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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

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Wow, is it really Episode 3 already? How time flies! Remember way back when we started this informative, informational, nutrition-oriented "Know Your Food" series? Seems like ages ago, doesn't it? (Oh, wait... It WAS ages ago. It's just taken us a while to get up to speed with this video stuff!) Anyway, here's the video, followed by some camera/video editing news -- oh, and of course some highly urgent celery information. (Okay, it isn't really urgent at all; we just needed to add a dash of drama.) So, see what you think. You might even learn a thing or two about our stalky green friend.

Not TOO bad, right? We're getting to our goal of roughly 3-minute episodes. Of course, this is still one of our first attempts, shot last Sunday. We thought it was decent enough to not entitle it "salvaged" as we did the previous installment.

Yesterday, we priced some video cameras and new editing software. Want to learn something crazy? If you want a camcorder with a mic input, you pretty much have to go with an HD format one (starting at roughly $800-$1,000 for the basic models). So, we're going to wait until our move (hopefully soon!) to upgrade the camera. And, since we'll be getting new laptops for our move as well, we decided to wait until then to update the editing software as well.

Okay, so let's recap the celery info, shall we? CELERY is a famous low-cal veggie, quite commonly known for it's odd property of requiring more calories to process than you get from it. However, we recently heard that it's a draw; you don't lose or gain calories from celery. Still, almost all dieters eat good amounts of it. This fiber-rich vegetable has Vitamins A, B6, C, and K, contains riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, and potassium. (Note: In the future, we'll pick out some of the more prevalent nutrients in our focus food and discuss their health qualities.)

BTW, the pheremone we mentioned (in the part about Cassanova) is Andristenone (here's a link to the wonderful wikipedia page on that one, for those interested in learning more).

Recipe time! Here's a great, simple Celery Slaw and Dressing recipe by Dr. Doug Graham.

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On October 26, 2008, Pixywinks wrote:

These videos are really cute. I'm finally catching up on blogs tonight. Another cool thing about celery is it's good for your bones. I'm reading this book right now called "The Botany of Desire". The whole first section is about apples and the origin and history of them. It was fascinating to read. I had no idea! Anyhow, I can't wait to read the rest of the book.
Keep up the good work!
P. Lis

On October 27, 2008, purejeevanblog wrote:

Thanks, P. Lis!

I read "The Botany of Desire" and liked it a lot. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Lots of love to you!