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As a wife and mommy dedicated to making nourishing food and using safe products for her family, she works to empower her readers by showing them that there is a healthier way to eat and live. Josh November 14, at Oh wow, this recipe is amazing! And now, as the house lights dim, please fasten your safety belts and put your seat backs in an upright position as we join tonight's episode I make up a whole batch using 1litre of milk, just multiply the quantities. Powdered milk, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, sugar, malt powder. I did, and I loved it.

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Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Great for diets that restrict fluids or require increased calories or protein. Available in Very Vanilla and Chocolate flavors. Each 5 oz pudding cup provides Calories, 7 grams of protein and 24 vitamins and minerals for a nutritionally balanced snack that will add texture variety to any diet. Appropriate for these diets: Not for IV use.

Valid in continental U. Offer valid on ground shipping only; not valid on other shipment methods. But that tedious "one-by-one" method is, at least metaphorically, exactly what a true "bean counter" does. It seems to have first appeared in the mids in the U. Its first known occurrence in print was in a Forbes magazine article that referred to "a smart, tightfisted and austere 'bean counter' accountant from rural Kentucky," though we can assume the quotation marks meant the writer had heard the term in use before the date of the article.

In any case, the allusion is clearly to an accountant so dedicated to detail that he or she counts everything, down to the last small, but still important, bean.

By the s, however, most appearances of "bean counter" in the media were taking on a derogatory tone, and "bean counter" is now frequently used to mean a nitpicker who, lost in the numbers, fails to see the "big picture. And this is your brain on ice cream, with sprinkles. When I was growing up, we referred to the sauces, nuts, etc. Oh goody, another chance to play psychic. I'm going to guess, based on your recollection, that you grew up in or near Ohio.

Eat your heart out, Uri Geller. I happen to have a copy of the Dictionary of American Regional English, which helpfully informs me that "dope" as a term for the goodies sprinkled atop ice cream is almost only heard, for whatever mysterious reason, in Ohio.

When I was growing up in Connecticut, on the other hand, "dope" was the varnish we applied to homemade model airplanes to keep them from falling apart which they invariably did anyway.

And Coca-Cola and similar soft drinks are still commonly referred to as "dope" in the rural South. This early use of "dope" to mean "sweet syrup" led directly to the ice-cream topping sense you've heard. The syrupy texture of melting opium may also have contributed to this sense. Although it is possible that the use of "dope" to mean "stupid person" is directly derived from this "drug" sense, there are some indications that the "stupid" sense of "dope" is completely unrelated and may come from an English dialect word meaning "prostitute.

And, since you were just about to ask, the use of "dope" to mean "inside information" as in "the straight dope" probably comes from the "dope," or stimulant drugs, once given to racehorses to improve their performance.

Knowing that a certain horse had been "doped" would, of course, be invaluable information for any bettor, and "dope" eventually came to mean the information itself. Quit waving that flag and finish your drink. You might say I am addicted to finding the original meaning of words and phrases.

I have numerous books on the subject, but two I have been unable to find. First, "passed with flying colors. Secondly, I was wondering where the word "dive", i.

A friend thinks it came from sailors who, while on leave, went to seedy bars as a "diversion," later abbreviated to "dive. Do you know the real origins? Well, as addictions go, I'd say that you have come up with a winner.

It certainly beats watching TV or tailgating folks on the freeway apparently our new national sport. To "pass with flying colors," meaning "to succeed or win by a wide margin" does indeed come from nautical lingo, "colors" in this sense meaning the naval flags or pennants flown from a ship's masts. The phrase originally, in the late 17th century, "to come off with flying colors" most likely referred to a battleship which had been victorious in an encounter with the enemy and emerged from the fray with its ensigns still flying, indicating that no severe damage was done to the vessel.

As for "dive," in the 19th century, an evening out for the adventurous meant literally diving into a subterranean world of bad booze and even worse company. Disreputable saloons and gambling joints were called "dives" also known as "dens," "holes" and "dumps" in the mids because they were often located below street level, in the ground floors or even basements of once-genteel rowhouses in run down areas of the city.

Patrons entered the dive via a flight of stairs, and once inside were safely shielded from the gaze of more respectable citizens. Doesn't sound like much of a party to me. Any ideas where the phrase "the party line" came from? It has a political overtone now, but I'm not sure that's how it got its start.

Any help would be appreciated. Well, first we have to figure out which of the two kinds of "party lines" we're talking about. The first kind of "party line" "party" here meaning "partial" or "shared" was an arrangement, very common until the s, where several households shared a single telephone line.

In theory, you were supposed to wait until no one was using the line before placing your call. In practice, if you were using a party line, you pretty much had to assume that at least three or four of your neighbors were listening to every word you said, a popular pastime known as "rubbering" from "rubbernecking," or gawking.

It's more likely that you're actually thinking of the other kind of "party line," meaning a shared political approach or policy, which first appeared back around The "line" here, as opposed to a simple telephone line, is generally held to refer to the lines of demarcation or borders between political parties -- the positions, policies and theories that provide a rationale for a political party's existence.

While "party lines" have existed, at least in principle, for as long as there have been political parties, the current negative connotation of "party line" in the U. The "general line" of such parties was a set of positions and strategies that all party members were required to endorse and carry out. Since communist parties were generally regarded as authoritarian and undemocratic, following a "party line" became synonymous in U.

To accuse your electoral opponents of "following the party line" thus became shorthand for saying they had no principles, or perhaps even no opinions, of their own. Where does the term "skid row" originate? Now there's a term I haven't heard for a while. As a matter of fact, I think you'd be hard-pressed to find "skid row" in any newspaper or magazine of the last two decades or so.

Not that actual "skid rows" have disappeared, you understand. I'm sure they've just been given less inflammatory monikers by the media, something along the lines of "substance abuse empowerment zones" or the like. As a classic American term for the district in nearly any sizable city where residents down on their luck congregate, their problems often magnified by alcohol, "skid row" dates back to the s, but its roots go back even further.

The first skid rows were in the logging towns of the Pacific Northwest in the early s. Faced with the chore of dragging felled trees out of the forest to the mill, 19th century loggers built "skid roads" -- roads paved with "skids," usually railroad ties or heavy wooden planks. It didn't take the loggers long to discover that the logs were far easier to move down these roads if the "skids" were greased, and "grease the skids" became a popular metaphor to describe speeding up the process of removing something.

Often lined with bars and flophouses, the "skid roads" were magnets for poor, often alcoholic, transient workers down on their luck and said to be "on the skids. Once the chocolate has melted, whisk in the bloomed gelatin. Continue whisking until the bloomed gelatin dissolves. My recipes are all in a meal planner.

Many of the links on this blog are affiliate links. Stupid Easy Paleo receives a small commission when certain items are purchased, but the price is the same for you. Stupid Easy Paleo, Inc. This sounds really good. I am confused about the gelatin, though.

Do you discard the water then? Could I use powdered Knox gelatin? If so, how would I do that? Hi Yolanda…I soaked the sheets of gelatin, discarded the water, and put the softened gelatin sheets into the warm coconut milk and chocolate. Can you substitute the gelatin with something else? Hi Belinda…you could try making something like a mousse which involves using whipped egg whites to firm it up I was making this for someone who cannot eat eggs, hence my use of the gelatin as a thickener.

You could leave out the ancho chili powder and cinnamon for a similar, very dense effect to this dessert. Hope that gives you some options. Try chia seeds in place of gelatin. They create a thick pudding like consistency when soaked in liquid.

I have a chia seed variation of this: Sorry to hear how it turned out Allie. Could you do this without gelatine or use a gelatine substitute?? It says on the label that one tablespoon gels one pint of liquid. So, do I just skip step 1 and pour the one tablespoon of gelatin over the coconut milk? And before or after I heat it? Hmmmm I would assume so yes…one tablespoon per pint which is 2 cups. I would gently heat the coconut milk to allow the chocolate to melt.

Then add the gelatin and stir until it dissolves. I checked on their website and they seem to include a variety of preparations. Best thing about Agar, just throw it in with everything else bring to a boil and your done. It also sets quickly and without refrigeration..

One thing to note you only need a little, eg 1. Never even thought about agar, but that might be yet another option for folks who want to avoid gelatin. Thanks for writing in! Thank you for this recipe! Just found your website: Does this set up enough that I could put it into a pie shell and make like a chocolate cream pie with it?? I just found this recipe and made it the same day! I have another version that uses chia seeds instead of gelatin and is vegetarian: I made my version of this a couple of days ago.

I am reacting to coconut milk, so I boiled almond milk with agar agar powder. After being in the fridge overnight it set up well, and I have been enjoying it as a lovely dessert — light, and not too sweet. I made this last night for some friends and it was a huge hit.

I made it the night and let it set in the refrigerator. I am baffled by all the comments complaining about gelatin not being vegetarian.