Research shows that gardening has the power to change your mood, lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of air, alleviate depression, and increase levels of happiness.
So what better thing to do than to grown your own Kitchen Herb Garden!?! All the above benefits AND you’ll have fresh herbs to toss into your happy, healthy recipes! How to Create an Indoor (or Outdoor) KITCHEN HERB GARDEN
Soil-less Potting Mix (for cuttings or young plants; not seeds)
Herbs (of course!)
Single dish container (or multiples; depending on your window sill)
A window with at least six hour of sunlight – or – a grow light! THE HERBS: Thyme, mint and rosemary make for a nice start, and they can share one container, as they have the same moisture and lighting needs. The easiest route (the one I travel) is to buy young plants at the florist, greenhouse or supermarket – you know, already grown! Thyme has a distinctive, spicy scent and can be used to season meats, vegetables and as a salad garnish. Mint has a fresh smell and a fabulous addition to a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea. Rosemary is a member of the mint family, and is known to heal wounds, alleviates headaches and improves memory! It has a strong, pungent aroma. Add a few leaves to your breads, poultry and vegetables for a unique flavor. Tip: The more you trim your plants, the more stems will grow and the herb will stay small and bushy! Spread the Herbal Word … NOT the icing!
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We all know how important it is to start the day RIGHT. With a healthy breakfast, a happy thought and some music to sway to!While chopping onions for this incredibly delicious baked egg dish, listen to Adam Lambert sing Smokey Robinson‘s incredibly beautiful song, Tracks of My Tears, from last night’s American Idol show!(For the full review of all performances, read Motown Idol Back Again.Hearty and Hardy Baked EggsIngredients: 1 large sweet onion, chopped * 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil * 1 28-ounce can of Italian plum tomatoes, diced, in its own juice *1 tablespoon virgin olive oil * 1 pound (2 bunches) of spinach (washed and de-stemmed) * 6 eggs * salt and pepper * 1/2 cup goat cheese Directions: Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees * In non-stick skillet (or skilled sprayed with non-stick spray), heat olive oil over medium to high flame. * Cook onions until soft (about 8 to 10 minutes). * Add can of diced tomatoes with juice, and cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes (medium heat). * Set aside. * In a smaller skillet wilt spinach. (about 3 minutes). * Pour tomato sauce mixture into large baking dish. * Using the back end of a big serving spoon, make 6 equi-distant indentations on top of sauce. * Crack an egg into each indentation. * Salt and Pepper on the egg to taste. * Spoon wilted spinach around the eggs. * Bake until egg whites are set, but egg yokes are still runny (to taste – some like slightly, some prefer not-so-slightly), approx. 8 minutes. * Remove from oven and add a heaping tablespoon of goat cheese on top of each egg. * Serves 6. HUNGRY for more diet tips and recipes?Here’s your DIET CHEAT SHEET.5 Fat-Burning Questions for Bob GreeneRecession Proof Foods: Cheap n’ EasySpread the HEALTHY BREAKFAST word … NOT the icing!Janice———————————————————————————–Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.