Monthly Archives: September 2018


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Simple Paleo Bread/Recipe Share

Simple Bread

Serves:1 loaf (about 12 slices)

  • cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
  2. In a medium bowl, Whisk the eggs, then add honey, and vinegar
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry
  4. Scoop batter into a well greased 6.5 x 4 inch small loaf pan
  5. Bake at 300°F for 45-55 minutes on bottom rack of oven; until a knife comes out clean
  6. Cool and serve

To store this bread, wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

This low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free bread is a cinch to make. It is especially tasty toasted, then topped with almond-butter, raspberry jam, and a sprinkle of salt. Add a second slice of bread to it and you’ve got a paleo PBJ!

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No-Bake Cornflake Cookies/Recipe Share


No-Bake Cornflake Cookies


  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Dash salt


  • Combine cornflakes, coconut and pecans; set aside. In a small heavy saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage). Add syrup mixture to dry ingredients; stir well. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.
Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 81 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Originally published as No-Bake Cornflake Cookies in Grandma’s Great Desserts Cookbook

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Jazz/ Song Share

I love Jazz and I am going to share some of the Jazz top songs for you! Take a listen!

Below I posted the Top 10 Jazz Songs

  1. Camille Thurman – Waiting for the Sunrise
  2. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
  3. John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Version)
  4. Dave Koz – Summer Horns II: From A to Z
  5. Eric Darius – Breakin’ Thru
  6. Jonathan Butler – Close to You
  7. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis
  8. John Coltrane – The Very Best of John Coltrane
  9. Diana Krall – Turn Up the Quiet
  10. Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto

Here are some more Jazz!!!

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cupcakes/Recipe Share

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cupcakes


  • 4 large eggs
  • 4-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 10 cups cubed French bread (1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin, milk, sugar, cream, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until blended. Gently stir in bread. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Fill foil-lined muffin cups with bread pudding mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  • Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, 2-3 minutes longer or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in pecans and remaining vanilla.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon sauce over each cupcake. Bake 5-6 minutes longer or until topping is set. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 224 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Originally published as Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cupcakes with Caramel Pecan Frosting in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2015

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Word of the day

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open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous.
“the equivocal nature of her remarks”
synonyms: undecided · to be decided · unresolved · undetermined · uncertain · open · arguable · debatable · disputed · unanswered · open to debate · doubtful · in doubt · moot · up in the air · in (a state of) limbo · in a state of uncertainty · indefinite · inconclusive · unconfirmed · unsolved · ongoing · pending · confused · problematic · vexed · ambiguous · equivocal · vague · borderline · iffy
antonyms: settled
uncertain or questionable in nature.
“the results of the investigation were equivocal”
synonyms: controversial · contentious · open to question · open to doubt · in doubt · doubtful · dubious · uncertain · unsure · debatable · in dispute · in question · arguable · problematic · problematical · unverified · unprovable · unresolved · unsettled · undecided · equivocal · unconvincing · implausible · improbable · not definite · unclear · not obvious · apocryphal · spurious · borderline · marginal · moot · iffy · dodgy
antonyms: certain · indisputable

mid 16th century: from late Latin aequivocus, from Latin aequus ‘equally’ + vocare ‘to call’.

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3 Foods to Avoid,your metabolism/Information share

When you take a look the ingredients that rev up your metabolism, a few stand out. Namely, fiber (particularly from “real” foods like fruits and veggies) and iodine-rich options like seaweed. For every metabolic superhero, though, there’s an alternative eat out there that works the opposite way, sabotaging your body’s calorie-burning prowess.

“The two things that are predominantly in control of your metabolism are your endocrine system and your hormone balance,” says Jillian Michaels, creator of the My Fitness app and former trainer on The Biggest Loser. Thus, when you chow down on something that disturbs these things, your metabolism gets thrown for a loop, too.

You may have already guessed some of the nutritional villains that Michaels names as the worst for your metabolism—cough, sugar, cough—but below you’ll get the full scoop from the celeb coach herself, with a bit of added insight from nutrition experts.

Keep reading to find out which foods you should avoid for a healthy metabolism.

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1. Sugar

Not-so-shockingly, Michaels names sugar as one of the greatest culprits of a sluggish metabolism. Why? After savoring a dessert, she explains, your blood sugar spikes. This causes your cortisol and insulin hormone levels to increase, in an effort to level things out—and it can eventually lead to metabolic disruption if left unchecked long-term. “Hormones work in a symphony, and there are tons of them,” explains Michaels. “So ultimately, when we’re looking at metabolism, we want to make sure that we have the right hormones working for us, instead of against us.”

According to Chicago-based dietician Amanda Lemein, MS, RD, LDN, the lack of fiber in sugary snacks is yet another factor that makes them a total no-go for a solid metabolism. “Things that we think of as sugar—like cookies, cake, pancakes, whatever—are broken down by our our bodies really, really quickly,” she says. Fiber-rich foods, however, are digested slowly—your body fights hard to break them down, kickstarting your metabolism in the process.

2. Processed grains

Next on Michaels’ hit list: refined grains like white rice, highly processed breads, and white pasta. These have a similar affect on your body as sugar, breaking down quickly and causing insulin to skyrocket. And that’s not all, says Josh Axe, DNM, CNS, DC. “When consumed in excess, refined grains can provide you with high levels of certain compounds that may hurt your metabolism, including gluten, lots of starch, and phytic acid,” explains Axe, founder of Ancient Nutrition and “Many packaged grain products also contain lots of added sugar, salt, synthetic preservatives, and are ‘fortified’ with synthetic vitamins and minerals that can be hard to metabolize properly.” Moral of the story: Stick with whole, unprocessed grains when you get a carb craving.

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3. Processed Soy

Hold the vegan chicken tenders? “Soy is very toxic [to your thyroid],” Michaels claims. To be clear, scientists haven’t come to a consensus on this, but some studies do indicate that excessive soy consumption may negatively impact your thyroid—the gland in your neck responsible for regulating your body’s metabolic operations. (Especially if your iodine levels are low or you’ve already got some form of thyroid disfunction.) And to make matters worse, conventionally grown soy is also often treated with pesticides, which are also linked to thyroid issues. “The only time you should do soy is if it’s organic and fermented,” says Michaels. (Or you could always just turn to a soy-free Beyond Burger for your plant-based protein fix…)

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