No, not the smooch smooch kind of kiss, but the acronym:
(Okay, so originally it was supposed to be stupid and not silly, but have you ever seen me being mean and negative? :-D.)
Hi everyone, hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. I normally don’t post on the weekends as most of my time is spent with my munchkins and the hubs, but I had some extra time on my hands this weekend. Anyways, just wanted to share these fruits with you. Have you ever tried these before? Someone brought these fruits over from Taiwan as a gift for my parents. They’re called Custard-Apples, and these guys were BIG!
The ones sold here are normally the size of an apple. They have them in a lot of the Asian stores now, but quite pricey. I’ve never seen such big ones before.
Here’s what they look like inside. You eat the sections of white meat and spit out the little black seeds within each section.
The seeds are just a bit bigger than watermelon seeds, but not as flat. The taste reminds me of an apple pear or Asian pear. Not too sweet, but just sweet enough to keep you coming back for more. The meat itself is quite soft. I can definitely see how it got its name.
What’s this you ask? The yummiest stacked bread I’ve ever tasted. Seriously, this blew me away! The recipe can be found here on Stella’s The Witchy Kitchen blog. Due to my allergies, I used almond butter instead of peanut butter. The recipe also called for maple syrup, but I didn’t have any so I had to make like MacGyver and make do with what I had and use honey (wink). So simple, yet mind blowingly delicious! Thank you Stella and Mr. David K.
Here’s another simple dish I absolutely enjoy: Chinese Stir Fried Clams with Black Beans Sauce
Recipe to come in my next post. I wanted to give you my final update and thoughts on Mona Vie as promised before I leave. Please keep in mind that I do not work for Mona Vie, do not sell their products, and have not been paid to talk about Mona Vie on my blog. (Gosh, I need to start setting up a disclaimer page :-)) I do however have friends and family who use this product and swear by it. These are purely my opinions on my experience with this product, so I hope nobody takes offense in what I am about to say.
I took this product for the sole reason of hoping that it would help relieve my back pains. To be fair, I only took this product for a month, but at $40 a week, and feeling no change, I cannot realistically justify the cost of the product without any improvements on my back pains. Like I said in my last review, this is a health product that people could also make money off of. Basically, you get your friends to sell these to their friends, who sell to their friends, and so on. Now I was approached by both a friend and a family member to sell this. As a stay at home Mom, the chance to make any money would sound great. Although, knowing that I would sell these to my friends, made me think twice. I needed to prove to myself that the product worked on me first before I would feel confident in introducing this to not just my friends, but anyone. Sadly to say, I felt that this product did not do the job that I initially hoped it would do. So I made the decision not to sell this product to anybody, because how can I sell someone something that I know didn’t work for me? I hope anybody selling this product has tried it out on themselves first to see if they really do feel improvements before they sell the product to anyone else. Not only that, but I also hope you encourage the people to whom you’re trying to sell this to, to do the same (hope that made sense). I feel if one is trying to sell a health product to others, then the health benefits should be emphasized, not how much money you can make by selling this. So bottom line, KISS.
As for dealing with my back pains, I will continue with the back exercises my physiotherapist recommended to strengthen my core. I have also spoken to one of my pharmacist friends and he will be prescribing some pills to me. Finally, I’d also like to look into a good chiropractor. I just want to thank those of you who continue to comment and leave such kind words of support. Your thoughts have not gone unnoticed. Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. Until next time friends and family :-D.