Thursday, March 8, 2012

Looking Back / Recipe

So I am revisiting some of the past topics to rethink things. This is a good thing to do once in awhile so that you do not slip into old habits. So today is mental thinking. You have a choice to think of this as a diet or life. Diets do not work because diets are not possible to stay on for life. Life changes are the way to go. So first thing to do is to think what you want. Do you want to diet for a while or change your life style to a healthy well rounded life. 

So where are you at. This took me a long time to figure out and I am still learning. Everyday brings new challenges and new learning experience. But one thing I know you will need is a strong support system. What ever that looks like. I am very lucky to have most of my family, friends, church, and Medical staff as a support. Not all of you will have all that but you must have something. So start looking for that support, you may be surprised at what you find.

Here is a Little articular from life Script I thought you might enjoy:
Q: I’m disabled and haven’t worked in years. The pain is very limiting. I can’t find anything I’m particularly interested in doing. I’m bored! I can’t reach a goal if I don’t have one.

-Tracy M.

A: Hi Tracy,

Whether you’re disabled or not, discovering what your interests are is easy for some and complicated for others. For many people, it’s a natural outgrowth of the skills and talents that they’ve acquired through life experiences and early schooling. People tend to be more interested in things they do well and less interested in things they struggle with. For those who want more scientific information regarding their specific interests, there are tests that can help you do exactly that.

Two of the most popular interest assessments are the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment and The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory. You can find places to take these online for a fee or you can meet with a counselor for a face-to-face discussion. Many career counselors offer this service for free to residents at your local community college. In your case, Tracy, I think you’d find sitting with a counselor and discussing these test results insightful.

Wishing You Great Health,
Dr. John H. Sklare

Recipe for Today

  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, or pecans (optional)
  • 1 10-ounce can pineapple slices
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice, or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, (not drained)
  • 1 cup grated carrot, (1 large)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins, preferably baking raisins 
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, or pecans (optional)


1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
2 To prepare topping: Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar into each muffin cup. Sprinkle nuts, if using, over the sugar. Stack pineapple slices and cut into 6 wedges. Place 2 wedges in each muffin cup.
3 To prepare muffins: Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
4 Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in oil, juice and vanilla. Stir in crushed pineapple. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Stir in carrot, oats, raisins and nuts, if using. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they'll be quite full).
5 Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and firm to the touch, 15 to 25 minutes. Immediately loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a baking sheet. Restore any stray pineapple pieces and nuts. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve upside-down, either warm or at room temperature.

Remember control and potion control. A little dab will do ya!

May the Lord find pleasure in your walk this day!



1 comment:

  1. I need a recipe for 1 muffin because I have a little dab and then that calls for another little dab and so on... until I've eaten the whole dozen.