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TakeAnother5 Podcast Episode #40 - Author Donna Jodhan

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Episode #40: In This Episode (Show Notes)

Section 1: Kitchen Corner:
Time to create through cooking.

Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology:
Some cool apps for this week.

Section 3: The 5 Minute Mystery:
Can you guess who did it?

Section 4: In The End Zone With The Entrepreneur:
Why I might want to become one.

Section 5: Staying Ahead of Bullies and Scams:
A great way to protect yourself.

Show Notes 1:

Donna first gives thanks to her audience, and especially to those who have signed up for the monthly care package.

Donna introduces herself describing her amazing talents as a blogger, author, audio mystery writer, advocate , and law student living in Toronto.

She then describes her passion in bringing the show to her audience, and informs her audience on how she simply enjoys what she does and lots more.

Donna informs her audience on her love for Canada, and informs them that Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday and encourages her audience to attend the celebration.

Donna describes the show as being a cutting corner and time saver, and solving problem poppers which promises her audience to help us manage every day life stress. Anything from doing household chores; such as keeping bathrooms, kitchen counters, laundry rooms, and dressers organized while dreaming of becoming your own successful boss.

Donna also tells her audience that in the midst of all of this how we also need to deal with scams from email messages and phone calls and then goes on to mention how we can be easily bullied because people simply want to pressure us in to things that we do not want to do.

Additionally, she talks about how easy it is for us to simply give in to those situations; not to mention the stress of demanding kids, blaring horns, and bosses and supervisors, and how all of these factors contribute to sleepless nights and stressful days not to mention those persistent text messages.

Donna then describes how the show is going to help her audience in the following five sections:

Section 1: Kitchen Corner for the busy mom, house wife, and professional on the go.

Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology for the one who needs it to help them cut corners.

Section 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers designed to help you save time for tasks in the home.

Section 4: In the End Zone with The Entrepreneur which is Meant for you to realize your dream in becoming your own boss.

Section 5: Staying Ahead of Scams and Bullies which is meant to help you to prevent scams, and to stop the bullying and bullies.

Donna then gives thanks to her show producer Mike ciarciello who can be reached by email at: or by phone at (514) 827-9092.

This week's question and brain teaser is: Do you prefer bath soap over shower gel? Is the scent of shower gel more fragrant and/or distinct than soap? Which one of these is easier to use?

Segment 1: Kitchen Corner

Donna starts off this segment by thanking her food provider "Mamma Melanie Peach."

The audience is informed that this section has two recipes, including a bonus recipe and you can pick up this bonus at:

In this week's pod cast, Donna informs us that the recipe comes from the low fat cookbook category. The recipes this week feature appetizers.

The recipe in this podcast is: Almond Fruit Dip.

To hear this recipe and learn how to make this delicious meal listen to this episode at:

The bonus recipe comes to you this week from the Family favorites category.

This weeks bonus recipe is Braised beef Brisket.

To pick up this recipe visit:

Segment 2: Take Another 5 With Technology

This week, Donna informs her audience on an app called BlindFold Solitaire , which you can download at the app store.

This is an app that you can take with you anywhere on your I device, and is a fun game to play.

Segment 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers

In this segment Donna informs her audience on ways in which one can save time and use problem poppers.

Donna informs us that you can get the full article if you subscribe to the bonus section.


The article this week features 21 essentials for a diabetes diet.

Donna informs us that healthy choices are key to a good diabetes diet.

She informs us that when you come home late at night the last thing you want to do is to go to the grocery store.

Donna informs us that its easy to pick up an easy snack, if you just think of a weekly shopping list you wish to create. You can easily create a pantry stocked with dozens of food items which are easy to create with minimal ingredients, for healthy eating.

For more information on this article, and to find out more, visit:

Sign up for the article by filling the form, and you will have the full article available to you.

Segment 4: In The End Zone With The Entrepreneur

Donna informs us on her experience of being an entrepreneur, from her own experiences and through her friends and colleagues.

Donna also informs us that if you go to: and sign up for the bonus section, and then she will give you 10 minutes of her time to consult with you about being an entrepreneur to run your own business featured on this week's topic.

This week Donna informs her audience on how to start a tutoring business.

First of all she informs her audience that you need to have the skill sets on what it is you want to teach.

Next, Donna informs us that you need to identify your clients.

Your client can range from young students to adults at any age.

Then donna suggests that you need to find your location, and then you define your hours.

Visit: Sign up for this bonus, and Donna will give you 10 minutes of her time to consult with you to start this business.

Segment 5: Bullies and Scams

This segment is divided in to two parts.

The first part talks about the scam of the week.

In this week's scam is a message on some one tells you that you can get a better i Device.This scam comes in the form of a phone call, and or email.

You are offered out of this world prices, and they will even come to your home to do the exchange. Donna informs us that if you accept this offer your apps, and data are in jeopardy.

Donna informs us that we are easily fooled in to accepting the offer that the device you will receive is not better than the one you have, and is garbage.

You then accept the offer, and before you know it, the device you previously had is stolen, and your data downloaded, and all of your privacy and belongings on that device are hacked.

Donna informs you that it is best that you go to a reputable apple store to do your exchange, and simply ignore the offer, and go to your local Apple store.

In the second part Donna talks to us about some one who is picked on for their looks, or what they are wearing. This is considered bullying.

This type of bullying happens to everyone, everywhere, so just take note and be aware.

Ending Segment:

In this section the audience is informed that the show is going to take an easier approach for the audience to visit the bonuses, subscribe, and listen to the podcast. Visit:

This brings us to the end of this week's podcast. Thanks for listening.

Show Notes 2:

00:50, Learn who Donna is, with a happy birthday announcement to Canada.

1:58, Who is the TakeAnother5 podcast for?

5:15, What will i find in the 5 segments of TakeAnother5 podcast?

6:25, Learn about Donna’s podcast producer:

  • Mike Ciarciello
  • 514–827–9092

7:15, Donna introduces you to her marketer:

7:38, “Do you prefer bath soap over shower gel?” Is this weeks brain teaser.

8:28, TakeAnother5 Kitchen Corner

This week’s bonus can be found via the link at the end of this episode.

10:10, almond fruit dip ingredients

10:35, Allman fruit dip instructions

12:58, TakeAnother5 With Technology

13:40, Blindfold Solitaire

Blindfold Solitaire is a fully accessible Solitaire card game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

14:39, TakeAnother5 Time Savers and Problem Poppers

Get the rest of these via the bonus for this week, listen to the end of the episode to learn more.

15:30, 21 covered essentials for a diabetes diet

17:44, TakeAnother5 In The End Zone With The entrepreneur

10 minutes to discuss this week’s suggestion or others with Donna is your weekly bonus. Learn how to get access to it via the link mentioned at the end of this episode.

19:30, This weeks entrepreneurship suggestion for you this week is to explore “starting a tutoring business”

21:15, TakeAnother5 Beat the bullies and scams

21:58, “Someone can replace your iDevice with a better one”, is this week’s scam.

23:54, this week Donna brings awareness to When someone is picked on for their looks. You can help prevent bullying

The special announcement can be heard at 26:25.

Download this week’s bonuses

Download the bonuses at this link

Conclusion and Contact Information

If you enjoyed this weeks episode, and would like to get in contact with Donna, then you can do so with any of the following contact methods.

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Episode #40 Bonus Article: 21 Cupboard Essentials for a Diabetes Diet

By Madeline Vann, MPH

Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD

From the Editor: The following good advice is reprinted from: It is useful information for anyone interested in healthy eating, not just diabetics.

Healthy food choices are key to a good diabetes diet. But, when you get home after a long day, the last thing you want to do is go to the grocery store. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just whip up a quick meal or snack with basic ingredients? It's surprisingly simple if you just rethink your weekly shopping list. You can easily create a pantry stocked with dozens of delicious options to create healthy meals for diabetes.

Stocking your pantry with the right foods can help you succeed with your diabetes diet, and the reason is very simple: "It's more likely that, if healthy food choices are available, you'll choose them," says Susie Villalobos, LDN, RD, program coordinator for the Tulane Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Weight Management Program in New Orleans.

Make restocking your pantry an easy-to-attain goal. That way, says Cathy Kapica, PhD, RD, an adjunct professor of nutrition at Tufts University in Boston and director of Global Health and Wellness at Ketchum in Chicago, you'll always have some convenient diabetes-friendly foods on hand. Make room in your cupboard by reducing or eliminating foods that you don't need to include in your diabetes diet, such as candy, cookies, cake, sweet rolls, white bread, pretzels, crackers, soda, and fruit drinks.

Your Diabetes Diet Shopping List: If your pantry shelves are somewhat bare, take heart. Work your way through this list to create an arsenal of healthy food choices for diabetes:

A. Canned vegetables. "It's easy to add a can of vegetables to almost any recipe to boost nutrition," Kapica says, who recommends keeping no-salt or low-salt canned green beans, mushrooms, and spinach on hand.

B. Canned fruit. Look for fruit that's packed in its own juice instead of syrup.

C. Canned beans. "Beans are nutritious and have a lot of fiber," says Nessie Ferguson, RD, a diabetes educator and nutritionist at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Add them to soups or salads. Look for beans that don't contain sodium, or rinse them for about a minute under water to cut the sodium content.

D. Canned soup. Soup is great to have on hand, but it can have fairly high sodium content. Look for labels that say "low sodium" to keep salt under control.

E. Canned tomato products. Tomato paste, tomato sauces, and diced tomatoes are healthy, versatile cooking essentials.

F. Canned fish. Stock up on tuna, salmon, and sardines packed in water - and always check the sodium content. Canned fish can make a quick filling for a sandwich and a tasty addition to salads, soups, and whole-grain pasta dishes. Plus they're a reasonably priced way to help you meet the American Heart Association's health goal of at least two servings of fish a week.

G. Canned chicken. This is a good backup source of protein to add to quick meals.

H. Roasted red peppers. Ferguson says roasted red peppers make a tasty addition to a variety of dishes, from salads to rice.

I. Whole-grain products. Look for whole-grain pastas and other whole grains such as oatmeal, quinoa, polenta, kasha, and wild rice blends, which you can cook for a side dish or use as a base for a meal.

J. Salsa. A jar of salsa makes a healthy dip for raw vegetables, a zesty base for a bean soup, and even a tasty salad topping. But read labels to steer clear of too much added sugar and salt.

K. Nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and hazelnuts are healthy snacks and great to have on hand, but eat them in moderation. One serving of shelled nuts is about two tablespoons. "Nuts have fiber and will keep you feeling full," Ferguson says, who recommends buying them in the shell when possible because the time it takes to crack open the nuts can keep you from overeating.

L. Dried herbs and spices. "Pepper, cinnamon, curry, oregano, rosemary, and other seasonings without salt are key cooking ingredients to have on hand," Kapica says. They all add unique flavors without relying on salt and butter.

M. Vinegars. A variety of vinegars--such as white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and balsamic vinaigrette--means you have interesting taste additions for marinades and salad dressings.

N. Low-fat dressings. Another option for marinades and salads, low-fat dressings are also an instant dip for veggies.

O. Low-salt soy sauce. This flavorful condiment adds an Asian flair to dishes like stir-fry and vegetable fried rice.

P. Sugar-free gelatin. This is a safe, sweet treat for your pantry. If you can have a bag of chocolate chips, chocolate kisses, or mini cookies around and not eat more than one or two, that's okay, Villalobos says. But, if temptation always wins out, keep your dessert shelf a sugar-free zone with instant gelatin instead.

Q. Sugar-free syrup. This adds a sweet note to whole-grain pancakes and fruit--an excellent breakfast choice for healthy diabetes eating.

R. Cooking spray. Your favorite cooking spray can help you produce dozens of healthy meals for diabetes without added fat.

S. Whole-wheat flour. "If you like to bake, you can cut any flour mix with whole-wheat flour," Ferguson says. Try replacing half of the white flour in your baking recipes with whole-wheat flour.

T. Beverages. Keep club soda, low-sodium tomato juice, and low-calorie powdered drink mixes in the pantry for beverage variety.

U. Popcorn. Popcorn is an excellent snack, especially if you pop your own in a hot-air popper, which doesn't need any oil. Serve with a sprinkle of spices from your collection rather than salt and butter.

Whether you love cooking or not, this pantry list will let you get as creative as you want. However, if you're new to cooking or are unsure of how to make the needed adjustments for a healthy diabetes diet, talk with a diabetes educator or contact your local American Diabetes Association chapter to learn more and find healthy cooking classes in your area. "People learn to cook better if they see a dish made and know they can do it themselves," Ferguson says.

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Episode #40 Bonus Recipe: Braised Beef Brisket

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds)
Salt and black pepper
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 pound parsnips, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 pound carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 cup dry red winev
1 cup beef brothv
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 whole bay leaves

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Season brisket with salt and pepper. Brown brisket with garlic and onion, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to Crock-Pot. Add remaining ingredients; stir well to combine. Cover; cook on low 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours, or on high 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours, or until meat is cooked through and tender. Remove and discard bay leaves before slicing and serving.

Makes 6 servings.

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Contact Author Donna Jodhan:

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