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Reuse Idea: Cotton Pads? Camping Fire Instant Starters!
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Friday, 25 July 2014 10:18

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(Dip in wax and use to start a campfire. Stores easily in a backpack)

 
BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER...
Healthy Eating
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Friday, 25 July 2014 10:10

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Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the Human body and here's how: 2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs /1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion / 1 glass of water before taking a bath may help lower blood pressure / 1 glass of water before going to bed may help avoid stroke or heart attack. Drink plenty of water!

 
Some Reasons to LOVE Watermelon...
Healthy Eating
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:09

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Achieve that younger-looking skin with just 2-cups of watermelon daily. Research showed that watermelon cuts the risk of sun related skin damage by 40%. That's because watermelon is nature's richest source of lycopene, an antioxidant that scavenges the UV-induced free radicals that cause sunburn and wrinkling.

  • Watermelon can help improve sleep. By eating a few slices of this fruit after dinner can extend the deep stages of sleep by 27%. The reason is watermelon's polysaccharide carbohydrates rev the body's output of serotonin. When levels of serotonin increase at night, the brain is less sensitive to disruptive stimuli (like noise) during sleep.
  • A daily serving of watermelon has been shown to boost energy levels by up to 23%. This is because watermelon contains vitamin B6, which the body uses to synthesize feel good dopamine. It also contains magnesium which assists in the body's formation of adenosine triphosphate.
  • Watermelon can help in the faster healing of wound and other skin problem. The fruit is packed with the amino acid citrulline, which the body converts to arginine. Arginine speeds the delivery of white blood cells to injury sites, plus spurs the growth of new skin tissue.
  • Watermelon has arginine.  Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it. Extra nitric oxide can also help treat angina, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems. Tip for a juicier watermelon slices: Long-term refrigeration can sap nutrients and flavor from the fruit. But to guarantee the tastiest fruit, place watermelon in the fridge for 30 minutes before slicing it. A quick chill causes the fruit's cells to constrict. This means the juice stays in the slices instead of running out onto the cutting board.
 
Reuse Idea: Old Metal Bed Frame? Unique Succulent Garden Planter!
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:03

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Reuse Idea: Fallen Trees & Reclaimed Wood? Creative Outdoor Trellis Bench!
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Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:52

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Reuse Idea: Old Hardcover Books? Creative DIY Room Divider!
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Monday, 14 July 2014 19:57

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Reuse Idea: Old Suitcases? DIY Creative Storage Side Table!
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Saturday, 12 July 2014 09:19

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EASY Zucchini Pizza Boats..
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Friday, 25 July 2014 10:08

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Recipe: 4 medium zucchini /½ cup marinara or pizza sauce /¼ red onion, sliced /¼ cup kalamata olives, chopped /½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced /2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil /2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the inside seeds. To help them lay flat on the pan, you can also cut a piece off the bottom of the "boat" to create a flat surface. Spread a light layer of sauce (about 1 tablespoon) inside each zucchini. Top with onions, olives, and tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until zucchini is tender. Top with basil and serve.

 
Reuse Idea: Old Coffee Can & Belts? DIY Conversational Planter!
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:57

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Arugula, Beet, Strawberry and Orange Salad
Healthy Eating
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:05

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Recipe: 1 cup baby arugula leaves/1 celery stalk/2 medium beets/10 strawberries/1 navel orange/1 green onion/2 tbsp fresh parsley/1 tbsp fresh basil/1 tsp fresh rosemary/2 tbsp white wine vinegar/1 tsp Dijon mustard/¼ tsp sea salt/¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper /juice and zest of the orange.

 
Do You Like Potato Pierogi?
Healthy Eating
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Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:57

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Here's a great recipe: http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to-make-pierogi-from-scratch.aspx

 
ORECCHIETTE PASTA WITH ARUGULA AND TOMATOES...
Healthy Eating
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Monday, 14 July 2014 19:59

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Recipe: Orecchiette pasta (1 pound) /4 handfuls of arugula / 3 cloves garlic, crushed /3 tbs extra-virgin olive oil / 5 roma tomatoes, chopped / a pinch of crushed dried red pepper/ sea salt and black pepper to taste. Trim the arugula of any tough ends and pick the most tender leaves. Cook pasta in boiling water for about 10 minutes or until al dente. Chop tomatoes and place them in a strainer. Add salt and set aside for a few minutes so they lose extra moisture. In a large pan, saute the arugula, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and crushed garlic. Add the orecchiette and serve the pasta with a drizzle of olive oil. (Parmesan optional)

 
Maple Chipolte Grilled Corn on the Cob
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Saturday, 12 July 2014 09:23

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Recipe: 4 ears of fresh corn on the cob, in the husk / 1/4 cup butter /1/4 cup maple syrup /3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced /sea salt (to taste) /1 tablespoon chipolte sauce /4 ears of fresh corn on the cob, in the husk.

Heat grill to medium heat. In a small sauce pan, combine all ingredients and simmer over low heat until bubbly and hot.  Remove from heat and set aside.  Heat grill to medium heat. In a small sauce pan, combine all ingredients and simmer over low heat until bubbly and hot.  Remove from heat and set aside. Peel back the husk of the corn, but do not remove.  Gently replace the husk on one side of the corn and lie the corn down on a piece of parchment paper (or a pan) to catch the drips. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of maple glaze over the corn and gently cover the glaze with the husk. Flip the corn over, and peel back the husk on the opposite side.  Spoon another two or three teaspoons of maple glaze over the corn.

Close the husks all around the corn, giving it a good squeeze to help distribute the glaze.

Cook the corn over a medium grill, turning every 5 to 8 minutes.  If you use a gas grill carefully monitor your heat, because they corn gets done quickly and can burn. When corn is done, the husks will be charred black, and very done. Carefully remove the husks (steam and corn is hot!) and snap off at the ends.  Use the remaining glaze to baste the corn and serve.

 
EASY Baked Sweet Potato Fries...
Healthy Eating
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Friday, 11 July 2014 14:21

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Recipe: 1 sweet potato, washed and cut into strips /2 tablespoons olive oil /2 tablespoons dried herbs (parsley, rosemary, or thyme) /1 teaspoon sea salt /1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Preheat oven at 400°F. In a large baking sheet, toss with olive oil, dried herbs and salt & pepper. Arrange in a single layer and make sure to flip the fries over two or three times to brown evenly. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp

 
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