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Home made Hoisin sauce

 

Ingredients

  • Juice of an orange (remove the pits)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 5 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste

Procedure

  1. Add all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring ingredients to a boil, then turn the heat down to very low.
  3. Whisk and simmer gently for five minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the sauce from sticking to the pan.
  4. Set aside in a ramekin. Leftovers can last up to two weeks when stored in an airtight container.

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Eliminate Age Spots the Natural Way

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Also known as sun spots, age spots, liver spots, or brown spots, dark age spots are caused when too much melanin/ skin pigment develops in certain regions. The spots typically appear on the face, neck, chest, back, hands, and shoulders. Research reveals that they’re caused by the sun’s UV rays, vitamin deficiency, aging, stress, genetics, and weak liver functioning. The following are natural ways of getting rid of these spots:

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has acidic properties that help to remove the excess melanin. Applying fresh lemon juice on the affected regions two times a day for at least two months clears the spots. Those with sensitive skin ought to dilute the fresh fruit juice by adding honey, fresh water, or rose water.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Due to its strong bleaching action, it’s recommended to mix apple cider vinegar with honey, orange juice, or water. The mixture should be applied twice every day and then washed off with warm water after it has dried.

3. Buttermilk

The main ingredient in buttermilk is lactic acid that has exfoliating properties. It gets rid of the dark spots without making the skin dry. Apply the remedy using a cotton ball, leave it for several minutes to dry, and then rinse with clean water. Repeat procedure two times a day.

4. Castor Oil

Take a cotton ball, apply the oil on the affected areas and give it five minutes before you rinse it off with clean water. The natural oil also moisturizes the skin thus minimizing any dryness.

5. Almond Oil

Applying almond oil on the spots in the morning and before going to bed will get rid of the dark spots. For better results, the oil can be mixed with olive oil or castor oil. Expect visible results in a couple of weeks.

6. Sandalwood

Sandalwood has strong anti-aging properties and is useful for removing age or dark spots. Sandalwood powder should be mixed with one teaspoon juice, one teaspoon glycerin, and two teaspoons rose water. You can also include two capsules of vitamin E or two teaspoons of orange juice.

7. Aloe Vera

Apart from eliminating the dark spots, Aloe Vera also helps in skin regeneration. Apply fresh pieces of the plant on the affected region and leave for at least 30 minutes. This process should be done in the morning and late at night using either the gel or juice forms. Expect results in a month.

There are other useful natural home remedies like tomato juice, onion juice, papaya, sugar cubes, and coconut oil.

Although they are entirely harmless, dark or brown spots make people quite uncomfortable and embarrassed about their skin. The above methods can primarily help such people to enjoy radiant skin by clearing the spots in the affected regions. The best thing about the natural remedies for treating dark age spots is that they have no side effects.

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Recipe For Almond Joy Cookies

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Ingredients
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups chocolate chips
2 cups sweetened coconut
2 cups chopped almonds

Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
from food .com

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Poem Friday – 07/19/2013 – Would I Miss This time? – No Way

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Would I miss this Time? – No way
Author – Lesley Voth

6am and start of a beautiful day, I love the mornings, I sure do
I breathe in the morning air, while I am waiting for the French coffee to brew

Butter my toast spread it with Almond paste and jam
Does it stick to the hips? too bad I don’t give a damn

This is one of my simple pleasures of the day
Would I sleep in and miss this time? Two words ‘No Way’

I water my plants and listen to the birds chirp and sing
It is a calming, peaceful sound and immense joy it does bring

This morning I am sitting in these surroundings writing this verse
Knowing full well once I have finished I will go do chores, to me that’s a curse

Oh that first delicious taste of coffee for the day
Would I miss This time – No Way

 

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