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Friday, February 18, 2011

Parmesan Cheese on Spaghetti Carbo

Spaghetti Carbo (Spaghetti Carbonara) is a classic dish that combines bacon with noodles, an egg mixture and a delicious wine sauce. The Parmesan cheese is an important ingredient. It is because of the flavor that it adds. Enjoy!

1 kilo spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slices bacon (diced)
1/4 ground pork
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove (minced)
¼ cup white wine
4 eggs
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a small bowl combine eggs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside. Cook noodles according to package directions.

Step 2: While noodles are coking. In a medium skillet over medium heat cook bacon until slightly crispy. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Leave about 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add garlic , chopped onion and ground pork, and cook until the onion is tender. Add wine and cook for another minute.

Step 3: Drain noodles when they are finished cooking and put into a large serving dish. While the noodles are still very hot toss them with the parmesan/egg mixture. Then add the ground pork , onion and wine mixture and toss well to coat. Then add bacon and toss again. Top with parsley and additional parmesan cheese for serving.
(Makes 6 Servings)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Living a stressful life?

You don't have to go off on an expensive vacation to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Instead, make small adjustments to your everyday life and feel the change within you and of nature, too!

First you need to have a clean and healthy surroundings for you to breathe easy. The air that is highly charged and polluted stresses our body without you even knowing it. It's either you have a good landscape outside your house w/ trees or plants not just to beautify your home but also purifies the air; or have a window screens in your house and maintain its cleanliness every month/ couple of months.

Second step is to take a break in your work or what activity you are in for a day, that is , coffee break, walk instead to stretch your muscles and get heart beating and blood circulates well.

Third, when sitting during work or even family bonding like watching movie, position your back straight and yopur head directly on top of your spine so you won't strain.

Fourth, Drink lots of fluids. Replenish your body especially with water and wash away bad elements/toxins from your digestive tract. Drinking water is much more important than eating alone. Pure fruit juices also helps flush away toxins out of your body.

Lastly, take a minute or more everyday to be completely quiet. Close your eyes, empty your mind of doubts and worries. This is also one way of taking your senses to rest temporarily. feel your body. Your Body, mind and soul really goes together, and when you meet these in equilibrium, you'll attain tha happiness and healthful glow as well as success in your goals and dreams. Life is short so might as well enjoy everything what is given by God.