Lighting can make or break the look of home decor. It can add warmth, create a mood, the right atmosphere, and define the space or if it goes wrong can make the scene seem dull, make you sleepy, cause headaches and sometimes even cause accidents when working on simple tasks.
If you are tired of boring old guacamole, try an avocado pasta recipe! We have two stellar dishes that are elevated to the next level thanks to deliciously smooth avocado pasta sauce. Be sure to stock up your grocery list with these ripe fresh fruits! Читать дальше “Avocado Pasta Recipes” »
Easter is a day of celebration and of course indulgence. It is one of those many holidays where all the events and celebrations are somehow centered around food. And while it is a wonderful occasion to spend memorable time with family and friends, it does put your diet in a jeopardy.
But here is the good news, having a wonderful holiday need not translate into falling off your diet plan. It’s all about balance! Here are some simple tips so you can enjoy a guilt-free Easter without adding a centimeter to your waistline. Читать дальше “5 Tips on Saving Your Waistline During Easter” »
Do you sometimes feel like you need to spend the whole weekend wrapped up in a duvet, eating comfort food and watching movies? We all have times like this! Here are a couple of ideas for delicious savory casseroles which are easy to make and will restore you and your loved-ones to your usual energetic selves! Both of these casseroles give off the most delicious aroma whilst cooking. They can be made in advance, and taste even better when re-heated a day or two later! Читать дальше “Comforting Casseroles for the Weekend” »
When it comes to updating your home’s look, starting with curtains can be the quickest and easiest way to completely revamp a room! Unfortunately, when it comes to purchasing brand new curtains, and possibly even the hardware can prove to be downright costly! That is precisely why making your own curtains is an excellent and affordable option! Читать дальше “Making Your Own Affordable Window Treatments” »
Allergies; it is enough to hear the name of this annoying condition to feel irritated. Seasonal allergies really know how to “season” our mood, especially those that follow in a short period – spring. For most of us flowers and flowering trees are a two-edged sword. Their flowers hide a silent killer for our airways – pollen. Allow nature to be free in expressing its beauty, and you can also enjoy it. All you need to do is to protect your immune system. Читать дальше “Protect Your Immune System From Spring Allergies” »
Nothing says a lazy Saturday morning like yummy in your tummy banana pancakes. Our recipe is simple yet super delicious. Mix it up with your own favorite toppings for an easy-going breakfast or brunch!
all-purpose flour (leveled), 1 ½ c
sugar, 2 T
baking powder, 2 ½ t
salt, ½ t
banana (browned), 1 small
low-fat milk, 1 c (plus 2 T)
eggs, 2 large
vanilla extract, ½ t
unsalted butter (melted), 3 T
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and whisk.
In a separate bowl, use a fork to mash the banana. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly incorporated into the banana. Add this mixture into the bowl with the flour. Pour the melted butter into the mixture; fold everything together using a rubber spatula, being sure not to over-mix. Your pancake batter should be thick with small lumps.
Heat a stovetop griddle or large skillet to medium-high. Use a pat of butter or vegetable oil to grease the griddle or skillet. Using a large spoon, scoop some pancake batter and dollop it on the hot surface. Place each dollop of batter about 2 inches apart.
Cook the batter so that you see tiny bubbles, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Move the pancakes to a serving platter.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you use up the rest of the pancake batter. You can pair the pancakes with sliced bananas and walnuts, or warmed maple syrup.
You’ve undoubtedly heard countless times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how often do you just grab a muffin or piece of fruit and run out of the door? Even when you’re in a rush, it’s possible to prepare a breakfast that fulfils all your nutritional needs. Check out this list of recipes and add the ingredients for your favorites to your grocery list. Читать дальше “Simple Breakfast Recipes” »
Spring is already here, and that means that you should get a move on with clearing things up and getting your home ready for the new season. Here are some spring cleaning secrets that will help you get your abode looking fresh and fabulous. Plus, there is no need to hire fancy-pants maids and services. You can tidy up with a simple shopping list. Читать дальше “Secrets to Spot-On Spring Cleaning” »
Shop till you drop, goes the saying. And we recommend you take it literally. If shopping is your favorite pastime and being laden with shopping bags is your idea of fun, then you are in luck. While science has already established that retail therapy has emotional benefits what very few will tell you is that shopping can help you lose weight too. Shopping is a great calorie burner!
Don’t believe us, here is the math – Research shows that on an average women burn around 50,000 calories shopping every year (around to 160 calories per hour shopping). And there is more, one shopping spree amounts to 7000+ steps on an average, i.e. around 6 kms of walking (brisk walking if you hurry from one store to another) per trip and 250 kms a year!
While it is not a substitute for your daily dose of exercise, there are a few ways you can optimize your shopping trips. Seemingly simple things like where to park your car or whether or not to maintain a shopping list make a whole lot of difference. Читать дальше “Retail Therapy for Weight Loss” »