Saturday, May 9, 2009

Vintage 1949 Exercise and Health Video. Very Interesting......

I was reading in several fashion magazines all of these ways to save money in today's economy. They listed several methods, as everyone across the board is affected. But one in particular when it came to the topic of exercise caught my attention.

In the book The $100 Diet, I illustrate exercise plans that WORK without the cost of monthly fees at the gym or expensive exercise equipment. Funny, I experimented with several exercise routines and wrote the book before the economy took it's dive, so it's ironic that doing it how the book says actually makes more sense now more than ever! Ha!
Anyhow, I thought I would share with you cool cats this vintage video make in 1949 I found on YouTube.
PLUS a friend told me that she downloads for FREE exercise videos to her computer every day and watches them and works out this way. I think this is the site:
Enjoy enjoy enjoy and I am continuing my search for all things free and retro for my readers so if you know of any hot tips, drop me a line!
I am preparing for my big "Day Off" tomorrow....I think something old -fashioned with chicken sounds nice.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Retro Food Recipe - circa 1968

As I am a HUGE fan of food and yes, I am living in a previous era, I thought I would share a recipe that falls within the diet, even on your "Days On".


Avocados with Prawns Recipe


3 Ripe Avocados 1 1/2 oz (45g) Small Cooked & Peeled Prawns or White Crab Meat Lemon Juice Salt & Pepper For the sauce: 1 tsp Lemon Juice 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1/4 tsp Dijon Mustard Pinch of Salt Pinch of Pepper

3 tbsp Red Tomato Chutney 1 tsp Tabasco Sauce


Halve the Avocados and place on six individual serving plates. Squeeze a dash of Lemon Juice over each one and sprinkle with freshly grounded Salt & Pepper. Set aside.

For the sauce: Put the Lemon Juice, Dijon Mustard and Salt into a bowl and beat together until the Salt has dissolved. Slowly pour in the Olive Oil, continually beating. Add the Pepper. Add the Red Tomato Chutney. Add the Tabasco Sauce. Beat a little more until thoroughly mixed.

To this mixture now add the Prawns or Crab. Combine well. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Spoon a serving of this mixture into each Avocado.

Serves 6 as a Starter.


Well, I say eat two on a bed of lettuce and that's no starter, that's dinner! Believe me, it will be very filling and the combination of avacado and seafood is devine!

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