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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Strenuous workouts

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Yoga Basics and Variations. While Yoga originated as a spiritual endeavor tied closely to the Eastern religions of Buddhism and Hinduism, modern society has adopted many of its basic tenets as a low impact physical fitness workout. Combining breath control, balance and stretching, practicing Yoga is a great way to enhance flexibility, posture and muscle tone. There are many options available in Yoga-based workouts, from those designed for stress release to more strenuous workouts intended to supplement weight loss. Whether you are interested in exploring the spiritual side of Yoga, or just want to increase your flexibility and control, there are a wide range of Yoga programs that can be incorporated into any lifestyle. Exercise Specific Yoga Styles Power Yoga. One of the most prevalent forms of exercise intensive Yoga is often referred to as Power Yoga. Geared toward toning muscle groups and enhancing control, Power Yoga offers a more intense workout than most other types of Yoga. Based on the Indian Yoga technique known as Ashtanga, Power Yoga is generally comprised of a two hour workout that cycles through several series of postures. The intense aerobic nature of the workout may make this style of Yoga difficult for beginners, but it also provides the most opportunity for body sculpting and muscle toning. Core Yoga. A relatively new form of exercise-based Yoga, Core Yoga is designed to work on toning the abdominals, thighs and bottom. Many practitioners of Core Yoga use it as an addendum to their regular workout to target problem areas where weight can collect. Like other forms of Yoga, stretching and breath control are the focus of most exercises. This form of Yoga is also thought to help alleviate back pain, and many exercises originate from the spine. By actively participating in Core Yoga classes, you can expect to lose inches around your waist, bottom and hips. Beginners Yoga. If you are new to Yoga, or uncertain whether your current level of fitness is up to an advanced Yoga routine, there are many beginning Yoga programs available on the market. Exploring Yoga for the first time can be an enlightening experience, and most beginners go on to more advanced levels once they are comfortable with the basics. Even beginner Yoga classes will emphasize muscle extension and breath control. Opting for an introduction to Yoga program can provide a low impact workout that will supplement the rest of your fitness workout.

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Jolly rancher jelly beans

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Whether you're making an unforgettable gift on your own or entertaining a crowd of kids, they're a guaranteed good time. Hershey's Flower Pot Bouquet What You'll Need Small flower pot 6' lengths of 12 gauge floral wire Silk flower leaves Green floral tape Clear cellophane Glue Scissors 1 yard of ribbon or pre-made bow Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans Assortment of Hershey's pastel foil wrapped candy such as Hershey's Kisses Brand Chocolates, Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate, Reese's Peanut Butter Miniatures, and York Peppermint Patties Instructions To Create Hershey's Kisses Brand Chocolates Roses: 1. For each candy rose, spread glue on the bottom of one foil-wrapped chocolate. 2. Firmly press the bottom of another chocolate to it. Insert florist wire into one pointed end of the double kisses, twisting cellophane, continuing down the full length of wire with tape. 3. Add 1 or 2 artificial leaves, if desired, securing leaves in place with florist tape. To create Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate Blue Bells: 1. Insert one length of floral wire through the center of 3-4 blue foil chocolate to form blossoms. 2. Wrap remaining lengths of wire with green floral tape, inserting silk leaves at the base of the chocolate. To create all other Candy Blossoms: 1. Insert one length of floral wire partially through the center of York Peppermint Patty, or Reeses's Peanut Butter Miniature. 2. Wrap candy with a 4' square of clear cellophane, twisting the remainder of clear wrap around the top of the floral wire. Wrap wire beginning at the base of the candy, over the extra clear wrap, inserting silk leaves. Hershey's Kisses Mice: These adorable little mice will make you shriek, but with delight. What You'll Need Materials needed to make a pair of mice: 1/4 yard of 1/2 inch pink gross grain ribbon 1 sheet pink felt 4 shaky eyes 4 Hershey's Kisses Brand Chocolates per pair of mice Glue (low heat gun, non-toxic craft glue, glue stick or confectioners' glue) Scissors Instructions 1. Create tails by cutting 2' lengths of pink gross grain ribbons, pinch one end of the ribbon in half and glue to point of one chocolate. 2. Cut the ears out of the pink felt and glue the base of the heart shape to the top of the flat side of one chocolate, leaving the two curved shapes extending over the edge to form the ears. 3. Glue both chocolates together flat end to flat end with felt ears nesting in between. 4. Complete by gluing on the jiggly eyes. Vanella Cream Sauce: Beat to a cream three tablespoonfuls of butter, and gradually beat into this two-thirds of a cupful of powdered sugar. When this is light and creamy, add a teaspoonful of vanilla; then gradually beat in two cupfuls of whipped cream. Place the bowl in a pan of boiling water, and stir constantly for three minutes. Pour the sauce into a warm bowl, and serve.

About Author: William Smith the author provides many more delicious chocolate recipes for you free at Hershey Candy (All is Free)

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Chocolate haystack cookies

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Try these easy and fun chocolate haystack recipes with the kids. They'll have an absolute blast both making and eating them! CHOCOLATE HAYSTACK COOKIES 1 (3 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips 15 oz. can Eagle brand milk 1 1/2 c. shredded coconut 2 c. chopped walnuts 1 tsp. vanilla Melt chocolate chips in double boiler and melt over boiling water. Stir in milk and cook until thick about 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in coconut, nuts and vanilla. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen. Chow mein noodles make this recipe novel and even more fun for kids. A great rainy day idea for a bored and hungry bunch. HAYSTACK COOKIES 12 oz. chow mein noodles 1 (12 oz.) chocolate chips 1 (12 oz.) butterscotch chips 1 c. peanuts Melt together chips in double boiler. Add noodles and peanuts. Drop onto wax paper. Chocolate Blanc-Mange Put one quart of milk in the double-boiler, and place on the fire. Sprinkle into it one level tablespoonful of sea-moss farina. Cover, and cook until the mixture looks white, stirring frequently. It will take about twenty minutes. While the milk and farina are cooking, shave two ounces of Premium No. 1 Chocolate, and put it into a small pan with four tablespoonfuls of sugar and two of boiling water. Stir over a hot fire until smooth and glossy, then stir into the cooked mixture. Add a saltspoonful of salt and a teaspoonful of vanilla. Strain, and turn into a mould that has been rinsed in cold water. Set the mould in a cold place, and do not disturb it until the blanc-mange is cold and firm. Serve with sugar and cream. Chocolate Fragranced Candles And You Chocolate fragranced candles and you belong together, if you like chocolate at all. You can find a variety of scents (and flavors?) from several different suppliers. Yankee Candle offers scents to make your mouth water and one that'll have you reaching for a cold, tall glass of milk: Chocolate Chip Cookie. It's always a favorite with the chocolate-loving crowd. Perhaps you'd like to relax with some peppermint cocoa...or just daydream while you sniff. If you can crave it, you can probably find it. Imagine a rich, dark, luscious brownie under a warm sweet blanket of smooth hot fudge. It's available from There's a candle to fuel your every chocolate fantasy. Got chocolate milk on your mind? You can light a tall one anytime you like. If you're really over the top over chocolate, there's the Our Lady of Abundant Chocolate 'devotional' candle. There's also chocolate candles especially for the male chocoholic. As a matter of fact, there is a chocolate candle for most of the people that might come to your mind. The mailman, your babysitter and even grouchy Uncle John will get a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eye when they receive one as a gift for any occasion or no occasion at all! More companies are offering chocolate fragranced candles each year. Your favorite candlemaker may well have a surprise waiting for you!

About Author: William Smith the author provides many more delicious chocolate recipes for you free at Chocolate Haystack Recipes (All is Free)

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Chicken with Chinese Sausage

A pineapple field in GhanaImage via Wikipedia
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

On our way to the Zip Line Zone. We saw a vast plantation of pineapple. One would really be mesmerized with its beauty and vastness. I was just really wondering where would all these pineapples for. I know they could be eaten raw but people all over the world would not be probably so interested eating them fresh because of that acidic feel in their mouths after eating pineapples. There must really be reasons for spending thousands in  maintaining such a vast plantation. Just then I saw from a post that reads, "Ang ulam na may Pineapples, nagiging SUPER ULAM" (Viand with pineapples, becomes SUPER VIAND).

Got this idea to feature viands that includes Pineapple in their ingredients. You will surely love this!

Chicken with Chinese Sausage

You will need:

1/2     kilogram chicken thigh, cut into small chunks
2        pouches Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits (115 g each), drained (reserve syrup)
1        tbsp minced garlic
3        tbsp chopped onion
1/4     cup sliced Chinese sausage
1/2     cup sliced carrots
1/4     cup sliced red bell pepper
1/4     cup sliced green bell pepper
3        tbsp oyster sauce
1        tsp rice wine (optional)
2        tsp cornstarch, dissolve in 1 tbsp water

Here's how:

1.  Marinate chicken in 1 tsp iodized fine salt (or 1 tbsp iodized rock salt), 1/8 tsp pepper and pineapple syrup for at least 30 minutes. Drain, reserve marinade.
2. Saute' garlic and onions in 1 tbsp oil. Add in sausage and cook for a few minutes. Toss in chicken and stir-fry until chicken is almost done.
3. Add vegetables, oyster sauce and marinade. Cook for another 3 minutes. Add wine, Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits and cornstarch. Simmer until thick. Serve.
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