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Food for Thought!   7 comments

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I am reading Suzanne Somers’ book Breakthrough and I thought the following information she quoted was fantastic!

A sliced carrot looks like our human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like our human eye, and science shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to our eyes and the function of our eyes.

A tomato has four chambers and is red. Our heart has four chambers and is red. Research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopene a red carotenoid pigment present in tomatoes and many berries and fruits and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of our heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and research shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A walnut looks like a little brain with a left and right hemisphere, similar to our upper cerebrum and lower cerebellum. Even the wrinkles (folds) on the nut are just like our neo-cortex. We know that walnuts help develop more than 30 neurotransmitters for our brain function, allowing a chemical substance to help fibers in our brain communicate with each other.

Kidney beans look like our human kidneys, and actually heal and help maintain our kidney function.

Celery, bok choy and rhubarb look like our bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium (salt) and these foods are 23% sodium. If you do not have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of our body.

Avocados, eggplant and pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female they even look like these organs. Research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. It also takes 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are apparently more than 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods; modern science has only studied and named about 141 of these.

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm, increase the number of sperm, and can help overcome male sterility.

Sweet potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the female ovaries.

Oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits look like the mammary glands of the female, and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like our body cells. Research shows that onions help clear waste materials from our body cells. As we have found out, onions even produce tears that wash the epithelial (outer) layers of our eyes. A working companion, garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from our body.

Posted November 6, 2008 by Lana G! in Delicious, Eating, Food, Health, Photo, Photography

Friday Fave Five   13 comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Friday Fave Five hosted by everyone’s favorite – Susanne at Living to Tell the Story!  Here are my Fave five for the week!

1.  Seeing the moon out in the middle of the morning last Saturday!

2.  Driving down the street and seeing all the trees boasting of Fall!

3.  Watching the movie Juno – oh my did I enjoy that one!  (Rated PG-13 for good reason)

4.  Having my favorite comfort food – pilimeny – Russian dumpling soup!  Thanks Nick and Vera!  Delicious!!

5.  Leaving the scorching heat of Southern California!  It was over 90 degrees there today and that was near the beach – YIKES! 

Posted October 23, 2008 by Lana G! in Eating, Fall, Fave Five Friday, Food, Fun, Life, Photo, Photography, Weather

A Girly Weekend of Joy!   7 comments

Oh what a weekend!  My nieces, Michelle and Melissa and I flew in from California to Washington on Thursday evening and from then on the fun never ended!  My niece Michelle celebrated her 30th birthday and her gift master minded by her sister Melissa was to have an “Anne of Green Gables Girly Weekend” up in my neck of the woods!

When we arrived in Washingotn we decided that Laura and Katie, my nieces that live up here in Washington were going to spend the weekend at my house so that they could spend as much time as possible with Michelle and Melissa visting from California – slumber party!! 

Here’s the weekend in a nutty shell:

Thursday evening – arrived from California, dinner and watched Miss Potter.

Friday – Girls slept in and enjoyed the morning reading and relaxing. Laura came by after working a half day and we then went to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and Whole Foods to shop for our weekend!  Met up with Katie, had some snacks and started our Anne of Green Gables Marathon. We watched the first DVD – about three hours – So much fun – My sweet nieces sleeping under my roof – PURE JOY!

Saturday – Ebelskivers for breakfast – DELICIOUS!  My nephew Josh and my husband Steve joined us for breakfast and a walk and then the boys were sent away for the day so the girls could prepare for Afternoon Tea and the last four hours of the Anee of Green Gables DVD!  We made chicken sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, scones, cookies and had a delightful tea party! Katie was in charge of decorating the table.  Each spot at the table was individually decorated – Katie you are awesome!  Then came the Anne of Green Gables movie – OH SO WONDERFUL!

Sunday – we enjoyed breakfast with Josh, Dan and Steve joining the girls and then we went to the Japanese Garden in Seattle. We returned and had lunch together and enjoyed food, fun and fellowship. Our weekend was such a success, we decided it must become an annual event!

Open invitation to all my nieces – you are welcome any time! Come on up! May God richly bless each and everyone of you as I am blessed by each one of you! My heart is full of joy and love for each of you! 

Fave Five   7 comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Friday’s Fave Five!

 

1.  Discovering the Back Porch shop in Seal Beach

2.  Having tea by myself at a tea shop.

3.  Taking a walk on the beach

4.  Going to Zov’s Bistro with hubby and my Brother-in-law and sister.

5.  Going to Roy’s for Michelle, my niece’s birthday.

Head on over to Living to Tell the Story for more Friday’s Fave Five!

Posted September 19, 2008 by Lana G! in Celebration, Eating, Entertainment, Fave Five Friday, Food, Fun, Photo, Photography

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Golden Berry & Zov’s   3 comments

Hubby flew down to California and we spent the weekend relaxing and running some California errands. Last night we went to dinner with my brother-in-law and sister who graciously let me stay with them while I am in California. Nick and Vera have hearts bigger than big and we love and appreciate them very much.

We went to Zov’s Bistro.  Wonderful food and great conversation.  Gary, one of the owners, introduced us to golden berries.   This is the only thing I took a picture of at dinner!  Go figure!

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition | Date: 2005

Cape gooseberry Fruit of the herbaceous perennial Chinese lantern Physalis peruviana, P. pubescens, or P. edulis, resembling small cherry, surrounded by dry, bladder‐like calyx. Also known as golden berry, Peruvian cherry, and ground tomato. Dwarf Cape gooseberry (strawberry tomato or ground cherry) is P. pruinosa. A 100‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin C and a source of vitamin A (as carotene);