Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are the building blocks of a well functioning brain. Many seniors start to develop cognitive impairment as they age not because they are simply getting older, but because their nutrition is lacking. Aside from quitting smoking, staying active, and continuing to challenge yourself intellectually to keep your brain working well into your centenarian years, here is a list of foods, primarily those which contain monounsaturated fats or ‘healthy fats’, which can keep you reciting poetry from memory or recalling your childhood friends’ names like you just saw them yesterday.
This fruit/nut/vegetable helps to keep your brain working at top speed with healthy fats, lots of potassium, fiber, Vitamin E, B-complex and folic acid. The health benefits of avocados are amazing.
Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds and Pecans
As long as you don’t have a tree nut allergy, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and pecans are wonderful for boosting brain health. They…
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Recently at work my superior, and basically the person who thought me a lot of what I know today, decided to resign in pursuit of greener pastures. Perfectly normal thing that happens in any organization, but being a small company what that meant was that a lot of what he was doing was now going to fall on my shoulders. Now I’m not going to lie, that did freak me out a little bit Haha! actually a lot, as in my head all I could think of was “I barely have half a year’s experience under my belt” and “really how am I going to cope with all the pressure and expectation?” and “what if I screw up?” and so on. But frankly speaking and roughly three weeks into these strange waters I am actually pretty delighted at the opportunity because what it did was that it gave me the…
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Vegetable oil for deep-frying
1 – can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
1 – package (8 oz) cream cheese
8 – slices bacon, halved
Toothpicks or skewers
1/2 – cup cinnamon-sugar
- Heat oil in deep-fryer to 350°F.
- Separate dough into 8 biscuits; split each into 2 rounds. Gently stretch out each biscuit half just a bit; add small scoop of cream cheese in center. Wrap dough around cream cheese; seal edges.
- Wrap each stuffed biscuit with half slice of bacon; secure with toothpick.
- Fry bacon-wrapped stuffed biscuits in oil until puffed and golden brown on all sides.
- While warm, toss evenly in cinnamon-sugar. If desired, serve with maple syrup.
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Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Family guy – We can dance if we want to
Feijoada, Brazilian Black Bean Stew Receipe
1 pound (450 grams) dry black beans
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 pound (450 grams) pork shoulder, cut into chunks
2 large onions, sliced
1 head of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 pound (450 grams) carne seca or corned beef, cut into chunks
1/2 pound (225 grams) fresh sausages, such as chorizo or Italianvsausage
1 pound (450 grams) smoked sausage, such as linguica or kielbasa
1 smoked ham hock or shank
3-4 bay leaves
1 14.5 ounce can (411 grams) of crushed tomatoes
1 Pour boiling water over the black beans and let them sit while you prepare the rest of the stew.
2 Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and brown the pork shoulder. When it has browned, remove the meat from the pot, set aside and add the onions to the pot…
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In my post ‘5 days, and more‘, I wrote the following –
We are starting our 5th full day here in Pensacola, Florida. Today is an important day in that I have my first doctor’s appointment here. My appointment is with my Primary Care Manager at which time a referral will be submitted for a urologist visit; hopefully sometime within a week. Several weeks ago, I faxed a portion of my medical records from my previous urologist Dr. F. in Dallas; I wanted the Primary Care Manager here to be aware of my situation. My hope is this would place an emphasis on the importance of receiving a referral as soon as possible. The completed medical records will be delivered today.
In today’s post, I write the following –
My first visit with my Primary Care Manager and Naval Hospital of Pensacola were excellent. I felt very comfortable…
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- 2⁄3cup picante sauce or 2⁄3 cup your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
- 1 1⁄2cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, chopped with some tops (about 1/4 cup)
- 6(8 inch) flour tortillas
- 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- shredded cheddar cheese, for serving
- chopped green onion, for serving
- picante sauce, for serving
- Mix chicken, picante sauce or salsa, cumin, oregano, cheese and onions.
- Place about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.
- Fold opposite sides over filling.
- Roll up from bottom and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
- Brush with melted margarine.
- Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until golden.
- Garnish with additional cheese and green onion and serve salsa on the side.