Why those linguistics terms matter.

haha, i’m hearing myself in your writing… i like languages and, yes, i do tend to think like the way you outlined here… are we nerdy, or what? cheers!

Polyglotter's Musing Space

So for the first follow-up to that question, I am going to highlight why it is important to learn up on those linguistics terms if you have any intent on becoming fluent in multiple languages. If you have ever taken a book learning or classroom approach to learning a language you’ve probably noticed a bunch of linguistics terms related to the language concepts that you are learning. For this post I am going to call upon the example of French when I was learning one of the forms of the past tense called the “imparfait.”

As anyone who’s also taken French or any of the other Romance languages knows, there are a lot of different conjugation schemes that you have to learn if you want to obtain fluency in any of those languages. The first one of these that I came across was the “imparfait,” which translates to “imperfect” in…

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Eat Raw at Every Meal

thank you for highlighting the importance of eating something raw – enzymes and all… not only to the breast tissue but to the immediate intestinal and colonic areas, as well… 🙂

Olive Retreat Blog

It’s very rare to find someone that never has any digestive problems. Most people get bloated and has flatulence, are sometimes constipated, and sometimes the opposite. All being a first sign, then comes the diagnoses; Candida over growth, Celiac, intolerance, funguses, IBS, leaky gut, acid reflux, GERD, ulcers, Crohn’s… Our digestive system is complex, and as 80% of our immune system is found there it can also become weak by digestive disorders. As one example statistics show that constipation is a risk factor for cancer. The conclusion stated that the only healthy way to get more bowl movement is eating more whole plant based foods, and that the intake of fiber wasn’t enough.

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In another study funded by the National Cancer Institute, 20 participants were encouraged to eat 1 to 2 cups of cruciferous vegetables a day. As I mentioned before the cruciferous are known to fight cancer

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Home made baked beans …One recipe … Lots of options

please allow me to repost… it looks simply… awesome! thanks!





Last weekend I went to a friendly little cafe in Dulwich Hill for breakfast with a couple of my favourite people. On the menu were some house made baked beans and I got to try them – yummo. Nothing like those nasty radioactive looking things from a tin, these beans were soft and tasty – a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Don’t get me started on the dirty chai – a mix of soy milk, decaf coffee and chai spices which sounds awful but tasted like heaven….. 

I got to thinking about what an underrated meal this is. Have them for breakfast with toast, lunch in a sandwich or with some salad, dinner gets easy with burrito filling, baked potato topping, with some brown rice and herbs or just a warm bowl full with melty cheese or sour cream/cashew cream and some fresh greens…

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Sugar-free Carrot & Banana Oat Chew-Cookies

ooolala… another take on oatmeal cookies… please let me repost this; i’m sure a few friends would like to try this out… if i remember it right i’ve set my wordpress reposts to automatically appear (intact and unedited, of course) in my fb timeline, as well https://www.facebook.com/wahidroshansurya/ thanks a bunch!


Sugar-free Carrot & Banana Oat Chew-Cookies

Another yummylicious and super healthy collaboration by Juliana Zarate from Cookit.co
Makes 2 1/2 Dozens.
Experiment based on 101Cookbooks. Soft like banana bread inside, light sweet, wholesome snack.

– 1 Cup grated carrots (About 2 large Carrots)
– 2 Smashed well ripen bananas
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 Cup Organic unblanched flour (I did a 2/3 flour + 1/3 finely ground almonds)
– 1 1/3  Cup rolled oats
– 2/3 cup organic 100% honey ( I used orange blossom + clover honey mix)
– 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with seeds
– 1 tablespoon organic butter
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + mixed spice
– 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
– 2/3 cup chopped walnuts (You can mix pecans)

1) Preheat oven to 190C degrees and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
2) In a large…

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“Spaghetti” with “meat” sauce

hmm, i didn’t know there is such squash as ‘spaghetti squash’… looks fantastic, though! 🙂

monalisa eats

Today I made a delicious completely plant based pasta meal! And get this, I didn’t use pasta, meat, salt or much oil!



-1 spaghetti squash (size depends on how many people you want to feed; I got a 4lb squash and it feeds 6 people!)

-1/2 a red bell pepper sliced (no seeds)

-10 mushrooms chopped

-1 yellow onion

-6 tomatoes

-2 garlic cloves

-basil leaves ( I can never have enough!)

-1 tbsp. of olive oil


1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.

2. Cut your spaghetti squash in half, longways. Now spray very little olive  oil (or drizzle) onto the cut side of your squash. Use basil leaves to line the sides of the squash. Place in a baking dish cut side down and place in oven for 45-50 minutes until squash is tender. IMG_6067

3. While squash is cooking put 5 tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2…

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Roasted Cauliflower, Tomato and Goat Cheese Casserole

oh, i’ll gobble up veggies, anytime – stir-fried, steamed, boiled, blanched, pickled… although i’m trying my best to be careful about garlic and the rest of the onion family, and eggs, as well… 😉

Osinga Nutrition | Registered Dietitian in the Durham Region

Cauliflower CasseroleNot a fan of cauliflower? I’m willing to bet this dish will change your perception of  this vegetable. The best way to prepare cauliflower is by roasting it! Roasting will caramelize it, bringing out a sweeter flavour. You would not get this flavour by boiling the heck out of your cauliflower. The combination of herbs spices in the tomato sauce add a nice compliment to the caramelized cauliflower. This recipe is also vegetarian and gluten free.

Ingredients (serves 6)

1 medium head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
1 can diced tomatoes
a pinch of red pepper flakes
a pinch of ground cinnamon
a pinch of coriander
3 medium eggs
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Cut cauliflower into ⅓-inch thick slices and…

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White Chick Pea Curry

i can almost taste it just by reading the ingredients…! 🙂

Constans' Curry Culture

Who even knew there was any other than white chick peas?  Chole in Hindi, these are the ones I’m used to … in a tin.  Just to confuse things there are also dark small chickpeas, channa, and both white large and dark small chickpeas are used interchangeably in recipes and vocabulary.  The main difference is that channa are from the north and are used in Punjab cuisine, while chole are the indigenous Indian chickpeas.  Because my Indian cuisine immersion began in the north, I am accustomed to calling any chickpea masala, channa masala.  Today however it’s Chole Masala, and a recipe I adopted from Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram.  We stayed there for a week late last year and of course I had to have the cookbook to start my Indian cooking library.  The ashram kitchen prepares foods according to the Sattvic, yogic diet, adhering to Ayurvedic principles.  (More…

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