Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Pesto Vs. Simply Grilled Chicken Pesto

Now comes the part where I describe the properties of any nutrients numbering more than 50%. Since this a comparison, I’ll be listing the amount for each.
The following data taken from Web MD: Simply has 40% selenium against Cafe Steamer’s 60%, and no folic acid listed against Café Steamer’s 70%. Simply also lists a B6 measure where Café Steamer does not, and likewise with Café Steamer’s B12. Meanwhile the simply dish has 42% protein, while Café Steamers has only 28%.
“Selenium has also been studied for the treatment of dozens of conditions. They range from asthma to arthritis to dandruff to infertility. However, the results have been inconclusive.
How much selenium should you take?
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) includes the total amount of selenium you should get from foods and from any supplements you take. Most people can get their RDA of selenium from food.”
“Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folate (folate deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly. Folic acid is also used for other conditions commonly associated with folate deficiency, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism, and kidney dialysis.

Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to preventmiscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back do not close during development.

Some people use folic acid to prevent colon cancer or cervical cancer. It is also used to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of a chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.”


One day at Seattle’s Cherry Blossom Festal

Before we begin, let me start by explaining why there are so few (and by “few” I mean none at all) images of cherry blossoms in this report of “Seattle’s Cherry Blossom and Japanese Culture Festival.” The cherry blossoms refer to the 1,000 blossoms donated to Washington DC to honor the U.S.A’s bicentennial in 1976. Which the festival (or Festal, as it is alternatively called) is held to commemorate. It also is a venue to honor and explore Japanese culture. So let’s begin with an activity on site. Here we see crafts created. Or rather, a demonstration of how I botched one.

IMG_1480This is what I was trying to create from clay.


Here are my materials.


Here’s how it’s done.  Press a dent into the ball with your thumb, and then keep pinching and evening the material out, then let it air dry. This is when I was still developing praise for my progress.  It was also as good as I got.  IMG_1479

Only a couple times I made the mistake of placing the wet clay on the table.  But a couple was all it took.  IMG_1481Oh well.  I couldn’t have taken it with me anyway. IMG_1487

There were live performances all day.   The Taiko drumming was so loud that when I recorded my lunch sampling roughly half a mile away, I presumed it would come up on the audio. Hang on Watermarked

There were a grand total of 5 performers on site independent of the festival while it was in swing.  Speaking of swing.  This is probably the best look for Spider-Man I have ever seen.   Functional shoes and eyes that reveal expression underneath.  Cool sounding job too, getting to pose nearby Darth Vader for cash all day.  I naturally emphasized a more passenger viewpoint in all my shots, so if you’d like to see the full Spider-Man, check him out near the Armory at Seattle Center on Weekends. IMG_1523I was originally told that one of these bags held Brown Rice Tea.  Well, funny thing.  That was in one of these other bags.  I was drinking something else.  I learned this after I filmed myself sampling fair fare for my lunch.  Enjoy the video here:

Blue Ninja Shadows (watermarked)

It’s Ninja Time.  Didn’t seem to have much historical relevance (Naruto footage, cough).

IMG_1531I came on a Saturday, but this moment felt like SUCH a Tuesday.  Not that I can’t take care of myself, as seen below.  IMG_1541

Seattle Center has 1 or two festivals most months of the year as part of their Festal series.  I’ll be back again, and maybe I’ll see you there.

Reviewing return of Starbucks’s S’mores Frappuccino

From April 28th through May 15th of 2016, Starbucks in King County was offering a returning treat.
As for the Frap itself. The very bottom was Dark chocolate flavor. Swirled in amidst it was a white cream tasting of marshmallow. It was topped with whipped cream infused with marshmallow syrup. Atop that was crumbled graham cracker. They poured it out of a little graham cracker crumb case I don’t usually see them have. Must be just for this drink.
Now about Starbucks and their love all things s’mores. Thursday night as I got this to old me over for the Civil War Premiere, I noticed they had wrapped up s’mores bars. All I could see was the fused marshmallows on top, but the wrapping promised Marshmallow and Graham Cracker. In years past they had a Marshmallow Tart. Held in a graham cracker crust, the filling was chocolate, and the topping was a large jut puffed marshmallow. It was to be heated before being consumed, like some of their sandwiches. If I had to hazard wild speculation as to why s’mores of all things keeps coming up so much, I’d say it’s all the woodsy settings in and around the company’s hometown. Lots of campgrounds in town. Lots of tent cities, too. Camping gets brought to mind a lot.