How Being in the Moment can Make You Happier

I read once that whenever you are depressed you’re living in the past, and whenever you are anxious, you’re living in the future….If you are at peace, you’re living in the present. Right now, with the future being so uncertain and the past haunting our moments at home, it can feel like there’s no relief. Still, in this article, I’ll talk to you not only about how I found peace by living in the moment, or how it helped me make better choices for my future, but how you can start implementing it immediately!

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Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Soup

It’s no secret that I love Latino food and one item, in particular, is my favorite. Mexican Street Corn is a cob of corn on a stick and that covered in usually mayo and some spices and a salty cheese called Cotija and it is DELICIOUS!!!! Seriously, it’s one of my favorite things to eat. I have to say that this recipe I’m about to give you that in soup form. It’s creamy and delicious and topped with bacon and cotija soup and the best part is, it serves 4 really well!

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Quick, Easy and Delicious Oyakodon

I LOVE cooking Japanese food. For any of you who follow my Instagram, you know how every now and then I have to take pics of bento boxes I make. While I still haven’t mastered the art of Sushi making, this is one of those comfort food type things that brings such a wonderful warm feeling when you eat it. It’s also really easy to make, the hardest part is really getting the rice cooking and ready. So if you’re looking for something unique to cook up for dinner tonight, I got you covered!

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Delicious Lamb Chops with a Garlic and Herbs Marinade

First, before I start talking about this recipe, I’d like to let you all know that I write these articles sometimes a month in advance. I had no idea what the effects of the Coronavirus would be here in Boston, much less the rest of the world. I did experience going to the grocery store and the meat case being absolutely empty. It can be scary, but please know that this won’t last forever, and perhaps this lamb recipe is something you can bookmark and come back to later when things have calmed down. Think of it as something to look forward to! I wish you all peace during this difficult time and excellent health. Please make sure to wash your hands and avoid situations that might put you at risk. Remember, this too shall pass.

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Ridiculously Delicious Rosemary Cheddar Soda Bread Recipe

March is all about St. Patricks Day and that can also mean lots of Guinness and Irish foods. Soda bread is a traditional bread recipe that gets its name from the use of baking soda in the dough to help it rise instead of yeast. The traditional kind can range from pretty tasteless, to packed with all kinds of seeds. This version I found is packed with sharp cheddar and fresh rosemary and it goes amazingly well with beer which makes it perfect for St. Patties day!

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Check Out this Classic Bangers and Mash Recipe!

One of the first things I think of when I think of St. Patricks day is beer. Beer makes me hungry so then I think of food, and when I think of a traditional Irish meal, I think of Bangers and Mash! A couple of years ago, my husband was able to go to Ireland to do a talk and while there he had Bangers and Mash and reported back to me how amazing it was, naturally I had to find a recipe to recreate it.

Fun Fact, Bangers are called “Bangers” because back in the day the sausages had a habit of bursting open which would cause a BANG!

Cooking new recipes can be pretty daunting. I wasn’t scared of the sausages or the potatoes, but I’ve always made gravy out of a mix! So this was a bit scary, but now that I’ve done it, I can promise you that it’s not nearly as bad as I had made it out to be and I was extremely pleased with the results.

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How to Make My Mother’s Pasta Sauce

They say that smell is one of the best memory makers for the human mind. A smell can take us back to our childhoods in an instant. Rain in the woods can remind me of camp, bleach reminds me of the pool at the health center where I use to take Tae Kwon Do as a child, and the smell of suntan lotion, of course, brings me back to playing on Florida’s soft sandy beaches. One smell that I cherish though is my mother’s pasta sauce recipe.

I feel like everyone has that one “family recipe” that they just love and pass down and this is one of my favorites. I can remember being a child and laying on the floor of my living room watching TV while the smell of this sauce floated in from the kitchen. I love it now because it reminds me of my mother, and it’s easy to make, freezes well and can be used not just in spaghetti dishes, but in lasagna too! I hope you love it as much as I do and that it becomes a staple in your home as well.

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