Home Blog Page 3

California Typhus Outbreak Continues to Grow

0

tents on the street

The typhus involved in the L.A. outbreak is known as murine typhus and can spread to people from infected feces of fleas. The feces of fleas are infected with bacteria called Rickettsia typhi, according to the CDC.

Gallo Pinto – Bean and Rice Casserole

0

Gallo Pinto is a rice and beans casserole, traditional of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, very regularly served as a side dish and particularly enjoyed at breakfast alongside a couple of fried eggs.

Gallo Pinto is a rice and beans casserole, traditional of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, very regularly served as a side dish and particularly enjoyed at breakfast alongside a couple of fried eggs.

One of my very good friends recently went to Costa Rica and, while there, totally fell in love with Gallo Pinto, one of their traditional dishes, which they apparently eat practically every day, and sometimes even several times a day!

He loved their traditional rice and bean casserole so much that he asked several locals for their recipe and, after he returned, started making it on a regular basis. Of course, it was only a matter of time before he had me discover it and fall in love with it, too! 

And now, I thought I’d pay it forward and share the recipe for this very simple yet super tasty dish with you, too…

IDG Contributor Network: An easy October Patch Tuesday

0
Well, it was great to have a little break from posting on the Patch Tuesday Debugged blog. Since the kids are now back at school, it’s time to get back to understanding the impact of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update cycle on our desktop and server systems.

For this October Patch Tuesday, we see a relatively light release from Microsoft with one zero-day vulnerability reported (CVE-2018-8453) and one publicly disclosed vulnerability CVE-2018-8423 included in the Microsoft monthly security update. We have already seen a few minor version updates to this October release, with 51 reported vulnerabilities addressed across Windows, both Microsoft browsers (IE11 and Edge), Office (Exchange Server) and the Chakra Core JavaScript engine. I expect that we will have a few more minor revisions to the Windows patches for documentation reasons this week. This does not imply a required delay, but your patch versions will change (update) over the next few days. You may also have noticed that Server 2019 (Microsoft’s latest version of the Windows server platform) was updated last week (October 2, 2018).

Best Ever Seasoned Ribs

0

Seasoned Ribs

Moist-meaty ribs seasoned just right! Prepare these tender ribs at your next backyard barbecue or fix them for dad on Father’s day. Whenever you decide to prepare them they are sure to be a hit.

How do you rank as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach? Take this short quiz to learn where you’re at and how to level up.

0

Want to know how you rank as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach? Then take this short coaching skills quiz. Not only will it help you see where you are today, it’ll help you level up for tomorrow.

++

The best coaches are lifelong learners.

I know this because I’m a coach, and because I’ve been around a lot of good ones. The best coaches I’ve ever seen are the ones who love to ask questions.

They love to try stuff. To play. To show up with an open mind (and heart), looking for fresh ideas and new insight to chew on.

They don’t love to fail (few people do), but they do love the feedback and useful data they get from their mistakes.

You see, great coaching requires us to wonder about the world: About how biology works, about the chemistry of food and nutrients, about biomechanics and human movement.

It also requires us to think about why people do what they do, about how stories shape reality, about what people hope, think, dream, feel, and do… on Tuesday at 3pm when it’s break time.

Plus, the best coaches in the world never shy away from asking smart questions about their own practice.

Questions like:

“How solid are my coaching skills, really?”

There is always something new to learn in coaching: Fresh ways to grow, evolve, and challenge yourself.

New ways to be curious and ask interesting questions that produce enlightening answers (and results).

Of course, mastery takes time and lots of practice. (So, so much practice.)

But this is great news for folks who want a long, lucrative, fulfilling coaching career. Because it means that if you’re dedicated to becoming an excellent coach, you’ll never, ever get bored.

Take this coaching quiz to see how you rate + learn how you can level up.

In this quiz, we’ll give you a chance to assess where you are in each domain.

To complete the quiz, give yourself a score (from 0 to 5) on how well you do — consistently — in each of the 14 areas below. For each question, simply click the number that corresponds to where you think you are today.

(Be honest and real. All of us have stuff to work on. It’s rare to be perfect.)

How well can you juggle a client/patient load and not miss anyone?

Poorly
Easily

012345

How well can you allocate and prioritize time properly, using trusted systems?

Poorly
Easily

012345

Do you have time for yourself — your own self-care and development?

Never
Always

012345

How sustainable is your work? Could you do it this way forever?

I’m nearly dead now
Easily

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #2: Organization

Do you know exactly how to start and end a session, and why?

No idea
Always

012345

Do you know how to ensure that your clients or patients get the very most out of every session?

No idea
Always

012345

Do you do preparation and follow-up?

Never
Always

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #3: Client-centeredness

Do you understand your clients/patients? How well?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Do you know their fears, anxieties, motivations, drives, hopes, dreams, obstacles, stories?

Not at all
Completely

012345

How long can you listen to your clients/patients without jumping in to talk?

Just can’t
Forever

012345

How well can you give your clients/patients your full attention?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Can you easily find and use your clients’ or patients’ strengths and resources?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Can you make your program fun? Interesting? Memorable?

Not at all
A blast

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #4: Client assessment

Do you know what to look for when assessing a client or patient?

Never
Always

012345

Do you know how to understand and use any information you collect?

Never
Always

012345

Do you know how to set the level of challenge properly for your client/patient?

Never
Always

012345

Do you know when a client/patient has made progress?

Never
Always

012345

Could you explain HOW you know a client/patient has made progress?

Uh, no
In my sleep

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #5: Understanding data and evidence

Can you read, understand, and properly interpret a research study?

Never
Always

012345

Can you decide what is valid evidence or useful data?

Never
Always

012345

Can you analyze information in order to take action, and help your client/patient do the same?

Never
Always

012345

Can you explain to a client/patient why something works (or doesn’t)?

Never
Always

012345

How well do you understand the basic facts of nutrition and physiology?

Not at all
Nobel Prize

012345

How well can you learn and assimilate new data and information?

Poorly
Perfectly

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #6: Creating change

How well can you help your clients/patients get motivated to change… and keep changing?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Can you recognize when a client/patient is truly ready, willing, and able to change?

Never
Always

012345

How good are you at getting clients/patients “un-stuck”?

Terrible
Great

012345

What about the “difficult” ones?

Ugh, no
Bring it

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #7: Understanding systems

Effective coaching unearths complex systems — behaviors, causes, and effects with many moving parts that all interact.

How well do you understand the complexity of human bodies and physiology?

Not at all
Completely

012345

How well do you understand the complexity of human lives and experiences?

Not at all
Completely

012345

How comfortable are you with the idea of complexity in general?

Not at all
Very

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #8: Creating an effective action plan

Can you help a client/patient move from vague goal to specific “do this today” habit?

Never
Always

012345

Can you get your client/patient to “buy in” to what they need to do?

Never
Always

012345

Can your client/patient actually do what you suggest? Every day?

Never
Always

012345

Can you adjust your plan if it isn’t working? Do you know what things to change, and how?

Never
Always

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #9: Skill building and practice

How well can you teach mental and emotional skills relevant to nutrition coaching, such as mindfulness or visualization?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How well can you teach physical skills, if you train people?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How well can you teach life skills (such as planning and preparation) to help your clients/patients succeed?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How good are your own skills in these domains?

No skills
Expertly

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #10: Communication and documentation

Do you communicate well in writing?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

When you speak?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

In images or video?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How effectively can you communicate with your body language and other nonverbal cues?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How well do you sense what a client/patient is thinking, feeling, wondering about?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How well do you explain complex ideas or technical jargon simply and clearly so clients/patients “get it”?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How well can you give and take feedback?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

How well do you document each client’s/patient’s progress as well as other important information about them?

Not at all
Expertly

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #11: Working with a variety of clients

Are you comfortable working with all kinds of clients/patients, from all kinds of backgrounds, with all kinds of needs?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Can you connect and communicate with a client/patient who’s different from you?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #12: Referral and support

Do you know what to do when things get weird, or go outside your scope of practice?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Do you have a support and referral network of other professionals?

None
An army

012345

Do you have your own mentors and coaches?

None
An army

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #13: Business skills and professionalism

Do you conduct yourself with professionalism, integrity, and courtesy?

Never
Always

012345

Do clients/patients appear to respect and trust you?

Never
Always

012345

Do clients/patients enthusiastically seek out what you’re offering?

Never
Always

012345

Do you have demonstrably ethical business and marketing practices?

Never
Always

012345

Total for this section:

Domain #14: Handling your own stuff

Can you manage your own workload, stress, emotions, and career development?

Never
Always

012345

Can you show up to coaching with integrity and feel genuine, rather than having to “perform”?

Never
Always

012345

How well do you know your true self and values, and how those relate to your coaching?

Not at all
Completely

012345

Do you have systems in place for lifelong learning and growth?

Not at all
Always

012345

Total for this section:

Total for the quiz:

How did you do?

We gave you a total score, but we also suggest you review your scores in each domain to see specific areas where you might improve.

0-75

You’re just starting out and finding your “coaching legs”. Good for you. Consider building your skills a little more and observing more experienced coaches before you take on nutrition and lifestyle coaching clients.

76-150

You’re working on building fundamentals. Keep practicing! Find a great mentor to spend time with, and ask clients/patients for feedback as you progress.

151-225

You’ve got a solid foundation, and probably have plenty of good coaching days. Now’s the time to study coaching methods, refine key details, and develop the nuances of your skills.

226-300

World-class supercoach!

Want strategies to level up your coaching?

It’s no secret that master coaches develop over time, through education and consistent practice, usually under the guidance of a mentor or coach.

Precision Nutrition is the only company in the world that both works with thousands of our own nutrition coaching clients and teaches health, fitness, and wellness professionals our real-world methods for getting results.

And here’s some great news: Our next Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class kicks off on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019.

Want to achieve total confidence in your coaching skills? Get (and keep) more clients? Grow and strengthen your practice? If so, the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification is definitely for you.

It’s designed specifically for Level 1 students and grads who realize that knowing about the science of nutrition isn’t enough.

Part master class, part grad program, part mentorship, it’s the only course in the world designed to help you master the art of coaching, meaning better results for your clients and a better business for you.

Since we only take a limited number of professionals, and since the program sells out every time, I strongly recommend you add your name to our VIP List below. When you do, you get the chance to sign up 24 hours before everyone else. Even better, you get a huge discount off the general price of the program.

[Note: The Level 2 Master Class is only for students and grads of our Level 1 Certification. So if you haven’t yet enrolled in that program, please begin there.]

Interested? Add your name to the VIP list. You’ll save up to 37% and secure your spot 24 hours before everyone else.

We’ll be opening up spots in our next Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class on Wednesday, April 3rd.

If you want to find out more, we’ve set up the following VIP list which gives you two advantages.

  • Pay less than everyone else. We like to reward people who are eager to get started and ready to gain mastery in their coaching practice. So we’re offering a discount of up to 37% off the general price when you sign up for the Master Class VIP list.
  • Sign up 24 hours before the general public and increase your chances of getting a spot. We only open the PN Master Class twice per year. Due to high demand and a very limited number of spots, we expect it to sell out fast. But when you sign up for the Master Class VIP list, we’ll give you the opportunity to register a full 24 hours before anyone else.

If you’re ready to take the next step in becoming a world-class coach, we’re ready to share our knowledge and help you master the art of coaching.

 

Procrastinate Better

0

What does “procrastinating better” look like?
Hint: Sometimes it looks like laziness, then you take action and turn it around.

I can’t do this,”Louisa complained. “It’s too hard.”

Any task that seems too hard, Louisa doesn’t do. Push her and she’ll just yell at you, “get off my back.” Hence, all kinds of tasks, from cleaning out a closet to revising her resume remain undone.

Now let’s look at Ann. “I can’t do this,” Ann sighed. “It’s too hard; it will take  forever. I’m so busy, but I’ve got to figure out when I can do it.”

Push her and she’ll agree with you. “Yup; it’s going to take up so much of my time, so I better get started soon.” Ann is in graduate school, hoping to get her Master’s in Education at the same time that she is raising 3 kids, with minimal help from her husband and other family members

What’s the difference between Louisa’s procrastination and Ann’s? 

Everything!

Louisa’s is set in stone; Ann’s is for the moment. 

Louisa gives up immediately. Ann complains about how hard it is, then tries to figure out how to tackle the task. Louisa ends her sentence with “it’s too hard.” Ann begins with “it’s too hard” then ends her sentence with a forward-going thought: “I’ve got to figure out when I can do it.” 
 
Louisa resents other people’s reminders. Ann takes other people’s reminders as motivation to get going.

In the many years I’ve been a psychologist, I’ve seen people who are serious procrastinators, abandoning every dream they ever had. Not surprisingly, they are disappointed in themselves and jealous of others.

I’ve also seen people who initially procrastinate, but who have learned to push beyond that point, figuring out what needs to be done to accomplish the task and when they can set the time to do it. 

If you tend to be more like Louisa than Ann, it’s time for you to view tackling a tough task as an opportunity for growth. Yes, there are moments when you will resist. But if you stick with the process — even when you feel like giving up — you will build belief in yourself that you can endure and accomplish. Yay for you!

So to begin, think of a task you have been putting off or a chore you lack the motivation to complete. Then, instead of telling yourself what a failure you are or how burdensome your responsibilities are, complain for a bit (you’re allowed, life can be frustrating), take a deep breath to calm your body, then figure out how to do what you need to do to feel empowered and effective.
 
Here’s an exercise to clarify this point:

Complete the following sentence with something pertinent to your life:
 
               I can’t __________________________________.
  
Now, say the same sentence but add an additional phrase.
 
                I can’t ___________________but one thing I can do is _____________.

How did adding the additional phrase change things for you?
 
Most people respond that it helped them feel less overwhelmed. It gave them hope. Their predicament no longer seemed insurmountable. They could DO something about it. They could feel less blocked; they could end their procrastination; they could move toward a solution.

The additional phrase doesn’t always come quickly, but give it thought and it will come. And when it does, you’ll recognize that there’s always some option that will let you breathe easier, feel better and move toward completing your task.  
 
Make it a habit to end your sentences on an upbeat note. Then notice how your problems suddenly seem just a bit less earth shattering.  

©2018

Fixed-dose combination therapy for cardiovascular disease : what can we learn from HIV?

0

Fixed-dose combination therapy for cardiovascular disease: what can we learn from HIV?

blog_picture_100818.png

One of the many people living with HIV alongside other chronic conditions discussing the challenge of keeping up with complex treatment regimens.

Helen Bygrave discusses how we can apply what we’ve learnt about treatment simplification from HIV/AIDS to the growing challenges of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

The best Linux web hosting services of 2018

0

Best Linux web hosting services

Linux hosting is everywhere. Whether you’re looking for a simple shared hosting account or a powerful dedicated server, the chances are that you’ll be offered a Linux-based option first.

In many cases, you might not care. If your hosting needs are simple, you’ll probably choose an account based on the allocated web space, bandwidth and similar features – the operating system is so far down most people’s priority list that often it’s not even mentioned in comparison tables.

  • We’ve highlighted the best Linux training providers of 2018

But if you’re an experienced user, know more about Linux, or you perhaps need to build a technically complex website where you have full control over everything, it’s a different story.

You might want to choose your preferred distro or control panel. You could need more control over the server and its components. Hosts may throw in all kinds of goodies to get you started – a firewall, mail server, private DNS – and offer quality support to keep your site up and running.

Every web host has its own idea of what makes a great Linux package, but we’ve listed five of our favorite providers to point you in the right direction. Keep reading to find out more.

  • We’ve also rounded up the best overall web hosting services

 

 

InMotion Hosting is a professional Linux web host which delivers high levels of power and control right across its range.

InMotion’s shared hosting includes many beginner-friendly features, for example – free website migration, a bundled website builder, regular backups – but that’s just the start. More experienced users will be happy to see support for MySQL and PostreSQL databases, PHP 7, Ruby, Perl and Python, SSH access and more.

There are interesting touches wherever you look. You don’t just get the option to have WordPress, PrestaShop or Joomla preinstalled, for instance – InMotion throws in WP-CLI to enable managing multiple WordPress installations from the command line. It’s a far more capable product than you might expect, considering prices start at $5.99 (£4.30) a month for the two-year plan.

It’s a similar story as you upgrade. Optional self-managed VPS hosting – from $19.99 (£14.30) a month for the initial term – gives you a choice of OS and a firewall, but after that, you’re able to install, optimize and configure the server however you like. Even InMotion’s managed VPS hosting still gives you root access for considerable low-level control.

For the operating system, you get to choose from CentOS, Ubuntu or Debian. If you encounter some setup issues, the Launch Assist feature gives you a minimum of two hours with an InMotion tech support person to help you solve any problems.

Best Linux web hosting

 

 

Every Linux host claims to offer the best possible technical support, but separating the experts from the pretenders isn’t always easy. One way to identify the most knowledgeable providers is to check their high-end products. You won’t get the same level of support if you’re buying a basic shared hosting package, but just knowing that level of expertise is available somewhere in the company can be useful.

SiteGround is a great example. If the company’s standard hosting products aren’t enough, it can build enterprise-level solutions from scratch, and SiteGround’s website lists some of the technologies it supports: custom private clouds, smart use of Linux containers, replication between databases, and in-depth expertise in WordPress, Drupal, Nginx, Apache, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, Solr, Memcached and more. This is clearly a provider that knows what it’s doing.

Home users won’t get the same level of support, of course, but even SiteGround’s shared hosting plan delivers more than you might expect: free Let’s Encrypt SSLs, cPanel and SSH access, Cloudflare integration, unlimited emails and databases, HTTP/2-enabled servers, free daily backups, and 24/7 technical support by phone, chat and a ticket system. Not bad at $3.65 (£2.95) a month plus tax for the initial term, $11.7 (£8.95) afterwards.

Ramping up to a VPS-like Cloud Hosting plan gets you a very well-specified CentOS system. MySQL 5, PostgreSQL, 5 PHP versions, HHVM, Apache, Nginx, Exim mail server, a private DNS server setup and Iptables firewall are all preinstalled and managed by SiteGround. Prices start at $67.20 (£48) a month plus tax.

Opt for a dedicated server and you’ll get high-end extras like Git integration and performance-boosting Nginx-based cache options for WordPress, Memcached and HHVM.

You probably won’t want all these features – maybe you only need a few – but they do provide a strong indicator of the company’s technical expertise. If you’re looking for a provider that can support your site and help it grow, SiteGround could be a wise choice.

Best Linux web hosting

 

 

 

Linux hosting is available from just about everyone, but anything less than a dedicated server is often fully managed by the provider (they set up, manage and maintain the OS and all its components for you). That’s great for beginners, but more experienced users might be frustrated by the lack of features and control.

Hostwinds’ unmanaged VPS packages allow you to take complete charge of your workspace. You can choose from a range of operating systems, including CentOS, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian and Fedora. You can tweak and set up the operating system however you like, configure your own backup scheme, and more.

Unmanaged packages bring responsibilities, too. If there’s a missing update or some mystery software issue, you’ll be the one who has to fix it. But that shouldn’t be too intimidating for Linux users, and many elements of Hostwinds’ packages remain simple and easy-to-use (site management via cPanel, automated WordPress and other installs via Softaculous, and so on).

Even better, as you’re not paying for management, Hostwinds gives you a 50% discount on every package. Normal managed Linux VPS packages range from $10.99 (£8.5) for 1 CPU core, 1GB RAM, 30GB disk space, 1TB traffic, up to $526.99 (£404) for 16 cores, 96GB RAM, 750GB disk space, 9TB traffic – but the unmanaged range runs from $4.99 (£3.60) to $328.99 (£249.50) – currently there is a 53% discount on managed packages and 10% for unmanaged. There’s no long-term contract required, so you can try the service for as little as a month to see if it works for you.

Best Linux web hosting

 

 

 

Part of the appeal of Linux hosting should be the level of control you get over your working environment, but this doesn’t happen with every provider. Often you’re presented with a standard base environment – typically CentOS and cPanel – with no standard ability to choose anything else.

Liquid Web has been providing quality VPS and dedicated hosting packages for years, and one reason for this success could be its flexibility. Whatever you’re after, the company offers in-depth low-level control over your server specifications.

You’re not stuck with a single version of CentOS, for instance. Liquid Web offers CentOS 6 (optionally with CloudLinux) and 7, as well as Debian 8, Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04. The CentOS 7 images can include cPanel or Plesk, and plans are available in a mix of self-managed, core-managed and fully-managed variations.

There’s even more power over some supplementary features. While other hosts might throw in a standard backup plan, Liquid Web enables choosing how many daily backups you’d like to retain, or it can squeeze as many backups as will fit into a defined amount of disk space. Both options are charged at a very reasonable $0.12 per GB per month, so you only pay for whatever you use.

However your server is configured, Liquid Web’s excellent support is on hand 24/7/365 to resolve problems as quickly as possible. And we do mean quickly: if, say, there’s a hardware failure, the company promises it will be replaced within 30 minutes of the problem being identified.

What’s more, Liquid Web backs up these promises with an impressive service level agreement. If the company doesn’t respond to an initial helpdesk ticket within 30 minutes, you’ll be credited with 10 times the amount they missed it by, and there are similar clauses to cover you for power outages, network failure and more.

Best Linux web hosting

 

 

 

Choosing the right Linux host can be difficult, especially if you’re a hosting newbie and unsure of which features you might need.

One option is to gain some experience by signing up with a flexible budget host like OVH. The company doesn’t have the best support and we wouldn’t recommend it for business-critical sites, but you do get a huge amount for your money and it’s a very cheap way to learn more about your Linux options.

Do you need a wider choice of operating systems, for instance? OVH VPS plans support Arch Linux, CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Debian 7, Debian 8, Debian 9, Fedora 26, Ubuntu 14.04 Server and Ubuntu 16.04 Server, along with Kubuntu 14.04 Desktop if you need a user interface.

You’re not restricted to cPanel as a website manager, either: OVH also supports CozyCloud, Plesk Onyx, Vesta CP and Virtualmin.

OVH says you can have WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! and PrestaShop pre-installed, conveniently, although there’s no mention of a general Softaculous-type one-click application installer. Still, with full root access you should be able to manually set up whatever you need.

What’s really impressive here is the price, which starts at just $2.2 (£1.69) per month, excluding the VAT. OVH isn’t the best Linux host by any means, but it does provide a very cheap way to experiment with different distros and control panels to find out what works for you. It’s well worth a look for Linux newbies or anyone who feels they need more hosting experience before handing over the big money.

You might also want to check out our other hosting guides:

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message

0

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message

Dear everyone

You cannot have good health without good mental health and this week the UK Government hosted a mental health summit, bringing together delegates from over 50 countries. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock launched the UK Government ambition to achieve parity between mental and physical health.  In parallel to this PHE launched Every Mind Matters, a new campaign highlighting the importance of looking after your mental health.  The campaign, which is being piloted in the East and West Midlands, directs people to a new online hub of NHS assured practical advice and support for those experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. It embraces cutting edge digital methodologies and social media to ensure the messages reach the people they are intended for in a relevant and practical way. Subject to the evaluation of the pilot, this will be rolled out nationally next year.

As work on the NHS Long Term Plan continues at pace it was energising this week to hear Mayor Andy Burnham using this opportunity to set out his vision for Greater Manchester.  This aims to integrate health across every public service including early years, education, community safety, housing and employment. He announced new place-based locality teams which will put a focus on people and place and importantly,

This week we have met with major food industry businesses and NGOs to discuss the next phase of the calorie reduction programme, which aims to reduce calories by 20% by 2024 in the foods contributing the most calories to the diets of children. Overall, the food industry is approaching this with pragmatism and commitment and it was encouraging to see a strong turn out from the out of home sector (quick-service restaurants, food delivery companies, coffee shops, pubs etc), which has been underrepresented in previous forums. This is welcome engagement and we will publish the final guidance for each of the 14 food categories involved in spring 2019.

Last week G20 world leaders gathered in Argentina to take part in a crisis simulation exercise led by England’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies and developed and delivered by PHE, playing out what would happen in the event of an antibiotic resistance epidemic. Simulation exercises help prepare for emergencies and increase our ability to keep people safe by testing out systems and processes. My thanks go to our emergency response department for their work on this.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, PHE, along with Sport England, the World Health Organization and Health Enhancing Physical Activity Europe, will be hosting the fourth biennial International Society for Physical Activity and Health in London. This will bring together renowned international speakers from academia, policy and practice.  Themes include physical activity and inequalities, using evidence to achieve population change and impacts on the wider determinants of health.

And finally, a warm welcome to the ImmForm team who are now part of PHE. Immform is a critical administration service for the delivery of the national immunisation programmes and enables the ordering of vaccines by the NHS, collects vaccine uptake data and would order pandemic flu clinical countermeasures in the event of a UK pandemic.

Best wishes

Duncan

4 Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango Pudding

0

The chilled 4 ingredient quinoa flakes mango pudding in shown in serving glasses with the spoons dipped in them.

 

 

Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango

4 Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango Pudding is a combination of health and taste. It’s made of fresh fruit and protein rich quinoa. The ingredients blend excellently and give an outstanding flavorful summer dessert. This dessert is loaded with vitamin C, fiber ad protein and is super easy to make.

4 Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango Pudding as the name suggests requires easily available few ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to be cooked. Thereafter, leave it to chill. Therefore, it is a make ahead dessert recipe and no babysitting required as well. The simple trick to bring out delicious flavor is to choose ripe mangoes in the store. The sweetness will depend a lot on the type of mangoes.

 

The raw ingredients of 4 ingredient quinoa flakes mango pudding is shown in this image.

Simple ingredients for 4 Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango Pudding

Mangoes
Maple syrup
Water
Coconut milk
Quinoa flakes

I used unsweetened tetra pack coconut milk for two reasons:

– My preference is always for a low calorie dessert
– I like the lightened texture and not so overwhelming taste of the milk.

However, feel free to use any dairy free milk in this recipe. The taste would be the same.

 

The mango pudding in the process of cooking in a saucepan is shown in this image.

Instead of regular quinoa I used quinoa flakes to mellow down the flavor of quinoa and bring out the prominent taste of mango. If we use regular quinoa the taste of this pudding would be quite strong and quinoa would be more prominent. Quinoa flakes on the other hand is more subtle in flavor and more versatile.

The most important ingredient in this pudding is the mango. Make sure to buy ripe and soft mangoes. If your mangoes are hard and not ripe you may have to add more water to blend and also add more sweeteners. However, if you use ripe mangoes this dessert will be naturally sweetened. Also, frozen chopped mangoes can be used for this recipe. Just make sure to bring it to the room temperature.

 

The top close up view of 4 ingredient quinoa flakes mango pudding is shown in this image.

Mangoes are in the season and anything with mangoes is super refreshing. My family loves mangoes and we consume it in many forms. However, I made mango pudding for the first time. As I always intend to add nutrition to my dessert recipes I tweaked it by adding quinoa flakes and made it even more wholesome.

4 Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango Pudding

4 Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango Pudding is a combination of health and taste. It’s made of fresh fruit and protein rich quinoa. The ingredients blend excellently and give an outstanding flavorful summer dessert. This dessert is loaded with vitamin C, fiber and protein and is super easy to make.

  • 2 cups chopped mangoes ((fresh/frozen))
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ((tetra pack))
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  1. In a blender combine mangoes, maple syrup and water. Blend it smooth.
  2. Pour the blended mango in a saucepan and warm it on a medium flame.
  3. As soon as it warms up stir in coconut milk for few seconds.
  4. At the first boil add quinoa flakes and stir vigorously so that there are no lumps.
  5. At this stage feel free to adjust sweetener as per your taste.
  6. Lower the flame and continue stirring the pudding for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Turn off the flame and spoon the pudding into the serving glasses/bowls.
  8. Then place them in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  9. Garnish with more chopped mangoes and serve chilled.
  • Make sure your mangoes are soft and ripe.
  • If you use frozen chopped mangoes make sure to bring it to room temperature before blending.

 

4 Ingredient Quinoa Flakes Mango Pudding is a combination of health and taste. It’s made of fresh fruit and protein rich quinoa. The ingredients blend excellently and give an outstanding flavorful summer dessert. This dessert is loaded with vitamin C, fiber ad protein and is super easy to make [ Vegan + GF ] kiipfit.com