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Sichuan pepper

This article is about Sichuan pepper or Chinese pepper. For Japanese pepper, see sanshō (spice).<p>Sichuan pepper<p>Chinese<p>花椒<p>Literal meaning<p>"flower …

Macaroni and Cheese

Excerpted from <i>Cooking for Comfort: More Than 100 Wonderful Recipes That Are as Satisfying to Cook as They Are to Eat</i> by Marian Burros (Simon & …

Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash and Greens Over Bow-Tie Pasta

1. Slip one large or two smaller shallow sheet pans into the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Bring the salted water to a boil.<p>2. In a big bowl, toss …

Leek and Potato Soup

The master recipe and variations (Primal Soups) are the basic soups, the least complicated and often the most loved.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>3 cups sliced leeks …

How to Cook Crispy Tofu Worth Eating

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Tofu is my favorite food, which makes me an outlier. People don't like tofu. And I get it. There's a lot of bad tofu out there, and it's easy to dislike when it's soggy, mushy, or bland. But great tofu—tofu with a …

Simple Science of Food and Wine Pairing

<i>See the theory of food and wine pairing in action with this easy to use chart. Then, understand the simple science behind food and wine pairing based</i> …

Bobby Flay's Tips for Building the Perfect Burger

From patty size and fat content to "crunchification," Bobby Flay's advice on cooking the perfect hamburger<p><i>For a guy so obsessed with flavor, Bobby Flay is remarkably restrained when it comes to burgers: He likes ’em beefy, juicy, and crunchy. Here’s what he tells his line cooks at his 18 Bobby’s</i> …

The Best Tips for Grilling Skirt Steak

There are times when you splurge for big-ticket steak, like porterhouse or filet mignon. And there are also times when you crave the sanguine satisfaction of beef—without straining your credit card. You've got a craving; I have your fix; and it comes from the steer's underbelly. I speak, of course, …

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How To Be More Present With Your Family in 3 Steps | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You have set your workspace to be at the corner of your kitchen table. Although this place is far from optimum, you are still getting your work …

Collection of Guided Meditations and Simple Exercises

Guided meditations through a coach or audio narrator help initiate positive life changes. The narrator guides and relaxes you, in the beginning, to …

The 10 Best meditation apps

<b>1. Buddhify</b><p>This nicely-designed UK-created app is aimed at busy urbanites. You tell it whether you’re at the gym, walking, commuting or home. You can …

3 Simple Strategies for Clearing Your Mind | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

After coming home from a long day at work, your mind tends to be overloaded. Tasks at work, chores at home, and goals you’ve been neglecting are …

The sound of silence

In today’s busy world it’s very rare that we get to experience moments of silence. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we can text, email, talk, …

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The Wandering Mind

In a stunning study, it was revealed that our minds are unfocused a staggering 47 percent of the time. That means that on average, we spend half of …

How to Settle into Meditative Stillness.

Meditation—<i>ahhhh</i>—it looks so serene in all those ads for cereal, cosmetics, and insurance. (Really… <i>insurance</i>?)<p>Okay, but how do you get to that state …

Qi Gong: Allowing the Universe to Heal You

Laws of Nature and of the Universe to Heal<p>The principles for health recovery or maintenance are easy; we simply have to realign our lifestyle with …

What is Karma?

<b>Welcome to Part 7 of The Seeker’s Story, where Namit continues his exploration into yoga philosophy and discusses one of the central ideas of yoga –</b> …

We Have it Within Ourselves to Raise our Conscious Level and That of Humanity

Belsebuub, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Observing the inner and outer worldWe should take the time to know how we respond inwardly to life, because by changing …

The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Completely Boost Your Focus

For many of us, true silence only comes when we close our eyes and turn in for the night.<p>Even when we're "listening," our minds churn an inner dialogue: We're deciding what we'll say next, contemplating the way the speaker's mouth is moving, thinking about what's for lunch.<p>A healthy fix of silence …

The Silence of the Mind – Living in the Moment

Ilie Cioara describes the practice of “Self-knowing” using all-encompassing Attention.

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5 Exquisite Replenishing Rituals | Rejuvenation Lounge

<i>“Rituals take you to where you want to be going”</i><p>Rituals are deliberate precious moments in time. We repeat them. Sometimes often.<p>They can infuse life …

10 Most Influential Books for Personal Growth

By: Amanda Froelich,<p>A means of expression one’s personal experience, scientific revelations, or new way of thought, books are extraordinary tools to …

10 Ways to Touch the Sacred.

It seems like everything nowadays is plastic and disposable.<p>We have forgotten the value of things. We have more, but enjoy less. We have gadgets that …

Choosing Solitude

By Samantha Cullen<p>As a single woman living on my own, I often feel the need to fill my time. I pack my days with friends, outings, activities -- even when those things aren't really what I want to be doing. Lately, I'm challenging my tendency to overschedule my life by consciously basking in my …

One Question That Could Change Your Life for the Better

<b>“If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.” ~ Paulo Coelho</b><p>I felt stuck. Why could I never achieve anything? Why could I never do …

7 Ways To Find Your Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives: if I only had this or …

Have a Moment? You Can Meditate

Okay, admit it: Sometimes just the word meditate makes you anxious. One more thing for my to do list, I can't do it, it doesn't work, maybe when I have more time I will learn. Just the tension around the word defeats its blissful purpose.<p>That's why I spent the day with a meditation teacher who …

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Everyday Spirituality - Life as Prayer

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>There is growing interest and dialog concerning differences between traditional religious teaching and a …