Recently, I have begun thinking again about superfoods. One superfood that needs a new look is Cacao.
Raw powdered cacao is a wonderful superfood. Remember the recent dark chocolate craze? Raw cacao has nearly 4x the anti-oxidants of dark chocolate!
But that’s not all, cacao is also known for the following:
–Improve your mood… Cacao contains anandamide whis known to help create feelings of euphoria.
-as an Aphrodisiac… it can seriously help get you in the mood.
–Balance Mood Swings
–Protect you from Heart Disease
–Strong Hair and nails
–Lowers Blood Pressure
–Improves kidney and bowel function
–Reduces insulin resistance
And much, much more…
I have just recently started taking this regularly and will post with results over time.
Have some extra fresh tomatoes from the garden? A load of fresh basil from the Summer heat? This recipe will get you going.
1.5 lbs. or so of fresh (Heirloom preferable tomatoes)
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 cup water
1/2 cup green onions, or shallots
1 tsp. of Minced Garlic
1 tsp. smokey Kiawa Salt (can substitute regular salt)
1 cup of fresh Basil
1 pinch of sage
1 pinch of fresh rosemary
Black Pepper to taste
In a frying pan, place all of the ingredients (with the exception of the tomatoes) in a warm frying pan with a bit of olive oil. Saute for about 5min on medium heat. Add your chunkily chopped tomatoes to the mix. Saute for another 5 min. Pour the ingredients into a blender. add the heavy whipping cream and blend gently. Try to keep the foam down a bit, so don’t walk away. Pour the smooth soup into a cooking pot and add one cup of water. Serve when ready (appx. 20 min on low heat).
Here I am sitting in my office heading into yet another Spring Break thinking about how I can explain to my students that words have weight, have importance, have gravity…
I met Habiba when she was a young student with the American University of Sharjah. At the time, I was teaching writing and served as a faculty advisor for the student newspaper. As a communications major focusing on journalism, Habiba was very interested in learning the basics of her craft. However, it wasn’t just that. She took to heart the things we read about democracy, civil society, and globalization. Eventually, she made her way to Editor of the student newspaper, where she continued to find her voice and first began putting words into practice. After graduation, like so many students, she took job with a local newspaper in Dubai, the Gulf News. When the Arab Spring hit Egypt hard in 2012, Habiba became more and more swept up in events back in her home country and she returned to her home country to join and report about the ongoing protests. She was killed in the Rabba massacre during the Egyptian military overthrow of President Morsi.
Another Spring has come and when I see the flowers blooming, I also think of Habiba’s smile. That flower was always there on her face. She was just one of those people. So, when you stop and think of words (of writing), remember their importance. Just remember, words can carry the weight of freedom written large across a smiling Spring sky.
I started a small contract with Genesis Mining and will post a comparison between them and BTCHarvester soon. The biggest difference I can see up front is initial price and term. While 5 years is a long time, Genesis Mining’s lifetime contract is pretty enticing.
Anyway, I will run the numbers for you in about a week and see who comes out on top.
If you are interested in Genesis Mining and want a 2.5% discount, just use the promo code:
At the end of 2014 a number of cloud bitmining operations shut down due to the fall in Bitcoin price. Others, like CEX.IO temporarily put cloud mining on hold. There simply wasn’t enough profit to be made vs. expense.
Fast forward to today, the price has moved sideways and crawled back a bit. In terms of timing, now is a great time to get involved with bitmining in general (more on that in another article).
I recently bought some GH/S with BtcHarvester.com . They are currently offering hashes at some of best prices out there. Hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria, they must have managed to crack the power/expense issue.
Profits, so far, with my 400 GH/S have been good. However, I will keep everyone updated on how this website progresses.
A gallery from a visit to Micanopy (a small town in North Florida)…