Posts made in December, 2009

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in Blog

Another year, another year for resolutions. Last year health wise wasn’t good for me. I did come to the realization that if I wanted to be around another 40 or so years I better start eating healthy, that’s one of the reasons I became a vegetarian. I also thought becoming a vegetarian I would lose weight. Well, one out of two isn’t bad. I do feel healthier, I really haven’t lost any weight. If you are a reader of my blog (and I thank you), you know I’ve been wanting to lose 10 lbs. I...

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Another Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in Blog

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Lots of cooking for me, which I enjoy. I ate way too many cookies and candy. Last night for dinner I picked….., cheese sandwich, then a cookie, jello with fruit and marshmallows, then a cookie, peanuts, then a candy peanut cluster, followed by a cupcake! At this rate I’ll never lose that ‘frigging’ 10lbs I want to lose. I decided I better start eating healthy again today! My step-daughter Ashley bought me a couple of really nice cookbooks for...

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YIPPEE!!!!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2009 in Blog

I went to my cardiologist today. I am very happy to report my cholesterol level was 143 and my LDL level was 80! Okay, you may think “what’s the big deal”. Well in various studies, any person whose cholesterol level is 150 or less with an LDL level of 80 or less will NOT HAVE HEART DISEASE! According to Rip Esselstyn his father is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn a famous cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic whose book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” is a very interesting and eye opening...

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Root Vegetables

Posted by on Dec 12, 2009 in Blog

Root Vegetables

Yesterday I told you about my wonderful (yes…I said wonderful) English mother-in-law. I should say that she is a proud American citizen! Another “English” tradition I learned from her was root vegetables. Yes I know they are grown right here in the USA but I never had a root vegetable growing up. In the picture are parsnips, rutabagas and turnips. Parsnips are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Rutabagas are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and fiber. Turnips contain Vitamin C,...

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English Breakfast – almost

Posted by on Dec 12, 2009 in Blog

English Breakfast – almost

I love having baked beans for breakfast. This is something I learned from my English mother-in-law. When I went to Amsterdam with my sister in August, the hotel had a lovely breakfast buffet. On the buffet where my favorites….baked beans! I think the Americans thought this was weird, but what better way to start your day than with protein! So, the next time you think your craving bacon…try baked beans! They go especially well with scrambled...

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