Cardio Xiser Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even if you do not have access to a gym, there are plenty of other options for in-home and outdoor cardio or interval workouts.

One of my favorite options for home, dorm, boat or RV workouts is the Xiser mini stepper machine. It folds to a flat 4-inch piece of metal for easy storage or portability.

The way the hydraulic system is made in Xiser products is totally different from other  steppers. It is heavy duty. This is the perfect machine for doing high intensity interval workouts!

Discount Promo Coupon Code for Xiser Stepper.

Save $15 for each Portable Stepper purchased from Xiser

Follow this link to the retail site and use the discount coupon code maria35 in the shopping cart for a $15 dollar discount on each new Xiser Stepper you purchase from Xiser Industries.

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Oakley Sunglasses Worn by Captain Glenn Shephard

One evening when we were watching the TV show Below Deck Sailing, we were excited to see the great-looking Oakley sunglasses that Glenn Shephard, Captain of the yacht Parsifal on the show was wearing. Have you wondered what sunglasses Captain Glenn wears?

It took some investigating but we were able to identify that Captain Glenn Shepard wears the polarized UV-protective Oakley Latch Key sunglasses with the violet or sapphire lenses.  In later episodes of Season 2 #BelowDeckSailing Captain Glenn wears a Ruby lens. These can be purchased on Amazon.

These glasses can be made into prescription sunglasses. Oakley recommends LensCrafters. Provide them with the Item model number: 0009394, OO9394-0755 Or OAK01ML.  They will order authentic Oakley lenses for you to make the prescription lenses for you (several hundred dollars) and will return the non-prescription lenses that were with the original frames.

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Sauteed Tofu and Vegetables with Tamari

This is so yummy and incredibly easy to make. I sometimes use Trader Joe’s Soyaki Teriyaki sauce or Island Soyaki sauce.

Optional garnish: If you want to get fancy, take green onions, use this scallion shredder tool and make a pretty garnish.

Serves 2.

One package of firm or extra firm tofu

2 Tbsp olive or canola oil

2 cups Cherry tomatoes, halved

One bunch Green Onions, the white and green parts, cleaned and cut into one inch pieces

3/4 pound cremini mushrooms cleaned and sliced or quartered

Tamari sauce, to taste or 6 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Soyaki 

Garnish with shredded green onions or Toasted Sesame Seeds

Open tofu package and drain the liquid. Wrap the block of tofu in a clean towel and put it in the refrigerator. After about an hour replace the towel with another clean dry one.

Cut up all the vegetables and put in a bowl or bowls like I show here. This can all be done earlier in the day, covered and refrigerated.

When you are ready to prepare this dish, cut the tofu into 1 inch squares and place that in a heated large non-stick pan over medium high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. Distribute the squares evenly, leave them along and let them get browned for about 4 minutes. Then, stir, and let sit for another 3 minutes until browned on at least two sides of the squares. Remove the tofu from the pan and cover to keep it warm. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the plan heat it up and add the vegetables. Sauté until they are done to your liking but careful not to overcook. Add the tofu back in and stir. Pour some tamari sauce evenly all over the tofu and vegetables and stir to warm. Taste it and add more if needed. serve and garnish if you’d like with toasted sesame seeds. I use this product: 

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