Archive for February, 2008

February: National Heart Month

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Oh, yes. There’s more to February than an abundance of chocolate. It is also National Heart Month, so here are several things we can do that may protect our hearts.


Get nutty! “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.” This chart has a really clear break down of the nutrients in one ounce of tree nuts and peanuts. So eat a handful of nuts today!

vegetableart01.jpg Color your meals healthy. Eating lots of colorful fruits and vegetables is good for your overall health and may help protect against heart disease. Personally, I think that laughing at colorful fruits and vegetables may help too. Have a look for yourself.

bread.jpg Go with whole grains. “Diets rich in whole-grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.” Make sure to eat foods with 51 percent or more whole grain ingredients. (such as wheat or oats)

DriedBeans.jpg Jump on the bean bandwagon. Which bean is your thing? There’s garbanzo beans, black beans, red beans, navy beans, pinto beans…should I go on? All these beans and more provide soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. As part of a low-saturated fat, low-cholesterol diet, they may be helpful for your heart. They’re also a great source of folate, another nutrient that may help your heart.

So in honor of National Heart Month, skip that piece of white bread and have wheat. Eats plenty of fruits and vegetables. At snacktime have a handful of nuts and of course, don’t forget to eat plenty of beans.

Video: Bibbity Bobbity Bacon

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008


Recipe: Zucchini-Mushroom Soup

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The ingredients in this soup create just the right combination of flavors. When cooked together they mesh into an awesomely tasty and hearty soup.

  • Zucchini-Mushroom Soup
    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 1 onion (chopped)
    • 2 small cans cream of mushroom soup
    • 1-2 sliced zucchinis
    • 1/2 C. grated cheddar
    • 2 soup cans milk
    • 1 soup can water
    • 1 small can sliced mushrooms, drained
    1. Brown hamburger meat; drain.
    2. Add all other ingredients.
    3. Simmer until onions and zucchini are tender.

Game: Deep Pearl

Monday, February 4th, 2008

An addicting game is Deep Pearl from


You can play other people at the same time.

Cooking Game: HK Cafe

Monday, February 4th, 2008

HK Cafe is a fun cooking related game I play.

H.K. Cafe

It is one of those games where you have to serve all the customers the right meal.


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