Exciting news is having a baby, winning the lottery, or getting married. Getting a hysterectomy is not exactly something most people would shout about or even whisper about. Yet, for some of us it feel like Christmas to get the gift of health and a longer life.
So let me speak out loud! YAY! I just had a hysterectomy. I feel as female as ever! I am free of so many fears. I would do it all over again.
Fresh fruit can turn an ordinary adult beverage into a tasty drink worthy of calling a snack–even a healthy Round snack–okay let’s call it healthier–after all liqueur is not really considered healthy.
That is why it is good to know that it is what you do most of the time, not some of the time that matters most.
And now for the recipes
Enjoy the Round Lady’s original fruity cocktails, as shown in the latest Citrus-Tini’s — refreshingly tasty video.
1 Meyers lemon (orange variety (or use an extra tangerine)
2 ounces vodka
1 sprig fresh mint leaves
Squeeze juice from 2 tangerines, 1 orange and 1 orange Meyers lemon (or use an extra tangerine). Add ice in shaker, 3/4 full, then add juice, and vodka. Shake mixture, put 3 pear strips in each chilled martini glasses, and pour drink. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve immediately.
For a taller, more fruity single version of the Citrus-Tini, double the citrus, omit one ounce of vodka, pour into a bigger glass, and double up the pear strips.
Big Tequila tangerine Citrus-Tini
This drink is for tequila lovers. As with the vodka version, you can make a taller drink by doubling the citrus, omitting one ounce of tequila, pouring into a bigger glass, and doubling up the pear strips.
1/3 to 1/2 pear
2 ounces tequila
1 sprig fresh mint leaves
Squeeze juice from 2 tangerines, 1 orange and 1 lime. Add ice in shaker, 3/4 full, then add juice, and tequila. Shake mixture, add 5 to 7 pear strips in chilled wine glass, and pour drink. Optional: add ice to drink. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve immediately.
Note: Drink responsibly and do not drive after imbibing on any alcoholic beverage–meaning do not drive even after enjoying one Citrus-Tini!
I don’t know if it’s because I married a chemist or if it’s because I once had cancer, but I do know that I am obsessed with the show “Breaking bad.” My husband often tells me that cooking is just chemistry, so it made sense to break bad in the kitchen. Legally of course.
Hence, the Breaking Bad Brunch was born. Watch the video (see below), and see how you can break bad in the kitchen. And as promised, here’s the recipe for the Breaking Bad Biscuits and Sandwiches.
Breaking Bad Sandwich
Breaking Bad Brunch Sandwich
These are the ingredients I used to build my sandwich. You can follow my lead or build your own as breaking bad implies. Break as bad as you desire, knowing it’s what you eat most of the time, not some of the time that matters most.
Any pretty rolls
Sliced red onion
Slivered green onion
Fresh mint leaves left whole or torn
Dressing: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part rice wine vinegar, 1 part lemon juice
Directions: Layer the wet ingredients, then the cheese and add the rest in any order. place the top on the bottom, pierce the sandwich with two skewers from top to bottom, and slice in half. Remove skewers, and serve with the beverage of your choice.
Open Face Breaking Bad Biscuits
Open-face Breaking Bad Biscuits
Biscuits cut into halves
Bacon (pork or ham)
1 fried egg per biscuit
Extra pretty mint sprigs
Same as above
Directions: Layer mustard, cream cheese, Munster and cheddar and broil for 30 to 45 seconds. Remove from broiler and place on plates or platter. Add the other ingredients, top one side with a fried egg, and garnish with springs of mint leaves and green onions. Serve warm with the beverage of your choice.
1) The average banana is just 110 calories. 2) Bananas are healthy for your heart. 3) Bananas are perfect for health & weight-loss. 4) Bananas are free of fat, cholesterol and sodium. 5) Bananas are full of yummy vitamin B6. 6) Slicing a banana makes perfect circles, making them a Sliced Round food. 7) Bananas make delicious muffins, desserts, and can be mixed in hot cereals.
It’s hot, it’s aerobic and it will workout your entire body! Diana, the Round Lady, shows you a few new moves she invented, along with a review of this new PlyoFit Adapter Kit just out from the JumpSport people.
Check it out, and subscribe to hear about the upcoming follow along PlyoMetric Rebounding Workout video!
Whether you are Tivo-ing, Netflxing, cable-TVing, stellite dishing or watching YouTube, unRound your couch potato habits by snacking on:
Dried pears, mangoes, kiwis, and raisins
Fresh fruits like sliced pluots with chilled globe grapes
Don’t pig out and eat handfuls of these healthy fiber-filled snacks. Remember your portions! A handful of dried fruit is like several jumbo handfuls of fresh fruit. Eat slowly, put snacks in a tray or pretty dish. Enjoy thoroughly!
Nothing like a good show and a tray of healthy snacks!
You don’t need to go to the Renaissance Faire to enjoy this delicious, high-protein meal. Diana cooks up a little energy in the kitchen with one of her favorite healthy foods to eat.
This special turkey is worthy of eating after a workout, on a messy date, when home alone or at work for lunch. It’s a great food to eat after a workout to help feed, build and tone your muscles. You’ll stand up straighter, smile harder and most likely you’ll want to eat this again and again.
Recipes Below: For side dishes on Diana’s plate.
Heads Up: Pair this turkey with small red, purple and yellow (Yukon) potatoes. Recipe: Brush potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with any seasoning, such as garlic salt. Bake in oven with Turkey for 20 minutes or until a fork pokes easily through it.
Double Heads Up:Round out this meal with a salad. Recipe: Add to a big bowl, assorted lettuces (such as a spring mix), sliced radicchio, diced tomatoes, slivered avocados and drizzle with All-a’Round Salad Dressing.
All-a’Round Salad Dressing:Make this your go-to salad dressing. Recipe: In a high bowl, add 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 2 finely chopped basil leaves. Whisk together as you slowly pour in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Anyone can make these healthy, delicious, protein-packed deviled eggs! See how easy it is whip up a deviled egg, and learn how to remove shells from a boiled egg without destroying its beautiful curvy roundness.
12 hard boiled eggs
1/8 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/8 cup 0% or 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 tspn Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Shell hard boiled eggs. Pop yolks out and into a mixing bowl. cut whites in half long-wise. Mix the yolks, mayo, yogurt and mustard together. Stuff the empty whites with a spoonful of the mixture. To create different flavors to your eggs, try adding any of the below spices, herbs or flavors into the egg mixture or use as a garnish.
Green or red Tabasco sauce
Fresh herbs like basil or cilantro
Fancy or plain mustard
Smoked salmon or crab meat
Chopped green or red Onions
Diced sun-dried or fresh seeded tomatoes
Spices like curry, paprika, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes
People are asking if the new exotic African Mango Diet is a scam or real. And yes, it’s true that mangoes are a super healthy Round fruit, and that is flattering—but remember all the hoopla about acai berries and green tea extract–promising, on their own, to strip fat off your body at inhuman rates. Did those work? Duh–no! Did they empty your wallet–duh-yes!
There are many sites devoted to the African Mango Diet, but do not fall in the trap. There is no scientific backing, you will not lose weight but you will be a guinea pig who helps add to the bank account by taking money out of yours. If you visit a site that sells African Mango Diet pills, do not click away as fast as you can.
Mangoes are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and are known to fight many cancers. They are sweet, delicious and able to turn a drink or fruity dessert into a tropical masterpiece. So, eat mangoes, from any part of the planet, for flavor and overall healthiness.
It’s so easy to fall for the magic pill, fruit or extract that show before and after photos able to fit into jeans 50% tinier. Enticing you further, these scams often scoff at the need for willpower, exercise or change in unhealthy eating habits. It’s easy to want to be able to pill or two, drink a concoction and poof–your fat butt is now the size of two apples. That will work–not!
Snake Oil for sale
These diet snake oil salespeople continue to prey upon those who want to be swimsuit ready–NOW. This endless story goes on and on no matter how many people are sucked down the fairy tale diet path still wearing fat pants at the end of the road.
The Truth Diet
There are only two ways to lose weight for the long haul. Nothing’s changed. It’s simple math. Add consistent exercise to healthy eating and you will get a factor of leanness. In other words, sweating more plus eating less equals lower numbers on the scale.
Add it up yourself. Accept the truth. Then move your body more than you move your mouth. And that folks is as true as any magic pill gets!
Toast just may be the hot new trend in a world of food fads–and grains win!
Turns out that Americans from across the states prefer whole grain bread as their top choice over white, nut, cinnamon and seeded breads when making their beloved morning toast.
Crunchy is in & Soft is Out
76 percent of Americans enjoy their toast a bit crunchy and golden brown
13 percent love their toast slightly soft and barely browned
11 percent leave their toast in the toaster until it becomes crunchy and dark brown
Toast may not be Round, but it is super versatile. Toast is delicious with butter, peanut butter, jelly, peanut butter & jelly, cream cheese, eggs any which way, cinnamon and sugar, melted cheese, dipped in soup–and sweet specialties like French toast or jammed up English muffins on a lazy Sunday–or toast with green eggs and ham.