Monthly Archives: February 2017

Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s French Roast K-Cup Coffee

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I love a good cup of coffee to start out the day. I want a coffee that I can count on to taste just the way I want it time after time. Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s French Roast K-Cup Coffee is just such a coffee. It’s light, fresh roast and slightly sweet flavor deliver that wake up punch that I need to get going.

 

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I really love the selection of coffee and cocoa products from Brooklyn Bean Roastery. A little bit about them:

They’re really from Brooklyn. The company started with 3 guys who saw the need for an independently owned coffee company that could deliver single serve coffee on a consistent basis and run their company with quality, originality, and local pride. They developed a process for their product, called ‘Roast2Cup’ technology, that has changed how coffee is delivered. This process ensures that every cup will be the best cup every time you brew.

 

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Brooklyn Bean Roastery performs five different quality control checks with each batch they make:

  1. Visual inspection – only the best coffee beans make the initial cut.
  2. Supervisor-monitored grinding – A little secret: if it’s too coarse, it won’t brew properly; if it’s too fine, the coffee gets bitter.
  3. Portion quality control – precisely the right amount is packed to ensure the best brew every time.
  4. Filled and sealed pods are individually hand-checked for perfection.
  5. Brewed coffee samples are consistently taken for aroma and taste testing checks (we admit, this is our favorite part of the job!)

It’s their sincere hope that this will produce the best cup every time.

Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s French Roast K-Cup Coffee, just like all of their coffees, is made 100% Arabica coffee beans, and comes in a convenient 40-count box.

 

 

 

Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s French Roast K-Cup Coffee can be found online at:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XT683UG/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_t2_CmvKybK65B3JF

I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

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Spumoni Cookie Recipe

As requested, my recipe for Spumoni cookies. These are similar to regular chocolate chip cookies, but made with white chocolate, dried cherries, and pistachio nuts. Mmm, I might need to make another batch!

 

Spumoni Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour                                   1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt                                                            1/2 cup butter, softened

½ cup shortening                                                      3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar                                    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs                                                                  1 cup dried cherries

1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled                                  2 cups white chocolate, chips or chopped

Preheat oven to 375F.

Combine first 3 dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix sugars, butter, and shortening in a large bowl,  beat until creamy. Add vanilla, then eggs, one at a time and mix well each time. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolate, cherries, and nuts. Drop by generous tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Cool completely before storing in a sealable container. Dough or baked cookies freeze well.

pH Test Strips from HealthyWiser

 

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I’ve been studying some information that had been passed along to me regarding having a healthy PH balance in my body. I am finding that there are numerous physical issues that can be caused simply by having an acidic balance that’s too high for the body to properly digest and assimilate nutrients before flushing them out. Acidosis, even at a slight level, can cause a plethora of unwanted reactions. A list of these is:

 
 Inflamed sensitive gums, cavities
 Immune deficiency
 Sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck
 Respiratory problems, shortness of breath, coughing
 Yeast fungal overgrowth
 Low energy and chronic fatigue
 Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and reduction in oxygen
 Heart problems, arrhythmias, increased heart rate
 Weight gain, obesity, and diabetes
 Bladder and kidney infections
 Accelerated free radical damage
 Premature aging
 Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
 Osteoporosis, weak brittle bones, hip fractures, bone spurs
 Headaches, confusion, sleepiness
 Joint pain, aching muscles, and lactic acid buildup
 Allergies, acne

 
I was pretty concerned because tests I’ve taken have already shown that I have Osteopenia, the beginnings of Osteoporosis, as well as Osteoporosis in some areas of my body. I felt it was necessary to at least attempt to put a halt to future damage, much less attempt to create a healthy balance in my body to avoid future issues. I got pH Test Strips from HealthyWiser to see just where my levels were.

 

 
The pH Test Strips from HealthyWiser are really easy to use. They work in a number of applications such as testing Urine, Saliva, Water, Pool, Hot Tub, Hydroponics, Garden Soil, Aquariums, and Kombucha Tea.I used them to test my saliva by removing one of the test strips, wetting the whole colored strip with saliva and waiting for 15 seconds, then compared it to the supplied color coded chart. It doesn’t give partial numbers but gives whole numbers from 0 to 14, 0 being strongly acidic and 14 being strongly alkaline. The neutral range is 7.0. My first test was a 5, which means I am acidic. I tested the second day at 7, which is neutral. I noticed that the foods and drinks I consume can alter the readings by quite a bit. Water really helps to bring me back into the neutral range, especially if I add a slice of lemon to it. I thought this strange, as lemon has an acid taste, but it actually helps your body lean more towards an alkaline reading.
pH Test Strips from HealthyWiser come in an opaque bottle to protect the strips from light and air. The bottle contains 100 strips and they’re good for up to 2 years. They can be used on virtually any liquid that needs to be tested and they deliver accurate results in a short amount of time. If you aren’t satisfied for any reason, HealthyWiser offers a guarantee that you can receive a replacement or refund.

pH Test Strips from HealthyWiser can be found online at:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XT683UG/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_t2_CmvKybK65B3JF

I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

 

 

Pure Body Naturals Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Sampler Oils Kit

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I picked up a Pure Body Naturals Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Sampler Oils Kit and it’s such an awesome kit I had to tell you about it! This kit consists of 6 of the most popular and most used oils; Lemongrass, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange, Lavender, and Tea Tree. These oils are good for so many different applications. The oils are Therapeutic grade and will work directly on skin when combined with a carrier oil such as coconut or almond, my 2 fave carrier oils. They can be put in a spray bottle with water for a room spray or in a diffuser.

I personally love the Lemongrass oil. I had never tried Lemongrass before and it has such a clean, citrusy smell. Everyone in the house commented on the scent. I think it’s my new favorite. They only thing I missed was a dropper to get the exact amount I wanted to use, but it’s fine. I used some of the Sweet Orange when cleaning and it really seems to work well without using chemicals in my home. And when my kidlet started fussing that she was feeling like she was coming own with a cold, I gave her some Vitamin C and used the Eucalyptus oil with my coconut oil to chase the symptoms away. She felt better after that, no she never missed any school. I am curious to see which oils they will offer next!

The Pure Body Naturals Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Sampler Oils Kit can be found online at:

https://www.amazon.com/Vremi-Silicone-Ice-Cube-Tray/dp/B01H7BF1DA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484886222&sr=8-1&keywords=Ice+cube+trays+with+lids

 

I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.
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