Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Seek the Kingdom of God!!! He will give us everything we need. There it is...That's the answer. That is why Fiber 35 has stuck in my heart and continues to come into my mind at every turn. Because Brenda teaches you to get all of your nutrition from veggies, fruits, grains. All these foods God has provided since the beginning of time. All I need to do is follow his plan first and combine it with her plan, and get my body moving and I will be ok. So with that said, I am going to continue on my journey with Fiber 35 and stop the insanity!!! Good eating and exercise!!! So going back to where the light switched on, the website about plant based protein, I decided to purchase some more samples of this protein and have decided it will become a big part of my daily intake for the next 30 days. I say 30 days cause that will give me time to tell if it is working. Here is the website so you can read for yourself. Vega This stuff provides, well, EVERYTHING!!!!
•Promote optimal health and increase energy and stamina
•Meet 100% of recommended daily intake of vitamins & minerals
•Meet 60% of recommended daily intake of fiber
•Support the development of bones & teeth
•Ensure healthy thyroid and hormonal function
•Enhance digestion and gastrointestinal function
•Preserve good cardiovascular health
•Support eyesight, skin health and immune system
•Maintain proper muscle function
•Encourage healthy weight loss by improving metabolism, increasing feeling of fullness and controlling blood sugar
I cannot think of anything else that I have ever tried that will do this. Its everything I need and more. Using this protein and Fiber 35 diet plan together should provide me with all the fiber and nutrition I will need to get me on the road to total health. I have already tried chocolate, berry, and Vanilla chai. Of course Vanilla is my favorite. I mixed with blueberry's and strawberry's, 2 packages of Truvia, 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup water, ice. It was really great!!! You can mix it with many other fruits. Maybe even some yogurt would be good. Will need to try that. Check your local health food store and see if they carry samples for you to try. Remember its not going to taste like a Cheeseburger. Its a high fiber, low fat protein shake mix. Nothing will taste like a Cheeseburger, except for a Cheeseburger. This drink will taste like something very healthy. Maybe a little better than cardboard!!! However if you drink it daily, you might be able to have that cheeseburger on occasion!!!
On the website you can sign up free to Thrive in 30 Thrive in 30 He will send you free videos and teach you about plant based nutrition. Its very good information. Maybe you will be convinced enough to give it a try!!! I will keep you posted on my new plant and fiber based journey!!! 30 days should give me plenty of time to know. Wishing you all Good Health!!!
I still plan to post my scrapbook pages I have done this past month. Keep checking!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie
1 1/2 cups chocolate graham crackers
2 tbs. sugar
1/3 cup butter melted
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
3 tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup fresh whole raspberry's cut in halves
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
Crust... Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9" pie pan with cooking spray. Combine graham crackers, sugar, and butter. Press mixture on bottom and up side of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool 30 minutes before adding filling.
Filling...In Medium bowl beat together cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and egg. Layer raspberries in cooled crust. Pour cream cheese mixture over raspberries. Bake 30 minutes.
Glaze...In small pot place chocolate chips and cream over low heat stirring constantly until chips are melted. After you remove pie from oven, drizzle glaze over the top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Overnight is better.
The next one is from a really awesome website Cookie Madness. This is one of my favorite places to come when I need a great recipe. These brownies are the best I have ever eaten and I have eaten a ton of brownies through the years.
Caramel Filled Brownies
1 cup whole pecans (more or less, RR uses 1 ½ cups)
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped up chocolate
2 sticks unsalted butter (8 oz)
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (14 oz) bag of caramels
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or more if you like)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pecans on a cookie sheet and toast for 7-9 minutes or until aromatic. Let cool. When cool, chop.
Meanwhile, line a 13×9 inch pan with Release foil or parchment paper. You could also just line with foil and spray the foil. Make sure to spray the sides so the caramel won’t stick to the sides.
Place chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and repeat until smooth. Let cool for about 5 minutes. While chocolate cools, in a separate bowl beat sugar and eggs on high speed of an electric mixer for 3 entire minutes. Beat in vanilla. Stir chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Using a mixing spoon or wire whisk, stir in flour and salt. Pour about half of this batter into the lined pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Cool for 20 minutes. While first layer cools, prepare filling.
Unwrap caramels (ack! Why don’t they make unwrapped caramels!) and put them in a saucepan with the 1/3 cup of cream. Heat on medium low, stirring often, until caramels are melted. Stir about half of the chopped pecans into the caramel. Pour the caramel mixture over the brownie layer.
Spread the remaining brownie mix over the caramel filling. It is kind of tricky, so do your best, but don’t worry about covering all the caramel. Scatter chocolate chips and remaining pecans over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for another 20 minutes or until the top batter appears set but not dry. Allow brownies to cool completely (this should take a few hours). I like to cool them and then chill them because it makes slicing easier.
Lift brownies from pan and place on a big cutting board. Slice into whatever size you feel like.
There are very few recipes that I leave exactly. I always tend to change something to my liking, but this recipe is perfect exactly the way it is. I will not change anything. Love it!!!! She has a much better picture on her page than I have. They are as delicious as they look. AMAZING!!!