Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Caffeine Content

Are you ever curious about the caffeine content in the foods and beverages you consume? I am. I came across a brief explanation and chart on Health Canada's website today. It's interesting to see. Natural sources of caffeine include coffee, tea, cocoa, kola, yerba mate, and guarana.

Steph Wheler

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Simple Start

Get back to dividing your plate like you did as a kid. A simple start to healthy eating means filling half your plate with vegetables, one quarter with a protein source, and the last quarter with a whole grain. The way most people eat, their vegetables would be their smallest portion, so make this small change today and make it a habit!

Steph Wheler

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bean Salad

1/2 cup sugar (or splenda)
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp dill
Combine these ingredients and bring just to a boil to dissolve sugar.
Pour over combination of beans.
I usually add:
1 can each of green beans, chick peas, kidney beans, black beans.
You can also add finely chopped onion, celery, red pepper...
Let it marinate overnight before serving. Keeps for several days.

So yummy, and I always get compliments and people asking for the recipe. It's great for potlucks and family gatherings!

Steph Wheler