I have my own website! Woo hoo!

 

Happy Me

 

Hi everyone!

I’m happy to announce that I have moved to my own website.

It’s www.goingfabulous.com

It’s been fun, a joy and an inspiration for me to express and share my fabulous happenings in my life with all of you. I wish to thank everyone who has visited, read and appreciated this e-diary of mine and I hope you will continue to support me at my new website.

For me, “Life has been so kind, loving, happy, fruitful, victorious, generous, wonderful, beautiful and an immeasurable stage”! Its vastness and opulence is delicious to venture and appreciate. How nice for everyone to nourish thine gift!

See you all @ www.goingfabulous.com !

 

With much love,

Hana @ www.goingfabulous.com

 

Famous Kentucky Horse Race Chocolate Walnut Pie Recipe

Re-blogging for my future reference. I would love to try when time comes… in a few months time. Thank you 🙂

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Different cities, states and regions have signature dishes. In many cases it is because of a local natural resource (Maine lobster, Cajun Crawfish) or an import of culture from another area (pierogi in Cleveland from the Eastern European immigrants). Others were just created there and have survived.

One signature dish of Louisville, Kentucky, is Derby Pie®. Created by Walter and Leaudra Kern, and currently owned by Kern’s Kitchen, the pie is a delicious concoction of chocolate, walnuts and sugar in a tasty crust. For many years others have tried to replicate the recipe and call their recipe Derby Pie®. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, there is one, and only one Derby Pie®.

Over the years, Kern’s Kitchens have fought aggressively to protect the name Derby Pie®. If you called a recipe Derby Pie® and posted it anywhere, you could expect to receive a nice little letter from some…

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How to make Rejuvenating Skin Cream

How to make rejuvenating skin cream

Homemade Skin Cream

2 capsules vitamin E (400 IU)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon rose water

1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together =  Rejuvenating Skin Cream.

Apply Rejuvenating Skin Cream on to the skin with cotton balls.

!!! Regular applications give fresher and smooth looking skin.

!!! Keep the Rejuvenating Skin cream into a tightly covered container and refrigerate safely for your daily use.

!!!

with thanks to the source

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Cheers 2014

goingfabulous

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Egg Facial Mask

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The Egg Facial Mask Stick

 for smoother and moist skin

Ingredients needed:-

1 egg

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 tablespoon honey

 

How to prepare the Egg Facial Mask Stick

! Beat the egg well in a bowl, add the coconut oil and honey beating until the consistency of a mayonnaise.

! Pour  mixture into an empty toilet roll tissue paper in an upright position.

! Freeze overnight, the egg facial mask mixture.

 

How to use the Egg Mask Stick

! Peel off paper and rub the frozen egg facial stick over face.

! Rinse your face with warm water after 5 to 10 minutes

! Cover the egg Facial mask stick with plastic wrap and freeze for next use.

!!!

Cheers 2014

goingfabulous

 

Recipe: Diet Cat Food

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Recipe: Diet Cat Food

 

21/2 pounds beef or chicken liver (cooked and ground)

2 cups cooked rice

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons calcium carbonate (crushed antacid tablets)

 

Preparation:-

Put all ingredients in a medium size and mix well.

 

Feeding Directions:-

Feed a 5 pound cat 1/4 pound daily.

Feed a 7 to 8 pound cat 1/3 pound daily

Feed Feed 10  or more pounds 1/2 pound daily.

 

Storage Reminder:

Keep the cat food in a tightly covered container, refrigerated for at least 5 days.

with thanks to source!

Cheers 2014

goingfabulous 

 

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Useful Uses of the Oregano Plant

Thank you from Hana with much appreciations!!!

Important Uses of the Oregano Plant

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Useful uses of the Oregano plant from Karen Ferrie

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” I have harvested oregano to dry for soups and sauces. I have used fresh in olive oil to make an infusion. It is very good in pure oil form for upper respiratory illnesses.
Tips: Just a couple of drops to the tongue or put it in some juice or water.
I use it in tomato based sauces:
Procedure:
So saute onion, celery, peppers, and your herbs in dry form use 1/3 of fresh. I would add 1-2 tablespoons each of oregano and basil and parsley (if dried use 1-2 teaspoons) add 8 fresh tomatoes peeled and seeded if you prefer but i just use them with core removed. Add a can of tomato paste 150ml and 150ml water. Bring to boil and simmer to desired consistency.
In  chicken soup – I add herbs with the stock 3 tablespoons to each 8 cup volume increase or decrease to your liking.” March 7th, 7:53pm
Source: Karen Ferrie
Karen, thank you for sharing some of the important uses of the Oregano Plant. I am so blessed to have you 🙂 and I am keeping it safe. LOL!
29 March 2014 
Oregano Oil – While it may not be the most accessible of the home remedies for sinus infection, oregano oil can be an effective sinus infection treatment. Not only could you simply ingest the oregano oil, but the oil can also be steamed and inhaled over a stove (with eyes closed). In addition to being a potential treatment for sinus infection, oregano oil benefits may also help to improve digestion, aid in fighting infections, and improve biological function – especially in the liver and colon.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/home-remedies-for-sinus-infection-natural-sinus-infection-treatment/#ixzz2xMX7NlYj
Follow us: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook

Cheers 2014

goingfabulous

How to mash cauliflower

How to mash cauliflower 

Best way to eat cauliflower to maximize nutrients is to eat it raw. However, for those who don’t like the crunch or taste,  mashed cauliflower will do.

Cauliflower recipe

Ingredients:
1 large head cauliflower
5 garlic cloves
1/3 cup fresh herbs (chives / basil / oregano) 
 Salt to taste

Directions:

1. Chop cauliflower into smaller chunks – about bite-size pieces 

2. Peel garlic cloves and cut in half, lengthwise.

3. Steam cauliflower and garlic for 15 minutes..or until cauliflower and garlic are tender enough for a fork to easily pass through.

4. Combine steamed cauliflower, garlic, fresh herbs, and sea salt in a food processor or a strong blender and blend until everything comes together into a mashed potato-like consistency – it’s quite good smooth or slightly chunky. Alternatively, you can mash everything together by hand with a potato masher or a fork.

Enjoy this delicious and healthy mashed cauliflower dish.

Notes on Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets are the part of the plant that most people eat. However, the stem and leaves are edible too and are especially good for adding to soup stocks.

To cut cauliflower, first remove the outer leaves and then slice the florets at the base where they meet the stalks. You can further cut them, if you desire pieces that are smaller or of uniform size. Trim any brown coloration that may exist on the edges.

Sources:
indiatimes.com
whfoods.com
preventdisease.com

 

Here’s the finished product: Mashed Cauliflower

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Nachos: Something about Nachos

Nachos: Something you may not know about nachos

‘… He took some tortillas and sliced them into wedges, grated some cheese over them and placed them under a broiler. He added a sliced jalapeño and served it.’  – The Nachos was born.

This is great. Please continue reading—

In 1943 a group of army wives from south Texas went across the border for dinner. They arrived at the restaurant after the kitchen had closed for the night. The maitre d’ went back into the kitchen looking for what he could serve. He took some tortillas and sliced them into wedges, grated some cheese over them and placed them under a broiler. He added a sliced jalapeño and served it … yap! This is how the Nachos was born.

*** Special tips on Nachos from the ‘Rantings of an Amateur Chefs’

His Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the garlic and white parts of the green onions in canola oil until tender. Mix in shredded chicken, salt and pepper. Toss until well coated with oil. Stir in the salsa.

3. Arrange tortilla chips on a large baking sheet. Spoon the chicken mixture over tortilla chips. Top with Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend and tomato. Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onion tops before serving.

My thanks to Rantings of an Amateur Chefs for his blog. Sharing a lot of food  recipes  on palatable, yummy dishes! All the best with lots of thanks to your postings Chef.

Making Nachos seem so easy to do. The 3 basic steps from ‘Rantings of an Amateur chefs”gave me the confidence to try making my Nachos one day, in my own kitchen:-

the way I understand …

Making Nachos Three Steps

Cook the onions and jalapeño first.

Add in the chicken….

Out of the oven….

Yap! one day I can create my own nachos in my own kitchen.

!!!

Cheers 2014

goingfabulous with thanks

Chicken slices with Turmeric powder

Chicken slices with Turmeric powder

 

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The Recipe

Chicken slices with Turmeric powder (for 2-3 persons)

The Ingredients

! 6 to 8 slices of fresh chicken meat

! 3 to 4 tablespoons of turmeric powder

(optional) add  few thin slices of young  turmeric leaves

! Fresh oregano leaves about 3 -5 leaf (chopped)

! 1 ripe tomato diced

! 4 to 5 tbsp Extra virgin olive /coconut oil for cooking

! some shallots/slices of white onions

! some garlic gloves (whole or smashed)

! 3 thin slices of ginger

!  3/4 dried red chili

! some salt/sauce for taste

! A dash of cinnamon powder

!!! Garnish with young dill leaves/basil or parsley leaves

 

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Serve with steamed white rice or eat with baked potatoes.

Special notes on Turmeric  (Thanks to the Source)

*** One of the main healthful ingredients in turmeric is curcumin (a curcuminoid), which is said, gives turmeric its yellow color.

Western scientists first isolated the curcumin molecule in 1815, obtained its crystalline form in 1870, and determined its overall structure in 1910.

Curcumin can potentially benefit you by:

  • Promoting your immune system*
  • Helping you maintain your healthy digestive system*
  • Supporting your healthy bones, joints, and overall skeletal system*
  • Helping you maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range*
  • Promoting your healthy blood and liver functions*

*** And the ancient Polynesians carried turmeric with them on their incredible voyage across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. Today, Hawaiians still use this spice — known to them as Olena.

*** Turmeric is best to be taken fresh for health.

!!!

Cheers 2014

goingfabulous

 

Recipe: Cabbage Soup

Recipe : Cabbage Soup

I love this soup. I tried once few years ago. I like it as it is delicious and nutritious, suits me very well.

Being so called busy for house works and feeling lazy all years through/years of no focus, I totally forgot all about it.

Today, I happened to stumble with my old diary ‘Year 2002’. Flipping through its pages, my eyes caught the page where I noted the 7 days cabbage soup and my wonderful feelings after the diet course.

Quickly, I switch on my comp and search the net for the recipe; here it is!!! Blogged it for my easy reference and for you guys, whoever wish to follow immediately. Some of you may find it healthy, tasty, ‘not right’ or awful… share me your experiences:-)

My infinitive thanks and merit to the source (below). Thank you 🙂

!!!

Cheers 2014

goingfabulous

 

Recipe: Cabbage Soup   7-Day Diet Weight Loss Soup (Wonder Soup)

Author:Divas Can Cook
 
Ingredients
  • ½ head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • few shakes of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.
  3. Saute until slightly tender.
  4. Stir in garlic.
  5. Pour in chicken broth.
  6. Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
  7. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
  8. Cook until cabbage is tender.
  9. Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
  10. Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
~TIPS~ Jazz it up by adding lots of spices, herbs and a variety of veggies. This makes enough for about 3 days. Keeps well in the fridge for about 3 day.

The brief overview of the diet plan.  

Day 1- Eat nothing but fruit today (except for bananas) and as much of the diet cabbage soup as you’d like. I like to eat baked cinnamon apples in the morning, alarge fruitsalad and cabbage soup for lunch, and cabbage soup and a melon salad for dinner. I snack on fruit throughout the day, usually frozen berries, grapes and watermelon.

Day 2- Eat nothing but vegetables (except corn or other starchy veggies). However, you do get to start the day with a baked potato. You will LOVE having this baked potato trust me! I never thought I’d be so happy to eat a baked potato in the morning! I put a tad bit of salt and butter (I cheat) on the potato along with some broccoli and tomatoes. For lunch I do the cabbage soup and salad sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil. This is actually pretty good. For dinner I do mashed cauliflower topped with a stir fry.

Day 3-  Today you eat fruits AND veggies (except bananas, corn and other starchy veggies) You alsodon’t get a potato today, sucks! I just do a repeat of day one and two for my foods.

Day 4- Today you eat only bananas and milk/yogurt. This is the DUMBEST day by far. I hate it. You can only have bananas and milk. I eat bananas, rice milk, almond milk and yogurts and of course themiraclesoup. It’s not that difficult, but if you hate bananas I feel sorry for you boo.

Day 5-  Today eat only tomatoes (6-8) and protein like fish, turkey and chicken. I had no problems with this day since I love meat and was happy to get it! I had wonder  soup for breakfast and added extra tomatoes since I don’t like tomatoes plain that much. For lunch I had grilled chicken topped with tomatoesseasonedwith salt, basil, pepper. For dinner I had more wonder soup, but I add ground seasoned turkey to it. Very filling. I got tired of the soup on this day.

Day 6-  Today it’s protein and veggies- Unlike yesterday you can have other veggies besides tomatoes. I had a salad for breakfast seasoned with olive oil, spices, salt and pepper. For lunch I had a stir-fry with chicken, spices and veggies (so good) for lunch I had a spaghetti squash with pasta sauce and ground turkey. I think spaghetti squash is off limits but I had to have it! (it didn’t effect my weight loss) Today was so yummy! lol

Day 7-  Today it’s just fruits, vegetables, and juices. Booo!!! I hated this day because I wanted more meat, but I was glad it was the last day. The scale says I’m 7poundslighter this morning so that was great to see. I feel clean inside. I’m hungry today though. REALLY HUNGRY!

Day 8- 10lbs down this morning and I can see it!!

Get more details on my7daydiet.com