Honey = Health

Known as “nectar of the gods” honey was used by Egyptians 5000 years ago. Honey can relieve a variety of ailments,stress including allergies,fatigue, coughs  and pain, as well as boost libido. Here i am going to share with you some recipes with honey – tasty and healthy .

1. Apple Spice Muffins
Vegetable oil in a spray bottle, or 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 ¼ cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup applesauce
1 Fuji or Gala apple, peeled, cored and diced
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
¾ cup honey
¾ cup raisins
½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray or grease a 12-cup muffin tin with vegetable oil. In a wide-based blender or a food processor fitted with a metal
blade, process the rolled oats until they become a fine flour. Sift the baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the whole-wheat flour and oats. Using a spatula, make a depression or “well” in the center of the dry ingredients and add the applesauce,
diced apple, beaten egg whites, honey, raisins and yogurt. Stir gently but thoroughly, just until all the flour is incorporated into the batter. Pour the
batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them about full.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Turn
onto a wire rack; serve warm or let cool. Makes 12 muffins.

2. California Breakfast Bread
½ cup Sue Bee Honey®
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
¼ cup raisins
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup wheat germ
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Prepare nonstick loaf pan by spraying with cooking spray. Mix together all ingredients and pour into prepared pan. Place
pan in oven and lower oven temperature to 350ºF. Bake for 1 hour. Turn loaf out on rack and cool. Allow bread to cool at least 8 hours before slicing
and toasting this bread.

3. Honey Biscotti
½ cup sugar
3½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
1¼ teaspoons nutmeg
3 eggs (or 6 egg whites)
1/3 cup Marsala Olive Oil
1 cup honey
½ teaspoon almond extract
½ cup almonds sliced or chopped
¾ cup macadamia or walnuts chopped
½ cup hazelnuts chopped coarsely
½ cup maraschino cherries chopped small
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry syrup if needed
4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate melted, cooled
Grated peel of 1 or 2 oranges
Sift dry ingredients, including orange peel [except cherries and hazelnuts], into a mixing bowl. Make well in center. In another bowl add eggs, oil,
honey and almond extract; stir. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients. Stir until dough holds together. Add nuts and cherries/ syrup. Place dough on
floured board, knead, and cut into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a 2-by-12-inch log. Place logs on foil lined greased baking sheet, 4 inches apart.
Bake in a 350ºF oven for about 20 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and cool about 15 minutes. With serrated knife cut logs
diagonally into ½ inch thick slices with a gentle sawing motion. Place biscotti back on baking sheet, cut side down. Bake 8 to 10 minutes to crisp.
Makes 70–80.

Healthy Lifestyle (simple tips)

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Living a healthy lifestyle is about the choices that “you” make.
“We have millions of people now going through adult life leading unhealthy lifestyles
and a medical system that can treat illnesses and keep you alive longer than ever before,”
said Mathew Reeves, a Michigan State University epidemiologist. “If we don’t turn this around,
the costs to society are going to be crippling.”.  I’am sure, some of you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, but some of us always don’t have time for that. Yes, excuses are real and they are contagious.“I don’t feel like cooking dinner tonight; let’s just get some fast food.” or “Oh, I’m tired, I don’t have time to exercise?”. We have time to work, time to commute, time for our business associates, but very little time to spend on ourselves, people we love, or even random people who deserve our attention.

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So here are some tips, how to start living a healthier lifestyle:

1.Smile
2.Open a window
3.Take a deep breath
3.Say thank you to someone who deserves it
4.Wake up 10 minutes earlier
5.Hug your kids
6.Remember Good Hygiene (a daily shower,toothbrush and toothpaste)
7.Choose Healthy Foods (including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains)
8.Replace your next cup of coffee with a cup of tea
9.Put your car keys in the same place everyday
10.Get Some Exercise (stand up and stretch,take a walk in the park, do 15 sit-ups)
11.While watching TV, do 5 push-ups during the commercial
12.Avoid Unhealthy Habits

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How many of these do you or can you do in a day? What other things can you add to the list? Whatever you choose to do, make your day healthier and happier. If you can, do the same for someone else too, because, after all, it’s about a healthy lifestyle!

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See what  Trisha Calvo (Shape Magazine) is thinkig about the start in Healthy Lifestyle :

Coolest bars in the world

What is you favorite drink ? Is it whiskey ? Is it beer or you like vodka ? Ok take this spacial drink for you in your mind. Where do you wont to have it ? Do you prefer it on the beach or you like to have it on a mountain top ? What about a bar ? Here are some of the most beautiful bars in the world.

3.Gravity, Dublin – Ireland

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Although not an open air bar, Gravity boasts an unobstructed 360 degree view of Dublin. It’s got a swanky style and comfortable seating right up against the glass to sit in while you enjoy the view from the highest bar in Ireland.

2.Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia.

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This super sexy rooftop and poolside bar is a hang out for the twenties and thirties nightlife scene in Kuala Lumpur. It’s got a long indoor bar with a chic design leading you out onto the breezy rooftop for the best views of the lights of KL. For a romantic night out, be sure to get there early to snag a private little enclave up against the glass.

1.Sky Bar at Sirocco Hotel, Bangkok – Thailand.

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Perched on top of The Dome at State Tower, 64th floors above the hectic streets of Bangkok, this sexy rooftop bar boasts 360 degree views of the city with city lights in every direction, as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking for a picturesque place to dine, they also serve dinner.