Food Storage & Preservation: How To Store Food Properly

Great article on food storage!

From reducing food waste to saving money, proper food storage has many benefits. Find out the pros and cons of 6 different food preservation techniques.
— Read on foodrevolution.org/blog/food-storage-food-preservation/

Sticky and Smokey Chipotle and Maple-Baked Chicken on the bone

This chicken recipe looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

Sticky and Smokey Chipotle and Maple-Baked Chicken on the bone

https://poachmequick.com/sticky-and-smokey-chipotle-and-maple-baked-chicken-on-the-bone/
— Read on poachmequick.com/sticky-and-smokey-chipotle-and-maple-baked-chicken-on-the-bone/

Easy, healthy recipe – super food quinoa

Quinoa is a phenomenal and super healthy grain to add to your diet. Here’s a tasty recipe for you!

Easy, healthy recipe – super food quinoa

https://thebabycarrotthug.com/2019/08/24/easy-healthy-recipe-super-food-quinoa/
— Read on thebabycarrotthug.com/2019/08/24/easy-healthy-recipe-super-food-quinoa/

10 Snacks and 10 Recipes to Fight Insomnia

As part of my new series The Insomnia Fix, I have compiled a list of 10 snack foods and links to 10 recipes that can help fight insomnia. The snacks and recipes contain foods high in vitamins, minerals and hormones that help promote relaxation or help the body produce the vital sleep hormone melatonin.

10 snack foods to fight insomnia

  • almonds – high in magnesium-a muscle relaxer
  • tart cherries – high in melatonin- a sleep hormone
  • bananas – high in tryptophan – a precursor and necessary component to the production of melatonin
  • pineapple – known to boost melatonin
  • pumpkin seeds – high in tryptophan
  • walnuts – high in melatonin
  • goji berries – one of the best known sources of melatonin
  • Sweet potatoes – high in potassium – a muscle relaxer
  • dairy products – high in tryptophan
  • poultry – high in tryptophan

Below are links to 10 recipes designed to help you relax and produce more melatonin. Some of the links contain more than the recipe being highlighted.

Banana-Almond Smoothie

By: Great Green Heron

Cherry and Plum Smoothie

By: Nourished by Nutrition

Melatonin Boosting Sleep Cocktail

By: Medicinal Plants and their uses

Turmeric Golden Milk

By: The Awesome Green

6 sleep juice recipes

By: Febico

6 sleep juice recipes

Closing thoughts

In the near future, I’ll be giving you some of my personal favorite recipes for nighttime snacks, drinks and smoothies to help me sleep. What are your favorites? I’d love to see your comments below!

Until next time…namaste my friends!

Tamara

Drinks for Insomnia | 5 Recipes That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

This week, on Purple Almond Wellness, I’m featuring a new series called THE INSOMNIA FIX. So, to go along with that, I found these 5 drinks designed to help you sleep better.

Follow this link for the full recipes: Drinks for Insomnia | 5 Recipes That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

This looks amazing! Definitely on my “to make” list!

What's for Dinner Moms?

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Some days you just want to throw everything into a slow cooker and walk away. This is one of those meals. No, it is best if it is not left to cook more than 6-7 hours but it will be edible. The problem is that chicken breasts can dry out if cooked too long. If you plan on cooking longer you may wish to switch from a chicken breast to a boneless, skinless chicken thigh. Still try not to overcook this dish to make a simple tasty dinner.

Verdict:

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We will never forget

We will #neverforget.

Purple Almond Wellness

I would like to take a moment to remember the tragic events of 18 years ago. It is a day no one alive that day will ever forget and likely remembers what they were doing when they heard the news.

At the time, I was a corporate trainer for a local credit union. I was at the credit union headquarters doing some training with some new employees when the head teller came back and said a plane had flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. There was a television in the room I was in and she wanted to turn it on to watch the news. We turned on the television in time to see the second plane hit the second tower. It was at that moment we all knew it was no accident.

A group of us huddled around the small TV and watched for…

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11 Ideas for Build-Your-Own Dinner Nights

This week at Purple Almond Wellness, we are talking about social wellness. Nothing brings people together better than food!

I found an article on bonbonbreak.com, which lists 11 “build-you-own” ideas. What fun for people to come together, for some conversation, fun and make a meal for themselves, to their own tastes.

The ideas include:

  1. Rice bowl bar
  2. Tortilla bar
  3. Mediterranean flatbread bar
  4. Potato bar
  5. Pasta bar
  6. Salad bar
  7. Sandwich bar
  8. Pizza bar
  9. Bloody Mary bar
  10. Ice cream bar
  11. Hot chocolate bar

What are the specifics on each? You’ll have to follow this link to get the details: 11 Ideas for Build-Your-Own Dinner Nights

Blackberry Quinoa Energy Bars

This recipe looks really good! The ingredients call for syrup, and recommends Walden’s fat/sugar free syrup, which is certainly an option. To keep it whole foods, I recommend real maple syrup, which isn’t sugar free, but is less processed than the sugar free version.


Servings: 9 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats1 1/2 cups Quinoa (cooked following package direction, then cooled) 2/3 cup Vanilla Protein Shake Mix 1 tsp Baking Powder1/2 tsp Baking Soda1/4 tsp Pin…

Follow this link for the main recipe: Blackberry Quinoa Energy Bars – A Dash Of Macros

I tried it: Keto Vanilla Pound Cake by Hey Keto Mama

Baking has long been a love of mine. I remember as a teenager, baking cookies, which is when my love affair with food began. I didn’t want my continuous efforts to lose weight inhibit my love of baking. So I’m always on the look out for good recipes to use, while I try to lose weight.

I found this recipe, a Keto Vanilla Pound Cake by Hey Keto Mama, as I searched for a quick and easy dessert for dinner last night. The above photo is actually my second attempt. My first attempt was hindered by a rookie mistake. I accidentally put 2 teaspoons of baking soda in the first cake, instead of 2 teaspoons of baking powder. I didn’t realize it until after the “cake” came out of the oven. As you might imagine, the results were quite disastrous. The cake quite literally fell apart as I unmolded it from the pan.

As I stood there looking at the horrible mess in front of me, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what went wrong. I went upstairs to do some cleaning when it dawned on me what I had done. So, back to the drawing board, I made my second attempt.

The results: the cake you see above. The cake was made in a bundt pan. As you know the “top” becomes the “bottom” when you flip it over and unmold the cake. As you can see, the bottom of the cake, got a bit too brown. Next time, I’ll cover it with foil toward the end of the baking period.

Other than the over brown bottom, the cake was delicious. I served it with homemade keto whipped cream and berries, both sweetened with Swerve. My better half loved it, even going back for seconds.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granular erythritol (Swerve)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs

For the entire recipe, including instructions, FOLLOW THIS LINK, to Hey Keto Mama’s website.

Closing thoughts:

This cake, once I got the rising agent correct, was very easy to make, and quite delicious! I highly recommend giving it a try. It’s terrific for anyone, whether you’re keto or not!

Until next time! Namaste my friends!

Tamara