fun things to do while social distancing

Fun things to do while social distancing

Stream a movie early Movie studios who were banking on playing their films on the big screen are now releasing them early to streaming devices.   Disney announced that it made the decision to release the latest Pixar film “Onward” starting Friday at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Friday’s release is for purchase through services …

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pilates is 100 years old

Pilates is Nearly 100 Years Old and STILL One of THE Best Total Body Workouts

Ever walk past a Pilates studio and wonder if the equipment inside is some kind of medieval torture device? You’re not alone. Despite being nearly 100 years old, the workout method still remains a mystery to most people who don’t already practice it.  If you’ve never tried Pilates, the appeal and experience of taking a …

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butternut portobello lasagna

Butternut Portobello Lasagna

Ingredients 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cubed butternut squash, thawed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper MUSHROOMS: 4 large portobello mushrooms, coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper SAUCE: 2 cans (28 ounces each) whole tomatoes, undrained 2 …

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healthy February snacks

Healthy February Snacks

Yogurt & Granola Fruit Kabobs Ingredients Fresh fruit chunks of choice (apples, pineapple, bananas, strawberries) Vanilla yogurt Granola Instructions Thread a piece of fruit onto a toothpick or popsicle stick. Dip the bottom half of the fruit piece into yogurt. Roll the yogurt coated piece of fruit in granola, to evenly coat. Notes Nutrition Facts: …

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five starr pilates and fitness shining star

A Five Starr Pilates & Fitness Shining Star!

By Laura Scavuzzo Wheeler  Professor of English at Long Beach City College for (can it be?) twenty years. I’ve been scheduling in an hour of Pilates six days a week for about two years now. Because I teach English, I spend inordinate amounts of time—hours and hours every weekend in addition to moments snatched between my classes and …

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what mom wants

What a Mom Wants…

We’re proud moms, but that doesn’t mean that all of our jewelry has to be engraved with our children’s names or that the only artwork we want on display is an abstract doodle by a 4-year-old. And it certainly doesn’t mean that we want another machine-washable “handbag.” This Mother’s Day, the items topping our real …

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five spice salmon

Five Spice Crusted Salmon

Five-Spice Crusted Salmon with Ginger Pan Sauce  Serves: Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 4 (5-ounce) salmon fillets, skinless and pin bones removed 2 teaspoons ground Sichuan pepper 2 teaspoons ground star anise 2-½ teaspoon ground fennel seeds ¾ teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 medium garlic clove, peeled and minced 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable …

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