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Cerasee Tea Detox

4 Mar

A cerasee tea detox can work wonders, as many Jamaicans know. There’s an old Jamaican song with the line, “Go boil cerasee fi yu belly”.

Selena in the song was advised to drink cerasee tea for her stomach problems. It works.You don’t need to “boil” the cerasee. You should draw it.

By that, I mean that for a cerasee tea detox, you heat the water to boiling point, then add the cerasee leaves. Turn off the fire and allow the cerasee to steep in the water for a bit.

If you don’t have access to the plant, you can buy cerasee tea bags on Amazon. I’ve never tried the tea bags because yup, I have cerasee tea growing in my yard. Fortunately, I have always had it wherever I go.

I make it a point of duty to cultivate any herbs that will help in a medicinal way. No joke.

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Wholesome Homemade Fruit Roll Up Recipe for Hungry Kids

10 Oct
English: Raisins. Français : Raisins secs. Рус...

English: Raisins. Français : Raisins secs. Русский: Изюм. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

America is the nation of snackers. We crunch, dip, dunk and miniaturize any tasty morsel we can get our hands on. Now, it’s in the genes — we’ve created generations full of kids who are snack-loving, on-the-go eaters.

A national survey of moms conducted by California Raisins found that half of their children enjoy at least one to two snacks daily, with another 44 percent saying snacks are the norm for their kids three to four times each day. Participating moms said there are two deciding factors that determine what snacks make it into the shopping cart. First, is it healthy? Second, does it receive a thumbs up or down from the peanut gallery of picky eaters?

California Raisins are a great choice for that sought-after intersection between healthy snacking and happy kids. The fat-free, no-sugar-added fruit adds a kid-approved burst of sweetness on its own or as a tasty complement to other healthy snacks.

“As a busy full-time working mom of three young kids, I’m always looking for convenient and healthy snacks for my children,” said Laura Fuentes, California Raisin Blogger Ambassador and founder of MOMables, a company dedicated to helping parents create healthy school lunches. “California Raisins are a great choice for wholesome, on-the-go snacking, and I make them a key ingredient in many of my homemade baked goods.”

Raisins have another perk, too: they’re affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, raisins are the most economical dried fruit. Try out wholesome, fun-to-make recipes, like California Raisin Cinnamon Fruit Roll Ups, to help your family enjoy the healthy snacking wave the right way. Check out loveyourraisins.com for this recipe and tons more.

CALIFORNIA RAISIN CINNAMON FRUIT ROLL UPS
Courtesy: California Raisin Blogger Ambassador Laura Fuentes, SuperGlueMom
Serves: 14-18 roll ups
Ingredients:

2 cups golden or natural raisins
1 small pear, peeled and cut into pieces
2 cups water
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions:

1.    Bring 2 cups of water to boil.
2.    Meantime, place raisins and diced pear inside a large bowl.
3.    Once water boils, pour inside the bowl. With a fork, mix ingredients around, and wait 20 minutes for raisins to plump up.
4.    Using a 1-cup measuring cup, remove ¾ cup of liquid. Add cinnamon, and mix ingredients around.
5.    Carefully pour cinnamon-plumped fruit and liquid inside a blender or food processor, and blend well until it becomes a paste or thick puree.
6.    Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
7.    Pour half the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread it thinly on first sheet with the back of a spoon. You might need to add more to cover entire baking sheet. Less is more here. Pour remaining mixture onto a second sheet.
8.    Bake in mid to lower parts of your oven for 2.5-3 hours. This is one recipe in which it is OK to open up the oven to check for doneness. After 2.5 hours, check every 15-20 minutes. You are looking for the fruit to peel away easily from the parchment and has become dehydrated. Oven temperatures and cooking times will vary, so keep an eye on these after 2.5 hours.
9.    When done, remove from oven and allow to cool. Using scissors, cut into 1-inch strips across your pan. It will be sticky. Roll them up and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long)!

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Source: NewsUSA

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Snack Attack! Healthy Snacks, Happy Kids

10 Oct
I've been baking again.

I’ve been baking again. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Crunch, munch, dip, dunk, sip and savor. We are a nation of snack fanatics!
In fact, in a national survey among moms conducted by California Raisins, half said their kids enjoy at least one to two snacks each day, with another 44 percent indicating snacks are the norm for their kids three to four times each day. Among those surveyed, the go/no-go on what snacks make it into the cart boils down to if they consider it healthy and the ultimate test: a thumbs up or down from their child.
California Raisins are a great choice for that sought-after intersection of healthy snacking and happy kids. Naturally dried-by-the-sun, this fat-free, no-sugar-added versatile fruit adds a delicious burst of sweetness on its own or as an addition to favorite snacks.
“As a busy full-time working mom of three young kids, I’m always looking for convenient and healthy snacks for my children,” said Laura Fuentes, California Raisin Blogger Ambassador and founder of Momables, a company dedicated to helping parents create healthy school lunches. “California Raisins are a great choice for wholesome, on-the-go snacking, and I make them a key ingredient in many of my homemade baked goods.”
Raisins are a great value, too. They’re ranked as the most economical dried fruit by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Get your family on board the snacking wave by introducing wholesome and fun-to-make recipes like California Raisin Cinnamon Fruit Roll Ups. Check out loveyourraisins.com for this recipe and hundreds more.

CALIFORNIA RAISIN CINNAMON FRUIT ROLL UPS
Courtesy: Laura Fuentes, founder of Momables

Serves: 14-18 roll ups
Ingredients:
2 cups natural or golden raisins
1 small pear, peeled and cut
into pieces
2 cups water
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions:
1. Bring 2 cups of water to boil.
2. Meantime, place raisins and diced pear inside a large bowl.
3. Once water boils, pour inside the bowl. With a fork, mix ingredients around, and wait 20 minutes for raisins to plump up.
4. Using a 1-cup measuring cup, remove 3/4 cup of liquid. Add cinnamon, and mix ingredients around.
5. Carefully pour cinnamon-plumped fruit and liquid inside a blender or food processor, and blend well until it becomes a paste or thick puree.
6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
7. Pour half the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread it thinly on first sheet with the back of a spoon. You might need to add more to cover entire baking sheet. Less is more here. Pour remaining mixture onto a second sheet.
8. Bake in mid to lower parts of your oven for 2.5-3 hours. This is one recipe that is OK to open up the oven to check for doneness. After 2.5 hours, check every 15-20 minutes. You are looking for the fruit to peel away easily from the parchment, and has become dehydrated. Oven temperatures and cooking times will vary, so keep an eye on these after 2.5 hours.
9. When done, remove from oven and allow to cool. Using scissors, cut into 1-inch strips across your pan. It will be sticky. Roll them up and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long)!

Source: NewsUSA

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Curried Spinach and Camote Dinner- How to Make It

21 Jul

A curried spinach and camote dinner is relatively easy to prepare. If you come home from work or work from home and are hungry, you can have this dish ready in just a few minutes. Plus, it is excellent for people who are trying to lose weight or build muscle.

Camote does not carry the same kind of starch as bread or even white rice. It is a complex carbohydrate source, so the it helps to prevent your blood sugar level from spiking. This means that it is good for people who have diabetes. The process of preparing the meal is fairly simple.

Peel the camotes and add them to boiling water. Boil them until they are cooked. Make sure that you add a little salt to the water to taste. You can also add string beans, turnips and other vegetables.

Chop the spinach and steam it until it par cooked. Cut up your seasonings, such as onions, escallions or leeks, scotch bonnet pepper and tomatoes. Fry the seasonings in coconut oil and add your curry

Spinach pizza

Spinach pizza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

base and the spinach. Allow everything to simmer for a while but watch it to make sure it is not overcooked. Serve your curried spinach with the camote.

How to Spice Up Roasted Potatoes

24 Abr
various potato dishes: potato chips, hashbrown...

various potato dishes: potato chips, hashbrowns, tater tots, baked potato, and mashed potatoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Learning how to spice up roasted potatoes is essential if you really want to enjoy this side. Roasted potatoes are delicious with just a little salt and olive oil added. however, there are many other things you can do to turn up the flavor on these tubers even more than before. Potatoes are affordable in some parts of the worked where they are grown in abundance and people have fond lots of interesting ways to prepare them. Roasting them is one of the ways that involves less fat. By using bay leaves, you will still get a rich flavor without having to add olive oil.
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