Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! May all the moms be blessed with the best! Love you, mom.

Thursday Thoughts

Green Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

1. 1 cup boiled quinoa (makes two servings)

2. Greens – Kale, Parsley and Lettuce – all finely chopped

3. Tofu cubes – soft tofu

4. Your favorite yogurt based dressing

5. Extra virgin olive oil

6. Salt

7. Black pepper powder

8. Cherry tomatoes – optional (3-4)

Method:

1. Mix all the greens and tofu with any yogurt based dressing

2. Add quinoa to the above mix and then add extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper

3. Note: quinoa should be at the room temperature

Try and share your reviews 😋

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Dinner is Served

Dinner Is Served

#J’aimeCuisiner #food photography #Soup #Salad #zucchini #mushrooms #quinoa #quinoasalad #healthy #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthyeating #vegetarian #food #goodvibes #live #life #foodblogger #biglife

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Yum Dip

Keep cool this summer with my super-quick and refreshing, Yum Dip.

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 of a small tomato finely chopped
  2. 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  3. 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  4. Handful of Cilantro – finely chopped

Method:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl – start with ranch, mayo, cilantro and then add in the tomato.

Enjoy with your favorite snacks. You can relish this with tortilla chips, wings or any other snacks that you want! 😋

Note: make sure to taste your ranch dressing and mayo before mixing because you may want to avoid ingredients that are more on the sour side (usually some varieties of ranch vinaigrette dressing and avocado oil mayonnaise are a little too sour). In that case, just use a regular variety of ranch and mayo.

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Earth Day Everyday

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Here are some of the things that I have incorporated into my day-to-day lifestyle because Earth day is not about being eco-friendly for just one day but always. I:

  • Use a glass water bottle whenever I need one and I do not use a plastic water bottle, even if it is reusable.
  • Use stainless steel straws and do not use any plastic straws. These straws are washable and come with a cleaning brush to clean them from the inside as well.
  • Do not use plastic containers for storing food or for packing lunches, just glass containers.
  • Do not use paper kitchen towels when at home, just fabric kitchen towels.
  • Always turn off the tap water when I don’t need water in between brushing, washing dishes or cleaning.
  • Use fabric shopping bags and not paper or plastic ones.
  • Do not buy anything with toxic or micro-plastic glitter (cosmetics, scrubs, mugs, etc.) because when the glitter goes down the drain, it contaminates the oceans and is eaten by the fishes.

“Treat the Earth well. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Proverb (Unknown)

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Mindful Word Exercise

How to engage your mind and overcome negativity or anxiety? Here is one simple way for doing this – Mindful Word Exercise. (Note: not tested on anyone, just my idea.)

  1. Think of a positive word and write it down. Let’s call it our main word. For Example – MODEST.
  2. Let’s look at each letter of our main word – M, O, D, E, S and T.
  3. Now, let’s write down a positive word starting with each of these letters. For Example – Mature Mind, Original, Decent, Elegant, Simple, and Temperate.
  4. Finally, let’s just take some time to be mindful of our thoughts about each of these positive words.

Here are my thoughts. Being modest has no age limit. A mature mind and an original self bring out decency and temperateness, which are simple yet elegant.

#Modest #SimpleThoughts #Soulful #SoulfulSaturday #SimpleVibes #Calm #KeepCalm #Positive #PositiveWords #OvercomeAnxiety #OvercomeNegativity #FeelGood #Vibes #Modesty #Mature #Maturity #Original #Originality #Decent #Decency #Elegance #Elegant #Simple #Simplicity #Temperate #Temperateness #Life #Live #BigLife

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My favorite pre-workout snack

Sharing the recipe of my favorite pre-workout snack and sometimes, this is also my instant breakfast.

Almond Banana Toast

Ingredients:

  1. One slice of any multigrain bread
  2. Banana
  3. Almond butter

Method:

1. Toast a slice of any multigrain bread on both sides.

2. Spread some smooth almond butter on one side of the slice. Tip: I personally like the smooth almond butter but you can try the crunchy almond butter if you like that one.

3. Cut some banana (usually less than half) into slices and gently cover the toast with banana slices.

4. You can have the toast like I have it in the picture or you can fold it and easily have it on the go.

5. Sometimes, this is also my instant breakfast along with the leftover banana.

#PreWorkout #Breakfast #InstantSnack #InstantBreakfast #PreWorkoutSnack #PreWorkoutFood #CleanFood #HealthyFood #FruitsInFood #Almond #HealthyButter #AlmondButter #BananaSnack #Nutrition #Fitness #Food #Recipes #FoodBlog #FoodBlogger #Enjoy #BigLife

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Happy Baisakhi

Happy Baisakhi 🙏

Some quintessential words for Baisakhi:

  • Bravery – to combat injustice
  • Amrit – the holy nectar
  • Infinite bounty – of crops, generosity and prosperity
  • Sukh – peace
  • Ardaas – prayer to the One Creator
  • Khalsa – pure and genuine
  • Harvest – reaped after the harmonious hard-work of the nature and the farmers
  • Ik Onkar – One with everything/One CreatorC13D6604-EB1F-410B-895C-75246B0BB502.jpeg

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Sunday Funday

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Saturday Motivation

When nobody is around you, remember that the Creator is omnipresent.

When your trust is broken, trust the process.

When you see no help coming, help yourself.

#Faith #Believe #WorkHard #BePatient #KeepGoing #Achieve #StayMotivated

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Happy Friday

Happy Friday from Big Life

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The “don’t be a loser” Mantra

Nobody is ever a loser if they try. If you try something then you either win or learn. The simple yet overlooked mantra for how not to be a loser is to try, learn and then keep going. There is no such thing as an unsuccessful attempt.

Want to enjoy swimming but are afraid to even dip your feet in the water? Are you are afraid of the water or do you think that people will judge you based on your body? Both of these fears are just in your mind. There are so many people across the globe who enjoy swimming and I bet none of them knew how to swim right from the moment they were born. Everyone starts at some point and then they either learn on their own or from someone else. All you need to do is to start, learn and then keep going. Even if something doesn’t work out, that doesn’t make you a loser. Take that as a learning experience and understand how to prepare yourself for an A game. Maybe you just need to do regular practice or you need some swimming lessons. You won’t be a loser if you will try. However, you will definitely lose the opportunity to live that moment, learn about your strengths and your areas of improvement if you will never try.

For the fear of people judging you based on your body, always remember that you must believe in yourself and be proud of who you are. People have the freedom to think whatsoever they want to and you can’t stop them from thinking nice or nasty about you or your body. If you will just stop yourself from enjoying swimming because of people looking at your body or their judgement of you based on your body, then you are losing to live your life for yourself. It is your body and your personal life. Only you can enjoy your life. You won’t lose anything but only your fears if you will try.

I will leave you with one of my favorite motivational quotes, “Arise, awake and stop not until the goal is achieved.” – Swami Vivekanada

#StayMotivated #WorkHardForYourDreams #EarnYourDreams #Try #Start #Learn #Grow #BeUnstoppable

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