Monthly Archives: April 2016

Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Reuben Sandwich with Vegetable Chips and Dill Pickle

A traditional Reuben Sandwich is made with Pastrami (smoked beef), Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Rye Bread, and Russian Dressing.  

The Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich is made with the same ingredients except the beef.

Vegetarian Deli Slices replace the Pastrami, with Vegetarian Ham Slices, Turkey Slices, or Hickory Smoked Deli Slices.

HOW TO PREPARE

Ingredients

To replace the Pastrami, use either Lightlife or Tofurky brand deli slices.

1-2 Slices: Lightlife Vegetarian Deli Ham Slices or Deli Turkey Slices, or Tofurky Hickory Smoked Deli Slices.

2 Slices Caraway Seeded Rye, Seedless Rye, or Pumpernickel Bread.

1-2 Slices Vegan Swiss Cheese.  If you eat dairy, use Swiss Cheese.

Thousand Island Dressing

1/4 Cup Sauerkraut

Margerine or Cooking Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat large skillet, or griddle on low heat.  If the heat is too high, the bread will burn.
  2. Lightly coat one side of both bread slices with margarine or oil.  The oiled side will be placed in the skillet.
  3. Spread non-oiled sides with Thousand Island Dressing. Place layers of deli slices, cheese, and sauerkraut on one slice.
  4. Put both sides together, and grill sandwich about 15 minutes each side, or until browned.
  5. Serve hot.

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Trendy Gym Equipment: Cycling In A Hot Tub

The Fit Wet Bike

What happens when you cross a stationary bicycle with a jacuzzi?  You get an $18,000 cycling machine, called Fit Wet.

Fit Wet bikes are mounted inside individual cabinets that fill up with fresh, warm water in three minutes.

The manufacturer claims that Fit Wet burns more calories than stationary bikes, reduces cellulite, provides injury therapy, and eliminates skin toxins.

VINTAGE WATER CYCLING

Vintage Hydro Bicycle 1900

The concept of water cycling isn’t new. Hydro cycles came about around 1890. Do-it yourself bicycle frames were mounted on pontoons, and fitted with propellers.  The pedals provided power as the water bikes floated on water.

FIT WET ISN’T FOR EVERYONE

Aside from price, the Fit Wet hydro bicycle isn’t recommended if you fall into any one of these categories:

People under 4’9″  in height.
People under the age of 16 years old.
People who weight over 440 lbs.
Anyone without physician’s release. 
People who have cardiovascular disease, heart failure, hypertension, or phlebitis.
People who have skin infections.
People who have tumors.

Happy Riding.

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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Vintage Hydrocycle An Early 20th Century Contraption

Disgusted With Her Appearance – Woman Loses 280 Pounds

Emma Sealey Before

 

After becoming disgusted with her appearance, a 35 year-old, morbidly obese British woman, named Emma Sealey, decided to lose weight.

Before weight loss, Emma wore a size 32 dress.  She was too fat to fasten a seat belt, and used food to cheer herself up.  Her Body Mass Index (BMI) was 72.3!  Her petite height is 5′ 2″.

Emma Sealey After

Post weight-loss, she trimmed down to a size 8.

BMI Categories:
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

Emma Sealey lives in England.  She credits her weight loss to The Cambridge Plan.  Follow the link to read more about Emma.

 

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Copyright 2016 Irene Pastore and Tour De Core.com

Avoid GMOs: Sprout Your Own Organic Vegetables

Glass Sprouting Jar

Avoiding GMOs is one good reason to sprout your own vegetables.

Not only that, but let’s say your local grocery store runs out of fresh vegetables, or closes down during snowstorms or hurricanes.  Or maybe you’re not feeling well enough to go food shopping?

People who know how to sprout, don’t have problems like this.  As long as you have a supply of sprouting seeds in your pantry, you’ll never run out of fresh vegetables.

WHAT IS SPROUTING?

Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked.  Sprouted seeds are a convenient way to have vegetables for your salad any time of the year.  All you need are seeds, and a sprouting  jar.

Green Lentil Sprouts

WHY SHOULD YOU SPROUT SEEDS?

  • Convenience.  Sprouting is easy.  Sprouts grow in your own kitchen.
  • Emergencies.  Bad weather won’t keep you from enjoying fresh veggies.
  • Health.  Sprouted seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and protein.
  • Digestion. Sprouted legumes, seeds, and nuts are easier to digest.
  • Economy.  Sprouted seeds are a cost efficient way to feed your family.
  • GMOs.  Organic seeds do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

SPROUTING SEEDS, BEANS, and GRAINS

Here’s a handy list of sprouting seeds, beans, grains and rice. All you need is a sprouting jar.  Soil isn’t necessary.

To avoid GMOs, buy organic.

SEEDS

  • Alfalfa Seeds
  • Clover Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Broccoli Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Wheatgrass Seeds
  • Buckwheat Seeds

LEGUMES

  • Chickpeas
  • Mungbeans
  • Adzuki Beans

LENTILS

  • Red Lentils
  • Green Lentils
  • Black Lentils

CEREALS

  • Kamut
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Corn

NUTS

  • Almonds

HOW TO INFORMATION

The Sprout People sell sprouting starter kits, and supplies.

This article is from Vegetarian Times Magazine.  How To Soak and Sprout Nuts, Seeds, Grains and Beans.

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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Test Your GMOs Quiz

TEST YOUR GMOs QUIZ

(Answers appear at bottom of page).

True or False

The Most common foods containing GMOs are:

  1. Canned Soup
  2. Frozen Food
  3. Baby Formula
  4. Packaged Sweetened Juices
  5. Packaged Cereal
  6. Vegetable and Canola Oil
  7. Tofu
  8. Meat
  9. Milk
  10. Carbonated Soft Drinks

True or False

11. If you buy organically grown food, you can avoid GMOs.

12. High risk foods containing GMOs are corn, zucchini,  yellow summer squash, and foods containing soy.

13.  The USDA National Organic Standards prohibit GMOs.

14.  Hawaiian papaya contains GMOs.

15.  Food bearing these labels are guaranteed not to contain GMOs. USDA ORGANIC FOOD LABEL

 

 

16.  Most fresh produce is non-GMO, with the exception of corn, soybeans, zucchini, yellow summer squash, and Hawaiian papaya.

ANSWERS

Answers for all questions are TRUE.

To avoid all GMOs, buy organic.  This is not always feasible for many people, because of local selection, and cost.

Growing or sprouting your own food from organic seeds, is an alternative that isn’t as expensive.

MORE INFORMATION 

The Non GMO Shopping Guide, published by The Institute for Responsible Technology.

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Copyright 2016 Irene Pastore and Tour De Core.com

 

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