Friday, May 31, 2019

Turmeric and Paprika Chicken with Rice

Adding a few spices to your diet will improve your health over time. Some spices protect your eyes, helps with your blood pressure, and stimulates your brain for sleep. One spice that does these three items is Paprika. This red spice is made of peppers and has vitamin A, vitamin, B, vitamin E, and Iron. If you are anemic, this spice will help you produce more red blood cells. Also, it is loaded with antioxidants and it keeps your heart healthy. 

One way to incorporate this spice when you are cooking is by adding Paprika when you make chicken, beef, and soups. This spice will add color to your meals and will add flavor to your meals. It isn't spicy because it is made from bell peppers. Before making any changes to your diet, consult with your primary doctor. Here is the recipe for this Turmeric and Paprika chicken with rice. 


1 Green Bell Pepper
1/2 of an onion (white or yellow onions)
1 package of chicken breasts
Lemon and Pepper Seasoning
Ground Turmeric
Ground Paprika
Salt (Optional)
1 box of rice or one bag of rice

First, wash and remove the fat of the chicken. Chop the chicken in small pieces. After that Rub the Lemon and Pepper seasoning, paprika, and one teaspoon of turmeric to the chicken. Wash the bell pepper and remove the seeds. Chop the bell pepper in long slices. Next, peel an onion and chop it in half. Slice the onions. 

After that place the chicken in one skillet or pot with water. Add the sliced onions and the bell peppers. Next, wash the cilantro and remove the stems. Add the cilantro leaves to the chicken.  Let it cook for about twenty or thirty minutes in water to let the bells peppers get soft. While that is cooking, in another pot add the rice and the water. Cook the rice for about seventeen minutes or follow the directions from the box. After everything is ready, you can add salt which is optional. This meal serves three or four people. Here are more resources about Paprika. 



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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Limit your Cell Phone Use

One of the causes of anxiety can be the use of social media on your cell phone. However, there are ways to reduce your stress from social media. First, turn off your cell phone for thirty or forty minutes a day which will allow you to relax, to feel less anxious, and to make better decisions. Second, take a walk outdoors for thirty or forty minutes and give some time for yourself to unwind. It might not be easy at first but making a habit of turning off your cell phone for a few minutes a day will allow you to relax.

Another way is to set a time frame for disconnecting yourself from social media. For one hour, work on your favorite hobbies, exercise, meditate, or do Yoga. Spend time with your friends and family members. Turn off your cell phone notifications and silent your cell phone. Delete cell phone apps you no longer use or apps you don’t use frequently.

Also, place your cell phone in another room for one hour or place a basket on a corner of your desk. Do not think about your cell phone or who might call you. Another way is to use a cell phone app that blocks you from using your social media sites and limits your time from using those apps. In addition, you can use the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your cell phone where you can set a time limit for not receiving notifications. Overall, you will feel less stressed, less negative, and less overwhelmed. Here are more resources about limiting yourself from using your cell phone.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Acrostic Poetry in Photo Images

Acrostic poetry is a fun way to put words together and to write down your thoughts. It is a great way to learn new words and to keep your mind busy. Acrostic poems consist of one word which is the main theme of the poem. The word can be a person, place, or thing or any other word from the dictionary. Then, for every letter, you find a word to start the sentence.

It doesn't have to rhyme and there are three ways to make an Acrostic poem. One way is to write the words for the first letter of each word. The second way is to write the words in the middle of each line. The third way is to write the words at the end of the line. The main word lines up vertically. Here are more resources to write your own Acrostic poem. 

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Lemongrass Essential Oil for Pain

Lemongrass essential oil may help relieve anxiety and depression. When inhaling this scent, Lemongrass releases a chemical property that helps lift your mood and gets rid of headaches. By adding a few drops of Lemongrass essential oil to a carrier oil such as Coconut, Jojoba, and Avocado oil. Then, massage the oil onto your Temporalis. Lemongrass essential oil can also be used as an air freshener when it is used in a diffuser. 

Lemongrass essential oil can be added to a plain unscented body lotion. This essential oil can improve circulation and give relief to sore muscles. It kills any bacteria that causes breakouts onto the skin due to its antibacterial properties. Before using any essential oil consult with your dermatologist. Here are more resources about Lemongrass essential oil.  

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Spinach and Vegetable Soup with Radishes

Eating soups can be beneficial for your health. Not only will it help you feel warm when it is raining outside, but it will help you get the necessary fiber intake and vitamins. By adding radishes to your meals, it will help improve your digestive system. Radishes contain vitamin K, vitamin B6, Calcium, and Potassium. Also, radishes can control your sugar levels, lower your blood pressure, and improves the immune system. Last, radishes have antioxidants which makes your skin glow. 

Another way to add more flavor to your soups is by adding Turmeric. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, improves the function of the brain, and improves the function of the heart. This spice can also help with depression and anxiety. In addition, this spice will add more color to your soups and meals making it more appetizing and pleasing to the eyes. Here is the recipe to this vegetable soup with radishes. 


1 Zucchini
2 Yucca Roots
9 Carrots or one bag of Carrots
1 Cabbage
1 bag of Spinach or Spinach bunch
A few Radishes
One Lemon
1 teaspoon of Turmeric
2 Chicken Bouillons

First, wash and peel the carrots. Chop the carrots in small pieces. Second wash the cabbage and chop the cabbage in small pieces. Third, wash the yucca root and peel it. Chop the yucca into small pieces. Rinse the spinach and add the spinach in a pot with water. 

In a separate pot with water, add the yucca. In another pot add the carrots and cabbage in water. 
Once the yucca is soft, add the yucca inside the pot with the carrots and the cabbage. After that wash the zucchini and chop it in small pieces. Add the zucchini inside the pot with the carrots, cabbage, and yucca. Next, wash the cilantro and remove the stems. Toss the cilantro leaves inside the pot with the carrots, cabbage, yucca, and zucchini. 

Continue adding water and add two chicken bouillons with one teaspoon of turmeric. Stir the spices and vegetables. Once the vegetables are soft, it is ready to be served. Wash the radishes and chop the radishes. Wash one lemon and cut the lemon in slices. Last, pour the soup inside a bowl and add the spinach to each soup bowl. Add radishes on top of the soup and place the lemon slices on the side of the plate. This soup serves four people. Here are more resources about radishes and turmeric. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Blueberry and Apricot Dessert

Blueberries are full of antioxidants and lower your blood pressure. Eating blueberries can also prevent heart disease and can improve your memory. Blueberries also control your cholesterol levels. One cup of blueberries contains fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. Blueberries reduce inflammation in the body and improve the texture of the skin. 

Apricots also have vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E which helps to nourish the skin. Apricots keep your heart healthy, improves digestion, and anemia. In addition, apricots reduce cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation. Apricots protect the liver, eyes, and the heart. Apricots and Blueberries make a delicious dessert. Here is the recipe:


2 Apricots
A few blueberries
1 cup of plain Greek Yogurt
Whipping Cream

First, wash the apricots and remove the seeds. Then, cut the apricot in small pieces. Add plain Greek yogurt in a small container with the apricots. Second, add the whipped cream. After that add more Greek plain yogurt. Third, add a few blueberries and in the center add whip cream. This dessert serves two people. However, you can continue adding more apricots and blueberries to several smaller cups. Serve immediately. Here are more resources about the health benefits of blueberries and apricots.  

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

How to Meditate when You are Worried?

Worrying too much isn't good for your health and for your mind. Worrying makes it difficult to concentrate and makes it difficult to get some rest at night. One way to stop worrying is by letting go of your worries. Close your eyes and imagine all your worries going into a box. Then take a deep breath and imagine the box being empty. 

By listening to guided meditations, you will find it easier to let go of the worries that are disrupting your sleep. Another way is by writing your worries and finding solutions for them. If the worries don't have any solutions, accept the way it is and stop yourself from overthinking. Also, take a few minutes to talk about your worries to a friend or a family member. This will help you release any built-up emotions that you may have. 

Furthermore, the other person might have a solution to your worries or might give you the support that you need to continue with your aspirations. Most of the time worrying is a waste of time and energy for the brain. Too much worrying causes more harm to the brain and to the body. Therefore, do not worry about what you can’t control and what can’t be changed.  Here are more resources about how to stop worrying.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lemon and Pepper Chicken with a Salad

This chicken recipe is easy to make. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and to cook this Lemon and Pepper Chicken. This chicken can be paired with a side salad. This recipe serves about four people. Here is the recipe.


1/2 of one green bell pepper
1/2 of one white or yellow onion
1 package of chicken breasts
Lemon and Pepper Seasoning
1 cube of chicken bouillon
Ground pepper (optional)
One salad bag or one iceberg lettuce
One red cabbage

First, wash the green bell pepper. Chop the bell pepper in strips. Next, peel a white or yellow onion. Chop the onion in small strips. After that add the bell peppers and onions in one pot or skillet.

Then wash the chicken and remove the chicken fat. After that cut the chicken breasts in small pieces. Next, rub the lemon and pepper seasoning to the chicken. You can also add ground pepper to the chicken. Last, put the chicken inside the pot or skillet with the green peppers and onions.

Add water and one cube of chicken bouillon to the pot or skillet. Continue cooking the chicken with the bell peppers and onions in water.  After thirty or forty minutes the chicken is ready to be served with a salad.

Wash one iceberg lettuce and wash one red cabbage. Chop the red cabbage and chop the iceberg lettuce into small pieces. Toss the lettuce and the cabbage in one bowl. Also, if you want to save time and serve the food a little bit quicker, you can open one bag of a salad that is ready to be served. Enjoy!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Benefits of Camellia Oil

Camellia oil moisturizes the skin and can be used to treat acne, eczema, and psoriasis. This oil will leave your skin feeling smooth and will help with rough dry skin patches. Also, this oil can eliminate acne scars and repairs the skin. It has antioxidants and can prevent wrinkles. After using this oil, your skin will be glowing. 

Camellia oil can be used for your hair as a conditioner and it strengthens your hair. This oil also moisturizes your hair. Camelia oil has the necessary vitamins to nourish your hair. Before using Camelia oil, consult with your dermatologist. Here are more resources about Camelia oil. 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Free Coloring Cards for Father's Day

Today, I have created three coloring cards for Father's Day. Each card has a unique design and it is ready to be colored. Each design is hand drawn and ready to be printed out. These coloring pages are free and for personal use only. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lemon and Pepper Chicken with Potatoes & Corn

One basic recipe for making chicken is Lemon and Pepper chicken. Chicken can reduce your blood pressure and helps to reduce cholesterol. Chicken has protein, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and other vitamins. In general, eating chicken can help boost the immune system, help beat anemia, and protects your eyes. Eating chicken especially in soups can help with allergies and with the common cold. 

Chicken can be paired with potatoes, corn, or any other vegetable. Potatoes can reduce your blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and helps with digestion. Potatoes have vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. When potatoes are boiled, it maintains the vitamins especially vitamin C. It also contains a small amount of iron. Potatoes may reduce cholesterol and it protects the skin. Here is the recipe to make Lemon and Pepper Chicken with potatoes and corn. 


1 package of chicken breasts
2 Potatoes or 1 can of Whole New Potatoes
2 Corns or 1 can of Whole Kernel Corn
Lemon and Pepper Seasoning
1 Bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or any cooking oil
1 Lemon

Take out the chicken breasts and wash the chicken. Remove the fat in the chicken skin. Then rub the lemon and pepper spice onto the chicken. Cook the chicken breasts in the skillet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil or with any other cooking oil. Next, wash and peel the potatoes and cook in one pot with water or open one can of potatoes. 

Last, wash the corn and put inside a pot with water or open one can of whole kernel corn. Once the chicken is golden brown, then it is ready to be served with the potatoes and corn. Wash one lemon and cut a few slices of lemon. Here are more resources about chicken, potatoes, and the benefits of lemon and pepper spice. 

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Monday, May 13, 2019

How to do Meditation while You Travel?

Traveling can be stressful, can be frustrating, and can make you feel jittery.  However, practicing meditation will help you will feel more relaxed and you will enjoy your vacation or your business trip. First, find an area where you can read a book. Reading your favorite book or a new book that you haven't read will keep your mind busy. It will help you forget about your problems. 

Second, you can do counting meditation and be aware of your breathing. Next, you can listen to the new sounds that you come across and see the scenery. Furthermore, you can walk or do a bicycle trip and smell the aroma of the food, the coffee, or flowers in the area. Third, you can be thankful and meditate while you eat. Last, you can make a traveling journal and take photos of your trip. Here are more resources about meditating while you travel.    

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Free Inspirational Quotes for the Week

Sometimes reading motivational quotes will help you to be ready to take on the day. It can be difficult at times to stay motivated by life's pressures. However, find a quote that you like and remember the quote throughout the day. This will help you feel inspired no matter what the day might bring. Therefore, I have created my own photo quote images for the week. These photo quote images are free and for your personal use only. Thank you for reading my blog. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Safflower Oil for Dry Skin and other Skin Conditions

Safflower essential oil is used to moisture your skin and it softens the complexion of the skin. In addition, Safflower oil can be used for Acne, Eczema, and for dry skin. Safflower oil can be used as a carrier oil when combined with other essential oils. If you are using Safflower essential oil, it must be diluted with coconut or almond oil. Safflower oil has vitamin E, vitamin A, and Omega-3's.  

Safflower oil helps to lighten scars and helps with dry flaky skin. It also helps with redness and skin irritations. This oil can be used in face masks with oatmeal and honey. Before using Safflower oil, do a skin test or a patch test. Here are more resources about Safflower oil. 

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Free Coloring Cards for Mother's Day

Today, I have created three coloring cards for Mother's Day. Each card has an exclusive design and it is ready to be colored. Each design is hand drawn and ready to be printed out. These coloring pages are free and for personal use only. Enjoy!