Product Enjoyment and Millet Salad with Cherries and Greens

by Joanne on June 19, 2014

Just recently, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to review a few new things: fitness, food, books.

Flexbelt:   Make sure to click THIS LINK and learn more!


This is a fun product.  If you keep the setting low, it’s like a belly massage.  It you ramp it up a bit, you can feel a slight contraction in your abdominal muscles.  The best part is you don’t have to be in the gym to experience a stomach workout.  I put the belt on and then vacuumed the house.  Taking care of “two birds” if you will.

  • Easy to use and guided start up videos:
  • Endorsed by celebrities such as Denise Richards, Lisa Rinna… and more
  • I thought it was going to be a gimmick.  It’s not. It’s the first Electric Muscle Stimulation product of its kind cleared by the FDA as a class II medical device for direct to consumer sales.
  • It’s a unisex product so both husband and wife can try it and benefit from wearing it. One size will fit as there is an extension piece if necessary.

Blue Isle Yogurt Spread

Another item I’m currently enjoying is a delicious new spread that has hit the markets.  It’s called Blue Isle Mediterranean Yogurt Spread.  Free of growth hormones, BGH/rBST, OU Kosher, and real California Milk certified.

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Superior flavor, a little tangy, smooth, creamy, rich, and comforting.  It’s a perfect lower fat, healthier alternative to cream cheese. Think probiotics, live cultures, and calcium with no added sugar.  Healthy goodness.

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So many flavors!  I love the Blueberry.  My sister is enjoying the Honey flavor.  The Spicy Vegetable makes a great dip as well as the French Onion.  Of course the one flavor that works for everyone is the Blue Original.   Check out your local health food store such as Fresh Market.   Approximate pricing should be around $3.29 for an 8 oz tub.

The Book:  Gluten Freedom by Dr. Alessio Fasano

The book I’m currently reading is Gluten Freedom by Dr. Alessio Fasano.  Such a valuable resource if you have Gluten Intolerance, Sensitivity or just want to learn more about gluten.  100% of Dr. Fasano’s proceeds from the book are being donated to the Center for Celiac Research.


This book is available at Amazon for $19.05.   I’m still in the middle of reading it but so far it has been a valuable learning experience.   Gluten Freedom touches on the origins of celiac disease and the progress of medical science in the past decade.  The Doctor distinguishes between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, wheat intolerance, and even wheat allergy.  The book offers hope to those living with gluten intolerances and celiac disease, even touching on pregnancy and children.

Finally, a good old Gluten Free recipe with some help from Bob’s Red Mill.

Love Bob’s Red Mill!  I just realized that when Ted and I go to Portland in October, we’ll be about 20 minutes from Bob’s.  Guess who is going to look into a tour, eat at the restaurant and buy a gazillion tons of Bob’s stuff at Bob’s Red Mill store?!  One guess….

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  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill millet, toasted – details below
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS Balsamic vinegar
  • 2/3 cup Dried Cherries: Use Bob’s Red Mill cherries
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 oz Spinach Arugula mix
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • sea salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2 oz gouda cheese, grated

Bring water and orange juice to a boil, add millet and allow to cook until soft, about 35 – 40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 F.  Spread millet onto a parchment covered baking sheet and toast lightly, about 6 – 8 minutes but do not allow to burn. *Truth be told, I didn’t time the millet in the oven, but watched it carefully. So be careful and remove once you see it get a little brown.

Whisk 1/4 cup orange juice with olive oil and vinegar. Place into a small saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Add the cherries, turn off the heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes.  Drain but reserve the liquid as this is the dressing for your salad.

Pour the toasted millet into a large bowl.  Add the reserved liquid from the cherries and combine with the millet.

Add cherries, celery, greens, pecans, and red onion.  Add salt and pepper. Toss.  Sprinkle with gouda cheese and serve.

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Fresh and flavorful.

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Check out theFlexBelt and let me know your thoughts? Looks easy doesn’t it.

Do you spread cream cheese on bagels?  Do you like yogurt?  Wouldn’t it be great to combine the two?!  Check it out at Blue Isle Spreads

Do you know any one with Celiac Disease? Gluten Intolerance?   Did you know the only cure is a special Gluten Free Diet?   .Learn more by reading Dr. Fasano’s book Gluten Freedom.


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  • At 2014.06.20 14:40, Tina@GottaRunNow said:

    Your salad looks delicious and healthy! Lots of color and texture!

    • At 2014.06.21 07:17, Lori said:

      I loves me some bagels and cream cheese LOL! It’s funny, I hardly ever have any flavor other than plain because I like the taste of the bagel.

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