Monthly archives: November 2011

 

 

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Licorice, Ginger Candy, and Chocolate Nibs... Impulse Buy!

 

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5 Excuses to Smoke & How Exercise Can Help You Quit

You can’t quit smoking because… why again? For some, it’s “because” they don’t want to gain weight, others admit that they like the light-headed high, or they think it’s sexy, they do it because it helps relieve stress, and then there’s the boredom factor- you know… you smoke because it’s “something to do.” Well, exercise fulfills all of those needs, but without the proven increased odds of killing you, oh, and, the “sexy” part- while smoking actually contributes to erectile dysfunction in men, exercise helps improve the problem. It’s time to stop kissing the butt, before you kick the bucket.

 

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Pasta Alternative: Squash and Tofu Spaghetti Quickie in the Kitchen

I LOVE pasta, but I don’t like to eat SO many carbs. Instead, I have found these two fab alternatives to pasta that have super low carbs, are low in fat, and still fill you up and feel like you ate a big bowl of noodles… well, almost ;)

 

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Ghost Pepper Turkey Burger

I love this spicy spicy spicy Turkey Burger recipe with Bhut Pepper’s naga jolokia (ghost pepper). It’s definitely not a full pepper though, just a small amount of the powder. In fact, if you just ate an entire ghost pepper (ranking 1,000,000 on the Scoville Scale), you’d probably simultaneously be passing out and guzzling a gallon of water. The Scoville scale measures how hot a pepper is based on how many times it’s extract has to be diluted before it can no longer be tasted. The hottest pepper—the Naga Jolokia—has to be diluted 1,000,000 times!

 

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De-Puffing Bites w/ Benefits Grocery List

 
 

Food isn’t just there for the purpose of filling and fattening you up. It can also help to burn fat, energize, calm, even reduce puffiness from too much alcohol, salt, “that time of the month,” or just basic water retention. Here are a few foods to help minimize the swell.