We say “I Love U” With Eclairs❤️

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Chocolate covered eclairs

We love sweets, but sometimes our favorite pastries are not easy to find.

Valentine’s Day has always been the day to spend with everyone we love and care about and our gifts usually include chocolate, Flowers and small gifts that are needed.

Today we baked eclairs since our entire family is in LOVE with this not easy to make pastry.

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Filling
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Pastry
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Filling the pastry
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In process of adding the chocolate glaze

We hope you get the chance to spend time with your loved ones🌹

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Tea for 2 or more

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it’s a delicious way of getting fluid into our body each day, and teas can help protect our teeth and our heart, as well as possibly even helping us to battle cancer.

All non-herbal teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant how much process they go through determines if we are having green, black or oolong tea.

Tea has antioxidants. Drinking tea can help with losing weight, also help with keeping our heart healthy, and has less caffeine so it helps to calm our nerves.

We are putting together a pot of tea using loose leaf earl grey, and exotic sweets and sweetners to make it fun.

Lemon slices

Orange slices

Cinnamon sticks

Crystallized ginger

Cardamom   powder

Condensed milk

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A perfect ❤️

 

Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Breakfast is our most favorite meal of the day, and for Valentine’s Day we have decided to give our family a big pink delicious breakfast. ❤️

Pancakes with berries
Pancakes with berries, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, maple syrups, and powder sugar
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Scrambled eggs with cheese, turkey bacon, spinach, and hash browns
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French toast casserole with apples

We are thinking maybe …..

1- french toast casserole

2- pancakes  with walnuts & strawberries

3- yougurt, honey & berries

4- oatmeal w dates & berries

5- scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, spinach 

Yogurt peanut butter on toast with peaches breakfast
Yogurt with drizzle of honey, toast peanut butter topped with slices of peaches
Biscuit scrambled eggs quince jam turkey bacon
Scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, biscuit with quince jam
Oatmeal, Berries, Bananas, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Almond Milk
Oatmeal, Berries, Bananas, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Almond Milk
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Biscuits with favorite jams
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Scrambled eggs with enchilada sauce, bacon, avocados, feta cheese
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Poached eggs with cheese grits and fruits

And of course a valentine’s Cookie hidden in the lunch box, and the iPad case for after lunch.

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How to keep our skin healthy in winter?

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Healthy skin food and natural moisturizers Almonds,walnuts,yogurt,olive oil,avocado

5 Most important facts for healthy looking  skin in cold temperatures.

1- lock in moisture:

Pamper your skin by using honey, buttermilk, avocado, yogurt, olive and jojoba oils, almond oil, bananas and aloe.

2- Stay hydrated :

Hydrate with a humidifier, or by drinking water.

3- Eat your vegtables, celery, and cucumbers for high water content, and omega3 fats like salmon, olive oil and walnuts.

4- Choose natural soaps to avoid the alcohol and chemicals that cause dryness.

5- Exfoliate to wash away the dead skin and reveal the glowing skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Persimmons “ The fruit of the gods”

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So sweet and delicious these beautiful fruits originally from China are in season from October to February.

More than 100 varieties we are only familiar with two. The fuyu and hachiya persimmons. The fuyu variety the flat and round shape is full of flavor when they are just soft to the touch, but the acorn shape the hachiya needs to be perfectly rip, very soft to touch before it is sweet and flavorful.

Loaded with vitamins, persimmons are good for our heart, immune system, and are an excellent source of powerful antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids.

Easiest way to enjoy a hachiya persimmon :

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Cut out the top
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Cut in half  lengthwise 

How does Fasting work?

We hear from friends and coworkers that fasting is their choice of regulating their weight during this time of the year.

Does it really work or is it healthy it all depends on how fasting is done!!

When we consume Carbs, sugar and refined grains, they quickly break down into sugar, which our cells use for energy. If we are not active we store it in our fat cells as fat. But sugar can only enter our cells with insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas. Insulin brings sugar into the fat cells and keeps it there. If we don’t eat between meals our insulin level goes down and fat cells release sugar stored so we can move around and be active.

When we fast our insulin levels go down far enough and for long enough that we burn off our fat.

Studies show when we stop eating during the day is a key on losing weight. Eating between 7am to 3 pm, or 10am to 6 pm, and avoiding any snacking between meals      is the smart way to regulate our weight .

 

 

 

 

To replace Romaine lettuce

With all the entertainment this time of the year, food recalls are the last thing we like to worry about, but to replace Romaine lettuce with a healthy green is easy.

Here is a list of 8 greens to replace Romaine lettuce.

Kale, Spinach, Swiss chard, Watercress, Red or Green leaf lettuce, Butter lettuce, Arugula (rocket), Iceburg lettuce, are all high in nutrients and great flavor.