healthy eating

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How to Get U.S.-only iPhone Apps with Hotspot Shield

With a few easy steps that take only minutes to complete, iPhone users the world round can get access to some (but not all) of the iPhone Apps that are only available in the U.S.. I’m surprised it took me so long to try this.  I just used it to d0wnload the Lose It! which

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Sautéed Squash in a Wok

Wow! I knocked my own socks off with this one. Following my chilled cucumber salad dish, next on my Michi’s Ladder list was squash – a vegetable I’ve never liked in the past. I found this sautéed squash recipe on the curiously ravenous blog. I adapted it for the ingredients I had at hand and

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Chilled Cucumber Salad

Easy to make, light and tasty. Ingredients: 2 cups thinly-sliced chilled cucumbers (I use one long and skinny cucumber) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup thinly-sliced fresh onions (50% ratio to cucumbers) 1/4 cup dill pickle juice (or 1/4 cup vinegar) 1/8 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar (or a 1 packet of sugar substitute) 1/2 teaspoon

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Wokking Up Michi's Ladder

As part of my commitment to healthy eating, I’ve embarked on two new, and related, pursuits: Cooking with a Teflon Wok: Until recently I didn’t cook at all. It struck me that cooking with a wok might be easy and fun.  Last Christmas I purchased a Teflon wok for use on the stove-top. I’ve used

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Weight-loss Diet Tips for the Single Geek

In December 2006 I decided (for the final time) to get fit and stay fit. For the prior decade my weight had yoyo’d within a 30 pound range. In order to loose weight and keep it off forever I personally committed to making two fundamentally integrated life-long changes: Regular Workouts: I needed to first loose