Reasons Why You Should Wash Raw Chicken

Reasons Why You Should Wash Raw Chicken

The common misconception to why we should wash raw chicken is that we don’t clean our surface after we have used the same sink we wash dishes.  That is unheard of.  In my kitchen, kitchenette – because I live in a highly-priced New York apartment, I keep bleach available.  Once my meat, whether it’s chicken, beef, fish or any other type of poultry, is cleaned, seasoned and placed in the oven or ready for the stove top cooking, I thoroughly clean the surface including the faucet area where we touch to turn on and off water.  The handle of raw meat is very important because as studies show, you can risk the spread of bacteria in a common area.  If you don’t cleanse properly, the bacteria can spread to other areas of your living space. So is the issue with raw meat or your capability to cleanse your kitchen properly?

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Is Kombucha Good for You?

Is Kombucha Good for You?

Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits.  Basically, you are drinking bacteria and yeast also known as scoby, tea fungus.  The most common health benefit of kombucha would be probiotics.  Probiotics in kombucha are live microorganisms that are supposed to improve gastrointestinal issues such as relieving constipation by introducing healthy bacteria to your gut.

My fiancé has acquired acid reflux where he cannot consume many acidic foods or alcohol.  So when I mentioned to him to try some kombucha, he mentioned that the caffeine in the probiotic tea is not advised.  However, there are other types of fermented drinks that he could try that can also provide the same soothing benefits of adding a capful of vinegar to water.

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Never Suffer From NAIR HAIR REMOVAL LOTION Again

Never Suffer From NAIR HAIR REMOVAL LOTION Again

The first time I tried to use Nair, was in my very early twenties when my hair was coarser and everywhere. I knew the instructions said to leave the cream or lotion on for no longer than three minutes but, following the instructions all I’d have left is stinky hairy legs. I refused to try the cream again suffering with razors, hair bumps and discolorations until recently when I wanted to try alternative methods than an razor. I figured time has passed, let me try the lotion again. Even though many other brands were on the shelves, I was familiar with Nair and decided to try the long lost product again.

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How to Detox using Saige and Ivy

How to Detox using Saige and Ivy

The beauty in applying natural ingredients to your skin or ingesting into your body is when you are able to easily note what each of the ingredients are without the assistance of a Google lookup. There are products on the shelves that have scientific names for the ingredients used, but be careful because they may not all technically natural. Saige and Ivy products each have a short list of ingredients that you will know of because you may have used it before.

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Simply Katricia - Enjoying my Natural Highlights

Simply Katricia - Enjoying my Natural Highlights

I named the blog section of simply katricia, thoughts. We all have thoughts. Mine speak clearer than the words that actually come from my lips. While in my own thoughts, I am starting to really examine what I truly like and don’t like about myself, and those around me through this portal of writing. These highlights create blog posts such as this one for your entertainment and my release of emotion.

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I'm a Brand Ambassador for Saige and Ivy

I'm a Brand Ambassador for Saige and Ivy

I almost did not become an ambassador for Saige and Ivy. After seeing the Instagram post looking for representatives for the brand, I told myself that I clearly did not have the criteria that they were looking for. As a returning blogger, my social stats were not what the brand owner desired, but with the encouragement from my friends, I applied anyway.

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