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Giveaway and Buffalo Chicken Chili From Joy Bauer

From the Today Show, Joy Bauer is their nutritionist. Her two new books one on healthFood Cures and a  cookbook, Slim & Scrumptious,  these two books have recipes that are healthy and original. I am presenting one of her recipes today from her cookbook Buffalo Chicken Chili,  this is just the start of many wonderful recipes in this recipe book! After reviewing the books she so graciously sent me, I was offered the opportunity to give away4 more books to my readers!!!!
So lets get going on this great giveaway, enter now to win!Remember there will befourGiveaway Winners! To enter read the rules at the end! Giveaway ends on July 9th @ 11:58 EST.

Here's Joy's Recipe from slim & scrumptious!
 

6 carrot cleaned and sliced half moon style
6 stalks celery sliced
6 cloves minced garlic
2 pounds ground chicken breast 99% lean
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 cups low sodium vegetable or tomato juice
1/4 to 1/2 cup hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
T…

Home Grown Basil, Insalata Caprese and Health Benefits

Basil is a popular herb in Italian cooking, particularly in pesto. This fragrant and flavorful herb, a relative of peppermint, is an excellent, nutritious addition to your pasta sauce, pesto's,  soup, or salad. I love to grow a variety of these herbs, this is one of many plants I grow at home. You can grow them in pots, organic soil is best.

An array of flavonoids exist in basil, which help to protect cells and chromosomes from damage. Essential oil of basil has been shown to inhibit the growth of several types of bacteria, many of which have become resistant to antibiotics. This essential oil has been found to inhibit growth of the widespread staphylococcus, enterococcus, pseudomonas, and e. coli bacteria, among others.

Adding basil to your vinaigrette will both enhance the flavor, and ensure that the fresh salad greens are safe to eat.

Basil is also a good source of vitamin A, which helps to prevent damage to the cells by free radicals. Vitamin A also prevents free radicals from…

Healthiest Foods and Grilled Honey Salmon

Have you ever wondered if there exists a list of the healthiest foods around? If you were to search "healthy foods list" on the internet, you would get a wide range of results. Some of these foods include blueberries, sweet potatoes, salmon and spinach. I try to use these foods in as many ways as I can in different recipes and combinations. Try a few of these recipes yourself, and find out how easy and delicious healthy eating can be.

4 5 oz. salmon fillets 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1 Tablespoon honey 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
lemon slices optional
Preparation: Preheat grill and lightly spray with cooking oil. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, on grates coated with cooking spray. In a small dish, whisk together the oil, honey, and garlic and set aside. Sprinkle the salmon fillets evenly with the salt and black pepper. Using a basting brush, spread the honey mixture evenly over the salmon fillets. Grill until salmon flakes easily. Serve…