Monday, December 23, 2013

Ozeri Green Earth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan ~ A Review

Ozeri Green Earth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan

  A Review

For those of you that know me ...  that know me well, know I can cook and cook well.. when I'm inclined too. Baking things that are going to expand your waist line is more of my strong point.

 But I am one of the lucky ones in life...
 I married a firefighter

Besides being all hunky and good looking {check}, a home town hero {double check}, the one other thing that they {fire fighters} are known for is being able to COOK and cook well I might add {triple check!!}! My ah-mazing hubby is no slacker when it comes to knowing his way around the kitchen ( a sponge and soapy water to clean it maybe a little out of his realm) he is good, talented, amazing, astonishing in the kitchen.
He is someone that can smell two different spices and know right away if they are going to taste good or great together, he never measures anything and yet everything always comes out tasting great. Okay well almost everything... except for that time he got the great idea to mix in strawberry extract in to the corn bread mix.... it was just... odd.

 With all the cooking that does go on in our house trying out a pan was one of the most perfect products for us to test and try.
 We had the honor of trying out the Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan. This is the first pan that I have ever gotten besides my cast iron that came with full instructions on how to season and care for it.  We even followed the instructions on how to season it and care for it {which not hard at all}! The pan it's self  has a slight texture to the bottom inside and is a pretty green on the outside. And nothing while cooking with it stuck to it  which was great! We were even able to cut out the butter and oil from our cooking because nothing stuck to the inside of the pan, not even our morning eggs. 

This pan is well constructed and has a good weight to it. I only used plastic utensils with it so not to damage the non-stick surface. It heats up evenly and holds the heat in well, which makes it cook your food more evenly.  

The handle is put on securely with no wiggle { I hate it when the handles wiggle}. And is made out of silicone so you don't have to worry about it heating up and burning you {yay!}. 

And when it comes to the non-stick surface there is no weird taste to your food after cooking in it, like some pans tend to leave. 

This pan is also 100-Percent PTFE and PFOA Free which makes it safer to use and eat off of.

Here is what the company has to say about it:

  • Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, the Ozeri pan utilizes an ultra-safe ceramic coating derived from nature which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
  • Delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating as found in nature (no heavy metals or chemicals) that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat resistant Bakelight handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.
And so far everything that I have seen is spot on with the above description.

 While doing my research on this pan { I always research every product before my review} I saw this under the product description:

 " Utilizing natural ceramic as a coating, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. With the Green Earth Pan's ecozeri technology, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri utilizes a 100% ceramic coating derived from nature - not from a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA. In addition to being completely eco-friendly and ultra-safe, the Green Earth Pan's natural ceramic coating is far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and it makes cleaning a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without the risk of hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant Bakelight handle. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. "

I love that this pan is so much safer for all of us to eat the food cooked on it, that I don't have to worry about horrible harmful' things' I can't even pronounce leeching off into our food or environment.
And see that last line.....

Your satisfaction is guaranteed
One of the best things... that they totally stand behind their products and if you have any problems they will work with you to fix what ever might be wrong. How awesome is that? A pan And customer service?!
 Want in on the good  yourself? Here is the hook up!

*If you order now there is a counter on the Amazon page to let you know how much longer you can buy and ship in time for Christmas

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Take-Charge Patient ~ A Book Blast

The Take-Charge Patient By Martine Ehrenclou

The TakeCharge PatientSynopsis: Frustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care (Lemon Grove Press, May 15, 2012) award-winning author Martine Ehrenclou empowers patients to become pro-active, assertive, well informed participants in their own health care. With advice and personal stories from over 200 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals and patients, The Take-Charge Patient reveals insider information on how to cut through the red tape and navigate today’s complex health care system with confidence. Ehrenclou outlines strategies to enable patients to take charge of what they can –---how to prepare for a medical appointment, how to create a “patient’s toolkit,” how to find the right doctors, how to communicate effectively with doctors and how to form the all-important collaborative relationship with medical professionals. She also provides vital information on how to prevent medical errors and medication mistakes, how to manage health insurance and how to obtain discounted medication and medical care. Six months into her research for The Take-Charge Patient, Martine Ehrenclou developed debilitating, chronic pain and used every strategy in her new book. She went from author and advocate for others to an advocate for herself and became a take-charge patient. After eleven doctors failed to diagnose her correctly, Martine found her own diagnosis and the correct surgeon to treat her. She is now pain free. According to Ehrenclou, your health care is a team sport. The Take-Charge Patient shows you how to become an effective player. Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Buy from author | Atlas Books Click here to read the first chapter! Martine-EhrenclouMartine Ehrenclou, M.A., is an award-winning author, patient advocate and speaker. Her newest health book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care, winner of eighteen book awards, empowers readers to become proactive and effective participants in their own health care. Martine’s mission is to empower patients to be their own best advocates. Through her books, media interviews, published articles, blog, and lectures, Martine Ehrenclou reveals insider information on how to interact effectively with medical professionals and navigate the health care system. Website| Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Fan Page | Pinterest

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ozeri Scale ~ A Review

Ozeri Bathroom Scale

A Review

 For those of you that don't know, I am on a weight loss journey, venture, okay more like a bad roller-coaster... but it's mine to ride and I'm doing it, did I happen to mention that I HATE roller-coasters?
 I was one of the 'lucky ones' when I was younger, I never had to worry about being over weight and with a Mother and Grandmother that was always battling the bulge it was something that was 'pounded' in to me...
....Don't be fat...  
 So now after 3 kids, a not so great amount of will power and self control I am now over weight. I have some slight other health issues that are factors in to my weight but 99.999% of it is my fault. Since I was thin when I was younger I didn't think I would ever have to worry about my weight, I just figured that I would always just go  back to my 'normal' size. Well..... I didn't and now I am exercising and starting to watch what I eat, not as much as I need to but it's a start non the less.
 And long this little ride that I currently am on I have had a big helper...
my Ozeri Scale

I like most people have feared what the scale would say to me each morning and evening, and in all honesty I still don't like what it has to say to me {I think a couple of times it might have even grunted when I stepped on...}
BUT... Man it looks stunning standing on it. The entire design and look of this scale just seems to screams out luxury
The scale it's self is stunningly beautiful,  it's sleek and thin {Like I want to be one day!  *giggle*}which I never thought I would say about a scale, I just never really thought about it. But now it's 'must' as part of my bathroom d├ęcor, it's just that Pretty!
It's made of impact-resistant tempered glass so no ugly cheap looking plastic, it's also has chrome facing so it matches my bathroom facets as well.  And here is the best part... it lights up! Yeah it lights up when you step on, so when I am creeping up the stairs at night going to bed and I want to depress.. I mean weight my self  before bed and I don't want to turn on the light and take the chance of waking up Max {the baby}, I can still step on it and see everything clear as day!
It has a synchronized electro-mechanical dial which is awesome ~ I was shopping around for a scale before I was honored with doing this review and I could never make up my mind on what kind I wanted, now I don't have to choose! I have the best of both worlds.
The scale has been constant with the correct weight since we got it, for not just me but for my husband and kids as well.
 Having this scale has helped me stay focused, it helps to remind me each day when to weight my self so I am weighing my self the same time each day. Besides it's just so pretty sitting there in the bathroom it makes you want to step on it. And it's FAST, no more waiting on blinking 00.00 or dotted lines it's fast and to the point which I like {because normally I have a toddler pulling me off of it so he can sit on it and see it light up! HA HA}
And to top it all off  the scale is fully covered by their manufacturer’s warranty.
I hugely recommend this scale, it's not just functional but it's stunning as well.
 Here is what the company has to say about the scale:
The Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial is the world's first weight scale to incorporate a synchronized electro-mechanical Dial and LCD that automatically illuminate and point to your weight in lbs and kg, for easy-to read results in all light conditions and from any angle. Boasting a visually arresting design, the Ozeri Rev scale features a huge 5.5 inch mechanical dial display with an integrated digital blue-backlit LCD, accented by stylish chrome to create a distinctive retro look, yet with the accuracy of modern technology. This professional quality scale features an oversized platform made of impact-resistant tempered glass with slip-resistant feet for ideal stability, and a new built-in alarm that reminds you to measure your weight at the same time each day. The Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale uses 4 high precision GX sensors that weigh up to 400 lbs (180 kg) in 0.2 lbs or 0.1 kg increments. Whether your goals are weight loss or muscle gain, the Ozeri Rev features the latest generation of StepOn technology to display your precise body weight upon stepping onto the scale, with no tapping required. The Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale is auto-calibrated and automatically turns off to conserve battery life. It runs on 3 AAA batteries (included) and features a Low Battery Indicator. Your Satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed.
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1 x 14 inches ; 4.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 pounds
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B00G0X49VW
  • UPC: 815817011190

 Here are some links so you can get hooked up with one too!:
If you end up with this scale I would love to know what you think about it! Come back here to the blog and let me know or let me know on Facebook!
* I received this scale free of change for my honest review

Monday, December 2, 2013

Copy-Kids DVD ...a Review

Copy-Kids DVD

 Having trouble getting your little one to eat those greens on his or her plate? How about not wanting to touch the fruit in that bowl you  gave them? I think every parent at some point goes through this with their children

 In our house, I have a favorite phrase when it comes to my kids....

 Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Get In Trouble too....
  If the oldest one does something the next one in line wants to do it too- all the way down to the baby. This DVD is perfect for kids that are just like mine, they want to do what they see - weather it be on T.V., watching something on YouTube, or just watching their friends do it. It seems to always be a game of copy cat to some extent.
This DVD plays up to just that....

 Here is a video promo of the DVD:
  With the DVD of Copy-Kids you can get your little one eating their veggies and fruits in no time!
 My kids aren't one to normally pass up on veggies and fruits, but the baby seems to be at the point where if I don't get him eating more veggies and fruits I'll have a picky eater on my hands, and in this house there is a good chance he might starve to death ( I'm just joking! kinda... ha ha).
  My best advise is to watch this DVD before having your little ones watch so you know what foods to have on hand, that way when they start asking for them you are able to let them try it out, or to even just offer it to them while they are watching it.

  It worked well with my youngest who is currently 20 months, as he started watching it he was mesmerized, he sat there are just starred. After a while he started giving me the sign for "eat" and asking for food. I know he wasn't aware of what he was asking for but I gave him the food that he was watching the kids on the DVD eat. As the DVD played he sat there are ate right along with the kids.  He seemed to have fun being able to eat right along with them. Like I mentioned before he's not a 'picky eater' per say but if I don't get him to eat more of the colors he just might end up being my first picky eater.  

  This DVD is about one thing every parent wants to do- get their own kids to eat their veggies and fruits with out a fight, and because this plays up to the copy cat effect your kids will be eating their fruits and veggies in no time- and doing so with out a fight! In fact they might even start asking for them!

Here is the link and the hook up to get your copy of your own DVD

If you buy this DVD I would love for you to let me know how it worked for you and your kids,
you can leave me comment here on the blog or on my Facebook page

Happy Eating!

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