Slightly healthy breakfast to start off the week

Spanish sardines, scrambled egg, quinoa with turmeric, sprinkled with cayenne pepper.

I only learned about Quinoa (keen-wah) this holiday season. Bought the seeds & tried it out. It really tastes like rice, but the look & texture will take a bit of getting used to. Here are some health benefits I read from bodyecology.com:

1. Complete protein: it has 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body as building blocks for muscles.

2. It has Magnesium, which promotes normal blood pressure & regulates blood sugar levels, supports healthy immune system & keeps bones strong.

3. High in Fiber, which helps clean colon

4. Good source of Manganese & copper that act as antioxidants to get rid of dangerous cancer & disease-causing substances.

Also, in its whole grain form, may be effective in preventing & treating artherosclerosis, breast cancer & diabetes.

After reading this, I’m kinda drawn to it. Looks like I’m gonna be eating more of quinoa this year!

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Healthy Almond & Flaxseed Muffins

Made with whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, almonds, muscovado sugar, canola oil, egg, almond extract, low fat milk!

Serve it with a drizzle of raw honey.

Yummeh!

Recipe: (I modified a muffin recipe i found in the internet)

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

3 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Muscovado Sugar

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Flaxseed Meal

1 Egg, beaten

3/4 cup lowfat or skim milk

1/2 cup canola or olive oil

1 tsp almond extract

chopped almonds to place on top of the muffins

raw honey to drizzle when served.

It’s pretty easy to make 🙂 Preheat oven at 350C.  Just mix all dry ingredients on a bowl, and on a separate bowl, mix beaten egg, oil, almond extract and milk. then pour and mix with the dry  ingredients until you make a sticky batter. place in muffin pan, and place almonds on top of the batter. Bake for 10-15mins.

 

drizzle raw honey before serving.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Sick with flu, reading

Amen.

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Today’s healthy attempt

After weeks of eating crappy food, today I try again to be a little healthy!

Basil omelette & garlic broccoli for late lunch
green tea & healthy fruit salad that consist of pineapple, dragon fruit, grapes, blueberries, walnuts & raw honey.

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Cupcakes

So today I started giving out samples of my cupcakes. Good feedback so far, the cake itself is moist, they say 🙂 let’s see how this business goes. 🙂

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On Visions & Revelations

When you have an intimate relationship with God, He definitely gives you a vision of His plan for you. A plan to bear fruit.

Last year, He gave me a burden for the youth, specifically to reach out to the HS students of our school. On a separate occasion, God gave me a vision to set up a retreat. I didn’t know how to go about it, but after much prayer, brainstorming & consulting, we converted our usual every-other-year JS Overnight Prom into a JS retreat where we invited a couple of youth leaders from CCF Marikina to share about Our Father’s love & how He died on the cross, and encouraged the juniors & seniors to do hard things for the Lord.

It was awesome to witness a vision unfold, The day before the retreat, my mom & brother, who were supposedly heads of the event, bailed out and assigned me to oversee & spearhead the event. I was so scared to do it but I knew I needed that independence from them so that my reliance will solely be on God. But everything went smoothly and I was able to reach out to the students, and I was able to see how God worked in the whole retreat. The results, I leave up to God, but my heart is filled with joy knowing that He trusted me enough to work for Him, and that I obeyed. And that He did most of the work, all I had to do was to listen and do a few calls, organize, follow up. But with that simple gesture, I made my Savior happy. And I believe in my heart that lives will change because of that.

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Galatians 6:14-16

Galatians 6:14-16
The Message (MSG)

14-16For my part, I am going to boast about nothing but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because of that Cross, I have been crucified in relation to the world, set free from the stifling atmosphere of pleasing others and fitting into the little patterns that they dictate. Can’t you see the central issue in all this? It is not what you and I do—submit to circumcision, reject circumcision. It is what God is doing, and he is creating something totally new, a free life! All who walk by this standard are the true Israel of God—his chosen people. Peace and mercy on them!

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