Understanding The Dangers Of Stress

Stress is a physical , chemical or emotional factor that causes a multitude of problems. Stress is a killer. If you produce too much of it, health problems occur. Cortisol is a steroid hormone, naturally released from your adrenal glands with many essential functions for your health and are increased at times of stress. When […]

Scallops With Red Pepper Sauce

1 large red bell pepper, cut into fourths ( you can use yellow peppers instead if you prefer) 1/8 teaspoon salt 10 drops red pepper sauce 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1 pound scallops 1/4 cup sliced green onions (with tops) 1. Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water in […]

Strawberry Banana Milkshake

2 bananas 10 oz. frozen strawberries, partially thawed 2 cups milk 2/3 cup rum (optional) 2 pints strawberry ice cream 1. Slice the bananas. 2. Combine the bananas, strawberries, milk, rum (if using) and 1 pint of the ice cream in a blender in batches. Blend until the mixture is smooth 2. Pour the milkshakes […]

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are described as mental and physical illnesses because of the complexity with food eating, exercising and body image. It’s stated that these disorders impact approximately 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. alone. There are known to be many types of eating disorders but the three most common heard about […]

Broccoli Shrimp Stir Fry

1 pound medium shrimp (peeled) 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 cup green onions (sliced) 2 teaspoons peeled ginger (minced) 3 garlic cloves (thinly sliced) 2 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1. Combine shrimp and […]

Caramelized Bananas

2 bananas (peeled and split in half or cut into discs) 1 tablespoon of butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1. Melt butter in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. 2. Add sugar. Melt butter and sugar together, for about 2 minutes. 3. Add bananas to mixture, face down in pan. 4. Cook about 2 minutes, […]

Easter

Easter commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. He was crucified on a Friday and rose from the dead the following Sunday. He offered his life for forgiveness and redemption for our lives. In the early morning, after his death, women who were close to Jesus went to the […]

Roast Leg of Lamb

5-6 lb leg of lamb 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves 1 teaspoon salt 2 stalks of rosemary 2 cups dry wine 1. Preheat oven to 550 F. 2. Wipe lamb with damp paper […]

Coconut Custard Pie

9″ pie shell 4 eggs 1 cups heavy cream 1 1/3 cups milk 1 can (4 oz) shredded coconut 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon coconut flavoring 1/4 teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. In medium bowl, with wire whisk or rotary beater, beat eggs slightly. Add cream, […]

Osteoporosis (What’s Best For Your Bones?)

Osteoporosis is a serious condition that is still silent. It seldom causes symptoms until a bone breaks and it’s overlooked by patients and physicians. Osteoporosis bones are so fragile that even mild physical stress can cause a fracture. Among adults over the age of 50, half of all women and one in eight men, will […]