Friday, August 12, 2011

Enjoying Beauty of Nature Causes a Happy Heart and Healthier Living

When was the last time we were able to appreciate what's around us? We're always busy and have something "more important" in our minds, right? We all know this is not supposed to be the way but we are always constricted to just b like robots and follow our day-to-day routine. We don't always have the luxury of time. In the past few days, where I have time for myself, where the city is far away, where someone does the food and the apartment/hotel, and no schedule to follow but to be guided by the instant interest, I was able to see what's around me and enjoy a bit. For some of them, I was able to take some remembrance and they are below.

"People who are naturally happy appear to have a lower risk of developing heart disease or dying from heart attacks, according to a 10-year study from Canada." That's what I read from The solution? Don't worry so much, enjoy life and you'll live it longer..

Life cannot be perfect. And that's the beauty of it. We always want everything perfect and it's difficult to achieve and we get frustrated. Nature itself is not perfect, look at these photographs, they are not perfect but they don't stop being lovely, aren't thy?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rice Mix in Mexican Inspired Flavor

Not eating rice for quite sometime, I decided to prepare myself a rice mix. I usually don't make rice mixes and everytime I make them, they're always experimental in nature. Lucky they always end up yummy.:-) This time, the rice mix with Mexican vegetable mix and ground beef end up perfectly. The rice were not sticking and the taste was delicious. Below is how the rice mix came through. I looked online if there's a similar one to what I cooked but I could not find one. I think there's no really strict rules in cooking: as long as edible and yummy, that's it! What do you think?

It was a fulfilling yummy meal with my rice mix. :-)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quick Yummy Pasta Meals Yet Also Healthy

Pasta meals can be both quick and yummy and can be also healthy as well. Below are some of my pasta mixes that are worth repeating. They're yummy, easy to prepare and only takes longer in boiling. The good thing? As one boils the pasta, that person can o something else at the same time. In the end, only a couple of minutes is wasted.. The 3 dishes listed below were practical mixes as we don't live in Italy, otherwise we would have the original ingredients or created something else that's abundant in the province during a particular season. One example is the broccoli, we used to turnip back in Italy but we do not have any idea where to look nfor turnip near where we live in the Netherlands. The dishes below is more like "be practical and adapt"...

Homemade Own Pasta Dish 1: Farfalle in salted anchovies with tuna in olive oil.

Homemade Own Pasta Dish 2: Penne with Courgette and Ham in Cream.... Yummy (not as healthy as the others...)

Homemade Own Pasta Dish 3: