- This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on Etsy.com, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)
I’m telling you, this thing works! It takes some getting used to, but once you get over the initial shock of pouring water up your nostril and having it come out the other side, you will feel much relief. The process will cleanse your nasal passages and allow them to work the way they’re supposed to. I love that it is completely natural, requiring only water and non-iodized salt. There are some pre-mixed nasal washes you can buy, but I have found the best thing for me is a combination of fine sea salt and baking soda. No kidding, I got through the entire Winter without so much as a minor cold. I should have had at least three sinus infections by now, if you look at my past history. Usually one of those would have turned into bronchitis. I haven’t touched my seasonal allergy medication in months.
When my friend discovered the Neti pot, she asked her allergist why she had never told her this magical thing existed. The allergist’s reply was “Those things will put me out of business”.
Are you convinced now?
You can find your very own Neti pot in most drug stores, or you can buy one online here.
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 1/4 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
8 green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
Salt and pepper
Directions: 1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a 2-quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the couscous.
2. Cover the pot and remove from heat.
3. Let stand for 5 minutes.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar and cumin.
5. Add green onions, red pepper, cilantro, corn and beans, and toss to coat.
6. Fluff the couscous well, breaking up any chunks.
7. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and mix well.
8. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve at once or refrigerate until ready to serve.