Showing posts from January, 2010

Recipe: Random Ratatouille

Here's a super-quick, super-simple meal idea: Random Ratatouille Ingredients: Hard vegetable ideas: Onion Garlic Carrot Parsnip Potato Soft vegetable ideas: Eggplant Zucchini Tomato Oil (Canola works nice) Spices (Infinite combinations) Instructions: Cut up your hard vegetables and put them into a deep dish baking pan. Add half your oil and spices Bake for 30 minutes at 350F (180C) Cut up soft vegetables, mix them in, and add a bit more oil and spices Bake for another hour or so at 350F, stirring occasionally That's it! Stores and freezes nicely. Make up a big batch and you have easy lunches ready-made. And don't limit yourself to the vegetables on this list. There are infinite combinations, and lots of recipes out there if you run out of creativity.

It's you. Seriously.

Feel like nothing is going right for you lately? Let me assure you: God is not punishing you for missing church last week. Allah is not angry about you sneaking that cookie during fasting time. Zeus is not being vengeful since you missed your last goat sacrifice. The stars are not mis-aligned. It's not a big conspiracy. There is no "secret." It's you. Seriously. Don't get me wrong: There are unexpected situations (good and bad) that come up periodically. It's a little something called life . But in the end, you are the one in control of your destiny. No matter what comes your way, you always have options. Don't sit there hoping, wishing, or praying.  Don't "try" to do something.   Do it! Want a better life? Make better choices and take action ! It's really as simple as that.