Spring time is here..Not that is ever far away here in Huntington Beach, Ca, or Surf City as some would call it. Our summers are hot, but because we are on the ocean, there is almost always a breeze. In the mornings, when it’s really hot inland, the fog rolls in off the ocean.It burns off by afternoon, and the sun shines brightly until those early evening sunsets around 8:00 pm.
During those warm afternoons, it is the perfect time for walking shorts.Not too short, just right for a warm, spring day.
Us working people know all about the crock pot. The easiest way to come home to a house that smells good,and not have to stress about dinner, just scoop out the food, toss a salad and voila, dinner is served!
I mainly throw in a pot roast, chicken, or sausage before I head off for the day. But that is getting a little boring, although still delicious. So today I went looking for something a little different, and I think I will try this out over the weekend, so that I have time to make something else if I don’t like how it turns out.Ingredients 2 10- to 12-ounce packages frozen winter squash puree,thawed 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 32-ounce container ricotta 1 5-ounce package baby spinach (6 cups) kosher salt and black pepper 12 lasagna noodles (about 3/4 of a 16-ounce box) 8 ounces mozzarella, grated (about 2 cups) green salad, for serving Directions In a medium bowl, mix the squash and nutmeg. In a second bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. In the bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, spread ½ cup of the squash mixture. Top with 3 of the lasagna noodles (breaking to fit), half the remaining squash mixture, 3 lasagna noodles, and half the ricotta mixture; repeat, ending with the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Cook on low, covered, until the noodles are tender, 3 to 4 hours. Serve with the green salad, if desired.
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For years I struggled with my skin. Each time I tried a new product, which promised to do miracles for my skin, I was disappointed. I literally spent thousands of dollars on skin care products and none of them worked. When I met the man who is our chemist, and tried the products, I was amazed at how much better my skin looked over just a short time using the products. That is when I started to entertain the idea of bringing these natural skin care products to market. The idea was born from necessity, not from a need to make money.
Our product line will quite simply make your skin smoother, it tightens pores, and nourishes your skin. Bonne Foi’s Face Cream will make wrinkles disappear and take away those dry, flaky patches of skin. Our Seaweed Extract formula helps plump up your skin, while the lactic acid in our night time product will gently exfoliate and take away the old, dead skin cells. The Keratin hair care product infuses the hair shaft with Keratin, and makes your hair stronger and thicker.
“In 2003 Dr. Peter Agre won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his ground-breaking discovery of aquaporins, the water-channel proteins that enable water molecules to pass directly through cell membranes. This work paved the way for Bonne Foi’s innovative natural skin care system, which opens up these water channels to allow even more moisture and nutrition to flow directly into your skin’s cells.
If you are reluctant to take us at our word, then order some free samples, try us out, and if you like the results, go ahead and place an order.
At Bonne Foi we understand there is more to gaining health than simply eating and exercising. Water for hydration, green tea for helping to keep away impurities, massage to break up impurities in the system, and a little Tai Chi to strengthen our muscles and make us flexible. All of these are now widely practice in our part of the world as beneficial to our health.
In the western world, many of us associate spices with food and cooking which is normal but very limiting. While spices add color and flavor to the foods we eat, most spices actually have a medicinal properties which make them ever more valuable.
For years I have told my clients who have been suffering with stomach ailments to eat a little ginger; Ginger has the ability to aid with digestion disorders and nausea. Studies also support Ginger as an excellent way to decrease inflammation and inhibit pain. In fact, a most recent study regarding the pain relief of migraines shows ginger powder to be just as effective, in relieving migraine pain than the most prescribed pharmaceuticals. While the ginger powder has virtually no negative side effect, most pharmaceuticals have many unfavorable side effects.
Also in the Ginger family are Turmeric and Cardamom. Cardamom has a unique peppery citrus flavor. This makes it an intriguing spice to use with desserts as well as main dishes. Rich in fiber, Cardamom also has been shown to aid in digestion and has been found effective in silencing ‘hiccups’. The seeds of the Cardamom plant have many uses as well. Chewing the seeds are an excellent aid with the cessation of smoking and in India, it is common practice to chew on a couple cardamom seeds after a meal as a ‘breath mint’. An anti-inflammatory, Cardamom has been shown to lower blood pressure and is especially effective in healing issues of the mouth. If you are not inspired to add Cardamom to your diet yet, the fact that it is high in antioxidants makes it a must.
Another amazing spice coming from India, is Turmeric. As an anti inflammatory agent, Turmeric can be used topically, as well as internally. In the healing of rashes, bites and bruises use Turmeric topically. As does cousin Cardamom, Turmeric ranks high on the list for antioxidants. As well, studies suggest that both, Cardamom and Turmeric, are vital players in fighting cancer and both are instrumental in the role of brain health.
Good health is one of the best ways to keep yourself looking and feeling attractive and strong. Our natural skin care products work on a cellular level to correct damage to your face. With good food, spices and exercise you can help the rest of your body as well.
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Bonne Foi makes our products with natural ingredients and we have always looked for other ways to help people stay healthy and beautiful. Recipes and information about nutrition are just another way that we feel we can help people to look and feel their best.
This recipe looks and sound delicious. Try it out and let us know if you like it, we would love your feedback.
Ingredients1 cup “lite” coconut milk, (see Tips for Two) 1/4 cup lime juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces chicken tenders 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 cup sliced snow peas 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons minced red onion
InstructionsStep 1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Step 2 – Whisk coconut milk, lime juice, sugar and salt in an 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish. Transfer 1/4 cup of the dressing to a large bowl; set aside. Place chicken in the baking dish; bake until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Step 3 – Meanwhile, add lettuce, cabbage, snow peas, cilantro and onion to the large bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Divide between 2 plates. Step 4 – Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and thinly slice. Arrange the chicken slices on top of the salads. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the coconut cooking liquid over each of the salads.
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Every year families spend some of their holiday time in the kitchen making Christmas Cookies to give to friends and neighbors, or simply to have for themselves during the festive season. The traditional cookies are sugar cookies decorated with icing and sprinkles, gingerbread men and women, chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite, and then there are the special recipes that are handed down from generation to generation.
We found a great recipe for something a little different from the usual Christmas cookies.
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At the Holidays we are more joyous, we are more stressed, we sometimes try to cram more work into a shorter day so that we can attend to our Holiday Chores..We buy special, fancy Holiday clothes for parties and celebrations, and we take photos to commemorate these special occasions. It’s a time of year when we really want to look our best.
Our hair and skin can make a big difference in how we feel and look at this time of the year, so why not try a few simple changes that can help. First off, when you head to the salon for your new winter style, ask your hair stylist for a recommendation for a more gentle shampoo. At salons, they sell several different brands of high quality hair products. In general they use more natural ingredients, less phosphates and more ingredients that help maintain a positive PH balance, which is essential for shiny, soft hair.
After you shower, towel dry your hair gently, and apply our Bonne Foi Keratin Hair Treatment. Keratin is a building block of hair, and our special formula will help your hair gain back its natural texture and shine. Then let your hair dry naturally, with no blow drying or styling. If you wash your hair every day, try skipping a day. Your hair will appreciate the rest and you probably won’t have to style it as much either.
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Our Bonne Foi products will help to keep the skin on your face and neck looking soft and lovely all through the winter, but what about the skin on the rest of your body. Most of us don’t think about how important our skin is to our health. If your skin becomes cracked and dry, it can cause sores and bleeding; Once those become infected there is a whole host of things that can occur.
So what can we do to keep our skin soft and moist? I found some good information onWebMD:
Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the elements. When sun, wind, and cold leave skin dry and itchy, don’t hide it under long pants and gloves. Replenish it!
To get the smooth, sleek skin you’ll want to show off, learn these eight top causes of, and fixes for dry skin.
1. Winter Weather
When the temperature drops, the humidity level plunges too. Dry air leaves skin parched. “Once the weather starts to change, I see patients coming in complaining of dry, itchy skin,” says Linda Stein Gold, MD, clinical research director for the dermatology department at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital.
Turning up the thermostat doesn’t help, either. Indoor heating strips even more moisture from the air — and your skin.
Quick Fix: Dial Up the Humidity
Install a humidifier in your home to keep air moist. Set humidity at a constant 45% to 55%, and the temperature at a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Before you go outside in wintry weather, create your own moisture barrier. Protect your most sensitive parts — lips, face, and hands — with a scarf and gloves.
2. Steamy Showers
Setting the shower to steamy soothes your body, but it won’t do your skin any favors. “I know it feels wonderful to stand in a really hot shower… but it can dry out the natural oils in our skin more quickly,” Stein Gold says.
Standing under that hot spray long enough to belt out your favorite tune is also a no-no. The longer you linger in the shower, the more you dry out your skin.
Quick Fix: Cleanse Coolly and Quickly
Dial down the shower temperature to lukewarm, and keep showers short. Five minutes is enough to get clean without over-drying. Save the singing for your car.
3. Moisture-Robbing Soaps
Don’t put just any bar of soap into your shower dish — they’re not all the same. Wash with a harsh soap and you’ll send your skin’s natural moisture barrier straight down the drain.
Quick Fix: Go Mild
“We recommend using a mild, fragrance-free soap that moisturizes as it cleanses,” Stein Gold says. Bar or liquid doesn’t matter, but choose a soap that’s specially formulated for dry skin.”
Your skin is important to your health, so don’t forget to feed it from the inside out. Instead of rich, creamy dressings on your salads, make a dressing of olive oil and vinegar with just a touch of seasonings to spice it up. Eat more fish and slip in a few avocados on that sandwich.
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