Top 10 Foods I Could Eat For The Rest Of My Life

Have you got a favourite dish? A constant craving? The one meal that always makes you salivate ?
Perhaps I’m just thinking about food more because I’m pregnant but here is my list, in no particular order, of;

Top 10 Foods I Could Eat For The Rest Of My Life

  1. Grapefruit, with sugar sprinkled over the slices.
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2. Cheese. All kinds. I can’t help myself.

3. Pad Thai. I love that shit.

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4. Pasta, buttery and with parmesan cheese. It is my guilty pleasure and probably accounts for at least a buttcheek’s worth of my booty.

5. Steak, chicago style and medium in the middle. Better with button mushrooms fried in some butter, caramelized onions and topped with seafood. Just get in my mouth now. Do it.

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6. Eggs Benedict. Hollandaise sauce makes my life. In fact, put that on top of the steak too.

7. Homemade clam chowder. In a pinch, I will accept the canned stuff but it had better have giant chunks of clam in it!

8. Plain white rice with salt and butter, or soy sauce.

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9. Chocolate mousse. Oh man, I make good mousse. I’m going to make some right now. Seriously, at 2am. It’s going down.

10. Goat cheese and avocado sandwiches on rye bread, even better if topped with roasted red peppers. It’s amazing and, if you try it, email me to let you know how in love you are with this dish!

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See, I couldn’t help it on the mousse front.

Are you starving yet? What foods would make your top 10?

Probiotics- SUPERFOOD!

I am so excited about this review, as this is a product that I am truly in love with, interested in and I know I will continue to use it on a daily basis.
We all heard about the benefits of probiotics, right? Or at least you know they’re good for you- but do you know how good for you they actually are? Miessence InLiven Probiotic Superfood, which I was provided at no cost in exchange for an honest review, is genuinely one of the best products that you can get on the market if upping the intake is your goal. You can’t really know exactly what you’re getting within a serving of food so go with a straight source. Forget Jamie Lee Curtis and her yogurt/poop talks!

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Probiotics are healthy bacteria and yeasts that assist with digestive health, as well as slew of other bodily issues and functions, as that silver fox on TV told us. There are various types that are better than others for specific problems, although Miessence InLiven Probiotic Superfood actually covers all 13 strains of the Lactobacillus family, is certified organic and the bacteria used is produced from fruits and vegetables. Did you know that some suppliers fast-track this step in fecal matter? So, Jamie Lee, maybe we ought to have a poop talk after all.

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This is also safe for babies and you can give 1/4 teaspoon to children, typically started around the age of two but my youngest is a year and a half and she started on hers this past couple of weeks. It assists with creating good gut flora, which ups your immune system, so I figured it was practical to start giving her probiotics with all of the ridiculous measles hype running rampant. Grown men at my husband’s workplace are running in to receive the live attenuated virus vaccines and, although I’m not worried about the virus, Chicky is a bit young to have it just now. In order to give their little immune systems an added boost, I have started mixing probiotics in with a small amount of fresh squeezed orange juice. This is a treat for my children so we have no problem getting either of the girls to take them. I am also happy to report that we are very rarely sick in this household and I attribute that, in part, to our regular use of probiotics.

It’s fantastic for babies or if you’re having a baby as well, due to the fact that researchers have found that women who took probiotics during pregnancy had a 30% reduction in the instance of giving birth to a child who would suffer from eczema, an early warning sign for allergies. More on that can be read here.

If you’re attempting to lose weight, Stanford University came out with a study that suggests one benefit of probiotics is that they’re responsible for assisting in lowering waist circumference in postpartum women. The study was reported by the Huffington Post, here. You can’t see this but that point itself is causing me to happy dance as I type.

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As you can see by the consistency, it’s fairly easy to mix in with any food or liquid. I take mine with my morning shake or any beverage throughout the day. I take 3tsp daily and, although it doesn’t look lovely- it is a bacteria, after all- I truly can’t taste anything when I take them.

Basically- probiotics are good for your immune system, digestive system, urinary health, women’s health, it’s great if you’re pregnant, not pregnant or maybe you just look a wee bit pregnant (like me). These healthy, little bacteria truly put the “super” in Miessence InLiven Probiotic Superfood and I suggest you get some. You can check out the business page by following the link in the top of this post, the Miessence Facebook page can be found hereor you can follow them on Pinterest here, if you would like.

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Slow Food For Fast Lives

I recently had such an unexpected, unique experience with a plain, old granola bar that I figured I would share. This is Slow Food For Fast Lives and they carry a few surprising flavors that you may want to check out; 

The company objective is to create innovative, delicious and nutritious options for people on the go, setting themselves apart from the standard, sugary or chocolate covered energy bars that are so widely available. As each of the three founders wears a variety of titles and has their hands in other companies, it’s no wonder they needed something quick and satisfying to boost their energy stores. Slow Food For Fast lives was born in the kitchen of an imaginative, healthy, home-cooking Mama and every bar is made around a central theme, such as “Thai” or “California”. 
Speaking of, I will tell you a bit about my experiences with each type. 
The first option that I tried was the Moroccan, the original bar. 

I have to admit, if you go into this thinking “granola bar” then you’re going to become quickly alarmed by the assault to the tastebuds. I did and did not initially enjoy the experience, as I am so accustomed to the chocolate drenched, chewy, Quaker-like “granola” bars that offer no comparable nutritional value. These do offer the same mouth feel, with added chunks of real nuts or whole pieces of ingredients. I was not a fan of the ginger in this, although I really (and surprisingly) enjoyed the way the carrot sneaks up in this snack. I took a few bites and shared this one with my daughter, who devoured it in it’s entirety quite quickly. I asked her what she thought and my little lady replied, “It’s yummy! Delicious.” Clearly, by the fact that my child who eats like a bird ate the rest of it, she approved. As a parent, I like the idea that she was eating something that offered diverse, new tastes while being full of nutritional value. 

My least favourite of the package was this one, Indian; 

I will start by saying that I absolutely love Indian food. In fact, if I was to choose any one regional cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, I would choose the culinary options native to India and I am extremely familiar with such dishes. I would not have chosen to combine these options in one palette for a snack bar, personally, and couldn’t get over the cauliflower, coconut and cumin combination. It just was not for me and the scent of the cauliflower, as well as it’s taste, was not my preferred ingredient. I think each component could have made for a unique bar but combined was not the best way to go. If coconut was being used then possibly cinnamon or cardamom instead of cumin and then rice, rather than cauliflower, may have been nice. Even a dessert bar inspired by India would have been delicious but not overly sweet, in keeping with the company theme. I don’t know, this one was just not for me but I like the concept and it may be of interest for others. 
The California bar and I have a love-hate relationship; 
I am a huge quinoa fan and I will eat it mixed into dishes or even on it’s own. I also love kale, almonds are a daily snack for me and pomegranates are something I enjoy immensely. All good things. The taste of this bar is especially great when you get a bit of fruit in there, or a whole chunk of almond. I asked my hubby to take a bite though and he could not get over the way it smells. Admittedly, it smells quite a lot like rabbit pellets and, as taste and smell are definitely linked, I feel that this is something that could be improved upon. After he mentioned it, I noticed the scent more so and became fixated to the point that it dampened my overall experience. 
This little bar here, the Thai, was like sitting down to dinner; 

I was very surprised by the complexity of flavor and how much I enjoyed this. The peanut is more peanut buttery but it melds nicely with the other notes and there is a hint of lime in there, just perfectly mixed in with the pepper as a citrus undertone. I think, of all of them, I enjoyed this one the most.
Overall, I think Slow Food For Fast lives definitely lives up to the company name- each bar provides an experience that is worth savoring and taking some time out to reflect upon. Check out their website here and their Facebook can be found via this link
They are definitely not something that you will have come across before and I recommend them for those who wish to branch out of their comfort zone.