Personal Note from Sora
So here’s to a very happy 2017 and I hope that you had a fun, happy and healthy holiday season!
So what better way to start off the New Year then to check out a new skin care line that I learned about which is made entirely from fresh, organic-food based ingredients and can by used by men and women alike.
I met Stephanie Peterson, the founder of Smoothie Beauty at The Healthy Guru Expo which was held at The Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in New York City.
Stephanie shared with me that as a little girl, her Korean grandmother always made face masks with natural ingredients and as a result of that was able to maintain her very youthful appearance.
That as a little girl, Stephanie was very inspired by her grandmother and loved to watch her grandmother make these natural face masks.
However, today Stephanie is an international model with The Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and shared with me that as part of her job that she always found herself in different climates which always had a negative effect on her skin and defeated her much desired holistic lifestyle.
So as a result of not being able to find a skin care line to balance her complexion Stephanie started to buy the natural local ingredients of the country that she was in and in that process she was able to create her own skin care line for a happier and healthier holistically centered skin.
So the name of Stephanie’s skin care line is Smoothie Beauty and it’s 100% preservative, chemical and fragrance free, ethically sourced and made from the finest natural ingredients for the maximum effectiveness.
So as Stephanie likes to say, “Just fresh food ingredients and real results.”
So check out Stephanie’s skin care line and begin using food products to celebrate your skin and to let it shine as well!
In Make Peace with Food,
This month’s motivational quote:
Until you reach the end of the road,
there is still time to change the path that you’ve chosen.
Food and Culture
January 9th is National Apricot Day
I don’t know about you but I love Apricot Jam so when I saw that apricots had their own special day I said, “Yeah!!!”
What I found out is that the word apricot means “precious” in Latin. Wow! Also, wow-who knew that apricots often ripen earlier than most summer fruits which makes them a very precious commodity each spring.
That the apricot tree first appeared in China more than 4,000 years ago and that it eventually found its way across Asia to the Mediterranean. That it was many centuries later, that the Spanish explorers introduced the apricot to the New World and planted the trees all over the west coast.
So that today it’s the farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley who produce 95% of all the apricots grown in the US.
So whether you like Apricot Jam, fresh apricots or dried apricots-Enjoy!!!
Bite Size Fun Food News
January 4th is National Pasta Day
Spaghetti was found in restaurants in the US around the end of the 19th century. It’s name was Spaghetti Italienne (which is believed to have been made of noodles cooked past al dente and a mild tomato sauce flavored with easily found spices and vegetables such as cloves, bay leaves and garlic). It was only decades later that it became commonly prepared with oregano or basil…
It’s been written that there is a debate on the origin of spaghetti however we do know that pasta has been consumed for many years.
There are records in the Jerusalem Talmud of Itrium of a kind of boiled dough which was common in Palestine from the 3rd to 5th centuries AD.
A 9th century Arab dictionary describes itriyya as string like shapes made of semolina and dried before cooking and in an 1154 writing for the Norman King of Sicily, itriyya is mentioned as being manufactured and exported from Norman Sicily.
Dried pasta became popular in the 14th and 15th centuries due to its easy type of storage and people were able to store the dried pasta in ships when exploring the New World.
A century later, pasta was around the globe during the many voyages of discovery.
So now that you have a sense of history about spaghetti here are 5 additional facts:
l. The word, spaghetti is the plural form of an Italian word spaghetto, meaning “thin string” or “twine”.
2. Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone ever thought to put tomato sauce on in.
3. You can fry your leftover spaghetti noodles.
4. The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year.
5. According to Miss Manners (a.k.a Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.
So if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take off some weight and you don’t want to diet and feel deprived while doing it, then click HERE to find out how to easitly do it without having to diet!
In Make Peace with Food,
January 2017 Make Peace with Food Newsletter