Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam. I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out. It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…
In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days. The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards! Have you exercised lately? With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again. If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it. Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal. The Read the full post…
There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro. My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…
Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten. It's time for a health reality check. First of all, how is your health lately? If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful? Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…
I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart. Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation? If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect. But Read the full post…
[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on February 25, 2011 ][ In Vegetables and Fruits ]
I seldom cease to be amazed how some people never eat vegetables and don’t even recognize them when they hold them in their hand. Just the other day I was at the grocery and my check out girl exclaimed, “Oh, this zucchini feels weird! I’ve never held one before.” I can’t imagine the look on my face. What kind of society do we live in when common vegetables are as alien to people as little green men from Mars? Please don’t let your children grow up in ignorance and don’t be a prude yourself about trying new things. With that said, here is a carrot recipe that has few ingredients but is big on taste.
4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced in one inch pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 to 1 tsp. chili powder
In a medium sized pot, cook carrots in boiling water for 8 minutes or until just tender. Drain and return to pot. Add remaining ingredients and cook and stir till carrots are glazed, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I added a bit more chili powder myself.
Next week, I have an unusual new recipe I created that my family really enjoyed and it used BEEF! For once, the beef was flavorful and tender, not the usual shoe leather I turn out when I cook beef.
In an earlier February post titled “Flu Shot Or Not”, I told what has been happening with my brother in law Hugh. I thought I should update everyone. The news is not good. It has now been three weeks since Hugh was admitted to the hospital and he has been in ICU the entire time. Last Friday, he had improved enough for doctors to put in a feeding tube and perform a tracheotomy so he could be awake more and start to sit up. (If you are on a ventilator, you are sedated most of the time and you can not talk. A trach is a transition to weaning off oxygen support.)
Then on Monday night, Hugh developed a GI bleed which caused his blood pressure to drop dangerously low and his body to go into shock. He suffered renal and liver failure. Miraculously, Hugh has survived after a great deal of blood pressure medicine and more than 6 units of blood. This has been a major setback. Please keep Hugh and his family in your thoughts this weekend. Never take for granted your own good health; take care of yourself as best you can.
Upadated on February 25, 2011
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