5 Party Snacks

When hosting a party, the success of your get-together comes down to three things: good friends, plenty of drinks, and great food.

Start your party off right with these party food ideas..

Veggie Dips
Chopped up vegetables like carrots, celery, broccoli and tomatoes are often a hit at birthday parties. Pair the veggies with dips like peanut butter, which is yummy and offers healthy protein. Or a cucumber yogurt dip for another healthy alternative.

 

Creative Kabobs
Assemble little kabobs for your guests. You can make them ahead of time and this presentation never fails to please. Depending on the age of your guests, you can use skewers, coffee stirrers or popsicle sticks. For a sweet snack assemble mini fruit kabobs.

 

 

Mac and Cheese
A great dish and no-fail crowd pleaser, mac and cheese can be made into a healthy kids’ party dish by using “whole wheat elbow macaroni, freshly grated cheddar cheese, low calorie and low sodium butter and skim milk.

 

 

Mini Grilled Cheese
Cut down on your cooking time by buttering and toasting your bread before the party starts. Simply place some cheese on the bread (butter-side out) and pop the sandwiches in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

 

Decorate Your Own Dessert
Instead of the traditional cake, try having “Decorate a Cake Pop”  You can provide lots of decorating products, like colorful icing and sprinkles.

 

love, #krishna

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Goddess Guidance

Our intuition is the Universe’s way to communicate with us. Once we have cast a spell, the Universe will respond by sending us the people and circumstances we have asked for. So it is important that we listen to our gut feelings, particularly in the days and weeks after casting a spell. When we follow our intuition, the Spirits will lead the way.

So how do we know what is intuition and what is merely our imagination? That is what this goddess spell is about. We will create a lucky charm which we can keep with us to receive clearer guidance.

 

What you need for the intuition spell:

1 small pouch (medicine bag)

1 crystal quartz

1 amethyst crystal

5 purple candles or tea lights

1 small piece of paper and a pen

Sandalwood incense

 

Start by placing the five candles around you in a circle. As you light the candles, invoke the Spirits and ask for protection and connection during the goddess spell. Sit in the middle of your circle. Light the incense. Breathe deeply and relax into a meditation, with your palms open to receive the Universe’s energies. You are going into your Higher Self to receive a symbol that represents your higher wisdom.

Set this intention as you visualize your mind climbing from your Third Eye out through your crown and higher up, above your head. This is your 10th chakra, where you Higher Self resides. Go into this place, feel your mind merging with this chakra. Breathe, relax, let it flow. When you are ready, ask out loud or in your mind for clearer sight, clearer mind.

Ask the Universe, Spirits, Angels and Guides for guidance as you listen with a sharper ear, and for them to heighten your intuitive to receive messages more clearly.

love, #krishna

 

 

 

Intuitive Eating: Food Journal

Nutrition therapy is about making changes that improve your relationship with food and your health. Food journals are one of a variety of therapeutic tools used during treatment for an eating disorder. Food journals or logs are also referred to as food records which can take many forms. Some people prefer to write things down free form in a personal notebook while others do best filling out the prepared charts provided by their nutritionist. Many others have gone tech-friendly by using an app on their phone to track info and share it. Regardless of the form it takes, a food journal does much more than track your food. A helpful format for food journals that include the time of day, a description of the snack or meal, the food and beverage intake, setting of the meal and, most importantly, the individual’s thoughts and feelings before, during and after eating.

 

Completing food logs and reviewing them can be a pretty powerful part of the recovery process. Not surprisingly, and perhaps because they can be so powerful, many individuals also experience some resistance to using them. If you’ve ever been encouraged to complete food logs as part of your treatment for an eating disorder but had trouble starting or committing to the process, we thought it might help to know why a nutritionist would recommend doing them and the specific ways in which they can assist in the recovery process.

 

Keeping a food journal provide insights into your bigger picture and provide a way to monitor progress. The journal communicates specific details from each meal, but they also show trends and patterns over the course of the week related to meal times, location, situational triggers and thoughts. Small weekly goals that create momentum towards overarching goals and bigger changes over time takes the pressure off of you to recall from memory the details of your food and symptom use from the past month.

 

Returning to a normal and healthy relationship with food means appropriately responding to hunger and fullness signals. It’s impossible to do that when your signals are broken from chaotic or disordered eating. The best thing to get your digestive system and metabolism back on track is structured eating which means adequate amounts of food with adequate frequency. Food journals aid in structured eating accountability, and structured eating over time sharpens your signals and helps you get to a place of intuitive eating.

love, #krishna

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Where Are You Going? A Guide to What’s Next

There is no other step on the journey that happens as instantaneously as Surrender; but, it may take a very long time until we are ready to fully do so. When we do, our prior step of soul searching moves towards its end. Nearly simultaneously, the next step after Surrender – Healing – begins.

As we move deeper into the soul level of the journey, it becomes increasingly difficult to separate out the steps, for they overlap in a very non-linear way. Once we surrender, the opportunity is there for us to discover a higher power that is always available to assist us, we exercise our free will and allow it into our lives.

Surrender is about partnering with the Divine. It is about realizing that we are not alone and that we don't have to solve every dilemma by ourselves.

Indeed, as Einstein famously said, we can't solve problems at the same level of consciousness that created them. Surrender allows us to access a higher consciousness in order to transcend the problem and move to a new level entirely. Some call this grace. We call it empowerment.

love, #krishna

Inner Work

Having done a lot of inner work (by means of cognitive therapy, music therapy, specialization therapy, regression therapy, healing, meditation, yoga, channeling) we thought we kind of knew our dark parts and had more or less transcended them. Well we were mistaken! It took a year for us to realise that it is wiser for us to embrace and make peace with the dark side, rather than fight it, because fighting it made it worse while accepting it, finally, gave a deep sense of relief and a new awareness of the miracle of life.

love, #krishna

 

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5 Fun Ways to Surprise Your Husband

A surprise gift could easily be the best way to surprise your husband as birthday celebrations are approaching or if you just want to do something sweet for your man, read our five fun ways to surprise your husband. He will love it!

 
1. Create a photo slide show or music mix mp3 for him. Pull together some of his favorite photos and select the music that both represents your relationship.

 

 

2. Give him a ‘just because’ gift. You don’t have to spend tons of money to come up with a creative gift he will love.

 

 

3. King for a day. Let him write down his perfect day for you, what would be written on that list? Then spend an entire day to do as many things on that list as possible.

 

 

4. Make a love trail. Use rose petals, or his favorite candy, whatever he loves to lead him to a special place where the two of you can be alone under the full moon in the beautiful moonlight.

 

 

5. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Throw a dinner party and invite his favorite people to come celebrate him with you. It could be his closest friends, colleagues, family, and others he’d enjoy having dinner with and who love him enough to celebrate.

 

 

Every woman, once in a while, could surprise her husband. Little surprises will not only make your husband happy, but they also add spice and change up the routine in your marriage.

love, #krishna

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Ultimate Travel Guide: 10 Favorite Street Food Dishes

Travel and Food, one of life’s fantastic experience intersections. Although we enjoy our share of authentic cuisine and elaborate meals at restaurants, it’s often our street food adventures that convey authenticity that the journey yield some of life’s most revealing moments and enlighten in unexpected ways.

Food serves as a natural gateway to a more profound understanding of culture, history, people and place. Street food draws us naturally to explore, to press further, allowing to make greater personal discoveries not only about the flavor of local cuisine, but also the essence of the cultures they represent.

Argentina: Although empanadas (stuffed pastries) can be found throughout Argentina, the best ones are from the Salta region in the northwestern part of the country.

 

Bangladesh: Singara are spiced potato and vegetable mixture pockets wrapped in a thin dough and fried. What distinguishes a good singara is how flaky the texture is. Some are so flaky, as if they’re made with savory pie crust. Bangladeshi Singara are ubiquitous and inexpensive (24 for $1).

 

Bali (Indonesia): Nasi campur is a Balinese mixed plate served with rice. Most restaurants will make the choice for you, but at the more local food shops on Bali, the nasi campur selection is up to you. The choices vary from spicy tempeh, chopped vegetables, spice-rubbed tofu and sate lilit.

 

Cambodia: (Num Banh Choc), breakfast at the Angkor temples. Fantastic morning soup that consisted of a subtle yellow curry broth with rice noodles, chopped banana blossom, cucumber, and cabbage, all topped off with dark sweet sauce.

 

China: Selecting just one street food dish from China would be dumplings. Dumplings are a crowd favorite, they are fresh, delicious and perfectly steamed. Chinese dumpling joints near the No. 6 in Qingdao stick out.

 

Vietnam: Another incredible destination for street food lovers. During our winter visit we tried Cha Ca, which is a medicinal hot pot meal of  veggies, turmeric, dill, coriander and other greens served with noodles, peanuts, vinegar, and chilies. As with many meals in Vietnam, piles of greens, noodles, spices, and other tasty herbs will be served to tune your cuisine to the precise flavor you seek.

 

Xinjiang (China): Xinjiang street food is in its own category as the region that is distinct for its ethnic blend of Mongolian and Turkic. Although, Xinjiang cuisine shows hints of what someone might call “traditional” Chinese influence, its dishes are often quite different from mainstream Chinese cuisine. One of our favorites was noodles, which we enjoyed not only for the taste, but also for the entertainment of its preparation. Noodles are tossed, beaten and pulled to ensure the correct consistency before being dipped in soups, a blend of noodles, and vegetables.

 

India: In India, there is so much street food goodness, aloo tikki (spiced potato snacks) stand out in Varanasi as one of our favorites. Please take note: when you do venture to eat street food in India, stick to the cooked products and be wary of fresh herb and vegetable toppings that may have been washed in unclean water.

 

Laos: Or Lam is a spicy stew with mushrooms, eggplant, veggies, lemongrass, and chilies.

 

Nepal: It’s challenging to resist dumpling anywhere, and Nepal’s momos were a WOW. Served steamed or fried, momos are famous in and around the areas of the Tibetan plateau, all over Nepal.

 

love, #krishna

 

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Intuitive Living

Intuition is a gift that each of us have, and like all gifts – all potentials, abilities, and talents – some go to waste and others rise to great heights and sweet achievements.

The choice is yours, and that is good news because the power lies within you.

Intuition is a guidance system and whether you believe it or not does not change the fact that it exists. Being guided by your intuitions doesn't mean abandon reason it means to allow your perception to balance your consciousness.

love, #krishna