I’m making beef soup right now for our dinner. I just throw them in my crockpot to cook it and then add some vegetables later when the meat is tender. I don’t have to watch it and I can do anything I want like going to the shower and checking my emails.
For the last two weeks now I have been working 10 hours a day plus weekend overtime. I know it seems crazy eh! I guess that’s life. I’m just thankful that I have a job you know. And that’s the reason also that dinner is always comes out from the oven. Well you know it’s a lot easier when you are tired. Let’s assured that we are eating healthy!
Have you ever wondered what would happen if some sort of emergency like what happened in Japan a few years ago were to occur in your local area? How would you cope considering that even your trusted local water supply could be gone – either contaminated beyond safe limits, or not running at all? It’s not that far beyond the limits of likelihood to at least consider an alternative water source for you and your family – like at cannedwater.com – in the event of a catastrophe.
You might be thinking, well, I already have a limited amount of water on hand in portable jugs in the event of just such an emergency. But what if the situation goes on longer than you’d planned? How long would that water last in jugs. Wouldn’t it have to be rotated – and fresh water brought to replace it?
There is an alternative that you may not have considered. Think about how long those cans of food in your cupboard can hold out. Now how about the same for water? It might just save your life.
The tastiest treats often come in the smallest packages and you’ll find that markets like the one Madrid’s Mercado San Miguel won’t disappoint the discerning connaisseur of fine foods. I’ve personally never visited Spain or Madrid (although I’ve heard stories from close relatives who have), but it’s obvious from the images shown in this short movie of the delights that can be found in this fascinating Spanish market look even tastier than I’ve come to experience here in Canada.
If I’m ever in Spain, I’m going to make every effort to visit this place and try out the fare for myself. My parents-in-law have been in Spain two years ago and they keep saying how beautiful the place. I’m sure that includes their fine foods.
Hubby saw my brother-in-law for the first time in about 6 months and was startled to see how much weight he had lost since then. In talking to him about it, he claimed it was all because of his change in eating philosophy, which I’ll get to in a minute. Now the amount of weight that he lost is dramatic in itself. But the thing he talked about the most was the health benefits. In fact, he claimed that fear of a monstrous American health-care system is really what drove him to seek out real solutions to staying healthy – and as a side benefit – losing weight. The impact on his health can be traced by the dramatic cutting in half of his cholesterol for example.
Now, the philosophy that my brother-in-law has discovered can be summed up in a simple idea. As he described it, if it’s a plant, eat it. Of course, most people would call it eating vegan. In any case, he was most enthusiastic about his new lifestyle change in spite of all the opposition to the idea that he’s already faced from skeptical family members especially. That skepticism, unfortunately, is part and parcel of the battle he’s had to fight against our family primarily. Fortunately, he hasn’t let any of that stop him.
By now, most people know that a “diet” in the sense of restricting intake of food and counting calories just does not work. But that’s where my brother-in-law’s “diet” differs from those so-called diets. It’s not about counting food portions, or calories. It’s about finding out what’s best for your body. Interestingly, that’s also the idea behind other “diets” like the Dieta Atkins. At first glance, the Atkins diet and veganism seem to be absolutely opposed to one another. But in at least one way they are a lot alike. They are both about eating what you want – what the body really craves and wants and not the processed junk that’s passed off as “food” in our western culture.
Personally, I’m not convinced that the vegan “diet” that my brother-in-law has adopted is the best for all or even most people. I’m actually more convinced that the dieta mediterranea would work better for the greatest number of people. I’m sure my brother-in-law would argue just the opposite. But for now, I’ll go with the dieta Fricker and keep eating my favourite foods at the same time.
1lb. chicken breast
1 green, 1 red bell pepper
2 tbsp. oil
2 medium onions, cut into strips
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. celery salt
1 tbsp. garlic crushed
1 pkg. large soft tortillas
1 pkg shredded cheese blend