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Just when life seems crazy…It gets crazier


So my rash cleared up thanks to a shot and 14 days of antibiotic.  Within a few days it was back and stronger yet.
Luckily I had a scheduled follow up visit with the doctor any ways so I dragged my body in there yesterday.
Trust me, I would have rather have stayed in bed.  Every joint in my body aches.  The change in weather has not helped.

Our visit was quite interesting as she sat and listened and saw the rash again, noticed that I still had difficulty breathing.
We discussed the blood test that had been drawn for my pre allergy test.  I found it odd that it suddenly showed that I was
now allergic to beef, pork and milk…on a severe level.  As she put it guess what they are fed…corn…so she felt that it was
not odd at all.

I am now in the process of being tested for a problem called Alpha Gal.
According to http://alpha-gal.org/  :

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Lone Star Tick

Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or Alpha-Gal for short, is a delayed allergy to mammal meat affecting a growing number of the population. This allergy is initially caused by a tick bite. Since the reaction to eating mammal meat is delayed by several hours, the proper diagnosis is often missed or misdiagnosed. People who are afflicted with the Alpha-Gal allergy have to be constantly vigilant about the ingredients they consume, because an allergic reaction can be severe and life-threatening.
By getting the attention of the food service industry, particularly in schools, colleges and universities, and restaurants, sufferers will get relief.  Adding beef broth to soup and calling it vegetable soup or adding bacon drippings to gravy can be life-threatening to people with the Alpha-Gal allergy. By including Alpha-Gal allergy information on menus or even more specifically, having ingredient lists available upon request, the constant worry will be eliminated from eating out.

Empower.

AGAA will strive to empower those with this allergy. Living with the Alpha-Gal allergy can be quite stressful, because many activities are planned around food, and it is often almost impossible to know the ingredients in many dishes. This problem can render a simple meal into an anxiety-provoking situation for people with the allergy, because they are very aware of the possibility they could be unknowingly ingesting food that contains an undisclosed allergen. By getting attention for this allergy, it is AGAA’s hope that those affected will be better able to cope with this allergy, due to others’ increased awareness and subsequent conscientiousness regarding food preparation.

Mission Statement

Enlighten. Empower. Eradicate.

The mission of Alpha-Gal Allergy Awareness team is to promote health and ultimately, save the lives of those afflicted with the Alpha-Gal allergy through increased allergy awareness.

Awareness Disclaimer

The materials and information on this page, along with any articles or other links, are for informational and educational purposes, intended to promote awareness and are not, nor intended to constitute or replace, medical or other health science advice or treatment. Alpha-Gal Allergy wareness strives for the information on the page to be accurate, but much of the information is opinion of others, including information contained in articles, so AGAA disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this site.  In no event shall AGAA be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, general or consequential damages arising out of any use of or reliance on any content of this website. This is strictly an awareness site and no connection to the medical field is present.

I am now on an antibiotic for the next fourteen days and I had to get another shot.  Now I have to go for a series of blood tests and see an allergist.

Perhaps after this I will begin to feel a little better and my body will begin to stop aching.  Guess I will never be able to enjoy red meat or pork or dairy again.

There goes my bacon cheeseburgers.  Needless to say I have a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup cooking.  My biggest fear is what did they feed the chicken.


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Daily Prompt: Popping A Pill Instead Of Eating?


Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill

If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOURISHMENT.

I have days where this would absolutely be ideal.  It would grow tiresome though as I do love to cook.
I love spending time in my kitchen and the food preparation  is partially what it is all about.
If I popped a pill that would mean that there would never be any more food videos.

That would make me sad.






I did not realize that I had made six videos already till I went to put them on here.

I have actually been tempted to make another one lately.
I just have not found the recipe that sparks me to do it.

What recipe would you like to see made so that you would learn how to make it fast and easily?

Perhaps your responses will spark my next video…all comments will be considered.

If you have a favorite recipe that you would like to be made into a video just send it to my email.

Here are the responses that other Daily Prompt Writers had today about the little pill of nutrition:

  1. Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill | Basically Beyond Basic
  2. Free Your Stomach, and the Rest Will Follow | Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please
  3. What’s for dinner – Red pill or Blue Pill | Nanuschka’s Blog
  4. So sad! | Vivir, que no es poco
  5. Things That Pill Could Never Supply You With | Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill | likereadingontrains
  6. dining with you, a haiku | charlottesville winter
  7. Pills | Cat’s Chinwag
  8. I’d swallow it. Especially if it just shut my selves up. | thoughtsofrkh
  9. Popping Pills | Hope* the happy hugger
  10. Time to eat! | Penne 4 Your Thoughts
  11. The Pill | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog

Since it is just 8 AM here Central Time, be sure to check back with Michelle during the day to see other Daily Prompt responses,.

Tammye Honey


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Bad Experiences With Side Effects Of An Allergy


Simply walking into a room and taking a few pretzels from a bowl to eat.  
Adding mascara to my eyes.
That is all that it took.  

Inhaler, allergy meds, they did not help.  A small amount of relief but not totally.  I did not want to do the epi pen.

When do you decide enough is enough and give in and see a doctor?

Left eye swollen to the point where it was almost shut.
Itching across the abdomen.  
This all started on Saturday.

By Monday, with no signs of improvement, the doctor was called.

Feeling like I was being dragged behind the truck, I went in to the doctor’s office to get a shot.  Now I had pain in two places.  His suggestion was to place a hot pack on my eye to reduce the swelling so I could at least see out of it.  I had been doing ice packs prior as a home remedy.

I came home, took a new Dish towel that I had just washed and dried and attempted to sew up all the sides, leaving a small opening on one end.  I turned it right side out and proceeded to fill it with long grain rice.  I then sewed up the opening and placed it in the microwave for four minutes.  

From there I headed to bed.  My hubby was amazed that this little project worked.  

It is wonderful.  It was something that I had at home.  I did not have to stop anywhere to make a purchase.  It was quick and easy to make on my sewing machine and I had instant relief.  

The trick is to not over fill the bag or it will burst.  Do not heat over four minutes in the microwave or you will burn yourself.  

heating pad

 

For more information about corn allergies here is some insight:  http://tammyeandhubby.wordpress.com/about-corn-allergies/ and also at http://tammyeandhubby.wordpress.com/about-corn-allergies/how-to-rule-out-an-allergy-to-a-food/

If this information can help even one other person from having to go through the week I have had, it is well worth sharing.

Benadryl has Corn Syrup in the liquid or Corn Starch in the capsules so before you reach for that for relief…read the information.

My best to all.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Going List-Y


Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

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Why do we make lists?  What type of lists do we make?  Are they to keep us organized, help us to remember or just something to doodle when in a meeting?

I decided to explore the different types of lists that people make.  Here are my findings.

The Ever Famous Summer Bucket List…(Kids are out of school for break, have limited time to get it done in short time)

bucket list

 

Then I began to think about what do we use list for besides…

wine list on menu

 

Menus in Restaurants

top ten spices eating right listReading articles

schedule

Making Appointments

party guest list

Having a party or wedding

notebook lists

Taking notes or inventory

cleaning list

Cleaning Lists

wish

Hmmm

store joke

grocery

We make this so we do not impulse shop

do it

Ah the Honey Do List…

list

Now it is time for me to make my list like the prompt said…

I need to decide which list to start with first…
Perhaps I need a list for my lists
Should they all be neatly lined on the fridge?
Do I line them up by importance?
What deems the list more important?
My fridge has a Honey Do and Grocery…
Both are forgotten by hubby…
If I could eat in a corn free restaurant, I would love a menu
I don’t drink, so I do not need a wine list.
I am a little old to start a bucket list
Today is day off from A-Z Challenge
Tomorrow I do the Letter M
That really is a list of sorts, yet broken down by day
It does not feel like a list that is in a list.
I guess you could easily say that my lists have lists.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Poem by Caro Ness dedicated to my Blog | Inside My Glitching Mind
  2. List ‘em up! | amateurxpress
  3. 10+1 reasons why alarm clocks aren’t good for you | MC’s Whispers
  4. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Taking time, making time
  5. Eating silkworms, MasterChef Korea, and the satisfaction of making a list. | Nomad
  6. A Partial List Of Reasons Why I Don’t Make Lists | The Jittery Goat
  7. “Write Blog Post”-Check! « Sorta-Ginger
  8. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Dianaruth’s Journal
  9. Top 10 Things You Won’t Hear Around This House | Sam’s Online Journal
  10. Funny Things About the Human Body | Conversations
  11. Daily Post: Lists | A Sign Of Life
  12. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List « Mama Bear Musings
  13. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Why donate blood | LinnettG’s blog
  14. Top 6 Cute Baby C Things | Stuphblog
  15. Ten Irish quirks (Daily Prompt) | Ireland, MS and me
  16. Daily Prompt: The List | Cytherean Dreams
  17. Satisfy the list. | thoughtsofrkh
  18. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List 14th April 2013 | ittikorn1994
  19. List-tacular! Some of The Greatest Lessons I’ve Learned. | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  20. Listing The Movies… | That’s so true!
  21. My Top 5 Underknown Historical Figures | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  22. May I tell you about love « Completely Disappear
  23. Getting Your Writing Organized | Sandra Harriette’s Blog
  24. Lists… | Faith, Hope and Chocolate
  25. The satisfaction of a list | Epi’s epiphanies

To see more click on the link at the top that is Michelle

What is your list like and why?  I would love to hear…leave me a comment please.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Crash Diet on an island


Daily Prompt: Five a Day

You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?

Since I had no ideas on this post I decided to consult an expert in the field.  http://ezinearticles.com/?Top-Five:-Survival-Food&id=5033883 according to this article the top five foods should be:

Here are five major food groups that can help you survive while awaiting rescue operations to find you:

1 – Meats and proteins must be priority on your list. There is no issue with spoiling since these foods are now canned. Make sure to check the expiration dates. The later the expiration dates, the better.

You can also store up on loads of beef jerky. Unlike other cold cuts, this does not require refrigeration and are vacuum sealed for longer shelf life. You can also store meat items that need to be cooked but be sure to cook it first before deciding on consuming the canned products. For these types of food that require cooking, you need to have a burner or any portable heating device.

2 – Energy bars, mixed nuts, beans and peanut butter are good sources of protein. Be sure to store some of these too.

3 – Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of carbohydrates and other vitamins and minerals that you will need for survival. Canned fruits such as peaches, oranges and pineapples are good fruit choices and have long shelf lives. You can also store dried fruits. Aside from the fact that it can be eaten alone, they have high carbohydrate content and can be kept for six to nine months.

4 – Whole grains such as crackers, bread sticks, rice and cereals are good choices for survival foods. You may also want to consider storing an amount of brown rice because of the extra fiber that it contains and the B vitamins that it supplies the body. Unfortunately it doesn’t last longer than white rice so if you’re looking for whole grains that have a variety of flavors, store granola bars.

5 – Water is the most essential fluid to have. Make sure that there’s enough supply of bottled water that you can drink. Each person shall have a gallon’s share of water per day in order to avoid shortage. Separate drinking water from water that will be used for cleaning and hygiene purposes. Aside from water, fruit juices, coffee, powdered milk and tea must also be stored. Other food items include candy bars, chewing gums, condiments specifically salt to preserve foods and pepper to add flavour to your main meals, honey and other types of sweeteners. These food types can help divert your palate from the usual taste that you might grow tired of while waiting to be found by rescue operations.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/5033883

The other source was:  http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/2210745/2

Beef, grass-fed, ground, raw
16.0  x  1 ounce (28g)
Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, raw
8.0  x  1 ounce (28g)
Egg, whole, raw, fresh
24.0  x  1 ounce (28g)
Spinach, raw
16.0  x  1 ounce (28g)
Strawberries, raw
32.0  x  1 ounce (28g)

Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/2210745/2#ixzz2P1cB3AmT

I never realized that there were so many articles on this subject till I started this posting wow…

http://www.livestrong.com/article/371448-5-basic-food-ingredients-for-survival/

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There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing foods for your survival kit. Survival foods should be high in energy, easy to transport, require no refrigeration or cooking, and most importantly, provide necessary nutrients. Whether you’re packing survival foods for a hike, camping trip or your home emergency disaster kit, there are a few staples you should include.

Fats

One of the best ingredients for survival is fat. Fats are good for energy, and they also provide insulation under the skin from extreme temperatures. Fat provides needed energy — gram for gram, fat provides more energy than carbohydrates. Good portable sources of fat include sardines, peanut butter, nuts, dried coconut and certain food bars, such as Organic Raw Omega-3 food bar, which contains 13 grams of healthy fat.

Carbohydrates

The body gets energy from carbs by breaking them down into glucose to use for fuel. In most survival situations, you burn more calories and reach exhaustion faster than normal. Carbohydrates provide readily accessible fuel for physical performance. Quick and easy sources of carbs include instant oatmeal, fruits and granola bars.

Protein

Protein is a very important nutrient for survival, but not just protein, but complete proteins, which contain all the essential amino acids — the building blocks of protein. Protein is needed to repair muscle tissue; the more active you are, as in a survival situation, the more protein you will need. Quick and easy protein sources include canned tuna, dehydrated meats, nuts and pemmican, a dried, concentrated mixture of protein and fat.

Water and Electrolytes

Water is one of the most important ingredients for survival; you can go weeks without food, but only a day or so without water. But drinking plain water, especially in extreme temperatures in which you might perspire more, can cause an electrolyte imbalance. Symptoms of an imbalance or deficiency include drowsiness, weakness, nausea, confusion and disorientation. Electrolytes help minimize these symptoms and prevent muscle cramps. Gatorade is a common choice, but takes up space in your survival kit or backpack. However, electrolyte tablets are very compact and easy to transport.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/371448-5-basic-food-ingredients-for-survival/#ixzz2P1cwtZXv

Happy Survival

Hope this helps on your next adventure to ????

What would you request for your five foods?  Would love to hear from you about your thoughts.  Check back with Michelle during the day to see what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say.  I am to early this morning to catch their thoughts.

Tammye Honey


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Sugary Substance Ban in NYC – What is Next?


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It is rare to find a can of soda pop in our home so this came as a surprise for me to read that a Mayor would take such a drastic step in his city to try and control the obesity.  There are very few of the diet soda’s that I can consume due to my corn allergy.  I do drink a ton of coffee, however when we go out to eat which is rare, a diet soda is what I will order if they do not have sweet tea.   Will coffee be next on the hit list?

cup of coffee

Here is what the news had to say on this subject.

By  | March 01 2013 2:46 PM

http://www.ibtimes.com/soft-drink-ban-new-yorkers-deeply-divided-bloombergs-16-ounce-soda-ban-set-take-effect-1109068

As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on soft drinks larger than 16 ounces gets set to take effect later this month, Gotham residents are deeply divided over the controversial initiative.

Soft Drink Ban: New Yorkers Deeply Divided As Bloomberg's 16-Ounce Soda Ban Set To Take Effect

Photo: ReutersAs New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on soft drinks larger than 16 ounces is set to take effect later this month, Gotham residents are deeply divided over the controversial initiative.

A little more than 50 percent of New Yorkers oppose the ban while 46 percent support it, according to a new poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University.

Under the mayor’s plan, which goes into effect March 12, soft drinks larger than 16 ounces cannot be sold in restaurants, movie theaters and other places regulated by the city’s health department.

Bloomberg, a lame-duck mayor who is nearing the end of his third and final term, has unveiled initiatives aimed at making New Yorkers healthier throughout his tenure, including banning smoking indoors, doing away with trans fats and urging restaurants to cut back on salt. The mayor’s other health-conscious proposals have been warmly received.

While the mayor doesn’t have to worry about the next election, those vying to replace him would be wise to side against the soft drink ban, according to the poll.

The Quinnipiac survey found 29 percent of voters are less likely “to vote for a candidate who backs the drink ban,” while 21 percent said a candidate’s stance on the controversial policy won’t factor into their voting decision.

The survey found New Yorkers were divided as a whole, but Republican voters and black New Yorkers — two groups with generally very little overlap — largely oppose the ban. The poll showed 65 percent of registered Republicans don’t like the ban while 33 percent support it. A majority of Democrats – 52 percent – support the ban, compared to 46 percent who don’t.

While whites and Hispanics were roughly split on the ban, black New Yorkers are largely against the ban. Six in 10 blacks oppose the soft drink ban and 38 percent support it, according to the poll.

The survey also showed that Bloomberg’s job approval rating still hovers above 50 percent, although his popularity has dipped since taking office in 2002.

“Mayor Bloomberg maintains his pretty-good-for-a-third-term job approval,” said Quinnipiac poll spokesman Mickey Carroll.  “No more of those 70 percent numbers that were routine in his second term. But, as his tenure winds down, we still like him.”

The poll’s respondents were also asked whom they think did the best job as New York City mayor. Bloomberg ranked third at 24 percent. He was followed by late Mayor Ed Koch (25 percent) and Rudy Giuliani (31 percent.)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283889/New-York-soda-ban-end-childrens-pizza-parties-mixers-bottle-service-Mayor-mandates-soft-drinks-sold-16oz.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

New York soda ban could be the end for children’s pizza parties and mixers for bottle service as Mayor mandates no soft drinks can be sold over 16oz

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 16:57 EST, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 EST, 24 February 2013
Next month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sodas and sugary drinks larger than 16oz will kick in for all bars, restaurants, cafes and delis in the city.

The new law could have the unforeseen effect of killing pizza parties, children’s birthday parties and taking the fizz out of bottle service at high-class bars.

Family tradition: Pizzerias will be barred from delivering 2liter bottles of soda to families who order pizzasFamily tradition: Pizzerias will be barred from delivering 2liter bottles of soda to families who order pizzas

New Yorkers were furious to learn that the soda ban will prevent pizzerias from delivering 2-liter bottles of soda with pizzas – thus putting the kibosh on a time-honored family meal.

The New York Post points out that most pizza joints charge $3 for a two-liter. Six 12-oz cans – a roughly equivalent amount of soda – will cost $6 to $7.50.

‘It’s not fair. If you’re gonna tell me what to do, it’s no good,’ Steve DiMaggio, of Caruso’s in Brooklyn, told the newspaper. ‘It’s gonna cost a lot more.’

Representatives from city restaurants have been lobbying hard against the mayor’s new law and they say the ban on delivering 20 oz bottles with pizzas makes even less sense than the other provisions.

‘It’s ludicrous. It’s a sealed bottle of soda you can buy in the supermarket. Why can’t they deliver what you can get in the supermarket?’ Robert Bookman, a lawyer for the New York City Hospitality Alliance, asked.

Fun without the fizz: A 2liter bottle of soda costs $3 at most pizza joints - the same amount of soda in 12oz cans will cost $6 to $7.50Fun without the fizz: A 2liter bottle of soda costs $3 at most pizza joints – the same amount of soda in 12oz cans will cost $6 to $7.50

It’s not just pizza parties that would take a hit. Bowling alleys and other spots that serve soda in pitchers to large groups of kids are also going to have to change their tactics.

The ban applies to sodas and surgery teas and juice drinks. Diet sodas and 100percent juice are exempt.

The mixers available for customers who buy bottle service at high-class night clubs will also be restricted.

Currently, unlimited amounts of soda, cranberry juice, tonic water and other popular mixers are offered for anyone who pays for a bottle of liquor at clubs across the city.

The law counts all of those a sugary drinks – they can only be served in 16oz bottles – even though they are meant to serve several people and not just one.

Bloomberg says too much soda consumption is resulting in obesity problems – especially for low-income New Yorkers and children.

The ban aims to reduce the amount of soda that New Yorkers consume.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283889/New-York-soda-ban-end-childrens-pizza-parties-mixers-bottle-service-Mayor-mandates-soft-drinks-sold-16oz.html#ixzz2MNbUdntx
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How would you feel if the mayor of your city placed a ban on soda pop in your area?

Is this a step too far?  Or is this a step in the right direction?  Tell me what you think.


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Daily Prompt: What would I reinvent?


Daily Prompt: Undo

by michelle w. on February 21, 2013

If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

Foods and medications with corn syrup additives , corn starch or modified food starch.  I would use the corn to produce gasoline.  The alternatives to corn in foods would be rice or potato starch or syrup.  There would be fewer allergies in the world and gasoline would be cheaper to make and purchase.

Can't wait to try

Can’t wait to try

Nice option to baking

Nice option to baking

Potential repercussions the nations who produce the petroleum that we are purchasing from would hate us more than they do already.

cars

By relying on our own corn for fuel, we might get out of debt.  What would our Government have to fight over.  Oh I forgot, there is still the medical issues and the gun control of the thieves who steal guns then commit crimes.  That alone should be enough to keep them busy after they finish fighting over the minimum wage hike.

pouring rain

 

Will the trickle down theory affect our prices of production of goods and the shipping of the goods to stores?  Will the increase in that minimum wage be eaten away by the increases seen in the cost of living?

ups truck

 

Perhaps if we went back to the barter system for a lot of things that we need in life things would become easier and more cost effective.

Food for thought.  What are your thoughts on this?  What would you reinvent?

Here are what some other Word Press Daily Prompt Writers think about the subject:

  1. Undo – I’m Afraid Of The Dark
  2. Undo « Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  3. Daily Post: Undo | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  4. Control Z Uggs, Please « Q the Adult
  5. Daily Prompt: Undo … Speed Cameras | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34
  6. Ilya Fostiy. Is There a God? | Philosophy & Photography
  7. Chocolates, Anyone | The Jittery Goat
  8. Un-invent…hatred, violence, weapons … | Hope* the happy hugger
  9. Delete and undo « Spunky Wayfarer
  10. Udo – The Facebook Ad Excess | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
  11. Let’s Try This Again… « Sorta-Ginger
  12. So Long, Money « Stuphblog
  13. imagine… | thematticuskingdom
  14. Root of All Evil | Chasing The Bubble
  15. Daily Prompt – Undo OR The Right To Live | Beyond Beauty Tips
  16. The courage to say No | Pigments of Life
  17. There’s No Place To Hide, Get Lost, Scratch, Or Pick Anymore | The Jittery Goat
  18. Daily Prompt: Undo | بيسان


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Kicking My Allergies One Step At A Time


I had been researching pasta machines since September when I did not receive on for my birthday.  I decided that I did not need an electric one (although it would have been nice) and that I could get all of the attachments and come under the cost of the electric one if I went with the hand crank one.

I went to http://www.walmart.com to make my final purchase as they were the cheapest and offered free shipping if my order was over $100.

If you love pasta, then you’ll adore the Weston 01-0201 6 Inch Manual Pasta Machine. With the adjustable, 6-inch rollers, you can have almost any thickness of pasta you want to make for any occasion. A double-cutter attachment means you can make both fettuccine and spaghetti, while easy-to-follow instructions help you along step by step. The included recipe booklet keeps the machine fresh year after year.

About Weston Dedicated to every aspect of the food chain, Weston gives customers what they want and what they need. From house ware products to specialized tools, Weston understands that food is the most important element of our lives. That’s why Weston commits itself to the preservation of nutritional value, efficient output, and quality products. If you want the best in home food equipment, look no further than Weston.

  • 6-inch wide, adjustable rollers
  • C-clamp attaches machine to counter
  • Heavy-duty metal construction
  • Double-cutting attachment
  • Complete with instructions and recipe booklet

What’s Included

  • • Pasta machine
  • • Double-cutting attachment

Specifications

Model No.: 01-0201
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 43.0

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I also bought attachments…could not resist

ravioli

Ravioli Maker

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These are from Bed Bath and Beyond  I did not purchase these only got the ones from Walmart that I would use specifically as they sold them separately and not all together like BBB.

I had to go to http://www.amazon.com  to find my drying rack and a good cookbook to go with my machine.  I was pleased to find a Weston Drying Rack at Amazon for $9.99 so that was really reasonable.  I will be making my lasagna for Christmas with Gluten Free Flour.

drying rack

For $9.99 it is easier than the flour surface and takes up less room as I am at a loss for space. I always prefer to go to Amazon when I am looking to price compare an Item.

That was my goal to be corn free and gluten free with my lasagna before Christmas.

I have frozen several batches of homemade spaghetti sauce that I made from the vine tomatoes that my roofer brought me so I am good to go with my sauce.

Now to conquer the battle of the cheese.  That will be at least an hour in the store with my list that I was able to get from  http://www.cornallergens.com/food/corn-free-cooking-baking.php that I take with me when I shop.

The actual list if you do not want to go through the entire website is located here

http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.php

I actually discussed my corn allergy the other day when purchasing insurance to find out that my new insurance agent has just found out that she also has a corn allergy along with several other allergies.  She also thought for the longest time that she was just losing her mind and was perhaps becoming a hypochondriac since no one else around her seemed to be bothered by the same allergies that she had.

She stated that a huge weight had been lifted off from her shoulders by my talking and sharing with her.  I hope that by spreading the information that I have obtained around and others sharing with me that the world will be better equipped to help us survive our allergy one day at a time and one step at a time.

Thank you for reading.

Tammye Honey


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Bad Foods Nutrition Alert Just Out…


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Some came as a surprise and some were like it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out lol…anything deep fried, breaded or in an Alfredo sauce should make bells and whistles go off to the brain lol.

Here are those from the experts list…

This was from “Yahoo News” Today

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/25-diet-busting-foods-you-should-never-eat#0

Wendy’s

No brainer for me

“[In June, Wendy’s launched this item, claiming it was “as far as it gets from fast food.”

Calorie-wise, this meal isn’t that bad if it makes up your entire lunch. But it has more salt than you should have in a day, let alone at one sitting.

One order: 550 calories, 18g fat, 27g sugar, 2,530mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Try the Ultimate Chicken Grill, a grilled chicken breast on a sesame-seed bun: 320 calories, 7g fat, 8g sugar. Still, with 950 milligrams of sodium, don’t make it a daily habit.]”

Olive Garden

Anything in a butter sauce is high in fat….

“[Shrimp are low-fat, low-cal, and high in protein and iron. What’s not to like?

In fact, the garlic-butter sauce in this dish helps rack up nearly two-thirds of your daily fat and about one and a half times your sodium limit.

One plate: 900 calories, 41g fat, 3,490mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Get a lighter version of this dish without the melted cheese and with marinara sauce on the side. The Venetian Apricot Chicken is another option; it has one-third the calories and 1/10 the fat, but still packs a good deal of sodium.]”

Well If I am going to Cinnabon it is not to watch my weight or to eat healthy.  I know that before I get there.

“[The luring scent of Cinnabon is a mall staple. But just one of these decadent pastries means trouble. They deliver about half the calories and just about all the fat you should consume in a day.

One bun: 1,092 calories, 56g fat, 47g sugar.

Choose this instead: Cinnabon has no options that are particularly healthy, but you can try a Minibon, designed for smaller—and smarter—appetites: 300 calories, 11g fat.]”

Dunkin Donuts

Gee I thought their low fat muffins were low fat…so this was a surprise to me.

“[Muffins are often mistaken for the doughnut’s healthy cousin. But muffins can be surprisingly high in fat.

This one is particularly offensive; you’d need to eat about three glazed donuts to match its nutrients and calories.

One muffin: 620 calories; 25g fat, 7g saturated; 54g sugar; 93g carbs.

Choose this instead: For an alternative—but equally decadent—breakfast treat, one glazed donut is a better bet: 220 calories, 9g fat, 12g sugar, 31g carbs.]”

Auntie Anne’s

Always has been a trusted name in nutritious food ugh you really let me down here…

“[Auntie Anne’s sells snacks, not meals. But this concoction—a Nathan’s hot dog wrapped in a pretzel bun—contains almost half your daily upper limit of fat and sodium.

One Jumbo Pretzel Dog with butter: 610 calories; 29g fat, 13g saturated; 1,150mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Go for the original pretzel without the butter and salt and you’ll whittle your treat down to 310 calories and only 1 gram of fat. Now that’s more like a snack!]”

A serious no brainer here….

“[Sure it sounds bad, but how bad is it? This afternoon pick-me-up delivers nearly one-third of the maximum fat you should consume in a day, and over half a day’s saturated fat.

One 16-ounce Grande: 510 calories; 19g fat, 11g saturated; 59g sugar; 300mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Your best bet is a regular cup of coffee without all the bells and whistles. If you just can’t live without a Frappuccino, make it a Coffee Frappuccino Light Blended Coffee: 130 calories, 0.5g fat, 16g sugar.]”

Cold Stone Creamy Milkshake

Think this one says it all in it’s name lol…

“[Chances are you already suspect that milkshakes aren’t all that healthy. But this particular shake, made with chocolate ice cream, milk, and peanut butter, is in a class of its own. This frosty monster delivers an entire day’s worth of calories and almost three and a half times the daily limit for saturated fat.

One “Gotta Have It” (Coldstone speak for “large”): 2,010 calories; 131g fat, 68g saturated; 153g sugar.

Choose this instead: A better bet is the 16-ounce Sinless Oh Fudge! Shake, with the same chocolaty taste, but a quarter of the calories and only 2 grams of fat.]”

Smoothie King

Hmmm…besides all the cornsyrup that they pour into it lol…This is actually listed for people who are looking to gain wait if you look close at their menu according to the report lol…

“[Fruit and yogurt can’t be bad, right? Wrong. Smoothies are often made with ice cream or milk and can be crammed with sugar. At least this treat gives you a heads up: It’s listed on the menu as a smoothie for people looking to gain weight.

But the calories are excessive—more than two Big Macs put together. And that’s just the small.

One 20-ounce smoothie: 1,044 calories, 35g fat, 120g sugar.

Choose this instead: Low-Carb Strawberry smoothie: 268 calories, 9g fat, 3g sugar.]”

A breaded sandwich

Fast Food in General…and breaded sandwiches…how funny are they…

“[It really is a shame. Some of the best-tasting foods are actually some of the worst in terms of fat and calories. But it can be hard to avoid them, especially in places—like malls—where nutrition information usually isn’t available.

So we did the work for you; take a look at a list of foods you should skip—or pick—at a mall, restaurant, or grocery store.

(A 2,000-calorie-a-day diet should have no more than 66 grams of fat, less than 20 grams saturated; 2,400 milligrams of sodium; and 300 grams of total carbohydrate, including sugars.)]”

Chili’s Onion String and Crispy Jalapeno Stack

Question here … anything deep fried should have hit the list from all the fast food chains… or am I missing a bigger point?

“[Diners and bloggers alike were outraged by the fried-onion Chili’s appetizer, the Awesome Blossom.

The unhealthy behemoth was removed from the menu, but its replacement is only a bit better. This appetizer is meant to be shared, but even one-quarter of the dish delivers an entire day’s limit for fat.

One appetizer: 2,130 calories; 213g fat, 31g saturated; 1,320mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Chili’s doesn’t have particularly healthy appetizers. If you must have one, try the Chips and Hot Sauce (470 calories). However, the chips’ sodium is 2,790 milligrams—500 milligrams over the maximum daily intake.]”

Macaroni Grill’s Kids’ Fettuccine Alfredo

Is this as bad as most restaurants that offer a hot dog and macaroni and cheese that is processed?

“[Kids’ meals, in theory, are smaller than adult portions; children simply don’t need as many calories.

The average 10- to 12-year-old, the upper age limit for many kids’ menus, needs about 1,600 to 1,800 calories daily. This meal puts them at half of that, with more fat than a grown adult needs in a day.

One order: 890 calories, 67g fat, 1,480mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Coax your little ones into ordering the Grilled Chicken and Broccoli: 390 calories, 8g fat. It’s still high in sodium, so ask for sauce on the side and use sparingly.]”

Quiznos’ Chicken With Honey Mustard Flatbread Salad

Started out good with chicken and flat bread lol…

Had to include the findings here cause this one to the eye does look healthy….

“[Unhealthy salads lurk everywhere. They promise grilled chicken, leafy greens, and fewer carbs, but often deliver bacon, cheddar cheese, and high-fat dressing.

Don’t be tricked; this salad will cost you half a day’s calories. The dressing alone has 48 grams of fat, nearly your daily max.

One salad, dressing and bread included: 1,070 calories, 71g fat, 1,770mg sodium.

Choose this instead: The Cantina Chicken Sammie, a 205-calorie, low-fat, veggie-filled flatbread sandwich: 455mg sodium, 12g protein.]”

Pizza Hut’s Meaty P’Zone

Ok now we never go to eat here so looking at the picture I am thinking ok cheese might put over the top till I read the findings then I know why lol….

“[The TV commercials for this 1-pound monster feature hungry dudes who don’t want to share. One chows down and tells another, who looks on longingly, to order his own. But these pizza-crust calzones should be shared—preferably with a crowd. Eating the whole thing is akin to consuming about six cheese slices in one sitting, and it delivers one and a half times your daily limit for sodium. One serving size is one-half of a P’Zone.

One whole P’Zone: 1,480 calories, 66g fat, 3,680mg sodium.

Choose this instead: One slice of the Natural Veggie Lover’s multigrain crust pizza has 190 calories, 6g fat, 380 mg sodium, and 9g protein.]”

One pound?  Seriously?  That is a small family meal not for one person….

Lunchables’ New Wholesome Deep Dish Pepperoni Fun Pack

I call these mom on a really tight schedule lunches who has a ton of money….

“[Ideally, a lunch box should strike a balance between taste, fun, and nutrition. 

However, an easy prepackaged solution like Lunchables may not deliver. The nutrition info is based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet—that of a grown adult. The processed food is too high in fat and sodium for the average 8-year-old’s daily recommended intakes.

One Fun Pack: 470 calories, 20g fat, 880mg sodium.

Choose this instead: For the same ease, try another variety of Wholesome Lunchables, like the Turkey and Cheddar Club, which comes with water and applesauce instead of cookies and fruit punch, and has 360 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 600 milligrams of sodium.]”

Ruffles’ Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips

These are out of my food items due to corn oil however still found them interesting…

“{Ruffles don’t just have ridges, they’ve also have 17% of the upper limit of daily fat in just one serving. The calorie count is low, but chances are you’ll eat more than a serving, as most packages are the larger 1.5-ounce size.

The 1-ounce serving size: 160 calories, 11g fat, 230mg sodium. The larger size: 240 calories, 16.5g fat, 345mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Try Baked! Ruffles in the original flavor. The 1-ounce serving has 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 200 milligrams of sodium, plus 2 grams each of fiber and protein.]”

Haagen Dazs’ Dulce de Leche Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt

Ugh just when I was going to look and see if this came in the sugar free kind…

“[Frozen yogurt is often relatively healthy; even the most decadent flavors tend to have less fat than ice cream.

However, not all fro-yo is created equal. To be fair, this flavor does have 15 grams less fat than the regular ice cream flavor, but one serving packs 25 grams of sugar.

One serving (1/2 cup): 190 calories, 2.5g fat, 25g sugar, 35g carbs.

Choose this instead: Try a brand that offers no-sugar-added options, such as Edy’s. The French Vanilla flavor has only 100 calories, 3 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of sugar in a 1/2 cup serving.]”

Kar’s Yogurt Apple Nut Mix

Just when you thought you had nutrition in a bag…

“[Words like yogurt, apple, and nut make this snack seem healthy. But a serving size is 1 ounce. The tiny snack, often found in vending machines, contains nearly three times as much—2.75 ounces. Bags in stores contain five times as much.

Eat a whole 2.75-ounce bag and you’ve consumed 412 calories—the equivalent of one and a half Snickers bars.

A 1-ounce serving: 150 calories; 10g of fat, 2.5g saturated; 90mg sodium; 3g protein; 2g fiber.

Choose this instead: Select a healthier trail mix, like Peeled Snacks. A 2/3-cup serving of the Fruit & Nuts FigSated mix has 150 calories and 6 grams of fat.]”

Reese’s Puffs Cereal

This is so full of corn that I would not venture near

“[Starting your morning off with this bowl of sugary puffs may be worse than getting up on the wrong side of the bed. One serving of this breakfast treat has more sugar than an actual Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

A 3/4 cup serving with 1/2 cup skim milk: 160 calories, 3g fat, 12g sugar. (One Reese’s Cup has 7 grams of sugar.)

Choose this instead: For an organic and natural take on the peanut-buttery puff, check out EnviroKidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs from Nature’s Path. The same serving size with milk has slightly more calories, but less sugar: 170 calories, 2.5g fat, 7g sugar.]”

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Brown Sugar Cinnamon

To me just add a little chocolate to dip it in and make smores then it is really unhealthy…

“[At least breakfast cereals have relatively easy-to-understand serving sizes. Pop-Tarts, on the other hand, report nutrition information for one serving, but each package contains two—and is impossible to reseal.

Eat both, and this breakfast delivers a quarter of your daily limit for fat, and more than half your added sugar for the day.

Two pastries: 420 calories, 16g fat, 26g sugar, 66g carbs.

Choose this instead: Your best bet is to eat just one pastry. Or you can try Fiber One’s Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastry: 190 calories, 4g fat, 16g sugar, 36g carbs, 5g fiber.]”

Thought that is why there is now resealable sandwich bags….

PowerBar Performance Energy Cookies & Cream

It’s name said it all to me lol…

“[PowerBars are often shaped like candy bars and can taste like them too.

This particular PowerBar has only 1 gram of fiber and nearly three-fourths of the upper limit of daily added sugar, so there may be healthier options. (The USDA says to limit added sugar to 40 grams, or about 10 teaspoons, per day.)

One bar: 240 calories, 26g sugar, 45g carbs, 8g protein, less than 1g fiber.

Choose this instead: Try the PowerBar Harvest line. Made with whole grains, 1 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie bar still has 250 calories, 43 grams of carbs, and 22 grams of sugar, but offers 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.]”

Arnold’s Whole Grain Country White Bread

just the corn syrup in this bread makes me cringe…

“[Don’t fall for the “whole grain” marketing trick without knowing all the facts.

While “whole grain” sounds good, this product doesn’t have nearly the amount of heart-healthy whole grains as products that say “100% whole grain.”

Two slices: 220 calories, 3g fat, 300mg sodium, 42g carbs, 4g fiber.

Choose this instead: Try two slices of Arnold’s Light line of breads, like the 100% Whole Wheat: 80 calories, 0.5g fat, 170mg sodium, 5g fiber. Or try the new Deli Flats from Pepperidge Farm. One 100% whole-wheat roll has 100 calories and 5 grams of fiber.]”

VitaminWater

Still have yet to find one without corn syrup added…

“[VitaminWater uses the old trick in which the nutrition information on the label is based on a serving size, but the bottle contains multiple servings—leaving you to do the math.

Each bottle contains 2.5 servings of the sugar-sweetened water, so a whole bottle delivers 33 grams of sugar (a can of Coke only has 6 more). That’s a lot of calories when plain water could do the trick.

One bottle (2.5 servings) of the Charge flavor: 125 calories, 32.5g sugar.

Choose this instead: New VitaminWater10 has only 10 calories per serving, or 25 if you finish the bottle. But it contains zero-calorie sweeteners.]”

Quaker Natural Granola, Low-Fat

A lot of these either have corn syrup in them or modified food starch which is corn…

“[Granola is tricky. Although the name is practically synonymous with healthy, some types—including this cereal—contain a startling amount of sugar per serving. One serving contains 18 grams of sugar, as much as a Twinkie.

A 2/3-cup serving: 210 calories, 3g fat, 4g protein, 3g fiber—but 18g sugar.

Choose this instead: A 2/3-cup serving of Health Valley’s Low Fat Date Almond Flavor Granola: 180 calories, 1g fat, 10g sugar, 5g protein, 6g fiber.}”

Bear Naked Chocolaty Cherry Grain-ola Bar

Another not so corn free product…

“[We love Bear Naked for its generally low-fat, low-sugar concoctions, but we just can’t get behind this bar.

It has almost the same nutritional stats as a Hershey’s Sweet and Salty Reese’s Peanut Butter bar. Or you could eat almost three Nature Valley Oats and Honey granola bars for the same intake.

One 54-gram bar: 230 calories, 10g fat, 14g sugar.

Choose this instead: Barbara’s Crunch Organic Oats and Honey Granola Bar; two bars have only 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar.]”

Amy’s Organic Thai Coconut Soup

Shame on you Amy’s parents are counting on you to stay nutritious

“[Generally we love anything from this vegetarian brand, but we have to draw the line at this soup. While packed with veggies and protein-powerhouse tofu, one serving has more than half of your daily limit of saturated fat and a quarter of your sodium.

One 1/2-can serving: 140 calories; 10g fat, 8g saturated; 580mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Lentil Vegetable, one of Amy’s low-sodium soups, is still chock-full of veggies and protein, but with less fat and sodium: 4g fat, 0.5g saturated fat; 340mg sodium.]”

That was their big 26 bad ones for this month…guess bacon and coffee can breathe for a month…

My surprise was the glazed donut being ok….hmmmm….

Two days later they do a review on the best chicken fingers to be found…. now if that is not talking out of both sides of your mouth what is?

Here are their findings:  (Thought I would spare the long of it and just give results)

Perkins Chicken Fingers Plate

[Its chicken fingers were the only ones whose chicken flavor stood up to the crust. Its broccoli tasted freshly steamed, and its potatoes were full flavored.

Cracker Barrel’s sides were also tasty, but those from Country Kitchen, IHOP, and Denny’s were less successful: The broccoli was flavorful but waterlogged; the potatoes had that fake-butter flavor found in some microwaved popcorn.]”

Have a great day and try to stay with a well balanced diet of healthy foods now…hmmm

Namaste,

Tammye Honey