More Juicing

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Before and After Blend- Breakfast Juice on Right, Lunch on Left

A friend of mine asked me to write more about juicing today, and also asked me to share some of my juice recipes. I want to also talk about about how I look and feel after two weeks of juicing. Let’s start with the recipes. Continue reading

Juicy Skin

English: A photomicrograph of Clostridium botu...

English: A photomicrograph of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This is a photomicrograph of Clostridium botulinum stained with Gentian violet. The bacterium C. botulinum produces a nerve toxin, which causes the rare, but serious paralytic illness Botulism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am a girl and therefore preoccupied with skincare. Maybe not all girls are the same, but I can say categorically most girls are preoccupied with skincare. Sadly, we live in a society that highly values youth and good looks and devalues aging, wrinkles, and any signs of impending death of any form. On top of everything, I am Asian, and we are perhaps the worst when it comes to our preoccupation. We (well, I will say they on this one because I do not do this) drive around in our cars wearing strange UV face masks that resemble welders helmets. We always always wear hats and believe the bigger the brim the better. We slather ourselves in sunblock and run like crazed vampires from the slightest hint of sun hitting our precious skin, lest it burns us alive. Continue reading

Juice!

My #30 day challenge green juice recipe: What ...

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Recently, I watched the documentary Hungry for Change. It was good, but nothing I didn’t really already know: don’t eat stuff from the middle of the aisles, processed food is bad, watch out for sugar, keep the bread to a minimum, eat organic, etc. It is not new news. I wished the section about mindful eating and monitoring your emotions could have come first because I do believe that all of our eating habits and practices are developed due to a string of emotional events, good and bad, and the sooner we can understand these emotional events and their hold on us, the sooner we can have understanding about our own automated eating habits. But I digress, there was not much that was new to me except the section on juicing. Continue reading

To Decant or Not to Decant…

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My dear buddy got me a decanter last year for my birthday. It is so pretty. And it sat there awhile. About a year, in fact. It sat there all alone with no Jesus juice in it because I had always heard that decanting is a waste of time, and that you get plenty of aeration just from pouring the wine into a glass. That you only needed a decanter for older wines. I have also heard you should only decant younger wines. Obviously I am confused on the subject. It doesn’t help that my sister is against decanting, but my guy likes to decant. Who is right? They’re both pretty brainy and I trust both of their opinions, but I wanted to find out for myself. Continue reading