Get Better Gas Mileage With Coconut Oil

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You never have to leave the house with this can’t-live-without problem solver:

  • Shines stainless steel wheels tires and grill.
  • Revs up memory and brain function.
  • Removes sticker glue or sap when mixed with baking soda.
  • Cleans your interior – lubes your ears and promotes heart health by increasing your healthy cholesterol (HDL).
  • Energizes your body with the best medium chain triglyceride – lauric acid
  • High octane hair conditioner, skin softener, nail cream, sunblock.
  • Cleans your teeth and your dog’s teeth ( separate brushes are recommended)
  • Replaces your cooking oil with healthier option.
  • Acts as diaper cream for baby and others.
  • Soothes mosquito bites.

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It’s the Anti-Everything – Anti–bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti aging, and antioxidant.

Best of all it’s gluten free!painting-1826438_1280.jpg

Note : mileage will vary depending on the vehicle and the above claims are only estimates.

WARNING: Your dog will want to lick your tires!dog-903990_1280.jpg

When your supply runs out, run like greased lightning to get more!

Why Raw Honey Is The Answer to Everything

Raw Honey Is Funny

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If Food be thy medicine, honey is the cure-all. There’s nothing it cannot do!

Drizzle it everywhere – up your nose if it’s stuffed, down your throat if it’s dry.

Toss all your hair products! Douse your dandruff and mix it with castille soap for shampoo. Put highlights in your hair with honey and a pinch of cinnamon and olive oil stuck on for 6 hours. Pair it with olive oil to make a conditioner, and stop frizz by adding a teaspoon to your rinse water.

Big Pharma will soon be on its bees knees! It cures hang-overs, dark under eye circles, bad breath, warts and acne.

Proctor and Gamble no more as honey is the sweet new bubble bath, moisturizer and massage oil. Unwanted hair vanishes when you mix honey with sugar and lemon juice on cloth strips. Stimulate hair growth by applying one part honey and 9 parts water to your scalp for 3 hours. A 1:1:1 combo of honey, sugar and olive oil makes a skin scrub.

It helps you sleep, and helps you wake up!

And best of all, it never goes bad!

If you’re still not convinced, see my next article Why Yoga Is the Answer to Everything!

Namaste!

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How A Girl With No Green Thumb Started Growing Basil Plants

Learning to grow basil

I don’t know how to grow vegetables, but I love cooking with fresh basil, so I buy potted basil plants and pick off the leaves, and within a week the plants die.

Learning to grow basil

After killing basil plants on six occasions, I finally decided to ask the lady at the farm market how to keep basil plants growing.

She said the plant likes sun and warmth during the day, but doesn’t like the cold at night.

She advised me to re-pot the plant in a pot twice the size of the one it comes in, and bring it inside at night.

Well, not gonna happen! I don’t like bringing bugs inside!

When I got home, I couldn’t find a bigger pot to re-pot it in, but I did keep it warm at night by hanging it on a fence outside the door and covering it with a dishcloth that acted like a snuggly little blanket.

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The next day I re-potted the basil plant in a huge pot – a raised garden bed tucked beside the lettuce that doesn’t mind sleeping out all night in the Canadian spring weather.

But I gave the basil special treatment by covering it with a plastic bag at night.

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The lady at the market shared another secret with me. She said to only pick the top leaves off the plant, and don’t touch the bottom leaves and it will grow more leaves. Now, after I pick some leaves off the top, new little leaves grow quickly to replace them.

This way I always have a bit more basil for pasta and pizza when I need some. 🙂

previously posted on Steemit.com

 

Tuna Noodle Casserole Christmas Gift

Tuna noodle casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole Ingredients and utensils


Tuna noodle casserole has been a popular dinner at our house for years. My sister gave me this recipe 30 years ago when my husband and I were first married, and by the time we had three growing boys, we had to double the quantity to feed everyone, but it has been a quick and easy comfort food dinner for years.

This year I know some young people who are cooking on their own, and instead of buying them a gift card to a restaurant and feeding them for one night, I am giving them the casserole recipe and the ingredients, and the tools so they can feed themselves for life. I wrapped up a collander, a cheese grater, a casserole dish, and the ingredients (except for the cheese as it’s perishable) in a basket for a practical gift. See the recipe below.

Tuna Noodle Casserole
Ingredients:
3 Stoned Wheat Thin crackers, broken up
1 can of flaked light tuna
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 ½ c. macaroni noodles

Instructions:
Boil 3 cups of water in a large pot.
Add 1 ½ cups of macaroni, to boiling water and heat on medium heat for 7 mins, stirring occasionally.
Drain noodles, and rinse with water.
Heat the cream of mushroom soup and the tuna on medium in a smaller pot, and stir.
Add the tuna mixture to noodles and stir together, then Spoon it all into a baking dish.
Break up 3 stoned wheat thin crackers in your hands, and sprinkle on top.
Grate one cup of cheddar cheese, and sprinkle on top.
Bake in oven at 375 degrees until golden (about 20 mins). Serves 3 – 4 people.
(You can add frozen peas or mushrooms to the mix if you like). Enjoy!

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Review of Week 44 – Optimizing Yourself – Satisfy The Mind to End Food Cravings

Mind stops food cravings

Your mind stops the craving

For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I became conscious of my eating habits. I normally eat a limited quantity of food during the day, then crave snacks in the evening. Deepak Chopra says when you reach for a snack, stop for a moment and ask yourself why you are eating it. If you are not too physically hungry, are you bored, or stressed, or something else?

I tried this technique this week and found that stopping to think about my snacking helped. A few times I changed my pattern, and went away from the kitchen and satisfied my mind by listening to some soothing music and I forgot about food.

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The Meaning of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thankful for the harvest of my life

“Gratitude is an inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is following that impulse”.

Henry Van Dyke

In our farming past, Thanksgiving was a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the winter season.

Today it is a holiday where many people share a traditional turkey dinner and pumpkin pie with family and friends.

To me, it is a day to say thanks for everything I am and have, and all the wonderful people and animals in my life.  I have abundant love and health and joy in my life, and the more I count my blessings, the more blessings I attract into my life.

I hope your Thanksgiving is extra special!  Ann

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