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Mi Blog Hispano: La Manzanilla y sus Beneficios


La Manzanilla y sus BeneficiosDesde pequeña siempre en mi casa se usaba la Manzanilla para múltiples cosas. Recuerdo que si el estómago dolía él Té de manzanilla era un aliado perfecto, si había picazón en los ojos lavarlos con agua de Manzanilla era obligatorio y para el insomnio no podía faltar. Ya de adulta conociendo los muchos beneficios que ofrece la Manzanilla, comprendo por qué mi madre y mi abuela la usaban casi a diario.

La Manzanilla, también conocida como Camomila, es una hierba y se toma normalmente en forma de infusión, aunque también se usa en productos de belleza y para medicinas.  Se dice que principalmente es buena para aliviar los trastornos digestivos y es recomendada para la indigestión, nauseas, vómitos, gases intestinales y colon irritable. También se usa contra la sinusitis, aliviar los dolores menstruales y por ser un diurético natural ayuda a prevenir el colesterol y la arteriosclerosis, así como también es recomendada en casos de ansiedad, insomnio y depresión. Mucha gente usa el agua de manzanilla o champús a base de ella, para aclarar el cabello y darle brillo.

De la misma manera la Manzanilla es buena al aplicarse sobre la piel  para aliviar quemaduras, escaras, hemorroides y eczemas. Las cremas y ungüentos que tienen como componente la manzanilla pueden usarse para masajes y ayudan a aliviar dolores en casos de reuma y artritis.

Mi abuelita decía que la Manzanilla era buena para mejorar el sistema inmunológico y combatir los refriados así como el dolor de cabeza, para esto les recomiendo echar un puñado de manzanilla en grano en medio litro de agua hirviendo y  retirar el agua del fuego. Luego dejarla reposar por unos minutos y colarla, agregar unas gotitas de limón y tomarla… Usted verá como en pocos minutos su dolor se aliviará. Cuando el dolor de cabeza es muy fuerte y persistente también puede agregar al agua de manzanilla cubitos de hielo para que se enfríe, luego empapar pañitos en la manzanilla y colocarlo sobre los parpados.



Healthy Living: Refrigerator Pickles


Refrigerator PicklesI got this recipe from a blog site called “The Foodie Physician,” so it has to be good for you, right?

All joking aside, homemade pickles ARE healthy for you. What better way to get a few extra servings of veggies than in pickled form. (I’ve seen a recipe for pickled peaches I want to try this year, too.)

I’ve always been fascinated by the pickling process. My mom had this amazingly large pressure cooker. She sterilized all the jars, filled the jars and then did something with them in the pressure cooker. I was always certain they were about to explode, and we were one step away from being bread-and-butter homeless.

It never happened, but that image certainly deterred me from wanting to can my own foods.

This method is super easy. No threat to the house blowing up at all.

Super Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Serves 5

Ingredients:
3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 1/4 cups water
2 Tbs kosher salt
1 Tbs plus 1 tsp sugar
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/8 tsp red chili flakes
12 sprigs fresh dill
1 Tbs coriander seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 lb Kirby, mini or Persian cucumbers, cut into spears (I used English hothouse with complete success.)

Directions:
Heat the vinegar, water, salt and sugar together in a medium saucepan until the salt and sugar are dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.

Divide the garlic, chili flakes, dill, coriander seeds and mustard seeds between two standard (1 1/2 cup) Mason jars. Place the cucumber spears in the jars, packing them in to fit. Pour the brine mixture into the jars. Add water as needed to cover the cucumbers with liquid. Close the jars and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Store pickles in a sealed jar in the fridge.

Calories Per Serving: 41, Fat: 0.4 g (0.1 g Saturated Fat), Protein: 1 g, Carbohydrates: 8.2 g, Fiber: 1 g

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Product Talk: Daiya Deliciously Dairy-Free, Cheddar-Style Shreds


Daiya Deliciously Dairy-Free, Cheddar-Style ShredsI think I’ve mentioned before that I have a son with autism.

Back when he was being diagnosed and we were beginning our journey in the world of the neurotypical 10 years ago, there was a lot of advice out there about dietary plans for children on the autism spectrum.

The gluten-free, dairy-free diet was the biggest one, the theory having something to do with leaky gut and intestinal issues that cause children to process foods differently, adversely affecting the way their brains process information. So many of my friends with children on the autism spectrum had tried it with great success.

However, back in those days, the gluten-free, dairy-free products on the market weren’t…let’s say…the tastiest. We loved our family tradition of pizza on Friday nights. Well, let me just tell you, 10 years ago, gluten-free, dairy-free pizza wasn’t the most delightful way to end a week.

All that has changed with products like Daiya Deliciously Dairy-Free, Cheddar-Style Shreds and other cheeses.

All Daiya products are dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free.

They mimic the texture and taste of regular cheese beyond the shadow of a doubt, but still with the dairy-free promise.

Swap it out for your cheese products today and see what lactose-free living is all about, without sacrificing taste and texture.



Company News: Tickets for 5th Annual Futbol de las Rosas on sale


TYLER, Texas, June 8, 2015 – Get ready, East Texas soccer fans. The fifth annual “Futbol de las Rosas” is coming June 20 to Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler, thanks to sponsors Super 1 Foods, Brookshire’s, the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance and several national vendors.

Two Sub20 soccer teams from Mexico – Club Leon de Guanajuato and Tigres de Monterrey – will face off in the international soccer exhibition, which draws thousands of fans annually from throughout East Texas and surrounding areas.

Advanced tickets are on sale now at participating Super 1 Foods stores in Tyler, Longview, Mt. Pleasant and Marshall. General admission is $12 for ages 6 and up, or group tickets in bundles of five can be purchased for $35 (a $25 savings). Children ages five and under receive free admission. Tickets may also be purchased at the doors, but quantities are limited.

Kick-off for the premier game is set for 6:30pm, with doors opening at 3:30pm for special pre-game entertainment including games, activities, product samples and door prize drawings. In addition, a game featuring two local Hispanic soccer leagues – the Tyler Jaguars and FC Tyler – will kick off at 4pm.

For more information on the exhibition, including ticket sales and pre-game store events, visit your local Super 1 Foods or Super 1 Foods Tickets page.

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Company News: BGC wins national awards for dairy products


TYLER, Texas, June 5, 2015 – Brookshire Grocery Co.’s dairy and ice cream plants recently took top honors for operations and product quality at the All Star Dairy Association’s annual convention in Tuscon, Arizona.

The company received the Best Buttermilk Award for its Brookshire’s brand buttermilk, Most Improved Plant honors for its dairy plant, and Exceeds Industry Standards for both its dairy and ice cream/culture plants.

“Our manufacturing team produces excellent products that we are proud to serve to our customers and families,” said Rick Rayford, BGC president and CEO. “We are excited that they are getting national recognition for the hard work they do.”

Through a rigorous, yearlong process, the All Star Dairy Association reviewed approximately 250 dairy and ice cream plants in 45 states, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico, to deter­mine the winners.

Products manufactured by BGC are produced in Tyler and can be found in all Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores, as well as at FRESH by Brookshire’s. Brands include Goldenbrook Farms, ValuTime and Full Circle labels. Products include ice cream, frozen yogurt, sour cream, yogurt, ice, bakery items, milk, juice, water, tea and other beverages. Some products are available in natural, organic, low-fat, sugar-free and no-sugar-added varieties. All ice cream and dairy products are certified kosher.

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Dine In: Lobster Bisque En Croute


Lobster Bisque En CrouteSo, about that gala I went to a few weekends ago…

Are you tired of hearing about it yet? I’m sorry, but the whole evening was so magical. I’ve been thrilled to relive it over and over on my dining room table, minus the stunning flower arrangements, crystal chandeliers and napkins folded like a tuxedo over a menu card.

Maybe I could try that at home, but I’m not sure my kids would really appreciate a menu card at their place setting before each meal.

But back to the gala…

The meal opened with a velvety lobster bisque en croute, which is a fancy, gala-esque way of saying soup with a lovely pastry topping.

It was marvelous. The creaminess of the bisque played perfectly off the acidity of the tomato, and the lobster was just little chunks of heaven in the soup. The pastry layer, which was baked on top of the bowl, was light, flaky, buttery and magnificent.

Despite the fancy name, this recipe is really quite easy to make.

Enjoy!

Lobster Bisque En Croute

Ingredients:
2 oz butter
1/4 cup flour
1 (1 to 1 1/2 lb) lobster
1 celery stalk, diced
1 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup French brandy
1 shallot, minced
1 quart fish stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tsp tomato puree
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbs lobster base
2 sheets frozen puff pastry dough

Directions:
Melt butter in a large, heavy ovenproof skillet or saucepan. Whisk in flour to make a light roux.

Break the lobster up into sections. Brown the onions, celery and lobster meat in a 425° F oven; stir every 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove from oven when browned and place on the range; flame with French brandy. Add in the shallots, fish stock and white wine; let simmer for at least 1 hour. Cool slightly and strain through a fine sieve.

To the strained bisque, add in tomato puree, cream and lobster base to taste. Thicken the bisque with the roux to desired consistency.

At serving time, fill six oven-proof serving dishes with the bisque. Top with puff pastry dough, cut to size. Bake in 425° F oven until golden and puffed. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 263, Calories from Fat: 44, Fat: 16 g (10 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 71 mg, Sodium: 663 mg, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 9 g



Company News: BGC announces Earth Day recycling campaign results


TYLER, Texas, June 5, 2015 – Some 3,750 trees will be planted in the Lost Pines Forest near Bastrop, Texas, as a result of Brookshire Grocery Company’s special plastics recycling campaign conducted April 20-26.

More than 125,000 pounds of plastic bags, bottles and jugs were collected for recycling during this weeklong event, which was hosted at all Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, along with FRESH by Brookshire’s in Tyler. All recycling revenue from the collected plastic was donated to the Arbor Day Foundation to help with the recovery of the portions of Lost Pines Forest that was burned in the wildfires of 2011.

As a result, more than 20 acres of trees will be planted, and more than 1.8 million water bottles and 182,000 gallon jugs have been diverted from landfills, where they would have spent up to the next 450 years decomposing.

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Family Matters: Diaper Changing Made Easy, Anywhere


Diaper Changing Made Easy, AnywhereIt’s a little known fact that you spend 99 percent of your child’s first year changing diapers.

Okay, it’s not that much, but it sure can feel like it.

That’s why it’s important to make the job quick and easy, anywhere in your house.

You probably have a diaper-changing station set up in your baby’s nursery. I started out using a waterproof, wipeable plastic pad that I set on my son’s toy box. That proved kind of awkward, so I bought a Jenny Lind changing table that I kept in his room for easy diaper changes.

However, his room isn’t the only place I needed to change a diaper quickly, especially when my second son came along and I didn’t want to leave him alone in one spot while leaving to change the older one’s diaper (or vice versa, especially with a toddler who can move!). I set up another diaper-changing station in my living room. I bought a cute basket and stocked it with diapers, wipes, an extra set of clothes, a mat or pad I could easily wipe down, plastic bags for disposing of dirty diapers and a few toys to distract baby during diaper changes.

I created a similar portable changing station in my bedroom with a box I could slide under the bed.

A basket, decorative box or even a fabric bag can make cute, portable changing stations all throughout your house so a quick diaper change is only a grab away.



Family Matters: Self-Feeding Snacks


Self-Feeding SnacksBy now, your baby has acquired some mad fine motor skills and wants to put them to use at all times, especially when they’re eating.

My son used to slap my hand away when he saw the long-handled silver baby spoon coming his way. He’d much rather painstakingly pick up morsels from the tray of his high chair than have me feed it to him.

There are plenty of snacks your baby can enjoy and exert some independence by feeding himself. Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts are one of those.

Yogurt Melts are little bite-sized yogurt nuggets, freeze-dried and easy for snacking at home or on the go. They are a good source of vitamins A, C and E, and they are made with real fruit and yogurt. They are easy to chew with no mess! Yogurt Melts are made with live and active cultures, and contain no preservatives, artificial sweeteners or flavors.

Whole-grain cereals, like Cheerios, are another tried and true favorite. Baby can pick them up, enjoy their whole-grain taste, and either chew or gum them, all by themselves.

Small bits of banana, slightly smashed peas, avocado, toast and cheese are also great snacks for baby to pick up and eat by himself.



Family Matters: Diapers and Pull-Ups


Diapers and Pull-UpsSometime in the next months, your baby will transition from diapers to pull-ups. Big kid diapers, as we used to call them.

I loved when we finally hit the stage where they could take their own diapers off and on (carefully, with some help, of course). They felt pretty empowered, too, and it spurred them on to potty training!

Pull-ups are diapers that function more like regular underwear. Still absorbent and ready to catch whatever your little one eliminates, pull-ups can be pulled up or down, or opened at the sides, if necessary.

They are not as bulky as regular diapers and, at least in the case of my boys, made them more interested in using the potty and wearing “big boy” underpants.

 



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