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Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chicken
From Brett Moore,Your Guide to Gourmet Food.
Here is a delightful recipe for roasted chicken that pairs the sweetness of ripe tomatoes and brown sugar with the smoky spiciness of chilies and jalapenos. It's also low fat. What could be better?
- Prep Time : 1hr 30min
Cook Time : 45min
Type of Prep : Bake, Roast
Cuisine : African, French, Fusion
• 3 - 4 Pounds Chicken Breast, bone-in or Whole Chicken cut into pieces
• 2 Large Tomatoes, stem and seeds removed, roughly chopped
• 2 Cloves of Garlic, peeled and minced
• 2 Jalapenos, stem and seeds removed, chopped fine
• 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder, preferably Ancho
• 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
• 3 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
• 1 Tablespoon Molasses
• 1 Teaspoon Cumin, ground
• 1 Teaspoon Salt
• 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
• 1 Cup Dry White Wine
• 1 Cup Water
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place all the ingredients (except for the chicken, wine, and water) in a large bowl and mix well. Add the chicken and toss until the chicken is well coated. Let marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Place the chicken in a 9 inch x 13 inch pan or dish. Pour any remaining tomato mixture over the top of the chicken. Add the wine and water to the pan. Loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil and place into the oven.
After 30 minutes remove the foil from the pan. Continue to cook until the chicken is firm and juices run clear, about another 15 minutes.
HOLIDAY WILD RICE SOUP
This soup is naturally low in calories and fat so it's the perfect starter to a healthy, hearty meal, or a delicious stand-alone light lunch. The bright colored vegetables and nutty wild rice taste evoke a wonderful holiday feeling.
• 1 quart Imagine Natural Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
• 2 cups cooked wild rice
• 1 cup frozen corn
• 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
• 2 tablespoons chopped yellow bell pepper
• 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
• 1/2 cup sliced green onions
• 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Combine all ingredients in stock pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Serves 6
For more information on Imagine Natural Soups, Broths and other natural food products, or for additional recipes, visit www.imaginefoods.com.
Chicken, Garlic & Cilantro Salsa Nachos
2 Each, Chicken breast, free range or organically raised-Cut into bite size cubes. Skinless Boneless Breasts.
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Peppercorns-Freshly ground 1/2 Cup
Swiss Cheese (Reduced fat)-Shredded1/2 Cup
Cheddar Cheese (Reduced fat)-Shredded
3/4 Cup Seeds of Change Garlic & Cilantro Salsa
4 Ounces (wt)
Tortilla chips Organic Blue Corn
This recipe contains a good source of Fiber and Calcium.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 15 minutes
Cuisine Type: Mexican
Segment: appetizer, lunch, dinner, side dish
Seeds of Change Product: Garlic & Cilantro Salsa or equivalent.
1. Add olive oil to sauté pan and heat over medium high heat. Toss chicken in garlic powder and cracked peppercorn. Add to sauté pan and cook for 7-8 minutes until done.
2. Place a layer of tortilla chips on an oven safe platter. Mix both cheeses together and place half on the tortilla chips. Layer half of the chicken. Pour on half of the Seeds of Change Garlic & Cilantro Salsa. Repeat with a layering of tortilla chips, cheese, chicken and salsa.
3. Place platter in preheated 400°F oven for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with cilantro & scallions and serve warm.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup Servings: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories 230 Calories from Fat: 90 Total Fat: 10g (15% DV) Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13% DV) Cholesterol: 35mg (12% DV) Sodium: 410mg (17% DV) Total Carbohydrates: 18g (6% DV) Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% DV) Sugars: 1g Protein: 16g
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fruity Baked Squash Rounds
-1 large acorn squash cut into 1/2 inch rings, seeds removed
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 T. brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Whole cranberry sause/optional
non-stick cooking spray (natural of course) / amazingly there are some of these
Preheat oven to 350. Use 13 by 9 inch baking dish. Arrange squash rounds in the baking dish. Combine orange juice, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Drizzle over the squash. Bake for 45 minutes. Spoon whole cranberry sauce into center of squash rounds and serve.
Submitted by: Patricia A. March
I only know that this was passed down to me from my great Grandmother but the recipe might be older than that.
It is the only product I know of that will draw out an infection, help heal a burn or pull slivers from a wound.
The recipe is very simple but caution should be taken when heating or melting the ingredients as they could be flammable over high heat, it is recommended to use an old double boiler or a container over water, and use medium or lower heat under the pan containing the water.
This is the recipe for Aunt Flora's Salve:
Resin (rosin) the size of a walnut
Pure bees was the size of a walnut
Pure linseed oil to make a salvie
Melt all together. To check for the salvy texture drip a drop or two in cold water, then rub between your fingers, if too firm add a little more linseed oil and
Deep Cleansing Facial Skin Care
We greet the world with our faces. Just as the eyes are said to mirror the soul, our faces are windows to our emotions. Our faces track our life’s journeys. The world sees our joys, sadnesses, stresses, and our peacefulness. Taking care of our facial skin both pampers us and also protects our skin from the assaults of living in a stressful, polluted world.
A recent article written by a plastic surgeon suggests that there are many things that a person can do in lieu of cosmetic surgery to keep facial skin looking supple, youthful, healthy, and glowing. Beautiful skin is not an accident. Both what a person ingests and how her/his face greets the world affect skin health. In other words, beautiful, healthy skin is the result of internal and external support. Avoid sunburning the face. Wear a hat in addition to a sunblock. Don't smoke. Drink about eight glasses of pure water (include vegetable juice and caffeine-free herbal teas) per day. Eat a plant-based, whole foods diet that is rich in organic vegetables, fruits, grains, healthful fats, and superfoods such as seaweeds, raw honey, and bee pollen. (And SAM ADAMS)/ just kidding, er..maybe not!
Do facials that are “food for your face” on a weekly basis. Create a life that gives you ease, peace, and joy. Most importantly, smile a lot.
As facials become a regular part of your health routine, you will find what ingredients are best suited to your specific skin type (e.g., dry, oily, normal, sun-damaged, mature). The ingredients mentioned in this newsletter are suited for all types of skin. Dina Falconi’s book, Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body (1998) and Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for Perfect Skin (2001), by Pierre Jean Cousin are excellent resources for exploring regimens for all skin types.
To set the stage for a facial that deep cleans, nourishes, and also relaxes, find time to be by yourself without distractions or noise. Play your favorite soft music. Light candles. Take the phone off the hook. Ask household members to give you some “alone time.” Wear clothing that is forgiving of spills should they happen. Have clean towels and washcloths ready. Most of all, set aside time for yourself. Allow an hour to an hour and a half for this entire process.
Please remember that to preserve the fresh quality of your herbs and other ingredients, store your facial materials in glass jars and away from heat, light, and moisture. Label each jar and date it as well.
Your facial “sequence of events”
The following is a guide for deep cleansing your facial skin. The basic sequence of events includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Follow each step in sequence and allow the recommended time for each step.
* Cleanse skin with a gentle facial exfoliant or scrub. This is in lieu of soap. It is more beneficial to use herbal exfoliants or scrubs because they work more gently than soaps and don’t strip the skin of its own protective oils. Exfoliants are made from ingredients like clay, finely ground nuts, seeds, oats, and dried herbal flowers. They are moistened (depending upon skin type) with things like filtered water, jojoba oil, or raw honey and then applied with fingertips in a gentle, circular motion. The circulation is stimulated which improves the blood supply to the skin and nourishes it. Many scrub ingredients act as emollients to soothe, protect, nourish, and moisturize the skin.
* Next, to moisturize, rejuvenate, and open the pores of the skin, do an herbal steam. Herbal facial steams are also relaxing and prepare the skin for the masque to follow. Pour one pint (i.e., 2 cups) of boiling water into a Pyrex-type bowl. Sprinkle about two handfuls total of botanicals such as rose petals, calendula flowers, comfrey leaf, elder flower, lavender flower, peppermint leaf, and sage leaf into the water. Here again, the botanicals that you choose depend upon your skin type. Those listed here are suitable for all skin types. Put your face over the steaming water in the bowl (be careful not to burn yourself by being too close to the water) and using a large towel, make a “tent” that covers you and the bowl and keeps in the steam. Steam for 10 or 15 minutes.
* You may splash your skin with tepid water at this point if you like to partially close the pores before applying the facial masque.
* Facial masques are made from a variety of ingredients that act to deep cleanse, nourish, restore skin tone, increase cell regeneration, moisturize or astringe the skin depending upon what is needed. Masques can be made from things like fruit pulps, raw honey, seaweed, botanicals, clay, bee pollen, egg, yogurt, oil, and vinegar. Apitherapy goldenrod honey facial masque is specially formulated for all skin types. It is “food for the face,” adding vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to nutrient-depleted skin. In addition, the Apitherapy masque moisturizes, draws impurities and toxins from the subcutaneous layer of skin, promotes tissue repair and the growth of healthy new skin cells, and acts as an antioxidant which helps to delay the aging process. Before applying your masque, tie your hair back so that it is away from your face. Apply the masque uniformly over the face, avoiding the eye area, and leave the masque to do its magic for 10 to 20 minutes. Use a wet, warm washcloth to gently remove the masque with a circular massaging motion. Don’t harshly scrub your face.
* Next a skin toner, astringent, or pH restorer can be applied. These tighten the pores following the cleansing process. Note that alcohol- and vinegar-based astringents should be used in moderation because they can be too drying. It is possible that these astringents may have an opposite effect as well. For example, oily skin may become oilier through too much use of an overly astringent product. Hydrating herbal toners are moisturizing and can be used as needed. Floral water toners such as lavender water are very gentle astringents, but not too drying, and can usually be applied as needed.
* Lastly, moisturize with your favorite lotion or cream which is suited to your skin type. Moisturizers contain varying proportions of oil, water, herbs, and other natural ingredients. They are used to lubricate, nourish, soothe, protect, and hydrate the skin. Moisturizers should leave the skin feeling supple, soft, and nourished, not clogged or greasy. Apply your moisturizer while your skin is still slightly moist. This helps to keep your skin hydrated.
Butter vs. margarine
Pass The Butter?????
DO YOU KNOW...
The difference between margarine and butter?
Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the
same amount of butter according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other
foods. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only
because they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of
Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around
forless than 100 years.
Now for Margarine...
Very high in Trans Fatty Acids...
Triple risk of Coronary Heart Disease...
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) ...
Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) ....
Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold...
Lowers quality of breast milk...
Decreases immune response...
Decreases insulin response.
And here is the most disturbing fact....
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...
This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and
anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing
the molecular structure of the substance).
YOU can try this yourself: purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your
garage or shaded area.
Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:
no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it
(that should tell you something)...
it does not rot or smell differently...
because it has no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it...
even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.
Because it is nearly plastic.
Would you melt your tupperware and spread that on your toast?
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