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A fail post…don’t ever, ever, ever mix these things together…

99% of the time, I can toss a smoothie together and it tastes great. Once in awhile I make something gross and this is one of those times! This thing tastes like sour grass! This is what I used: bok choy, baby kale, pineapple, a tomato, and a squeeze of real lemon. Greens + citrus (in this case) did not = delicious. It looks like something from a horror movie:

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On a side note, try cooking bok choy or kale (they taste similar) with mushrooms + meat (chicken, beef, etc). <<< tastes great!

If you make a smoothie with citrus fruit or berries, it’s always a good idea to use a banana to neutralize the strong flavors.


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How to make ice cream in a coffee can

No ice cream maker? No problem! You can make ice cream in a tin can, a jar, or even a ziploc baggie.

PALEO ICE CREAM RECIPES

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Coffee Can Ice Cream How To:

http://theysayitsmylife.blogspot.com/2012/09/tin-can-ice-cream.html (step by step pix)

http://meinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/tin-can-ice-cream.html

http://recipes.slides.kaboose.com/303-easy-fun-homemade-ice-cream/4

http://chewnews.com/originals/how-to-make-ziploc-bag-or-coffee-can-ice-cream/

Jar Ice Cream How To:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-save-your-sanity-with-single-serving-coffee/?ALLSTEPS (lots of pix)

Ziploc Bag Ice Cream How To:

http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/2010/08/ice-cream-in-baggie-kids-project.html

 


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DIY Homemade Swimming Pool Gallery

Looking for an interesting, creative, or economical way to make your own swimming pool? Here are some ideas:

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livestock water trough: 629_059

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trash dumpster: recycled-urban-swimming-pool  2003bleu-2006-5 dawson_louisa_dumpster-pool-2

sea containers (things 18 wheelers and trains haul): 3022110_500x276 images (35)

cardboard pool: 

plywood & 4×4 lumber + tarp pool: 


Bill Murray swimming in a dumpster pool: 

Whatever object you use, you may want to coat it a time or two with a water-proof epoxy, and/or put a tarp in it.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200329975_200329975

http://www.lowes.com/pd_187740-89425-M14142030_0__?productId=3115381&Ntt=tarp&Ns=p_product_price|1

You may also want to buy a pump/filter from Walmart, Academy Sports, etc.

These options may not be more practical or less expensive than traditional pools from the store…but if you or someone you know already has one of these items and some free time on your hands, you could be swimming in no time! 🙂


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Best sources of calcium

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Vegetables

Bok choy (cooked) – 330 mg

Kale – 180mg

Spinach (cooked) – 250 mg

Collard greens (cooked) – 260 mg

Mustard greens (cooked) – 100 mg

Turnip greens (cooked) – 200 mg

Swiss chard (cooked) – 100 mg

Seaweed (Wakame) – 120mg

Okra – 130 mg

Broccoli – 45 mg

Artichoke – 55 mg

Celery – 40 mg

Leeks – 55 mg

Nuts

Almonds (1/4 cup) – 95 mg

Brazil nuts (1/4 cup) – 55 mg

Hazelnuts (1/4 cup) – 55 mg

Fruit (per cup)

Figs (dried) – 300 mg

Apricots (dried) – 75mg

Kiwi – 60mg

Rhubarb (cooked) – 350 mg

Orange – 70 mg

Prunes – 75 mg

Blackberries – 40 mg

dairyfWhy isn’t milk on this list? Because humans shouldn’t drink it beyond infancy. It has been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, heartburn, hormone problems, it pulls calcium(ironic, right?) and water from your body,  etc. Most humans stop producing lactase (needed to digest milk) by the age of 12-24 months, the rest stop producing lactase by the age of 5 or so. If someone beyond this age is still producing lactase and consuming milk with no issues, it’s highly likely that they have a specific European gene mutation. Cow’s milk is full of pus, antibiotics, hormones, etc…

http://www.healthyalterego.com/index.php/2009/09/is-milk-good-for-kids-or-anyone-else/

http://www.ejnet.org/bgh/nogood.html

http://www.healthyalterego.com/index.php/2011/06/why-it-is-weird-for-adults-to-drink-milk/

http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/reproductive_system/mastitis_in_large_animals/mastitis_in_cattle.html?qt=Mastitis%20in%20Cattle&alt=sh

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/dangers-of-cows-milk/

http://www.stevecarper.com/li/ten_top_questions.htm


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Michelob ULTRA Light Cider Beer – Gluten Free

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My favorite beverage is Smirnoff No. 21 with some citrus such as oranges or limes, but I’ve cut way back on it – to once every two months or so. I’ve kept my eye out for a lighter alternative. I recently discovered Michelob Cider. I’m not a huge beer fan, but this stuff is light and delicious. It’s 4% and tastes even better than a cold corona or bud light lime. I’ve been seeing it in more & more gas stations, Brookshires, HEBs….. If you want to indulge a little, but not go crazy, you should try a 6pk. Enjoy! 🙂

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everybody!

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For most of the day, we are going to BBQ, relax, & celebrate! We usually go to the amazing show at Randolph Air Force Base, but we’ll be heading to the display at Lake Granbury. I wasn’t sure if we’d go there – especially after the tragic tornados tore through, but they are still putting on the show. I think it will help them experience a little normalcy and it brings in $$$ for the town – which I’m sure they could use! For a town of that size, their show is pretty darn good!  If anyone is also going, I suggest popping a squat next to Sonic, in the Wal-Mart parking lot, or near the bridge over the lake. I’ll update with some pics – if I’m able to, in a day or so.


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Raw Zucchini Pasta and Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Sauce

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Ingredients

1 large zucchini (1 per person)

Grape, cherry or mini heirloom tomatoes, halved

Arugula

Zest of one meyer lemon or regular lemon

Pea shoots (optional)

Jalapeno, thinly sliced and seeds removed (optional)

Avocado-Cucumber Purée

1 medium avocado

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thick

1 meyer lemon or regular lemon, juice of

2 garlic cloves

1/4 tsp white pepper or black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

A few large leaves of basil (optional)

Directions

Prepare your zucchini noodles julienne style or spiralized. Or alternately, cook your pasta of choice, about 8 ounces.

For the puree, place all ingredients into a food processor/blender and process until creamy. Taste for flavor adding anything extra you might like.

Toss zucchini pasta with avocado-cucumber puree and a handful of arugula. Serve with tomatoes, peas shoots, jalapenos, lemon zest, lemon wedges and fresh cracked pepper.

Thanks to: Dr. Oz & Julie West