I had a follow up appointment with my doctor a few weeks ago and now he thinks I don’t have Crohn’s disease and I had a virus all along, which is good news. I’m feeling great and looking forward to the days when I get back to normal routine. But now I’m even more leary about what I eat and put into my system. So I recently started the anti-inflammatory diet and have been eating foods that are know to fight inflammation in the body. So I’m back on my juicing regime and working to rebuild my immune system with nature’s vitamins.
I’ve been using a lot of Turmeric in my foods lately.Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory root that is proven to fight inflammation in the body. So I decide to pull out my juicer and create this great detoxifying drink. Check out the recipe below:
Clinton Kelly from ABC’s the Chew and TLC’s What Not to Wear has partnered with Macy’s to launch his original collection of dinnerware line called, Effortless Table. The line launches today online at Macys.com with an exclusive sale on all items. The dinnerware line features bold and bright pieces that are interchangeable and are perfect for entertaining guests.
The collection features six four-piece place settings that don’t “match” in the traditional sense; instead they coordinate. The four pieces include a white dinner plate with a richly and a complementary soup/cereal bowl.
This line is perfect for the Eat.Drink.Shop.Love reader looking to decorate their first home or apartment. The great thing about this collection is that it’s affordable too! The collection is priced under $80 but today each item is on sale for $50.
This weekend I celebrated the end of summer by grilling out with my family. I’ve been trying to find ways to jazz up my bland diet lately by using fresh herbs from my garden. So I decided to throw some chicken skewers on the grill marinated with garlic, rosemary and thyme. This dish is fairly simple and can be made on the grill or in the oven. If you follow the paleo diet, this recipe is perfect for you. I’ve also included a round up of paleo friendly recipes below that are perfect for the grill.
8 wooden skewer sticks, soak in water for 30 minutes.
Rinse chicken tenders and set aside on a plate. Season chicken with garlic, lemon, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and fresh herbs. Allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. Place chicken on skewers. Preheat grill to 450 degrees. Once the grill has heated cook chicken skewers for 5-8 minutes on each side or until done
By Jewel Hazelton
Eat.Drink.Shop.Love : A Lifestyle Blog http://eatdrinkshoplove.com/
A few months ago I was approached by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine about being featured in their September issue. I was excited about the opportunity and couldn’t wait to share the news with my readers. The magazine hit newsstands and mailboxes across the country this weekend. I’m also sharing my favorite items from the BHG online store. Click here to view the rest of the article.
One of my goals for 2014 was to finish researching my family history. As a child, I always asked about my ancestors but got no answers so I took it upon myself to do some digging. In December, my mom researched her mom’s side of the family all the way back to Africa as a gift to my grandma for her 90th birthday. My mother’s fathers family is from the Bahamas and we have hit a road block on that side of the family.After that I became even more interested in learning about my past. So when 23 and Me announced they were partnering with Pfizer Inc. to research individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. They offered free genealogy kits to us and we would have access to our DNA history and family information.
It took a month for my results to come back after mailing off my saliva to 23 and Me. I was little surprised by results. As a women you only have access to your mother’s genome because you only have to XX chromosomes. So I am planning to have my dad do his DNA before the end of the year.
My results are below and I’ve used several third party sites to dig a little deeper. In discovery I found out that my African ancestors most likely came from West Africa. The surprising information I found was that I am part Scandinavian and Jewish. I knew about my Portuguese, French, and British heritage. I was also surprised about that lack of Native American heritage because my great grandmother was Native American. Using a third party site I did discover one of my ancestors was apart of the lemme tribe.
The one thing I love about 23 and Me is that is has allowed me to connect with 3rd and 4th cousins I didn’t know existed who have ties to my family in the Bahamas. Connecting with them has helped me move further along in my journey.
Have you had success learning about your family history?