Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
NON-SALT SEASONING IDEAS:
Fish: anise, cilantro, coriander dill, fennel, parsley, sage, thyme Pork: anise, cilantro, coriander, oregano, rosemaryChicken and poultry: anise, parsley, sage, rosemary, thymeVegetables: basil, chives, dill, fennel, marjoram, oregano, parsley, rosemaryWhen using cilantro and coriander on fish or pork, mix it with a something citrusy, like lemon.
Flavouring Foods Without Salt
1. Choose herbs, spices and seasonings that do not contain salt. Always check that salt or sodium is not on the ingredient list. For example, use:• Fresh garlic or garlic powder (not garlic salt)• Fresh, dried or powdered onions (not onion salt)Note: Sea salt is just as high in sodiumas regular salt.
2. Try using fresh herbs. Herbs add flavor and a fresh taste to foods.
3. Make your own blend of salt-free seasoning. Mix and store in a salt or pepper shaker.Universal Seasoning15 mL (1 Tbsp) dried mustard15 mL (1 Tbsp) paprika15 mL (1 Tbsp) garlic powder15 mL (1 Tbsp) onion powder7 mL (1 1/2 tsp) black pepper5 mL (1 tsp) basil5 mL (1 tsp) thyme
4. Sprinkle fresh lemon or lime juice on cooked rice, potatoes, vegetables, fish or chicken.
5. Look for new flavouring ideas in cookbooks and magazines.• Use fruit sauce for fish, meat, or chicken (pineapple, nectarine, orange, kiwi or mango mixtures).• Add curry powder to meat, poultry or fish.• Make your own salad dressings from oil, assorted vinegars, garlic, herbs, and spices.• Flavour stir-fried foods with fresh ginger and garlic. Add unsalted peanut butter for a Thai flavour.• Experiment with homemade pizzas made with any combination of fresh vegetables, allowed cheeses, herbs, and meats. Try it with and without tomato sauce (called flat bread).
6. Sprinkle balsamic vinegar on vegetables, and use it to give extra zip to marinades and salad dressings.
7. Use juice or wine as a flavouring in marinades, stewed meats and sauces.
8. Collect cookbooks and recipes that use low-salt flavourings. Exchange low-salt recipes with friends and family
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Top 10 health innovations of 2009
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. “ ~W.J. Cameron
“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck
“For each new morning with its light,For rest and shelter of the night,For health and food, for love and friends,For everything Thy goodness sends.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” ~E.P. Powell
“He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.” ~J.A. Shedd
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
A 10-year-old autistic boy in Texas is being hailed as a hero after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on his teacher while she was choking.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Recently, in a televised modern dance competition in China - a very uniquecouple won one of the top prizes and received the longest standing ovation.She was a dancer, who had trained since she was a child. Tragically, shelost her entire left arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression; soshe decided to coach a children's dancing group. From that point on, sherealized she could not forget dancing. She still loved to dance and wantedto dance again. She tried to do some of her former routines but without herarm she had difficulty maintaining balance. She practiced strenuously anddeveloped a dance routine - always dancing alone in her studio.He was not a dancer. He lost a leg in an accident and he had fallen into adeep state of depression. They met - and her goal immediately became tohelp him become positive about life again. She taught him to dance and inher studio they danced together and developed a routine as their lives andfriendship became closer.Their life together, behind the closed doors of the dance studio - was one ofcreativity, challenge, determination, practice and sometimes failure.Theirfocus was on doing what others said would be impossible.. Several timesit became so difficult and frustrating for them that they gave up, broke up.But life alone, without each other, brought them back together again andthey became even more determined to perfect a dance routine to a pointwhere they might try to dance outside the studio to see what friends andfamily thought about what they were doing all that time inside the studio.Their friends and family were so supportive they encouraged the coupleto enter a dance competition, which they finally agreed to do. Only laterdid they realize the competition was to be televised locally. We will nowsee the first - and to date only televised performance of their dance......:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
PLUS, HES ONE OF THE VALEDICTORIANS!
Nick Also Received the Bank of America MATH award... hey, where's the money?
PHOTO FROM MOM DAY 2009
NICK, CHRIS, LUKE
Good Job to Lucas also for his Freshman year at Reseda. Great Grades. Plus, 47 volunteer hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And on Volleyball team.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Table 2. Representative Total Sleep Requirements for Various Species
Species Average Total Sleep Time (hours/day)
brown bat 19.9
owl monkey 17.0
human infant 16.0
golden hamster 14.3
bottle-nosed dolphin 10.4
guinea pig 9.4
human adolescent 9.0
human adult 8.0
gray seal 6.2
Sources: References 1, 5, 16, and 36.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Ten new colonies of emperor penguins have been found in Antarctica after satellite photos showing brownish stains on the ice turned out to be the excrement of thousands of birds.
The findings, revealed by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on Tuesday, will help understand penguin populations and the vulnerability to global warming of the breeding colonies which are on sea ice.
16 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are coming together to promote the upcoming "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game.
The two surviving Beatles, along with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, appeared at Microsoft Corp.'s presentation Monday at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles.
In the game, fans will be able to follow the band's career beginning with their early days in 1963 Liverpool through their final rooftop performance.
Forty-five Beatles songs will be available on the game disc. Another, "All You Need Is Love," meanwhile, will be released on the Xbox 360 for download, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.
"The Beatles: Rock Band" hits store shelves on Sept. 9. Its publisher is MTV Games, the developer is Harmonix and Electronic Arts is the distribution partner.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
==> THIS SPREADS FASTER THAN 1918 FLU DUE TO AIR TRAVEL
==> GOVT ADVISES AGAINST UNNECESSARY TRAVEL TO MEXICO
==> SYMPTOMS TAKE 3 - 4 DAYS TO SHOW UP
This is a virus we’ve never seen before -- part of pandemic criteria
This virus is also affecting 20, 30, and 40 year olds
Unusually, the viruses all appear to carry genes from swine flu, avian flu and human flu viruses from North America, Europe and Asia. "We haven't seen this strain before, but we hadn't been looking as intensively as we have," Dr Schuchat said. "It's very possible that this is something new that hasn't been happening before." Human-to-human spread:
"We believe at this point that human-to-human spread is occurring," Dr Schuchat said. "That's unusual. We don't know yet how widely it is spreading.
"NO SINGLE ACTION WILL IRRADICATE AN OUTBREAK"
To protect yourself and your family, officials say you should cover a cough, stay home when you're sick or have a fever and wash your hands frequently. Besser says for now he'd prefer to focus on regular hand-washing, and people "not giving that little kiss of greeting that they're used to right now."
== TAMILU MAY BE USED FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN ... ASK YOUR DOCTOR FIRST == COAST GUARD AND BORDER OFFICERS HAVE ANTIVIRALS
COMMON SENSE GUIDELINES :
==> WASH HANDS OFTEN
==> STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL SICK
==> COVER MOUTH WHEN YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE
The Centers for Disease Control says people who have flu-like symptoms — fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing — should see their doctors. The CDC says some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.There is no vaccine for this disease. The best way to prevent its spread is to exercise good sense — stay home if you feel sick, call your doctor, cover coughs and sneezes with tissues and throw the tissues away and wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol cleanser.Oh, and you can’t catch swine flu by eating pork — at least if it is fully cooked.For the latest information about swine flu, go to the CDC’s Web site, www.cdc.gov.And don’t panic.
PRAY FOR OUR WORLD
Friday, April 17, 2009
Study Shows Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk; Western Diet Gets Poor Marks
Researchers evaluated more than 50 years of research on diet and heart disease and found diets rich in vegetables, nuts, and those that follow a Mediterranean pattern with lots of fruits, vegetables, and fish have "strong evidence" of lowering the risk of heart disease.
The final results showed only three specific dietary factors had strong evidence behind them as proven heart disease fighters:
· Vegetable-rich diet
· Eating nuts rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like walnuts and other nuts
· Following a Mediterranean-style diet high in vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, whole grains, cheese or yogurt, and fish
Of these, only a Mediterranean-style diet has been shown in randomized controlled studies to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Mediterranean Diet Is Healthy For Your Heart: McMaster Study
The study concludes there are certain food groups or dietary patterns, that are beneficial, including vegetables, nuts, monounsaturated fatty acids, and an overall 'healthy' dietary patterns such as the Mediterranean diet which incorporates generous amounts of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, such as olive and canola oil, small portions of nuts, red wine in moderation, very little red meat and fish on a regular basis. In addition, the researchers conclude there is strong evidence which supports that certain dietary factors such as glycemic index/load of foods and trans fatty acids are harmful.