My Reign is over?

It appears that my journey here has come to an end. To properly introduce myself my name is Taiesha Edwards and I work for a nonprofit out here in Bridgeport called MYO AmeriCorps, which is apart of a bigger organization called AmeriCorps. Thank you to my followers for sticking with me and enjoying my random bursts of information. This is farewell, maybe not forever but until next time.

-PEACE OUT!!

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Sinuses got you down?

Are you sinuses getting worse because of this unpredictable, non constant weather? Well besides taking medications to cure your sinuses you can also eat certain foods that will help the process. 

  • Horseradish and hot sauce
  • Tea and hot drinks

 

There are also foods and habits that won’t do your sinuses any good such as: 

  • Milk and dairy products
  • Late night meals
  • Caffeinated drinks

For more foods & habits and reasons why they are good and bad for your sinuses click here

  • Alcohol

RECALL!

Do you love your adorable animal partner in crime just as I do? Well here some news for dog owners; Beneful dog food customers have had a lot of complaints about the effects of their foods on their dogs lately. These dogs would get do sick, it’s as if they have been poisoned and some of our furry buddies are even dying from eating this dog food. There are articles that try to address this situation as well, according to various internet sources the FDA doesn’t think there are enough complaints to actually recall Beneful products. I don’t know about you but I’m going to stay on the safe side and keep feeding my bundle of love other dog food brands. Today’s lesson, beware of your dogs’ behaviors and watch out what kinds of foods you give to your dogs.

Can’t have Gluten? No problem

Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue”) is a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten is used in cosmetics, hair products, and other dermatological preparations.(According to Wikipedia)

What can you possibly eat, that doesn’t have Gluten in it? There are recipes such as this:

Ingredients
2 cups peanut butter2 cups white sugar4 eggs, beaten
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)
Adjust Servings

Adjust
Metric US Original recipe yields 30 cookies
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheet.
Combine peanut butter, eggs, and sugar and mix until smooth. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Spoon dough by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 5 to 10 minutes before removing.

That allow you to enjoy peanut butter cookies yet again. To find more recipes click here

Another useful website for gluten free recipes here

Another healthy recipe

This berry smoothie is made with pomegranate juice and packs lots of satisfaction from banana and cottage cheese.

From EatingWell: January/February 2012
Yield: about 3 1/2 cups for 2, 1 3/4-cup servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
INGREDIENTS

2 cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 medium banana
1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/2 cup water

PREPARATION

Combine mixed berries, pomegranate juice, banana, cottage cheese and water in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION

Nutrition Per Serving: 206 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 6 g fiber; 133 mg sodium; 625 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (39% daily value), Potassium (18% dv)

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1/2 nonfat milk

Kids

It is always hard to get a child to eat their veggies. Here are some tips on how to trick them, you can mix their veggies with their favorite foods so that they don’t notice. Also make sure that you praise them even if they didn’t finish it, at least they ate something. There is this great website that I have brushed upon when browsing the internet and it gives you printable agreements for healthy eating or teaching your kids the health pyramid or nutrition vocabulary and the list continues!

You can check out this website here

Food, Yum.

From my personal experience I’ve been feeling healthier since I had converted to pescatarianism. It’s been about almost two years and I’m loving it. If you want to try the experience then just try to go a whole day without eating any meat besides seafood. If you don’t want to try that or are allergic to seafood then you can try meatless Mondays! (Or replace Mondays with whatever day of
The week that you would prefer).

To get some recipes for your meatless day of the week go here