Happy Summer Solstice

June 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Today is the first day of Summer and here’s a little info about the Summer Solstice.

 

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. As a result, on the day of the solstice, the Sun appears to have reached its highest or lowest annual altitude in the sky above the horizon at local solar noon. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In many cultures the solstices mark either the beginning or the midpoint of winter and summer.
The term solstice can also be used in a broader sense, as the date (day) when this occurs. The day of the solstice is either the longest day of the year (in summer) or the shortest day of the year (in winter) for any place outside of the tropics.

Earth Day 2013 – April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013 at 9:03 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Let’s all do our part to help Mother Earth!

Earth Day 2013

http://www.earthday.org/2013/

Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

June 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM | Posted in chicken, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta w/ Whole Grain Bread


For dinner tonight I prepared Good Earth Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta. It had been quite a while since I had made any of the Good Earth Dinners and The Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta sounded right. With any of the Good Earth Dinners you just add the meat, and 1/4 cup milk and the rest is included in the Dinner. Boil your pasta and while that’s boiling fry your prepare your Chicken. The Dinner Kit includes the flour and creamy sauce for the Chicken. When everything is ready drain your pasta. Then serve the chicken and sauce over pasta, or toss with pasta (sauce will thicken as it stands). That’s it I had one delicious Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta Dinner! I also had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and a bottle of Lemon Tea Diet Snapple. For dessert later I made more loaves of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread. I’ll have a slice of that along with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

Includes:

100% Whole Grain Angel Hair Pasta
Creamy Sauce with Olive Oil
Mediterranean Seasoning with Tomatoes
Seasoned Whole Wheat Flour

YOU WILL NEED
1 Lb Uncooked Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil • 1 Cup Hot Water • 1/4 Cup Milk

READY IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES!

PASTA
1. Fill 2-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water.* Heat to boiling; stir in Pasta. Gently boil uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While water is heating and pasta is cooking, continue with step 2.

CHICKEN
2. Cut each chicken breast into 3 or 4 slices, holding knife at an angle. Empty Seasoned Flour into medium bowl or food-storage plastic bag. Coat chicken with flour. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick** skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully add chicken and any remaining flour to hot oil; cook 2 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
3. Reduce heat to medium. Carefully stir in hot water, milk, Creamy Sauce and Mediterranean Seasoning until well blended. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Simmer uncovered about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center (sauce will be thin).

SERVE
4. Drain pasta. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta, or toss with pasta (sauce will thicken as it stands). Refrigerate leftovers.

*Add 1 tablespoon oil to boiling water before adding pasta to prevent sticking.
**If using skillet without nonstick finish, increase oil to 3 tablespoons.

290 calories 23 carbs

Earth Day. 4.22.12

April 21, 2012 at 9:57 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Earth Day. 4.22.12

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.

Attend a local Earth Day event and join one of our Earth Day campaigns as we collect A Billion Acts of Green® and elevate the importance of environmental issues around the world.

Earth Day: The History of A Movement

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.

At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson‘s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.

Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center.

http://www.earthday.org/

Don’t Miss Hunger Hits Home and also Picnic for the Planet

April 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM | Posted in baking, Food | Leave a comment
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A couple of alerts from the Food Network and Cooking Channel.

Hunger Hits Home

The new documentary, “Hunger Hits Home,” takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians on the frontlines of the battle. The film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share Our Strength‘s No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Our partners at Food Network have produced an amazing documentary about childhood hunger that premieres a week from tomorrow on their network — Saturday, April 14 at 8P et and pt/ 7P ct.

I saw the documentary a few weeks ago, and I’ve watched pieces of it several times since then. It powerfully tells the story of hardworking American families who are struggling with hunger. They’re fathers like Oscar Walker, who says in the film, “I think the biggest misconception that we could ever have in America is that when a person works that they’re not gonna be hungry — that there’s no reason that they should go hungry. When that’s just the biggest misconception, the biggest lie that you could ever fathom.”

And the documentary also profiles hunger heroes who are involved in the No Kid Hungry campaign, like Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who shares: “Our nation should be able to feed our children and if we can’t do that there’s not a lot of hope for anything else we hope to do as a people.”

http://www.strength.org/blog/clay_dunn/dont_miss_hunger_hits_home/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/share-our-strength/package/index.html?affiliate=blocker&omnisource=SEM&c1=HungerHitsHome_Computer&c2=Google_Media_Ad&c3=Brand&c4=hunger%20hits%20home

Picnic for the Planet

by Michelle Buffardi

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 by more than 175 countries, so a picnic to celebrate earth’s big day would have a pretty lengthy guest list. But it’s the Earth, after all, so it deserves it. What better way to celebrate the planet than with the world’s biggest picnic?

That’s just what The Nature Conservancy is planning this year with Picnic for the Planet, and you’re invited to join. All you have to do is throw a picnic, outside, somewhere in the world, sometime on April 22 (get all the rules before you pack your picnic basket). To make sure your picnic’s got the best food and is best for the earth, our test kitchens teamed up with The Nature Conservancy to come up with some picnic-packing guidelines…
Read the entire article by clicking the link below:

http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/03/28/picnic-for-the-planet/#Picnic%20to%20the%20Planet

EARTH HOUR 8.30pm – SATURDAY 31st march 2012

March 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Earth Hour 2012
Dare the World to Save the Planet

We only have one planet.  You can help protect it. Participate in the world’s largest single campaign for the planet: Earth Hour. It starts by turning off your lights for an hour at 8:30 pm on March 31, 2012 in a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet.  Think what can be achieved when we all come together for a common cause.

http://www.earthhour.org/

http://www.worldwildlife.org/sites/earthhour/index.html

Good Earth Glazed Shrimp Dinner w/ Angel Hair Pasta and…

September 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, seafood, shrimp | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Good Earth Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp w/ Angel Hair Pasta and French Loaf Bread

I had the Good Earth Dinners  Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp tonight. I had included the instructions on this dinner from a previous postings and thought I would include them again. These dinners are great, just add the Shrimp, 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and 1 Tablespoon of I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter and you have your complete dinner! I also had a slice of Pillsbury Simply Rustic Frech Bread. For dessert later a Yoplait Delight Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

Ingredients

1 Box of Good Earth Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp
1 Lb. uncooked Shrimp, thawed
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter“

*Fill 2 quart sauce pan 2/3 full of water. Heat to boiling and stir in Pasta.
*Gently boil uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
*While Pasta is cooking empty Whole Wheat Flour into medium bowl or food storage bag.Coat well drained thawed Shrimp with Flour.
*Heat oil in non-stick 10″ skillet over medium – high heat. Carefully add Shrimp to hot oil and cook 1 – 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
*Reduce heat to medium. Cut off 3/4 inch corner of Spicy Citrus Glaze pouch. Carefully pour glaze into skillet with Shrimp. Cook uncovered 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until Shrimp are cooked through and coated with glaze.
*Drain Pasta. Add Butter and Pasta Seasoning to Pasta and toss with fork to coat.
Serve Shrimp with Pasta.

1 serving has 290 Calories and 38 Carbs.

 

 

Good Earth Glazed Shrimp Dinner w/…

August 7, 2011 at 6:05 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, pasta, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Good Earth Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp w/ Angel Hair Pasta.

Love these Good Earth Dinners! Had the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp tonight. I had included the instructions on this dinner from a previous postings and thought I would include them again. These dinners are great, just add the Shrimp, 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and 1 Tablespoon of I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter and you have your complete dinner! For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte Sugarless Peaches.

Ingredients

1 Box of Good Earth Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp
1 Lb. uncooked Shrimp, thawed
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter“

*Fill 2 quart sauce pan 2/3 full of water. Heat to boiling and stir in Pasta.
*Gently boil uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
*While Pasta is cooking empty Whole Wheat Flour into medium bowl or food storage bag.Coat well drained thawed Shrimp with Flour.
*Heat oil in non-stick 10″ skillet over medium – high heat. Carefully add Shrimp to hot oil and cook 1 – 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
*Reduce heat to medium. Cut off 3/4 inch corner of Spicy Citrus Glaze pouch. Carefully pour glaze into skillet with Shrimp. Cook uncovered 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until Shrimp are cooked through and coated with glaze.
*Drain Pasta. Add Butter and Pasta Seasoning to Pasta and toss with fork to coat.
Serve Shrimp with Pasta.

1 serving has 290 Calories and 38 Carbs.

Calendar for June 21st, 2011 Summer Solstice

June 21, 2011 at 12:31 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Summer Solstice

The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer. The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. This occurs annually on June 20 or June 21 in North America, depending on your time zone. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice). In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. In the winter, just the opposite occurs: The Sun is at its southernmost point and is low in the sky. Its rays hit the Northern Hemisphere at an oblique angle, creating the feeble winter sunlight.

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