Who Feeds The Children?!

Parents are responsible for their children, despite the Nanny State thinking that they are.
Parents have brains.
Parents need to know the power of good nutrition.
Parents can choose to only allow “good” food habitually in their homes.
Treat foods need to not have a HOME in our homes.
Know the difference between food and food products. Choose the former.
Parents, grow up and be good parents.

Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas

Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas

A fun way to serve up chickpeas as a snack or salad topping!

Ingredients

  • 1 (400g) can chickpeas
  • 2-3 tsp corn-flour
  • 2-3 tsp Cajun (or Berbere or similar) seasoning
  • 2-3 T. olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse and dry chickpeas on paper towel. Be sure to dry completely.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick skillet over medium high heat.
    Combine corn/flour and seasoning in a small bowl or plate.
    Roll chickpeas in seasoned flour until lightly dusted.
    Carefully add chickpeas to skillet, in batches, cooking for a few minutes before gently tossing them around in pan.
  3. Cook chickpeas until they look crisp and lightly browned.
    Remove from pan and serve warm.

Warning :: addictive!

Children Eating Vegetables

Fruit salad and tortilla wraps for a healthy lunchNote that there is no hyphen in the title : Children eating vegetables. It would be tragic if it was : Children-eating Vegetables.

It was never difficult to get our children to eat vegetables.

We taught them the colours of the rainbow (ROYGBIV) by what’s on the plate (good thing we had a blue tablecloth).
Meals are habitually at the dinner table.

:: Also if they weren’t keen on first taste: “That’s OK, we’ll try again another time.”
No stress attitude; add in the fun of trying new things … no problem.

:: No menu was offered. Eat what’s on the plate, one reheat, and, if not finished within two minutes of the last adult, finished! and what’s left on the plate is the first thing you eat next meal. Not surprisingly, I think that only happened twice.

Happiness Blockers and Boosters

responsible happiness

Happiness Blockers

  • perfectionism – never good enough
  • materialism – never enough
  • entitlement – it’s my right

How to Harness More Happiness

  1. Declutter you mind. Clean up small messes – develops willpower. The state of your bed is the state of your head.
  2. Listen to music – whenever you’re down
  3. Stick to a routine. Familiarity gives some security
  4. Practice gratitude

Happiness Boosters

  1. Fake a smile – put a pencil in your teeth
  2. Get out in sunlight
  3. Eat Omega 3 – good food
  4. Yawn – several times, makes you more alert
  5. Hugs – at least 8 lingering hugs per day (will be asking the Counsellor for an increase here!)

http://www.drozfans.com/dr-oz-general-health/dr-oz-practicing-gratitude-raising-happiness-review/

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/how-harness-more-happiness?page=2

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Guest, You’re Welcome Here

Guest, you are welcome here,
Be at your ease.
Get up when you’re ready,
Go to bed when you please.

We’re happy to share with you
Such as we’ve got,
The leaks in the roof
And the soup in the pot.

You don’t have to thank us
Or laugh at our jokes,
Sit deep and come often…
You’re one of the folks!

J.P. McEvoy, 1925

(Buzza Motto)

 

I’ve had this verse hanging on my fridge for about 30 years. It’s all faded and I wanted the words to recreate the banner.

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It Matters Whom You Marry

Girls’ version

THE CHRISTIAN PUNDIT

My husband and I were once with a youth group. There were three kids sitting across from us at a meal: two guys and a girl. The one guy was a computer geek with glasses. The other one was a college student with slightly cooler hair and no glasses. The girl was obviously with him. But while the computer geek was busy serving everyone at the meal, clearing plates and garbage, the college student got angry with the girl for a small accident and poured red juice over her leather jacket and white shirt. She picked the wrong guy, and the juice didn’t seem to change her mind. She is in for some grief if that relationship continues and especially if it leads to marriage.

So to all the young, unmarried Christian girls out there, listen up: who you marry matters.

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Guys, It Matters Whom You Marry, Too

Guys version

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And here’s the girls’ version :: https://bankwhitt.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/it-matters-whom-you-marry/

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THE CHRISTIAN PUNDIT

Just as a woman must think carefully about a potential husband, you must be careful about a potential wife. Careful evaluation in a number of areas will save you a lifetime of frustration. Right now, you might think she’s pretty, or playful, or nice to you. It’s not enough. One pregnancy can alter a figure, responsibilities at home can reveal laziness, and a disagreement about money can turn her against you. The church in North America has many men who are hampered in their abilities and success because they were distracted by a pretty face who now seems to bring more trouble than bliss.

Just as a girl can’t imagine how much of an impact a husband will have on her unless an older woman is very frank with her, so you can’t imagine how that attractive girl you know could impact your life unless someone is very frank with…

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