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Jill W.

Jill W.

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I am a retired pre-school/kdg teacher. I taught in the CPS for 32 years. I am a five year breast cancer survivor as of June 2012! I am Jewish My sister is Rae I am a work in progress.
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    I am very patient. Lately though I have been highly irritated by drivers that speed up and pass on the right to jump a line of traffic at a light! I am in just as much of a hurry as anyone else on the road! It is just plain rude behavior! It is dangerous to boot! It goes hand in hand with people that do not stop as the light turns red! I take a left hand turn twice each day where the light is flat out red and 2 vehicles will run the light. It is a constant game of chicken!

    Thank you Vicky P and Norma S for the EEE today. Everyone have a wonderfilled day.

    The next time you have to stand in line longer than you hoped to, take 3 deep breaths and pledge to remain patient. Whether it's the lady ahead of you writing a check for a two-item grocery store purchase or the guy who can't decide which coffee drink he wants, keep your cool. Resist the urge to roll your eyes or let out an audible sigh. Wait patiently until it's your turn.

    Why it matters

    If you're feeling impatient with the lady in the grocery line or the confused coffee guy, it's likely that you're actually experiencing a sign of stress. Research shows that if you don't address stress, it can impact you in negative ways, including trouble sleeping and a weaker immune system. When you feel impatient, breathing deeply will help you relax. You can also use that time to identify what is actually making you impatient - are you trying to do too many things in a short amount of time?

    Fun fact

    Some European countries have already phased out the use of checks. In fact, Germany stopped processing checks in 2002.

    "Plan to take 3 deep breaths and stay patient the next time you are stuck waiting in a long line"

    October 4, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
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    Spinach, nutmeg and egg scramble Yum! Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    The next time you prepare eggs (or egg whites), give them a boost of nutrients by adding a handful of dark greens. Well-washed and dried spinach, arugula, mustard greens, or kale are all great choices; just wait until the eggs are almost completely cooked to add your greens to the pan. And don't forget: Eggs are also a great place to add leftover dinner veggies like steamed broccoli!

    Why it matters

    Although eating a diet rich in vegetables has been shown to reduce health risks, statistics indicate that on average people eat only about 59% of the recommended amount of vegetables per day. Including greens in your eggs is an easy way to get closer to 100% of the recommended daily allowance of veggies in your diet. The combination of eggs and dark leafy greens like spinach or arugula also helps increase your energy and provides a boost to your immune system.

    Fun fact

    In 1533, Catherine de'Medici became queen of France; she liked spinach so much that she insisted it be served at every meal. Today, dishes made with spinach are known as "Florentine" because of Catherine's influence.

    "Plan to add some dark greens to your next skillet of eggs"

    October 3, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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      Robert W. replied October 3, 2015 at 16:15 UTC:

      Catherine later had a son, Popeye.

    • Susan N.
      Susan N. replied October 4, 2015 at 0:12 UTC:

      HI Jill ~ You are like raindrops on tender flowers. You are like a rainbow near a gentle waterfall. You are like the full moon shining in a clear night sky. No matter what wonders my eyes have seen, nothing compares to your kindness and noble loving heart.

      Love,...see more

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    We are going to the Rabbi's house tonight for Shabbat dinner. Everyone have a wonderfilled day.

    Thank you Annette S for the lovely E today!

    Prepare the brown rice according to the package. While it's cooking, heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and add one or more of the following: chopped onion, thinly sliced red or green pepper, or minced garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes, then add 2 cans of prepared, low-sodium black beans that have been rinsed and drained. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and then cover and simmer for about another 5 minutes. When rice is ready, mix and serve with the beans.

    Why it matters

    Not only is a meal of rice and beans low in fat, it is also one of the most economical things that you can make! Brown rice and beans are also packed with healthy fiber, which fills you up and keeps your blood sugar level. Finally, beans are a healthy source of protein (no saturated fat here!) and contain antioxidants.

    Fun fact

    In many cultures, the word "to eat" literally means "to eat rice." This demonstrates how important a food crop is the humble grain of rice!

    "Make an easy dinner of brown rice and beans for healthy protein and complex carbohydrates"

    October 2, 2015 at 14:11 UTC
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      Susan N. replied October 2, 2015 at 23:21 UTC:

      HI Jill ~ A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift. A friend is someone we treasure for their friendship is a gift. A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty and grace. A friend makes the world we live in a better and happier place. I thank you ...see more

    • Norma C.
      Norma C. replied October 3, 2015 at 3:22 UTC:

      Enjoy the Shabbat Diner at the Rabbi's house Jill. Thanks so much for the Eyou sent.....t'was very happily accepted ! Have a great Friday !

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    We have wine, . raspberry, champagne,, balsamic, apple cider, and white vinegar I the house. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Make a note on your grocery list to look at the many types of vinegar that are available in your supermarket. They are typically in the same aisle as the condiments, but if you can't find them, ask. If you're a vinegar newbie, champagne vinegar and apple cider vinegar are a good place to start. White balsamic, tarragon, and red wine vinegar are also versatile.

    Why it matters

    Vinegar is one of those foods that offers lots of flavor even if you use only a very small amount, and it's fat-free, as well. When you add a splash of vinegar to your food just before serving, you'll find that it brightens the flavors of soups, stews, sautés, and pan sauces. Another benefit of vinegar is that it can impart the flavor of salt - without the drawbacks of unhealthy sodium.

    Fun fact

    The town of Roslyn, South Dakota is home to the International Vinegar Museum.

    "Pledge to pick out a new type of vinegar the next time you go shopping"

    October 1, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
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      Susan N. replied October 2, 2015 at 1:27 UTC:

      Hi Jill ~ You came along when I needed you most. You held my hand you held me close. You showed me the sun will shine tomorrow. You gave me a shoulder to firmly lean on when I felt all alone and I was less than strong. You helped me to see I’m never on my own, because I have ...see more

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    Done all of the time. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    The next time you prepare canned beans, vegetables, tuna, salmon, or chicken, use your colander to give it a rinse first. Simply empty the contents of the can directly into the colander, and place under cool running water for at least 30 seconds. Shake off any excess water, or pat dry with a paper towel.

    Why it matters

    Canned products like beans, veggies, and fish can be convenient and healthful additions to a meal, but they tend to contain a lot of extra sodium. By emptying these foods into a colander and running under cool water, you can wash off a significant amount of excess sodium without sacrificing taste or texture. A diet high in sodium can lead to high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke, heart attacks, and kidney disease, so reducing your salt intake whenever and wherever you can is a crucial component to a healthy diet.

    Fun fact

    Among the more unusual food items you can buy in a can: cheeseburgers, whole chickens, smoked rattlesnakes, and silkworm pupae.

    "Use your colander for more than pasta: Pledge to rinse canned foods like beans, veggies, or fish"

    September 30, 2015 at 12:22 UTC
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    • Bobbie D.
      Bobbie D. replied October 1, 2015 at 1:16 UTC:

      Jill, thanks for your wish for me to have a wonder-filled day. It has been. I had Hebrew class tonight and afterward we went out to the sukkah and shook the lulav and etrog Thanks for the E.

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      Susan N. replied October 1, 2015 at 1:29 UTC:

      HI Jill~ A friend is like a flower, a rose to be exact or maybe like a brand new gate, that never comes unlatched. A friend is like an owl, both beautiful and wise or perhaps a friend is like a ghost, whose spirit never dies. I thank you for the love and kindness that lives ...see more

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    I like tofu. None in the house today! Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Thank EEEE's to Bobbie D, Laurie S, Vicky P, Robert W, Ginger P!

    What You Need

    1 pkg. (14 oz.) firm tofu, drained, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

    1/4 cup flour

    1 Tbsp. oil

    1/2 cup KRAFT Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

    3 Tbsp. soy sauce

    1-1/2 cups chopped cabbage

    1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed, cut in half

    1/2 cup each: sliced onions and carrots

    1/2 cup fresh or frozen soy beans (edamame)

    2-2/3 cups hot cooked brown rice

    Make It

    Toss tofu with flour in small bowl until evenly coated. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add tofu; cook 8 min. or until lightly browned on all sides, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.

    Mix dressing and soy sauce until well blended. Add 2 Tbsp. of the dressing mixture, vegetables and soy beans to same skillet; cook and stir 10 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

    Add remaining dressing mixture and the tofu to vegetable mixture; mix lightly. Cook 2 min., stirring gently. Serve over rice.

    Make a tasty stir-fry with your favorite veggies - and this time, try tofu as your protein source! Use firm tofu, which keeps its shape when cooked. Cut the tofu into bite-sized cubes (you'll need about one cup's worth) and chop about two cups of veggies (try to chop them to uniform size to ensure even cooking). Carrots, broccoli florets, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers are all great options. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet, then add your tofu, veggies, and 2 to 3 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce. Sauté until your veggies are tender but not mushy, and serve.

    Why it matters

    Tofu is a low-fat food that is packed with protein. Because it has very little flavor or smell on its own, tofu can be easily substituted for other proteins in recipes, or it can be cooked to suit individual taste preferences. It provides a good alternative to meat and adds variety to both vegetable- and meat-based diets.

    Fun fact

    The soybean (from which tofu is made) has been a part of the human diet for almost 5,000 years.

    "Make a simple stir-fry with tofu in place of chicken or beef"

    September 29, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
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    Brown rice is what I have. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Pass on the rice, potato, or other starchy side, and give whole grains a try! Brown rice, quinoa, and bulgur are whole grains that can be found in the supermarket. Look for them in the aisle next to other types of rice or in a specialty aisle; if you aren't able to find them, ask. You may find plain, quick-cooking, and seasoned varieties, but be sure to check the label. Some seasoned side dishes may be high in sodium. (The maximum recommended daily amount of sodium for most adults is 2,300 mg.)

    Why it matters

    The average supermarket shelves offer so many whole grains to choose from, so why not try a new one? Brown rice, quinoa, and bulgur are choices that can add chewy texture and heartiness to a meal. Each of these whole grains is packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, and folate.

    Fun fact

    An oversized hourglass in the 2009 film "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" was filled with bulgur, which looked like sand on camera.

    "Go for a new taste and texture: Pledge to use brown rice, quinoa, or bulgur as a side dish"

    September 28, 2015 at 12:15 UTC
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      Norma C. replied September 28, 2015 at 18:55 UTC:

      I'm with you Jill.....brown rice does it for me too ! Hey......thanks so much for the delightful e you sent.....t'was much appreciated ! Have a lovely day today !

    • Susan N.
      Susan N. replied September 29, 2015 at 0:28 UTC:

      Hi Jill ~ I wish to thank you for your love and your kind and gentle ways. You touch my heart a million times every single day. You fill me with pure and absolute happiness. I have never known a love more sincere, than this unique and special love I have right here with you. ...see more

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    I love sweet potatoes! I love sweet potato fries! Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Thank EEEE's to Robert W, Julie P, Sheila C, Jackie W, Vicky P, and Leigh Ann M! Hugs to you! Plan to serve baked sweet potatoes as a side dish with dinner this week. Simply scrub the potatoes, use a fork to @#$% holes in the skin, wrap each one in aluminum foil, and bake in a 400º F (205º C) oven for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt (just a tiny bit!), which helps to bring out the natural sweetness of this oh-so-tasty tuber.

    Why it matters

    Inexpensive, easy to prepare, and delicious to boot, there's really nothing you can't love about sweet potatoes. And when it comes to health benefits, other potatoes pale in comparison. Sweet potatoes are loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. And the high fiber content in sweet potatoes does a great job of stabilizing blood sugar levels.

    Fun fact

    To prepare for a shirtless magazine photo shoot, "Glee" actor Matthew Morrison admitted that he ate nothing but sweet potatoes for the three days leading up to the snapshot session.

    "Skip the plain white spud: Plan to make baked sweet potatoes as a side dish 1 time this week"

    September 27, 2015 at 21:21 UTC
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