Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sweet Coconut Surprise Snack

1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 can (150 ml) sweetened condensed milk

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show

Cotton Incorporated welcomes Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s return to Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show. In the third year of this show the couple will be joined by E! News’ Jason Kennedy and TV host Michael Yo from “The Insider” on CBS. Additional hosts for the cotton fashion event are Miami entertainment journalist, Ellie Rodriguez, and Scott Evans, anchor/reporter for Channel One News. The entire show will be streamed live from South Beach, Miami, online for 24 hours, beginning Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. EST, through Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m. EST.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins and Giveaway

Wishing all of you celebrating Eid a blessed Eid.
Eid Mubarak.
I had the opportunity to taste the creamy new Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream made with pure coconut cream. This non-dairy and lactose free whipped cream is perfect for vegans, and those who are lactose intolerant. Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream is cholesterol free and has 13% fat. It taste just like the regular whipped cream that my family and I are used to, and is fabulous served with fruit, dessert, and hot beverages. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Live Healthy Live Bubbly by taking this 7 day Challenge

Staying hydrated is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. A new survey of Canadian mothers conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Nestlé Waters Canada reveals that, on average, moms are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week. 39 percent say they are not looking to reduce their intake of these drinks at all. When thinking about the number of teaspoons of sugar an average soft drink contains, just two in ten moms correctly identified 10 teaspoons per container. Juice can also come in at a high count with an average 355 ml glass of orange juice containing just over 8 teaspoons.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Waffles

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon sugar

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month



Reports show that in the United States for 2014, about 62,900 new thyroid cancer cases will be diagnosed. Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare form of cancer located in the thyroid gland at the base of the throat, which represents about three to four percent of all thyroid cancers. Since it is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, AstraZeneca has launched the aMTCSupport.com online resource center to provide information and support specifically designed for people living with advanced medullary thyroid cancer (aMTC) and their loved ones. This site allows people to understand the hurdles associated with this rare disease, and comfort those who have it.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Electricity Bills Increase in America Due To Proposed EPA Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed sweeping regulations that would require states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector by an average of 30 percent nationally. This costly plan is another step in the administration’s policies designed to eliminate low cost and reliable electricity and replace it with expensive and less reliable sources. The impact of this regulation will be felt by all Americans, as the electricity bills will become expensive.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Culinary All-Stars Compete on Cutthroat Kitchen

Culinary All-Stars compete for the first ever Cutthroat Kitchen Superstar Sabotage Tournament Hosted by Alton Brown. This five-Episode primetime event premieres on Food Network Wednesday, October 8th at 9pm ET/PT with the first all-star match-up, leading up to a final showdown between the four heat winners on Wednesday, November 5th at 9pm ET/PT, where the grand prize is awarded. Among the sixteen chefs only the craftiest and most cunning chefs survive in this battle of cooking chops and sabotage skills, and just one wins ultimate bragging rights, and up to $75,000 for the charity of their choice.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tomato Jam

This flavourful Tomato Jam made with ripe tomatoes is delicious to serve as a side and enjoy with rice and flatbread. It is a perfect way to save up the garden harvest. 

about 20 tomatoes when pureed it will be about 2 1/2 to 3 cups
1/4 cup sugar brown or white, add more to taste
1/2 tsp cardamom crushed into powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp salt
1 to 2 tbsp raisins optional to add towards the end

Monday, September 1, 2014

Win Your Own FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer

I recently checked out the FoodSaver® 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System, which I never thought would be very useful. When I usually buy meat and fish in bulk or have extra vegetable and fruits from the garden I like to freeze, but bagging them or putting in containers don't usually keep the produce fresh. When I tested and used the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer, I was impressed how easily I can freeze both cooked and uncooked meat, fish, vegetables, and fruits. FoodSaver® preserves food five times longer than other storage methods like Ziploc bags.
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