Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fresh Vegetable Dish and ohhhh so simple!

Yesterday I tried the easiest dish that maybe I have ever made.  It is simple, healthy and very good.
Try it - you'll like it!

Summer Vegetable Casserole
2 small yellow squash, washed and sliced
1 smalll zucchini, washed and sliced
1 small onion, sliced (I used a red onion)
1 tomato, washed and sliced
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. of sea salt
1/2 tsp basil
pepper to taste

Rub a little olive oil on the side of your baking dish.
Place vegetables into the dish.
Mix other ingredients and put on vegetables.
Toss lightly.
Cover and microwave 8-10 minutes or
cook in conventional oven for 20-25 minutes, 350 degrees
4 servings

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Soul That Clings To Dust

Kay Arthur at has a very inspiring message in her June newsletter. 
It is based on Psalm 119:25-40 and there is a download for a free lesson for these verses.

It is a wonderful focus on God's ways and and great message on where to direct our thoughts.
The author is under stress as he mentions that his soul clings to dust.  He weeps
because of grief.  He has taken some false ways and his eyes have looked at
things of vanity.  This could relate to almost anyone.

To God he says; 
Teach me Your statutes.  Make me understand the way of Your Precepts so I will meditate
on Your wonders.  Grant me Your law and give me understanding.  Strengthen me according
to Your word.  Enlarge my heart and guide me as I go the way of Your commandments.
Revive me in Your ways and through Your righteousness.  Establish Your word to me as that
produces reverence.
What a difference it would make to keep a focus on God's word and His ways.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sunscreen guide from EWG

The Enviromental Working Group's has reported on suncreen for 2010.  The top rated ones all contain the minerals zinc and titanium but these are not considered to be hormone disruptors.  None of the top rated ones contain oxybenzone or vitamin A and none are sprays or powders.
None of the none mineral varieties earned a top rating.
A few of their selections are:
UV Naturals
Soleo Organics
Purple Prarie Botanicals
California Baby
Check for a full list and to check how your favorite brand fares.

Some of their facts about sunscreens are:
1.  there is not evidence that sunscreens help prevent skin cancer.  There is some evidence that they might actually increase the risk of melanoma - the most deadliest form of skin cancer.  A form of vitamin A in sunscreen may speed the development of skin cancer.
2.  There is no proof that a higher SPF does any better.
3.  The body needs vitamin D and the natural way to get it is with direct sunlight.  The American Medical Association recommends direct sun without sunscreen for 10 minutes several times a week.  The dermatologists do not agree - they say there is not evidence for that.

I think moderation in the sun is best and definitely limiting the times between 10am and 3pm.