)


Something You Should Know to Improve Your Health It’s good to know what foods can help you lower your bad cholesterol. Many of them also work on cancer prevention. This is a really good article called “Elevated Cholesterol 3: What … Continue reading

Posted in Health, My life, Nutrition & Diet

Why it tastes better to stir fry before slow cooking


Ellen Fadel, my sister-in-law, sent me this after I posted the Mediterranean Vegetarian Stew with Chickpeas recipe: You stated in a slow cooker veg/chick pea recipe about frying veggies before slow cooking so enjoy a bit  chemistry with Maillard Reaction … Continue reading

Posted in Chemistry of food, Health

Pea and Cucumber Salad


This is one of my favorite spring salads. It is very light and flavorful and originally came from the book Reversing Diabetes: Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Dependence on Insulin or Oral Drugs by Julian Whitaker, M.D. This book is not just … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche


IDEA Lois and I keep a few cartons of liquid eggs on hand for making quick scrambled egg breakfasts. On one of the cartons was the recipe for Wild Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche. We had some dried porcini and Portobello … Continue reading

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Hard-Cooked Eggs Florentine


IDEA I like eggs benedict so I thought I would try something similar except eliminate the English muffin to comply with the rigors of the South Beach diet. I took spinach leaves, Canadian bacon, hard-cooked eggs, and an attempt at hollandaise sauce to … Continue reading

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Flounder in Scallion and Ginger Sauce


IDEA This is great dish to cook when you’re in the mood for fish. The idea came from the South Beach Diet book by Dr. Arthur Agatson, MD. Whether or not you are trying to shed a few pounds or … Continue reading

Posted in Entrees or Main Course, fish, Health, Nutrition & Diet, Supper

Barley with Green Beans Parmesan


I am a Type 2 Diabetic. I’ve discovered that if I eat mostly vegetarian meals, I can better maintain my blood sugar. Over the weekend I did some research into the Eat Right for Your Blood Type diet. I am … Continue reading

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I want one of these!


I could really enjoy working at a desk like this. And I’d also lose weight! Treadmill Desk!

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