Thursday, July 25, 2013

Water for Health

Water for Health

Drink three 8 oz. glasses per day. The vitamin C turns fat into fuel, tangerine increases sensitivity to insulin, and; cucumber makes you feel full.

Ingredients per 8 oz. serving

Water
1 slice grapefruit
1 tangerine
1/2 cucumber , sliced
2 peppermint leaves
Ice-as much as you like

Wash grapefruit, tangerine, cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine. Combine all ingredients. 

I put one whole cucumber, one whole grapefruit, and one whole tangerine, along with two springs of mint in a large drink dispenser (with the ice in the center tube).  

Friday, July 5, 2013

Italian Pasta Salad

Original recipe from Paula Deen.  Changed to family taste.


1 t. salt
1 lb. bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
1 c. balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1/4 c. Miracle Whip
1 T. Splenda
2 c. cherry tomatoes
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
1/2 c. olives
1/2 c. diced sweet (yellow or orange) bell pepper
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c. parmesan cheese

Directions

Cook pasta in large pot of salted water.  In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette, mayonnaise, and Splenda.
Put drained, cooked pasta in a large serving bowl, and let cool. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, olives,  pepper, salt and pepper to taste.  Stir.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the cheese, toss lightly, and serve.