Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy

Xtrema Memorial Day Weekend Promotion

The 3 Piece Skillet Set retails at $119.99. For a limited time only, the set is now on special for $99.99 saving you $20.00. Enter coupon code (cxsmem) upon checking out.

Xtrema 3 Piece Skillet Set:

High Quality Ceramic Cookware Skillet

Because of its performance and durability, Xtrema’s ceramic cookware skillet is one of the best available on the market today. Known for being 100% green and eco-friendly, this skillet cooks the healthiest and most flavorful foods.

Ceramic Skillet Dimensions:

• Bottom: 9.5”
• Top: 10.5”
• Depth: 2.5”
• Weight: 3 pounds

Metal non-stick pans can be dangerous because they can chip or flake, as well as leach chemicals into your food. The ceramic on our cookware consists of 100% natural materials. Regardless of the temperature, no chemicals or toxic fumes will ever be emitted when cooking with this skillet. The ceramic glaze is non-scratch and can’t be damaged by metal utensils. Don’t worry about your skillet breaking from heat or cold; Xtrema can easily handle extreme temperature changes.

The Best Ceramic Skillet

Preserve the flavors of your food. Our ceramic glaze will not stain or absorb odors or tastes from previous meals. Plus, our Xtrema ceramic cookware skillet retains heat longer than metal pans so meals stay hot longer. With its high-gloss black finish, our ceramic skillet will be a valuable addition to your kitchen.

Considered the best type of heat for cooking, our ceramic skillet utilizes far-infrared cooking technology. Savor the flavor of food cooked from the inside and outside, which increases nutritional value and highlights subtle tastes. Uniform heat distribution eliminates hot spots so you don’t have to worry about burned foods. Taste the difference ceramic cookware can make in your food. This promotion cannot be used with any other coupon. Coupon code applies to the 3 Piece Skillet Set only. Thank you and have a wonderful Memorial Day!!

Ceramcor Xtrema Cookware asks that you take a moment to remember and honor all those brave Americans who have fought and gave their lives to protect this great country and are freedom. We are truly forever grateful for all the American Soldiers and their families—they are the true heroes!!!

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

God Bless,

The Bergstrom Family

Fitness Expert Julia Forystek Goes Xtrema

Spice things up! --With Julia Forystek--

Do you find yourself in the blaah rut of life? Feeling sluggish, tired, bored, or falling into the same rut day in and day out? Well my challenge to you this week is to spice things up! Here are two areas for your “spicing” as you will; your eating, and your workout!

Lets start with eating. Adding peppers to any meal can add zest and flavor to the entrée. Bell peppers are packed with several nutrients. They are a good source of vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid. Bell peppers contain a large amounts of antioxidents. When comparing the nutrient values of the different bell peppers, studies have shown that red bell peppers have significantly higher levels of nutrients than green. Red bell peppers also contain lycopene, which is a carotene that helps to protect against cancer and heart disease.

Now that we know why we need to spice things up with peppers, the best way of course is cooking with Xtrema cookware. People that do not like bell peppers raw, usually enjoy them sautéed. The best way I have found to sautee peppers is with the Xtrema 10” Ceramic Skillet because it leaves the peppers skin tender, moist and delicious, and brings out the natural flavor. This is the healthy way to cook.

Start with extra virgin olive oil. Let it simmer in the pan until warm. Olive oil has many benefits and I always use olive oil for cooking because of it’s rich health benefits. Due to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances, studies have shown that olive oil offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels while raising HDL (the "good" cholesterol) levels. Bottom line is we need fat in our diet. Olive oil is the good stuff we need.

So start with enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan and heat on medium. Slice up the green, red, and yellow peppers. Toss peppers into the olive oil and let simmer until golden and tender. Be sure to stir occasionally. Also add a pinch of sea salt to bring out the flavor. Add to the top of pasta, sandwich, salad, stir-fry or chicken! YUM. Reply to this post with ways you spiced up your meals with peppers.

Now, onto your workout. Music will always put some bounce in your step! It is crucial to have a good mood boosting beat when you’re working out, and feel free to sing and smile when you sweat! My question is where are you at with your workout? What are your personal goals to focus on? It’s away a good idea to have a goal and a plan. Today, put a little kick into things with what we in BeautyFlex call the Elk climb. First pump up your music, then find a set of stairs. Just as the majestic elk climbs to the peaks of mountains and keeps himself strong, you too are going to imitate that movement by going up and down stairs. Depending on your fitness level, start at a pace where you are comfortable. Eventually you will get yourself up to running up and down the stairs, and then sprinting. You’ll love the results, and toning that occurs in your legs. Plus it will keep you feeling strong and healthy. Finish strong outside while enjoying some sunshine as you go for a walk and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!

Have a great day, and spice things up. “Variety is the spice of life” "Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor." William Cowper

Yours for health,