Bliss Balls


Terry:

healthy cheeseball

Originally posted on Cooking Up The Pantry:

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I hate to admit it but these might actually be reasonably healthy!

Raw ingredients and coconut oil make these little mouthfuls of deliciousness, and, did I mention, gluten free, dairy free and egg free, a winning recipe!

Makes 32.

Ingredients

200g ground hazelnuts

30g Dutch cocoa

120g desiccated coconut

250g dates

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 tablespoons coconut oil

Method

Place the nuts, cocoa, half the coconut, dates, vanilla extract and coconut oil in a food processor and process until the mix is beginning to come together.

Pour the remaining coconut onto a plate.

Take small quantities of the nut mix, around 20g, and squeeze and then roll with your hands into a ball.

Next, roll in the desiccated coconut and pop into a paper case.

Repeat until all of the nut and date mix is all used up.

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My Five Favorite Christmas Songs – #1


Terry:

beautiful

Originally posted on Brian's Blog:

Alright everyone, the big moment has arrived. Thanks to all of you who’ve stopped by to listen to the songs in the countdown.

Number One on my list…is ‘Silent Night’ by Kenny Chesney.

It’s a no-brainer for me. This is my Mom’s favorite Christmas song and this version of it just happens to be sung by my favorite singer – and his Mom. You can’t beat that.

Blessings to all of you this Christmas. May the season be magical for you and yours.

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When Your Life Hangs In The Balance.


Terry:

very interesting

Originally posted on Fifty Shades Of Reality !:

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Mumbai, 11th December 2014.

Even before I begin with this rather heated topic, I’d like to clearly state that over here by presenting the following post to you’ll I’m under no circumstances being unfair to any medical professional or rather the medical fraternity as a whole. I’m by means of the post which is to follow trying to generate awareness about such practices which are getting highly prevalent in modern developed, under-developed as well as undeveloped countries. My intention here is not to blame all the medical professionals but a percent of them due to which people are losing trust in doctors. Over here I’m to tell about that strata of the medical fraternity who take patients as their business, my intention is not to hurt the emotions of people who are connected to the medical background but to get people aware of what I, myself have witnessed as cases…

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How Far Would You Go?


How bad is it when you want something? Bad enough to fight through fog? Is what you want so bad for you or for someone else? Does it make a difference?

I was reading a story earlier about a mom and a son. From the time the son was very young mom knew something was wrong. She took her son to doctors; in fact, she took her son to over 20 doctors.

Would you do this? 20 doctors? What if each doctor said something different? What if most doctors brushed you off or said there was nothing wrong?

This mom stuck to her guns. Her instincts are what she followed. She knew the doctors had to be wrong. She kept searching; finally leaving her home-town with the toddler and driving two hours away to a doctor she had heard about. She didn’t have an appointment.

I believe she was on a hunt, an answer is what she demanded. Would you drive two hours to a doctor you had never met, only read about, and on top of that, without an appointment?

receptionist

Well, you know it. The receptionist said they had no appointments for that day. She even added one could be had but it would be almost two weeks away. Would you leave and accept the latter appointment? What would you do next after hearing the disappointing words?

The receptionist did add, ” You can go over to the hospital. Maybe they can see him in the ER and discover what is wrong.”

Mom did it. She was not going to let the bull run over her. She and her son spent two days in the hospital with her son being probed and the two questioned. At the end of the 48 hours, the answer came back. ” We don’t have any idea what is wrong, but there is one neurologist that wants to find out what it is.”

She let her boy be tested and the results came back. The boy had a rare disease. Mom’s instincts were right. The toddler suffered from,Creatine Transporter Deficiency. There was no cure, but the mom was so relieved to hear that there was a name for something her son had. She walked out of the office with a smile on her face.

How would you feel if you heard you had a rare disease that was not curable? Would you smile like mom did?

If you are interested more in this disease, please click on the link below I have provided.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3794/

Herby Sausage Rolls


Terry:

yummy

Originally posted on Cooking Up The Pantry:

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I make a silly amount of sausage rolls at this time of year for filling my freezer and various school and club wind ups.

These rolls don’t have the traditional sage but marjoram, oregano and thyme instead.

I use pre made puff pastry sheets which come with a piece of plastic between each layer, once I make the rolls I then use the plastic to wrap two long rolls separated by plastic to make it easy to just take individual rolls out of the freezer at a later date.

If freezing, roll and seal the rolls but don’t brush with egg. Once they are defrosted, brush with egg and cut to your desired size.

Makes 20 large sausage rolls or 80 mini rolls.

Ingredients

1kg minced pork

1/2 onion, chopped very finely

75g fresh white bread crumbs

2 teaspoons dried marjoram

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

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My Five Favorite Christmas Songs – #2


Terry:

Awesome!

Originally posted on Brian's Blog:

Alright friends, we’re almost there! Number Two is a cheery little tune from Owl City and TobyMac.

‘Light of Christmas’ should leave you with a smile on your face. See you back here tomorrow for the finale!

(But first, here are three more songs that almost made the list.)

http://youtu.be/OVrQkgLM-PQ
http://youtu.be/QHBA1aqN0Uo
http://youtu.be/4cP26ndrmtg

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A Charlie Brown Christmas


Originally posted on Barataria - The work of Erik Hare:

Christmas is a time for remembering everything that has come before us. It’s not a kind of memorial day when we remember what we lost, but instead a day to remember the great gifts that have come to us over the many years. The circle of gratitude is widened every year as the holiday expands with new love and new memories.

This is a special Christmas because it is the 50th one for which we have one of the great gifts of television, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. In many ways this defines the tension of Christmas itself, even though very little in popular culture has been willing to decry the commercialism that is the true “War on Christmas”. And in the process it gave us a new definition of holiday cheer, bringing Vince Guaraldi’s cool jazz into the warm holiday like a sprig of winter itself.

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