Monthly Archives: May 2016

What Every Mother Needs on Mother’s Day

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A Good Book

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A Quiet Place

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Rest

Chocolate Popcorn

Popcorn – without the salt and butter – is actually good for you.  With lots of fiber, popcorn has been referred to as a broom for the digestion.

Of course, everyone knows chocolate makes everything better, so why not try this easy recipe for chocolate popcorn.

images-1   Chocolate Popcorn

  1. Pop the popcorn.   I use a brown paper lunch bag to pop my popcorn.  Just pour about 1/4 cup of non-GMO or organic popcorn into the bag.  Fold the top and microwave on your popcorn setting.  Pour the popped popcorn into bowl and drizzle avocado oil (which goes great with chocolate) on the warm kernels.
  2. Melt some really good dark chocolate – about 2 tablespoons or a chocolate bar – in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  Stir to finish the melting.
  3. Then, take a fork and drizzle over the popcorn.

If you can’t wait, eat it hot, and you can lick your messy fingers.  If you want to be neater, just place it in the refrigerator for about five minutes until the chocolate has set.  Either way, it is really yummy.

Lemon Boost

UnknownA cup of coffee – preferably espresso – is my go-to drink in the morning, but lemon and hot water comes in a close second.

Easy to make – just squeeze half a lemon into a cup of hot water.  Hot water warms the vocal chords and soothes the throat.  Add a little fresh ginger, and the drink becomes healthier.

But beware of the acid on your teeth.  Rinse with plain water after drinking the lemon water, and the Mayo Clinic says to wait 30 minutes before you brush your teeth – which gives you time to finish that cinnamon bun.