All Natural Beauty Secrets

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Super soft skin can be yours without paying a lot of money.
More than likely you have everything you need for baby soft, flawless skin right in your kitchen.

Here are some simple recipes for beautiful skin, without any chemicals!

Oatmeal & Water
Mix a handful of oatmeal with filtered water, make a paste, apply mixture on your face and neck. When it dries, rinse and pat dry.

Honey and Glyercin
Mix honey and glycerin apply to your face, let sit on your face a few minutes, then wipe it off gently

Honey and Apple
Add a teaspoon of honey to one mashed apple, mix them together, and put this “cream” on your face and neck. Leave it in place for half an hour, and then rinse with water or cold milk.

Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 –

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest Time

Ingredients
1/2 cup bourbon, * OR 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup mustard
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
3-4 sweet potatoes, cut into 24 one-inch cubes
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 24 one-inch cubes
4 medium ripe peaches, unpeeled, pitted and quartered
4 green bell peppers, each cut into 8 two-inch pieces
8 yellow onion, each cut into 4 two-inch pieces
olive oil, for grilling

– Cooking Directions

Mix first four ingredients in a bowl; stir well and set glaze aside. Steam or boil sweet potatoes until crisp-tender. Thread 3 sweet potato cubes, 3 pork cubes, 2 peach quarters, 4 green pepper pieces and 4 onion pieces alternately onto each of eight 10-inch skewers. Brush kabobs with honey glaze mixture. Lightly oil grill. Grill over medium-hot coals 5 minutes on each side or until thoroughly heated, basting occasionally with glaze.

Serves 4

* Bourbon is optional, can substitute 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Give your grill a new thrill with these spiked kabobs. Serve with favorite potato salad, grilled corn on the cob and cold melon for dessert.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 640 calories
Protein: 42 grams
Fat: 12 grams
Sodium: 290 milligrams
Cholesterol: 110 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 77 grams

Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board

The Many Uses of Honey

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Throughout history honey has been a staple in homes across the globe. Many people use it because it tastes great, but that isn’t all you can use it for.

It never spoils, honey has been found inside tombs in Egypt and it is still edible, and delicious. According to WebMD, laboratory research is showing exactly how well honey works on many different types of wounds, but they also caution to not give honey to infants, because of the risk of botulism. So, whether you are looking for a great all natural sweetener or an all natural anti-bacterial, Honey has you covered. Here are just a few of the great ways you can use honey.

 Antibacterial Honey

Honey can hamper the growth of food-borne pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella, and to fight certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, both of which are common in hospitals and doctors’ offices. But whether it does the same in people hasn’t been proven.

Shop for honey and you’ll see that some are lighter, others are darker. In general, the darker the honey, the better its antibacterial and antioxidant power.

 Manuka honey is made in New Zealand from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium. The product Medihoney, which has been FDA approved since 2007 is used for treating skin ulcers and wounds.

Honey For Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, instead of heading out to the pharmacy or reaching for an over the counter allergy medication, try a tablespoon of honey. While some laboratory studies have suggested that honey has the potential to clear up stuffy noses and help with allergies triggered by pollen, it won’t work with just any honey. You need to make sure that the honey you use is from your local area. The closer to your home the better and it isn’t an immediate fix. To see what works best for you, try a spoonful of local honey every day.

Honey and Colds

A study that involved 139 children, honey beat out dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine) in easing nighttime cough in children and improving their sleep.

Another simular study that involved 105 children found that buckwheat honey worked much better dextromethorphan in suppressing nighttime coughs.

These are just a few of the many ways you can use honey. Check back tomorrow for more ways you can use honey!

Image: Dino Giordano