Palm Oil – Good, Bad or Both? #GoodBadPalmOil


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So what is it? Is Palm Oil good or bad?

I’ve begun to pay more attention to my diet, and the foods I put into my body. Everything has it’s pros and cons, one week something is good for you, the next it’s bad. My advice, do your research and use it to figure out what’s best for you, and your body, not 100% of what all of these ‘researchers’ tend to say.

What about these things being bad for the earth? Bad for the environment? One of the things being talked about lately is palm oil, and how bad it is for the environment. It’s not something we all typically pay attention to, but if you’re like me and looking at labels more, it’s something that may be on your mind.

Yes, palm oil is in a lot of food and products that you buy like in cereal, noodles, shampoo, lipstick and more, and yes, there is palm oil that is bad for the environment and destroying it, but like everything else, there’s the good and the bad. The good protects the environment and helps farmers with little land make income.

But, how do you know good palm oil vs. bad palm oil? Considering good palm oil is only about 21% of the palm oil that is consumed globally. It’s all about researching where your ingredients come from.

This is where the campaign from the Roundtable on sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) called “What’s Your Food Made Of?” comes into play. By checking out this campaign you can learn about the good and bad of palm oil by watching videos, or following the hashtag #GoodBadPalmOil.

By the year 2020, RSPO wants to be sure that all palm oil is good palm oil and being sustainably sourced. Interested in helping the movement? Share this post, or anything about the #GoodBadPalmOil campaign on Twitter or Facebook.

Learn more about the campaign here. You can also follow the movement on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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May 29, 2016 – 9:26 AM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »

WWE and Susan G. Komen – Win the Ultimate Fan Experience #WWEMoms


 

WWE and Susan G. Komen - Win the Ultimate Fan Experience #WWEMoms

WWE not only is a family-friendly sports entertainment product, but they are also very community focused and committed to focusing on social issues worldwide. Not only do they share partnerships with programs that include military support, diversity, education and more, but they have also partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation since 2012 in their fight against breast cancer.

Many of the WWE Superstars and fans have known someone who has fought a battle with breast cancer, and WWE wants to honor those survivors through the Share Your Story Survivor Essay Contest.

Survivors are encouraged to enter this contest to win an ultimate WWE fan experience at SummerSlam 2016. Not only will they be treated to an amazing experience, but they will also be featured on WWE and Susan G. Komen public service announcements that could air online, on TV and in WWE venues as well as the WWE Network.

The Share Your Story Survivor Essay Contest has been running since May 5th, 2016 and continues through May 27, 2016. Breast cancer survivors and their loved ones can enter by visiting the following website.

Winners will be announced in June of 2016. The entries submitted will then be evaluated based on how compelling the story of strength in the battle of breast cancer, or what the nominee has done to take action in the fight against breast cancer. Entries must also adhere to all contest rules.

Have any questions about the contest? Email WWEContest@komen.org.

WWE encourages its fans to get involved,

help Susan G. Komen end breast cancer by making a donation.

I have been compensated for this post as I participate in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
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May 26, 2016 – 10:01 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | 2 Comments »

CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE WHEN MOVING YOUR FAMILY ABROAD


So you want to start a new life with your family in another land? How exciting that must be for everyone! Of course, there is the pain of separation from some of your friends and family and how things are used to be, but I’m pretty sure your decision is for the greater good of everyone.

And hey, the beauty in migrating is that you get to experience the joy of a new environment, a different lifestyle, and new friends you will meet along the way.

Moving your family
Before everything else, you need to make sure that everyone in the family has come to terms with the decision. Sit down with your children and discuss your decision to move abroad. Teens or older children in general tend to be more reluctant to leave their friends behind and will naturally have a lot of questions that you need to satisfy.

Younger children should be involved and consulted throughout the moving process.

Include where you will live and what type of school they will go to as well as the great locations that are near your new community. If you’re yet to finalize a location to move your family, then consider the house and land packages in Epping North. The location has thriving and established suburb that suits a wide range of budget and lifestyle.
By involving your children first hand in such decisions, you can make them feel like they’re an integral part of the process and allow them to have some ownership of the new and radical direction that their lives are about to take.

Prepare for necessary adjustments
After you have sat down with everyone with the news and began basic planning, you should take steps to begin the process of familiarizing your family with the culture and the language of the country wherein you intend on moving.
This will help give everyone – your children in particular to have a little more confidence and control in their place within the new country and also help them to adapt faster after arriving.

The people you will leave behind
In some cases, it’s not practical, or possible, to move your entire family abroad and you may decide to leave older children as well as other family members behind. If this is the case, take time to carefully explain your decision to move overseas to every member of the family and any adult children who chose to stay behind. Involve them as much as possible in the moving process. This will make them feel like you still value their input and presence.

Communication
Before you leave, you should agree with the methods by which you will continue to communicate with those family members who chose to stay behind. This will give them some security that you won’t be permanently disappearing from the lives and that you will still be available whenever they need you.

Well, that’s most of it. It will also help to talk with a family counselor if you’re having problems with communicating with your family regarding the decision to move. Best of luck!

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May 25, 2016 – 7:48 PM - | Posted in daily life | No Comments »

Mother’s Day Strawberry Mango, and Coconut Mousse


Do something special for mom this Mother’s Day. Make her something both delicious and healthy, that she’ll remember all year! Try making her this delicious Mother’s Day Strawberry Mango, and Coconut Mousse recipe.

Strawberry Mango, and Coconut Mousse

Strawberry Mango, and Coconut Mousse

Ingredients (Serves 6):
1 (1-pound) package silken tofu
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped,
¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
3 tablespoons agave nectar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup chopped strawberries
6 strawberries, sliced, for garnish

Directions
– In the bowl of a food processor, combine the tofu, mango ½ cup of the coconut, the agave, vanilla, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and gently stir in the chopped strawberries.

– Spoon the mixture into ramekins or dessert cups and chill for at least 20 minutes.

– To serve, garnish with the sliced strawberries and remaining ¼ cup coconut.

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May 3, 2016 – 1:16 PM - | Posted in recipes | 3 Comments »

Delicious Memorial Day Coleslaw Recipe


Nothing beats the flavor and crunch of homemade coleslaw! This side dish is an All American classic, check out the recipe below for you to try this Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Coleslaw

Memorial Day Coleslaw

Yield: about 3 cups, for 6 servings.

Ingredients
2 Tbs. cider vinegar
1 Tbs. sugar or to taste
1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 cups shredded green cabbage, about ½ of a large cabbage
1 carrot, peeled and grated on the large holes of a cheese grater

Directions
Combine vinegar, sugar, Dijon, salt & pepper. Stir in mayonnaise. Add cabbage and carrots, allow to marinate together 1 hour or longer in the refrigerator. May be kept for a week without loss of quality.

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May 3, 2016 – 12:33 PM - | Posted in recipes | 2 Comments »
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