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Meet a New Gluten-Free Friend

This post brought to you by Schar. All opinions are 100% mine.

Schar is a new brand of gluten-free products!  I am thrilled to introduce this line to you!

I am excited to try the re-launched Sub Sandwich Rolls, Ciabatta bread and baguettes!

What I want to make is a veggie sub instead of going to Subway sandwich shop.  In the long run it saves me money to make my own sandwiches, but with the gluten-free bread I will be able to stay on my regiment. 

(When I make my sandwich, i will post photos.)

Glenda’s Sub Sandwich

Schar Sub Sandwich Roll

red onion slices

black olives

spinach

peppercini

tomato slices

avocado (my favorite)

(For meat eaters: add your deli favorites)

 

Join the Schar club for samples and coupons. Free sample kits will be given away. Only the first 2000 who join will be able to receive the sample kit. When you go to the website look on the left side and you will see a column titled, “Toolbar” and under the column you will see the words “Giveaway” and you will be taken to the  form to get a free sample of Ciabatta.

Schar Gluten-free Sub Sandwich Rolls are low-fat, non-GMO and an excellent source of fiber. 

Ciabatta fans will love Schar’s new Ciabatta Rolls, the first gluten-free heat and serve ciabatta rolls available in the U. S.  Not only are these rolls light, fluffy and flavorful, but they’re also a good source of fiber.

Schar Gluten-Free Baguettes offer breadlovers the perfect accompaniment to their favorite meals, from salad to soup.  Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these baguettes are perfect for dipping in soup or enjoying with your favorite gluten-free pasta.

Comment on this post and tell me what you will make with your sample? Or tell us what you are excited to try!

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Today is Ani Phyo Day! Glenda The Good Foodie Declares Ani Day!

I really admire Ani Phyo and the work she does.  I have watched her grow from the early videos and recipes to the current Vegetarian Times videos on youtube.

Top 6  Things I like about Ani Phyo 

1.  She is so creative!

2. Makes all dishes present well.

3.  She is professional and provides needed information along with recipes

4.  She is constantly growing in her passion and craft.

5. She has brought her culture into her food.

6. Ani makes recipes simple to accomplish and great tasting too.

 

Several times today I will be posting Ani videos and recipes.

 

She has a lot to offer all of us who want to eat healthy and have great taste.

 

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Food in the News Heavy, Ideas

Eating Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts Kills Cancer Cells

Eating cabbage and brussels sprouts kills cancer cells, researchers find.

(NaturalNews) Eating brussels sprouts and cabbage could help kill cancer cells when combined with traditional chemotherapy, according to new research by British scientists.

A study conducted by University of Leicester researchers and recently presented at the National Cancer Research Conference in Britain found that a naturally occurring compound in green leafy vegetables such as brussels sprouts and cabbage — indole-3-carbinol (I3C) — could be a powerful cancer fighter when used in combination with chemotherapy drugs.

 

I3C — which can be found in cruciferous vegetables that belong to the mustard family, including cauliflower and broccoli — were found to make breast cancer tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy drugs.

 

The researchers fed breast cancer cells 300 to 400 mg of I3C — which equals roughly a shopping cart full of cabbages — and found that after supplementation, the cells were then more easily killed when exposed to chemotherapy drugs.

 

Margaret Manson, the study’s lead author, told the conference that although the trials were still in the early stages, she hoped one day the I3C treatments could be used to help improve conventional cancer treatments. Manson said supplementing with I3C could eventually result in breast cancer patients being effectively treated with lower doses of chemotherapy drugs. I3C could similarly affect colon cancer cells, the researchers said.

 

Holistic nutritionist Mike Adams, author of “The Seven Laws of Nutrition,” says simple foods frequently offer the most powerful anti-cancer medicine in the world.

 

“Breast cancer is easily prevented with the help of the right foods: cruciferous vegetables, garlic and onions, ginger, raw almonds and herbs like green tea, licorice or rosemary,” said Adams, creator of HealingFoodReference.com, a free online database that allows users to search for natural foods that can help treat specific health conditions.

 

“Women can also help prevent breast cancer by avoiding all the foods that promote it: processed meat products, dairy products from hormone-injected cows, fried foods and anything with hydrogenated oils,” Adams said.

 

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Healthy Meals for People Who Love Good Food

Planning to eat healthy is a little easier than actually doing it. That’s part of why so many diets fail. We get into habits of eating certain types of food, and those habits are hard to break. To make matters more difficult, many of us associate healthy meals with bland taste. Fortunately, there are ways to start eating well and still enjoy what you eat. Here are three methods that prove to work pretty well for most people.

a) Eat at home

Eating at home is a great way to eat healthier foods. When you cook for yourself, you get to decide what goes in your meals. This means you can substitute fattening oils for olive oil and use salt sparingly, among other things. Additionally, you can increase the amount of vegetables and whole grains in the dishes you cook. If you don’t pride yourself on your cooking skills, you can easily find tons of recipes online that will help you cook delicious and nutritious entrées for yourself with minimal effort. Cook things you’ve never had before, and you may just discover a plethora of healthy foods you enjoy eating. Also try to include as many colorful vegetables in your meals as possible. Vegetables that are bright in color are better for you.

b) Get portion sizes right. 

Eating too much is very common, and it isn’t healthy. The problem is often that our plates are just too big, so we end up eating too much unknowingly. To combat this problem, you can take a trip to Target or Ikea and invest in some reasonably sized plates. Plates at restaurants are usually way too large, so watch out! When you dine at restaurants, it is generally a good idea to eat only half of your plate and get a to-go container for the other half. The next day, you can take it with you to work and eat it for lunch. Once you are eating the ideal portions for you, it could benefit you to think about how you are eating. Assess whether you are eating quickly or at a more leisurely pace. If you are a fast eater, try to slow down. People eat a lot more when they chew for short periods of time.

c) Vary what you eat.

Don’t just stick to one food group. You should try to eat an array of food products. Try to add some nutritious variety to a basic dish like steak and fries. You can experiment with the ingredients and portions and end up with a meal that is just as delicious but considerably more healthy for you. In the case of steak in fries, you could try serving yourself just half of the steak, rather than the whole steak. Fries are tasty, but they aren’t great for you. Try healthier substitutions like whole grain pasta and okra. Use the same seasoning on your okra as you would use on your fries, and you won’t miss the fries at all!

So, get those pots and pans out, invest in a few small plates, and keep your diet varied. Don’t forget to enjoy your new, easy eating habits for a healthier lifestyle! 

Guest Blogger: James K
Email: james@blogcontentguild.com

Recipes

Simplified Almond Butter Banana Shake: Almond Day! – Healthy

Simplified Almond Butter Banana Shake: Almond Day! – Healthy. Happy. Life..

Simplified Almond Butter Banana Shake
vegan, serves 2

1 3/4 cups almond milk or soymilk, vanilla flavor
2 large frozen bananas, ripe
2 heaping Tbsps almond butter
1/3 cup ice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
garnish: roasted almonds

“Spiced Up” Version: Add-In 1/2 tsp ginger powder, dash of cayenne, dash of nutmeg

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a high power blender. Blend on high until smooth and thick.

2. Pour into glasses and garnish with roasted almonds.

 

I love almond milk. I make my own. The suggestion on how to spice up this smoothie.  I never thought of spicy smoothie. I love discovering new ideas about creating fun, and healthy food, and drink.

 

Enjoy! 

Recipes

Homemade Coconut Milk

Recipe:  

1 cup raw coconut flakes (or dehydrated)

5 cups of purified water/alkaline water

Blend until fully blended.

There is no need to strain. Will store in refrigerator for a least a week.

I love making raw rice milk and raw almond milk. Recently I found out

about raw coconut milk. Coconut has many benefits.  Watch this video and find out about coconuts.

VIDEO

Listen and learn.

Enjoy!

 

 

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