Tasty Beverages For The Hcg Diet

We know it can be tough giving up sodas, juices and lattes. With the vast array of Stevia liquid sweeteners on the market, HCG dieters have all they need to replace their old high-calorie beverages with new healthy choices. We want to share a few of our favorite drink recipes to jazz up your new healthy life.

Old beverage Starbucks Blended Coffee or Frappucino

New beverage HCG Mint Chocolate Coffee Smoothie

6 ounces strong brewed coffee chilled
Peppermint Stevia
Dark or milk chocolate Stevia
teaspoon de-fatted powdered cocoa (Wondercocoa)
Ice cubes
1 tablespoon milk (optional)
Blend ingredients together until smooth. Serve with a mint leaf garnish

Makes 1 serving

Old Beverage Diet Soda

New Beverage Homemade HCG Diet Soda

8 ounces sparkling mineral water
Your choice of 3-5 tablespoons fresh orange, lemon, or apple juice (fresh squeezed only)
Add flavored Stevia to sparkling mineral water to taste. The most common choices are orange, grape, lemon, vanilla, chocolate and root beer. There are many flavors of Stevia on the market.
Add fresh lemon or lime juices and slices to make a lemon lime flavor.
Get creative. Try combining flavors like orange and vanilla to create a Dreamsicle soda.

Makes 1 serving

Old Beverage Mojito

New Beverage HCG Virgin Sparkling Mojito

Fresh mint leaves crushed
Juice of of a lime or lemon
Peppermint or plain powdered Stevia
6 ounces sparkling mineral water
Crushed ice
Crush mint leaves to release the flavor. Add liquid or powdered Stevia and lemon or lime juice. Add sparkling mineral water and crushed ice. Top with a sprig of mint and enjoy.

Makes 1 serving

Old Beverage Strawberry Smoothie

New Beverage HCG Strawberry Smoothie

1 handful frozen strawberries
Flavored or powdered Stevia (try vanilla or milk chocolate liquid Stevia)
1 tablespoon milk (optional)
Ice cubes
Blend together and serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a strawberry, lemon slice or mint leaf if desired.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Old Beverage Lemonade

New Beverage HCG Lemonade

Juice of of a lemon
Stevia to taste
8 ounces water (plain or sparkling mineral water)
Squeeze lemon juice into a glass. Add the rind of the lemon, Stevia, water and ice.

Makes 1 serving

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Traditional Old English Tea Parties come to Indianapolis

The British are coming! Well actually a few are already here in Indianapolis and one in particular is on a mission to celebrate, rediscover and share the history and food of the Traditional Old English Tea Party, using traditional recipes and local ingredients.

Tina Jesson of Tinas Traditional Old English Kitchen, came up with the idea after moving to Indianapolis from the Derbyshire region of England 3 years ago, when her husband was relocated to Indianapolis with Rolls Royce. Finding that the people she met in Indianapolis were real foodies and appreciated some of her unusually English baked goods, jams and chutneys, she is now offering Tea Parties in homes and offices around the city.

Tina comes from a long line of accomplished home cooks in England and was lucky enough to learn to cook at a young age by her Great Grandmother, who was born in 1899 (when Queen Vitoria was still on the thrown of England) and worked as a kitchen maid in Bradley Hall, owned at the time by Major Clues.

Her Grandmother, who was a Wren in WW2, was great at preserves, jams and chutneys and her mother was the baker of the family, making great pastry. Tina grow up in a house of 4 females spanning across 4 generations and many of the old recipes have been passed down.

Tina loves making these recipes and sharing the goodies with like minded people who have a passion for from scratch wholesome local food and the history of how the recipes came in to being or how they got their names. Such as Spotted Dick named after Dick Turpin, the notorious highway man; Bakewell Tart, from the town of Bakewell, only miles from where Tina was born and raised and Traditional Christmas Cake with its moist fruit, homemade marzipan and Royal icing a recipe brought to England from Germany when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. Tina also produces a range of chutneys, like green tomato chutney (Grandmas special recipe) which is cooked liked a jam but has chillies and vinegar and goes great with strong hard cheese or ham on the bone.

Youll find Tinas Traditional Old English Kitchen at local farmers markets including Traders Point Creamery, where her chutney goes very well with their farm produced cheeses. You can call to place your orders for the holiday season and gift baskets are also available.

Tinas Tea Parties can be booked for 6 -10 people in home or office:
Option 1: Hot English Breakfast Tea served with milk and accompanied with cakes and goodies to taste and buy.
Option 2: A cooking demo of how to make one of the treats from scratch; Hot English Breakfast Tea served with milk and accompanied with cakes and goodies to taste and buy.

You can contact Tinas Traditional Old English Kitchen, 1735 Cape Hatteras Court, Brownsburg, IN 46112 by calling 317 858 4345
More Tea Vicar!

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A Hotel Furnishing With Fountain

A fountain can really make wondrous changes and improvements when placed in the lobby of a hotel. These fountains can be situated in the lobby, near the door, near the front desk, or beside the entrance of the dining hall. Wall fountains look very nice and make a great impact if they hang behind the welcome desk, as they make a first impression and catch the eyes right from the instant of check in.

Your guests will be judging your hotel by the loveliness of the lobby and the beauty that is present in your inner atrium. Usually when a person walks into a hotel, the primary thing they do is examine the lobby and that is where their decision of the hotel’s acceptability begins. If the lobby is well furnished, then people begin to determine that the hotel is high quality and they feel excited to visit there and to get a room. If the lobby is gorgeous, people will sign up to have parties, weddings, dinners, or conferences dinners in your hotel’s ballrooms or conference centers, thereby boosting your hotel’s business.

Welcome your guests with the soothing sounds of by placing them next to elevators where people walk to discover their rooms. Also, placing them in the lobby, by the chairs, by the tables, and by the doors are all wise choices as they will make impressions exactly where the eyes of your guests will fall. The soothing sound of the bubbling noise will calm all your guests and create a peaceful atmosphere in your hotel that will be coupled with the ordinary and usual hotel noises and will create a wonderfully relaxing effect that will make people feel glad they chose you and eager to continue their stay. Imagine the possibilities if you adorn your hotel with a gorgeous fountain that is sure to please.

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Buy Matcha Green Tea And Avail Its Health Benefits

Increasing health consciousness has turned westerners towards green tea. Matcha green tea, highly popular in Japan and considered the healthiest of the green teas, is also becoming popular in the west. Fine powdered, sans any additives, it lends itself to many recipes. Health experts note that one cup of Matcha tea is equivalent to drinking 10 cups of ordinary tea. Amongst the many benefits, this tea can cure headaches, slow aging, decrease the build-up of bad cholesterol and prevent of cancer.
Matcha Green Tea health benefits
The tea is rich in vitamin C, soluble fiber, insoluble fibers, antioxidants, B-Carotene, L-Theanine, and Carbohydrate among others. It is known to provide a natural source of long lasting energy for regular users. Regular consumers report being ten times more energetic on days when they consumer it compared to those days when they do not take the tea. The energy is due to the slow absorption of caffeine due to the presence of L-Theanine. Unlike coffee which also contains caffeine, the slower absorption rates in this tea prevent caffeine crash. Another widely known benefit is anti-ageing. The presence of antioxidants slows down the ageing process. Oxidants can wreak havoc on skin and tissue bringing about the ageing process. The same component also helps in wound recovery and plays an important role in reducing chances of cancer. The digestion process also benefits from regular consumption of this variant of green tea.
Using Matcha Green tea
Matcha is easy to prepare. Like other green teas it can be prepared with hot water. However Matchas use has extended beyond its use as hot beverage. Matcha cup-cakes, sugar donuts, loaf cakes, lemonade, Matcha banana shake, scones, and almond cookies are some of the popular recipes. Matcha is also becoming a hit in coffee shops where it is served as latte with some milk and sugar. Also, Matcha can be used in regular cooking to increase nutritional value. You can simply sprinkle a little powder during the cooking procedure or you can also use it in liquid form.
Buy Matcha wholesale
If you are a regular consumer of Matcha, buying wholesale can save you money. Before you make a buying decision you need to ascertain the quality of the tea being sold. Given its popularity, there are many portals that sell artificial tea. To ensure that your purchase is genuine, you should gather information about the teas country of origin, estates, and the retailer. A reputed retailer will provide all information on its portal which can be verified. A good retailer will also be able to offer you reductions in price on large quantities when you buy Matcha Green tea.

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Travel Scrapbook Ideas

If you are fond of travel and love to keep a travel journal, why not try scrapbook? Making an attractive travel scrapbook gives you an organized way to share your travel with family and friends. It also gives you precious memories for browsing when you need a mental vacation. If you do not usually make travel journal or keep a diary when you are travelling, start keeping one to preserve your memory. Here are some tips and ideas to help you start.

Picture Taking
A great scrapbook starts with exquisite pictures. Look for signs around the area you are visiting. Whether you are at a historical monument, scenic spot or beach, photos show your memory wonderfully. Food is such a happy part of travelling and get together, dont forget to take pictures of the food you eat and the restaurants you repast. Look out for landmarks, artwork and signs on the ground, taking pictures of them to record the special area. Capture your companions and enjoying their smile.

Preserving Your Memory
If you’re interested in travel scrapbooking, then preserving your travel memories is important to you. Before you begin scrapbooking you must learn to recall your exciting memory of the whole day. What is the happy moment to remember and what is not expected by you all. Then its time to collect and organize the pieces of the travel and plan a travel scrapbook.

Begin with Proper Software
If you don’t consider yourself a crafty person but still would like your photos organized in an attractive scrapbook, this may be the right option for you. Experiment with proper scrapbooking software always makes the whole work easy and interesting. You can apply a proper template to define the style of your scrapbook. Changing the background of it and decorating it with various elements without cost are the attracting point of digital scrapbook. They can really enrich your creative skills and scrapbooking experience.

Share with Others
Making a travel scrapbook is a wonderful way to share with family and friends. The advantage of a digital scrapbook is that you can share your scrapbook through more channels. You can print the scrapbook to make a travel album as a gift for your companion. You can send it via email to the ones far away from you. You can put it on the internet to share with a special group of people who have the same hobby as you. If you are creative enough, make a scrapbook calendar or product can also be fun.

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Vegetarian Cuisine The Most Widely Opted Cuisine All Over The World

Vegetarianism is one of the most preached eating cultures across the world. Owing to the rich benefits of vegetarian cuisine, it is being opted by many people pan globe. Vegetarian recipes mainly comprise of the vegetables and cereals consumed in different parts of the world. Owing to the variations in the growth of different varieties of vegetables and cereals across different regions of the world, different vegetarian recipes are available.

Recipes for veg are generally simple and use the basic vegetables and cereals grown locally. The vegetarian recipes reflect the culture of the region and thus are distinctive in nature. For example, the Kashmiri cuisine make excessive use of raisins grown extensively in the region, whereas Rajasthani cuisine makes use of dry grains and cereals grown in the region. Similarly, western cuisine makes use of vegetables like broccoli and lettuce, native to the region.

Owing to the increased health considerations, people have started resorting to healthy vegetarian recipes. There is a huge collection of healthy vegetarian recipes available on the web. Even, several cookbooks have been dedicated entirely to it. Simple variations in the regular vegetarian recipes can raise the health quotient drastically. For example, replacing the regular cooking oil with olive oil for cooking can help control your cholesterol levels. Similarly, replacing the full cream milk with toned milk can help you control the fat intake. Healthy Vegetarian Recipes make extensive use of green vegetables, owing to their high health quotient.

Many people discourage the vegetarian cuisine owing to the fact that it doesnt provide the sufficient protein intake as provided by fish and other non-vegetarian recipes. However, this is a myth. With intake of vegetarian products like cottage cheese, lentils, beans etc. the share of protein intake can be managed without opting for the non-vegetarian cuisine.

Vegetarian recipes are a rich blend of spices, vegetables and cereals. A bowl of simply cooked pulses can also be made vibrant with the addition of few spices. This is the magic of the vegetarian cuisine. It blends all the ingredients extremely well, bringing out an all new taste. Recipes for veg are distinctive for their simplicity and the rich aroma. From simple curd rice to exotic panner tikka, you can have it all under the head. Putting forth the culture of the region, vegetarian recipes are indeed the mirror of the living style of the people of the area. From spices to the vegetables used and the style of cooking, everything blended together put forth a unique taste which is particular to a region.

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W Hotel Ski Resort, Switzerland

By Pari Syal Photography: Yves Garneau; courtesy Concrete

W Hotel is the new ski resort in the Swiss Alps that combines the romance of Swiss chalets with the sporty spirit of skiing…

Global jetsetters and Verbier enthusiasts now have immediate access to ski-in and ski out alpine action. Four traditional wooden chalet-style buildings, interconnected by contemporary glass atriums give shape to the new ski resort at the foot of the slopes next to the Mdran gondola in Verbier, a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais and a famous ski area in the Swiss Alps.

Inspired by the dynamic carving of skis through snow, it brings an indelible, distinct New York City glamour to the Swiss Alps. Conceptualized and designed by Concrete under project architect, Lisa Hassanzadeh, the hotel provides guests with an unforgettable experience using interiors that complement and contrast the breathtaking scenery around the hotel.

The design features smooth lines that carve through the spaces; a movement that derives directly from the tracks left by the activities in the mountains Verbier is so famous for: the carved slopes during wintertime or the smooth mountain bike tracks in summer.

Contrasting elements – a 6m wide fireplace inside vs. the snow covered landscape outside; prolific application of natural materials such as wood, leather, felt, wool and fur wood vs. black and silver glossy materials and glacier inspired glass bars; carved blocks of natural stone vs. glamorous inlays of brass and backlit marble, juxtapose the simplicity, beauty and energy of Verbier and the contemporary cool of New York. It is interesting to see how the mountains are ushered into the hotel by reinterpreting local elements in a contemporary way: a giant staircase (a contemporary reference to the Swiss railway system) in one of the glass atriums connecting the four chalet buildings has the mountain flowing into the built form with comfortable benches, where guests can relax, hang out, meet and flirt. While this offers a spectacular view down the valley by day, by night it pulsates with an intimate mood illuminated by deep red light. The resort boasts of individualistic signature spaces and 123 stylish guest rooms and suites that are akin to a boutique hotel within the hotel. Specialty treatment is ingrained into the design and designation of the suites and public areas. The romanticism of the Swiss chalet-styled buildings in warm contrast to the sleek furnishings and contemporary lighting make this get-away a perfect holiday spot – luxuriant, uber chic and comfy!

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Andaman island tour packages – Enjoy every moment of life

Andaman is beautiful island and a beautiful travel destination. It is one of the seven union territories of India and most visited destination in India. Being a small group of islands, still it is unspoiled and unexplored. It is a heaven for honeymoon lovers as well as nature lovers. This island is famous due to beautiful beaches blue lagoons, exciting wildlife and fun-filled excursions. Andaman is also known to be the native place of many tribal groups. Not only from India, travelers come here from entire world to see the beauty of nature. Since this is a famous travel destination, various types of Andaman Island Tour Packages are offered by travel companies and travel agents. If you are looking for Andaman Tour Packages make sure that you are dealing with the best one. The beauty of Andaman can be explored through tour packages. These tour packages are offered throughout the year because the Season is favorable throughout the year. The main attractions during the tour to this island are Cellular Jail, Chatnam Saw Mill, Gandhi Park, Ross Island, Nicobar Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Forest Museum, Mini Zoo, Science Center, Samdudrika Fisheries museum and water sports complex. Marine park, jogger’s park and then on to Sagarika Emporium are also the places to visit. The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park gives a marvelous view of coral reefs, deep-sea animals and mangrove forests. Along with these places and natural beauty, tourists can also enjoy here adventures; sports and water activities like island Camping, Trekking, Beach Tours, Scuba Diving Creek Safari and many more. The Andaman Island is also famous for having beautiful beaches Corbyn’s cove beach, Radhanagar beach, Elephant beach, Red Skin Island beach and Vijaynagar beach. These beaches are very beautiful for deep blue magnificent water serenity as well as calm environment. There are many tour packages offered by Andaman tour and travel agents are family packages, honeymoon tour packages, and packages for meeting and conferences. A good tour package includes hotel accommodation, breakfast and car and taxi rental services to visit all famous places during tour. Hence if you are going to book tour and travel package for Andaman visit then try to choose that package which give facilities of all these things and enjoy the travel. Each and every moment of Andaman Tourism is full with fun and adventures. White sandy beaches circled with coconut trees give a beautiful look to this island. Hence visit Andaman through various tour packages and explore beauty of this island.

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Patio Umbrellas and Beach Chairs – Perfect Companion for a Beach Outing

Everybody enjoy going for picnics. The most preferred location for picnic is the beaches. The sea, water and the sand will give you an amazing combination of the nature you love. You will definitely plan your picnic during summer and love to spend the whole day on the beach with your friends and family. Being summer when you again think about beach as the picnic spot there will be a slight set back in your mind. This is because of the heat from the sun which you will have to suffer being on the beach.

You will know it very clearing that the sunburns are not good for your skin and body. You will always love to protect your loved one from the burning sun. Also you are definitely not willing to convert your holiday into a very tiresome day. There is indeed a perfect solution to over come the summer heat. This is by using the patio umbrella while going to the beach. These umbrellas can definitely protect you from the sun light and give you a cool environment.

Along with patio umbrellas come the beautiful beach chairs. These chairs are very useful as you need not have to sit on the sand in the beach. These chairs are made of different materials and are available in different sizes. The materials used are wood or aluminum. You will definitely want the beach chair to last for long. Aluminum is the best material to be used on making beach chairs. Patio umbrellas can be fixed next to beach chairs in the sand using an anchor. The size of the umbrella must depend upon the area to be covered.

You should choose a very attractive color for patio umbrellas so that you will be able to point the umbrella if you move away from your area may be for a walk. These beach chairs and umbrellas can be used even on the pool side of a swimming pool to add more beauty to the surroundings. You can search online for buying these chairs and patio umbrellas and also check with your nearest stores. You will have plenty of choice during summer as the requirements and demands for these patio umbrellas and beach chairs are more.

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Why Consume the Piao yi slimming tea

Piao yi slimming tea (which might be more commonly known to the public as Piao Yi Jian Fei Cha) is supposed to be a tea that was invented for a beautiful Chinese woman named Xi Shi back in the ancient days of China. Xi Shi wanted a tea that could help her stay slim and beautiful so she asked her royal doctors concoct a special tea based on the Folium Nelumbinis ingredient and the final product is what we know now as the Piao yi slimming tea. Modern Chinese women regularly drink the Piao yi slimming tea when they need to lose surplus weight and as part of a regular fitness regimen.

The modern formula of the Piao yi slimming tea is composed of 10% from tea, 10% from the pod of the Jia Guo, 20% from the Ye Ju Hua (also called Flos Chrysanthemi Indici), 20% from the Tian Wei Jiao Gu Lan (or Sweet Gynostenium Pentaplylla), and 40% from the He Ye (or the Folium Nelumbinis main ingredient mentioned earlier.)

The manufacturer of the Piao yi slimming tea recommends that this product be drunk by people who have a problem with surplus weight. To consume this product the right way, you need to boil about 150 ml. of water then place it in a cup. Add one Piao yi slimming tea tea bag to this hot water and let it soak for 10 minutes at the most. Consume this dosage of Piao yi slimming tea once in the evening only for a week to start off your anti-overweight regimen. Then, you can progress to one cup of Piao yi slimming tea in the morning and another cup of Piao yi slimming tea in the evening. You should keep up this regimen for 45 days per cycle, but stop taking it for two weeks before pursuing the next cycle. The manufacturer advocates each consumer to use the Piao yi slimming tea for a total of three cycles only. This means you will probably have consumed four boxes of the Piao yi slimming tea by the end of those three cycles, with one box of the Piao yi slimming tea using 40 tea bags.

If you are stocking up on Piao yi slimming tea, be sure the product does not get exposed to sunlight since the product might deteriorate through such exposure. It is advisable to store your Piao yi slimming tea boxes in well-ventilated, dry and cool storage places.

If you happen to be pregnant, the manufacturer strongly dissuades you from drinking the Piao yi slimming tea while you are pregnant. It is also not advisable to dry out previously used Piao yi slimming tea tea bags then re-use them because then the formulation of your tea would have changed due to the conditions it was used. If you must drink this Piao yi slimming tea, start your regimen with fresh tea bags so that you get the full benefit of the Piao yi slimming tea.

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