National Soup Month - January 22, 2014
National Soup Month is still going strong! January has been the perfect time to learn and practice your soup-making skills.
Pool World... Grill World is excited to share some amazing recipes that include the use of your barbecue! Who doesn’t love grilled food! By grilling ingredients before adding them to soups or stews, your ingredients will have a fantastic grilled flavor in every bite!
Here is the latest recipe:
Grilled Sausage Soup
1 pound hot Italian Sausage
1 ½ quarts beef broth
1 pound tomatoes
½ pound bow tie pasta
1 large onion
1 green and yellow bell pepper
1 small zucchini
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
Prepare ingredients by cutting the onion, tomatoes and peppers into quarters. Split the zucchini in half lengthwise.
Preheat the grill and cook the sausage. When sausages are cooked, remove them from the grill and add the vegetables.
Cut the sausages into disks and set aside.
While vegetables are cooking on the grill, heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. When the olive oil is hot, add the minced garlic.
When the vegetables are starting to get soft and have good grill marks, remove from the grill and turn off the grill.
Chop up onion and add to the olive oil and garlic in the soup pot.
Chop remaining ingredients and set aside. When the onion turns opague and soft, add sausage pieces and stir. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Stir and reduce heat to a low simmer.
Let soup simmer for a couple of hours.
When ready to serve, dish into a bowl and top with cheese.
Sweating - January 21, 2014
It’s the middle of January with gloomy cold days that may lead you to feeling a little sad, have tendency to oversleep and over eat or even depression. To fight against these symptoms as well as many others, there are a variety of things that may be done but two popular ones are exercise and sauna bathing.
Sauna bathing and exercise both have one key thing in common, sweat! Sweating has a variety of benefits such flushing toxins from the body. Flushing toxins like copper, lead, zinc, nickel, mercury from our bodies will allow your body to function more effectively. Toxins are stored in organs such as liver, stomach and kidneys. A routine of sweating and detoxification of the body has the potential to leave the body feeling “lighter” and having more energy. The body’s immune system will become stronger and even your circulatory system will be improved. Toxins that accumulate in the body may also affect our brain functions, removing these will result in a sounder sleep and a better concentration.
If you think a personal sauna is out of reach, look no further! Pool World has a variety of Finnleo Traditional and Infrared Saunas on sale now including discontinued models! Units that start as low as $1595.00!!
To find out more benefits to sweating and sauna bathing, please visit our Infrared Sauna Health Benefits page or come into one of our four store locations.
Team & Club Rewards to Spokane Humane Society - January 20, 2014
We want to give a HUGE THANKS to our customer Dave L. for donating his Team & Club Rewards to the Spokane Humane Society! Thank you for supporting such a great local organization!!
The Spokane Humane Society is a local non-profit public charity dedicated to the welfare of companion animals that was established in 1897. They act as a refuge for animals by providing care, shelter, and placement for tens of thousands of lost, neglected, and unwanted animals in the greater Spokane area.
Dave was able to donate a Team & Club Rewards through the purchase of his new Hot Spring Jetsetter hot tub. This hot tub was perfect for two or three adults to relax with swirling jets massaging your stress away! This hot tub is filled with 225 gallons of splendid water while being filtered by 90 sq feet of filtration. Cannot forget to mention the SilentFlo 5000 circulation pump and the Fresh Water III ozone that help to keep the water sparkling clear!
If you are interested in seeing more information on a hot tub to meet your needs please visit our Residential Hot Tub page!