Do you have a Recipe for Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs are a very popular British snack and meal item.

They consist of a peeled hard boiled egg that is wrapped in sausage meat, dipped in breadcrumbs and usually deep fried.

They are a popular item for packed lunches, buffets and picnics and found in the deli section of most supermarkets.

However, many people are put off eating these delectable savoury snacks because of the high fat content that they contain; for this reason I came up with a way of making Scotch Eggs in a healthy and low fat way. These eggs use lean minced pork made into ‘sausage meat’ and are oven baked so they are excellent for a low fat diet.

If you are following the new Weight Watcher’s ProPoint plan each of these Scotch Eggs works out at 7 PP and make a perfect, tasty and filling lunch when served with a lovely crisp green salad.

These are very simple to make, but do not freeze.

LOW FAT SCOTCH EGGS

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

350g lean minced pork
1 small onion, grated

1 tomato, quartered
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried sage

4 eggs, hard boiled

25g polenta

Low fat spray

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 400 F/200 C/Gas Mark 6

2. Peel the shells off the eggs, wash under cold water and dry on kitchen towel.
3. Put minced pork, tomato quarters, onion, salt and pepper and sage in a food processor.
4. Blitz all the contents until a soft ‘sausage meat’ like mixture is formed.

5. Divide mixture into four equal portions and cover each egg with the ‘sausage’ mixture and form into a ball.
6. Dip each ball into the polenta and bake on a baking tray sprayed with Fry Light for 20 – 30 minutes.

7. Allow to cool before serving.

Although these Scotch Eggs are perfect as part of a healthy, low fat diet they also make a great addition to the families meals – either with salad or potatoes or to make a healthy packed lunch.

5 Lifesaving Mobile Health Apps


From monitoring orgasms to locating clean bathrooms in your neighborhood, there seems to be an application for  everything. But amidst all the hokey and often useless tools there are some real lifesaving and changing technologies, particularly where self-health management is concerned. We took a trip to the iPhone Apps Store, and found 5 helpful health applications for you.  Take a look and see what we uncovered!

Health Trackers: One minute you’re feeling fine, the next you start feeling that knee pain that seems to come and go.  It’s next to impossible to keep track of each new ache, pain and symptom that affects you in between visits to the doctor. Thankfully, there are several mobile gizmos that promise to remember your health history so you don’t have to! iHealthTrax, MyHealthRecords and MyMedical each let you keep track of illnesses, allergies and historical medical records. Plus, they store information for physicians, emergency contacts and insurance providers in one central repository so you have it handy at all times.

Medical 4-1-1: For in case of emergency help, iTriage is the application that can save your life. This one has a comprehensive medical encyclopedia so you can check symptoms anywhere, anytime. The real benefits are  the nationwide directory of hospitals and pharmacies in the United States, a listing of more than 750,000 physicians plus GPS technologies and emergency room waiting time lists that will get you to the right  doctor in the nick of time!

Outbreak Alert: Finally we may be able to curtail the next bed bug, e coli or swine flu outbreaks thanks to iHealthMaps. Just download a version of the software and you never have to set foot into a dangerous health zone again. Using advanced interactive mapping technology, iHealthMap gives individuals disease outbreak and epidemic information in real-time. End-users are also encouraged to report outbreaks in their areas and get credited as “disease detectives” on the global map!

Butt Out: If you are a smoker you know how harmful the habit is to your health.  But if you cannot kick it,  MyLastCigarette may be just what you need to do so for good. Here’s how it works – simply enter in details like your date of birth, when you started smoking and how many sticks you have a day and the system spits out readouts on nicotine levels, expected cravings and life expectancy. Daily motivation tips as well as tracking of your before and after progress will empower you along the way.

Stress Saver: When stress and pressure get the best of you, a therapist comes in handy but may not be there to calm you down 24/7. Enter, iCounselor Anxiety, a learning application that delivers stress reduction and management skills from real-life professionals. The system lets you enter in stress levels, and doles out thought- changing techniques to help alleviate that stress. Pick the solution that works best for you and learn new coping mechanisms that can help you change the way you handle pressure situations.

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Baby Finger Foods


Finger foods are the little partitions and bits of nourishment that can undoubtedly be gotten and consumed by kids, arriving at their meandering age. Presenting infants surprisingly to sustenance’s that they can sustain themselves is one vital stage in child rearing. This is additionally one of the first things kids do to take in dependence toward oneself, since most youngsters begin getting their sustenance before beginning to walk or talk. With a little backing from their guardians and a nourishment pocket napkin, infants can really delight in their finger sustenance’s!

The First Things to Do

Youngsters, when they are something like 8 or 9 months of age, are for the most part acknowledged to be acquainted with finger sustenance’s. When they begin picking their nourishment from plate or getting the spoons while they are constantly bolstered, they could be offered something to consume without anyone else’s input. The sustenance needs to be served on the high-seat tray to provide for them the thought of how and where they should consume it. At first, the target ought to be permitting them to figure out how to “squeeze handle” utilizing their thumb and pointer, additionally, the tyke needs to be wearing a waterproof nourishment pocket tucker, to minimize the wreckage they can make.

Growing Up With Care

Cleanliness is surely one huge issue to be watchful about when kids are consuming sustenance utilizing their hands. Cleaning the child and the utensils after they have wrapped up the sustenance is as essential as doing before they begin. Utilizing tyke inviting plastic plates or the high-seat tray can diminish some work, and in addition a wipe-clean sustenance pocket napkin for snappier clean up. Such things are intended to help through this phase of advancement of kids, especially.

Having the capacity to get and consume their sustenance is one critical stage to create a youngster’s engine aptitudes. The achievement in this stage connotes their positive development.

Accelerated Orthodontics Benefit & Risk


Accelerated orthodontics is becoming ever more popular in the treatment of adult dental patients who display crooked teeth or less than flattering smiles. The name alone is appealing to patients ‘Accelerated Orthodontics‘ already suggests to the patient that they will be guaranteed a speedier course of treatment, but is that a good enough reason to take up this particular treatment option? Let’s consider the pros and cons.

PROS

Indeed, as the name suggests ‘Accelerated Orthodontics’ delivers just that. With regular orthodontic treatment as in those that involve the wear of fixed brackets on the front of the teeth, the orthodontist hopes to achieve favorable movement of the teeth. On occasion though this movement is not possible since the teeth in question may be too numerous or too wide to comfortably exist in their desired position. With regular orthodontics this would leave the orthodontist no choice but to extract one or a number of teeth to make room. The manoeuvrings of the remaining teeth to fill the gap left behind is what takes up a considerable portion of time. ‘Accelerated Orthodontics’ cuts corners (so to speak) by having the dentist gently shave away tooth material form the edges of all the teeth in the arch creating a total space equivalent or close to that of a single tooth extraction. This allows for an ‘Accelerated Orthodontic’ treatment time of six to eight months, rather than the two years or more that the average adult orthodontic patient may have to endure

The ‘Accelerated’ procedure also gives the added advantage of going relatively unnoticed by friends and co-workers as there are no unsightly gaps and any fixed orthodontic wear (such as the small metal brackets) can be fitted to the backs of the teeth rather than to the front.

CONS

Firstly, there is the issue of expense. The professionals capable of providing this service are not located within every dental practice – they are specially trained and will charge accordingly. Also, since they are specialists it is more likely that will be located at practices and surgeries based in the larger cities (also leading to an increased cost in treatment through additional fuel costs and in some cases time off from work).

Some patients may complain of a mild itching or in some cases a burning sensation – this is not uncommon. The teeth are being moved at a far faster rate than normal and it is not just a process of moving a tooth through gum tissue, there is also the movement of the tooth root through the underlying bone – some unpleasantness of sensation is bound to be expected.

The stability of any results must also be brought into question. As the roots of the teeth are being pushed and pulled through bone far more quickly the osteoclastic/osteoblastic action may not be as thorough as usual. In essence as teeth are moved the roots plough through the bone to a new position so, bone has to be lost for the teeth to take up that new position and new bone is laid down to fill the space where the root used to be. ‘Accelerated Orthodontics’ causes this process to happen far more quickly and it is possible that the newly laid down bone makes it more likely for the teeth to try to revert back to their old positions if retainer wear is not maintained after the course of fixed treatment.

The patient’s role is key then, not just in terms of retainer wear but also from the point their general dental hygiene. The edges of the teeth are now roughened and therefore more likely to be affected by decay or tartar formation than before. Also, the enamel, the tooth’s protective coating has been shaved away; this can make the tooth more brittle and more prone to attack from bacteria and staining from certain food stuffs and cigarette smoke.

‘Accelerated Orthodontics’ is also fairly new. This means that very little research has been done in the over all results and any long-term effects that this particular branch of treatment might bring. With this lack of research insurance companies in the US are less inclined to cover such treatments. So, be sure to check before committing to any treatment.

How to Set Your Priorities Straight Even With Your Teenage Pregnancy


You’re 15, pregnant, and alone. The next nine months is just the beginning of the biggest challenge in your teenage life. It’s already hard being a teen and now with a baby along the way and with no one to help you; you may feel like it’s hard to bear it all. But losing hope is the last thing that you need. Learn how to turn your life for the good even if you got into early teen pregnancy.

Teen pregnancy is a harsh reality in the society today. Aside from the physical burden that comes along with being pregnant, there are still so much hardships that a teen pregnant mom will go through. Among these is the emotional roller coaster during and after giving birth; the financial challenge all throughout the pre-natal, post-natal and child-rearing period; and the social stigma that the teenage mom may face from same-age kids, adults, and the society as a whole.

The Many Challenges of Teenage Pregnancy

  • Health Risks to Teenage Mom: Pregnant teens may face a lot of complications and risks. They may have problems with being under nourished because of insufficient nutrients and supplement vitamins. They may also still engage in unhealthy and dangerous habits such as smoking, drinking, and substance abuse. Giving birth may also be a problem such as enduring longer hours of labor, premature labor, and even death.
  • Health Risks to The Baby: Babies born by teen mothers are most likely to be underweight. Along with low birth weight, the baby may also have underdeveloped organs such as the lungs and the heart. They may also have problems with controlling body functions such as body temperature and blood sugar. There is also risk of developing mental retardation. There is also a greater risk of infancy death with babies born of young, teenage mothers.
  • Emotional Haywire: From the day that a 15 year old girl confirms her pregnancy until the day she gives birth, her emotions will be in unpredictable and uncontrollable. Depression may set in as the teenage mom deals with all the emotions all at the same time. Especially when a teenage mom has to deal with being left by the baby daddy to face the pregnancy alone or where there are totally unsupportive parents, the emotions of a teenage mom may be at its lowest for most of the time.
  • Financial Incapability: A pregnant teen is not of the right age to secure a stable job thus is yet another setback and challenge that she has to face. The cost of monthly check-ups, healthy food, and supplemental pre-natal medications is just a few of the financial concerns during pregnancy. The cost of giving birth and ultimately raising the child and provide for his or her basic needs is the bigger challenge to a financially incapable teen mom.
  • Social Pressure: A pregnant teen mom may have to shy away from High School friends who are continuing their teenage life of parties, proms, dates, and more while the teen mom has to start growing up. She may have to need to quit school entirely because of the fear of being unaccepted in general.

But you will always have the choice and the power to make your pregnancy bearable and raising a child alone the best experience of your life instead. Know that there are more positive things that can come out of your teen pregnancy. It will surely be a hard road ahead of you but you can pull it through if you just believe in yourself and set all your priorities straight not only for yourself but for that little one coming along.

How to Move Forward with Your Early Pregnancy

  • Own up to your pregnancy and the responsibility that comes along with it: Going on with the pregnancy and dealing with all the consequences of it may just be a task that falls in your own hands especially when your boyfriend leaves you or your family disowns you. You made your choice of keeping the baby now and it is all up to you to face every little responsibility that comes along with your pregnancy.
  • Take good care of your health and your unborn baby’s health, too: To ensure a safe pregnancy, go for regular monthly check ups during your pregnancy. Eat right and stay out of tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. By making yourself healthy, you are also keeping the baby healthy. You don’t really want to end up dead in the hospital room nor would you want to lose your baby.
  • Don’t let your negative emotions get to you: It is hard to deal with the confusing emotions that you may have about being pregnant. But remember that you need to draw strength from within you and also through the unborn child in you. Facing the pregnancy with feelings of helplessness and depression is not going to help you during your pregnancy.
  • Seek professional assistance and help: Should there really be no boyfriend, friends, or family to support you through the pregnancy, check your local community centers for shelter or programs which support pregnant teens. Ask help from your church leader or even non-government agencies which can help you during and after pregnancy.
  • Believe that getting pregnant and giving birth at a young age is a huge preparation for even tougher days of your life: Your pregnancy is the start of a whole new life for you and your little one. It is not an easy road and most of the times you may feel like giving up. But have faith in yourself that no matter how hard and challenging teenage pregnancy is, you will be able to make it through with a more positive attitude, confidence in yourself, and your dreams for yourself and your baby.

Teenage pregnancy is not as easy and glamorous as what other teen moms (especially on reality TV) may imply it to be. It is a scary and tough happening in a teen’s life. But you have the biggest choice to make between causing destruction to yourself and the baby even more or being sensible enough this time around to turn this pregnancy into something more favorable and easier for you. You made the choice of keeping the baby, alone or not, the task of keeping the baby healthy and alive will come naturally to mothers, no matter what age they may be. But it all begins with one good choice and a set of feasible plans for yourself and your little one.

Reference:

http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/about/

Rough start after vacation

Summer has started off with a real bang for me. Last Sunday I started running a 102-103 temperature. I know things were not looking good when i was shivering at the water park at Sea World! I ended up missing my final day of teacher check out and an in-service because i had to go to Dr. Kapoor’s office for fluids and antibiotics twice a day. I went to the doctors office 9 times in 5 days. That has to be some new type of record. i am feeling much better now thanks to some Maxipim, rest and a wonderful family that helped to watch Tait while i was down. These were supposed to be good weeks because i have not had chemo for two weeks now. Oh, well take it as it comes. Going to take Tait to the Flea market and get out of the house for a little while. It is a beautiful day in San Antonio.

After a week of antibiotics, i am feeling great. Had chemo yesterday and the results from my echo-cardiogram were good. My heart is as strong as ever. i guess the difficulty in breathing may be steaming from my weight gain. It has been a busy week as Tait has started swim lessons and we are getting ready for a family reunion at Possum Kingdom Lake. In the middle of all this we celebrated my Mom’s 70th birthday on a dinner river barge downtown. A good time was had by all. Next week we start VBS at church and continue swimming. Is this summer vacation!? Sure feels busy.

Phen375 Review of Weight Loss Supplement

The Phen375 is the new weight loss pill that is available in the market today. If you want to become slim, then you should try the phen375 slimming pills. Most of the doctors recommend that if you want to become sexy and slim, you should eat less so that you can burn more calories. Losing weight is a very hard task for many people. If you really want to lose weight, then you should start looking for the best weight loss pills that will help you lose weight faster and easier. Since there are many slimming pills that are available in the market today, you will surely find it hard to know the right product that will suit your needs. There are so many things that you need to consider before you buy a slimming pill such as the ingredients used in the product, how the Phen375 works, its side effects, and of course its price.

With the different kinds of slimming products that you can find in the market, the best pill that will surely catch your attention is the Phen375. The Phen375 not Phentermine( see details at this review ) is one of the best selling diet pills. This diet pill has been recognized as one of the powerful fat burners and suppressants that exist in the market today. This product contains the properties that made it the most effective way of losing weight. This diet pill was released way back in 2009 and it is 100% legal in giving effective weight reduction results to people. It contains all the necessary ingredients that are effective in burning fats and calories.

However, taking the diet pills is not the only solution to lose your weight because you also need to control your diet and make sure that you exercise regularly. Proper diet means that you should eat the right kinds of foods your body needs. You need to eat the foods that are full of nutrients. When it comes to your exercise, you need to make sure that you ask your trainer for the right exercise that will best suit your needs. With the help of the best diet pills, you will surely have the body shape that you need.

Here are some of the benefits that you can have:

Super fast losing your weight – you can now achieve the slim body that you have always wanted because of the active ingredients of phen375.

Very affordable – compared to other diet pills and supplements in the market today, this diet pill is very affordable. Everyone can afford to buy this diet pill because it not that expensive, but it gives an effective result.

You can lose up to 20 pounds in just one month – you will not starve and you will look and feel great every day. With continuous intake of phen375, you will surely lose fats in just a couple of days.

Burns fats faster and easier – it offers quick results and will make your body burn more fats for your energy. The active ingredients of this diet pill react on your body fast that is why it burns fats faster.

How it Can Change Your Life

Being fat or obese is really hard because you have a limitation in all your activities. You will find it hard to move freely and you are also prone to a lot of sicknesses. In short, being fat is extremely not healthy. You need to find a way to lose weight fast and the only product that can help you is the phen375 because it contains the right ingredients that are known for effective weight loss. All the ingredients used in this product are natural, so you can be sure that it is safe and effective. It is also doctors’ recommended, so you can be sure of its safety and it has no side effects that can harm your health.

The Phen375 can turn you into a fat burner machine for 24 hours. Your body will never stop burning fats, so you will see the result in just a few days of taking the diet pills. If you want a fast result on your weight loss, you need to make sure that you take the right diet pills. Don’t just go for products that claim they are the best because it is hard to try your luck. Make sure that before you take the product, you made a research about it and you are sure that it contains the right ingredients.

You can read customer reviews about the product because this will tell you everything that you need to know regarding the product. When it comes to slimming pills, the Phen375 diet pill is the only product that you can rely on that will give the fastest and safest way of losing weight. Since it contains natural ingredients, you can be sure that it is safe to use.

There Once Was Hope…

In view of the relaunch of Doctor Who – with the wonderful Matt Smith – we thought it was about time that we discussed some of the moments that excited us during Russell T Davies tenure at the helm.

As odd as it sounds – coming from us at least – there were a few incidents that reminded us of classic Who and offered a glimmer of hope that things might have gotten better.

They were few and far between but it’s only fair that we list them. This shouldn’t take too long…

Dalek – The Doctor Gets Scared
This was genius! The reintroduction of the Daleks in series one of new Who, needed to tick so many boxes that it was always going to be difficult.

The job of introducing them to a new, younger audience was never going to be straightforward, things have moved on since the sixties. The Daleks seemingly hadn’t though, their design remained resolutely the same as always. Lights on the head, an eye stalk and plungers and egg whisks for weapons.

It was going to be tricky conveying the menace and power a Dalek held, when they still looked like this.
Dalek

So with an unchanged design what was needed was a bit of the old acting! Which is what Christopher Eccleston gave us. In spades!
Dalek

Thanks to Eccleston’s mad, scrambling fear at coming face to face with just one Dalek, the kids – who, this was all new to remember – were going to be under no illusions; Daleks are evil!

Blink – Easter Eggs!
Everybody loves Blink. Everybody. Ask them their reasons for loving it and we’ve no doubt they’ll say it’s the Weeping Angels.

Now as good a villain as they are, they’re not the reason it rocks so hard. No, it’s the easter eggs that solidify this storyline.
Blink

Those easter eggs are so neatly tied together and underpin the episode so well, that – as mad as it might sound – you often don’t really notice their criticality to the plot!

Another reason for the success of Blink is Sally Sparrow (played by Carey Mulligan), she more than makes up for the absence of The Doctor and thanks to her it never feels like we’re being short changed.
Blink

You see the reason why The Doctor and Martha appear in it so infrequently is that, in order to save the pennies, this episode was filmed simultaneously with another one (Human Nature). Cutting costs on a flagship show? It could only be the BBC!

Blink won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form and Carey Mulligan received the Constellation Award for Best Female Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode. Both awards were thoroughly deserved.

The Doctor’s Daughter – The Seven Day War
Now this was very neat, very neat indeed. Two warring factions engaged in a never ending struggle that neither side can remember the reason for.

The two sides have been going at it for generations and it’s only thanks to Donna’s mathematical genius – which also enabled her to pick up the Dewey Decimal system in two days, ho hum – that The Doctor works out exactly what’s been going on.
The Doctors Daughter

You see this never ending, ever lasting war has in reality – thanks to cloning and accelerated growth – has only been going on for seven days. Brilliant!

Silence In The Library – River Song, Echoes Of The Future
This is River Song, by all accounts you’ll be seeing more of her.
Silence In The Library

That little book she’s reading from? That’s her diary, a diary that looks more than a little like the TARDIS. Here’s a closer peek.
Silence In The Library

You see the implication here is that River Song has already met The Doctor, although as The Doctor can’t remember this having happened we can only assume that she’s met a future regeneration. How cool is that?

It’s a lovely little twist and we must admit that we’re amazed it hadn’t happened sooner.

Rise Of The Cybermen – Rose Tyler (In A Maid’s Outfit)
Phwoar! We know it’s bringing the tone down but come on. This is fantastic stuff, Rose, dressed like a maid! Knick-knack-noo!
Rise Of The Cybermen

Let’s leave it there shall we?

How to Preventing Hypertension? – Easy to Do

Hypertension is not a disease that can healed, but we can arrange it so that the blood pressure remained in normal conditions. One that is easy to set up a factor of the food that we eat everyday. If you have hypertension, you should avoid foods that contain too high salt for example cheese, meat, ketchup, and vice versa consumption of foods containing potassium and magnesium.

Potassium and magnesium can make become lower blood pressure. Food that contain potassium include watermelon, melon, cucumber, avocado, squash, celery, onion, and garlic. Foods that contain omega-3 also has the potential to reduce the blood pressure. Beside food, beverages should also be regulated. It is advisable to not drink alcohol or eat foods that contain alcohol. The maximum limit of alcohol that can be consumed by men was 30 ml while that for women is 15ml. Avoid drinking too much coffee and tea. Coffee and tea contain caffeine which can boost blood pressure becomes higher.

In hypertension patients are encouraged to exercise regularly, regular exercise can reduce high blood pressure, mild Choose Sports such as walking, cycling, and swimming. Do it on a regular basis at least 3 times a week for 30-45 minutes. Often people said that everyday activities like washing, cooking and washing the floors is kind of sport. This needs to be clarified, such activity is not a sport. Reduce smoking habit. Cigarettes contain nicotine which is very harmful to the body and can increase blood pressure. In general, the smoke caused by stress. Therefore you need to make anti-stress therapy that make mindset will be more calm, relaxed and balance between body and mind.

Uncover The Mystery Powering The Good Results Of Vitamin C Anti Aging Supplements

Currently there is a significant interest in for any type of anti aging product. Recently available research also brought forth various anti aging products to employ in our quest for everlasting youth. Vitamin C anti aging treatments specifically are incredibly popular because of their powerful effects.

Anti aging supplements function by helping to stimulate the body to generate additional of it’s own anti aging properties.

Nutritional supplements which contain anti-oxidants and omega 3 fats, will provide the body with additional protection against free radicals that induce aging but many various other nutritional supplements such as those that are associated with Human Growth Hormone basically stimulate the body to deliver more of its own Human Growth Hormone as opposed to furnishing it with additional Human Growth Hormone.

Collagen production diminishes, as we grow older and results in the aging affect where the skin will lose its tone. Vitamin C anti aging treatments helps to supercharge collagen formation and have therefore the effect of slowing the aging process.

Good anti aging supplements can definitely help to make up for almost any nutritional requirements, that are omitted in your daily diet. By incorporating anti aging supplements to your diet, chances are you’ll gain the effect to look and stay longer young.

A lack in vital nourishing substances could potentially cause a certain amount of deterioration in your body. Things that help with this damage include things like weight gain, muscle loss, graying hair, dry and flaking skin, facial lines etc. These changes signal that there’s an imbalance in your nutrition.

Keep your aging process at a natural pace by introducing Vitamin C anti aging supplements. These supplements will fight free radicals with anti-oxidants and enable you to cope better with external or inner stress.

In the current dirty and seriously contaminated atmosphere, the process of aging begins rather quickly. Grab assistance from anti aging supplements early on in your life to fight this war against mass skin devastation.