As I was looking at my poor little pantry last night, I thought, “I need to add some soups to our meal times, especially this month.” Thankfully, Jill at Blessed Beyond a Doubt has been working her little fingers to the ham bone putting together a list of 50+ Soup Recipes. Where to start?
Click here to find a soup that fits your style. And she has them all organized, too, cuz she’s cool like that.
My husband is so many wonderful things, and “fruit carver” is one of them. He is also an excellent instructor. Watch the 4 minute video on how to carve a strawberry into a rose below, and then you, too, can add “fruit carver” to your resume. When the strawberry is carved like this, it is presented to your palette in a completely different manner. Very “full”. Hard to describe. Just try it and you’ll understand. : )
I made a chocolate yogurt using a 32 oz tub of plain yogurt, ¼ cup of honey, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/8 tsp salt, and ¼ – ½ cup of cocoa. It will still be a little tart.
Hubby laid the yogurt as a base on a plate, then he layered sliced up kiwi and strawberries. The sweet from the fruit balanced out the tang from the yogurt. It was delicious! And we all devoured it—kids included.
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So I’m on day 11 of no processed sugars and no artificial sweeteners. It’s going good, but I know that I am not getting enough to drink. Up until two weeks ago, I met my daily liquid intake through drinking artificially sweetened tea. But now that is no longer an option and honey is too expensive for me to be putting into 8 cups of tea a day. I still haven’t jumped on the stevia bandwagon. I want to be careful with my choices. I am still allowing myself natural sugars (in moderation), and I’m not intentionally cutting carbs. I’m not following any certain plan—I just know that I have a sugar addiction and I have got to get it under control. And we all know that water is essential to be healthy. But who sits around craving tap water?
Below are some ideas on some natural ways to spruce up your drinking water. In all instances, regardless of combination, chunk/slice your fruit/veggie and add your herb in whole form (unless it’s the sliced ginger root or sliced vanilla bean). Put your selections into the water jug with the water and let set for 2 – 24 hours.
**Note: Some of the sugars from the fruit will transfer to the water.**
Here is a cropped Glycemic Index chart of only fruits and veggies. Click on the chart to go to the South Beach Diet website for a full GI chart of most foods.
For some actual recipe blends and some more recipe ideas, check out SpaWaterRecipes.com.
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