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Our House Cleaning Concerns

Cleaning is such an important thing. I mean who would love to come home to a house which is a mess. We all love spending time in a neat house.
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Although, we all love clean houses the challenge now is who can and will do the actual cleaning and then maintain its cleanliness. When everyone in the family is loaded up with office work, school assignments and yes, even doing some other family errands, who is up to the job?
I have heard the good news for homeowners that cleaning the house need not be too much or a burden. They can actually employ the services of others!  I have heard that Maid Service Centreville VA offers such services and it’s definitely worth inquiring about.
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Healthy Vegetable Curry Recipe

Vegetables are an important part of our diet because they help support our immune system, protect us against heart disease and provide plenty of nutrients and vitamins which promotes healthy, hydrated skin.

So whether you are vegetarian or you just love eating vegetables, there are plenty of great recipes you can try, from sweet potato curry to five bean chilli. If you love to cook and try out new recipes – maybe you’ve bookmarked dozens of cooking websites so you can quickly find a recipe when you’re taking a break from playing www.foxybingo.com or browsing for your nearest farmer’s market – then you might be interested in trying out a tasty green Thai vegetable curry. This fragrant dish has a creamy coconut sauce and contains three of your five-a-day. It is also healthy and low in fat.

Sweet Potato and Spinach Thai curry

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
1 bag of spinach
1 can of low fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon of green Thai curry paste
1 red pepper
Fresh basil leaves
A handful of cherry tomatoes
Jasmine rice to serve

Method:

1. Begin by par-boiling the sweet potato, then drain and leave to one side. Meanwhile, fry the pepper with a teaspoon of the green curry paste. Add the tomatoes and cook until they are soft and the juices begin to ooze out.
2. Add the coconut milk and mix well until you have a creamy sauce. Add the sweet potato and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
3. While the curry is simmering, prepare the rice. Add an extra crunch to the rice by adding in some flaked almonds or even some raisins to sweeten it up.
4. Just before serving, add in a couple of handfuls of spinach. Serve with the rice and sprinkle with some finely chopped basil leaves.

Food Blogging Again!

If you noticed it, I rarely post about food stuff like recipes, food health benefits and other articles lately. If I did, only an image of a food I posted but no details because I’ve gotten busy in school and my personal life.

Now, I am ready to get back in food blogging again. Though I am not sure how ready am I, but at least, I could make on-time updates to my food blog. I am also planning to make necessary blog template and theme renovations on this if time allows me.

Talking more about blog make-over, I will not just change the physical look of this blog, but maybe the web hosting too. My current web host server is just alright. I mean, I don’t have any problems with this. However I want to have this food blog a dedicated or static IP this time.

Browsing over the web which is web host suits my needs — cheap yet reliable hosting, less downtime problems and a friendly customer service assistance, I found WebsiteHostingChoice.com. It has a list of web hosting sites that answers to what I was looking for. It is actually a website that is free to be accessed by everybody. Hence, a free guide for proper searching of web hosting sites.

For now, this is yet what I will accomplish. I will take things in single pacing at a time.

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Health Benefits of Okra or Lady’s Finger

If I were to choose between Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd and Okra or Lady’s Finger, I surely choose Ampalaya. Though it tastes bitter, as its name implies, but cooking or preparing it in a proper way, could prevent it from tasting bitter. Unlike Okra, whatever way you cook it, it is always slimy. That is the very reason why many do not prefer Okra and so I am.

 Steamed Okra (Ladies Finger) with Ginamos (Salted Fermented Fish Fry)
However, knowing the health benefits of Okra or Lady’s Finger, I’d probably force myself to grab two or three pieces of it.

  • Lady’s Fingers are good source of probiotics, the Good Bacteria. Probiotics, basically, help synthesis B vitamins in the digestive tract.
  • They are excellent laxatives, hence, prevents constipation.
  • Helps in healing ulcers and acid reflux.
  • Helps prevents colon and rectal problems and cancers.
  • Helps control and reduce cholesterol in the body.

So now, are you decided yet to include Okra in your diet? Try Steamed Okra (Lady’s Finger).