Eggplant and Caramelized-Onion Pasta

There’s magic in pasta. You know it. I know it – But we also know there’s guilt in pasta with meat, but with this guilt-free and delicious eggplant recipe which makes a tasty substitute for meat.

Eggplant and Caramelized-Onion Pasta

There’s magic in pasta. You know it. I know it – But we also know there’s guilt in pasta with meat, but with this guilt-free and delicious eggplant recipe which makes a tasty substitute for meat.

 

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Banana and Coconut-Lemon Glazed Cake – Rice Cooker Cake

Love baking and eating cake but don’t have an oven at home? – Learn how to make a Perfect Banana cake using rice cooker.

Banana and Coconut-Lemon Glazed Cake – Rice Cooker Cake

Love baking and eating cake but don’t have an oven at home? – Learn how to make a Perfect Banana cake using rice cooker.

 

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It’s Not Where You Start—It’s How You Finish – Inspirational Story by Bryan Tracy

Everything in your life started as a thought, a wish, a hope, or a dream, either in your mind or in the mind of someone else. Your thoughts are creative. Your thoughts form and shape your world and everything that happens to you. What I found was that these ideas work everywhere, for everyone, in virtually every country, no matter what your education, experience, or background may be when you begin. This system will do the same for you.

It’s Not Where You Start—It’s How You Finish

Inspirational Story by Bryan Tracy

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When I was eighteen, I left high school without graduating.

My first job was as a dishwasher in the back of a small hotel. From there, I moved on to washing cars and then washing floors with a janitorial service. For the next few years, I drifted and worked at various laboring jobs, earning my living by the sweat of my brow. I worked in sawmills and factories. I worked on farms and ranches. I worked in the tall timber with a chain saw and dug wells when the logging season ended.

I worked as a construction laborer on tall buildings and as a seaman on a Norwegian freighter in the North Atlantic. Often I slept in my car or in cheap rooming houses. When I was twenty-three, I worked as an itinerant farm laborer during the harvest, sleeping on the hay in the farmer’s barn and eating with the farmer’s family. I was uneducated and unskilled, and at the end of the harvest, I was unemployed once more.

When I could no longer find a laboring job, I got a job in straight commission sales, cold-calling office-to-office and door-to-door. I would often work all day long to make a single sale so that I could pay for my rooming house and have a place to sleep that night. This was not a great start at life.

The Day My Life Changed

Then one day, I took out a piece of paper and wrote down an outrageous goal for myself. It was to earn $1,000 per month in door-to-door and office-to-office selling. I folded up the piece of paper, put it away, and never found it again.

But thirty days later, my entire life had changed. During that time, I discovered a technique for closing sales that tripled my income from the very first day. Meanwhile, the owner of my company sold out to an entrepreneur who had just moved into town. Exactly thirty days after I had written down my goal, the new owner took me aside and offered me $1,000 per month to head up the sales force and teach the other salespeople what I was doing that enabled me to sell so much more than anyone else. I accepted his offer, and from that day forward, my life was never the same.

Within eighteen months, I had moved from that job to another and then to another. I went from personal selling to be coming a sales manager with people selling for me. In a new business, I recruited and built a ninety-five-person sales force. I went literally from worrying about my next meal to walking around with a pocket full of $20 bills.

I began teaching my salespeople how to write out their goals and how to sell more effectively. In almost no time at all, they increased their incomes as much as tenfold. Today, many of them are millionaires and multimillionaires.

Life Goes Up and Down

I have to admit that since those days in my mid twenties, my life has not been a smooth series of upward steps. It has included many ups and downs, marked by occasional successes and temporary failures. I have traveled, lived, and worked in more than ninety countries, learning French, German, and Spanish along the way and working in twenty two different fields.

As the result of inexperience and sometimes sheer stupidity, I have spent or lost everything I made and had to start over again—several times. Whenever this happened, I would begin by sitting down with a piece of paper and laying out a new set of goals for myself, using the methods that I’ll explain in the pages ahead.

After several years of hit-and-miss goal setting and goal achieving, I finally decided to collect everything I had learned into a single system. By assembling these ideas and strategies in one place, I developed a goal-setting methodology and process, with a beginning, middle, and end, and began to follow it every day.

Within one year, my life had changed once more. In January of that year, I was living in a rented apartment with rented furniture. I was $35,000 in debt and driving a used car that wasn’t paid for. By December, I was living in my own $100,000 condominium. I owned a new Mercedes, had paid off all my debts, and had $50,000 in the bank.

Then I really got serious about success. I realized that goal setting was incredibly powerful. I invested hundreds and then thousands of hours reading and researching goal setting and goal achieving, synthesizing the best ideas I could find into a complete process that worked with incredible effectiveness.

Best of all, these ideas have made it possible for me and many thousands of others to take complete control over our lives. The regular and systematic practice of goal setting has taken us from poverty to prosperity, from frustration to fulfillment, from underachievement to success and satisfaction.

Perhaps the greatest discovery in human history is the power of your mind to create almost every aspect of your life. Everything you see around you in the man-made world began as a thought or an idea in the mind of a single person before it was translated into reality.

 

The Healing Power of Food

The healing power of food has been well documented throughout history. Cultures throughout the world have used foods—fruits, vegetables, herbs, and animal products—toward off disease and prevent ailments, aches, and pains.

The Healing Power of Food

The human body heals itself and nutrition provides the resources to accomplish the task.
—Roger Williams, PhD

 

The healing power of food has been well documented throughout history. Cultures throughout the world have used foods—fruits, vegetables, herbs, and animal products—toward off disease and prevent ailments, aches, and pains.

Now we live in a time when advances in technology allow us to take a closer look at food and discover why and how it heals. As a consumer, you have the ability to take this valuable knowledge and use it to guide your eating while reaping the benefits of improved health and wellness.

 

Food as Medicine

Think back to a time when there were no medicines, no pharmaceutical companies, and very little of the hard science you are familiar with today.

 

Having difficulty? That’s not surprising, because you have likely not lived during such an era. However, there was a time in history when food was the only medicine. The history of the healing power of food dates back more than 4,000 years.

 

References regarding food and herbs for healing can be found in the Bible. Greek and Chinese cultures have a long history of utilizing food and its nutrients as cures and relief for ailments and disease. It was the people of these times who saw the effects that food can have on healing the body even if they didn’t know exactly why or how it happened.

 

While research findings validate the necessity to eat fresh and natural foods for health, sometimes they can lead to a new product that attempts to isolate the active nutrient in these foods. When consumers are led to believe that a pill or powder filled with a food like substance or isolated nutrient is better than the food itself, perhaps science has been taken a little too far.

 

Many of the reputed benefits of food from the past are now strongly supported by scientific evidence. The well-known Nurses’ Health Studies are considered some of the largest and longest-running research studies evaluating factors that influence women’s health.

 

Through these studies scientists have learned things such as eating cruciferous and green leafy vegetables can help maintain cognitive function as you age, and the consumption of nuts and whole grains reduces risk for coronary heart disease. Other scientific research has shown that strawberries may contain nutrients that damage or kill leukemia cells, antioxidants have the potential to inhibit enzymes that cause inflammation, and mushrooms have antimicrobial powers to fight off infection.

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10 Simple and Effective Ways on Time Management Without Freaking Out

You don’t have to get the best pen in the world just to do your assignment or paperwork. A pencil can already do the job. Sometimes simple things can do the trick. Follow similar ideology concerning everything else. Choose the simplest problem-solver!

10 Simple and Effective Ways on Time Management Without Freaking Out

1. Choose the simplest solutions.
You don’t have to get the best pen in the world just to do your assignment or paperwork. A pencil can already do the job. Sometimes simple things can do the trick. Follow similar ideology concerning everything else. Choose the simplest problem-solver!

2. Practice Maintenance.
This is in the context of everyday living. Practicing maintenance does not mean you have to be tech-savvy nor be the finest handyman. All you need is knowledge of keeping everything maintained and up-to-date. With that, nothing and no one can disturb your organized glory.

3. Capture Everything
Organized individuals capture everything- from events, ideas and even request from peers and it is done through getting a list. It is needed to avoid forgetting anything. If it is something with a particular deadline, recurring event or something of paramount importance, then you can capture it on your calendar. You can also use physical containers to place anything that is important but is not yet needed.

4. Find a place for each and everything.
Everything in your office or home should have its own home- an appropriate and consistent place where that stuff is commonly kept. So the next time you need anything, you can easily locate it and avoid spending too much time on a hide-and-seek game. Make sure to return everything in its place every after use.

5. Unwind
Stress is inevitable. Most of us suffer from it at one point or another. All you can do is to find ways to manage your stress effectively. Those who know how to efficiently handle their stress are able to stay organized and incredibly focus on the things they do.

The strategy you want to opt for doesn’t matter – may it be meditation, yoga, mindfulness, exercise. The important thing is for you to get support to manage your stress so it would not detract from your health and performance.

In the midst of hectic schedule, make sure to find time for yourself. This is important to regenerate your energy, regain enthusiasm and motivation to keep working towards your goal. Sometimes, getting too tired can slow down your drive to keep on moving forward.

6. Recognize energy management.
Energy management combines with time management will result into something quite extraordinary and might result in perfection. Some people have peak hours when they can do things at their best while there are hours when you feel you can’t think properly to carry out a particular task. For example, some students can memorize their lessons during midnights. Some have their most creative thoughts and clearest thinking after waking up in the morning.

Organized people know where their head is through the day and will charge the challenging task at times they know they have the highest energy point. This eliminates wasting your time when you are don’t have enough energy to do the challenging task.

7. Become a good decision maker.
Organized people know their options, take one and then stick with it without returning back just to know whether or not it’s the best option. Decision making process usually hinges an individual’s ability to prioritize or decide what to be done first.

A good decision maker can immediately decide of the things needed to be done and avoid spending too much time on the stage of making decisions.

8. Conscientiousness matters.
People, who are highly conscientious, are more likely to become achievement-oriented, efficient and self-disciplined. They also prefer planned activities rather than spontaneous ones. Nevertheless, since these traits are quite difficult to achieve and need time to develop, so take your time to develop this trait and keep learning about yourself.

9. Stay Well-Nourished
You need energy to finish everything on your to-do lists. You need to be healthy and fit so a eat proper diet, exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. It’s just a simple equation: What can you probably do without sufficient energy?

Staying well-nourished is the secret to finishing all of your tasks within your set time duration. If you feel sick, the things you can supposedly do within an hour may eat up more hours which compromises the subsequent task.

10. Leave room for last-minute changes in your ‘to-do’ list
You are doing fine with your everyday routine and are already half-way through. Suddenly, your best friend or perhaps your boss calls you up to discuss urgent matters.

Organized people know that there might be surprises along the way so leave some room for last-minute changes. They are somehow flexible but can still stick to what is important.

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One-Pot Chicken Pilaf – Quick and Easy Recipe

Recipe for One-Pot Chicken Pilaf

 

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Ingredients for One-Pot Chicken Pilaf:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp curry paste
  • 85g rice
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 140g mixed vegetebles (your choice)

 

Method:
1 Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan, then fry the onion for 5–6 minutes until softened. Add the chicken pieces, fry for a further couple of minutes just to colour the outside, then stir in the curry paste and rice. Cook for another minute.
2 Pour in the chicken stock and throw in any larger bits of frozen veg. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, then cover the pan with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then stir in the remaining vegetables- Scatter over then cover, cook for 10 minutes more until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender. Give everything a good stir, season to taste.

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Cheesy Tuna Pesto Pasta – Quick and Easy Recipe

Superfast – ready in 15 minutes or less Quick weeknight meals no fuss – Speedy but special
in a flash Quick and easy.

Look no further than your store-cupboard for this filling, family-friendly dish.

 

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