Welcome to the ongoing saga of my family and our attempts to eat right, exercise, lose weight and still enjoy life, while also managing the care and treatment of injuries, chronic conditions, and cancer follow-up. Convinced that a healthy lifestyle and reasonable fitness level is attainable by even the most committed of workaholics, couch potatoes, and those with health issues, join us as we explore food and wellness choices, try to put new habits in place, and hold each other accountable along the way. Healthy food can taste delicious and wellness practices need not be burdensome. At least, that is our hope, especially as we share resources with others who are working to be well.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
How to Make Mate
This afternoon, while reading about the new pope, Francis I, I learned about a traditional Argentinean beverage called mate. For full disclosure, I have never made this drink, nor have I ever tasted it. Point of fact, I had never even heard of it until today. That said, after watching this video, I find the entire cultural context of mate interesting, although I don't know if the communal sharing of it would go over big with my friends. Maybe I will try making mate one day...if I could find the ingredients at my local grocery store (which I doubt). If you try making mate, let me know how it tastes. Enjoy the video!