What you can do with an egg

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Everyone has their own favorite way to eat an egg, hard boiled, sunny side up, omelet and the list goes on.

Here are some ideas what you can do with an egg:

  • Hard boiled: 12 minutes (boil in simmering water, the yolk will be hard cooked)
  • Medium boiled: 5 minutes (cooked white and slightly firm yolk)
  •  Soft boiled: 3 minutes (the yolk will be runny)
  •  Sunny side up: Use butter or oil, don´t let the pan get too hot, break the egg and gently drop it in the pan, make the yolk is last in the pan. Lower the heat directly.
  •  Scrambled eggs: There are many versions of this but the foundation is the following. Use butter or oil, break the eggs and stir it while it is cooking. You can spice up the dish by adding bacon, ham, vegetables, potato and more.
  • Poached egg: Here it is about cooking the egg in simmering water. You break the egg into a bowl and gently pour it into the pan of water. Add a little vinegar into the water to avoid the egg white to disperse. When the egg white has become solid
  • Eggs and milk: If you need an energy boost the egg is here to help. Just take a glass and add two raw eggs and milk in it. Stir, and bottoms up!

 

 

The best things about a treadmill

A treadmill is a great way to exercise the whole body. You can regulate the speed according to what pace you want, if you want to just pretend walking on the Champs-Élyssés or if you want to run as if the neighbor’s is chasing. It is up to you. Whatever you choose, be aware that the treadmill can be your best friend, or your enemy.

For these people, the treadmill turned out to be their enemy…

The 5:2 diet

UntitledThe latest trend in dieting is spreading as fast as the speed of light, just joking, but thanks to the great technology, the 5:2 diet has become world news.

So, what is this new diet about? It is quite simple, during 5 days you eat whatever you want, and the 2 other days you are fasting, or, you can eat up to 600 calories if you are a man, and 500 calories if being a women. Some say its a good way to loose weight, some say it´s not. If you are now considering trying this diet remember a few things:

  • During the 5 whatever-you-want-to-eat days, don´t think that having a greasy burger, a four cheese pizza and 4 liters of soda, and a bunch of snacks is allowed. No no no, you can eat whatever you want, as long as it is healthy (now we all have our own definitions of healthy), so avoid trans fats, reduce the sugar intake and keep a balanced meal

A balanced meal should include: carbohydrates, proteins and fat

  • The 2 fasting days should not be consecutive, so you need to spread those days during the week
  •  Remember that the body needs fuel to function, so don´t forget vitamins and minerals and everything else that is healthy in the food, frankly said….Don´t overdo it!

Good Luck!

Places to visit: Angel Falls

Angel FallsAre you planning a trip to South America? Make sure to have Venezuela on the schedule, or the Auyantepui mountain to be more exact. There you can find the highest waterfall in the world. It is located in the Canaima National Park and with a total height of 979 m (3,212 ft), the Angel Falls is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls, and the highest waterfall in the world.

The Angel Falls (Salto Ángel in Spanish) has been named after the US aviator Jimmie Angel, who is seen to be the first person to fly over the waterfall. It has become one of the main tourist attractions of Venezuela but as the waterfall is located in an isolated jungle, to get there is not the easiest task. You need to get to the village of Canaima, which is only accessible by flight, and from there you go to the Canaima National Park.

Gazpacho

Andalucian GazpachoThe Andalucian tomato soup Gazpacho is a perfect choice in the summer heat and as an appetizer on the table. It is easy to make and all the fresh vegetables gives your body a boost!

What you need: (4 persons)

• 1 Kilo tomatoes
• 1/2 onion (60 grams)
• 1 small green bell pepper
• 1 cucumber (small)
• 1 small cup of olive oil
• 2 teaspoons of vinegar
• Garlic
• Croutons
• Salt and pepper

How to prepare:

1. Boil water and put the tomatoes in for about one minute. The skin will come off more easily
2. Put tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber, onion and garlic together and blend until you have a smooth mixture
3. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper
4. Place the soup in the refrigerator and let it chill
5. Serve it with chopped vegetables (celery, bell pepper, onion etc.) and crutons

¡Buen Provecho!

Sing, sing, sing

Even monkeys do itAre you a person who doesn´t like to sing? Do you have a terrible singing voice you don´t want anyone want to hear? Well, sing anyway! In the shower, when you are alone, when you want to get on the nerves of the person you love, just SING SING SING!

Singing is a sort of an exercise, it is good for your lungs as you breathe from deep within from the diaphragm , it gives the heart a training, and your body releases endorphins (the hormone that makes you happy). If you notice any other positive side effects of singing, let us know!

Start singing, right here, right now!

 

Places to visit: Ideal Palace

Le Palais Ideal

Le Palais Ideal

There is no question that we have amazing architectural buildings all over the world. Almost everywhere you go, you will found some building that has the “wow” factor. The Ideal Palace in Hauterives, France is one of them.

The history of the Ideal Palace is more than interesting. The postman Ferdinand Cheval was on his daily route delivering posts as he tripped over on a stone and was amazed by the strange shape it had. The next day he returned to the same spot and started collecting stones which he brought home. The stones he put in his pockets at first, then in a basket and later a wheel barrow. Cheval continued this procedure and worked a lot during the night and after two decades he was ready with the outer walls. He put together the stone using lime, mortar and cement. His inspiration of the design came from the Bible and the Hindu mythology. The building took him 33 years to complete. Cheval wanted to be buried there but the French law did not allow it. He died in 1924, only after a year of the completion.

The Ideal Palace is seen as an amazing masterpiece and a landmark of France. Tourists from all around the world visit the palace every year.

How is your car running?

This week we have found an exceptional video, a commercial made by a mechanic in Burbank, Los Angeles. The video actually appeared on the Ellen Show, and most likely thanks to this, he now has nearly 4 million hits on Youtube.

So, dear readers, prepare to shift it shift it forward, shift it shift in reverse!

Movie recommendation: 127 hours

Based on a true story

127 hours is a nerve-racking movie based on the life event of Aron Ralston, who was trapped in the bottom of a canyon in the Blue John Canyon in Utah, USA with his arm stuck under a rock with no one but himself. Directed and produced by Danny Boyle, we get to follow James Franco (playing Ralston) as he struggles to survive in staggering heat, rain, without food, and a long list of “what if” thoughts. Thanks to the video camera he brought with him he keeps a video diary and the viewer get to see every emotion, every thought, every feeling of Ralston. As the viewer is about to give up and the thoughts are only that he won´t survive, the movie takes a surprising turn and shows what can be seen as an amazing will power of the human.

Even though the movie is centered to only one character you can not take your eyes away from it as you just want to see what happened in the end. Not very well known, James Franco is a perfect match for the role as Ralston. He delivers all emotions and feelings with every detail to the viewer. He does the little extra and embodies Ralston in a perfect manner. Thumbs up for Franco!

This is a highly recommended must-see movie. It makes you wonder, what would I do in order to survive?