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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Slice N Easy Cake Cutter from Love Cooking Company

Although my husband, who is the number one sweet tooth in the family, is on diet right now, I am glad that Love Cooking Company sent me this Slice N Easy Cake Cutter by  Mrs. Fields.  I wish that I could have know this when I still used to  host birthday parties for my kids at home.  Slicing the birthday cakes could have been easier.  
Instead of buying a cake, we decided to buy a pan of pump'kin pie since our daughter likes  this kind of pie.  I wanted to see if  the Slice N Easy  cake cutter would also  works well with pies and voila, it does!
I love that even if the pie has a it's plate underneath, it still cut it perfectly.  I love how they  shape this  cake cutter the way it is, it makes it easier to use even on pies!
To cut your dessert, just simply pus the Slice N Easy  down into the cake/pie.   Then squeeze both sides of the handle to remove the slice from the plate.  To serve it on a plate, just simply release the handle and you won't have any  mess at all.  You know how messy it is to use a regular cake cutter sometimes.  You can't put the slice of cake  the way you want it but with this Slice N Easy, your work  is a lot easier!
Thank you Love Cooking Company for sending me this Slice N Easy Cake Cutter. Love it!  Wait, don't go just yet, bookmark this  post  as I will be hosting a giveaway for the same Slice N Easy Cake cutter for one lucky reader who will join the giveaway.  Details coming up soon.

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

App Technology

I  always admire these  smart people who develops certain apps that  people can use.  The recent one I know of that is useful for real estate agent is the go connect app where which aims for  real estate checklist and other functions.  I think that it's so clever that they develop these apps nowadays, it makes life a lot simpler and easier.  With so many apps that is available  nowadays, we can pretty much do things in our  cellphone, don't you agree?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

5 Foods You Didn't Know Were Genetically Modified (GMO)

GMO stands for "genetically modified organism" and denotes any organism, most often food crops, which has been genetically modified to make them resistant to disease, spoilage, pests, and pesticides. Scientists accomplish this by inserting genes from other organisms.
Many people are reluctant to consume GMO foods because they believe that these foods aren't safe to eat. If you're one of them, you won't be too happy to hear that you've probably been eating many GMO foods without even realizing it.

Soy

85 percent of soy on the market is a GMO food. Agricultural scientists have introduced genes to make soybeans resistant to herbicides. Even if you don't eat tofu or use soy flour, you're probably still eating genetically modified soy because most cereals, baked products, chocolate, and ice cream contain soy in one form or another.

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Another GMO food is corn. 85 percent of corn grown in the United States is genetically modified to resist glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide, RoundUp. Most varieties also include a gene from the bacterium, bacillus thuringiensis as well. This bacterium is commonly found in soil and acts as a natural insecticide. They call corn modified with this gene bt-corn. Just like soy, corn is so ubiquitous that there is no practical way to avoid eating it.

Papayas

While not a common food in the United States, many Americans enjoy papayas, either whole or as a juice. Three quarters of the total Hawaiian crop of papayas are genetically modified. These fruits include a gene that makes them resistant to viruses. Hawaiian farmers grew the first virus resistant papayas commercially in 1999.

Zucchini and Crookneck Squash

Zucchinis and crookneck squash are modified to make them resistant to viruses and fungi. Scientists have introduced two or three proteins that confer this resistance. Unfortunately, this genetic modification also renders them more susceptible to a bacterial wilt disease, which is carried by the beetles that feed on them.

Sugar Beets

95 percent of the sugar beets produced in the United States are genetically modified varieties, which, as in corn, include genes that make them resistant to the herbicide RoundUp. You may not be able to avoid eating this GMO food even if you swear off sugar beets: they make up half of the sugar production in the United States.

Health Concerns

Genetically modified foods are a recent development. As such, there are no long-term studies about the possible side effects in humans over time. There have been some indications, however, of health problems related to allergic reactions in sensitive people. Someone with a severe nut allergy may develop anaphylactic shock after eating a banana modified with genes from a Brazil nut, for example. In which case, a local urgent care could be quite useful.

Additionally, a recent study by the International Journal of Biological Sciences about the effects of GMO foods on mammalian species also raises questions about the safety of genetically modified foods. The study suggests a strong relationship between GMO corn and liver and kidney problems in rats.

Finally, some geneticists, such as Dr. Mae Wan Ho of the Institute of Science in Society, worry about the mutations that may occur by combining genes. "Genetic engineering is inherently dangerous, because it greatly expands the scope for horizontal gene transfer and recombination, precisely the processes that create new viruses and bacteria that cause disease epidemics, and trigger cancer in cells," she says.

Avoiding GMO foods altogether is probably not possible. Although the current information we have suggests that genetically altered food may cause some health and environmental problems, it is important to remember that we do not yet have the facts to come to a definitive conclusion about its safety. Until then, it's best to concentrate on making healthier food choices overall; doing so will cut down on the amount of GMO foods you eat without even having to think about it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Double Wall Thermo Glass from Ozeri

I have another awesome product from  Ozeri.  I am a big fan  of their  high quality but  affordable products for the kitchen, health or fitness products,  or home products in general.  I got this Moderna Artisan  series of 8oz Double Wall thermo glass or  beverage glasses.  
It's a set of  8 heat and shatter-resistant borosilicate glasses that each holds 8 oz of   beverage.  As you can see in the photos, each glass features two opposing mouth-blown dimples that allow for a natural and effortless grip, hubby love this feature, he thought it is a pretty neat feature in a glass.  The patent-pending double wall design that suspends drinks within an inner wall, creating an engaging optical effect is really  an attractive  feature especially if you are going to use it to serve your beverage in a party. It is designed to keep your hands cool with hot drinks, and free of condensation with chilled beverages. I like it that it's a microwave and freezer safe. 
It's perfect for my kids' favorite  glass straws.  You can buy a set of this  for  $54.95 as it is on sale  now at Amazon.  It ships in an elegant 4 color printed box with a 1 year warranty. 
Above is a glass of mango smoothie that I made a couple of weeks ago and the strawberry milk shake that i prepared a couple of days ago for our breakfast.  I highly recommend this   glasses.  It is very elegant to use.  MY kids snubbed the cups that they used to use and now using these glasses with us.
Thank you so much once again Ozeri!


Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Meatloaf #A-Spice-A-Day#94

I am not really crazy about meatloaf so I seldom make it,only when  hubby is craving for it hehehe.  I made this  last month, it was actually really good!  Hubby usually   eats this with mashed potatoes or green bean casserole but I like eating it with rice.  No wonder I can' get rid of my tummy fats because I just can't get rid of my beloved white rice hehehe.
A Spice A Day #94
April 4, 2014

  • Daughter will be riding the transit bus with her friend Juliana today after school.  They always invite Ms. Burrito for a play date.  They live in rich  neighborhood  part of this town, the place my husband calls "Millionaire Acres" lol.  Most of the homeowners there are  doctors, business owners, and other  rich families in the city.  


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