Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pick me!!! Love me!!! II

I was sitting on a bank on the shore yesterday and spoke to a lady that was sitting next to me. The subject was about fresh veggies, fresh squeezed fruit juice instead pasteurized and also talked about medicine fruit, grapefruit. She said that she has a glass of grapefruit every morning. After a while, I learned more about her. She was using an antidepressant.
Adding a glass of grapefruit to your breakfast, might be dangerous sometimes, depends on the medicine you take or dossage taken, I said.
She said, that is just a fruit and vitamin-C. What could possibly be dangerous about grapefruit.
At least she accepted to ask her doctor about it.
Eating grapefruit and drinking it's juice is a big helper to reduce body fat, might have a lower risk of getting cancer as so many researches indicate. A cup of Vitamin C-rich food like grapefruit provides all day's worth of Vitamin C. Those are all true!

So, what could possibly be dangerous about a fruit?
As soon as I got back home, refreshed my knowledge, searched and remembered the post Pick me!!!..Love me!!!  I made in 2010. I needed to share it with you guys with this little but very important detail today. National Grapefruit Month is February, but I missed it.

Over four years, researches show that, grapefruit does interact with some medications for anti-cancer, anti-infective, anti-cholesterol, cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, immuno suppressants and urinary tract.

Grapefruit is the biggest treat, bitter oranges (Seville oranges) and lime might have a similar effect with some medicines, from what doctors say.

Bottom line, if you like to eat this fruit or drink grapefruit juice, better talk to your doctor before starting a new medication. If there is no reason not to eat this wonderful fruit, this post below will give you more ideas to enjoy it!
Pick me!...Love me!!!

Do you have grapefruit in your fridge?
I'm loving this refreshing fruit, it can be enjoyed any time of day.

* It can be tossed in your green salad. (My favorite 😀)

* It can be juiced fresh(yummy for breakfast) Very helpful to weight loss!

* It can be layered with strawberry yogurt and granola.

* It can also be sautéed, made into marmalades or jellies.. Read more

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Are you home at New Year's Eve? Do you like bacon? Here is a yummy and easy appetizer recipe you can add to your fun night, your loved ones would love! 

Bacon Wrapped Spinach with Cheese

Nope! It's not a chicken recipe! These easy and time saver bites are also a life saver for your bacon lover guests.

2 cups shredded cheddar
2 cups baby spinach/cut into thin strips
( chiffonade)
1/2 cup chopped onion
pepper, salt
bacon slices 

In a medium bowl toss the cheddar, spinach and onion together with salt and pepper. Wrap each spoon stuffing with a slice of bacon/secure with toothpicks if you need it. Place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15~18 minutes in the preheated oven (350 degrees F/175 degrees C), until the bacon is cooked through.
Simple and yummy!
Garnish with shredded mozarella and cheddar.

When the New Year rolls around, makes us think what happened all year long, gives us a thought to make wishes and hope for a new start for a pretty new year. Every new thing leads us straight to the next set of steps in our future.

" In the New Year, may your hearts always be full of love, forgiveness, positivism and leave the door open to let your dreams in" 

 Keep hoping,
Happy New Year!!! 😊

yonca's kitchen is 9 years old! 👑

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

No, I ain't GOING shopping for the holiday season!!

One of the best feelings of holiday season is shopping for gifts and one of the best gifts we can give to our children is the experience of the joy of giving. Every year the arrival of autumn brings that feeling back.


Shopping takes time! If you are lucky to have enough time for shopping, it is actually fun.

Work time, family time , social time all demanding our attention, we are constantly juggling our day-to-day responsibilities.

Online shopping makes it easy and allows you to spend less time on your comfort chair with just a few clicks.

If you invited your family and friends for the Thansgiving, give your martini a holiday twist!  This delicious recipe sure will please your thursty crowd!

6 ounces vodka
1 ounce orange liqueur
1 ounces cranberry juice
1 tsp vermouth
1 cup ice
lime slice, or twisted lime rind for garnish

Combine vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, vermouth, ice and shake until chilled (~15-20 seconds) If you want even more cranberry flavor, try cranbery flavored vodka like I did last year and it was really good.

Pour into chilled (~15 min) martini glasses, and garnish with lime slices.

Hosting a holiday dinner can be stressful. Let's not forget, laughing is a real stress relief medicine and also a good calorie burner. So, instead of getting frusrated, stressed, just laugh and make your guests laugh for adding this extra bonus to your dinner table 😄

I'm thankful because although my life is by no means perfect, it's my life and I'm happy .

Enjoyable Thanksgiving!!!


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