Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Year Without

+No DOGS (Dairy, Oils, Gluten, Sugar)
+No stimulants (caffeine)
+No alcohol

+No purchasing of non-essentials

+No social media (Twitter, IG, Facebook)
+No YouTube
+No mindless television
+No news

+No profanity
+Look in mirror less than 5 times per day (avoid looking at reflection in other surfaces)
+No judging of others
+No speaking negatively of others, especially behind their back

Exceptions to the rules
+1 weekly news show (e.g. Bill Maher, John Oliver, etc.)
+Pocket app articles for news
+Movies allowed

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

+Place eggs in pot large enough for at least 1 inch of water to cover them

+Cover eggs with at least 1 inch of water

+Place on stove top and turn flame on high

+Once water comes to semi-rapid boil (more than a few tiny bubbles but not vigorous boil), immediately turn off flame

+Set timer for 12 minutes

+After 12 minutes, drain hot water (leave eggs in pot) and refill pot with cold water to stop cooking - add an ice cube or two if desired

+Let eggs sit in cool water for ~5 minutes

+Eat or store in fridge!

*tip= if eggs are tough to peel, peel while submerged in water
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Must Read

Genius foods book
+On the connection between dementia and diet

Shortest summary possible: avoid all processed oils (aside from extra virgin olive), gluten, and added sugars

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Iced Tea

Here is a simple recipe for iced decaf green tea.
Make a big pitcher and keep in the fridge for whenever the mood strikes.  This cold beverage is a refreshing change of pace from water and provides antioxidants, as well.

4 green tea bags
32 ounces fresh, room temperature, filtered water

-glass pitcher with lid (so liquid does not absorb any existing fridge smells)

1 - fill glass pitcher with water
2 - place tea bags in water
3 -  gently stir tea bags around in water for 10 seconds
4 - cover pitcher and place in fridge
5 - after 24 hours, remove tea bags (very gently squeezing out some of the tea water remaining in them)
6 - enjoy tea!  (I don't think unsweetened iced tea has an expiration date but I typically try to finish this drink within 7 days)

*Decaf tea does still contain a small amount of caffeine so if you are particularly sensitive and/or strictly restricting caffeine, decaf tea is not for you.

This is one brand of tea I really enjoy.  It is smooth and subtle but delicious: