Practical Ways to Be the Best You

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Suellen Ocean

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The Beauty In Beans … They Are Nutritious … Easy and Inexpensive

Beans have got to be one of the cheapest foods available. Humans have cultivated them for thousands of years. Some of the beans we plant in our gardens are the same variety the ancients planted in theirs. I don’t doubt that cultures who eat a lot of beans also have nice skin, hair, bones, nails, etc., provided they’re other nutritional needs are met. Beans have the fiber we need, they have protein, no fat, no cholesterol and almost no salt unless added. One quarter cup of dried black beans has nine grams of protein and that can be increased if you eat corn or rice with it.  They’re delicious too. What’s not to like? I’m cooking black bean chili today. I’ll cook up the black beans then add some cumin spice, onions, basil, oregano, a little soy sauce and I’ll add some tomatoes as well. I leave it on the back burner all day and maybe I’ll toss a teaspoon of brown sugar into the pot to bring out the flavor. About an hour before dinner I’ll make some whole grain whole wheat corn bread. My husband will love it and I will too.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

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What In the World is a Fetish?

I doubt very much that your children, if you have them, will ask you “What’s a fetish?” the way I asked my father, “What’s an aphrodisiac?” It could happen but it probably won’t and if it did, I’m not absolutely certain you’d know the correct answer. Most of us probably think of a sexy pair of red high-heels when we hear “fetish” and then picture a kinky shoe salesman hovering over a nylon stocking, footed female, gently placing that shoe upon her foot. You would be mistaken if you thought that the shoe was the fetish, technically, the fetish would be toward the foot. A “fetish” is an erotic interest on a part of the body, as the foot. The word derives from the French word “facticius,” as an adjective it means “artificial” and as a noun it refers to sorcery or to the magical power a charm might possess. If you wear a crystal around your neck to ward of evil and protect you from disease, the crystal would be a fetish.

Suellen Ocean is co-author of The Common Sense Guide to Good Sex Available here:

 

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Vegetarian Nutrition: No Wonder They Say Eat Your Peas!

Frozen peas are great to have in the freezer. For vegetarians, protein is something we are always seeking and it isn’t always easy to come by “quickly”. I read the back of the plastic bag of frozen peas and two-thirds a cup has the following: NO saturated fat, NO transfat, No cholesterol, 4 grams of protein, 35% of daily Vitamin A needs and 25% of our Vitamin C needs. WOW! That’s a lot of helpful vegetable protein and nutrition and two-thirds cup is nothing. So throw frozen peas into your veggie soups, stir fry, fried rice and matzo ball soup. You’ll be glad you did.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

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Organic Gardens, Butterflies and Fava Beans

Planting fava beans in your garden will attract butterflies and bees that pollinate your other crops and fix nitrogen into your soil. Great for companion planting, fava beans will get a little tall and could shade things but you can always pull them or trim them and as a benefit you can eat them. In temperate climates you can plant them as a winter crop and they will be flowering in the spring.  Suellen Ocean is the author of Acorns and Eat’em, a how-to vegetarian cookbook and field guide for eating acorns. Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Acorns-Eatem-How–Vegetarian-Cookbook/dp/1491288973

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The Pomegranate? An Aphrodisiac? Really?

It appears that not only is pomegranate delicious and loaded with vitamin C and bioflavonoids but ancient lore has it being a very sexy fruit and maybe the Biblical “forbidden fruit.” According to the website eatsomethingsexy.com, the pomegranate was “regaled as a culinary symbol of Aphrodite by the ancient Greeks.”

Suellen Ocean is co-author of The Common Sense Guide to Good Sex Available here:

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