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The following are tips on how to get back to basics, eat healthier and save yourself a lot of time and money!

Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, February 02, 2015

1 Slow Cooker

1 Rice Cooker - or just cook rice in a pan

Lentil Soup

2 c. dry lentils (rinse w/ water through a strainer)

6 c. Water

2 thick slices of cooked ham (or any amount of ham OR no ham if you prefer vegetarian)

NOTE:  The ham gives it a delicious flavoring even if you don't eventually eat the ham 

Double the recipe if you like

Cook on low for 4 hours OR until lentils are soft

Brown Rice

Cook 2 c. dry brown rice on the stove, in a rice cooker, or in a pressure cooker, etc.

Before serving lentils, keep all the fluid if any then season w/ sea salt, pepper, and other favorite seasonings.

In a bowl add a scoop of rice.
Top with the lentil soup.
If you need more juice, add chicken or vegetable stock to the lentils before serving.

Top 11 Ways to Fight a Cold or Flu - My favorites

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, January 02, 2014
  1. Strengthen your Immune System.

    This DAILY capsule called "Seasonal Defense" will do wonders for your body! These powerful, all-natural capsules are a must if your immune system is shot.  When I am feeling run down or getting sick, I take 4 capsules 5 times a day or a total of 20 capsules/day.  Generally a regular maintenance program will require 2 capsules, 3 times a day or a total of 6 capsules/day.  I love this product and depend on it especially during the winter months! (Cost:  $21/90 Capsules)
  2. Increase water consumption.  

    Water helps to flush out toxins in your system. Drinking plenty of water on a daily basis is a very good habit to develop whether or not you are under the weather.
  3. Decrease dairy consumption.

    Cut back on dairy for a little while.  Products like milk, egg nog, cheese, ice cream, etc. will hurt rather than help you get better.  
  4. Decrease sugar consumption.

    It's hard to escape this tip since so many processed foods and popular soda and fruit drinks have an abundance of sugar hidden in them, not to mention the obvious foods like candy, cakes, cookies, and pies. Sugar is especially an enemy to your body when you are sick.
  5. Increase the humidity in the air.

    Dry air can make your life more miserable when you feel sick. If you can't take a quick trip to Florida right away, try these helpful tips: Keep a humidifier close to you during the day and night. I sleep with a humidifier on my night stand, next to my head each night which helps SO much.  I do this all winter long, regardless of how I feel.  Since I work in my kitchen on my computer or preparing meals, I put a large pan of water on the stove and let it boil on low for several hours. If you live In Utah, the air is so dry that it's critical to create your own humid environment especially during the winter months.  
  6. Start Juicing.

    Citrus Juicing - I love my L'Equip Juicer and it really helps me when I'm feeling run down!  A few simple recipes that are my favorite include 1)  Citrus Special (combination of 2 oranges, 1 lemon and 1 grapefruit  2)  Carrot/Orange Special (combination of 1 orange and 4 carrots). Besides being excellent cleansers for your kidneys, blood stream , etc. these fruits and veggies also are rich in nutrients needed to heal the body.  For best results, prepare and drink first thing in the morning, BEFORE eating/drinking anything else. In addition, don't eat or drink anything for at least 30 minutes AFTER. This is very delicious as well as great medicine!  Do store this.  Juice and drink immediately.
  7. Gargle w/ Sea Salt

    For a sore throat this helps a lot! Notice "Sea" Salt, which has a lot more nutrients and minerals than table salt.  Salt is an excellent way to heal the body externally. When I was in Maui playing in the ocean, I cut the top of my foot on my friend's stand up paddle surf board when the waves pushed it against my foot on the beach.  Putting my foot in the salty ocean during the next few days taught me a lot about the powers of salt on an open wound. Same is true for a sore throat.
  8. Fast & easy Homemade Chicken Soup.

  9. Get Outside!

    Take a little time each day to get outside and take in some fresh air.  Here in northern Utah, we get socked in with winter inversions often, so I plan a head to take some time often and head for the mountains, high above the inversions.  The weather feels great.  The air is fresh and clean. The sky is blue. The sun is bright and warm.  The combination of all of these will do wonders for your mental, emotional, and physical health. 
  10. Enjoy a soothing hot drink for sore throats.

    1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 TBSP Honey mixed with 8 oz. of hot water.  These ingredients are all very medicinal. 
  11. Slow down and simplify your life.

    Dump stuff out of your life and go into survival mode if necessary.  Get back to the basics.  This is one of the main reasons you are run down in the first place - burning the candle at both ends, going faster than you have strength, packing too much in to your life, not taking time to rest and recharge your batterie.

Homemade, Household "Comet" Cleaner - My favorite!!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Use this solution for cleaning and washing counters, sinks, pots, pans, chrome on tub & sink hardware, etc.

Mix these 3 ingredients in a big bowl:

4 TBSP. Citric Acid  www.gygi.com

2 c. Baking Soda  - Any grocery store, however, I buy 5 lbs at a time.

2 c. 20 Mule Team Borax*  - Any grocery store

As a Comet type cleaner: Store in a quart Mason Jar

Shake 1 - 2 teaspoons on the surface to clean.

As a dishwashing soap: 

Keep and Use any previous Dishwashing Soap Containers for this homemade solution.

Make a quart of liquid dish soap:  

1 TBSP dry mix

Fill with water


Adjust soap portions as needed

NOTE:  I've been using this solution for over a year now and I LOVE it!!  I would never go back to heavy duty chemical cleaners every again!

*Learn more about Borax and it's many uses at: 

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I need help delivering a lot of bagels and bread to needy families or homeless shelter ASAP.

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, October 04, 2012

I have been under the weather lately and need help getting a lot of bagels & bread to needy families. 

Besides bagels, I have a lot of hamburger buns that need to go, preferably in one or two big swoops!

Take some for your family and deliver the rest to those in need.
Some places I deliver to are the St Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen downtown SLC, near Gateway Mall. (500 So. 200 W. area)  
 Let me know if you can help. 
 This is a excellent service project to get your children involved with. 
We have been delivering to them off and on for 14 years. 
Thanks so much!
Call ASAP:  801-278-5313
My address:  2836 East Casto Lane (5060 South)
Holladay, 84117

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Homemade Soap for your dishwasher - Just pennies per load!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
1 cup borax
1/4 cup citric acid

use 1 tbsp. per load

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Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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