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Holiday Spices and a a Holiday Tea Recipe

Holiday Spice and Everything Nice

Don’t forget spices when you are planning your holiday fare. They provide a rich, warm flavor and aroma that enhances many dishes.

Here are 5 spices you won’t want to forget.

Cinnamon is a popular spice that comes ground or in rolled sticks. It is a sweet or savory spice. Add it to home made apple sauce or poached fruits.
Nutmeg can be used grated or milled. It is wonderful when added to a banana smoothie to add an egg nog flavor to a more healthful beverage.
Ginger is the world’s favorite spice according to many cooking authorities. It comes in many forms: dried, fresh, or candied. Dried ginger powder makes a welcome addition to sweet potatoes or winter squash. Fresh ginger is a wonderful addition to stir fry dishes and fresh vegetables. And candied ginger makes a great garnish for pumpkin pie.

Cloves are an ancient spice. They come in a dried form as a whole or ground spice. They should be used sparingly because the flavor is very strong. They make a delicious addition to fruit tea. It is a good idea to insert them into orange rinds before adding to your holiday tea.

Allspice tastes like a mix between cinnamon and nutmeg with just a touch of cloves. It is natur’s own holiday spice blend. It can be used for roasted vegetables, rice, and jerk seasoning paste. A slight amount added to chicken, shrimp or fish can bring an island flavor to many favorite dishes.

Mulled Holiday Tea
3 quarts simmering water
3 red fruit tea bags
3 regular tea bags
1 orange, cut in quarters and studded with 4 whole cloves
1 lemon, cut in quarters 1/2 cup cranberries
2 cinnamon sticks
1. Simmer water in a large pot on the
2. Add all ingredients and turn the heat
to low.
3. Heatforafewminutesuntiltheteais
4. Remove the tea bags.
5. Serve hot to your guests.
Serves 12. Each 1 cup serving: 2 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein
Banana Nog
4 bananas, peeled
1-1/2 cups skim milk
1-1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt 1/4 teaspoon rum extract pinch ground nutmeg

1. Add all ingredients except nutmeg to
blender or food processor.
2. Puree until smooth.
3. Pour into 4 fancy serving glasses and
top each with a pinch nutmeg.
Serves 4. Each 1 cup serving: 198 calories, 2g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 7mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 26g sugars, 9g protein.

History, Holidays

Tomato Avocado Guacamole

Tomato Avocado Guacamole tomatoes



4 ripe avocados, seed and skin removed
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, grated
1 Roma tomato, finely diced
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
dash ground cumin
dash hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Mash avocado with lemon juice and garlic in a heavy, shallow bowl

until avocado is smooth, but with just a few chunks left.
Stir in the remaining ingredients, taste, and adjust seasonings.
Serve immediately.

Food, Health and Wellness, Holidays

April Fools?

Don’t fool yourself eating right and having a healthy life is not just going to happen. You are going to have to decide to stick with it because you’re worth it. Maybe you could use today as a day to start April fools and turn it on its head use this day to get serious about your health about your kids hill and about the health of those around you.

There is a health crisis going on in America right now there’s an excess of people with high blood pressure especially African-Americans and Hispanics and diabetes especially African-Americans and Hispanics.

Today is the day to start turning it around one for full at a time take your time and search this blog and you see up on the header there are some topics that you can look at what I want to look at is the movie called “fat, sick and almost dead”. Also there’s another link above that says diabetes – low-carb information. Please go to these links watch the movie look at the information there and get started.

If you’re having trouble getting started I am available to do coaching to help you clean out your pantry and get a fresh start. I can help you get off to a fresh start. I will design a healthy eating plan that takes into consideration whatever your specific health issues are. We will start developing healthy eating plan just for you.

If you need help just send me a comment below or email me and I’ll be happy to help you to stop FOOLING yourself and make progress toward a healthy future.

Let’s get SERIOUS about your life !

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