Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I am very blessed to be living in the same neighborhood as Alison Barnett, this awesome kosher chef who is in cooking school mastering techniques in all things culinary. Not only do I get to read her exciting blog and get free recipes, like this one here: Black Bean, Sweet Potato, Quinoa Burgers (which I tasted recently and were amazing!) I also get to come over to her apartment and taste her delicious, flavorful and healthy dishes. This girl has been super inspiring for me ~ it's so nice to share good food and our passion for creating and devouring fantastic and interesting meals.
Btw, I am OBSESSED with her Marinated Mushrooms. I have had two different versions that she has made. I never knew I could love mushrooms so much! Test out this easy recipe - I bet you will be hooked.
Check her Blog and her Ali-Babka Fan Page on Facebook.
Happy reading :)
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Life is full of ups and downs, challenges and triumphs. When we are up, everything is the world feels amazing, the world is full of love, people around you are happy, you feel in harmony with life. You feel so high that it seems like nothing can knock you down, and even if someone or something tries, you just let it roll off your back. You feel GREAT and nothing can bother you.
When things become challenging and one thing after another comes at you as you feel unprepared to handle it, people are mean and grouchy, unfortunate things keep happening, and sometimes things can feel so overwhelming that you don't see how you can ever get yourself out of this crazy overwhelming mess of a situation.
Well, once you do get yourself through the overwhelming difficulties, you realize that this is the cycle of life. There are ups, there are downs. There are even in-betweens. Sometimes you are so high nothing can touch you, and other times you feel so low, you can never imagine getting back up again. Life is filled with joy and heartbreak. Being aware of this cycle in life is the key to having perspective. Knowing that nothing in this world is constant, although this is a somewhat scary and unsteady truth, is in some way strangely comforting. Change is the only constant that exists.
When life's frustrations or challenges feel overwhelming, there are some simple, healthy things that you can do. When you feel stuck, there are ways to un-stick yourself. When you feel sad, there are healthy ways to help you deal. The following list is a list I modified from another website. Please feel free to read and try out any of the things on this list. They might help you feel more connected to yourself or something bigger, cultivate inner peace or help you have a positive outlook about your situation and your future.
Let Go and Move Forward in Life