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5 Delicious Recipes You Can Try On With Vegetables

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5 Delicious Recipes You Can Try On With Vegetables

So, some people think that only rabbits eat vegetables and vegetables are gross and tasteless. You need to rethink that. Vegetables are packed with nutrients, are light and great for people who are looking to loose weight.

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    Wanna cook tasty and simple dishes with vegetables? Do you love to try new recipes but running short on vegetarian recipes? I hope you like these 5 delicious recipes you can try on with vegetables.

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    1. Vegetable soup

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      Don’t want to put too much time into cooking but still want a nutritious breakfast which includes all the vegetables? Making soup is the best idea in these times. Boil a cup of vegetables of your choice in salted water. My favorites are carrots, zucchini, split peas, broccoli and cauliflowers. Keep the boiled veggies aside. Blanch three to four tomatoes and make their puree. You can boil the veggies and puree the tomatoes and keep them in air tight containers in refrigerator. It will save your time in the morning when you are in a rush to prepare breakfast. Take a saute pan. On low flame, heat a tablespoon of butter, add a teaspoon of chopped garlic and ginger and two tablespoons of chopped green onions in it. Saute them for a minute. Add the tomato puree and the boiled veggies. Add a cup or two of water. Add a few chopped coriander leaves, roasted almonds, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for five minutes on high flame. And done! You can have it with grilled cheese sandwich for a healthy breakfast.

      2. Blanched Cabbage Meal

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        Roughly cut some cabbage leaves. Blanch them in boiling salty water. Drain them and keep aside. Take a saute pan. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Add a small teaspoon of powdered cloves and ginger powder. Add a teaspoon of chopped garlic. Saute the mixture for a while. After the garlic-y raw smell goes away, add the cabbage leaves to the pan, some boiled peas(optional), a little bit of pepper, and a pinch of turmeric powder(optional) and mix well. Done. You can have it with hot cooked long grain rice or pasta for a fulfilling lunch.

        3. Baked eggplants

          Don’t care much about eggplants? Try this recipe and you will fall in love with them. Bake 2 cups of chopped eggplants till they are soft. Remove their skin and keep them aside. Take a saute pan. Heat olive oil, add a teaspoon of chopped garlic and one chopped green chilly. Cook for two minutes. Add a cup of chopped tomatoes. Cook till the liquid reduces. Add the baked eggplants, dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve it hot. It’s an awesome mid meal snack. Yummy!

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          4. Creamy mushrooms and green beans

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            Wash the green beans, chop them and boil them in salted water. Strain the beans and keep them aside. Take a saute pan. Heat a teaspoon of butter. Add two tablespoons of chopped onions. Saute till they are golden brown in color. Add the washed and chopped mushrooms and cook till the mushrooms release most of their moisture. Then, add the boiled beans. Add cream, a teaspoon of black pepper, a little bit of crushed red pepper and salt according to taste. Cook for five to ten minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve it hot with macaroni salad for a delicious supper.

            5. Yummy potatoes

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              Running low on energy? Try this. Boil two to three medium sized potatoes. Peel them and mash them well with salt and black pepper. Take a saute pan. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Saute two tablespoons of green onions till they become golden in color. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well. There you go! Sprinkle with parsley and serve it hot with tomato ketchup.

              Say yes to rabbit food and start eating healthy!

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                Last Updated on November 22, 2021

                Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

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                Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

                Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

                During the holiday season many people forget what this time of year is bout and are too worried about getting the “early-bird” deals on Black Friday and making sure that they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I am sort of a “Grinch” when it comes to the holiday season, mostly because of that mentality by many of the poeple around me.

                But instead of being grinch-like this holiday season, I decided to simplify things and get back to what this time of year is actually is about; being thankful for what I have and what I can give.

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                Simplify

                I’m not a “minimalist” in any real sense, but in the last few months the talks of Patrick Rhone and others have got me to rethink my stance. Can you really have too much stuff?

                Absolutely.

                And with all that stuff comes the burden and the weight of it on your back.

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                If you feel that the things around you are out of control, maybe it’s time to simplify and be thankful and grateful for what you have and use. Here are a few things that you can do to simplify:

                • You know those gadgets in the drawer that you said you were going to sell? Well, time to get the listing on eBay and sell them. Or, send them to a place like Gazelle. Even if they are old and won’t get money, you can at least recycle them.
                • Get rid of things you don’t need. Like old books, clothes, tools, etc. Have something that’s been laying around forever with no use? Donate it to a charity or church. If you aren’t using it, someone else could be.
                • Find your productivity tools and stick with them. Use tools and gadgets that serve multiple purposes so you can simplify your tool set.

                Be Mindful

                You don’t have to be a master Buddhist or meditator to be mindful (although, it can definitely help). Being mindful comes down to being cognizant of the present and not keeping yourself in the past or future. It’s about living in the moment and being aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s just being.

                Without getting too “California” on you, it is super important to be mindful during the holiday rush. Rather than worrying about the things that you forgot at your house on the way to relatives or thinking about the next stop in your endless holiday travels, just breath and think about what you are currently doing.

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                Spend the time with your family and friends and don’t crush the moment. Try not to concentrate so hard on getting the perfect photo of the “awesome moment” of the day and actually miss the awesome moment.

                Being mindful over the holidays will help you be with your families, friends, and yourself allowing you to enjoy your time.

                Reflect

                As the year is coming to a close (yes, it really is that close!) it’s a great time to start reflecting on what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. Within the next few weeks we will have a more throrough reflection article here at Lifehack.org, but reflecting every now and then over your holiday break is a great way to see where you have been doing well in your life and where you need to improve.

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                Reflection shouldn’t be used to “get down” on yourself. Reflection should be used to take an honset inventory of what you have accomplished, how you handeled situations, and what you can do better. If you journal everyday (a daily form of reflection) it may be a good time to start going over some of the things that you have written and start to put together a year’s end journal entry. I mean, how else will you write your autobiography?

                But, seriously, reflecting on yourself makes you aware of your successes and faults and helps you plan and make goals for the coming year. It makes you a better person.

                So, while you are stuffing your face with bird, stuffing, and mashed taters’, remember that the holidays are much more than the superficial things. Use this holiday to become a better person.

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