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How to Meditate. Note: These instructions are drawn from the vipassana traditions of Mahasi Sayadaw and Chao Khun Bhavanapirama Thera.

How to Meditate

It is assumed the reader is familiar with the article, What is Vipassana? Contents This article offers step-by-step instructions for nine insight meditation exercises, as well as a detailed explanation of mindful eating, hints on dealing with problems such as wandering mind, sleepiness, disturbing mental images, unpleasant emotions, and more. The following exercises are not necessarily listed in order of difficulty. Exercises suitable for beginners are noted. To start, choose one or two exercises and practice them daily. If there's something you don't understand at first, please don't let that daunt you.

Although these Buddhist meditation exercises come from the traditions of the Burmese teacher Mahasi Sayadaw and the Thai teacher Chao Khun Bhavanapirama Thera, you don't have to be a Buddhist to practice them. Citrus Chicken with Spring Vegetables. This is a first for me to "re-post" a recipe.

Citrus Chicken with Spring Vegetables

I have been craving a little sunshine in my life. About this time of the year I'm so ready for winter to be over. The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch. I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring.

The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch

I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together.

But with a teensy amount of planning, delicious lunches can be just a few easy steps away. All it takes is a trip to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon, a couple pantry staples, some mason jars, and an hour of your time. Why mason jars, you might ask? There really are only two rules to the mason jar salad: Start with the dressing or sauce, and end with the lettuce and herbs. Homemade “Clif Bars” My husband runs out the door with a Clif Bar in hand most weekday mornings.

Homemade “Clif Bars”

As a result, the kids think they are the greatest things ever and we had gotten into the habit of snacking on these bars when out and about or traveling. The bars seem healthy enough, but quite high in sugar and really, when there are that many ingredients, I start to wonder. I couldn’t help but think that a homemade alternative would be much-appreciated in my household. Furthermore, the activity itself sounded like something I could easily do with my kids…a bonus for any multi-tasking parent…and the $1-$1.99 price tag on these babies would not be missed in the slightest.

Homemade Cliff Bars (no bake!) Gordon Ramsay's Jerusalem Artichoke Risotto With Scallops Recipe - - 354420. Oatmeal To Go. What if I said you could create a nutritious breakfast your kids will come running for and can take it go?

Oatmeal To Go

You might say it came wrapped in plastic. Nope, it’s baked oatmeal. The stuff disappears in my house before it has a chance to cool. I gave Rebecca over at Cooking With My Kid the recipe and I want to share it with you all too. Get the vanishing baked oatmeal recipe after the jump… Oatmeal 2 Go Recipe 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup almond meal (ground almonds) 1 cup unsweetened applesauce. How to steam vegetables. Steaming Times for Vegetables I bought a pot that has a basket for steaming vegetables.

How to steam vegetables

How long do I steam my vegetables? Well, how long does it take you to read a book? Kind of depends on the book, doesn't it? Steaming is a wonderful way to cook most vegetables. Super Simple “Pad Thai” Fresh Rhubarb Pie Recipe. Summertime Risotto Recipe - - 309944. Prosciutto Wrapped Melon - Recipes - Food Network Canada. Prosecco Pairing Notes Description: Prosecco is a slightly sweet, bubbly Italian wine.

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon - Recipes - Food Network Canada

It's fun, it's light and it's a great match for lots of different foods. Prosecco has light fruity flavours with just a touch of sweetness, but it is still very refreshing because of the bubbles. It's a great affordable alternative to more expensive French Champagne, making it perfect for everyday entertaining. Pairing: Prosecco is a great match for anything salty and sweet. The sweetness of the wine matches the sweetness of the melon, without dominating. Appetizer, Fruit, No Cook, Quick and Easy, Picnics. Chocolate Mousse Recipe.

Chocoholics Beware.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

One spoonful of this Chocolate Mousse and you will be hooked forever. It is what you could call a grown up chocolate pudding. A simple yet elegant dessert. While it uses only a few ingredients, its chocolate flavor is rich and its texture is silky smooth, airy, almost foamy. Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe. Creamy Pasta Bake With Bacon And Asparagus Recipe.