How to Practice Yoga at Home

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It’s natural to assume that you need a private space and that everything needs to be perfectly zen and set up ready to go in order for you to start doing yoga at home, so we’re going to show you some ways to get started even if things don’t seem perfect right now.

Let’s start by saying that whilst we LOVE crushing on uncluttered spaces that are clean & minimal. Sometimes you might have to start by embracing the messy realities & stickiness of busy family life or a deadline-driven career where you can still give yourself permission to prioritize your home yoga practice over the pile of unfolded washing.

If you’ve got kids, are renovating, just moved, or live in a shared space it might not be practical to have a perfect ‘yoga room’ set up all the time and we want to bust the myth that it should stop you. In fact, our own yoga practice space is not as some would expect – a separate room away from the house – but rather space is smack bang in the middle of the lounge room.

Where to practice?

Well – firstly you need to find somewhere in your house that you have space and inspiration to practice. In some cases, you’ll have the spare room that isn’t used so much (maybe it’s the guest room, the unfolded washing room, office or similar). Lucky you – even if you use your spare room for something else – it’ll make a great start.

But perhaps you live in a house without a spare room (like us), so in this case, you’ll need to have a wander around the home and think about where the best place to practice will be.

For example, in the middle of the kid’s room is unlikely to cut it (sun salutation doesn’t mix well with stray pieces of lego) so opt for a corner of your bedroom, the office (face away from your desk and distractions) or somewhere in your house where you have decent natural light.

If you live near mountains, trees, the ocean or can pair it with a tranquil garden view then do that.

In warmer climates – look for somewhere that isn’t too windy or directly in the sun – for us that means we sometimes practice outside on our deck in the warmer months.

Make it work for you & have everything handy.

Once you’ve chosen a space in your house where you have the room to practice – consider the following:

1. Where can I store my mat and props so they are ready to go?

Our strategy for keeping everything accessible has been to keep all our stuff in a nice basket at the end of our lounge. It’s a 1 minute set up to clear the floor if there are any toys lying around, roll our mat out and grab our props. The basket ties in with our decor – so instead of having to hide our equipment – it makes up part of the room without being overwhelming. Avoid storing your mat somewhere where it’s a hassle to get to it – otherwise, you’ll end up creating another barrier to practice.

2. What changes do I need to make to space in order to be able to practice here?

Consider if you need to de-clutter your room, change the furniture around or make changes to create more natural light or comfortable temperature (do you need heating, cooling etc).

3. What times will work for me and my family to be able to practice here.

Practice times for us usually span the morning or evening or times when our kids are at school. If the kids are around – we usually switch to our bedroom downstairs where we can close the door and let the kids go for it upstairs.

What you need…

Grippy Mat

The only thing you really need for a home practice is a good mat. Personally, I find that getting on my mat – is like a little signal to my brain – that it’s time to practice.
How to practice yoga at home
We like Mukti Mats as they are all natural and biodegradable, plus quite grippy.

Other stuff that’s cool for your home yoga practice kit.

Block

If I were to choose 1 prop it would be 2 yoga blocks. Blocks give us options to raise the hips in seated positions, give stability when in poses where we otherwise have trouble reaching the earth and also make great props to help open the chest.

Strap

These are great for those with tight hamstrings. More experienced students will probably find great benefit from using a strap in binding poses where it’s otherwise difficult to reach and arm balances for extra support.

Bolster

Bolsters are great for relaxation and yin style practices. They are especially useful for students with really tight hips to get a bit more height. An alternative is a rolled up blanket.

Foam Roller

We use a foam roller every now to release the quads, thighs, and back.

Pressure Point Ball – Like a foam roller, pressure point balls are a great way to release tension – especially in areas of the body that are hard to release (like between the shoulder blades – the deep glutes and lower back).

 

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Weight Loss plan for Women

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Health Total realises that the female body is predisposed to store higher fat content due to fluctuating Oestrogen levels right through her life cycle from menarch to menopause. Slower metabolic rate is another major characteristic of a female body in addition to low tolerance for exercise.

Weight Loss plan for Women

Therefore, Health Total creates a weight loss plan for women based on factors such as hormonal changes, metabolic rate, and other key metrics to give optimal results.

Health Total’s weight loss plan for women ensures reduction in waist to hip ratio, glowing skin, reduction in body fat percentage. So, you lose weight, but not your charm!!

FOOD PLAN:

Health Total approach for weight loss for women includes suggesting a customised food plan with increased consumption of dietary fiber, Complex carbohydrate, moderate protein & Low fat diet plan.  Along with the including functional foods & rich foods in vitamins & minerals to make your body healthy & disease free state.

 HERBAL THERAPY:

We use various Ayurvedic herbs to detoxify your body to make it nutrient receptive. Some of the herbs we use for men include Triphala, Amla, Ashoka, and Manjishtha. These herbs help balance the doshas. They also help correct the hormonal imbalance. These herbs help in blood purification leading to glowing skin. They also facilitate the process of fat burning or fat metabolism.

 EXERCISE:

We suggest a mild exercise plan, which includes 30-40 minutes of cardiovascular or toning exercise (such as yoga & stretching -4 times a week). This will help you to increase the metabolism & increases the heart rate.
Mild physical activity can help to reduce your visceral fat, which is dangerous type of fat leading to all the metabolic disorder.

Mild exercise such as 30-40 minutes’ walk while being on our weight loss management plan can give you amazing results in terms of losing weight while helping you lower your body fat% & visceral fat along with reduction in term of Waist:Hip ratio.

How to lose weight Fast

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First off you should understand this — no single weight loss plan can cater to everyone’s needs. The relatively new field of research called, “nutrigenomics” the study of how our genes interact with our nutrition shows that it’s impossible because individuals process and assimilate nutrients differently based on their own unique biochemical identity.

Which is why the following principles will educate, empower and allow for self-experimentation, not dictate a diet that might not work for you. Don’t start building the new you without them.

Three diet principles to remember | How to lose weight Fast

  1. Don’t count calories, count nutrients
  2. Love protein
  3. Only eat carbohydrates after training not before

Don’t count calories, count nutrients

we have emerge as enthusiastic about calories. Our basic expertise is if we eat too many of them we advantage weight and if we devour fewer of them, we become skinny. In fact, the university of Colorado has proven that body weight can’t alternate if, over a special time, strength intake and electricity expenditure are identical, which reiterates the antique “power in” and “power out” approach to weight-reduction plan.

however the human body is not a great thermic equation.

lots of variables can render calorie-counting unsuitable. for instance, in accordance to research posted in the American journal of clinical nutrients, even your cooking approach will have a huge effect on the meals you consume.

basically we are not calorie-counting machines. we are complex “chemical factories”. Following from this, scientists at state college of new York Downstate scientific Centre say: “Attacking the obesity epidemic will contain giving up many vintage ideas which have now not been effective, ‘A calorie is a calorie’ might be an awesome area to begin.”

because of this be calorie aware, but don’t count them. Cue our subsequent principle.

Love fat and protein

high-protein diets are fashionable proper now. That’s due to the fact, when used efficiently, they work. Now, don’t run for the hills while you see a carbohydrate, however do recognize how eggs, fish and protein powders can assist construct muscle, assist the immune machine and useful resource fat loss.

firstly, the sports activities nutrition bible, The complete manual to sports nutrition says that the worldwide Olympic Committee Consensus on sports nutrients recommends strength and speed athletes devour 1.7g of protein in step with kg of bodyweight.

that is taken into consideration the most useful amount to help the muscle tissues repair and regrow. but scientists from the branch of vitamins at Arizona kingdom college located every other advantage to protein —  a big a part of the energy ingested via protein are misplaced as warmth when it’s metabolised by means of the body. This is thru some thing referred to as the “thermic effect of feeding”. positioned actually, protein burns energy simply through digestion.

What this indicates is that in case you get the proper amount to your weight loss program — the worldwide Olympic Committee Consensus on sports nutrition pointers seem an amazing region to begin — you could obtain the holy grail of health. multiplied muscle groups while you drop body fat.

simplest devour carbohydrates after schooling

schooling for sports overall performance and education to look appropriate are  very different things. as soon as you realize the difference you can pick out to enhance your bench press or your six-percent. let’s take carbohydrates for example.

in case you need to run 30km quicker then get plenty of carbohydrates. that is based totally at the studies from Loughborough university where scientists took seven experienced patience runners and had them whole a 30km street race. the primary time they finished the trial athletes had been given a 250ml sports drink (5 per cent carbohydrates).

the second time they finished the trial they had been given tap water. performance decreased through up to 10 in keeping with cent in a few athletes, which cause the realization, “This have a look at indicates that overall performance time for a 30km street race is improved after eating a five in keeping with cent carbohydrate answer.”

however in case your goal is to burn greater fats, forgo the pre-work-out carbs. Scientists from the school of sport and workout Sciences at the University of Birmingham believe schooling on an empty belly in a fasted country  is the smarter way to lose fat.

Research posted inside the American magazine of physiology discovered individuals who trained without carbohydrates were better prepared hormonally to burn fat. All due to the fact their our bodies produce less of the hormone insulin, which scientists claim, “small elevations in plasma insulin earlier than exercising [a result of eating carbohydrates pre-work-out] suppressed lipolysis (fats burning) throughout workout”.

exactly why you need to consume your carbohydrates after training. research from the magazine of implemented body structure indicates that they’ll be used to make sure powerful muscle restore, recuperation and regrowth. however similarly research from the department of drugs at Washington college faculty of medicine indicates they’ll be far higher absorbed, too.

this is all due to the fact a health club consultation has been proven to increase the efficiency of a protein called GLUT4, which facilitates the transport and absorption of glucose into the body. So while it’s working more successfully it manner that the carbohydrates you consume reach the muscle mass extra without problems and quicker. It gained’t enhance your sprint velocity, however you’ll say goodbye to man boobs come seashore season.

What number of carbohydrates have to you consume to spark off weight loss?

searching at the dietary bible, Nutrient Timing: The destiny of sports nutrition, a 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein is taken into consideration best.

therefore, based totally on the previous advice from the worldwide Olympic Committee Consensus on sports nutrients to eat 1.7g of protein in step with kg of bodyweight. if you’re an 80kg male you need 136g of protein consistent with day. Divide this between five meals throughout the day way you want 27.2g of protein kind of each two to 3 hours.

How I Lost 42lbs of Weight in 4 Months

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At some point you start to realize something: your belly’s bigger and the thunder thighs are back.

You’ve let yourself go. Daily trips to the donut shop and poor food choice run rampant in your life. You got fat.

How I Lost 42lbs of Weight in 4 Months

I fell into that trap too, but I also found a way out. I lost 42lbs in 4 months and what I realized was crazy: losing weight is easy, starting is the hardest part.

My Background

I graduated college in mid 2013. During my last semester of classes I became lazy with my food choices. I dedicated the majority of my time to my thesis project and had no time to think about healthy food choices. I choose the quickest and most convenient food around: fast food. Top that with sodas and energy drinks and you get obesity in just 4 months! By the time I graduated, I was a 242lb fat slob.

I spent the majority of the year being depressed with my life choices and my degree in useless. It’s a graphic design degree if you’re wondering; no one takes it seriously. To quote Fat Bastard from Austin Powers, “I eat because I’m unhappy, and I’m unhappy because I eat.”

I Lost 12lbs in 1 Month

stupid ass looking pigI carried on being fat and depressed until late in the year. One day I decided I had to do something. I didn’t wait for the New Year to start my resolution; no one ever follows it through anyway. I started on a random day at a random time about a month before the year ended.

By the end of December, I had stopped drinking soda and juice completely. A small step, but worth it. I also started cutting down on the amount of snacks I ate daily (chips, chocolates, candy). Lastly, discovered the ketogenic diet and started experimenting with it. In a nutshell, you stop eating carbohydrates (like bread and pasta) and load up on a ton of meat, like bacon. I lost 10 pounds in the first week. I later found it was mostly water weight, but when you’re obese and you drop 10lbs, you feel incredible.

Then I Lost 28lbs in 3 Months

I kicked off 2014 by buying Tim Feriss’s book, The 4-Hour Body. It’s not a book you read from cover to cover. You pick a chapter for your needs, read it, then do it.

Mine was Chapter 1, weight loss. The general basis was simple: you eat a strict diet for 6 days of the week, and then on day 7 you pig out with garbage. 6 days of torture, 1 day of salvation. It’s an up and down process, but in the end you lose more than you gain back on your junk food day. It was a win/win diet.

I started the diet and logged everything I ate on MyFitnessPal. It’s a web/mobile application that keeps track of what you eat each day in relation to your weight loss goals. MyFitnessPal was vital to my weight loss success. You’ll be surprised how many calories all your “just a little bit” daily snacks have once you start using it. I was over eating on snacks alone. If you’re not using this app, get it right now.

shitty ice cream barWhen I first started the 4 Hour Body diet, I loved day 7. It’s whole day of eating junk food without worrying about it disrupting your weight loss goals. Sounds counterproductive, but it’s not.

However, by the end of the first month, you’ll hate day 7. You’ll get used to eating clean, and adding junk food kills that feeling. Ever eat 4,000 calories of junk food in a day? No? Well you feel terrible the next day. It’s like a hangover for food. Sometimes I felt like I was dying. You learn to hate junk food fast.

It also helped me see junk food in a new light: the more you eat, the more you feel terrible later. Sure it tastes great and it makes you feel good on a daily basis. But keep that up, and a few years down the line you discover you’re a 300lb fat slob, your life’s a mess, and you want to kill yourself. Don’t kill yourself; stop eating garbage today.

I lost 28lbs in 3 months following the diet and modifying it around a bit.

That’s almost 10lbs a month. Not bad, not bad at all. In total (counting last December’s progress), I lost 42 lbs in 4 months.

(You can also see I lost around another 10lbs from the start of June to mid-July. This was done experimenting with the ketogenic diet again and starting a running regimen described below.)

Here are some of the perks I gained from losing weight:

  • Smaller man boobs
  • A ton of confidence
  • Depression levels drastically declined
  • Not having to worry about getting diabetes
  • “Woah, weren’t you fat?” type compliments
  • Ability to walk 10 blocks without losing breath
  • Ability to not care about people judging my body
  • The downside of losing weight is that you’re stuck with a ton of fat people clothes and you have to buy new fitting clothes. But the positives greatly outweigh the negatives.


Thinner But Useless

i like birds, fuck youI did zero exercise and lost 42 pounds on diet alone, but I was still out of shape. The first part’s pretty amazing in itself, but in the long run it’s pretty lazy and stupid in terms of fitness. That doesn’t mean don’t lose weight on diet alone; go for it, especially if you’re obese and prone to death by being fat. Lose the weight, worry about getting in shape later.

That’s what I did. That’s what I’m still doing.

A few months passed after I stopped my diet in April. It’s now summer and in came Couch to 5K (C25K).

C25K is a beginner running program that turns coach potatoes like me into marathon runners in only 9 weeks. Amazing, right?

My C25K Journey

I did C25K for about 7 weeks before I quit. No, I didn’t become a marathon runner, but I strengthened my stamina like never before. Ever seen a fat guy walk up a flight up stairs and get tired? Now take that fat guy and make him jog for 20 minutes. It looks pathetic. That was me.

Week 1 was torture. I never ran (or jogged) in my life, how am I supposed to do it for 20 minutes? I was breathless after every 60 second jogging interval. There’s 8 of those a day within a 20 minute period, 3 days a week for the first week then it gets harder. I gasped for air out of my mouth while running: shallow breathing. It sucked, but that’s where I was with my fitness.

I’d like to take this time to thank my brother for doing C25K with me. My success with the program couldn’t have happened if he didn’t motivate me to get out of bed every morning and continue the routine. He’s in pretty good shape already, but some days got to him too. It’s intense and it helps having a training buddy.

No friends? I also kept Bruce Lee’s advice in mind during those moments where I felt like stopping during the longer sessions. Bruce’s running friend complains that if he continues, he’ll have a heart attack and die. Bruce’s response? “Then die.” After hearing that, his friend made it through on anger alone. Here’s Bruce’s reasoning behind it:

“You might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”

oh shit i’m running. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!Anyway, here’s everything I gained after about 7 weeks:

  • I gained more confidence
  • I lost 8 pounds
  • I can jog for 15 minutes straight
  • I don’t lose my breath instantly anymore
  • I learned to breathe better during cardio

A friend gifted it to me during my training weeks and it was fun tracking my steps taken and striving to hit more goals. You can check out our Fitbit comparison chart here if you’re interested.

That’s it. Only the running shoes are required, the rest is optional but helpful.

Closing Thoughts

The hardest part about losing weight is starting.

Once you start, little by little you’ll start getting better.

Here, do this exercise to help motivate yourself to start: take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror completely naked (because your clothes hide your fat and make you feel more comfortable about being fat), and ask yourself what are you missing out on by looking and feeling this way.

Write a list of every negative thought you feel about yourself on a piece of paper. Also write a list of all the things that would happen or that you’d be capable of doing if you were fitter. Now write down today’s date. Your new goal starting today is to have everything on that list crossed out in 6 months. Get to it.

The only thing that’s holding you back is yourself.

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Cooking the Perfect Pot of Rice Recipe

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Rice was one of those things that took me a while to really “nail.” I tried following recipes on the bags of rice themselves or following the advice of friends and family but I always seemed to end up with a huge pot of mess.


You Must rinse your rice properly before you put it over heat. I’ve tried rinsing mine in a strainer with running water, but I’ve found the most effective way is to measure the rice, put it into your cooking pan, then add about an inch of water over the top and use your fingers to swirl the water around. You’ll be able to see the starch coming off of the rice as the water turns murky.

Preparation

Makes 8 servings

1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 stick of butter

Rice – Use Boil-a-bag rice in 10 minutes

1. Boil 4 rice bags into the 5-quart pot with 6 cups of water.
2. Cover and cook 15minutes.
3. When rice is done.
4. Cut open pouches and put rice in the large bowl with butter, salt, and black pepper.
5. Stir to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.

Put rice on plates and serve.

Cooking Forked Roast Potatoes

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Cooking Forked Roast Potatoes
I am going to write about wonderful potato recipes, of which I have been trying a little at a time.  This one really caught my eye, mostly because I have been eyeing these baby potatoes in the market that I have been wanting to try for a while.  I actually cut the recipe in half and didn’t even use all the oil that was specific below, and my potatoes came out wonderfully.

Cooking Forked Roast Potatoes



Makes 8 servings
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 stick of butter

8 potatoes

1. Peel 8 potatoes and cut them into 4 pieces each.
2. Boil potatoes into a 5-quart pot with 6 cups of water.
3. Cover and cook 30 minutes.
4. When potatoes are tender add butter, salt, and black pepper.
5. Fork to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.


Put potatoes on plates and serve.

You might serve them with some sour cream and chive sauce on the side…just for dipping

7 Tips of Cooking Beef with Chunk, Gravy, Stew, Roast and Rives

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Follow these easy, step-by-step guide for making our Beef Tips with Chunk, Gravy, Stew, Roast and Rives Recipe in 7 different way.  A longtime Southern favorite, Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy is just comforted food at its best.
 
Its so versatile in that it tastes great when served over rice, over mashed potatoes or, even over noodles.  I really think you’ll love it once you try it and I’ll look forward to hearing from you after you do.
 
Tips of Cooking Beef with Chunk
 
1. Beef Chunks and Gravy over Potatoes


Makes 8 servings

3 lbs. – beef stew meat 
1 small onion sliced
1 small green bell pepper sliced 
1 small red bell pepper sliced 1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 beef stew seasoning packet with 
1 cup of water 
1 brown gravy packet with 
1 cup of water
8 potatoes – Forked potato recipe

1. Lightly brown  meat in  skillet  then  sprinkle  seasoning  salt  and  black  pepper  on meat first. Place browned meat in roast pan or 9×13 cake pan then pour 1 cup of beef stew seasoning mix and 1 cup of brown gravy mix over meat.
2. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.
3. Then  uncover  to  add  onions,  green  and  red  bell  peppers.  Cover  and  continue baking 15 minutes.
4. Stir gravy to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.
5. 30 minutes before meat is done. Cook potatoes

Put meat and potatoes on plates then pour gravy over potatoes and serve.

2. Beef Chunks and Gravy over Rice
 

Makes 8 servings

3 lbs. – beef stew meat 
1 small onion sliced
1 small green bell pepper sliced 
1 small red bell pepper sliced 
1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 beef stew seasoning packet with 1 cup of water 1 brown gravy packet with 1 cup of water

Rice – Rice recipe or Boil-a-bag rice in 10 minutes

1. Lightly  brown  meat  in  skillet  then  sprinkle  seasoning  salt  and  black  pepper  on meat first. Place browned meat in roast pan or 9×13 cake pan then pour 1 cup of beef stew seasoning mix and 1 cup of brown gravy mix over meat.
2. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.
3. Then  uncover  to  add  onions,  green  and  red  bell  peppers.  Cover  and  continue baking 15 minutes.
4. Stir gravy to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.
5. 10 minutes before meat is done. Cook rice

Put meat and rice on plates then pour gravy over rice and serve.

3. Beef Chunks in Beef Rice


Makes 8 servings

3 lbs. – beef stew meat
1 small onion sliced
1 small green bell pepper sliced 
1 small red bell pepper sliced 
1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 small boxes of Rice a Roni 
5 cups of water

1. Lightly  brown  meat  in  skillet  then  sprinkle  seasoning  salt  and  black  pepper  on meat  first,  also  add  onions,  green  and  red  bell  peppers.  Lightly  brown  rice  & vermicelli  with  butter  in  another  skillet.  Place  browned  meat,  beef  seasoning packets, rice and vermicelli in 5 quart pot with 5 cups of water then stir.
2. Cover and cook on low 30 minutes.
3. Stir to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.

Put beef rice in bowls and serve.

4. Beef Stew


Makes 8 servings

3 lbs. – beef stew meat
1 small onion sliced
1 small green bell pepper sliced
1 small red bell pepper sliced
1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 beef stew seasoning packet with 1 cup of water 3 cans mixed vegetables
1 small can of tomato paste and 1 8oz can of tomato sauce 2 cups of water

1. Lightly  brown  meat  in  skillet  then  sprinkle  seasoning  salt  and  black  pepper  on meat  first.  Place  browned  meat  in  5  quart  pot  then  pour  1  cup  of  beef  stew seasoning mix over meat. Add 3 cans of mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, tomato paste and 2 cups of water.
2. Cover and cook 15 minutes.
3. Then  uncover  to  add  onions,  green  and  red  bell  peppers.  Cover  and  continue cooking on low 15 minutes.
4. Stir to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.

Put beef stew in bowls and serve.

5. Beef Roast and Forked Potatoes


Makes 8 servings 3 lbs. – beef roast

1 small onion sliced
1 small green bell pepper sliced
1 small red bell pepper sliced
1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 beef stew seasoning packet with 1 cup of water 
1 brown gravy packet with 1 cup of water

8 potatoes – Forked potato recipe

1. Place roast in the roast pan or 9×13 cake pan then sprinkle seasoning salt and black pepper on  meat first,  also pour  1  cup of  beef stew  seasoning mix  and  1  cup of brown gravy mix over meat.
2. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake 1 hour
3. Then uncover  to add  onions,  green and  red bell peppers.  Cover  and continue baking 1 hour.
4. Stir gravy to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.
5. 30 minutes before meat is done. Cook potatoes.

Put meat and potatoes on plates then pour gravy over potatoes and serve.

6. Beef Ribs and Gravy over Rice


Makes 8 servings 1 slab of beef ribs

1 small onion sliced
1 small green bell pepper sliced
1 small red bell pepper sliced 
1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 beef stew seasoning packet with 1 cup of water 
1 brown gravy packet with 1 cup of water

Rice – Rice recipe or Boil-a-bag rice in 10 minutes

1. Cut slab in 1/3 then put in 5-quart pot and boil 30 minutes. Place slab of beef ribs in roastpan or  9×13  cake pan then sprinkle  seasoning salt  and black pepper  on meat first, also pour 1 cup of beef stew seasoning mix and 1 cup of brown gravy mix over meat.
2. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.
3. Then uncover  to add  onions,  green and  red bell  peppers.  Cover and continue baking 30 minutes.
4. Stir gravy to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.
5. 10 minutes before meat is done. Cook rice.

Put meat and rice on plates then pour gravy over rice and serve.

7. Beef Ribs and Gravy over Forked Potatoes


Makes 8 servings 1 slab of beef ribs

1 small onion sliced
1 small green bell pepper sliced 
1 small red bell pepper sliced 
1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 beef stew seasoning packet with 1 cup of water 
1 brown gravy packet with 1 cup of water

8 potatoes – Forked potato recipe

1. Cut slab in 1/3 then put in 5 quart pot and boil 30 minutes. Place slab of beef ribs in  roast  pan  or  9×13  cake  pan  then  sprinkle  seasoning  salt  and  black  pepper  on meat first, also pour 1 cup of beef stew seasoning mix and 1 cup of brown gravy mix over meat.
2. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.
3. Then  uncover  to  add  onions,  green  and  red  bell  peppers.  Cover  and  continue baking 30 minutes.
4. Stir gravy to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.
5. 30 minutes before meat is done. Cook potatoes.

Put meat and potatoes on plates then pour gravy over potatoes and serve.

The Best Fondue Recipe Cookbook Ebooks Download

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While hosts are rediscovering its value as a conversational icebreaker, fondue has evolved into more than just a party food. Serving food fondue style is a great way to liven up the weekday family meal. And nothing beats a chocolate fondue for two served over an open flame to enhance the romantic atmosphere for Valentine’s Day or a special anniversary.
Fondue is the perfect party food or casual company dinner, it provides an instant theme, the little prep needed is done well in advance, and it’s guaranteed to create a leisurely, cozy atmosphere. From Northern California’s wine and cheese country comes Cowgirl Creamery’s head cheesemonger Lenny Rice and culinary instructor Brigid Callinan with a collection of fifty fondue recipes combining the fun of the seventies craze with the complex tastes of European tradition all in one fondue pot. 
 
You’ll find recipes for tried-and-true classics made with traditional as well as artisanal cheeses, and chocolate and caramel desserts that will keep the tea lights burning long and bright. And should a melted pound of cheese or chocolate not be reason enough, you’ll also find deliciously creative accompaniment and beverage pairing suggestions sure to inspire a return to blessedly uncomplicated. Anyone who already loves fondue, or who wants to dust off the old fondue pot and put it to work, needs to find a copy of this little book. It will revolutionize your fondue aspirations.
 

Best Foods of Eastern European Most Eat

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Cevapcici

The rustic sausage-like meat, with an array of fixings.


Smart grillers the world over ought to consider adding cevapcici to their repertoire. Virtually ubiquitous in their native lands (and understandably so), the skinless homemade sausage-like treats are economical, quick-cooking, and delicious. Enhanced with garlic, black pepper, and hot, dried red chiles, they are most often grilled over charcoal but are sometimes seared on well-oiled iron griddles. 

To gentle their hefty flavor, thyme or rosemary may be added before the ground meat is formed into chubby sausage shapes and allowed to mellow for an hour or two prior to cooking. As the meat sizzles away, it acquires a lusty patina, juices mingling with spices for succulent results. Meats vary depending on country and cook. The Jewish-Romanian version called Karna TZ Lach will always be made of beef from the forequarters of the steer for reasons of kashruth. 

In Slovenia, it might be a combination of mutton and beef, while in Romania some suet is considered desirable for the moisture and flavor it adds to the mitten, made solely of beef. Lamb might be the meat of choice in Greece, and in Serbia, a hunter’s version uses venison and rabbit. Regardless of where the cevapcici is made, accompaniments tend to follow a pattern: crispy fried potatoes, sauerkraut, cooked red or green cabbage, the eggplant-sweet pepper spread ajvar, and a rainbow of pickled vegetables such as red peppers, green tomatoes, and small bronze cucumbers, all piled high on what’s traditionally a wooden plate. Not easy to navigate, but well worth the trouble.

Poppy Seeds

A cake with a secret jolt of calcium and magnesium.


It always seems a lucky break to find a mass of poppy seeds encrusted on a bagel, a bialy, a Jewish Sabbath challah, a cookie, or a braided yeasty coffee cake. The tiny, dark seeds of Papaver somniferum add a playful needles crunch and a pleasantly smoky, earthy, and mysteriously nutty flavor that enhances every food they grace. 

From the Sumerians to the Egyptians to the Greeks and Romans, the ancients knew the charms and the powers of these tiny seeds, relying on them as a cure for insomnia, pain, and assorted stomach troubles. Now, of course, we know why. Poppies and their seeds contain the opium that can be transformed into morphine and heroin. If opiates are desired, the seeds are harvested when they are green and their pods contain liquid; when kitchen-bound, they are harvested fully ripe, after the seed pods have dried. 

Even so, just a small sprinkling of these merry seeds on a bagel can result in a positive drug test, so be warned–if you expect to be tested, opt for a croissant. Poppy seeds grow in various parts of the world and come in a few colors. In India, white seeds are prized for their oil. Although jet-black seeds are generally preferred throughout Europe for their dramatic appearance, blue-gray Dutch seeds have the best flavor. In eastern Europe, Germany, and Austria, black poppy seeds are specially prepped to fill airy dumplings, rolled yeast cakes, the inspired Austro-Hungarian strudel, or the triangular pastries called hamantaschen with which Jews celebrate Purim. 

Cooked or soaked in milk or water and then ground to near paste, either with special grinders or mortar and pestle, they are then mixed with honey or sugar, cinnamon, and cloves to add a mystical richness to baked goods of all sorts. Unadulterated and whole, they are equally tantalizing tossed into buttered wide noodles or mixed with melted butter as a topping for hot Czech prune dumplings.

 
Sour Cream
 
Rich, creamy, and useful.


How did Bedrich Smetana, the composer considered the father of Czech opera, feel about his last name? In a country that shares the rest of eastern Europe’s passion for that thick and ethereally creamy dairy product, sour cream, or smetana, one can only imagine that it was a badge of pride. 

Surely the eastern Europeans–as well as the Germans, the Austrians, and the Ashkenazic Jews who emigrated from those countries–are onto something. “Sour cream with everything” might well be their motto, by which is meant the thickest, richest, most piquant cream soured and thickened by its own Lactobacillus, sometimes with the help of other bacteria such as Streptococcus and Leuconostoc. Rich in protein and calcium, and delicious enough to be a dessert all by itself, sour cream works magic on all sorts of berries, bananas, and peaches, perhaps enhanced with a sprinkle of brown sugar or a drizzle of golden honey. 

Best when it is made with full-fat milk, the sour cream also enhances countless savory courses. On the native ground, it is combined with hot boiled potatoes, herring, pot cheese, or a colorful mix of chopped scallions, cucumbers, and red radishes for a light lunch or summer supper. Such a meal might be followed by a plateful of blintzes (see listing) or pale tschinke (see Schokoladen Topfenpalatschinken), decked out with sour cream. The stuff is also whisked into sauces as a thickening and refining agent.

The canny cook who plans to use it buys twice as much as the recipe calls for, allowing for irresistible tastes as the preparations progress. Stores’ refrigerator shelves now abound with versions of sour cream containing less butterfat, many resorting to thickeners, such as guar gum and the natural seaweed carrageen, to make up for its loss. By law in the United States, the full sour cream must contain 18 to 20 percent butterfat, an amount that accounts for creamy drifts and a luxurious mouthfeel as the subtle, sour-salty, and quintessentially dairy flavors register on the palate. 

There is good sourcing and bad, and sour cream is not beyond spoiling. Once a container is opened it ripens quickly, and if kept for several days the sour cream should be thoroughly stirred so that any liquid that has separated out is recombined.

Weight Loss Tips to Diminish Your Fat Fast

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B R E A K I N G   N E W S
VETERAN U.S. ARMY SOLDIER 
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Introduction

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While following Wesley Virgin’s Fat Diminisher System, you will find out the exact list of foods that will remove every toxin, free radical and heavy metal from your body to free up unused energy that will have you feeling light and young again.

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For the past 10 years, Wesley Virgin has studied men and women in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s who were all over 200 pounds. And these were women who had several children, men who enjoyed drinking beer and all of them were fast food junkies. And after using a Wesley’s daily short workout regimen and implementing the right foods in their diet, 88% of them lost more than 50 lbs and some showed signs of a six pack or the others had a flat belly. 


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A surprising number and variety of obesity problems and metabolic diseases can be caused by acidity. Today, the vast majority of the populace in industrialized nations suffer from problems caused by acidification, because both modern lifestyle and diet promote acidification of the body’s internal environment. In general, the current standard diet is primarily composed of acidic or acidifying elements.

Alkaline foods such as vegetables are eaten in much smaller quantities; their alkaline content is insufficient to neutralize surplus acids. Stimulants like tobacco, coffee, tea and alcohol are also extremely acidifying. Stress and physical activity also cause acidification. 

You can completely reverse your body from being very acidic after years of doing and eating the wrong things, to a body that is alkaline filled with energy and vitality; turning your body into a fat burning machine on auto pilot. In The Fat Diminisher System, you will learn if your body is currently acidic or alkaline, and how to achieve alkalinity.

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You are going to drop weight quickly if you follow his easy to-do steps. Even if you have a burger, a slice of homemade pie or even a slice of your favorite pizza, you can STILL lose weight! These supplemental powders will reverse your current situation in 30 short days along with massive amounts of weight loss.

The Fat Diminisher System eBook will explain in depth how and why these supplemental powders will help recharge your metabolism, detoxify your body from harmful poisons, restore your energy and provide your body with the natural resources to function properly! 

Uncover the #1 killer in the food industry!

Every time you make a meal out of a box, or a can, you are feeding yourself and your family harmful additives and preservatives that are slowly making you sick, fat, and can ultimately kill you. Processed foods are easily the most dangerous substance you can put in your body! The foundation of most processed foods in grocery stores today spring from laboratories, not nature.  Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), which have been linked to infertility, organ damage, and cancer. Excessive amounts of these foods entail weight gain, pollutes your blood stream, and can permanently effect the composition and function of your intestines.

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By following The Fat Diminisher System, you will learn an easy trick how to ensure your body is receiving the proper nutrients while still getting enjoying delicious meals. Replenish your body with water-rich fruits and vegetables also provide you with natural sugars, amino acids, mineral salts and vitamins that are lost in exercise. The study found that this combination helps hydrate you more effectively than water or sports drinks!

Discover the top 6 WORST vegetables to eat!

Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as headaches and nausea to chronic impacts like cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption.

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Pesticides can cause many types of cancer in humans. Some of the most prevalent forms include leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, brain, bone, breast, ovarian, prostate, testicular and liver cancers. In February 2009, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry published a study that found that children who live in homes where their parents use pesticides are twice as likely to develop brain cancer versus those that live in residences in which no pesticides are used.

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