Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Autism & Vaccines Cover-Up

Like us parents that had their child change over night after vaccinations didn't already know...

Friday, May 6, 2011

How to make yummy fideo…

Instead of Spanish rice cook fideo!



1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons minced onion

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 tablespoon chili powder

7 ounces vermicelli pasta

4 cups chicken stock

2 cubes tomato-flavored bouillon

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce


Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion in the hot oil for 1 minute. Then add the minced garlic. Cook for another minute. Stir in the vermicelli and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Add the stock, bouillon cubes and half the can of tomato sauce. Add the cumin, Italian seasoning and chili powder. Stir to blend all ingredients.

Simmer until the vermicelli is tender, 10 to 11 minutes or until the fideo is tender and sauce has thickened.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Because this is just so adorable, cute & funny...

A baby penguin being tickeled. That is all...

Makes me want to find a baby penguin to tickel!  ;) I love how this lil one comes running all excited because it's tickel time!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

French Toast Casserole

Yield: 12 Servings

1 loaf or 10 ounces of french bread, cut into 1 inch cubes or you can tear off pieces
8 eggs
3 cups of milk
4 teaspoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Butter insided a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Place bread inside. Mix eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl. Then pour over bread. Cover & refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours.


2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
maple syrup

Take out from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Dot with butter. Add sugar & cinnamon on top.


Put cinnamon in mixture with milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar & salt. When french toast casserole is ready sprinkle powdered sugar on top & then add maple syrup. This is my favorite way.    :)

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes & enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Alzheimer's Breakthrough

I read this following article last week & found it interesting. Today I finally saw the show as I DVRd it.


Alzheimer's hits close to home as I lost a dear uncle to Alzheimer's two years ago. Recently my mother in law lost her mother, or my husband's grandmother, or my son's "Granny" to Alzheimer's. I wish to never see this cruel disease on any of my family members again.

Please see the videos taken from the show. It is very informative & great information!




Alzheimer's breakthrough was found "by accident." It is called now diabetes of the brain. You can have diabetes of the brain, but no diabetes in the rest of the body. The brain makes its own insulin.

Foods to avoid are namely nitrites which are found in meats such as deli meats, smoked meats, processed meats, ground meats, bacon, etc. Read the ingredient label, if you see nitrites do not buy it, and buy an alternative. I have already practicing this due to my son's autism. If it were not for autism I would not be already taking measures to assist in my son's progress. However, there are many alternatives out there. I know because I still by deli meats and bacon without nitrites. However, the only ground meats I buy are turkey or chicken. I said no to ground beef. Applewood brand makes many nitrite free meats as well as Farmland All Natural.

Avoid white foods such as bread, pasta, rice & sugars.

Some beer can contain nitrites. However not all may contain it. No ingredient list on beer means we have no way to know if they do or do not have nitrites on every brand of beer. I say go for the wine, wine has shown several health benefits. See, I knew being a wino was not a bad thing!  ;)

Avoid processed cheese, say no to Velveeta & any other processed foods.

Do your best to avoid processed foods & foods with preservatives. Eat wholesome & eat organic.

What do all these foods do? The brain has a barrier that protects it from being attacked. These nitrites or nitrosamines break down the blood brain barrier. Then the brain becomes attacked by toxins. Thus, the onset of Alzheimer's begins.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneuers

Robin Sharma gives The 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneuers.

Anyone can apply this in their business, career, or in their life.

"Life is just a series of moments. If you miss the moments, you miss your life." - Robin Sharma


Monday, April 11, 2011

In Honor of Autism Awareness

To all my fellow autism mommies and parents keep marchin' on!
Perseverance and optimism is a necessity as an autism mom, and in the families of those that love and care for a child with autism.

From the moment I first heard this song I have called this my theme song. It has so many meanings for me, for my son, for my family.

I dedicate this song to all children with autism and all families that do what they do to make all things possible for these special kiddos!

Autism Awareness

Part 1: What is Autism?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vegetarian Greek Sandwich Filling

A filling sandwich spread full of nutrients and a great source of protein. A great alternative to tuna (tuna contains the highest levels of mercury of all fish and food sources, see http://www.grinningplanet.com/2004/08-10/mercury-in-fish-article.htm) which was once my favorite type of sandwich until I was aware of all the harmful effects, especially for pregnant women, infants, young children, those with neurological disorders, and those with autism.

Yield:  3 Servings

Sandwich Filling


1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 green onion stalk, chopped (may use onion of your choice, onion powder, or as much/little/none at all)

1 tablespoon mayonnaise (to taste or use salad dressing of your choice)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/5  teaspoon dried dill weed

salt and pepper to taste


1.Drain and rinse garbanzo beans. Pour garbanzo beans into a medium size mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Mix in celery, onion, mayonnaise (to taste), lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper to taste.

2. Use on whole grain bread, or your favorite pita bread or flatbread. Add plain nonfat Greek yogurt & spoon across bread. Add seasoned salt on top of it. Just a sprinkle on top of the yogurt. Then add the sandwich filling. Fold it & enjoy!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"IF" by Rudyard Kipling

My brother posted on Facebook that he found an old book of poetry that he had in elementary, and had not picked it up in years. In the book he found a poem and he stated, “The poem pretty much hits it on the head and is quite applicable for our time.” I find this poem to be pretty deep. More is to be learned from this than just the words that are written in this poem.  Enjoy!

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or being hated, don't give way to hating,

And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;

If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

Kipling is the author of these two well-known great works.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

This video was created as a plea to Merck, the FDA and the CDC to stop all Gardasil vaccination

Moms, please watch this before your daughter is vaccinated with Gardasil or if your daughter has been vaccinated with Gardasil.

The evidence of harm caused by the Gardasil vaccine is overwhelming and not worth the very questionable benefit.
  • In 2008 alone, the FDA documented 6,723 adverse events.
  • In 2010 there have been a total of 20,727 Gardasil-related adverse events, 90 deaths, 8,600 emergency room visits and 2,000 hospitalizations after Gardasil vaccinations.
  • Plus, only less than 10 % of all adverse events following prescription drug or vaccine reactions are ever reported.

Gardasil does not protect against all types of HPV (human papilloma virus), and you can still get cervical cancer even if you have been vaccinated. Even the National Cancer Institute says, "It is important to note that the great majority of high-risk HPV infections go away on their own and do not cause cancer."

Report side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

Also report with VAERS at http://vaers.hhs.gov/esub/index online, by mail, or by fax.

Story of a Goose Who Befriends a Retired Man in the Park

This is too sweet, too cute & too funny!   :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Box #84504 Nike Air Jordans

Aydee, if you purchase this box, I will throw in the Polo Jeans with the belt & the Urban Up polo shirt.

S. Perrone, if you purchase this box I will throw in these.The active wear shorts from ProSpirit, the grey t-shirt from Faded Glory, the Urban Up Pipeline shorts with belt, and the ProSpirit baseball shirt. They all fit like a size 12 despite what is on the tags. I get my sons clothes together & separtate by small, medium, large sizes. For example, the size 8 shirt fits like a 12 & the size 14/16 fits like a 12. I've been doing that because I myself have received clothes that were too small or big for the size I was wanting despite what it says on the tags.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Best Lentil & Smoked Sausage Soup!

About 6 servings


2 tablespoons of olive oil or just enough to coat bottom of crock pot

1 cup of dry lentils

1 small onion, chopped (onions are on the “Clean 15” list, so does not have to be organic)

1.5 cup of shredded green cabbage, depending on preference (cabbage does not need to be organic as it is on the “Clean 15” list)

3 teaspoons of minced garlic

1 (14 ounce) smoked sausage, preferably without MSG, gluten or added nitrites

1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes, preferably organic, natural or dice up 3 or 4 fresh tomatoes depending on size.

2 cubes of vegetable bouillon (I like Rapunzel Vegan with Sea Salt & Herbs because ingredients are organic & non-hydrogenated)

5 cups of water or depending on your preference

2 bay leaves

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt & pepper to taste


Throw everything in the crock pot on high for 6 hours & enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Why Are Food Dyes Bad?

Among the list of harmful ingredients to avoid that my son's doctor told me to avoid are food dyes.

Food dyes or food coloring or artificial food colors are known to increase or trigger symptoms in those with autism or that have ADHD.

Europe requires food labels on any foods to have a warning label that says "consumption may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children”.  If it does this for all children in general, then how much more it can affect those with autism or those with ADHD.

Food dyes can cause severe allergic reactions and hyperactivity. Most importantly they contain a cancer causing compound that also increases free radicals in the body.

You will be amazed where these food dyes are found and how common they really are. Next time you buy groceries, read the ingredient list, if it has food dye, find an alternative that does not contain food dye or make it homemade from scratch.

Foods that contain food dye are: Cereals such as fruit loops (which are loaded with tons of sugar with little nutritional value), Mac n Cheese, Ritz Bits Cheese Sandwiches, popsicles, fruit roll-ups, Pop Tarts, Eggo Blueberry Waffles, pickles, salad dressings, many beverages (soft drinks, powdered drinks, sports drinks), candy, gum, pudding, ice cream, snack foods, dairy products such as yogurt (plus many contain aspartame as well), jelly, jam, condiments (mustard, horseradish, dips, marinades), powdered sauces, rice mixes, boxed potato mixes, instant soups, baked goods, canned fruits such as cherries, liquid antibiotics, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, cosmetics, and even your pet's food!

If you really must use food dye, buy natural food dyes. If you find that a food product you like has food dye find the alternative to it in natural or organic food sections. If you are worried about prices, check your grocer's ad for specials, go online to find coupons on their website or social media sites they use, or just do an online search for coupons on that product. Shop at a whole foods or natural foods stores like Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Sprouts or at any local natural foods market. If you cook at home, you will always know what ingredients are in the foods you and your family eats.

What to do next? Prepare whole fresh foods at home. Eat foods rich in vitamins A, C and E as they are high in antioxidants that fight off free radicals. Free radicals destroy cells and multiply quickly. They damage DNA, and the mitochondria in cells are greatly damaged. The mitochondria cannot repair itself from this damage so easily. The mitochondria plays a large role in autism symptoms. Most children with autism do have high toxic metals in their body. The more toxic metals in a body, the more free radical activity because the heavy metals cause the free radicals to multiply even more rapidly. This is why chelation therapy is performed. Supplements that are beneficial to fighting off free radicals are Coenzyme Q10,  Maharishi Amrit Kalash, grape seed extract, and microhydrin. The body constantly repairs and replaces free radical damaged cells. However, pollution, foods and lifestyles overwhelm the body with more free radicals than our body can deal with. Thus it is necessary to use multivitamins and supplements to strengthen the body's ability to fight off free radicals. Agents that cause free radical problems besides heavy metals are pesticides, alcohol, cigarette smoke, air pollution, smog, soot, exhaust, toxic waste, herbicides, UV light, background radiation, drugs, cadmium, and ionizing radiation.

Free radicals increase heart disease, strokes, arthritis, allergies and cancer. Free radicals are known to speed up the aging process.

Did you notice in the picture above that even children's multivitamins include artificial coloring? My son's multivitamin does not contain artificial coloring, or for that matter... no artificial flavors or sweetners. Plus, the multivitamins are patent-pending with Oligo that "naturally binds minerals to organic compounds to protect the potency of antioxidants and to improve nutrient solubility." Thus nutrients are delivered in a form that "mirrors how they are naturally found in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods for energy, vitality, and balanced nutriton." If you would like to learn more about Oligo, or the children's multivitamin my son uses, please feel free to go to http://www.MakingHealthyHomesMatter.com/, or if you would like to do your part in sharing with others about having safer, better, eco-friendly, and cost-effective products, feel free to "Get the Details."

To learn more visit these sites.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather true

by Wolfe Gary

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;

- Why the early bird gets the worm;

- Life isn't always fair;

- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights

I Want It Now

Someone Else Is To Blame

I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Yummiest Chicken Chili I have had!


1 1/2 pounds of skinless boneless chicken meat cut into bite-size pieces

1 (15 ounce) can of kidney beans, drained (retain half the liquid)

1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained (retain half the liquid)

1 large onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 (6 ounce) can of  tomato paste

1 (14.5 ounce) can of stewed tomatoes

1/2 cup mango salsa (I used All Natural Frontera Gourmet Mexican Salsa Mango Key Lime with roasted tomato and habanero- medium)

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon chili powder

ground black pepper to taste


Place all ingredients (the chicken meat, kidney beans with half their liquid, black beans with half their liquid, onion, green pepper, tomato paste, stewed tomatoes, mango salsa, rice vinegar, bay leaf, smoked paprika, salt, chili powder, and black pepper) into a slow cooker, and stir well to combine. Set the cooker to High, cover, and cook for 1 hour; stir the chili. Turn the cooker down to Low, and cook for 3 to 4 more hours.

Serving Size 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 253
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 5.6g 9 %
Saturated Fat 1g 5 %
Cholesterol 36mg 12 %
Sodium 920mg 37 %
Potassium 657mg 18 %
Total Carbohydrates 33.5g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 9g 36 %
Protein 19.5g 39 %
Sugars 5.6g
Vitamin A 19 %
Vitamin C 40 %
Calcium 9 %
Iron 41 %
Thiamin 23 %
Niacin 64 %
Vitamin B6 23 %
Magnesium 18 %
Folate 23 %

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Top with green onions, cheese, add corn chips for those that like Frito pies or whatever you desire!