Thursday, February 28, 2013

Free Skin Care Anaylsis

We offer a free skin care analysis that will give specific answers to skin care issues that you are dealing with. The reason why it's important to take this analysis is that the products you use shouldn't be based on a wish and a hope; they should be chosen based on factors that affect your skin. Evaluating responses about your skin health and concerns, the Skin Care Analysis will customize a skin care regimen that matches your specific needs for healthy skin care.
Get the facts and take your analysis today!

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How to Get the Right Lipstick Color for You

Are you still trying to figure out the best everyday lip color that goes with everything, including your mood and what you're doing for the day? I just love the range of lip colors for 2013, from the bright pinks to oranges and reds. I have found that sometimes the bold bright colors just don't look right with my skin tone and I need to tone it down a bit. Many times I will pick out a bright pink and then add a either a gloss or another shade of pink to go with it. Have you ever done that????

But the makeup industry is smart and knows what is needed and you can buy lip kits with a hue of shades that allow you to mix and match. Many come with gloss as well and are designed to travel easily in your purse. Here's another , 'but', and that is you have to make sure the palate of colors will compliment your skin.

Here are some for you to check out. You know I am partial to the Motives line, due to the fact that Loren takes all the guest work out of wondering if it will go with my skin tone and you can wear for all ocassions.  Plus, all of Motives lips kits have Vitamin E and an application brush.  They range from very inexpensive to expensive. See for your self and let me know what works for you.

Ultra Beauty's Lip Kit

Le Métier De Beauté

Breathless Kaleidoscope Lip Kit

 from Saks Fifth Avenue

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quote of a Beautiful Day

 "In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more, than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) Lutheran Pastor

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How to Contour Your Face

Contouring your face gives the illusion of a more perfect appearance. By contouring your face, you can hide structural imperfections, give your face balance and highlight features. 

The most common areas to contour are cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Contouring these areas gives the appearance of a balanced face. You can also contour eyes and lips to make them look bigger or smaller, fuller or slimmer.

Here's how to do it:
1.  Using the Motives Cheek Contour Brush, pick up the darker shade on the angled side of the brush. Use a sweeping motion to shade underneath your cheekbone, making sure to blend evenly. 
2.  Now, pick up the lighter shade on the angled side of the brush and shade above the cheekbone and above eyebrows using a sweeping motion.
3. Looking at the triangle pic above,  you will see the lighter shade inside of the triangle- darker shade outside, with a shadow of light shade under the eyes extend a little further out.

 One of my most favorite products in the Motives line of cosmetics is the Motives Shape and Sculpt Duo.  It is a double-sided compact with light and dark shadows that you need to highlight and contour like a pro!  It is a two in one product that glides on softly and feels like velvet to your skin.

 The Motives Shape and Sculpt is great because of these benefits:

  • Two-in-one highlighter and matte contour powder
  • Luxurious formula that glides on smoothly to highlight and sculpt
  • Designed for all skin types
  • Non-irritant formula
  • Paraben, oil and fragrance free

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Best Hair Dryers

 Yesterday's posting was about hair so when I read Loren Ridinger's post on Hair Dryers, I thought this is perfect! Read on and enjoy!

Want One of the Best Hair Dryers?

"Of all the hair dryers out there, figuring out the best ones can be tough. They range in brands and models, from low-end to high. Even the best hair dryers have a wide range in pricing – so, how do you decide which ones offer the best results? Figuring out the best hair dryers can be a challenge, so check out this list to help guide your next blow dryer purchase. Here are my reviews of the best hair dryers (budget, middle of the road & splurge).
Want One of the Best Hair Dryers?
Have you tried any of these hair dryers? Which one do you think is the best?"

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Quote for the Day

 See, doesn't that feel better?

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Monday, February 25, 2013

How to Thicken Hair

Doesn't it always seem (or at least some of the time) we always want what we (think) we don't already have???? Many women work hard at trying in increase the volume of their hair whether it's with a hair cut (which is not a bad idea, so if you haven't consulted your hair stylist, maybe it's time:), and or products. Take a look in your bathroom and see how much hair products you have. If they don't work and just sitting there, first step is GET RID  of them! Secondly, you really may want to consider your hair style. There are soooo many styles now that with your hair type you may achieve the goal you're after without literally pulling your hair out from frustration. Talk with your hairdresser.

Okay here comes another thought...the aging process and coupled with stress!!! Again, don't pull your hair out on this one, just stay calm, relax and read on..there are answers.

Seriously, thinning hair is real and can be frustrating whether due to stress, age, health issues and or the environment. There's no magical cure for over night thick hair, but there are things that you can educate your self on and figure out what you need:

1. Stay away from substandard products that have chemicals and ingredients that may cause further damage. Only use natural ingredients.
2. For DIY steps I recommend   For those that don't have the time or the inclination and are looking for products that are natural and help save time and energy I have done some research to see what ingredients is key to help strengthen the hair and improve the condition of the hair.
3. Look specfically for pure plant extracts and proteins. These strengthen and build hair follicles.  If there are additional subgrade ingredients, chemical base and or dyes these are not necessarily "Natural" so do your self a favor and put it back on the shelf, or click off the product (if you're on line. ). Also, if they advertise "natural" and only list one or 2 of the natural ingredients but not the rest, well that should tell you something...
Key plant extracts, proteins and  include
  • Nettle Extract -improves appearance and is a remedy against  oily hair
  • Collagen - Collagen is a very important protein for our whole body, including our hair. I when you apply collagen to the hair shaft, you are able to promote healthy hair growth. Collagen helps strengthen hair and increase the diameter of individual hairs, which helps give thinning hair an overall fuller hair appearance.
  •  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein - is a moisturizing and conditioning protein derived from whole wheat. It increases the hair’s ability to retain moisture, and impart shine and gloss to damaged and dull hair. Due to its low molecular weight, it easily penetrates the hair shaft, allowing it to attract and retain moisture, build body and reduce porosity, all of which improves hair manageability, luster and smoothness. 
  • Tea Tree Oil - this has been used for centuries and provides healing as well as moisturizing properties in helping the skin remain healthy and smooth. 
 4. Eat nutritional whole foods and stay away as much as possible processed foods. This also includes drinking water throughout the day to provide hydration and natural moisturizing abilities for your skin and hair. Fruits, green vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats combined with consistent exercise program and nutritional supplements is a great start for your whole body while helping your hair.

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Quote for the Day

"All the principles of heaven and Earth are living inside of you." Morihei Weshiba (1883-1969)
Founder of the Martial Arts Aikido

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Product Spotlight: Isotonix Multivitamin

 Product Spotlight: Isotonix® Multivitamin

The month, our Health & Nutrition team highlighted the benefits of Isotonix® Multivitamin and its importance for supporting proper body functioning, including an informative and exciting webinar hosted by Elizabeth Benton yesterday.

In case you missed out yesterday, our weekly Product Spotlight breaks down the importance of not only taking a multivitamin, but taking one that is isotonic. We hope this information reminds you why you should take your multivitamin and help you show others why they should, as well!

Let’s peddle backwards first and review why vitamins and minerals are important.
Vitamins help the body maintain normal metabolic function, convert food into energy, help growth and body repair, build immunity, synthesize hormones, and activate enzymes for proper body function. Vitamins need minerals to perform these actions.
The body uses minerals to activate enzyme reactions within the body, support electrical transmitters, regulate water and electrolytes, and metabolize the three major dietary nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates and lipids.
In a nutshell, vitamins and minerals are essential for basic survival.
Where do we get vitamins and minerals?
Thousands of years ago, before the days of manufactured supplements, humans found sufficient nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in their diet from plants and foods grown around them. However, over time and especially in recent years, the high demand for production and preservation and the industrialization of farming have decreased the amount of vitamins and minerals found in whole foods.
The industrialization of agriculture which allows farmers to produce more plants faster and that last longer gives plants less time to absorb nutrients naturally. The ingredients in fertilizers interfere with the natural absorption process as well as contribute to soil-mineral depletion.
According to The Journal of HortScience, the average vegetable found in today’s supermarket is anywhere from five to 40 percent lower in minerals, proteins and vitamins compared to those harvested just 50 years ago.
Why take a supplement?
With the prevelance less nutrient rich foods on the market, it is becoming more and more  important for humans to fill in the gaps, which is where a multivitamin supplement comes in. Many supplements contain 100 percent or more of the vitamins and minerals the average human body needs.
So why Isotonix®?
Isotonic refers to when the fluid consumed is concentrated the same as the body’s fluids, allowing for proper cell metabolism and effective transportation through cells. In comparison to other forms of consumption, isotonic consumption delivers the maximum amount of nutrients to the bloodstream faster. Taking supplements in pill or capsule form can take between 40 minutes to four hours, while isotonic delivery can happen as fast as five minutes. In the time it takes to digest a pill or capsule, the body loses vitamin actives and traps micronutrients.
Isotonix® Multivitamin has 100 percent of many of the vitamins needed for proper nutritional balance and even exceeds 100 percent in some nutrients.
If you love your Multivitamin and wondered how to maximize the amount of proper nutrients or what to recommend to anyone looking to achieve optimal health, we suggest the Daily Essentials Kit, which contains Isotonix OPC-3®, Isotonix® Multivitamin, Isotonix® Activated B-Complex and Isotonix® Calcium Plus. This kit provides ingredients to supports heart health, immunity, energy and mood, and the body’s ability to adapt to stress.*
Elizabeth talked about all of this and more yesterday so if you missed her webinar, make sure not to miss the next one! Did you learn something today? What other questions might you have about the Multivitamin?

Email me for all of the upcoming webinars. Remember knowledge is power and when you know what and how to take care of your system for optimal health, then taking care and doing what you love comes easier.

Contact me any time for any questions you may have about Isotonix and or Market America. 

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Pic Quote for the Day

Have you ever hear, "Kindness goes a long way" ?
Well try it and you will see amazing results!

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Enter & Win Lumiere de Vie Gift Pack!!!

Enter daily for a chance to win a Gift Pack of our newest line. FREE to sign up and enter!!! You can't win if you don't enter! Head to, click on Contests. PM me for info or a personal tour!

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Friday Findings


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Updates on Lumiere de Vie new Skin Care Line

 It's been over a week since starting to use the Lumiere De Vie™ Intense Rejuvenation Cream
and  Lumiere De Vie™ Eye Balm   
and I love it! My skin is very dry and the Rejuvenation cream is is light and keeps my skin moist all day! The eye balm does exactly what is promised. I love these products and am ordering the rest to complete my skin care on from others and their experience with Amber Ridinger's new skin care line from Market America's blog....

FEATURED: Lumière de Vie™ 


It’s been a while since we’ve featured a testimonial on the ma Blog, so we were very excited when we heard from Maggie Holbik about her love of Amber Ridinger’s new skin care line Lumière de Vie! After testing each of the products in the line, Maggie sent in her testimonial from Ontario. Read on to see what she has to say about these incredible new products:

“WOW is all I can say about the new skin care line Lumière De Vie. I have only been using it for two days and it is the most incredible experience my skin has ever had. The feeling is nothing short of amazing. I am mesmerized by the product and I can see a difference in my skin already! The most amazing thing though is the “feeling!” It is like my skin is drinking in nutrition. I feel like I am feeding my skin! And the packaging is so beautiful. I am already thinking of wonderful recycling ideas to share the beauty of it with others. I am thinking of using the containers to store my precious gems and items and to also give gifts of jewellery in them. So happy to have found this product and thank you to Amber for creating this beautiful and amazing line of products!”
If you want to experience Lumière De Vie yourself, it’s available HERE, exclusively on SHOP.COM! And don’t forget to LIKE Lumière De Vie on Facebook to stay up to date on press, photos, and product information!
Fallen in love with a Market America product and want to shout it from the rooftops? Send your own testimonial to for a chance to be featured on the ma Blog and our social media channels.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Your Sanctuary

 Isn't it about time to update your bedroom? Do something beautiful to refresh one of most private sanctuary areas in your home. You deserve it! It will give you an uplift and perhaps improve your night sleep....

Take 20% off Designer Bedding at using code SHOP. Valid now through 3/31. Some exclusions apply.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DIY Rejuvinate Your Skin w/ Coffee

Research shows coffee has many benefits for drinking as well as a topical for your skin to help tighten and rejuvenate. A study conducted in Korea found that the caffeic acid found in coffee grounds can significantly affect anti-inflammatory activity and skin wound healing. It is also believed that caffeine helps reduce fatty deposits has prompted some cosmetics manufacturers to start using it in their products. This formula is a great Anti-cellulite scrub as well.

  Here's a easy DIY Coffee Scrub:

  • 2 cups of coarse ground coffee (tightens and rejuvenates)
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar (exfoliates)
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil (natural moisturizer)
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Rub the coffee mixture onto wet skin. Shower to rinse, then pat dry.

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How to Prevent and Treat In-Grown Hairs and Red Bumps

Okay, this is not always a fun topic but none-the-less, it still exist and many need help with it! I found on Pinterest a great Q&A on the subject.

How can I avoid getting red, bumpy, awful ingrown hairs when my hair regrows after shaving or a bikini wax? It makes me self-conscious.

Daniela Ferri (Licensed Esthetician, Acne Specialist) answered
There are a few things you can do to actually prevent ingrown hairs from becoming a problem in the first place.

First, it's important to remember that ingrown hair problems are mostly caused by pressure and/or friction.  As someone who performs bikini waxing services almost every day all day long, I've seen the most intense ingrown hair problems occur during two fashion periods - low rise jeans and skinny jeans.  Why is this?

The skin reacts to being constantly rubbed and pressed on by creating something else for the offender to rub and press on instead. The nice, warm environment "down there" is a haven for bacteria that normally live inside pores which are now being swelled up from inflammation caused by the pressure and friction, so the bacteria thrive.  Sometimes excess oil production also comes into play to create a kind of slip leading to impactions of blackhead material, other times it's just inflammation creating swelling and nothing else.  In both cases, hair is prevented from growing out of the follicle properly.

Prevention comes in the form of properly cushioning the skin.  This means... hate to be the barer of bad news ladies... NO thong when wearing denim, tweed, twill or any other type of textured material.  It also means NO LACE and no mesh underwear.  E-VER.  There must be smooth, non-textured, 100% cotton underwear covering the entire affected area at all times.  Many of my clients have enjoyed a great deal of relief from their ingrown problems just by changing completely to boy cut, or boy short, 100% cotton underwear.

Treatment includes manual plus chemical exfoliation to loosen skin cells and impactions so hair can start to come out of blocked follicles, such as an acne face wash with exfoliating spa gloves.  Salicylic Acid gels or liquids can indeed be a bit drying.  Inflamed ingrown hairs benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of Sal Acid, but again, the drying aspect can be a problem.  What I have found works well are these products, that I sell on my web site :

Step 1) The exfoliating spa gloves I mentioned before, using something like Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash or PanOxyl 10% BPO wash.
Step 2) an AHA lotion in conjunction with a Benzoyl Peroxide lotion, using the BPO first, OR, a cooling gel designed to calm irritation and redness while hydrating the skin so it releases dead skin cells more easily.
Step 3) After exfoliation and hydration, to really prevent as well as treat an existing ingrown hair problem, a revolutionary, anti-inflammatory, moisture absorbing body powder called FerroRosa FrictionFixTM is indispensable. This amazing powder is applied all over breakout areas before getting dressed each morning, and again before working out or sitting for long periods.  Inflammation and even itching is relieved, while skin is protected from friction and pressure by absorbing moisture and oil.  Also works great for razor burn.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

What's the Best Way to Apply Liquid Foundation?

The best way to apply foundation is to use a Foundation Brush. You want to use a quality made brush from made from extra-soft taklon (cruelty free) which is  the finest synthetic bristles that gives you incredible control for an airbrush-like finish. This allows you  to evenly apply and blend your foundation for perfect coverage provide a smooth, even finish while minimizing product waste.

The extra soft taklon bristles are especially designed to pick up and deposit foundation on the face without soaking up the product, meaning you save money yearly on liquid foundation.

There are soooo many brushes on the market today, with a price range of under $10.00 to over $50.00

If you've never used a brush before I don't recommend going out and buying the most expensive one there is just because of the price or the name! Take a look  and compare. See the shape and how much of an angle there is. Ones with a soft angle allows you to gently get under and around your eyes with control versus those that are big and fat. Remember, you're going to have fondation on that brush and you want total control when applying and if the brush is too big you're going to waste your foundation.

I recommend that you don’t use your hands to apply makeup as this can add oil to your face. By using Foundation Brush, you can achieve a smooth, even finish with no waste, making your foundation last longer. Oh, and sponges and or wedges absorb more of the foundation so you have to keep adding more on it before you are done! What's the point in that???

You can use a foundation brush on several different types of  Foundation Products:
Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation
Ageless Renewal Foundation
Color Perfection Quad or 
Custom Blend.

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Monday Reminder for LaLa Anthony, tongiht


 Don't miss it!

How to Heal Acne Scars

This is a basic DIY and makes total sense given that  all of the ingredients are good the body!
Budge Savory Diva posted this and I wanted to share this with you....

How to Heal Acne Scars
It really is almost as easy as 1.. 2.. 3.. To get started make sure that you have 4 teaspoons of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of plain yogurt, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 1 egg white. Mix all four ingredients together and let sit on your scars for 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes are done, simply rinse with warm water.

Let me know how it works for you!

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Quote for the Day

"All that we are is a result of what we have thought." Buddha (563 BCE - 483 BCE)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Have a Happy Sunday!

What ever you have planned (or not) just make it a great day with feeling positive! 

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Get The Look For Evening

  1. For a look perfect for a night out, start with Motives Luxe Créme Eye Shadow in Metal on the eyelid and along the bottom lashline.
  2. For a pop of bold color, press Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Lust Dust into the outer corner of the eyelid, placing Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Utopia to the center of the lid and Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Dollface into the inner corner of the eye.
  3. For Step 3 thru 6 click here to see full pics!

Quote for the Day

"True genius without heart is a thing of naught - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together make genius." Nicholaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) Dutch Scientist

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Findings

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Quote for the Day

 “Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

V-Day Lips

Try one of these great colors for a gorgeous V-Day Lip!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Which shade do you prefer?

Quote For the Day and ...

 "Take away Love and our Earth is a tomb." Robert Browing (1812-1889) Poet

May your day and all days be fill with Love and Happiness....It starts with you...

What will you be doing for today or tonight? How are you spending your moments with someone or the people you care about? Please share your day, you never know it may inspire others!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Healthy Dinner Menu for Your Valentines

 Eating Healthy This Valentine’s Day: A Full Dinner Menu
Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Don’t you love how it creeps up, just when you thought you had your holidays covered? We trek a marathon of calories to New Years, then awaken with a firm resolve to leave the heavy dishes and cookies behind. We’re eating great, feeling great, and ready to win big in 2013 by entering the TLS Find Your Fit Challenge. Then, smack in the middle of February, the trick or treat of adulthood: Valentine’s Day.
Before you let the amass of chocolate and sugary candies take hostage of your healthy train, we have the perfect romantic Valentine’s dinner that keeps your diet on track and you and your honey — or just you! — from caving.
Drink: Persian Passion Tea
  • 1 cup organic dried rose petals, crushed
  • 10 whole green cardamoms, crushed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Your favorite grey or black tea, prepared
Place all ingredients except tea into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, then cool completely.
Strain syrup and use to sweeten hot or iced teas.
Salad: Romaine Sweetheart Salad
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt (to substitute for mayonnaise)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup chopped hearts of palm
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • salt
  • 1/2 pomegranate
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce, from the heart
In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, mint and lemon juice. Add the artichoke hearts, hearts of palm and avocado and toss to combine. Season with salt.
In a bowl of water, peel the pomegranate to release the seeds; drain. Spoon the tossed salad onto the lettuce leaves and sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top.
Main Dish: Pomegranate Duck
  • 1 pound boneless duck breast, skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (or 1 teaspoons of Almond Flour for a lower carb alternative).
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 450°F. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle duck with salt, then add the duck to the skillet until cooked brown on both sides. Place the duck in a small baking dish and roast in the oven.
While the duck is roasting, fry the shallot in a skillet at medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add the pomegranate juice to the shallot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook the shallot and pomegranate juice until reduced by half.
Stir broth and cornstarch or almond flour in a small bowl until the it dissolves. Add it to the pan, bringing to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened.
The duck will finish roasting when it reads 150°F at the thickest part . After taking it out of the oven, let it rest for about five minutes. When the duck has finished resting, pour any accumulated juices into the sauce and stir to combine. Thinly slice the duck; serve topped with the pomegranate sauce.
You (and whoever else enjoys it with you) will adore this treat!
Side dish: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
  • ½ poud sliced Proscuitto
  • 12 spears asparagas
  • ½ package Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread prosciutto slices with Neufchatel cheese, then wrap around 2 or 3 asparagus spears. Arrange wrapped spears in a single layer on a medium baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until tender. Easy!
Finally, for a simple finish, the Valentine’s Day staple: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • 18 wafers Dipping dark chocolate
  • 10 large strawberries
Rinse 10 medium to large strawberries, pat dry and set to side. Remove chocolate wafers and place in small glass bowl to heat in microwave for 20 seconds. Stir chocolate. Repeat until most of the chocolate is melted. Stir vigorously until smooth and glossy. Using a spoon, cover each strawberry in chocolate. Place strawberry on wax paper upside down until cool, approximately 2 minutes.
Whether you’re celebrating alone, with friends, or with a loved one, you can partake fully in the final winter holiday without the need for damage control later!
For more delicious, healthy recipes, visit the TLS Pinterest page.
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