God Already Knows

 by

Joseph

Humans have a natural tendency to feel disappointed when things seem to be going against us, often times expressing it through complaints and anger. But that only adds to the sense of helplessness and disappointment we're already feeling.

There is a famous story in Numbers 11 where the Israelites complained against God about the lack of variety in their diet. God provided the people with manna which is a nutritious bread, it fell from the sky and the people were instructed to gather it up six days a week.

But after a while the Israelites grew tired of the manna and complained and wailed outside Moses' tent saying that they had better food back in Egypt. Moses, for his part, complained to God about the people's grumbling and went so far as to say that God should just kill him:

"Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? 12Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? 13Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. 15If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin."  

This made for a very tense situation. I could imagine the people grumbling and complaining about their daily bread, Moses' agitated complaints to God about the ingratitude of the masses and God's anger about the entire situation.

God responded by saying to Moses "16 “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone.

18“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. 19You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” ’ ”

21But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’ 22Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”

23The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

24So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said."

It appeared that God was going to give the people exactly what they wanted because He sent quail in from the sea but there was a caveat: "31Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day’s walk in any direction. 32All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. 33But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah,because there they buried the people who had craved other food."

The Israelites' complaint was a challenge to God and He met it accordingly.

This isn't to say that we have no right to express our grievances and unhappiness about bad situations. In 1 Peter 5:7 the apostle tells us to "cast all of our anxiety before the Lord for He cares for you."

God wants us to tell Him about what ails us. Asaph did it in Psalm 73 wherein he expressed his sadness about wicked people seemingly getting ahead in life while good righteous people appear to get the short end of the stick.

Habakkuk, an old Testament prophet had a long talk with God about the problems the righteous face (Habakkuk 1 - 3) . He felt dismayed about what he perceived as evil being allowed to profit at the expense of the righteous. The prophet was right in talking to God, he did it in a respectful way in contrast to the Israelites who were ungrateful for what God was providing for them.

 

Comfort In Our Troubles

I recall how a daughter of God went through great travails but didn't complain. She looked forward with hope to better things and even as her situation grew more serious she held out hope for God and for the words that Peter had said in 1 Peter 5:7.

With all that was going on around her, though there were a few times in which she did seem very sad, she did not rail her fists at God nor wail and cry out or scream. Instead she felt peace in knowing God was with her. God sent the Comforter to her and also blessed her to be with her ever loving children whom she also loves so that she would be okay. This daughter of God also had the support of her many friends who love her.

And in time when God called her spirit home to forever be with Him in heaven she went peacefully in gentle sleep and her children were there and know that her example is a good one. For God does remember and watches and will do His work all the time. (“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abram’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

The daughter of God set a good example for her children who are also children of God and all of them have the promise that they all will be reunited in heaven and to do the work of the Lord there for where God is, she is and her children will be in time.

The world is a stressful place. We often make plans and when they don't come to fruition, we get the urge to grumble and complain. But we must be careful to not fall into a sense of entitlement thinking that God owes us something.

He doesn't.

We must remember that we belong to God. We are His creation and He will do as He sees fit.

God watches us all the time, nothing is beyond His notice. We must be patient and wait on Him. Because God is compassionate:"The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love." Psalm 103 (verse 8).

God knows about our pain: "“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)"

God welcomes our sincere complaints: "A prayer of the afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord." Psalm 102:25-27

God is faithful: “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also bring it to pass.” Thessalonians 5:24

And God knows what He is doing: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

So the next time you feel downhearted and feel the urge to complain remember that God already knows.

 

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Women and Exercise - The Basics and FAQs

Women and Exercise - The Basics and FAQsWomen and Exercise - The Basics and FAQs by by Sarah Cohen

There are plenty of reasons why women should exercise, but some aren't as obvious as others.

To decrease anxiety
To increase flexibility
To build bone density
To increase lean muscle mass
To improve athletic performance
To control weight and eating habits
To increase cardiovascular health
To increase motor coordination and balance
To decrease risk factor for heart disease, uterine cancer, breast cancer and diabetes

But what constitutes exercise in the first place? There are two main types of exercise:

1. Cardiovascular Exercise walking, running, biking, swimming, rowing, water running, dancing
2. Strengthening Exercises weight training, yoga, pilates, plyometrics, exercise bands

Osteoporosis - The Silent Thief
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes a decrease in bone mass density, resulting in weakened bones that are vulnerable to fracture and deformation. It's referred to as the "silent thief" because fractures are often the first symptom - though by then, the disease is often very advanced. Fractures commonly affect the spine, hips and wrist area. Approximately 12 million Americans are affected by this disease, and it's estimated that nearly 40 per cent of U.S. Caucasian women and 13 per cent of U.S. Caucasian men aged 50 or older will experience at least one fragility fracture (caused by osteoporosis) in their lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions About Women and Exercise

How does Exercise Help Increase Bone Mineral Density?

Exercise can help to build up your bone mineral density. The vertical trabeculae in the bone are the "weight bearing" structures, and their density can be increased with exercise.
How Does Exercise Decrease the Risk of Heart Attacks?
Regular exercise can alter your cholesterol in just a few months. As little as 30 minutes a day can decrease your LDL (Bad Cholesterol) and increase your HDL (Good Cholesterol).

What is the Best Form of Exercise for Weight Control?

For the majority of the population, a combination of both cardiovascular training and weight training is the most efficient way to control your weight. Recent research shows that a shorter period of interval cardio training (20 minutes divided into alternating 30-second intervals of intense and easy cardio training), along with a 30 to 40 minute weight training program produces the best results in terms of decreased body fat percentage and an increase in lean muscle mass.

How Early Can a Child Begin Regular Exercise?

Children of all ages can and should be exercising regularly. The rates of American childhood obesity are alarmingly high (tripling from 6.5 per cent 20 years ago to 19.6 per cent today). Heavy weight-bearing exercise should be avoided until after puberty, but cardiovascular activity is encouraged at any age.
How Can Walking or Running Alter Premenstrual Symptoms?

Just as our heart and muscles adapt when exercising, so does the endocrine system. Exercise can cause the ovaries to adapt by decreasing the level of estrogen that they produce, which can lead to a decrease in fluid retention, breast soreness, and irritability. Exercise also releases "feel good" hormones called endorphins.

How Does Exercise Help Pre and Post-Menopausal Women?

Studies have shown that exercise helps to relieve and prevent many menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal and urinary irritation, insomnia and depression. Post-menopausal women who exercise are half as likely to develop diabetes.

As a Chiropractor, Kinesiologist and a Personal Trainer Dr. Cohen has ten years experience in athletic training and rehabilitation and is currently working with runners and triathletes at the city, varsity, national and professional levels. Dr. Cohen has been a guest speaker for trainers and athletes at the Toronto and Whistler Can-Fit-Pro Conference, HSBC Triathlon Series Awards Event and Running Room Clinics on various topics including running biomechanics, training techniques and injury prevention and treatment. http://www.fitnessrepublic.com

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Bedspreads: Giving Your Room A New Dimension

Bedspreads: Giving Your Room A New DimensionBedspreads: Giving Your Room A New Dimension by by Harminder Maini

"If you are looking for a perfect thing for your home, bedspreads are the ones to start with."

Bedspreads have become one of the basic elements when it comes to home decor. They have taken the responsibility to brighten your home and define your room according to your personality. They make a visual effect that can lighten you up and brighten your day.

Bedspreads are basically a covering on the mattress of your bed. They provide a charm and let you get away with the same old monotonous look of your bedroom. It can even make your room dazzle with the kind of bedspread you choose. A bedspread comes in various varieties and various sizes that suits your room as well as fits your bed. A bed spread do differs from a bedsheet and a quilt as a bedspread is meant to touch the floor and not to be tucked under the mattress.

These can be of different types as they come as a flat top sheet either a blanket, quilt, or duvet, sometimes with a duvet cover which can replace or be used in addition to the top sheet. These can be made of different fabrics which may be cotton, silk, linen, chenille or any material that you can think of to cover the bed adding a sparkle to the room. These come in various design like block print, embroided, patch work and even plain. Any of them that can catch your eye is as good as having it on tour bed.

A bedspread is usually accompanied with pillow covers and cushion covers as all together make a complete bedding set. These bedspreads are a way to communicate with the natural texture of your room and compliment each and every article that has been placed in its proper place. It makes the room lively and worth looking at.

Bedspreads are these days famous and are a style symbol when it comes to your home. They define you as a person as your bedroom is a perfect reflection of you. The basic thing that makes you choose a bedspread is that you should look if it matches the color of your room and if it isn't matching then perfectly complimenting each texture that has been put around it. These come in various price quotes as they start with a basic range to suit any one's pocket to the range where it is just used as a style statement.

Today, in the market people are mainly preferring bedspreads made in silk with embroidery or patch work, but if this doesn't suits your taste then chenille bedspreads can define you the best. Bedspreads now have become more than essentials but a trend to keep you and your home going.

As the creative director and with over 12 years of experience in Textile field Mr. Harminder Maini of Rajrang Textile now distributes the benefits of significant knowledge to emerging craftsmanship manufacturers and help them improve their online business.

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What To Look For In A Rescue Cat From An Animal Shelter

What To Look For In A Rescue Cat From An Animal Shelter

What To Look For In A Rescue Cat From An Animal Shelter

If you have decided to get a new cat for your family, why not choose one from your local cat rescue home or animal shelter? There are so many animals that are in desperate need of a loving home. By adopting from a shelter instead of buying from a pet shop, you help those animals that are most in need to find a home and help fund the rescue work so that other cats can be saved. Many of these felines have had difficult lives so far - they may have been abandoned, abused or neglected by their owners. So, responsible rescue centres will take special care to find these cats a good home. They will give you as much information as possible about their charges' personalities and histories to help you choose wisely, but also take note of these following pointers before you make your choice.

Observation
Take some time to just watch the cats and kittens without trying to interact with them. Observe how active they are and what type of attitude they have. A cat that stays huddled in a corner or appears lethargic may be sick, which could mean expensive vets bills in the future. Or the poor cat may nave been abused and so is terrified of everyone and everything. If you have the time and patience, please don't automatically dismiss an abused feline. They can repay your care many times over. Take my friend's cat, Sunny, as an example.

Sunny can be affectionate but as she was abused by her previous owners, she can be easily startled and scared. Her new owners found out the extent of her abuse when they went to the vets to make sure she couldn't have kittens The vet,however,had difficulty finding her ovaries. It was then they learnt that Sunny had been repeatedly drop-kicked by her previous owners and her insides had been "rearranged". Due to this Sunny is nervous around people standing up, but fine if you don't move very much and just lie down quietly, then she will come and cuddle up to you. Her life has changed dramatically by having loving owners.

Observe how playful a cat is.
Some pet owners are looking for playful cats that will scamper about the house and chase and play with toys. Others would prefer a more docile cat who will spend hours cuddled up in the owner's lap.

Examine the Cat
Start with the eyes. Bright and clear eyes with no discharge or weepiness are a good sign.
The nose should be clean and slightly moist. Again, there should be no discharge.
The ears should also be clean. Those that are extremely dirty are potentially contaminated with ear mites. Ear mites can be very difficult to get rid of and can easily spread to other cats at home.
Finally, the cat's fur should be clean, shiny, and free of fleas. Fleas can be particularly annoying to both the cat and the owner. Eliminating fleas once they infest the home can be very difficult.

Listen to the Cat
A cat that coughs, sneezes, or sounds congested can be quite ill and should be avoided. Also, listen for sounds of contentment. A cat who is purring is probably happy and healthy. A meow can indicate either trouble or contentment. A long, pleading meow could show that the cat is ill. On the other hand, a playful meow could mean the cat is already developing a bond with its potential new owner!

Play with Kitty
After narrowing your choice down to a few possibles that appear to have the appropriate personality, it's time to play! See how they play with each other first to get a feeling for their disposition. How each cat interacts with other felines is particularly important for pet owners who already have a pet cat at home.
Play with the kitties yourself.
Take out a string, ball of wool or car keys and dangle them in front of each cat. The one that seems most alert and active is likely to be the better choice. Of course, you could always take home more than one if the decision is just too hard to make!

Word of Caution
Any cat or kitten that comes from a shelter will be stressed to some level. This stress has put them at a higher risk of attracting a respiratory infection. They may also be more prone to bite or scratch you before you have bonded. Most cat rescue shelters offer a spayed or neutered cat, with full shots and de-worming but you must also get your cat tested immediately for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

Be aware of any potential problems. Listen to the advice of the shelter workers and don't rush into any decisions.
However, it is so rewarding to adopt a cat from a cat rescue shelter and know that you have saved its life and given it a comfortable home.

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Tips to remember when choosing the best franchise.

Tips to remember when choosing the best franchise.

Tips to remember when choosing the best franchise.

By: Michael Johnson

When you decide to buy a franchise, you're giving your business a major head start in so many ways. By trading on an established name, you slash your advertising costs. Because the franchisor wants you to succeed, you have access to everything that they've learned in years of doing business to help you choose your site, develop your staff, design your store - in fact, in every aspect of starting up your own business. A franchise business opportunity gives you your best shot at succeeding in owning your own business - if you choose the best franchise opportunity for you.

The start-up costs are part of the arguments against buying into a franchise business opportunity. Other cons include the monthly payments to the main franchisor of the business as well as marketing costs. If you want to use the corporate headquarters clever marketing campaigns, you have to pay for the privilege. Then there are the restrictions on suppliers and such. Usually the corporate headquarters of your franchise business opportunity has a network or pre-approved vendors, suppliers and contractors that you must use. There is also the contract that you have to sign with the corporate headquarters for the right to use the franchise name. It is very tough to break and could have you locked in for years.

How do you evaluate the various franchise opportunities that are out there to find the best fit for you? The first step is to know what you want to do. What resources and skills can you bring to your new business? What kind of business will you enjoy? Keep in mind that the best franchise opportunity is one that will offer you full support, including training in all the business skills that you'll need to be successful. After all, your success adds to their value.

Once you know what you want to do, it's time to get down to the serious work of choosing the best franchise opportunity for you. Here are some key points to consider:

1. Choose a product that you love.
Not just like, but love. It's possible to sell something you don't care about, but the more you believe in your product, the more successful you'll be at selling it.

2. Research the industry.
Once you've chosen a product that you like, take a long, hard look at the industry of which it's a part. Sit down and study the brochures and information from the franchisor. Are you interested enough in the business to put in the required time to succeed?

3. Talk to others who already own franchises.
Take a field trip to others who are already involved in the network. Most owners will be happy to talk to you about their business. Ask about their normal day, the obstacles they had to overcome, the parts that were easier than they thought. Ask if the business lives up to their expectation, and ask point-blank if they'd do it again.

4. Get the answers you need from the franchisor's representative.
Once you've expressed an interest by submitting an application, feel free to call the franchise representative with your questions. He'll be happy to give you the answers you need to make your decision about whether this is the best franchise opportunity for your investment.

5. Meet the franchisor face to face.
Get to know the person you're going to do business with. They have their own interests at heart, of course, but how sincere are they about helping you make YOUR business a success? Is the training they offer sufficient? Do they respect you as a partner?

The answers to those questions will help you evaluate each business and find the best franchise opportunity for you.

Just make sure before taking the plunge with a promising small business franchise opportunity that you do your research. Make sure you have enough money, not only for investing in the new business, but also for living expenses while your build up your clientele.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 9

 

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Joseph

 

I'm taking a little time off for the holidays. I will be back soon.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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How to Cook a Turkey - Without Poisoning Your Guests

How to Cook a Turkey - Without Poisoning Your Guests

How to Cook a Turkey - Without Poisoning Your Guests
By Jan Stuart

Why temperature is so important

NB. F = Degrees Fahrenheit and C = Degrees Centigrade

Temperature is critical in determining how long to cook a turkey, for the simple fact that the bird must have reached a uniform temperature of at least 165 F throughout in order to destroy harmful bacteria. You do not want to give your guests food poisoning!

The turkey is a weird shaped food source! - Large body covered with thick flesh around the breast area, large legs made up of dense muscle and a large internal cavity. Because of this, it is not so easy as cooking a single joint of meet for example. The breast meat tends to cook much faster that the dense muscular leg meat, so there is a risk of over-cooking the breast meat whilst waiting for the leg meat to cook thoroughly.

Deciding how long to cook a turkey is not an easy question to answer as there are so many variable factors to consider.

The type of oven

With conventional gas or electric ovens (not Microwave, Convection, Rotisserie) the top of the oven is the hottest zone. The middle part of the oven is usually the coolest zone. The bottom part of the oven is usually also a cool zone in a gas oven, but in an electric oven this area can be a hot zone. As the turkey will remain in the same position throughout the cooking cycle, this will influence the length of time and how evenly the turkey cooks.

Microwave ovens work on an entirely different principle but due to the larger size of turkey compared to chicken, may not be large enough to cook turkey.

Convection ovens are more efficient than conventional ovens because an internal fan circulates hot air all around the food. Turkey cooked in a convection oven should be more evenly cooked with maybe a 50% saving in time.

Rotisserie ovens are also more efficient than conventional ovens because the food is continually turned allowing heat to penetrate evenly.

Size and weight of the turkey

No surprises here, but the larger and heavier the turkey, the longer the time period for cooking! If the turkey is so large that it only just fits into the oven, seriously consider using a bigger oven or buying a smaller turkey. The reason for this is that to cook the turkey thoroughly, there must be a good air space all around the turkey to enable hot air to circulate. If this is not the case then it will be difficult to gauge cooking times and ensure even cooking throughout.

Fresh or frozen turkey?

Many people prefer to cook a fresh turkey as the taste is said to be superior to frozen. Fresh turkey should be purchased 1 to 2 days prior to cooking and stored in a refrigerator. When ready to cook take out of the refrigerator and allow to come up towards room temperature.

Frozen turkey is more convenient for many people however and provided the correct thawing out procedure is followed, should be safe and tasty. Care must taken to follow the suppliers thawing out instructions correctly, including that applying to stuffing. A general guide to thawing frozen turkey stored in a refrigerator is to allow 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds weight (e.g. a 14 pounds turkey would take 3 to 4 days to thaw out).

Deciding how long to cook your turkey

Professional chefs cook their turkey at an oven temperature range 325 F to 350 F (170 C to 180 C).

As a guide, if you are cooking a 12 pounds weight fresh or thawed frozen turkey without stuffing using a conventional oven operating at a temperature of 325 F, the likely cooking time would be 3 Hours. When stuffing is placed within the turkey it will take a little longer to cook through so the cooking time must be increased. Refer to a good turkey cook book for full instructions.

Testing temperature when cooking your turkey

The old school method for testing when your turkey is cooked is to use a clean metal skewer. When the approximate cooking time is up, you take the turkey out of the oven and carefully pierce the thickest part of the leg with the skewer. Remove the skewer and press against the leg to see if the juices run out clear without any trace of pink - if the juices are clear then the turkey should be cooked.

There are more accurate methods available using modern technology, more suited to the amateur or newbie chef:

  • Use a temperature probe food thermometer designed to be inserted directly into the turkey during the cooking process, as directed by manufacturers instructions. This continuously monitors the internal cooking temperature so you can be certain that the correct minimum temperature is achieved.
  • Use a thermometer (designed for the specific purpose) to register the internal temperature of your oven so as to check the accuracy of your ovens temperature controls.
  • When the turkey has cooked and has been removed from the oven, use an "instant read" probe food thermometer to check the internal temperature of various parts of the turkey e.g. legs, inner thigh, breast, internal cavity stuffing. The turkey should be allowed to rest for approximately 30 minutes after cooking and the internal temperature must be at least 165 F to ensure that the meat is cooked sufficiently well and safe to eat.

Turkey cooking tips

  1. Some professional chefs suggest pre heating your oven to a much hotter initial temperature of 425 F ( 220 C ). Place your turkey in the oven and leave for approximately 15 minutes. Then reduce the temperature down to the correct range selected e.g. 325 F for the remaining time. The idea here is to give the turkey a good blast of heat which penetrates right into the meat and any stuffing.
  2. Consider cooking stuffing outside the turkey in a casserole.
  3. To protect the turkey breast from over-cooking and drying out, consider placing stuffing under the breast skin. You should carefully peel back the skin and work your fingers and then your hand under the skin to free it from the meat. Spoon the stuffing into the cavity and then replace the skin and secure down to avoid anything leaking out.

Enjoy your turkey dinner celebration!

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Making A Delicious Goat Cheese Salad by by Richard C. Thomas

Making A Delicious Goat Cheese SaladMaking A Delicious Goat Cheese Salad by by Richard C. Thomas

Goat cheese is a delicious and healthy alternative to other types of cheese. It is low in fat and cholesterol but packed with nutrients like vitamin A, niacin, thiamin, and protein. There are many ways you can enjoy goat cheese in any meal but one of the best ways is in a salad.

There are many different recipes for goat cheese salad and all of them are very simple and straight forward. Why not try making a goat cheese salad the next time you cook for your friends or family? Not only is goat cheese healthier than other types of cheese, it is also very delicious.

Goat Cheese Salads with Fruit

Goat cheese goes surprisingly well with fruit. For example you can make a simple and delicious goat cheese salad by combining it with chopped walnuts and strawberries and drizzling it with pomegranate vinaigrette.

You can also make a warm apple goat cheese salad by combining broiled Granny Smith apple slices with endives, parsley, walnuts, raspberry vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. You can also make goat cheese salad with pear and apple honey vinaigrette. Chopped cantaloupe, fresh greens, and berries are also a great combination to make goat cheese salad.

Baked Goat Cheese Salad Recipes

You can bake goat cheese and then put it on top of some crusty bread and drizzle it with vinaigrette and there you have a delicious salad and appetizer dish. Also try combining baked goat cheese with roasted beets, arugula, baby spinach, and vinaigrette to make a delicious salad.

You can also roll goat cheese in bread crumbs and freshly chopped herbs prior to baking it. Then you can combine the baked goat cheese with chopped mushrooms, tomatoes, and avocado as a topping for mixed greens.
Goat cheese isn't only a great ingredient for salads. Along with making goat cheese salad, experiment with different recipes and try serving goat cheese appetizers such as grape leaves stuffed with goat cheese, goat cheese pizza, or goat cheese and mushroom fondue. Goat cheese is a versatile ingredient and it can be used in a wide range of dishes.

In conclusion, try serving a goat cheese salad the next time you cook. Making a goat cheese salad is a great way to impress your friends and family with an exotic and delicious dish. Also don't forget to experiment with goat cheese in other dishes because it is a versatile cheese that is delicious as well as nutritious.

If you love this article, you will also love another article written by this article's author on top freezer refrigerator and refrigerator shelves.

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How Can Obesity Be Controlled?

How Can Obesity Be Controlled?How Can Obesity Be Controlled? by by Nick Mutt

Obesity is a worldwide problem, means it has no geographical favorites and is present everywhere in the world. Lifestyle changes has led to globalization of obesity.

Obesity is defined as the excessive body fat, but is difficult to measure directly. For this reason body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of weight, corrected for differences in height, is most commonly used to define obesity. BMI is computed as weight (in kg) divided by height squared (in meters). The WHO has defined BMI of 30 or greater as obesity.

Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.9. Although the health risks for being overweight, including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers, are less than those for obesity, they are still substantial.

Half of all Americans indeed are either overweight or are obese by WHO standards. Obesity rates in children are also raising fast. The health consequences and the costs incurred in treating the complications arising from obesity and excess weight are enormous. In America, excess body fat account for about 90% of adult onset of diabetes, about one-third of heart attacks, contributes to several major cancers, arthritis, cataracts and reduced quality of life in general.

Although genetic factors influence the likelihood of obesity, they can�t explain such massive increase in so short a period of time. Fundamentally, weight gain occurs when physical activity decreases or total calorie intake increases.

How to Control Obesity?

Although many dream of a weight loss pill to cure the problem, alone it can not help you to get rid of it. So instead of looking for a magic pill, you should recognize that obesity is a function of social change. Urbanization, sedentary lives, and the consumption of mass produced high calorie foods.

In principle, if every individual exercised regularly and be careful about calorie intake, obesity would be uncommon. But because low levels of physical activity and over-consumption are deeply imbedded in our lifestyles, individuals acting in isolation face many obstacles. An effective strategy to fight the obesity epidemic will require both individual and institutional initiatives.

� Nutritionists must provide improved dietary advice and make it accessible to all.
� Health experts can do more to counsel patients about the importance of minimizing weight gain as adults.
� You can limit television watching, computer related lazy activities like browsing, etc. and avoid buying soft drinks.

Many individuals, having learned to exercise and avoid excessive calorie intake, are controlling their weight.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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Bathtub Refinishing Saves Time And Money

Bathtub Refinishing Saves Time And MoneyBathtub Refinishing Saves Time And Money by by Joe Morgan

WHY REPLACE WHEN YOU CAN RESTORE! SAVE UP TO 80% OF REPLACEMENT COSTS.

Using modern techniques and the best materials available, we can help you realize a savings of up to 80% over the cost of replacement. This huge savings can be applied elsewhere in your overall remodeling plan, thereby, allowing you to upgrade in other areas.

With traditional replacement, the biggest problems are involved with taking out the old bathtub. In the process parts of the bathroom tile, walls and floor must be torn away. The old plumbing is often in the wrong place to fit the new bathtub, which is more time and expense. Add together the cost of the new bathtub, Plumbing fixtures, floor and wall materials, installation and its easy to see where the cost of replacing a bathtub can run into thousands of dollars - not to mention the inconvenience of not being able to use your own bathroom for an extended period time.

With refinishing/reglazing, your worn bathtub, showers, sinks, countertops and ceramic tile can be restored to their original luster in less than a day. You are spared from the down-time and hassle of Removal. Refinishing is a great alternative and will save you up to 80% of the cost of replacement. Our high quality bathtub refinishing coatings will allow you to have a beautiful bathroom without the expensive and messy process of traditional remodeling

BATHTUB & SINKS

Worn or cracked fiberglass bathtubs, cast iron, steel, acrylic, porcelain bathtubs and sinks can be beautifully rejuvenated with our Coating system. Bathtub reglazing involves the application process of a durable and resilient finish. Our Process allows these types of surfaces/fixtures to be repaired and color changed right where it is, without removal. This process to your fixture is most often done the same day, ready to use the next day, and is much less costly than replacement.

FIBERGLASS OR TILE SHOWERS, COUNTERTOPS, WALL TILE

Ceramic tile or fiberglass showers, countertops, and wall tile can be quickly and economically restored to the color option of choice without the messy time consuming process of removal. This process involves the repair of any chips and the application process of our quality coating, resulting in high gloss appearance. One of the great benefits of reglazing ceramic tile is no more grouting. The coating seals in grout, which also eliminates the forming of mold and mildew.

LAMINATE, CULTURED MARBLE AND FORMICA COUNTERTOPS

Countertops of laminate, Cultured marble or Formica can be resurfaced to the color option of choice at a significant cost savings over replacement. Countertop restoration can be done quickly and without the time and mess of a replacement job. Whether in the kitchen or bathroom almost any countertop can be resurfaced to the color option of choice.

SLIP RESISTANT SURFACE TREATMENT

Slips and falls on wet surfaces are a major problem for all types of commercial establishments and residences. Slip resistant bathtub application helps solve these costly problems. A chemical treatment applied during the refinishing process helps prevent slipping for years with only one application. Slip resistant bathtub application has been thoroughly proven in actual use on tens of thousands of tubs in hotels, hospitals, senior care facilities and residences. This technology can be used on tile floors, bathtub and shower surfaces.

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Ways To Prevent Your Dog From Unwanted Urination

Ways To Prevent Your Dog From Unwanted Urination

Ways To Prevent Your Dog From Unwanted Urination

By: Jonathan Cheong

Problems with inappropriate urination are some of the most commonly encountered by dog owners. As a matter of fact, inappropriate urination and defecation is the most frequently cited reason that owners surrender their animals to shelters.

Before you can address problems with inappropriate urination, it is important to understand the basis of the problem. There are several reasons why dogs lose control of their bladders, and it is important to know the root cause of the problem before it can be properly addressed.

Problem #1 - Excitement Urination

Dogs often urinate when they become overly excited, and dogs that are otherwise perfectly housebroken sometimes show their excitement by dribbling urine when greeting you excitedly. It is normal for some dogs to urinate when they get excited, and this can be a particular problem for many older dogs.

A lot of excitement induced urination occurs in young puppies, and it is caused by a lack of bladder control. The puppy may not even know he is urinating, and punishment will simply confuse him. Becoming angry with the puppy will quickly cause excitement urination to morph into submissive urination, thus compounding the problem. As the puppy gets older and develops better bladder control, this type of excitement urination should disappear.

The best cure for excitement urination is prevention. Preventing your dog from becoming over excited is the best way to control this problem behavior. If your dog is excited by a particular stimulus or situation, it is important to repeatedly expose him to that situation until it no longer causes excessive excitement.

Problem #2 - Submissive Urination

Submissive urination is a natural part of pack behavior among animals like dogs and wolves. The submissive member of the pack shows his or her submissiveness by lowering itself and urinating. Since dogs are pack animals, they may show their submissiveness to their owner, who they regard as the pack leader, by exhibiting this submissive urination.

Dogs who exhibit submissive urination are usually showing their insecurity. Unsocial zed and previously abused dogs often exhibit submissive urination. These dogs need to be shown that there are more appropriate ways to express their submissive status, such as shaking hands or licking the owner's hand.

The best way to deal with submissive urination problems is often to ignore the urination. Trying to reassure the dog can give the mistaken impression that you approve of the behavior, while scolding the dog can make the submissive urination worse.

Correcting problems with submissive urination should be directed at building the dog's confidence and teaching him other ways to show his respect. Teaching the dog to lift his paw, sit on command, or similar obedience commands, is a great way to direct the dog's respect in a more appropriate direction.

Problems with urination are not always easy to deal with, but it is important to be consistent, and to always reward acceptable behavior on the part of the dog. When urination problems do occur, it is always a good idea to first rule out any medical conditions that could be causing those problems. Medical issues like bladder infections can be the root cause of problems with unwanted urination.

After any medical problems have been ruled out, it is important to determine what is causing the problem, and treat it appropriately. While it can be tempting to punish the dog for inappropriate elimination, doing so will only confuse and further intimidate him.

 

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