Sunday

Chicken Chili Recipe ~ This Is The BEST!!

I decided last week to make Chicken Chili.   My Hubs says...  I don't like White Chicken Chili.  Me... Too bad, because that's what I am making.

I kind of felt bad so I made him some cornbread to go with the Chicken Chili.  I figured if he hated the chili that bad, he could fill up on cornbread.   I even put whole corn in his cornbread.

Well, Lo and Behold, he loved the Chicken Chili and wants me to make it again.    It really did turn out great.    I didn't have cannelli beans so I ended up using garbanzo and pinto beans.  Thats all I had.  Worked!

Chicken Chili
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
1 Small Onion (peel and chop)
2 Cloves garlic minced
Salt and Pepper to your taste
2 Chicken Breasts Cubed ( I used thighs)
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 teaspoon chili pepper
2 teaspoons oregano
3 Cans Cannellini Beans
3 Cups Chicken Broth

In a large pot, fry onion and then add garlic.  Fry until onion is clear.
Add Chicken to the onion and garlic, fry until chicken is cooked
Add Cumin, Chili Pepper, Oregano and salt and pepper.
Stir, then add Chicken Broth and Beans.

Simmer about 40 minutes.  I simmered mine until the broth started to thicken just a bit.


Wednesday

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Friday

I Am Learning About Healing Stones Health Benefits ~ Not Just A Pretty Stone!!

Do any of you believe in or use healing stones?  I have just started getting interested in them.
My Hubs knew I was interested in stones, so he bought me some.

Probably my favorite, which is also my birthstone is the Amethyst.    Even though it is my favorite, it is probably the one I wear the least.

The stones I wear the most are the Citrine.
Here is one that I have no idea what it is.  Anyone know?     
I am thinking it might be quartz of  some sort.  I am taking it to my Daughter since her birthstone is Peridot and it kind of reminds me of that.

Maybe she can figure out what kind of stone it is made from.

I am not sure how these stones work to help heal the body, nor do I know if they really work.  But I am willing to give anything a try.  Who knows, it may just work.
About And Health Benefits

Amethyst
Amethyst is one of the rarest form of Quartz. But, even though it is rare it is very common and known to most of us.
Benefits
Many use the Amethyst for addiction purposes.  Addiction to alcohol.  The Greek meaning for Amethyst is Not Drunken
It has also been used for pain, sleeping and hearing problems.

Aventurine
Aventurine is in the quartz family.  It is Characterized by the bright mica and other minerals in the stone that give a sparkling effect.
Benefits
Green Aventurine is known as " The Stone Of Opportunity" Many consider this the luckiest of all crystals in gaining prosperity and wealth.  Some even think it helps them in competitions and games of chance because of it's winning energy.

Citrine
Most of the Citrine on the market is not really citrine but heat treated Amethyst.  It is rare to find real citrine.
Benefits
Citrine creates positive energy and also wealth.  It offers healing benefits on the physical, mental and spirtiual levels.

Poppy Jasper
Poppy Jasper used to be known as Brecciated Jasper, but is now known as Poppy Jasper.
Benefits
Poppy Jasper brings relaxation and a sense of wholeness.

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is sometimes called the Love Stone
Benefits
Rose Quartz can help reinstate gentle loving forces.  It is also used to restore the mind to harmony.
Some people use the Rose Quartz for coughs and bronchial problems.

I really don't know a lot about these stones or what and how they heal, but I am learning and having fun doing it.  Even if they don't really heal, I like them!!


Monday

Party Off Pounds And Inches With Dance Off The Inches: Hip Hop Jam DVD

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Fresh off the dance floor moves, plus a sculpting loop for toning the lower body makes the new "Dance Off The Inches Hip Hop Jam" even more jam-packed than its predecessors.  Dance fitness expert Jennifer Galardi offers up three new hip hop workouts plus a 10-minute Booty Blaster toning workout that uses the loop.   The Step Guide breaks down the ten more complicated steps so that they're easy to learn, even for the most dance challenged.   This DVD is now available in stores and on Amazon for a suggested retail price of $16.98





The three dance workouts are Cali Pop, Funk Groove and Street Style
Cali Pop is the lightest and bounciest.  Moves like th Cali Walk and Cali Swing bring a touch of Southern California style to this fifteen minute routine.

The 10 Minute Funk Groove rutine has a bit more of a rock edge to it.  The hips and glutes stay engaged throught.

Street Style according to Galardi, gets a little more gangsta.  This 15 minute dance workout includes moves called Swagger and Jerk and works the whole body including the core.

The Menu also offers a separate warm up and cool down, plus the bonus Booty Blaster toning workout.

This DVD was originally released as part of a two DVD Set, Dance Off The Inches: Hip Hop Party Pack in 2013.  This is the first time it will be sold separately.

About Jennifer Galardi
Fitness Expert and Choregrapher Jennifer Galardi has starred in and/or designed several best selling Dance Off The Inches DVDs.  Group fitness certified by ACE and AFAA, Galardi is currently teaching in Austin, TX when she is not working in New York or La.   In Austin, she is the director of wellness programs at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa.  She is originally from Pennsylvania.   Galardi completed the program at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association Of Drugless Practitioners.  She is a contributor to bowflexinsider and MyGroupFit

If you love to dance, why not make the most of it and party and dance off those pounds!!  Plus, with this DVD, you get to learn some very cool dance moves.
My Stepdaughter is waiting for me to bring this DVD to her so she can get busy learning some new moves.  I can't wait to watch her.

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Sunday

Fit Walking Into Even The Busiest Day ~ Just Walk: Mix & Match Walk Blasters With Leslie Sansone


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Just because the weather is turning colder, that is no reason not to walk.

If you are like me, and hate the cold.  You probably don't go outside as much when the thermometor takes a dip.  Given the choice, I will stay in on a cold day and not go outside, much less, take a walk.
And who has all that extra time anyway!!!!





Walking Expert Leslie Sansone knows that minutes a day vs. an hours a day approach is the secret to a healthier lifestyle.   Taking fitness 10 minutes at a time can lead to life changing benefits.  Leslie's new DVD, Just Walk, Mix & Match Walk Blaster offers 10 quick, walking based workouts.   With a few simple clicks from the menu, users can create a custom workout each time.   This DVD is in stores now and on Amazon for a suggested retail price of $14.98.

The Mix & Match workouts include:
. Light Walk!
. Brisk & Steady!
. Interval Walk!
. Short & Sweaty!
. Walk Kick & Jab
. Dance Walk!
. Tummy Trimmer!
. Lower Body Blast!
. Upper Body Blast!
. Flexibility Walk!

Each mini walk also includes a tip from Sansone's Top 10 Healthy Life list.  There are even three preset workout combinations for those looking to get right into it.  Never before has a "Just Walk" DVD offered so many walks in so little time!  There are over 100 minutes of walking on this disc!

So, get up off your butt and start walking!!
That reminds me of a song by the Bee Gees.  You Should Be Dancing.  Did you know that in that song they don't say... Whatcha Doin On Your Butt?... The correct words are, Whatcha Doin On Your Back.

All these years, I have been singing it wrong!!!!
Anyway... get off your Butt and MOVE!!

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Wednesday

SteriPEN Classic 3 For Safe Purified Drinking Water. Anywhere. Anytime ~ Great For Hunters, Hikers, Anyone!

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UV Water Purifier, plus it comes with a filter to
filter out leaves, sticks and any other debris that
could be in the water.

SteriPEN is the Original handheld UV water purifier that has been keeping outdoor enthusiasts healthy with ultraviolet light for over 12 years.

Can be used from moutain ranges to tropical beaches, exotic cities to your home emergency kit.

Reusable for up to 8,000 liters.  That is 7 years of fresh drinking water.


The SteriPEN Classic 3 is the first Alkaline Battery Powered Handheld UV Water Purifier

In October, my Hubs will be going to Montana to hunt the mountains there.   When you go out alone hunting, you better be prepared with water and possibly some food.   Who knows what could happen, he could get lost, hurt, or a snowstorm might keep him from getting back to safety.   There are just so many things that could go wrong.   I don't even want to think about it.

With the SteriPEN Classic 3, fresh clean, purified drinking water will be one less worry that both of us have to think about.
It is small enough, so it will fit into his backpack that he carries while hunting.  I was surprised that something so small could work so well.

The SteriPEN Classic 3 is very easy to use.
All you do is remove the lamp cover
Press the activation button ( once for 1/2 liter, twice for 1 liter)
Submerge in water and stir (the lamp will illuminate when the water sensor pins detect water)
The lamp will shut off when the treatment is complete.  How easy is that?
Plus... the SteriPEN Classic 3 is more water tight than previous models.

Here is a video showing how easy it is to use.
 

When my Hubs gets back from hunting, I will be putting the SteriPEN into a container I have in our basement for home emergency situations.  That is if I can ever get it away from him.
As soon as he gets back from hunting Montana, he will be hunting Pennsylvania, so he will probably take the SteriPEN hunting then also.   I might never see it again!!.    Doesn't turkey season come in at some point?  And then there is archery...

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Monday

Zucchini Relish Pickles Made With @NuNaturals NuStevia Reb99 Pure Stevia Extract ~ No Sugar

I know a lot of you don't like the after taste that you get with some sweetners.   I myself don't mind the after taste, but then I am just happy to have a sweetner that I can use with no health problems.

Now!  NuNaturals has come out with NuStevia Reb99.  It has NO AFTER TASTE!!  NONE!!

NuStevia Reb99™ is a pure extract of the Stevia plant. 99.8% of Rebaudioside-A(Reb-A) is extracted. Reb99™ is a very high grade Stevia extract. NuStevia Reb99 has a very clean taste profile with no unpleasant aftertaste as other Reb-A extracts can have. This is a powder extract. This form is excellent for mixing up large batches of beverages or for recipes. It is our most economical form of Stevia to use.

This product is packaged in a 1 oz plastic bag. There are 810 servings. A serving size is 1/64 of a teaspoon which tastes as sweet as 1 teaspoon of sugar. 3/4 teaspoon equals 1 cups of sugar in terms of sweetness.

NuNaturals Pure NuStevia Extract contains absolutely no calories or carbohydrates. NuStevia Reb99 should have no effect on blood sugar levels for most individuals.


I had so much zucchini this year that I had to find a way to help use them up.  No way was I letting them go to waste.

I was at my sisters a few weeks ago.  She had made this Zucchini Pickle Relish and gave me some to try.     I couldn't wait to get home and make my own.  So Good!!



You can make either zucchini relish or, if you cut the zucchini larger, you can eat them like pickles.

Zucchini Pickle Relish
4 Cups Chopped Zucchini ( I cut mine into 1" pieces)
1 1/2 Cups Coarsly Chopped Onion
1 1/2 Cups Peppers ( I used both Hot and Sweet Peppers)
1 1/2 Tablespoon Pickling Salt
1 teaspoon NuStevia Reb99 Or NuStevia No Carbs Blend
1/3/4 Cup Vinegar
2 teaspoons pickling spice

. In a container, mix zucchini, onions and peppers.  Cover with cold water and let stand 2 hours.
. Drain then rinse the vegetables
. Put the  Salt, pickling spice, stevia  and vinegar into a pot and bring to a boil.  Add the drained    vegetables and boil for 10 minutes.
. You can now can this, or put into the fridg and eat after a few days.

My Zucchini Pickles don't last long.  They taste so good that I eat them daily.   They taste like sweet pickles to me.

Next, I am going to try this with hot peppers and cauliflower.

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