We invite you to submit anything in the way of recipes, tips and/or observations which you feel might contribute to good health and wellbeing.
Some fun ideas would also be appreciated so we can all benefit in more ways than one.
To begin with, here are a couple of fun recipes.
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
Combine equal quantities (by vol)
Roll into small balls, place about 5cm apart on a lined baking tray, flatten slightly and bake in a moderate oven for about 15 mins. Let ithem cool for about 5 mins.
Oven temperatures vary so watch your cookies and remove them when lightly browned.
CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
To a coffee mug add
4 tbs self raising flour
4 tbs sugar
3 tbs milk
3 tbs vegetable oil or melted butter
2 tbs cocoa
Mix well, place the mug in your microwave oven & cook for about 3 mins on High (1000 watt oven). Adjust timing to suit the wattage of your oven.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug but keep going until it actually stops rising. If you want it to be contained you could use a soup mug.
Top with your favourite topping, sauce, frosting or maybe a scoop of ice cream.
Try some variations like adding choc chips, flaked nuts etc. and also substitute ingredients to suit your health requirements.
Not sure where this recipe originated but thanks to whoever created it!
An apple a day ...
You are what you eat
We often say this but how did the saying originate?
Around 1826, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, in his book on Gastronomy and Gout, wrote "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are" (English translation from the French book)
Later atound 1863, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach in his essay "Concerning Spiritualism and Materialism", wrote "Man is what he eats" ( English translation of the German text).
However, it was much later, around 1942, that Victor Lindlahr, a nutritionist wrote the book "You Are What You Eat: How to win and keep health with diet" It was probably this title which popularised the phrase when the hippie movement made it the slogan for healthy eating in the early 1960s.
Healthy Eating Rules
a 'MUST READ' book by Christianna Pierce
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Christianna Pierce is a Registered Dietitian and a proponent of living a simple life ... to quote her own words, "living with less stuff and more joy". She practises yoga and meditation and advocates the benefits of a plant-based diet.
She is the author of the book "Healthy Eating Rules: Find Good Health At Tthe End of Your Fork" which she is generously offering as a free download or to read onLine, in an effort to help others who may be on a similar mission. In this book, she addresses many concerns people have about making the switch.
So even if you are not a complete vegetarian or have some trepidation about switching to a plant-based diet, this book will help you to understand Christianna's concepts.
In any case, following Christianna's rules for healthy eating and incorporating more grains, fruit and vegetables into your current diet would be a start to a healthier lifestyle.
My liquid lifestyle has been absymal since I have had problems drinking fluids and especially water, which we all know is vital to our wellbeing.
The daily recommended water intake is half the body weight in ounces which can be a problem for those who have trouble with fluid intake. But that is no longer the case ... thanks to Prill Beads. Not only is the resulting water effective and palatable, half the recommended quantity is adequate.
Prill Beads, which are magnesium oxide capsules, alter the molecular structure of water to single molecules of 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen atoms which are tightly and permanently bound together. It was a technique developed by Jim Carter when he was looking for a way to purify waste water from nuclear reactors
In some magical way, the water becomes pure and pristine ... like glacial water. Our cells are able to absorb it rapidly and soak up the magnesium it contains to super hydrate our bodies, even better than clustered water, while balancing our electrolytes and speeding up our metabolism.
Prill Beads - a conversation piece
To prepare Prill Water,
Place a bag of Prill beads in a 4 litre glass container. Do not use plastic.
Let it stand for 24 hours
Transfer three quarters of the water into another container for your use.
Top up the container containing the remaining 1/4 water and Prill beads and a new batch will be ready for use in as early as one hour, but the water is improved if allowed to sit for a little longer. Repeating this process ensures that a new batch is always available.
Prill Water can be used in any water is used. You can drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, give it to your pets, water your plants with it and every time any of it goes down the drain, it will begin to restore the water in your area. When enough of us around the world are using Prill water, we will transform the water of the Earth!
And best of all, it is a one time purchase since it will last a lifetime. One small bag (which costs around AU$25) is adequate for your personal drinking and cooking needs but, no doubt, you will need more than one bag if you intend using it in your bath, toilet cistern etc. Prill Water cannot be contaminated because it cleans up contamination. It keeps on working no matter where it is.
So make the switch and help yourself and the environment because, as we use it, we begin to clean up the water of the world, one person, one septic tank, one sewer system, one lake and river at a time.