Miracle Noodles and How to Cook Them the Right Way

Miracle Noodles or Shirataki Noodles are the name given to the low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, translucent noodles made from konnyaku yam and have been extremely popular in Japan and other parts of Asia for years. They are wheat and gluten free and are excellent for people who are on calorie and wheat restrictive diets. You just need to learn how to work with them to make them work for you.

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Review: Shweat Scoop Clumping Cat Litter

I’ve talked about the dangers of clay cat litter before but it bears mentioning again. I stopped using silica-based clay cat litter for two reasons: Clay cat litter is bad for the environment because it is strip mined and the dust permeating the air from your cats’ kicking it around is bad for both you and your cats respiratory systems. So when Swheat Scoop contacted me* and asked if I would be interested in doing a review, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading

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How to Lose 5 Pounds in 10 days Without Dieting

You already know the rules: You must burn off more than you eat in order to lose weight. You know this. You need to drink more water. You know this. You shouldn’t have cake for breakfast. You really should know this. You’re reading this because you want to lose weight faster. Well the concept is very simple. In order to lose 5 pounds in 10 days without dieting you need to redefine 4 things: How you eat, how you workout, how you sleep and your perception of weight loss. Continue reading

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Simple Savory Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe

So the temperature has started to drop here in NY and this vegan crock pot chili recipe is just the thing for cool fall evening dinners. Usually I drag out my big crock pot to start making soups and stews for lunch and dinner during the week. However this year, I purchased one of these. Since its only holds about 1 quart, I can have more than one crock pot meal a week! (It’s also great for keeping food warm). This chili recipe is so easy you’ll make this every week! Continue reading