Category Archives: Health & Fitness

All things related to the food and being physically fit. With a focus on embracing food choices that are organic, non-processed and economical. Share your recipes. Try something new and rate it for others that might be curious.

Rain, Sweat or Showers For 2: No Worries

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I’m remembering the last rain fall. It seemed as if the water droplets would never stop falling from the sky. Sometime later on this particular morning, my mom arrived. I asked if she had an umbrella! She told me it was in the car. My mother l sports a short natural.  It’s clear she wasn’t concerned about a little extra moisture wetting her hair do. 

I feel the same way, especially when it comes to rocking locs. I walk in the rain, play in it sometimes and workout when I want too without fear of messing up my do.  If you too are sporting some form of a natural, take advantage of the freedom and get the recommended amount of daily exercise needed to keep your body happy and your mind free of stress.  

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a steady routine. That’s about to change! I’m on week two of my fitness journey (join me).  Hair is not an issue. Making time to get moving is the battle. 

How about you? Are you making fitness a lifestyle? Share your routines, ups and downs and success with me in the comment box.  

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To see some of today’s workout click here: http://instagram.com/p/0T4gfqKjqh/ 

*Quote: Tyra Banks


Craving lentil soup …

My craving for lentil soup has grown for days.  All I need to do now is make time for preparing the recipe listed below.  I would like to cook more meals from scratch perhaps the more I cook in this way the more it will become more of a habit for me. The way I feel now is perhaps one of the main reasons that processed food appeals to most and fast food is booming business. It is early now. I’m going back to bed. However later, I’m going to the grocery store for my missing items needed to make my lentil soup. I will let you know how it tuns out.

Lentils are high in protein, healthy and very cheap.

Ingredients:

Recipe courtesy of the About.com http://vegetarian.about.com/od/soupsstewsandchili/r/lentilsoup.htm

1 tsp vegetable oil

1 onion, diced

1 carrot sliced

4 cups vegetable broth

1 cup dry lentils

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp dried thyme

2 bay leaves

dash salt

1 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation:

In a large pot, saute the onions and carrot in the vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until onions turn clear.

Add the vegetable broth, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and salt.

Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until lentils are soft, about 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving. Makes 4 servings of lentil soup.

Brown lentils (Lens culinaris)

9.14.2010 (update)

Tonight I finally went for it.  Making this recipe was a very simple process.  My soup is in the simmering phase.  The aromas in here are fantastic.  As for the recipe itself I have a few complaints.  Basic instructions were missing.  Like heat settings, size of the onion  and perhaps the type of onion.  It says to reduce heat to a simmer without ever using the word boil.

On a scale of 1-to-5  I rate this recipe a 4.  One of my tasters said it needs something extra.  I will give it a few more tries adding my own special touches (like tomatoes).  As for my son: Durrell tested, Durrell approved (No!)