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Another Sunny Day and almost 70 out!!

Another Sunny Day and almost 70 out!!

Here we are again and Thank You to all that sent me e-mails.  Very helpful and a lot of good ideas.  So, let’s get this party started.

First, here is my motivational mantra for today:

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. So just try! You got this!”

What was your compliment or motivation for the day?  Don’t forget to do this every morning.

My healthy heart for the day is THE-RELATIONSHIP-BETWEEN-HYPERTENSION-AND-CARDIO-VASCULAR-DISEASES.jpg  You need to take care of your heart.  February is the end of Heart Health Month, but I still might post a daily health guide, since I AM all about health anyway!  How is your heart?  Do you even know?

The banana bread, (actually, since I did not have a bread pan, I made this in a very small cake pan) turned out VERY good.  (I will put some in the freezer for you OD) and of course, I could not just follow the recipe, I did improvise some, but it still got GREAT!

In the mixing bowlIMG_0441.jpg

In the pan ready to bakeIMG_0442

All done and ready to eatIMG_0444

Oh Oh, some body took a bite out of this!!  Oh, that was me, I had to know how it turned out.

The recipe for this, this is the way I made it:

3 Very Ripe Bananas

1 cup Gluten Free Flour

1 cup Organic Oats

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup honey, of course I used local honey

1 stick softened grass fed butter

1/2 cup all egg whites

1/4 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips

Mix all wet ingredients very well.  Add dry ingredients slowly and mix well.  Put in a well prepared pan.  I added the sliced bananas on top, as well as sprinkled a few extra chocolate chips on top.  Bake at 350, about 40 minutes.  As soon as you take it out of the oven, cover tightly with foil and let sit at least 60 minutes before you cut into it.  Easy peasy and very good.  If you try this, let me know what you think.

I actually have started things for dinner tonight.  I am marinating pork chopsIMG_0446 in my secret asian marinade.  I will take these out about 4, wrap in foil, and bake at about 230 for about 1 1/2 hours, then open the foil and put under high broil to crisp the outside.   so delicious and healthy!

I really like cooking, just not that good at it, but maybe if I commit to post at least one new recipe a week, I will become much better at it.

While I am talking food, I am going to talk about fermented foods and how healthy they are for you.  I did not realize this, but so many things are associated with gut health, or a healthy digestive system.  It is a good idea to have some sort of fermented food every day.   Some of the benefits of eating fermented foods are

1.  Improve the Health of Your Digestive System

2.  Strengthen Your Immune System

3.  Detoxify Your Body from Dangerous Chemicals

4.  Maximize Nutrient Absorption

5.  Reduce Inflammation Throughout Your Body

There are so many fermented foods to chose from.  Just a few are

Sauerkraut, the best type of sauerkraut to eat is “live”.  You will only find this in the refrigerated section of your grocer.  Whole Foods has some really good choices.

Kimchi, which is most commonly made with Chinese cabbages.  There are many other variations of kimchii using cucumbers, eggplants, leeks, radishes, & other seasonal veggies.

Fermented soy is another good choice and comes in three major forms: miso, tempeh & natty.  Again, you will find these in the refrigerated section of your grocer.

Some other food choices are yogurt, grass fed cheese and dill pickles.

There are also fermented drinks that are very good as well. A few are:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Kefir

Kombucha (I love Kombucha)

Coconut Water

Bone Broth, (the best is to make your own bone broth from the bones of grass fed animals)

I, personally, drink Kombucha and Kefir every day.  Not a lot, but a few ounces of each everyday.  I just feel better when I do this and I can certainly tell the difference.  Some individuals with intolerances to histamines cannot tolerate much fermented foods.  When I was younger, I had many allergies and they were all blamed on histamines.  If you do have an intolerance to histamines, you may need to very gradually introduce small amounts of fermented foods and gradually, you will build up your tolerance of histamines, and still benefit from the fermented foods or drinks.

Do you drink or eat fermented foods?  If so, what kinds?  Let us know, we amy get some good ideas.

Wow, this is harder than I thought, I really want to talk about working out, my walks, what I am eating, !!!  You know, I did not even track food just for myself all day yesterday and again today.  That is VERY hard habit for me to try and break.  But you know, I can do this.  I have done that for so long,!!!   Time to quit and just intuitively eat!

Ok, but I do need to get back and get more things done.  Tomorrow, my plan for now, is to repost ALL of the companies that I work with, so that you can all go to these sites and buy somethings and help support this blog, and future podcast.  Which reminds me, one of the podcasts that I was listening too was talking about their own podcast, and because they were a  “chatty Cathy”, it was so easy for them.  I have been told that I talk a lot, so I really think this would be a good idea for me.  I could talk to all of you and I can answer your questions on my podcast!  What do you think?  I think you all need to come back tomorrow, check out all of the companies that I work with, buy some things and help me get my podcast going.  OR, option 2, you can just send in a donation to help me get started.  There, I have given two ways to help get the Tamies Journey Part 2 Podcast started.  Let’s do this!  Thanks !  In advance!

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