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“You Are Too Skinny!”

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Now at 116 pounds, my mom said to me yesterday, “YOU ARE TOO SKINNY!” I don’t think so, especially since my weight loss is natural. Am I too small? It’s not like I am on a diet. We have changed our lifestyle to Vegetarian earlier this year, along with eating from nature, as we have been doing for the past 2+ years…this is the result. After the birth of my third son, as you can see below in the third picture, I was fat, couldn’t lose weight, and very unhappy about it. I looked like a totally different person. I told my mom, jokingly, “You told me a few years ago I was fat. Now you tell me I’m too skinny. How can I please you? Leave me alone mommy!” LOL!! I LOVE my mom MUCHO!!!! MY VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE 100% organic fruits and Cacao tea (breakfast) Fresh coconut water straight from the nut (my juice substitute) Cashew nuts, almonds (snacks) Green or ripe plantains fried or baked until crisp in coconut oil or cucumber salad or regular salad (Lunch) boiled Spring or Rain water as the body needs it throughout the day The only large meal is dinner (I usually...
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My Hubby’s Chemical-Free Guava Jam Recipe

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My hubby loves to make GUAVA JAM. As you can see, the clear winner of the two jams in the picture. The guava jam he made (pictures left) is being quickly devoured, while the grape jelly that was shipped in a barrel from the US is hardly being eaten by our boys. It was one of our “Stuff Hits The Fan” stored items. You too can make your own fruit jam/jelly and avoid the chemicals (HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, FRUIT PECTIN, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE). If you don’t have the time to make your own jam (see recipe below), then I highly recommend that you purchase jams and jellies for your children that do not contain chemicals. Jams like this: You can make jam with almost any of your favorite ripe fruits. He has given away so many jars of this jam and everyone loves it. It’s the cinnamon and lime (optional) that he adds to the pot that makes the big difference in taste. Here’s how my hubby makes the Guava jam:   My Hubby’s Chemical-Free Guava Jam Recipe Ingredients: 1. About five cups of ripe guavas. 2. Abuout 3 cups of water 3. 3 cups of...
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Gluten-Free Cake: “No-Flour” Ginger Lime Cake

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This is what I’m talkin’ bout…NO-FLOUR Ginger LIME CAKE…and so damn delicious too! It’s also very easy to make. My family and I “killed” this baby in two sittings. It was so good there was no need for me to make coconut creme frosting as I like to do. By the way, when I say “No-flour” I mean the cake was made with a combination of home-made flours from nature (coconut and cassava flour). My hubby made the Cassava Flour and I made the Coconut Flour using our Vitamix and Nesco Dehydrator . You can buy these flours online or I highly recommend another gluten-free substitute which I’ve used in the past while living in the United States. So without further ado here is the recipe: NO-FLOUR Ginger Lime Cake 1 cup butter 2 cups brown sugar 3 eggs 2 TBSP vanilla essence 1 cup cassava flour Click Here To Buy Cassava Flour 1/2 cup coconut flour (Organic Coconut Flour) NOTE: Instead of Cassava and coconut flour you can substitute with 1 and a 1/2 cups of Pamela’s Gluten-Free Flour . 1 TSP baking powder 1/2 lemon (squeeze the juice into the batter) 1 TBSP fresh grated ginger 1 TBSP...
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Easy Gluten-Free Lemon Cake – My Lemon Flaxseed Cake Recipe

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! I’m sharing my “Healthy” Lemon Cake recipe once again… Easy Lemon Cake by vernette carbon I love cake, especially the “wicked,” double dark chocolate cake. However, I only splurge on that a couple times throughout the year. I am drooling just thinking about chocolate cake. I don’t know why in the world I am talking about chocolate when the title of this post is “Easy Lemon Cake – My Lemon Flaxseed Cake Recipe.” I think I fell and bumped my head and ended up in chocolate heaven. Anyway, check out my recipe below. I created the recipe over a year ago and had my son write down the recipe as I went along. It was one of those times when I said to myself, “Let me try a little something new and see how it would turn out.”  Well,  it turned out really really good.  I ate more than I should, but didn’t feel guilty as I would if I ate chocolate cake. This was what I called a healthy cake…if there is such a thing…ha ha. Easy Lemon Cake – Ingredients: 6 Tablespoon flaxseed meal (available at most grocery stores in the organic health section or you can...
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Rum Punch – How To Make Caribbean Pumpkin Rum Punch

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I had the opportunity to go on a Cooking Caribbean Tour in Dominica and the hostess made a Pumpkin Rum Punch and Creole meal (Dominica Style). I thought I’d share this recipe with you. Everything was delicious. The Pumpkin Rum Punch was what I call “Wicked.” You’ve got to try this recipe sometime. Check out the video below from Experiences Caribbean:
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Stop Gray Hair With Blackstrap Molasses? Wow! Even This One Surprised Me…

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    Click on the picture below to enlarge  Vernette & Gerry Carbon (2013)   My hubby is now 49 years old and heading for the big 50 Click Here To Check Out The Blackstrap Molasses That My Hubby Gerry And Mainly I Use At the time of the above video upload to Youtube, I was not using the Blackstrap Molasses. I also mentioned in the video that I was not going to ingest it ever because I can’t stand the taste. I still can’t stand the taste, but I had a change of heart. I decided to use it to improve the quality of my hair after finding out that it is great as a hair treatment. Several people have mentioned that by using blackstrap molasses as a topical hair treatment, it actually smoothed and improved the appearance and also the texture of their hair. I highly recommend that you massage the Blackstrap Molasses into your hair. The next step would be to cover your hair with a shower cap. Leave it in for at least one hour. You can put the molasses in your hair in the morning on a day like Saturday when you are home from...
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Fried Plantains Anyone?

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  I love fried plantains…both the green and the ripe plantains. As you can see in the photo to the above, fried plantains make a great side dish to any meal. We don’t eat too much fried foods, but this is the healthier route to eating french fries. I usually fry the plantains in coconut oil, which is beneficial for weight loss. Whenever you fry foods, make sure you use coconut oil because of all the benefits it has to offer. Why use other oils and feel guilty after eating? Go guilt-free…use coconut oil when frying all of your fried foods including fried plantains. Following are two videos that my 12 year old son recorded while I fried the green plantains. (more…)
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TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Sauce Is My Biggest Enemy!

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With so many chicken, ribs, and meat sauces out there, none can compare to my “worst enemy”…TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Sauce. It’s my biggest enemy because it’s a temptation that I have fallen prey to time and time again. Now take a look at the following picture of the “Artery-clogging” dinner that I had yesterday.  Doesn’t it make you hungry just looking at it? I hope it’s making you drool. Ha ha. It was my birthday yesterday.  So for my birthday, my hubby and kids asked me where would I like to go for dinner. I chose TGI Friday’s restaurant.  For some reason I just can’t get enough of TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Sauce poured all over their Baby-Back Ribs. No matter how many restaurants that are more classy, expensive than TGI Fridays restaurants…that we’ve frequented in the past, none can compare to TGI Friday’s. Well that is due to its tasty menu. It’s all about the taste of the food, not how classy, “Name brand,” or expensive a restaurant is.  Well, that’s my opinion anyway. I love the TGI Fridays Jack Daniel’s Hickory Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce poured all over those tender Baby Back Ribs. Oh Gawd…they are sooo damn...
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Dairy Products Cause Cancer? Why Women In China Do Not Get Breast Cancer…

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Dairy products have played a major role in my diet growing up. Now that I’m an adult, we use very little dairy in our home. We recently switched from pasteurized cow milk to almond milk. I said “Pasteurized” because we would actually drink unpasteurized milk straight from the cow whenever we can, which is not often. The pasteurized milk in the grocery stores are stripped of nutrients and are really no good with all of the other additives.  We drank fresh cow milk when I was a little girl growing up in the Caribbean.  So after reading the following article  by professor Jane Plant “WHY WOMEN IN CHINA DO NOT GET BREAST CANCER” I was struck. I’m just hoping that it really does not apply to fresh milk that I was taught all of my life was good for you. So it’s not that we’re done with drinking cow milk 100%.. just the regular milk in the stores, including some so-called organic milk and foods. Oh by the way, we would drink fresh unpasteurized goat milk also from the farm straight from the goat.  I don’t like the taste, but I drink it when we get it, which is not...
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Drink Milk? Why You Should Switch To Almond Milk Instead

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Almond Milk? Drink Milk? Drink Almond milk instead. Almond milk is one of the most nutritious milk substitutes available. Great for your skin, heart, high in protein, and only 90 calories per glass. It does not contain cholesterol or saturated fats. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids. Make sure you look for the NON-GMO verified seal on the box. Once you start drinking almond milk you will never go back to regular milk. It taste way better than regular milk too. My kids LOVE it. Why am I creating a post on Almond milk? Well, I’ve decided to start sharing information on living a healthy lifestyle…going back to basics in everything my family and I do. Almond Milk is one of the many food and beverage changes I’ve made in my quest to living a healthier lifestyle. I notice since the downturn in the economy, lots of people are going Green, looking for ways to save money, changing the way they eat, etc.  The sad fact is that most of the foods we consume today Cooking With Almond Milk