I made a montage with pictures of my dog Colbie who tragically passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 after losing her battle with cancer and suffering a series of complications. She was only a few months shy of turning 15 years old.
Video and photos of Colbie Afshar. Piano/Vocals by Sarah Afshar. Written by Freddie Mercury/Farrokh Bulsara. Originally performed by Queen. Recorded with Sound Recorder.
You were one of the best dogs Colbie and I will never forget you in this lifetime.
Listening is one of the most important qualities any great boss should have. It is extremely important to have effective communication skills, especially in the workplace. Without communication in the workplace, there is no production, and without production, there is no success. I listen.
Below are some ways that I exemplify a great boss on a daily basis.
Macro-managing. Micromanaging embodies workplace bullying at its finest and is quite malicious. I am a great boss because I refuse to do it. In order to have an effective team, kicking someone when they are down is never the answer.
Empower and Empathize. I invest my time in empowering my team, not rejecting them. One of the most problematic issues that occur in workplaces today are that some leaders focus on being negative and critical. Since day one I believe the key to being a great leader is to have a strong decorum and ability to empathize with a worker.
Optimism. In order to be a great boss, one must be open-minded yet optimistic. Sure I possess self-awareness, as any effective leader should, but I am also relatively universal in terms of decision making and look at any situation fully rather than one dimensionally.
Encourage Strengths. It is important to recognize the strengths over the weaknesses. I believe in order to develop a successful team, you must recognize a worker's individual strength and morale.
Put out Fires Quickly. I believe in addressing problems instantaneously before they become a major issue. Without addressing the obvious problem before it turns into an even greater issue, you'll never find a real solution. It is important to extinguish the fire quick.
Love the Job. This is the key to being a great boss and leader. To possess the experience, education and skills to complete the job is one thing, but to actually love your job...well, that love triumphs everything. In order to be a great boss you have to love what you do or you're never going to be successful.
I am a great boss because I am not your friend. When it comes to establishing a strong work ethic with a team of hard workers, I never mix business with pleasure. When you are working, it should always be about business.
Coconut Water is a refreshing form of replinishment, as it is one of the best drinks in the world today. Recently, I had the chance to uncover 5 facts about this fantastic beverage that are so intriguing, I just had to share. 1. IS ONLY FOUND IN YOUNG COCONUTS. The water found in coconuts represents the endosperm of the actual coconut plant. According to hindu.com, the fluid develops as the embryo matures. So, if you are thinking about purchasing one of those coconuts you see at the local market with the brittle brown fibers on it just for the water inside, you may want to think twice about doing so. 2. WAS USED AS A BLOOD PLASMA SUBSTITUTE. It's a well known fact that this fabulously refreshing beverage was used as a substitute for blood plasma in the Pacific islands during World War II. Although it is naturally sterile, coconut water contains high levels of Potassium which serves to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance. 3. CONTAINS CYTOKININS. Although it is evident that coconut water is relatively low in carbohydrates, calories, and sodium this fantastic water alternative possesses Cytokinins which work to slow down the aging process in both plants and in human beings. 4. IS NUTRITIOUS. Studies show that aside from possessing such high levels of Potassium, coconut water contains moderate amounts of Calcium, as well as, Magnesium which are both essentially beneficial to human health. 5. HAS NO FAT. Whether you are looking to diet or cut calories naturally, rest assure coconut water is the perfect alternative to water, as it has virtually no fat. And because it is naturally sterile, you can replace your regular drinking water with it.
Every time I go to the grocery store, I always head to the produce section to grab one of my favorite fruits in the entire world, the kiwifruit. Often referred to as kiwis, this incredible edible has so many hidden secrets and recently, I had the opportunity to find 10 of them. Here are 10 things I recently discovered about kiwifruits... 1. Prevents Heart Attacks. Kiwifruit consumption has extensive benefits in preventing heart attacks. According to Dr. Asim K. Duttaroy and Dr. Aug Jorgensen who conducted a study in 2004, if you injest 2-3 kiwis a day for about a month, you will notice reduced TG levels and platelet adhesions. 2. Nature's Aspirin Alternative. As the 2004 study was conducted by Dr. Duttaroy and Dr. Jorgensen, it was confirmed that kiwifruit works as a natural alternative to aspirin which signficantly reduces blood clots and heart attack risks. 3. Fights DNA Damage. Kiwis are loaded with Vitamin C which not only fights against all forms of DNA damage such as stress, aging, etc. but studies have proved that they work to boost your immune system, as well. 4. Amazing Source Of Antioxidants. According to kiwifruit.org, kiwis exemplify one of nature's perfect foods. They provide an amazing source of antioxidants which work to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. 5. Perfect For Dieting. Because kiwifruit possesses no fat and is modestly low in carbohydrates, this fabulous edible is a stimulating essential for anyone dieting. In fact, according to the Glycemic Index, kiwis are in the average range. 6. Healthier Than Bananas. With over 310 mg of Potassium and no fat, eating a kiwi is a lot like eating a banana minus the calories. This is incredibly ideal with electrolyte balance and health. 7. Very Nutritious. When consumed raw, a large kiwifruit contains 3.9 grams of dietary fibers, 1.2 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of fat, making it essentially one of the best foods you can injest. 8. Not Always Fuzzy. Not every kiwifruit is fuzzy. In fact, there are 7 other variaties of the fruit which include Golden, Baby, Red, Purple, Arctic, Silver Vine, and Chinese Egg Gooseberry. 9. Allergic to Latex, allergic to kiwifruit. If you are allergic to latex and bananas or you are allergic to pineapples and papayas, more than likely you are allergic to kiwis. Although kiwifruit is considered a protein fluidifying enzyme, studies have shown this edible berry to be an allergen. 10. Over 1 Million Produced. There is over 1 million kiwis produced every year. According to the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, roughly 2 million kiwifruits have been produced worldwide. In fact, almost 500,000 kiwis have been produced in Italy alone.
As a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I am always searching for new recipes. Sometimes the things that I want to enjoy most, well, I can't ever find an alternative to them.
Recently, when experimenting in the kitchen I discovered how to make one of my favorite dishes with a delicious vegetarian spin on "Vegetarian Beef Tartare".
Tartare is one of the easiest foods on the planet to prepare, however; it is also one of the easiest foods to mess up too. It's all about incorporating the right flavors, which will bring the food to life.
Gardein's Homestyle Beefless Tips (about 1/4 to 1/2 of the bag) 1 Tablespoon of Brown Mustard
1 Tablespoon of Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon of Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Ground Tumeric
1 Tablespoon of Ground Curry
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Anise
1-2 Egg Yolks
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
Garnish with Sriracha Sauce
First and foremost, you want to thaw your beefless tips. They should appear raw, but not chilled or warmer than room temperature. You want to add them to a small bowl.
As you continue, you want to take your spices and add them into the small bowl. This would include: brown mustard, kosher salt, ground black pepper, ground tumeric, ground curry, and ground anise. Mix generously and sit aside.
Once you have accomplished this, you want to begin separating your eggs because you want to add the egg yolk to the top of your dish. What is tartare without the egg yolk? If you are vegan, the perfect alternative would be lightly blended tofu.
Begin plating your beefless tips. You can add anything to the plate. For this recipe, I just used a piece of garden lettuce. Once everything is added to the plate, you want to add your coconut oil followed by your egg yolk.
As you continue, you want to garnish the plate with Sriracha Sauce. And you are done! You have just made Vegetarian Beef Tartare.
One of the perks about being a vegetarian is discovering new alternatives. As the world has it's problems and solutions that follow, there are always alternatives for everything including some of the best foods in the world today. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen cooking because it is something I not only enjoy, but love and recently, I discovered a recipe just by collaborating fabulous flavors to form one delicious vegetarian entree - "Vegetarian Coconut Chicken". It turned out delicious, which is why I feel compelled to share it with you today. So, how did I make it exactly?
Gardein's Chick'n Scallopini (I used two chickens for this recipe) 1 Cup of Diced Leeks 1 Cup of Diced Pineapple 1 Cup of Coconut Milk 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil 2 Teaspoons of Kosher Salt 2 Teaspoons of Ground Pepper 2 Teaspoons of Honey First and foremost, you want to start preparing your vegetarian chicken. Your chicken should be thawed completely and never too cold, as your chicken should never be warmer than room temperature. In a small bowl, you want to add your vegetarian chicken followed by 1/4 cup of coconut milk, 1/4 cup of Leeks, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. As you allow your chicken to marinate, you want to chop your pineapple. For this particular recipe, I went with the "fry in coconut oil" approach simply because I love the way Gardein's Chick'n Scallopini tastes when it is fried. You want to add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to your pan before you begin cooking your vegetarian chicken on medium heat. Take the small bowl and add that mixture to the pan. Continue cooking on medium heat. Add 3/4 cup of Leeks, 1 cup of Pineapple, 3/4 cup of Coconut Milk, 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon of Salt, 1 teaspoon of Pepper, and 2 teaspoons of honey. Cook for about 20-25 minutes. And you're done. Congratulations! You can now serve and enjoy Vegetarian Coconut Chicken.
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A simple picture of me that I took my with my phone.
It has come to my attention that I am being slandered by a group of tirade, vituperative individuals who are angry at a mother who spoke the truth about her daughter, Morgan Ingram. I did an interview with Mrs. Ingram in December of last year with Yahoo! that exposed various distortions and obliquities in the actual investigation. And because I allowed this woman to use her voice, my name is being smeared all over the internet by the family and friends of the stalker/suspect. These self-loathing individuals are also attacking my family and friends too and spreading lies about them. It is very pathetic. One woman in particular. If you get any messages from these people, just report and block them. also have one thing to say...
...I am NOT Toni Ingram, I am NOT being paid by Toni Ingram, I am NOT soliciting men to/for sex, I am NOT a webcam whore, I do NOT know a Michael Odegard, I have NEVER had a website or group called ExoticSarah1980 (I've used ExoticSarah years ago, but never ExoticSarah1980), I am NOT Muslim, I have NEVER done any kind of live webcam shows, I am NOT 23 years old (and I am actually 32, BTW), I am NOT using fake pictures (all of my pictures are real and they are recent), I am NOT a drug addict, I am NOT working in the adult industry, I am NOT a prostitute (nor have I ever been a prostitute), I am NOT posing as other people, My father is NOT a sex offender (the man they posting around the world wide web saying is my dad is NOT even my dad), I have NEVER lived in Oregon, I am NOT being paid by the Ingrams' attorney, I do NOT hunt animals (I am a vegetarian and have been for over half my life), I do NOT hate gay people (some of my best friends are gay), I am NOT on Welfare, I do NOT sell guns, I am NOT apart of any kind of Iranian terrorist organization, I am NOT apart of any cult, I do NOT cut myself, I am NOT a high school drop out (I have a bachelor's degree and going back to college for another degree), I am NOT racist, I am NOT trying to be famous nor am I seeking any kind of attention (and it is obvious that I am getting your attention, for you to create these lies about me), I am NOT preparing to have people kill the stalker/suspect (I honestly would NOT support that considering I think people should suffer for whatever crimes they commit and death is just an easy way out), I am NOT a marine (nor have I ever been one), I do NOT worship Satan, I am NOT Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's daughter (funniest lie yet), I have NO criminal record, I do NOT create nor detonate bombs (pathetic going to such extremes to lie), I do NOT hate Barack Obama, I am NOT a whore...
I am setting the record straight and responding to the lies, the lies created by a woman with an agenda. The truth is, these are just some of the many lies (yes, and these lies I am addressing are not even the half of them) that this 50 year old woman named Mayra Martinez from Eugene, Oregon (thank you to a wonderful reader for this information) is spreading around the internet about me simply because I published my interview with Toni Ingram about the death and murder of her daughter Morgan Ingram. She has numerous aliases (Marcie Wogan, MayraM, MayraMM, Pizzed Penguins, TruthForMorgan, Truth4Morgan, Raven Recovery, Carol4Clay, LostGardenGnome62, Stark69, TattooGilf, Lana Kane, etc.) and uses them to help contribute to the lies and slander, acting like she has a following which also contributes to the libel. She's also attacking others who simply believe Morgan Ingram was murdered, as well. I would take a lie detector test, as well as, swear under oath that everything this woman has said about me is not true.
A bunch of my readers (both open and incognito readers) have informed me that she and her group of friends are spreading around these lies and more. So, why is she doing this exactly? I will tell you...it is very obvious that I am hitting a little too close to home. In fact, I am almost certain that I have rattled her cage to the level of her self destructing and taking out her ego driven angst on me. She has warned me that if I went through with publishing the interview, she would do whatever she could to discredit me. Luckily I have the posts saved in a "spam" folder, in my defense. It is very evident to anyone looking at her filth, it is nothing more than abrasive belittling and bullying with banal ad hominem, ad nauseum. The filth she continues to spread and pass as fact (which is in fact fiction) about me is nothing more than a representation of her weak decorum, individual self-loathe, and an actual agenda she has with me for publishing the interview.
If you want to separate fact from fiction, I have posted nothing, but commentary supported by facts. My interview with Mrs. Ingram does not violate any laws. In fact, Mrs. Ingram is allowed to exercise her rights, including Freedom of Speech. The interview does not violate any of the amendments (including Freedom of Press) because I have not mentioned the suspect's name in it. My interview exposes a lot of discrepancies in the actual investigation, as well as, in the Glenwood Springs sheriff system and pathologist reports, and this woman has a problem with anyone who questions the trials and tribulations of the investigation and/or wants to have the case of Morgan Ingram re-opened, as well as, investigated. The case was treated rather unorthodoxy, as simple malum prohibitum when it should have been treated thoroughly, as malum en se. Although I am relatively outspoken, I am guilty of nothing, but allowing Mrs. Ingram of using her voice for the right reasons.
I think that Mayra likes that feeling of being liberated because she has convinced herself that her words and context are important and can control another person's psyche and/or bring them down to what she would assume would hurt them. I can see a vulnerable individual who is brainwashed to believe that words speak louder than actions to get upset over her antics, however; I am laughing because she's wasting her time by spreading lies about me. If she is so content with that alleged truth blog that she continues so spam all over the internet, why is she fixated with me and the interview? It's because she is clearly not confident in her own blog, as well as, opinion (and I am sure she questions it daily) and of course, she has no real goals and no actual accomplishments. After all, amazing minds talk about accomplishments, great minds talk about goals, and small minds talk about people. Perhaps she dropped her MENSA card on the short bus, as she continues to abuse her civil rights.
So keep playing the games, spreading lies, and cyberbullying me because what goes around, comes around, and springs into action. Those nasty remarks you make about me do NOT define me, however; it is very clear that they do define you. No matter how much time and effort you put into trying to knock me down, spreading lie after lie, trying to convince yourself of pride you don't exemplify, and pointing at yourself while looking in the mirror saying "you, you, you"...I remain standing and guess what? No matter what your friends tell you, no matter what they say, the good is not in your favor by the vast majority of status quo society.
And it's for that reason that I have to plead the 5th and maintain my silence regarding your personal flaws, foibles, and the whole cornucopia of your own shortcomings that currently define you. When nothing speaks of someone, that someone eventually turns into nothing, but only if they allow nothing to define them. I define myself and although nothing has attempted to define me, it makes her nothing more than nothing and that my friends, is the worst place to be. The moment you mentioned my name, as the moment you mention my name proves that I am already winning. Read the interview everyone is talking about. Simply click here right now.
My oldest dog Colbie was hit by a car when she was a puppy and as a result, she developed reoccurring seizures. Many vets recommended that she should be put down. At the time, I was still in high school so of course I was heartbroken.
She lived a long life filled with a family of other animals (two dogs named Pepper and Zoey, a cat named Murphy, and a tarantula named Elvis). When she first came into my life, she managed to help raise Simba, a beautiful half golden Bengal cat who ran away when I went off to college, helped raise Fuzz, a beautiful tortoiseshell tabby who embraced life, and love Shadow, a fierce tuxedo cat with a bold heart who was neglected by his previous owner. She barked when Louie, a sick guinea was fighting to take his last breath.
Through every struggle, she was there. My grandmother passing away, etc. I remember when I was hit by a car back in 2010 and coming home to her, only for her to project her uplifting spirit onto me. No matter how bad of a day I would have, her tail would wiggle. She would attempt to jump up on me, making sure I would smile.
Last year, Colbie was diagnosed with cancer. Most vets said she would never live through surgery and they recommended euthanizing her. Then, one special vet noticed that she had years left in her and prepared for surgery the day after examination.
The vet removed 3 cancer masses on October 2012. Despite the adversity she had endured throughout her life, my dog truly epitomizes a fighter. She didn't allow these tribulations to impact her life and she always managed to make others lives better.
After the cancer was removed, she felt at peace, but there was a slight chance the cancer would return. About two days ago, she started panting late at night. She was shaking. There is no 9-1-1 (really wish there would be), but there are emergency vets on call. She was rushed to the vet where she would stay for the next few day(s). The next day she was hooked up to IVs in an effort to save her life.
This morning Colbie Afshar passed away in her sleep. She was 14 years old. (Only a few months shy of 15 years old.)
Colbie Afshar July 12, 1998-March 26, 2013. You were an amazing dog and I will never forget you. Rest In Peace little angel.
Norooz, the Persian New Year is celebrated by millions of Iranians around the world. Not only does Norooz mark the first day of Spring, it also marks the beginning of the Iranian calendar. This year Norooz begins on Wednesday, March 20th, however; there are festivities around the world that start before, as well as, after. Sale no mobarak! Los Angeles is nicknamed Tehrangeles, as it is home to almost one million Iranian residents which all celebrate the Persian new year. Every year items are placed on a table to symbolize things (a mirror represents sky, as a candle represents fire, a goldfish represents animals, as painted eggs represent humans, etc.) that we are truly grateful for. Although many Iranians love to celebrate with their families, there are also many who love to attend events for the New Year. For instance; on March 15th, The Midnight Mission will be hosting it's 2nd annual Norooz Festival. Located on 601 S. San Pedro St, this event starts at 3 pm until 6 pm which consists of a street fair. For more information, please call (213) 624-9258.
Vaghte asr on March 16th , you can attend the Norooz festival at the Arena for just $10 per ticket. Located on 6655 Santa Monica Blvd, the festival this year is 5 hours long and includes a lot of non stop entertainment such as music by the Black Cats, Traditional Persian Dances, Face & Egg Painting, Norooz sing-a-long with kids, the Djanbazian Dance Academy, Kiddie Karoo Musical Puppet Show, and much more. Chaaykhaaneh wine, champagne, and beer tasting is also an event you do not want to miss. Make sure you bring your ID at the door. For more information, please call (310) 383-2110 or (818) 288-4050. Oghateh khoobi dashteh bashi azizam. On March 17th, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is holding it's 5th annual Norooz celebration. Located on 5905 Wilshire Blvd, the action starts at 11:30 am and goes on until 7 pm. This Norooz celebration is sponored by Art of the Middle East and the Farhang Foundation. Although the event is free, general admission to the Bing theater is $15. For more information, please call (323) 857-6000. The children are our present as the children are our future. On March 17th, from 11 am until 6 pm the Child Foundation is hosting it's 12th annual Norooz celebration. Held at the Hilton Irvine at the OC airport on 18800 MacArthur Blvd, you will not want to miss out. With everything from face painting and delicious Persian food to Haji Firooz and Haft seen, you are going to want to attend. Plus, the admission is free. For more information, please call (949) 754-0611 or (310) 453-0809. Vaghte asr on March 19th, the official 4Shanbeh Soori After Party will be held at Landmark in Corona Del Mar. Starting at 9 pm until 2 am, this special Norooz event is organized by Pure Production. Meet new friends or bring new ones to enjoy the experience. Must be 21+. For more information, please call (949) 675-5556. Norooz is such an exciting time for Iranians around the world. On March 20th, Serra's Dine and Dance is hosting a night to remember. Starting at 9 pm, not only will enjoy amazing music, but great drinks and Persian food specials. Located in the heart of Studio City on 12449 Ventura Blvd, if you are looking for a night to remember this is the one. Must be 21+. For more information, please call (818) 760-1002. Man in ghaza ro doust daram. On March 21st, you can celebrate Norooz at the Le Foyer Ballroom & Lounge. Located on 6730 Laurel Canyon Blvd, not only will this event offer a full 4 course meal, but also offer 20 different appetizers, fresh fruit, and a dessert station. An array of beverages which include soft drinks, coffee, and Persian tea is also available. Ghazato bokhor! Tickets are just $70 per person/$25 per child. For more information, please call (818) 634-8873. Triple D is always a great time. You know dining, dancing, and drinking. On March 21st, Shabeh Jomeh is holding an amazing Norooz event which consists of dancing, dining, and drinking. The fun will be held at STIR Restaurant & Lounge located on 13359 Ventura Blvd in Studio City where it will begin at 9 pm and there is no cover (which is $10) until 10:30. Must be 21+. For more information, please call (818) 986-2000. Vaghte asr on March 21st, the Iranian American Lawyers Association is holding it's annual Norooz mixer at the Cucina Bene, which is located on 4511 Sepulveda Blvd. The cost is $50 per person which also includes dinner. Sponored by the Iranian Hotline. Must be 21+. For more information, please call (310) 266-5354. Ba man bia. On March 21st, the Iranian Psychological Association of America is inviting you to their annual IPAA Norooz Gala. Starting at 7 pm on 11301 Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles, you will get to indulge in the finest hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and dessert. This is a classy event and costs $95 per seat or $900 for a table of 10. Must be 21+. For more information, please call (310) 499-5622. Norooz should always be fun. On March 23rd, LURE Nighclub is holding it's annual Norooz celebration. The fun starts at 10 pm and goes until 3 am. LA and OC's hottest DJs will be spinning all night. Located on 1439 Ivar Ave in the heart of Tehrangeles, you will not want to miss this party. Limited bottle specials and VIPs available. Must be 21+. For more information, please call (323) 463-0004. Embracing the Persian culture is one thing, but learning about refined history is another. On March 25th, the California State University in Long Beach is hosting a free screening of "Iran, the Forgotten Glory" which is organized by the MAKAN Foundation. This is a documentary film by an Iranian director and writer. It starts at 6 pm. For more information, please call (562) 985-4111. On March 26th, the Irvine City Hall invites you to a beautiful Norooz reception. Located at the Civic Center Plaza, the Eid dee dani starts at 4 pm and lasts until 5 pm which includes various refreshments such as pastries, tea, and fruit. After 5 pm the city council will hold a meeting followed by a reading of the proclamation. For more information, please call (949) 724-6000. Always for a great new year and always for an even greater cause. On March 29th, the IMA foundation is hosting it's Norooz celebration at 3376 Motor Ave in the heart of Los Angeles. Dinner and entertainment is held by POUYA. For more information, please call (310) 202-8181. The traditional dinner consists of Sabzi Polo, Reshteh Polo, Dolme Barg, and Kookoo Sabzi along with doogh and/or Persian tea. Although it is a wonderful experience enjoying authentic Persian cuisine in a home with family, there are several amazing Persian eateries in Los Angeles have their doors open for this particular event. Some of these restaurants include: Shaherzad, Darya, Aram, Reyhan, Baran, Raffi's, Persepolis, Shamshiri, Farid, Pasha's, Javan, Kolah Farangi, Sultani, Le Maison de Creme, Shiraz, Dlish, Peris, Heidar Baba, Arthur's Garden, Flame Persian, Cafe Glace, Dowtown Kabob, Ruby Room, Kings Kabab, Sangak, Nersess, Massis Kabob, Royal Vanak, Jino's Pars, Kabab & More, Shah-Abbas, California Kabob Kitchen, Shirazi, and more. In besiar khoshmazeh ast! Omidvaram rooze khoobi dashte bashid. Omidvaram oghate khoobi ro separi konid. Khosh begzare! Eide shoma mobarak! Nowruz, Nouruz, Norouz, Norooz, Narooz, Nawru, Nauruz, Nawroz, Noruz, Nohrooz, Novruz, Nauroz, Navroz, Nowroz, Naw-Rúz, Nowroj, Navroj, Nevruz, , نوروز, نوروز
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Words hold power, but they don't hold enough power without action. When you compliment other people, you are delivering more than just words to them. So, how can complimenting other people make your own life easier?
Peer pressure, nature's way of trying to make you give in and human's way of trying to make you fit in. So, how do you dodge peer pressure? Continue reading as I explain how. Believe it or not, it is easier than you realize.
Winning an argument is a lot harder than you realize. An argument has several sides that are connected to one valid point. But, how easy is it to make your point? So, how do you win people over in an argument?
Jennifer Medlyn Shaffer is a clairvoyant medium, medical intuitive, psychic investigator, profiler, and author. She is also a wife and a mother. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Shaffer on the telephone about life, liberty, and love.
As a vegetarian for many years, I have discovered some of the best meat-free alternatives around. With amazing brands such as Tofurky, Lightlife, and Yves becoming a vegetarian is not only easy, but healthy too.
Not only do meat-free alternatives provide you with fewer calories than what you would find in real meat, but you are also delivered incredible nutrients too. Plus, it is ethical and you don't have to worry about where your meat came from or how the animal was treated before it made its way to your dining room table.
As a Persian woman, I am always finding myself in the kitchen cooking an array of cuisine especially Persian cuisine. There are so many amazing dishes, however; a lot of these dishes call for meat and/or fish.
As a lacto ovo vegetarian, I am always looking for ways to execute various ingredients into the cuisine without ruining the actual dish. Luckily, it is possible to enjoy your favorite Persian dish using various meat alternatives. Today, I am going to demonstrate one of favorite Persian dishes with a vegetarian spin on it.
One of my favorite Persian dishes is definitely Khoresht Bodemjoon, which is an eggplant and lamb stew that melts in your mouth. I said to myself "Although I know how to cook this using the traditional ingredients, is it possible to incorporate this dish into vegetarian cuisine" and guess what? It is very possible.
Ghormeh Sabzi is one of the most popular Persian dishes in all of Persian
cuisine. Today I am going to demonstrate how it is possible to turn this very
favorable dish into something even more amazing, executing vegetarian
alternatives and balancing various flavors that are truly paradise on the
palette. Let's get started!
Epitomizing creativity, I tend to moderate my inner nerd relatively often.
Although I am somewhat like a rubik's cube as I am colorful, confusing, and addicting, I am a woman with a voice, a vision, and most importantly a message.
Either you like me or you don't, I just hope you dislike me for me and not for who I am not.