Combine 2 cups heavy cream,
1 cup 2% milk,
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.
Cut one vanilla bean down the middle, scrape out the seeds, and add both the seeds and the bean to the saucepan with the cream.
Heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved. Do not let this mixture simmer or boil!
When the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Remove the vanilla bean.
Add 12oz of Innis & Gunn Original, and place in fridge until chilled (approx. 1 hour).
Pour into two freezer-safe containers, and place in freezer. Stir once an hour until desired consistency is reached (approx. 6 hours).
The following is a list of the most common causes of death in the U.S. (including the number of people who die from these causes each year):
Heart disease: 614,348
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 147,101
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 136,053
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2 cups diced watermelon
1 cup feta cheese, cut into fine diced cubes
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
1 bottle red wine (preferably Spanish)
1/2 bottle white zinfandel
1/2 bottle Beaujolais
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup tequila
1 quart orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup club soda
1 cup watermelon juice
6 pieces star anise
1 sugar cube (or sugar packet) for garnish
1 sliced orange
serving maraschino cherries
Whisk all ingredients - wine, brandy, tequila, orange juice, lemon juice, club soda, watermelon juice. Add sugar to taste.
Makes 8 servings.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 eggs, at room temperature
Courtesy of Lee Bailey Reed
½ Cup sliced plantains
½ Cup sliced apple
½ Cup sliced avocado
½ Cup pitted dates
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Although federal legislation was approved in December that addresses a portion of the issue,
Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, osteopathic doctors, nurse practitioners, and nutritionists use to treat illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
Although, functional nutrition seems to be more accurate as everything is food. Our primary foods are what we put in our mouths and our secondary foods are how we nourish our bodies. A balance of primary and secondary foods is imperative for optimal whole-body function.
The “surprise attack” of illness is due in part to the silent nature of the disease process. Symptoms may wait to appear after weeks, months, or years have passed. Sometimes they never arise and no warning is given. It is not uncommon to hear about a “perfectly healthy” person suddenly passing away. The real question is, “What qualifies as healthy?”
The phrase ‘gut health’ describes effective digestion and an optimal state of well-being. Just like the saying ‘happy wife, happy life’, ‘healthy gut, healthy life’ may be true as well.
Our digestive tract acts as a guardian between the outside world and the internal workings of our bodies. If this barrier is healthy, it allows nutrients into the body while at the same time blocking foreign invaders.