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Figurerobic Exercise Video- Review June 13, 2013

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I’m so addicted to this exercise video I found. I was looking for more free Ellen Barrett online when I came across this…..


5 out of 5 stars

So is it possible that I only love it because I grew up watching korean music videos as a small child with my mom and find this both nostalgic and hilarious? maybe. But it’s also a pretty good work out :) It’s not very high intensive but is a pretty good calisthenics workout of the arms, legs, and core. Not too many repetitions and only 30 minutes. And it’s fun! It’s like being in a music video! Try it! It’s free and fun! If you look at hanguozhengduoyan other you tube videos you will find other ones to try too, but this one in particular is my favorite. I only found one that I didn’t like because the dubbing of the numbers was off which made the workout a little confusing ;p.

 

Kumquaty Immunity-smoothie June 4, 2013

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Not the prettiest picture but yum!…my lymph nodes were swollen so I decided I needed to try to take some preemptive measures…pretty tasty and certain to fry those germs

1 lb strawberries
1 lb ginger peeled
5 lemons squeezed
1 bag washed spinach
Enough water to get a drinkable texture
Honey to taste

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Kumquaty Stuffed Tomatoe & Eggplant June 2, 2013

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stuffed tomatoe

It’s only the beginning of june and it’s already time to break out the crockpot and clothes drying line because it’s HOOOT!!!! This dish would have probably been much prettier if cooked in the oven but it’s just as tasty out of the crock pot and doesn’t heat up the whole house.

Kumquaty Stuffed Tomato & Eggplant

10 italian tomatoes
6 indian eggplant ( so cute and small :) )
3 lbs italian bulk sausage
1 bell pepper diced
1/2 onion diced.
salt
garlic powder

Cook sausage through breaking it up into small pieces. Once halfway cooked add bell pepper and onions and cook til softened. Set aside and let cool. Cut a hole in the top of the tomatoes and pull out seeds and flesh and put into bottom of crock pot. Set aside cored tomatoes. Cut stem off eggplant and cut a “x” in the bottom of the eggplant 3/4 way through. Cut out some of the flesh of the eggplant and put in bottom of crockpot. Sprinkle a little salt and garlic powder over tomato and eggplant in crock pot. Place tomatoes and eggplant into crock pot alternating cut side up. Fill with cooled sausage mixture. sprinkle any remaining sausage that won’t fit into tomato and eggplant cavities overtop. Cook on low in crockpot for 4-6 hours.

Kumquaty Homemade Hot Italian Bulk Sausage

3 lbs pork
2 tbs bacon grease (room temp to making mixing easy)
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp italian seasoning mix (oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary)
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper

Combine.

 

Bean-de-duk May 27, 2013

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I visited my mom recently and was able to get a variety of recipes from her….but of course no specific measurments :p but that seems to be typical of family recipes.

So there are two ways to make the base of the “pancake.” If you have access to rice flour and mung bean flour you can just use that in a 1:4 ratio of rice to bean flour and add enough water to make it pancake texture. If you don’t have that you can used uncooked split yellow mung beans and some dried rice. In the same ratio soak the beans and rice in water for 24 hours. The next day blend it in a food processor til smooth.

Next its the time to pick the add in-s. You can use chives, spring onions, sliced onions, zuchini, carrots, Kimchee…..really any vegetable you want. You can also add a precooked meat like pork or seafood. Add the chopped add-in of your choice to the batter and stir. Fry in a hot pan with oil added to grease the pan before every batch, just like making pancakes. Flip once nice and brown on the first side. Serve with soysauce! Yum.

[ this particular version had chives, zuchini, and baby octopus]

 

Detox/ Spa water May 21, 2013

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Found this in either Natural Health or Eating Well magazine

1cucumber sliced
2 lemon sliced
5 sprigs mint torn
1 pitcher filtered water

Combine and put in fridge for 24 hrs and muddle before drinking. So delicious and refreshing!

 

Kumquaty Garden! May 16, 2013

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We’ve had some crazy weather but spring has finely sprung, too bad its pretty much summer already

 

Pumpkin Pie (grain free/ fruit sweetened/dairy free) May 13, 2013

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie to me unless it’s a little sweet otherwise it just tastes like squash. So I did some research on the internet to try and figure out what fruit or fruit juice I could use to sweeten my pumpkin pie. Apple sauce sounded to grainy, apple juice sounded not quite right either…and then I came across the idea of using dates and I thought that it would be a good complement to the pumpkin flavor making it taste rich.

Kumquaty Pumpkin Pie

5 dates
1/2 cup hot water
1 can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tbs vanilla

Soak dates over nite in hot water (I did this in the food processor to save on cleaning up an extra bowl and it also gave me a chance to pulse the dates a few times to make sure they were fully submerged). The next day I added the can of pumpkin, 3 eggs, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla and blended til well combined. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then pour the mixture into a greased pie dish and bake for 40 mins or until it’s not jiggly anymore.

 

 
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