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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oysters Parmesan #MakeItYours!

Do you like oysters? If you do, how do you like it served? I didn't like oysters when I was younger, but as I grew older, I've learned to love this jewel from the sea. And my favorite way to enjoy them? Oysters Parmesan! I've tried a lot of recipes, but this recipe from Food Network is the best so far. Instead of using regular butter, though, I used Original Country Crock® buttery spread.  I love that this has less fat and calories than butter. #MakeItYours!



Ingredients:
  • Cheese Topping:
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped
  • !Garlic Finishing Butter:
  • 1/2 cup Original Country Crock® buttery spread
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, such as the Louisiana brand
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 24 oysters, shucked on the half shell
Directions:
  1. For the cheese topping: Mix the Parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley in a bowl and reserve for later use.
  2. For the finishing butter: Place the buttery spread, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, chopped garlic, granulated garlic and 1/2 cup water into a small pot on the stove. Slowly melt and whisk ingredients until incorporated.
  3. For the oysters: Preheat the grill until it is very hot, about 400 degrees F.
  4. Top each oyster with a liberal amount of the cheese mixture. Carefully place the oysters on the grill and close. Cook until the cheese is melted and the oysters are starting to get some color, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the oysters from the grill with tongs and place them on a cookie sheet or a heat-proof surface.
  6. Arrange 6 oysters per plate or leave on the large platter. Ladle some melted garlic butter over the oysters.
  7. Serve with grilled bread to soak up the juices and butter! 
Disclosure: I was sent a coupon or sample of this product free via Influenster to test.  All opinions posted here are 100% my own and in no way influenced by anyone.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

General Tips To Choose A Great Lawyer


No matter the situation you are in and why you want to hire a lawyer, the truth is that there are so many things that will need to be taken into account. Unfortunately, in most cases people hire those that are really aggressive, not those that are very good. Since you surely want to be faced with a quality that is similar to that of Khan Law Firm, here are some really useful general tips that will help you to choose the very best possible lawyer.

Specialization

It is vital that your considered lawyer is specialized in the law area that you need help with. You cannot hire a lawyer that is specialized in divorce when you want to file an injury claim. Your chances of success would go way down. The big problem in many cases is that people believe all attorneys can help. If they hear that a friend had a lawyer, they would get references for that lawyer. This only leads to a long period when the search is not productive. You should only consider the attorneys with the proper specialization.

Experience

Analyzing the experience of a lawyer is something that is quite obvious. You do not really want to hire a novice attorney in most situations. If the problem is important for you, experience has to be analyzed. The problem is that many do not know exactly what this analysis means. You are basically interested in learning all that you can about the education of the attorney and for how long he/she has been active representing clients.

The good news is that you can so easily learn information about the experience of the attorney. Such information is available for free for anyone that looks for it. Be sure you take as much time as possible to be sure that the individual you hire as your attorney will be experienced enough to add value to the case.

Prices

Prices tend to vary a lot from one lawyer to the next. In most cases the factors that highly influence the price is the law firm that the attorney works for, the experience of the attorney and the success rates noticed in the past. All of these go hand in hand. As you look at how much you are about to pay for the services of the attorney, the really important thing is to receive the best possible quality for the prices.

We should highlight that in many cases there are some alternative payment options that are available. For instance, the attorney may allow you to pay based on a payment plan or it is possible to simply not pay anything as the fee of the attorney is a percentage of how much money is gained for you.

Conclusions

It is not that easy to choose that great attorney you surely want. You need to consider all the facts mentioned above and you will need to always be a little patient. Knowing all the available options is something that counts the most at the end of the day.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Lifestyle Changes To Help You Deal With Varicose Veins


Every single person out there can agree with the fact that varicose veins are not attractive. That is quite obvious. However, what is not obvious is that they are totally uncomfortable. You can easily end up having to deal with various physical symptoms. This includes swelling, night cramps and pain.



The really good news is that you can treat varicose veins. There are so many medical and natural treatment options that are available for you right now. The bad news is that you will also need to make lifestyle changes. This is where things normally get tough for people. In some cases the veins will not be completely eliminated. Even so, it is possible that you will improve the discomfort by making the modifications mentioned below. You want to consider this.

Exercising

You need to increase blood flow. This can be done in various ways but daily physical activity or at least exercising every 2 days will help the calf muscles. Veins will find it a lot easier to move the blood and regular exercise also has many other benefits you will surely enjoy. Doctors always recommend that you consider biking, swimming or simply walking. Varicose will be improved through exercising.

Losing Weight

The more weight you have, the tougher it is for the body to move blood. Lower leg veins end up faced with more pressure that they can deal with. As time passes, the veins will wear out. Being overweight means that the efficiency of all varicose veins treatment options will be reduced. That is why it is vital that you lose extra pounds. That will also keep future vein development at vein. Just lose extra pounds and choose the treatment that you like the most.

The Importance Of Elevation

When the work day is over, elevate your legs. That will remove pressure since normal positions make it worse due to the effect of gravity. If you are faced with some uncomfortable symptoms like swelling, elevation will do wonders. Just lie down and add pillows under the legs. You end up with improved circulation and various other benefits.

The Importance Of Position

The risk of ending up with the varicose veins is drastically increased when faced with long periods of time when you sit or stand. If you already have to deal with the condition, the veins will be worse in the future. Try not to stay too long in just one position. Incorporate stretching routines whenever you can. Also, remember about elevating legs as the possibility appears. All these positional modifications will help you.

What You Wear

The last thing we should mention is that tighter clothing will restrict circulation. That only adds to the stress that the legs deal with. Veins need to not be influenced by tight underwear and constricting waistbands. Make sure that you avoid high heels. Wearing flat shoes is normally a lot better, especially when you want to work out. Simply walking in flat shoes can offer an increased physical level activity.


Friday, June 3, 2016

How To Find A Great Dentist When You Need Veneers


There are so many different things that can be said about how to choose a great dentist for your specific situation. The problem is that many believe that all the dentists are the same. This is definitely not the case. In fact, there are limitations to the procedures that a specific professional can handle. You want to learn all that you can about the procedure and about the dentist in order to be sure that your choice is the proper one.

You need to consider the actual procedure that you will go through. A dentist may be much better than another for a specific procedure. With veneers, you want to look at those dentists that can offer really great dental veneers. If you want to do this, here are the factors you want to remember:

Making A List Of Local Specialized Dentists

You want to consider those that close to where you live since you want to establish a relationship with the dentist. This is because some follow-ups may be necessary and you want to set up a good maintenance check-up schedule. Start by making a list of the dentists that offer dental veneers where you live. For instance, if you live in Fort Worth, look for veneer services in Fort Worth. Focus on those that are specialized in cosmetic dentistry for the best possible results.

Checking Experience And Portfolio

This is the most important step that you have to take. It is vital that you learn all that you can about the experience of the considered cosmetic dentist. This is done by looking at the portfolio. Every single specialist out there will be able to present before and after pictures. It is something that the dentist can be proud about. If there is no portfolio that was built, you want to ask about the experience. You are practically interested in success rate and how many dental veneers were performed in the past.

Asking About Veneer Types

There are many different types of veneers that are available at the moment. Some cosmetic dentists have a higher experience with some options when compared with others. For instance, some may be specialized in offering porcelain dental veneers. This is another experience related factor of high importance that you have to consider in order to make the best possible decision.

Prices

You will obviously be interested in how much you will pay for your veneers. However, most people do not properly understand how to analyze price. It is normal to pay more when the experience of the dentist is higher and when the materials are of a higher quality. You want to basically compare prices between similar offers to see which one is the most advantageous. At the same time, you do want to ask about the possibility of setting out monthly payments or see if the procedure will be covered by your insurance when working with a specific dentist. If you take this approach and you also consider the factors above, you will surely find a great cosmetic surgeon that you can trust.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Cooking with Filippo Berio #OLIVEyouFB


Since I've been diagnosed with a gallstone (July 2015), I have not been eating pork and beef. I only cook with omega3 rich oils like extra virgin olive oil. (And when we're talking about EVOO, Filippo Berio is one of my favorite brands.) I also encourage my family to avoid fatty and oily food.



I was recently sent a bottle of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil courtesy of Influenster. Salt and Pepper Pork is one of our favorite dishes, but since we're eating more fish, I've thought of making it using Tilapia instead of pork ribs. Well, it turned out really good and my family loved it.




Salt and Pepper Tilapia

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 Tilapia, cleaned 
  • 2 tablespoons chicken powder  
  • 1/2 teaspoon Five Spice powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 1 medium onion, diced 
  • 2 tablespoons scallions or spring onions, cut into 1 inch strips 
  • Olive Oil for frying

Directions

  1. Mix together first five ingredients. 
  2. Dry rub pork slices with the mixture and let sit 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
  3. Leave some of the mixture for the onions. 
  4. Fry the fishes until golden brown, set aside. 
  5. Using the same pan, saute diced onions until soft. Add scallions or spring onions and saute for a few seconds more. 
  6. Add remaining dry rub to pan, stir. 
  7. Lastly, add the fried fishes and mix well. 
  8. Transfer to a serving platter. 
  9. Enjoy!

I hope you will try it because it's really good. If you're not used to cooking a whole fish, you can try the Tilapia fillet or any other fish fillet you prefer. If you've tried it, let me know what you think of the dish through your comments.

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me by Influenster for testing purposes. No monetary compensation was received to write the review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


 
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