Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vegan creamed pasta & corn

This is a post from a guest
1. Boil pasta according to instructions
2. Mix with vegenaise to taste
3. Add salt and pepper (optional)
4. Enjoy!!!
1. Microwave corn for 3 minutes
2. Husk the corn
3. Slice the kernels with the knife off of the cob
4. Add vegenaise
5. Add pepper & salt (optional)
6. Mix well
7. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Village in Holland .. With no roads AT ALL!

A Village in Holland wherein you can't find a single road...

All transportation is done by boats along the river.
But it's not a problem as it is so beautiful!
Hard to believe such tranquility!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Vegetarian Cat

This is a part of a video from Vev. Heng Sure's lecture at Gold Sage Monastery, San Jose, California (a branch of City of Ten Thousand Buddhas) on Sunday, 8/27/2010. Very interesting about a vegetarian cat from a Temple in South Korea!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This modern-day Shravan Kumar has walked 216 kilometres with parents

Peeyush Khandelwal, Hindustan Times
Email Author
Muradnagar, August 03, 2010

Sanjay Kumar (42) is already nicknamed as ‘Shravan Kumar of Kalyug’ by the villagers of localities surrounding the NH-58 area, ever since he started his ‘Kanwar’ journey, carrying his parents over his shoulders, over a stretch of around 216 kilometres to his house in Seelampur area of Delhi.

A small time electrician told Hindustan Times that his parents were god for him and he has devoted his entire life to their service. “Many of the youngsters don’t understand the meaning of parents in ones life. Carrying my parents over my shoulders is a mark of respect to them as they brought me in this world. They are God for me,” Kumar told Hindustan Times.

95 year old Lala Ram and his 80 year old wife Savitri Devi are equally thankful to their son for fulfilling their wish for a bath in the holy Ganges in Haridwar during the Kanwar procession.
“My son is married. From the day one after his marriage, his wife was bent on living separate from us. But Sanjay never gave up to her demands and she preferred to get separated and stay with her parents,” a white beard clad Sanjay’s father said.

Sanjay was inspired by the childhood tales narrated to him by his grandmother. “He surprised us when he told us about his plans to carry us over his shoulders. We tried to pacify his about the uphill task but he was adamant and touched our feet instead to allow the journey,” Savitri Devi said.

Notwithstanding the heavy rains, pebble ridden roads, boils/scratches over the back of his neck and shoulders, Kumar covers a distance of around 25-30 kilometres a day carrying his parents’ weight of around 115 kg.

“The only stoppages are for daily meals which are prepared and contributed by the villagers surrounding the NH 58 area,” a fellow Kanwaria said.

After every meal, the family members stop along the road side, have a bath and continue to their onward journey to Delhi. But, beginning each stopover, Sanjay touches his parents’ feet and seek their blessings.

Thousands of locals throng the NH-58 to seek blessings of the Kumar’s parents in the holy month of ‘Shravan’ as the news of their arrival spreads like fire from one village to the other.
Ghaziabad Police was equal to the task. Senior police officials have made police arrangements and also greeted Kumar and his parents on their arrival in the district.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gorgeous art work! Hope for cure of cancer

These egg shells were cut with a high intensity precision Laser Beam.. This gives a very good idea of what can be achieved with a Laser Beam. This gives you an idea what laser surgery performed on one's eye is all about.. Is it any wonder how one's vision can be improved in just a few moments? Science is sometimes wonderful, and it's still on the frontier of gaining new knowledge. Incredible what can be done with an eggshell and a laser beam..

In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer or is still living with it.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Amazing Ginger

Did you know the benefits of Ginger? Ginger is one of the world's seven most potent disease-fighting spices.

Ginger has been used for its health benefits for over 5000 years and is a favorite medicinal as well as culinary herb.

Unlike most spices, the part that has the most medicinal value grows under ground. Often mistakenly called “ginger root” this is actually the rhizome of the plant which is more of a subterranean stem than a root. Although you can use dried ginger and powdered ginger for health benefits, fresh ginger is preferred.

The intake of ginger helps stimulate the secretion of mucus, quieting your cough and soothing any scratchiness in your throat.
Ginger has been proven (in multiple studies) to treat feelings of nausea, particularly in the form of seasickness, morning sickness, motion sickness and as a side effect of chemotherapy.

In pregnancy is to be extra careful!! Never use any herb, including ginger, without first discussing it with your doctor!! As for those suffering from ulcer, or other very serious gastric problems, they should also consult their doctor.

Ginger contains anti viral, anti toxic, and anti fungal properties, and is used for the prevention of and treatment against the common cold.

Ginger acts as an antihistamine and aids in the treatment of allergies.

Ginger displays anti inflammatory properties and can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and various other muscular disorders.

The chemical components of the root are instrumental in inhibiting the biosynthesis of prostaglandins which are responsible for causing inflammation.

Thus the root has proven to be a highly effective form of treatment, in some cases, even more so than the NSAID's that are traditionally prescribed.

So eating ginger may help to prevent cancer and aging disorders.

Ginger contains special enzymes responsible for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in digestion and the prevention of cramps.

Good for those with constipation!

The ancient Greeks used to eat ginger after a large meal, in order to ease the digestion process.
Ginger has proven to help lower your cholesterol levels and prevent the formation of blood clots.
As a mood enhancer, ginger's cineole content may help contribute to stress relief.

Also used for migraine headache.

Ginger can also be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature.
Chewing on fresh ginger, can help freshen the breath
Being a warming herb, ginger can help knock out a fever. This property also makes it effective in stimulating circulation of the blood.

It can also help relax muscles around the blood vessels and is said to help prevent blood clots from forming. The warming effects make it a natural decongestant as well as an antihistamine, making it the perfect remedy for colds.

Some studies show that it can even help inhibit the replication of the herpes simplex virus.

Recent studies show that ginger might also have a role in lowering LDL cholesterol because the spice can help reduce the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed. It has also been shown in animal trials to help slow or even prevent cancerous tumor growth.

To discover the health benefits of ginger for yourself, simply make a tea by steeping about 5 slices of ginger in hot water.

Hope it will be of benefit to you & others.
Wishing you all a happy healthy life.
Health is Wealth"

Andrew Do