Showing posts from May, 2013

Beach Ready Abs Workout-12 Minute Athlete

Beach Ready Abs Workout
Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute
Timer setting: 12 x :10 x :50 1. Burpees
2. Reptile push ups
3. High knees
4. V up

Taquitos w/ a Twist

Taquitos with a TwistPosted by Cindy Kennedy

20 rolled corn tortillas

2 cups shredded pork, chicken or beef
20 corn tortillas
1 cup sauce of choice (enchilada, tomatillo) - optional

--If preparing meat from scratch, simmer in plain water. You'll be seasoning later, unless it's leftovers. A 1-pound tenderloin, trimmed and cut in half will take about 1 hour at a simmer.
--Let the meat cool and shred with a fork. Lightly coat with a blend of chili powder, black pepper, dried oregano, cumin, and salt. (You can find a recipe here.)
--Dampen two paper towels and place 3-4 tortillas in at a time. Microwave on high for about 1 minute. It may take more - if they begin to crack, they're not hot enough.
--Coat the inside of the tortilla with about 1 teaspoon of the sauce (or just start filling the heated tortilla without a sauce.
--Place about 1 heaping teaspoon full of meat filling on the tortilla - in a thi…

17 Reasons to Use Honey & Cinnamon

17 reasons to use honey and cinnamon by  • We have mentioned many times the benefits of both honey and cinnamon, which are great alone, but mixing them together increases their power exponentially.
People of many cultures have been using honey and cinnamon to treat many different health situations for centuries. Folk wisdom still retains knowledge of the healing properties of both raw honey and cinnamon.

          1. ARTHRITIS: Take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two teaspoons honey and one small teaspoon cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.
         2. BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.  It destroys the germs in the bladder.
       3. CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of…

Juicy Genius Juice


Hasselback Sweet Potatoes w/ Crispy Garlic

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Garlic  Serves 4 By,: Everyday Maven Serves:: 4 Ingredients 4 medium organic sweet potatoes4 medium cloves garlic, crushed2 Tablespoons Ghee (see NOTES for butter or coconut oil)1 teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon paprika Instructions Preheat oven to 425F. Scrub potatoes clean and set aside. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Combine Ghee, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic in a small dish. I used a garlic press to crush the garlic right into the dish. Stir until well combined.Grab a pair of chopsticks and place one on either side of a potato. Use a knife to cut ¼” slices ⅔ of the way down the potato. The chopsticks will help act as guides and prevent you from slicing the potato all the way. Once the potatoes are sliced, transfer to baking sheet.Divide the Ghee mixture up among the four potatoes and use your hands to rub it in. T…

Avocado & Banana Snack

Avocado & Banana Snack By ·
1 Banana, sliced1 avocado, chopped1/2 tsp olive oilfresh ground pepper Plop the banana and avocado in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and top with fresh ground pepper!!  Great for breakfast or a quick and easy snack!!

WOD#20130228-by Love & Primal


3-Day Detox Cleanse

Dr. Oz's 3-Day Detox Cleanse One-Sheet
Eliminate harmful toxins, restore your system and reset your body with this detox cleanse from Dr. Oz. All you need is 3 days, a blender and $16 a day! Learn more about detox made safe and simple.
Reset your body with this detox cleanse from Dr. Oz! Print a copy of this sheet to bring to the grocery store. 





Migraaine Reliever Smoothie


DIY Lasting Liner by The Beauty Department

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun
You’ve already learned our quick tip for preventing your lower eyeliner from running in The Line Saver post, so this time we’re focusing on the upper lashline. If you have oily eye lids, you’ve probably struggled with your liner stamping itself just above the crease. Even if it’s a waterproof formula… so frustrating! And if you’ve used a non-waterproof formula, forget about it. You might as well draw the crease line yourself because it’s definitely going to end up there anyway! But this trick really works if you do it immediately upon application.
Here’s how: 
Translucent Powder — One of my all-time favorites is Giorgio Armani Micro-fil Loose Powder in #0 because even though it’s translucent (color-less), it has tiny little shimmering particles that help mask imperfections and it never gets cakey.Eye Shadow Blending Brush — The LancĂ´me Blending Shadow Brush is the perfect size for your c…

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad
Chopped Thai Chicken Salad Author: Pinch of Yum Serves: 4-6 Ingredients Salad 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts1 small head green or white cabbage (2 cups shredded)1 large carrot (1½ cups shredded)1 green papaya (1½ cups shredded)½ cup fresh cilantro½ cup green onions½ cup chopped peanutsDressing 2 cloves garlic3 bird’s eye chili peppers (sub ½ teaspoon minced hot pepper)2 tablespoons soy sauce2 tablespoons vinegar2 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon fresh lime juice1 tablespoon oil½ teaspoon fish sauce¼ cup peanut butter¼ cup water Instructions Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the chicken breasts, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes. When the chicken is done, remove from heat, drain water, let cool, and shred with two forks.Chop the cabbage into very thin pieces, like it would be for coleslaw. I did this by rolling up several leaves together and making thin vertical slices across the roll and then choppin…

Zuzana's Exotic Spice Soup

1 sweet potato
1 onion
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup whole organic milk
2 1/2t spice mix(check her website for recipe)
1T coconut oil
1T of grated ginger
flaked unsweetened coconut
1 can chickepeas or 1cup cooked chicken

5 Tips to Improve Your Digestive Health

Five Tips to Improve Your Digestive Health
By Craig Fear

Digestive problems?   Millions of Americans are suffering with poor digestive health these days brought on by not only poor dietary choices but poor dietary advice as well.  The mainstream nutrition advice to eat low-fat, eat more whole grains and eat more fruits and vegetables can actually exacerbate many digestive problems. 
Yesterday I made another TV appearance here in western Massachusetts where I discussed five tips to improve your digestive health.  Most of these tips are not tips your doctor is telling you about.  But they’re really important, especially if you’ve been experiencing more chronic, long-term digestive problems. 
So sit back and check out my five tips for better digestive health:
So did you watch it?  Are those tips something different from what your doctor has told you? 
Or did you not watch it?  I know, six minute…

Train Yourself To Be An Optimist(Yes,You Can!)

Train Yourself To Be An Optimist (Yes, You Can!)
By Debra Kaye
Are you in a rut of thinking yourself as a failure? I use the word rut on purpose, because feeling like a failure – and behaving like one – is a habit you can change. You can flip it around and teach yourself to be an optimist, to act like a success and be successful.  
It’s all about what psychologists call “learned optimism.” You see, happiness is not just a warm and fuzzy feeling. We can all consciously adapt easy practices that will help us develop the optimist’s style and point of view. Doing this will make us more willing to take risks, take failures in our stride, and be more willing to seek help, ask questions, and try again.
Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, says people have unique ways of describing what happens to them, which he calls “explanatory style.” A pessimist describes outcomes as be…

Green Juice for Glowing Skin


Korean Beef Wrapped Asparagus by Against All Grain

Korean Beef Wrapped Asparagus

Author: Danielle Walker – Against All Grain Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 1 pound U.S. Wellness Meats Flank Steak, thawed⅛ cup coconut aminos1 tablespoon sesame oil1 clove garlic, minced½ teaspoon ginger, peeled and grated½ tablespoon honey⅛ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes1 tablespoon unsweetened pineapple juice½ tablespoon fish sauce25-30 asparagus stalks, trimmed½ teaspoon sesame seeds1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil¼ teaspoon sea salt⅛ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper Instructions Place the steak in the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make it easier to slice very thinly.Meanwhile, make the marinade. Mix the coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, honey, red pepper flakes, pineapple juice, and fish sauce in a bowl and set aside.Remove the steak from the freezer, then cut across the grain into very thin strips, about ⅛ inch thick.Pour the marinade over the sliced steak, and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.Preheat your grill to medium heat.Rub…

WOD #20130527-Love & Primal


DIY Anti-Bacterial Essential Oil by ThePrairieHomestead

According to my Modern Essentials reference book:
Clove essential oil is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, a strong antiseptic, and an immune stimulant (among other things…)Lemon essential oil is antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, and antidepressant (among other things…)Cinnamon essential oil is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and anti-infectious (among other things…)Eucalyptus essential oil is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral, and an expectorant (among other things…)Rosemary essential oil is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, and also an expectorant (among other things…) Because of the powerful properties of these oils, this blend can be used to fight a cold, flu, virus, or infection, as well as for various household cleaning applications.
DIY All-Purpose Anti-Bacterial Essential Oil Blend20 dro…

Paleo Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp
Roasted shrimp and angel hair spaghetti with garlic, thyme and lemon. Ingredients
1/3 cup olive oil 1 lemon, zested then half cut into thin slices and other half into wedges 3-4 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed sea or kosher salt and fresh black pepper  spaghetti squash noodles or zucchini noodles 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound fresh shrimp, medium-sized, deveined with tails off 5 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In an 8x8 glass baking pan combine olive oil, lemon zest and thyme. Olive oil should liberally cover the bottom of the pan, if it doesn't drizzle in a little more. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, checking every few minutes, if it looks like it is getting too brown remove and proceed to next step. Meanwhile cook pasta, drain and toss with a pat of butter or olive oil. Remove pan from oven, add butter and move it around a little to melt, add shrimp, garlic and the th…

WOD #20130504 by Love and Primal


DIY Grow Potatoes

Grow 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In 4 Square Feet: {How To}
Quite the clever gardening tip here folks! Today’s feature includes tips from three different sources for growing potatoes vertically (in layers) instead of spread out in rows across your garden. If you have limited garden space or want to try some nifty gardening magic, this could be a great option for you.
First, there’s this article from The Seattle Times: It’s Not Idaho, But You Still Can Grow Potatoes:
The potatoes are planted inside the box, the first row of boards is installed and the dirt or mulch can now be added to cover the seed potatoes. As the plant grows, more boards and dirt will be added. You plant in one bottom layer, boarding up the sides of each layer and adding dirt as you go higher (you wait until the plants have grown a bit before adding a new layer). While new potatoes are growing in the top layers, remove the boards from the first layer at the bottom to carefully d…

Anti-Constipation Juice


Arminda's Famous Paleo Meatloaf

Arminda's Famous Paleo Meatloaf
1 lb Grass-fed, organic beef
4 Tbls Paleo onion soup mix*
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Almond meal/flour
1/2 Tbls Raw coconut aminos**
1/2 tsp Garlic powder

For the sauce:
1/2 Cup Organic or homemade ketchup
1 Tbls Raw organic honey

Summer Ready AMRAP Workout-12 Minute Athlete


Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Stopwatch Complete as many rounds in 12 minutes of:
100 High knees
25 Air squats
20 Push ups
15 Sit ups
10 Burpee