Monthly Archives: December 2011
1. Whey Protein: Whey has been shown to increase your body’s stores of the antioxidant glutathione, or GSH
2. Raw, Organic Eggs: Eggs are another super food. Research has ended the debate — there is no link between egg consumption and heart disease.
3. Leafy Greens: Leafy greens like spinach and kale are also packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin C, and sulforaphane.
4. Brócoli: Broccoli is another dark green, antioxidant rich vegetable in the cruciferous family, with near miraculous powers of healing and disease prevention.
5. Blueberries: Reduce your cancer risk,reduce Cholesterol levels,prevent heart disease and stroke,protect you from Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
6. Chlorella: The most important property of chlorella is its ability to help rid your body of heavy metal toxins.
7. Garlic: A triple threat against infections due to its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties
‘They All Laughed at (Gershwin’s) Christopher Columbus,’ But ‘Shop Laughing’ Show May Have The Last Laugh Now
NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ — If the quirky new Shop Laughing© show clicks with web viewers, home shopping may never be the same.
Viewable at www.shoplaughing.com, the show features an ordained minister who croons as his playful Latino co-host cavorts in English and Spanish in what has to be the ultimate LOL in home shopping.
He’s the big, jolly round guy, a sort of home shopping Don Quixote, while she’s his petite sidekick who’s a whole lot prettier than Sancho Panza.
Together Dr. John Myers and Latino actress Laura Termini make a delightful duo who have a ball combining shopping and entertainment in a frothy new format that Shop Laughing’s producers liken to “American Idol meets QVC.” Introducing talent is a debonair talent himself, veteran TV anchor JP Hervis.
“I can’t tell you when I’ve had as much fun,” said Myers, who on this week’s premiere show belts out the Gershwin tune “They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus” only changing the lyrics to “They all laughed at a show called Shop Laughing . . . but who has the last laugh now.”
For Termini, his perky Latino sidekick whose face is familiar to Hispanic film and soap opera aficionados, the show breaks new ground by blending entertainment and shopping.
“When I shop I like to have fun,” she said. “And this show not only has fun products, but we have singers, dancers and comedians performing in between selling segments. And they’re all competing for text votes from our audience.”
The show, a production of TransMedia Group Entertainment (www.transmediagroup.com), is streamed live at www.shoplaughing.com where it looks like a regular TV show only viewers can shop online or call in their order toll free at 877-4LOLLOL.
The show’s producer is Cathy Shallcross assisted by talent and product coordinators Allison McCormick and Colossia Butts. The show is produced at WXEL-TV42, a public television station in South Florida.
According to the show’s creator, Tom Madden, a former VP of Programming at NBC, “Shop Laughing will take home shopping where no man or woman has gone before.”
Madden and his wife Angela are co-founders of TransMedia Group, one of Florida’s largest PR firms. For more information about the show, contact Adrienne Mazzone at 561-750-9800 x210 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 8 (5-inch) corn tortillas
- 2 (14- to 15-ounce) cans whole tomatoes in juice
- 1/2 cup chopped white onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus additional for sprinkling
- 1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
- 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 large eggs
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200°F. Stack 4 ovenproof plates on oven rack to warm.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Stack 2 tortillas in skillet and cook 30 seconds, then flip stack over with tongs and cook 30 seconds more. While second tortilla cooks on bottom, turn top tortilla over with tongs, keeping tortillas stacked. Flip stack again and cook in same manner, turning over top tortilla and flipping stack again so that both tortillas are softened and both sides puff slightly, then deflate (do not let them become browned or crisp). Wrap tortillas loosely in foil and keep warm in oven. Fry remaining tortillas in same manner, adding 1 tablespoon oil to skillet for each batch. (Do not clean skillet.)
Purée tomatoes with their juice, onion, cilantro, chipotle, garlic, and salt in a blender until very smooth. Carefully add mixture to hot skillet (it may spatter) and simmer, stirring occasionally, until salsa is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then crack 4 eggs into skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes for runny yolks, or to desired doneness. Transfer to a plate and keep warm, covered, then cook remaining 4 eggs in remaining tablespoon oil in same manner. Season eggs with salt and pepper.
Spoon 1/4 cup salsa onto each plate and top with 2 tortillas, slightly overlapping them. Transfer 2 eggs to tortillas on each plate and top with some of remaining salsa.
(1 lb. 12 oz) diced Italian tomatoes with olive oil, oregano and garlic
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves
1 carton chicken broth
cannellini beans, drain and rinsed
1 box ditalini pasta
1 cup red or white wine (optional)
good grated cheese
Sauté diced garlic in 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil until golden.
Add the tomatoes with liquid, broth and wine; simmer for 30-45 minutes.
Add spices (basil, and thyme, oregano) to taste. If the consistency becomes too thick, add more broth or water as desired.
After it has simmered 30 to 45 minutes, add the beans and 3/4 box of the pasta (less if you want more of a soup consistency).
Cover and remove from heat. Soup will thicken from the starch in the beans and macaroni. Stir a few times and keep covered until the pasta is cooked.
Serve with lots of grated cheese on top.
You can make a large pot and serve hot, then leave the pot on the stove and can be served at room temperature – it gets more delicious as the day goes on and the next day.
Serve with garlic bread and a green salad and plenty of extra grated cheese on the table.
Have you ever feel like you need to put a little make up? Just powder your nose. I usually carry a little bag of a see thru fabric. For me it’s a beauty emergency kit.
I give you here a list of things you can have in that bag. [Just in case]
- The hairbrush is a must.
- A good eyebrow tweezers.
- A toothbrush to keep the smile
- Hand moisturizer to soften hands and elbows.
- A nail scissors.
- Wet towels.
- Candies or a snack.
- To shape our nails
- One mirror is the best partner
- Eye drops
- Lips moisturizer
- A small bottle of Perfume
If you enjoy a Pizza as much as I do ,try to have a healthier option. Try to order it with just one kind of cheese and a lot of veggies.
Don’t ask for four cheese or extra pepperoni.
Make your own Pizza with whole wheat Pita bread. It’s healthier and delicious and you can add everything you want as long as you have only one heavy ingredient.
And if you are going out these weekend here is a list of calories ,so you can know what you are ordering.
1 slice of calabresa: 412 kcal
1 slice 4 chesses: 432 kcal
1 slice mozarellabúfalowith sun dried tomatoes and arúgula: 286 kcal
1 slice mozarella with mushrooms : 249 kcal
My friend Beatriz told me she wanted to get rid of those ugly brown spots on her face!
“It can be the sun, or just aging!” That’s what I said!
She looked at me and said: “Ok give me something to get rid of them!”
I am a beauty product junkie but when it comes to do something natural and myself, I have my grandmother’s beauty recipes always at hand!
So here’s something I always do:
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• 2 teaspoons honey
• 6 ounces plain yogurt
• 1/4 cup oatmeal
1. Blend ingredients.
2. Apply to face.
3. Allow to dry.
4. Rinse with warm water.
IF YOU ARE REALLY HUNGRY, YOU CAN EAT THE REST OF THE BOWL!!!!!!!!
If you are dehydrated, you will crave more because the hot water will hydrate, dilate and stimulate micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage. This will rehydrate the tissues as the body absorbs the water and you will get thirsty for more.
If you are thirsty for more hot water after one day – continue for 2 weeks to totally rehydrate.
Add a squeeze of lemon to spike the hot water every once in a while. The lemon acts like soap to scrub the tissue and the hot water becomes the cleansing rinse.
I was trying to sleep but my hand were sore. Yes, I spend too much time on the computer.
I thank God I can work from home but I always think about my husband who spend all day in front of two huge computers!.
I try to buy ergonomic accesories for him.
I found this guide that I think is helpfull because must of time we are working and if you want to have good health you can start at the office.
- Know the warning signs of back pain caused by poor ergonomics and posture. Back pain may be the result of poor ergonomics and posture if the back pain is worse at certain times of day or week (such as after a long day of sitting in an office chair in front of a computer, but not during the weekends); pain that starts in the neck and moves downwards into the upper back, lower back and extremities; pain that goes away after switching positions while sitting or standing; sudden back pain that is experienced with a new job, a new office chair, or a new car; and/or back pain that comes and goes for months.
- Get up and move. As muscles tire, slouching, slumping, and other poor postures become more likely; this in turn puts extra pressure on the neck and back. In order to maintain a relaxed yet supported posture, change positions frequently. One way is to take a break from sitting in an office chair every half hour for two minutes in order to stretch, stand, or walk.
- Keep the body in alignment while sitting in an office chair and while standing. Distribute body weight evenly to the front, back, and sides of the feet while standing. While sitting in an office chair, take advantage of the chair’s features. Sit up straight and align the ears, shoulders, and hips in one vertical line. Any single position, even a good one, will be tiring. Leaning forward with a straight back can alternate with sitting back, using the back support of the office chair to ease the work of back muscles. Also be aware of and avoid unbalanced postures such as crossing legs unevenly while sitting, leaning to one side, hunching the shoulders forward or tilting the head.
- Use posture-friendly props and ergonomic office chairs when sitting. Supportive ergonomic “props” can help to take the strain and load off of the spine. Ergonomic office chairs or chairs with an adjustable back support can be used at work. Footrests, portable lumbar back supports, or even a towel or small pillow can be used while sitting in an office chair and while driving. Using purses, bags, and backpacks that are designed to minimize back strain can also influence good posture. Proper corrective eyewear, positioning computer screens to your natural, resting eye position can also help to avoid leaning or straining the neck with the head tilted forward.
- Increase awareness of posture and ergonomics in everydaysettings. Being aware of posture and ergonomics at work, at home, and at play is a vital step towards instilling good posture and ergonomic techniques. This includes making conscious connections between episodes of back pain and specific situations where poor posture or ergonomics may be the root cause of the pain.
- Use exercise to help prevent injury and promote good posture.Regular exercise such as walking, swimming, or bicycling will help the body stay aerobically conditioned, while specific strengthening exercises will help the muscles surrounding the back to stay strong. These benefits of exercise promote good posture, which will, in turn, further help to condition muscles and prevent injury. There are also specific exercises that will help maintain good posture. In particular, a balance of trunk strength with back muscles about 30% stronger than abdominal muscles is essential to help support the upper body and maintain good posture.
- Wear supportive footwear when standing. Avoid regularly wearing high-heeled shoes, which can affect the body’s center of gravity and change the alignment of the entire body, negatively affecting back support and posture. When standing for long periods of time, placing a rubber mat on the floor can improve comfort.
- Remember good posture and ergonomics when in motion.Walking, lifting heavy materials, holding a telephone, and typing are all moving activities that require attention to ergonomics and posture. It is important to maintain good posture even while moving to avoid injury. Back injuries are especially common while twisting and/or lifting and often occur because of awkward movement and control of the upper body weight alone.
- Create ergonomic physical environments and workspaces, such as for sitting in an office chair at a computer. It does require a small investment of time to personalize the workspace, home, and car, but the payoff will be well worth it. Undue strain will be placed on the structures of the spine unless the office chair, desk, keyboard, and computer screen, etc. are correctly positioned.
- Avoid overprotecting posture. Remember that it is important to maintain an overall relaxed posture to avoid restricting movements by clenching muscles and adopting an unnatural, stiff posture. For individuals who already have some back pain, it is a natural tendency to try to limit movements to avoid the potential pain associated with movement. However, unless there is a fracture or other serious problem, the structures in the spine are designed for movement and any limitation in motion over a long period of time creates more pain and a downward cycle of less motion and more pain, etc.
• 2 chiles pasillas, washed, seeded, deveined plus 2 long chiles pasillas, all fried in a little oil
• 2 chiles anchos, washed, seeded, deveined and fried in a little oil
• 4 medium tomatoes, peeled
• 1 white onion, sliced
• 4 cloves garlic, chopped
• 2/3 cup olive oil or corn oil
• 2 sprigs epazote or cilantro
• 6 quarts chicken broth
In a blender or food processor, blend chiles pasillas and anchos with tomatoes, onion and garlic. Strain. Heat oil in a stock pot. Pour blended chile mixture into a pot and fry until it thickens and fat rises to the surface. Add epazote. Mix in the boiling broth and long chiles pasillas. Salt to taste and simmer for 25 minutes.
To serve, pour soup into a tureen. Divide tortillas strips among individual bowls. Ladle soup over tortilla strips. Serve chiles, avocado, cheese and creme fraiche in separate bowls, allowing diners to season soup, to taste.
For the garnish:
• 2 cups vegetable oil
• 24 tortillas, sliced in thin strips and dried for 1 day
• 8 chiles pasillas, fried in a little oil or lard
• 2 avocados, finely chopped
• 2 cups fresh cheese, such as panela or feta, finely crumbled
• 1 cup creme fraiche, or 1 cup sour cream mixed with 1/4 half-and-half
Prepare the garnish: Heat oil in a frying pan and fry tortilla strips until crisp. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.