Aren't We All Chapped By Now?

by Joanne on February 26, 2009

I received this GREAT “Ideal Bite” tid bit on lip balm and it deserves taking note:

 Lips feel like worn leather?

The Bite
Use eco lip balm on your next prairie rustle. While conventional balms are made with petroleum (yep, that petroleum), plant-based options are now widely available and will rescue your parched pucker lickety-split. Now ride.

The Benefits

  • Being healthy as a horse. Researchers have linked impurities in petrolatum (a common ingredient in many lip balms) to breast cancer; hence, the EU’s restrictions on its use.
  • Spur-ning oil. Once the world’s petroleum reserves are gone, they’re gone

Personally Speaking
A few of us claim that we’re addicted to lip balm, but we looked into it and it’s just psychological – your lips won’t build up a physical dependence (well, as long as you avoid those heroin-flavored versions).


Wanna Try?

  • Miessence Jaffa Lip Balm – organic shea butter and safflower and avocado oils moisturize in a big way ($6/0.12 ounce). 
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer – sparkly colors (11 of ’em, to be exact) and a minty taste make this longstanding beeswax-based staple even better ($5/0.0975 ounce).
  • Eco Lips SPF 30 Sport Lip Balm – if you wanna avoid the white lips that natural titanium dioxide balms give you, here’s the best option we’ve found for the outdoors – does contain not-so-natural sunscreens ($3/0.15 ounce).


The dinner menu for tonight was comprised of a Boboli pizza and sliced cabbage mix.

I used 1/2 a head of green cabbage and sliced it. Boiled it for 10 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, I sauteed 4 green onions, chopped.  2 tsp of minced garlic.  I removed 1/2 the onion mix to use on the pizza. Added the drained cabbage to the pan with onions and garlic, then also tossed in 1/2 a sliced green pepper, 1 sliced plum tomato, and 1/2 a can of rinsed, drained black beans. Deglazed the pan with white wine, seasoned with salt, pepper, and a little pasta sauce.  Allowed the mixture to simmer until the pizza was cooked.

dscn02491I didn’t use any oil to cook this vegetable and if you should try it, I recommend you add oil and leave out the pasta sauce. It doesn’t need it.

As for the pizza, I obviously used a Boboli Whole Wheat Pizza crust.  This thrilled Ted because he doesn’t like the wheat free crust I usually make. 

We topped the Boboli with pasta sauce, the sauteed green onions and garlic, some diced green pepper, sliced baby bella mushrooms, Morning Star breakfast patties, sausage links and bacon.  All meat free.  Basically the only meat free items that Ted will eat.

The cheese was fresh mozzarella balls, packed in water. I sliced them and top that with just a small bit of parmesan cheese. Cooked 15 minutes at 450F.

dscn0248To be honest, I would have been happy if the only things on the pizza were the sauce and the sliced mozzarella cheese. Oh what we do for our sweeties!



That funky pink piece on the side is the "meatless bacon". Ewww!

 TGIF tomorrow!  That means happy hour Friday!Yippee!  The only draw back to this Friday is that Sue won’t be in work. Sad man:11722  I’ll have to talk to myself all day… or I can take a lot of breaks and leave comments all over blogdom.  So watch out! Thief:9608

Have a great night!

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