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5 Lbs (2.27kg) is Nothing To Be Sneezed At

That is so right. How often do you hear some on say well I only lost 5lbs (2.27kgs). Don’t be disheartened cause it looks like this. I think of 5lbs of butter now thats some amount of fat.

 

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How Many Calories in A Baked Potato – Be Surprised

Those who are calorie conscious always seem to freak out when it comes to potatoes. Really when it boils or rather bakes down they are quite nutritious and with the right topping delicious. As you can see from the pictures below they really don’t have that many calories. I find with vegetables one potato is enough with any of those fillings or with Protein like a steak or chicken or fish. 

My Source is Verywellfit.com and quite a good read if you are interested.

A Potato is a great add-on to your meal in the evening or lunch especially if you are looking at losing weight. It is filling and sticks to your ribs as my Mum used to say. 

If you are interested in a healthier lifestyle I suggest you go to my website  and find out a bit more about how you can do this with ease. Contact me if you want to know more 

 

Medium Baked Potato – 150 calories

 

Medium Baked Potato With Butter: 250 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Sour Cream: 210 Calories

Medium Twice Baked Potato: 160 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Cheese Sauce and Broccoli: 400 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Chili: 225 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Baked Beans: 250 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Tuna and Mayo: 275 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Cottage Cheese, Ham, and Pineapple: 300 Calories

Medium Baked Potato and Salsa: 190 Calories

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Honey Lime Garlic Butter Salmon – Yumbo

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Some Useful Home Hints – 03/26/2018

 

Perfect barbecued  Asparagus – When barbecuing asparagus, thread a wooden satay stir (soaked in water first) through the top and bottom of several pieces at a time, they are much easier to turn and won’t disappear through the gaps in the grill.

2. Dip your toes for a better sleep This I am not sure I would do but if it helps with sleep I am all for it – If you find it hard to sleep in the hot, humid weather especially if there is no air-conditioning, a bowl of iced water by the bed and cold  your feet in it when you are wakeful as it helps regulate the whole body temperature.

 

3. Prevent a clogged sealant cartridge – After using a sealant cartridge  plug the nozzle with blue tac and it will prevent drying out and clogging.

4. Prevent garden mould – To control sooty mould on gardenia and citrus, vigorously shake 250 ml vegetable oil and 60 ml dishwashing detergent in a screw top jar until white then use 2 tablespoons of the emulsion in a liter of water to spray your plants thoroughly. Good for pumpkin and cucumber plants I would say to stop that mould establishing itself.

 

5. Recycle the scoop – Recycle the plastic scoops that come in the laundry powder. This is great a measure to use in dry goods and dry pet food. Make sure you wash it well first though and leave it in the sun a while so it looses its perfume.

6. fashion tip – To remove gum from your clothes, cool the gum using an ice-cube then flick it off with a butter knife.

 

Source – The Australian Womans weekly.

 

 

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Fried Corn – Delicious

This looks delicious. You could say oh my goodness all that butter. Hang on don’t we spread the corn cobbs with heaps of butter, pepper and salt. Oh yes we do, so why not cook it this way.
This recipe is from one of my readers and it is worth checking out her website as she has some pretty amazing recipes .
Happy cooking and eating

INGREDIENTS

1 can corn, drained

1/2 stick butter, (4 Tbl)

1 Tbl sugar, optional

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp paprika

Directions

In a small saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter.

Add all of the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.

Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until all of the liquid is absorbed.

Let sit for 5 minutes and serve.

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

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Did You Know – 11/07/2017

 

  1. The French population yearly consumption of butter is around 18lbs per person. Amazing isn’t it considering it has one of the lowest numbers of heart problems.

 

2. Even before we are born we yawn. Studies have shown that even 11 week old Fetus yawns. The activity of yawning is said to be rejuvenating the brain.

 

3.  Most pilots and copilots on major airlines are not allowed to eat the same food –  to avoid the possibility of food poisoning sickening the entire flight crew. Also the risk of being killed in a plane crash for the average American is 1 in 11 million. The risk of being killed in a car accident is 1 in 5,000.

4. Some trees emit chemicals that attract enemies of their enemies. – Trees may look passive and helpless, but they’re savvier than they seem. Not only can they produce chemicals to combat leaf-eating insects, for instance, but some also send airborne chemical signals to each other, apparently warning nearby trees to prepare for an insect attack. Research has shown that a wide range of trees and other plants become more resistant to insects after receiving these signals.
Trees’ airborne signals can even convey information outside the plant kingdom. Some have been shown to attract predators and parasites that kill the insects, essentially letting an embattled tree call for backup. Research has mainly focused on chemicals that attract other arthropods, but as a 2013 study found, apple trees under attack by caterpillars release chemicals that attract caterpillar-eating birds.
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5. Our feet are the home to about a quarter of all the bones in our bodies – There are 26 bones in each foot—one less than in each hand. When we’re born, those bones are mostly cartilage. The bones in our feet only completely harden around age 21.

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Creamy Mushy Peas

Now I love peas, they are my favorite vege. When I was at Bermagui (Australia) last week we had lunch at a restaurant called “Octopii”. My niece Donna and I had ‘Fish Pot Pie’ and with this pie was mashed potato and this creamy mushy peas. It was delicious and I made it with our shepard’s pie last night. Mine was a little more liquid than theirs but I think I over cooked the peas. You really should make sure you boil the water first then add the peas for only 3 min and no longer. Next time I do it I think I would roll them out on a paper towel to get as much of the water off the peas as I could.

Anyway here is the recipe. Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients
Serves: 4

345g frozen peas
4 tablespoons cream
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Preparation:5min › Cook:10min › Ready in:15min

Bring a shallow pot of lightly salted water to the boil over medium high heat. Add peas and cook for 3 minutes or until tender.
Drain peas and transfer to a blender or large food processor. Add cream, butter, salt and pepper and process until blended but still thick with small pieces of peas. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve immediately.

Very simple and easy.

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Did You Know – 01/17/2017

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  1. Grass-fed butter nutrition is even more impressive than regular butter nutrition – When saturated fat is obtained from healthy sources in moderation, like grass-fed butter and coconut oil, it provides the body much-needed fuel and helps with blood sugar stability. When it comes to cholesterol concerns,  low cholesterol levels are worse than high for many people. By consuming grass-fed butter, you directly increase your intake of butyric acid, which science has shown can decrease inflammation. One of the specific ways it has been shown to decrease inflammation is in the intestines of people with Crohn’s disease.

For more information go to: – Drake.c0m

 

 

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2.  3 Benefits of Eating Liver – This is amazing to me as I love liver always knew it was healthy but because most of my family do not like it I got out of the habit of eating it.  Have to start again.

The benefits are:-

a.  Loaded with Vitamin B12

b. High Source of Other B Vitamins

c.  Prevents Anemia

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3. By hitting someone with a stick you could prevent them from being electrocuted. Getting a shock causes your muscles to tense up, it can prevent a person holding a live wire from being able to let go. If you can’t turn off the source of electricity, you can help them by finding a long hard object, like a stick and whacking them with it to break the circuit.

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4.  A French company created a pair of digital hot pants that doubles as a GPS system by vibrating while you walk.The shorts connect to your phone via bluetooth and send vibrations to each side of your body indicating when and where to turn. They can also alert you to texts and phone calls or buzz when you are running late.

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5. Freddie Mercury really loved cats. He had a vest with portraits of his cats painted on it, wrote songs about some of them and had albums dedicated to not only his favorite cats, but to all the cat lovers across the universe. At one point he lived with as many as 10 in Garden Lodge, Mercury’s walled mansion in Kensington. While he travelled with the band, the cats stayed put in London, making it his favourite home of the many houses he had around the world.

His 1985 debut solo album, Mr Bad Guy, was dedicated to Jerry, half of his first pair, Tom and Jerry, that moved in when Mercury and his then-girlfriend Mary Austin bought them. Although Austin and Mercury split in the late Seventies, he continued to see Tom and Jerry and his feline fascination continued – as did his friendship with Austin, who gave him Tiffany, a longhaired bluepoint, a few years later.

Delilah. The inspiration for the song of the same name, the tabby was adopted and swiftly took to ruling the roost, demanding food and Mercury’s attention in equal measure. There was truth in the lyrics “when you throw a moody you’re all claws and you bite!” and “when you pee all over my Chippendale Suite”.

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My Breakfast this morning – Eggs Benedict Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce

Just about to make this but with the speedy way to make hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Benedict Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce

Eggs Benedict Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce

Ingredients

1 tablespoon corn starch

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons clarified butter

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 bunch kale, cleaned and leaves torn into pieces

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

4 large eggs, poached

4 whole wheat English muffins, toasted

Special equipment: heat-proof thermometer

Instructions

1. For the sauce: Place the corn starch in a heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water (or use a double boiler) over medium heat.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, buttermilk, and eggs, mixing well.

3. Add the buttermilk mixture to the corn starch, and whisk until combined.

4. Cook, whisking constantly, until sauce is thickened and bubbly and reaches 160 degrees, about 7 minutes or so.

5. Add in the clarified butter, whisking until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat, cover, and set aside.

6. For the kale: Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil until shimmering. (At this point, I also got the water ready to poach the eggs.)

7. Add the kale leaves (I added mine in small batches), stirring until the kale is dark green and wilted, about 4-5 minutes.

8. Add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds or so.

9. To assemble the dish: Top each toasted English muffin with a few tablespoons of the cooked kale/garlic mixture, a poached egg, and a few tablespoons of the butter sauce. Serve immediately.

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I found a really great website called “Simply Recipes” and is full of simple recipes and ideas so:-

If you don’t want to go to too much trouble with the sauce try this hollandaise sauce done by blender. Looks simple and easy to me.

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Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce
Ingredients
3 egg yolks (see how to separate eggs)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
10 tablespoons unsalted butter (if using salted butter, skip the added salt)
Method
1 Melt the butter slowly in a small pot. Try not to let it boil – you want the moisture in the butter to remain there and not steam away.
2 Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne (if using) into your blender. Blend the egg yolk mixture at a medium to medium high speed until it lightens in color, about 20-30 seconds. The friction generated by the blender blades will heat the yolks a bit. The blending action will also introduce a little air into them, making your hollandaise a bit lighter.
3 Once the yolks have lightened in color, turn the blender down to its lowest setting (if you only have one speed on your blender it will still work), and drizzle in the hot melted butter slowly, while the blender is going. Continue to buzz for another couple seconds after the butter is all incorporated.
4 Turn off the blender and taste the sauce. It should be buttery, lemony and just lightly salty. If it is not salty or lemony enough, you can add a little lemon juice or salt to taste. If you want a thinner consistency, add a little warm water. Pulse briefly to incorporate the ingredients one more time.
Store until needed in a warm spot, like on or next to the stovetop. Use within an hour or so.
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Incredible Banana Bread

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BANANA BREAD
No Sugar, No Grains, Easy and Amazing Banana Bread
source Kelly Bagnasco

Ingredients:

4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup coconut oil or grass-fed butter, melted
4 free-range eggs
1tsp vanilla
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup organic coconut flour (do not substitute another flour – it will not work)
1 heaping tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt

Optional ingredients: 
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, slivered almonds, raisins, etc.

Directions:
Mix and Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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