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07
Jan
12

Mixed Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin with Shallot-Port Reduction

A balance of deep flavor and sweetness that makes this dish perfect to go with your mashed potatoes or boiled rice!

Ingredients BEEF: 1 (2-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons cracked mixed peppercorns Cooking spray

REDUCTION: 2 cups ruby port or other sweet red wine 1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium beef broth 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 sprigs fresh parsley 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Steps 1Preheat oven to 450°. 2To prepare beef, sprinkle beef evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and peppercorns, pressing firmly to adhere. Place beef in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 33 minutes or until a thermometer registers 135° or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.  3To prepare reduction, combine port and next 5 ingredients (through thyme) in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1 1/4 cups (about 15 minutes). Strain port mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Combine flour and 3 tablespoons water. Return port mixture to pan; add flour mixture to pan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vinegar.

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09
Dec
11

Ocean Guided Meditation

http://youtu.be/D56tUOdpgts

At this time of year we all seem so stressed.

Take time and listen to Deepak and just relax!

Breath in the peace that should come at this

time of year! Take care, peace be with you

though out the coming year!

15
Aug
11

Healthy Eating Pyramid

Healthy Eating Pyramid

Use a food pyramid that’s actually based on the latest and best science.

1. Start with exercise. A healthy diet is built on a base of regular exercise, which keeps calories in balance and weight in check. Read five quick tips for staying active and getting to your healthy weight, and a dozen ideas for fitting exercise into your life.

2. Focus on food, not grams. The Healthy Eating Pyramid doesn’t worry about specific servings or grams of food, so neither should you. It’s a simple, general guide to how you should eat when you eat.

3. Go with plants. Eating a plant-based diet is healthiest. Choose plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats, like olive and canola oil. Check out these delicious healthy recipes that bring the Healthy Eating Pyramid into your kitchen.

4. Cut way back on American staples. Red meat and processed meat, refined grains, potatoes, sugary drinks, and salty snacks are part of American culture, but they’re also really unhealthy. Go for a plant-based diet rich in non-starchy vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. And if you eat meat, fish and poultry are the best choices.

5. Take a multivitamin, and maybe have a drink. Taking a multivitamin can be a good nutrition insurance policy. Moderate drinking for many people can have real health benefits, but it’s not for everyone. Those who don’t drink shouldn’t feel that they need to start. Read about balancing alcohol’s risks and benefits.

Download the Healthy Eating Pyramid handout (PDF).

We can’t look at a pyramid these days without thinking of food and healthy eating. There was the U.S. government’s Food Guide Pyramid, followed by its replacement, My Pyramid, which was basically the same thing, just pitched on its side. The problem was that these efforts, while generally well intentioned, have been quite flawed at actually showing people what makes up a healthy diet. Why? Their recommendations have often been based on out-of-date science and influenced by people with business interests in their messages. The newly-unveiled MyPlate icon is an improvement, yet still doesn’t go far enough to show people how to make the healthiest choices.

But, there’s a better alternative: the Healthy Eating Pyramid, built by the faculty in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Read more about how to follow the Healthy Eating Pyramid.
Read about why the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a step in the right direction, but does not go far enough.

Based on the latest science, and unaffected by businesses and organizations with a stake in its messages, the Healthy Eating Pyramid is a simple, trustworthy guide to choosing a healthy diet. Its foundation is daily exercise and weight control, since these two related elements strongly influence your chances of staying healthy. The Healthy Eating Pyramid builds from there, showing that you should eat more foods from the bottom part of the pyramid (vegetables, whole grains) and less from the top (red meat, refined grains, sugary drinks, and salt).

27
Mar
10

NEW JOB

I have been working on this project since last

September and I finally signed the contract on Thursday. I have been jumping through hoops to

 get everything they wanted and everything I wanted.  So I could start a practice, taking care of

 the residents at a retirement facility. This is the reason I went into practice in the first place.

I have been led in this direction for many years. I can’t tell  you how much it means to me to

 finally reach this goal. I will only be working there a few days a week until we see how it goes

and what the interest will be with the residents. If there is a lot if interest I will be able to quit my

 housekeeping business and focus on this and I wont have to work so many hours and so many days

to make a living. I maybe  can even have a social life if this works out….I’m so excited!!!!! Please

 keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I start this new adventure in massage. I know it will be

 challenging because of health issues that face the older generation but I know I will enjoy this work.

I Know this will benefit the people I will be working on.

16
Feb
10

Relaxation time

 

Spend some time in relaxation today! Give this video a watch

and remember to take nice long deep breaths. Free your mind of all your worries!

This is your time no interuptions…just relax!




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