Monday, December 16, 2013

7:38 PM

How to Use Coconut Oil for Acne

Coconut oil is one of the home remedy which are believed to take care of acne. Approximately 50 percent of the content of coconut oil consists of laurat acid which is known to get rid of bacterial or fungal infection. Laurat acid is also widely used in cosmetic products because it increases the permeability of the skin so that the active ingredients in cosmetics can penetrate skin layers.
As coconut oil acne treatment, you just need to apply the oil on acne and leave overnight to shrink acne. Yes, it’s so simple.

Beside for acne, you also can use this oil for mask. You can mix with other home remedies.
Another ingredient used is egg yolk to nourish, Honey to prevent inflammation and make the skin smoother. As well as yogurt can make the skin more fresh and glowing.

Not difficult to make a face mask of coconut oil and the ingredients above. Let's try it!

2 tbsp coconut oil
1 egg, take the yellow only
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp of yogurt

Application Method:
1. Mix all ingredients until smooth and blended.
2. On cleansed face, apply the mask, avoiding the area around the eyes and lips.
3. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Rinse face with warm water, then rinse with cold water.
5. Dry your face with a towel patted it gently.

Friday, November 29, 2013

8:15 PM

How to Eliminate Scars with Home Remedies

 Scars or dark spots or acne mark on the skin are very disturbing the appearance and can reduce self-confidence. In addition to hard to be removed, the scar will also make us uncomfortable in clothes. For the many who have tried various ways eliminate these scars, either naturally or in an instant, but the results are not as expected. Due to scar removal requires a long time to eliminate.

For you who want to try to eliminate scars quickly , please see the details in the following article will discuss about how to get rid of scars using natural materials and traditional.

Lemon juice has vitamin that can remove scars on the skin. You do this simply by taking 1 lemon, then divide into sections, then apply on the scars. Then rinse using warm water. For the first time the use of the skin will feel slightly sore on the skin, but do not worry because it is a process to eliminate the black spots on the skin.


In addition to lime, cucumber can also be useful to reduce or eliminate scars on the skin. The trick is also very easy, just blend cucumber, then apply in the scar and leave on for the whole night. Does it every night before bed until the scars disappear regularly?

besides beneficial for your health, honey can also be useful for removing scars or dark spots on the skin. The trick is also very convenient that just by applying honey on the scar and let stand overnight. Does it every day on a regular basis until the scars fade and disappear. Its also same case with Acne.

Olive Oil
Olive oil is believed efficacious in removing scars and acne scars on the face and body. You do this simply by applying the scar with olive oil on a regular basis. And the scars will fade and disappear by it.

Niagara Seed Oil of Roses
Rose hip seed oil has been widely used in various beauty products and has been clinically proven to eliminate scars on the skin and eliminate acne scars. How to wear it?  Just by doing regular massage on the scar for 15 minutes, do it once every 2 days.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

8:00 AM

How to Prevent Dry Hair with Banana

Damage to the hair must be prevented, treatment naturally using a banana can help repair your dry hair.

Dry and damaged hair will be a scary thing for women. Colored hair, often get exposure to chemicals, and do not get enough nutrients make hair become dry, rough and damaged. To restore the beauty of hair, you can use natural ingredients, one of which is bananas.

How can bananas make hair soft? Bananas contain lactic acid that can restore hair vitality. In addition, lactic acid keeps pH of scalp balance. Plus other ingredients such as honey, olive oil and milk, soft hair will come back and get nutrition.


1-3 bananas, adjust the length of your hair

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp milk

Application Method:

 1.  Puree bananas, if you want fast, banana blender until smooth, add the other ingredients until well blended.
 2.  On dry hair, apply a hair mask. You can use it from the base of the hair or just end it.
 3.  Wrap your head with a towel, or can use a plastic bag.
 4.  Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes.
 5.  Wash hair as usual.
 6.   Dry hair with aerated or use a hair dryer cold wind.

You can do a hair mask once a week.

Monday, November 25, 2013

8:30 AM

How to Overcome Acne with Home Remedies

Acne has always been # FirstWorldProblem that could destroy the mood instantly inflamed acne will feel stiff and painful due to pus in it.

Actually, this kind of acne is caused by bacteria and dirt collaborates causing inflammation. Is Propionibacteria which usually disrupt the skin and the appearance of the area was never excused. PMS, pregnancy, oily skin, is an easy target that allows acne appears on the chin.

If not treated, it will be nesting and thrives in the area. Leaving the pain as well as itching insistently. Well, here is how to overcome them.

Steaming the face

To make acne become dry steamed face with warm water that has been mixed with some essential oils such as tea tree.     The pores will open and tea tree will go in treating the skin. Combating the bacteria that cause acne, make acne so mature then pus removed.
No need to push, this kind of acne usually easily broken. You only need to prepare the cotton that had been given alcohol or antibacterial.


There is one ingredient that turns a powerful tackle acne inflammation. Take 2-3 cloves grains, then boiled in boiling water. Let it sit for a while and wait to cool. Use to wash the parts with acne.

Mix sandalwood

Mix sandalwood powder with yogurt, and then apply the mask on the face. Allow to half dry later rinsed thoroughly. Acne will dry and disappear quickly without leaving a stain.

Mix lime juice

Apply a little lemon juice on the acne. Mask for a moment and let it be absorbed deep into the skin.
This is a powerful way to make your own acne dry. But when it appeared the wound should not be continued because it can lead to irritation.


grab a banana then puree. Apply as a mask to create dry acne. This mask also overcomes the potent acne scars.

To help keep acne averse stuck; make sure to clean your face regularly. Drink plenty of mineral water to help maintain skin moisture.

Beside to care acne, you also can use banana to  prevent dry hair.

[ Read Banana Advantage ]

To use honey, read How to Use Honey for Acne 

Coconut Oil
Yes, this essential oil also can make you away from acne. How to use? Read How to Use Coconut Oil for Acne

Saturday, November 23, 2013

9:00 AM

How to Make Natural Mask For Overcoming Blackheads

Blackheads does look small but if in any further notice blackheads can also interfere with the appearance of your beautiful face . An easy way to remove blackheads we offer you a way to use masks with natural ingredients.

Excess oil on the face and rarely clean the skin is the main cause of blackheads. Blackheads usually appear in the form of dark spots containing liquid oil contained in the nose and chin area. To get rid of stubborn blackheads takes a variety of special treatments, such as facials at the salon, use a mask to remove blackheads or dermatologist to perform maintenance that requires much money.
You can actually try to make a mask to remove stubborn blackheads, besides cheap there is no side effect.  Make face masks to remove blackheads is easy, it only takes a little time and materials to process it. In addition to the natural ingredients used to make the masks are also very easy to obtain.

Want to know what are the natural ingredients that can be used as a mask to remove blackheads? Let us look at the following article:

Egg white
Egg whites can be useful to clear blackheads and help tighten and nourish skin. Prepare 1 egg, then separate yolks and whites. Use only the whites and stir briefly until smooth. Apply on the skin and let sit for 10 minutes, and then rinse with clean water.

Bananas can be useful to make skin look smoother and cleaner the stubborn blackheads. The trick is crushed 1 ripe banana, and then adds little honey, apply to entire face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and refresh with cold water.

Baking Soda
Baking soda can be used to clean the annoying blackheads and acne. The trick is also very easy simply by mixing baking soda with water, and stir until blended. After that, apply evenly to the skin that has been cleaned. Let stand for 2 minutes, and then rinse with clean water.

That's some way to make a mask to remove blackheads with natural ingredients. Hopefully this article can help to eliminate the problem stubborn blackheads.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

9:00 AM

How to Make Hair Naturally Straight

Hair is the crown of a woman who needs to be maintained. However, not many people know how to care for a good hair. In fact, most women prefer to straighten your hair or use chemicals that damage the health of your hair. Here is a natural way to straighten your.

1. Banana and papaya

Banana puree and ripe papaya. Then add 2 tsp of honey and brush to all parts of the hair. Once dry, rinse your hair with cold water. Wait until the hair is completely dry! To obtain maximum results, do this treatment twice a week.

2. Coconut milk and lime juice

pour the coconut milk into a bowl. Then, mix the lime juice. Put it in the fridge and leave until thickened. Apply a thick cream to the entire hair, including the scalp. Then wrap your hair with a hot towel for 1 hour and rinse. Do this treatment three times a week to get straight hair naturally.

3. Conditioner

Conditioner is one of the natural care products that can give effect to the hair straight. Apply evenly on hair conditioner and massage gently. Then rinse and dry your hair.

Everyone has different hair types. Some are straight, some are curly. However, you also should be aware that curly hair cannot be straight. Except if you straighten it “forcibly " with the help of hair straightening package.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

6:59 PM

How to Tighten Cheek

Has a gaunt cheek indeed become every woman’s dream? But, what if your cheeks are round and plump? Certainly cannot be changed, except to disguise it with makeup or the most extreme plastic surgery.

Actually there is another way to make the shape more beautiful cheeks, with tighten. You can do it with simple facial exercises. The effect can reduce fat and tighten facial muscles. Just follow the steps below.

Conflate cheek
many thought that conflate cheek make cheek muscles so bad. Instead, as reported by the Times of India, this is a good exercise for facial muscles.

Take a deep breath, fill your mouth with air, hold five seconds, and then remove it slowly. You can also do this exercise with blowing balloons until fluffy.

Lip shape “O "
Squeeze your lips and open your mouth gradually became a form of “O “. This movement to freeze for 15 seconds before releasing it and repeat eight to 10 times every day . This will strengthen the muscles of the cheek.

Massaging the face can improve blood circulation and improve metabolism. It would be very good for your skin and facial muscles. Do while cleaning your face or when applying moisturizer.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

9:00 AM

How to Introducing Sleep Patterns in Infants

Quality sleep is an important prerequisite for the baby's health. The experts also said that the bed will stimulate the baby's brain growth. Therefore, parents should make sure babies sleep needs are met.

But most babies did not have a consistent sleep schedule because they do not know the difference between day and night. This condition often leave parents exhausted because must accompany child who is actually awake at night and sleep during the day.

Even so infants can adapt to its environment. You can set the sleep patterns of babies so they can adjust when the time to sleep and when to wake up.

- Create a consistent schedule.

This method can be started with reduced activity at night and make the environment calm. Dim the lights in the room, set the soft music, or sing your own songs to lull your baby. Always repeat this schedule every night so that children are accustomed.

- Create a comfortable

So hours before sleep, place your baby in the basket and let them sleep. May occasionally calm them when they was awake and crying, but do not directly lifted from the bed. It's to get back to sleep so they could by it. This method may take several weeks before your baby accustomed and soundly through the night.

- Play time

at the age of several months is usually when children are awake during the day more. Use this time to ask him to play so that children know that day is a long time.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

6:10 PM

How to Teach Good Behavior in Pre-School Children

Many parents longed for children who behave polite and cute. Basically, every parent can have a child like that if they were taught by giving real-life examples.

Children are the great imitator. Parents will be their role model in acting and spoken word. Good habits will last forever. Teach good habits as early as possible as well as the foundation for make their personality in the future.

Therefore try to apply good habits from you so that they follow, starting from:


Now it's time for you to teach them the importance of hygiene and habits to be clean. Teach them the importance of bathing every day, cutting the nails, washing hands before eating, and cleaning hands after using the toilet.


It relates to personal hygiene and neatness. It is natural for preschoolers are still a mess, but you have to teach them the importance of having a neat habit. Begin by working closely with them to put toys back in place and set it neatly.


Preschoolers need direction right from your side to understand the concept of respect. Teach them to respect others, not only to respect the elderly, but also taught to respect their fellow human beings.


List of good habits for preschoolers should certainly include timeliness in it. Teach them the benefits of proper time.


Obedient and submissive nature of teaching for preschoolers may be a difficult task. However, interacting with them in a positive way by offering encouragement and love can help them grow in obedience and compliance. Perform this process with great affection.


At preschool age children, the meaning of honesty might not have been so understood. But start giving an example by always do right, for example on time, keep their promises to children, willing to admit mistakes, and do not tell lies.

Sleeping habits

it’s important to teach preschoolers to have good sleep habits. Tell them, sleep late or too late is not good for their health. Parents also should behave the same if you want your child to have healthy sleep habits.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

8:30 AM

How to Boost Your Energy with Food

Maybe you will choose caffeine, but now you can skip this food because there is 5 other food which is best as energy food. Steven Pratt, M.D., coauthor of SuperFoodsRx Diet (Rodale, 2008) said if better to grab fruit, nut or beans. These foods boost energy more effectively because they contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that combat inflammation, support your immune system, and help you recover faster from exercise, explains Pratt.

Taken from, here are 5 best energy foods.

Snack on citrus fruits: They're rich in vitamin C, a powerful nutrient that can have an antioxidant effect 20 minutes after you eat it, explains Pratt. If you prefer juice, choose one with pulp for more fiber, he says.

Dark Honey
Replace the white sugar in your tea with a dark honey like buckwheat honey, which your body processes more slowly, says Pratt. (The darker the honey, the more nutrients it has, he adds.)

Eat a quarter cup of beans such as pinto or black beans (cooked any style, just don't add too much salt) for a low-calorie source of slow, steady energy.

Trail Mix
Make a trail mix out of your favorite nuts and seeds (like walnuts, pistachios, cashews, almonds, and pumpkin and sesame seeds), raisins, and a little bit of dark chocolate. Include as much or as little of each ingredient as you like (they're all healthy), but eat just one handful of the mix—you'll get sustained energy without too many calories, says Pratt.

Berry Juice
Mix 4 oz. of dark berry juice—like grape, pomegranate, cherry, blueberry, açai, or black currant—with 4 oz. of water. (Diluting the juice helps keep sugar levels down.) Look for a brand with low sugar content.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

8:30 AM

How to Choose Food after Fitness

Fitness tips - We often eat a lot after the fitness. Maybe that's what makes the lack of significant change in our body when it was undergoing fitness routine. Should consider the type of food you choose, or simply read the complete list of names of the following foods are good for your consumption after Gym:

Chicken breast and vegetables

Chicken breast contains no fat and is known just contains meat with high protein. Eat the chicken breast with mixed vegetables only without rice or potatoes. Both are good for your immune system. But remember, do not ever be tempted to eat the chicken skin.


Is not a thing to doubt, that the eggs do contain a lot of protein which is good for the body. Eat eggs again after fitness to restore energy in your body.


this fish is famous for its rich in protein and fatty acids. Protein is found in salmon is very good for muscle growth. While the role of fatty acids reduce muscle damage after you practice.

Red rice

Well, if your tongue was not strong if only eat foods above and still want to eat rice. Choose brown rice as your diet. Brown rice is rich in fiber which can help overcome indigestion and suitable to be consumed after exercise as energy source.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

8:30 AM

How to get Better Sleep

Better sleep is the key to get health and active along the day. But not everybody can get this energy booster. Many problems can influence our sleep during the night, such as sleep ability, stress, work pressure and other. You need tips to get better sleep. Taken from, here are 10 tops to get better sleeping?

Cut caffeine. Simply put, caffeine can keep you awake. It can stay in your body longer than you might think – the effects of caffeine can take as long as eight hours to wear off. So if you drink a cup of coffee in the afternoon and are still tossing at night, caffeine might be the reason. Cutting out caffeine at least four to six hours before bedtime can help you fall asleep easier.

Avoid alcohol as a sleep aid. Alcohol may initially help you fall asleep, but it also causes disturbances in sleep resulting in less restful sleep. An alcohol drink before bedtime may make it more likely that you will wake up during the night.

Relax before bedtime. Stress not only makes you miserable, it wreaks havoc on your sleep. Develop some kind of pre-sleep ritual to break the connection between all the day's stress and bedtime. These rituals can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an hour.

Exercise at the right time for you. Regular exercise can help you get a good night's sleep. The timing and intensity of exercise seems to play a key role in its effects on sleep. If you are the type of person who gets energized or becomes more alert after exercise, it may be best not to exercise in the evening. Regular exercise in the morning even can help relieve insomnia, according to a study.

Keep your bedroom quiet, dark, and comfortable. For many people, even the slightest noise or light can disturb sleep like the purring of a cat or the light from your laptop or TV. Use earplugs, window blinds or curtains, and an electric blanket or air conditioner everything possible to create an ideal sleep environment. And don't use the overhead light if you need to get up at night; use a small night-light instead. Ideal room temperatures for sleeping are between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures above 75 or below about 54 can disrupt sleep.

Eat right, sleep tight. Try not to go to bed hungry, but avoid heavy meals before bedtime. An over-full belly can keep you up. Some foods can help, though. Milk contains tryptophan, which is a sleep-promoting substance. Other foods that may help promote sleep include tuna, halibut, pumpkin, artichokes, avocados, almonds, eggs, bok choy, peaches, walnuts, apricots, oats, asparagus, potatoes, buckwheat, and bananas. Also, try not to drink fluids after 8 p.m. This can keep you from having to get up to use the bathroom during the night.

Restrict nicotine. Having a smoke before bed -- although it feels relaxing actually puts a stimulant into your bloodstream. The effects of nicotine are similar to those of caffeine. Nicotine can keep you up and awaken you at night. It should be avoided particularly near bedtime and if you wake up in the middle of the night.

Avoid napping. Napping can only make matters worse if you usually have problems falling asleep. If you do nap, keep it short. A brief 15-20-minute snooze about eight hours after you get up in the morning can actually be rejuvenating.

Keep pets off the bed. Does your pet sleep with you? This, too, may cause you to awaken during the night, either from allergies or pet movements. Fido and Fluffy might be better off on the floor than on your sheets.

Avoid watching TV, eating, and discussing emotional issues in bed. The bed should be used for sleep and sex only. If not, you can end up associating the bed with distracting activities that could make it difficult for you to fall asleep.

These tips are suitable for those of you who have sleep problems. Do as a routine and daily can make repair you sleep quality.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

8:00 AM

How to Burn Calories during Sleep

Sports and maintain your diet is the best way to keep the body shape and weight in order to stay ideal. This method has proved successful; it's just takes more time. Often before you reach the result, you're tired.

Is there a more practical way, easy, and does not need extra effort? Of course there is. The following ways will help you to burn calories while you sleep.

1. Expand casein
Consumption of protein is perfect to help burn fat. However, this type of protein such as whey is more suitable to be consumed after exercise.

If you want to burn fat while sleeping, it's good to consume other types of protein, namely casein. Casein is a protein that the body gradually digested, between 6-8 hours. This means you will feel fuller and energetic when you wake up in the morning.

A Dutch study revealed that casein can help burn fat and increase metabolism in a single night. Meanwhile, researchers at Maastricht University found that protein synthesis will help to improve and strengthen the muscles.

2. Sleep longer
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people who are overweight, have an average time of 16 minutes less sleep than people of normal weight. This time difference may seem trivial, but try to count accumulation for several days.

Good night's sleep (eight hours) turned out to not only make the body become fresher, but also help you to burn fat. How do I? It is influenced by the hormones leptin and ghrelin. Leptin helps regulate your energy levels and control appetite. While ghrelin stimulates hunger and often makes you want to eat.

The study conducted at the University of Wisconsin found that participants who slept longer were able to reduce the hormones ghrelin and leptin increase.

3. Eating cheese before bed
When on a diet, you usually reluctant to eat dinner. In fact, this is not always true. Body to be heavy after dinner could be due to the type of food that you select. Maybe you are eating too much fat or calories.

In order to keep the ideal weight and abdominal fullness, eating only a piece of cottage cheese (soft cheese made from curd and had a sour taste) before bed.

This cottage cheese tritofan contains amino acids and casein protein. A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that tryptophan improves the quality of sleep.

4. Eat small meals throughout the day
When the diet, the most important is "eat little and often". This is a favorite tip trainers and dieticians around the world. Eat small meals throughout the day works to burn fat throughout the night. Of course, this should be nutritious food to support the move.

5. Exercise before sleep
Sleep is good for promoting weight loss. However, it is better to exercise before bed. According to a journal published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition, exercise before bed will increase the metabolic rate for 16 hours. This training session does not need to be excessive.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

5:47 PM

How to Conquering the High Workload

Work piling pressure not only make you overwhelmed, but also stressful. While, through it all without the stress it is not possible. So, how do I deal with it?

To cope with a high workload, there are tips and techniques that you can follow to reduce stress, for example:

Minimize disruption. Spruce up the workspace and minimizes disruption is the first step to address the heavy workload. Working in a messy room is not only annoying, but also makes it difficult to find the items you need to complete the job. Messy work area also wastes your time for your job search needs. Spend 10 to 15 minutes a day to organize your workspace into neat, and avoid common disorders such as sending personal emails, phone calls are not important, or gossiping.

Work early. Often you feel 24 hours is not enough time to complete all the work because after the overtime, the work was not over. If you stayed up late every day, you worry can interfere with your body's immune system. To avoid staying up late every night, what if you now work early? By morning, the body was still fresh and clear mind so that you can work more quietly.

Ask for help. Although the workload is quite heavy, you may still be able to handle it alone. Even so, the most productive and efficient action is to ask for help from a co-worker to help you. Feel free to submit jobs, especially those that are experts in the field. Dedicate part of your work on men, while you concentrate on more strategic tasks.

Determine priorities. Prioritizing tasks is an important technique to handle the heavy workload. Learn to put your tasks based on the sequence, from most important to least important. This not only helps you to know the importance and urgency of each task, but also useful for reducing stress. This way, you can prioritize projects more important.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

6:29 PM

How to Cope with Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

When the stomach is getting bigger during pregnancy, usually arising shadow bluish veins under the skin or varicose veins.

The blue line is called varicose veins arising from changes in the body's metabolism in pregnant women, the changes in levels of the hormone progesterone in the body. Varicose veins can also be caused by stepped up the blood flow in the veins due to venous pressure in the abdomen due to enlarged uterine size.

Varicose veins in pregnancy can be treated with preventive measures and reduce the symptoms. Here are some things you can do:

* Note the position of the body in daily activities.
Avoid standing or sitting for too long. When you have to sit for a long time, as much as possible raise your feet higher than the pelvis. When lying down, elevate your legs by putting a pillow under your feet. When lying down, select the side to the left so that the veins are located behind the uterus slightly to the right and not depressed.

* Avoid lifting heavy objects.
Lifting heavy objects make pressure on the veins getting worse. For lifting goods, first balance the body by stretching the legs and stood upright. Then, lower your body by bending your knees do not bend at the waist to emphasize the load. Goods lift with a mighty hand and legs, not with your back strength.

* Avoid excessive weight gain.
By keeping the body weight and body weight did not seek excessive increase, the load on the foot can be reduced. This will reduce or prevent the occurrence of varicose veins in the legs.

* Avoid excessive straining when pup.
Excessive straining will exacerbate venous vascular conditions that cause haemorrhoids. Increase consumption of high-fibber foods and foods that contain vitamin A and vitamin C to help the elasticity of blood vessels and skin.

* Avoid tight clothing or using a corset.
Clothes that are too tight and corsets, corset especially to toe, can interfere with blood flow. This condition can trigger varicose veins.

* Perform regular exercise.
Mild exercise such as walking or swimming for at least 20-30 minutes per day is able to make the veins function properly in pumping blood to the heart. That way, it will reduce the emphasis on local blood vessels, thus preventing the occurrence of varicose veins.

* Perform a simple relaxation to the foot.
The trick is just sitting in a chair, lift the foot and ankle circled slowly and regularly so that the veins around the ankle actively pumping blood to the heart. Perform this exercise 10 times on each lap leg and repeat every 10 minutes.

* Choose footwear that is able to support the body and comfortable to wear.
Good footwear is able to make your feet more comfortable to move and support the body properly. Choose low-heeled footwear in order to balance the growing body leaning forward due to the size of the stomach. Low-heeled footwear also helps blood circulation thus preventing varicose veins. Avoid using narrow shoes or sandals. Measure shoes during the day because it was the size of the foot somewhat enlarged so as to choose the right size. Also, avoid the pointy end in order to provide a comfortable space for your toes.

* Use special stocking calf.
Take advantage of support hosiery (stockings) to help support the calf veins in order to pump blood up to the heart so there is no blockage. Use before the mother got out of bed and go at bedtime.

Monday, July 22, 2013

7:58 PM

How to Clean Coffee Machine

A cup of coffee in the morning can boost your spirits in the move. However, the coffee would not taste as good if the coffee machine not washed or coffee grounds still remains attached to the coffee machine. Yellowish color of the teapot certainly also reduce the steeping coffee enjoyment.

Regular laundry soap may be difficult to overcome the stain or crust on the coffee machine. However, do not be confused because the vinegar can solve all your problems. Some simple steps will help you get a delicious cup of coffee again.

1. Remove any leftover coffee inside the coffee machine, either in a pot or in the engine filter.

2. Rinse the coffee pot with cold water. Then add vinegar to it. Comparison of vinegar and water is 1:2.

3. Pour the vinegar and water solution into the reservoir coffee machine. Then turn on the coffee machine as when I want to brew coffee. After the coffee making cycle is completed, turn off the engine.

4. Let the vinegar solution in the pot. Let stand 15 minutes. Discard the solution.

5. This vinegar rinse with water until clean. Enter the clean water into the reservoir and turn on the coffee machine. Do it twice to really clean. Allow the engine to cool (15 minutes).

6. Wash the carafe and filter coffee with warm water and soap. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Monday, July 8, 2013

8:30 AM

Tips for Long Lasting Make Up

For active women like you, wearing makeup has become a daily ritual. However, there are several problems like heat, the sweat, to oily skin types that can make makeup easily fade.

Order inherent makeup perfect all day, choose products with the latest technology, and follow the following tips and tricks.

Basic Face
Clean face first and use the spray face. Clean skin will make more perfect makeup attached to the face.     After wearing moisturizer, leave for ten minutes. The goal is that more moisturizer soaks into the skin before applying foundation, so it does not fade quickly.  Choose a foundation that contains a special formulation and more durable. If in doubt, use a foundation one tone lighter than the color of skin, then use a darker powder to form the contours of the face. Thus, your makeup will not 'spot' at the start decaying.

Avoid washing the face with raw water due to the dirty water can clog pores and affect the final result makeup.

Eye makeup
Use eye makeup primer as a base so that the texture is smoother eyelids before eye shadow smeared.    Choose waterproof eyeliner that is more resistant to sweat and damp air. Do it also for mascara. Choose

Better to use liquid eyeliner as 4 times longer lasting than pencil eyeliner.

Apply a cream-based makeup first, followed by a textured powder makeup products. So, apply a cream blush and powder shading before wearing.     For maximum effect, powder blusher brush is one tone lighter than the color of the skin with a brush.

Quality brushes make more stick blusher.

waterproof mascara will make lashes thick tapering and all day without having to touch up many times.     Eye shadow brush eye shadow species by combining. Cream and powder. For eyebrow makeup, in addition to using eyebrow pencil, you can brush eye shadow with a thin brush to make it look more natural. Use a little hairspray to set the eyebrows to look more textured and lasting all day.
Apply foundation to the lips and dab a little powder before use lip liner lipstick to frame in order to stay in place. Choose matte lipstick because it has the ability to last longer than lipstick containing glossy effect.

Say goodbye to the lipstick quickly fade to always frame the lips with lip liner before lipstick review

Sunday, July 7, 2013

8:30 AM

How to Have Smooth Lip like Baby Lips

Had chapped lips and rough is certainly not a pretty sight. To fix this, you sometimes wet with saliva. But as a result even cause the pain and itching.

Lips chapped and rough lips actually caused too dry due to the buildup of dead skin. In addition to increase the intake of fluids to the body, there are several ways to make your lips so soft and smooth like a baby's lips.

1. Cream milk
Soft cream milk can help you soften chapped lips. The trick, applies cream of milk to his lips, then rub gently. Milk cream removes dead skin and softens lips. After that, clean the lips with cold water to the lips natural blush.

2. Butter
Apply butter to the dry lips of at least 30 minutes before showering. Butter will smooth the lips and keep them moist. Should choose unsalted butter (unsalted butter) to prevent the lips turn into black.

3. Pomegranate juice
Pomegranate juice (pomegranate) than beneficial to the health and smoothness of the skin it can also make lips look naturally flushed. Although delicious drink, but to get a rosy lips, you have to put it on the lips. If you want maximum results, this pomegranate juice mixed with only milk or butter cream. Also add a few drops of honey to keep lips moist and soft.

4. Lemon
Applying lemon into the lips will also make the lips so soft and red. Paste the lemon slices to the lips at least twice a week. In this case serves as a lemon "bleach" to remove dirt on the lips. Use this method to cope with chapped lips, dry lips, and the lips were blackened.

5. Sugar
Gross dead skin and will make the lips look dry and dark. The easiest way and the right to clean is to use a sugar scrub. Combine sugar with a little water, and then rub into lips. Then rinse.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

9:00 AM

Reduce Pain When Using High Heels

Many women experience pain when wearing high heels. According to research from the College of Podiatry of 2,000 male and female respondents (men also wear loafers eligible), 20 percent of respondents had felt his feet hurt after wearing high heels 10 minutes. More than three people say their foot pain at night after a day of using high heels.

Although many people know that high heels make your feet uncomfortable, but they still wear. So what are our steps to ease the pain? Here are tips from Emma Supple, a podiatrist (podiatrist).

Use pads barefoot to avoid blisters on feet

for those of you who are on foot, comfort shoes the main thing that you need. Well, if your shoes are stiff and make a blister on the heel of the foot, try wearing heel pads made of suede. You can find the heel cushioning in the shoe stores. The material is very soft, and helps your feet stick to the whole area of
​​the shoe department. There are many types of cushioning footwear that suits your current needs.

Soak the feet in cold water
"Forget soaking your feet in hot water after a long tiring day. Instead you need to do is alleviate the pain by soaking it in cold water, "said Emma.
Soak your feet for 15 minutes to reduce swelling and pain. Before bed, apply a foot cream. It will restore suppleness, which will also help prevent chapped and cracking of the skin of your feet, he added.


Do pedicure
Pedicure will be a great relief when you got to the salon to do it. In addition to smoothing the nail that may be too long, you can also ask for a little massage to relieve pain. Apply moisturizer on the feet, as if the skin is too dry, the legs will feel rough in some parts. When distressed shoes that is too narrow or high, the part will be sore. If you want to apply moisturizer own feet, do after a shower when the pores open so it can absorb better.

Interspersed with flat shoes
High heels really should not be worn every day. After wear high heel for two days, interspersed with flat shoes or with the right about 3 cm for two days. Thus the foot had a chance to relax. On weekends, try wearing shoes trainer to the streets to make it more comfortable.

Friday, July 5, 2013

9:00 AM

How to Make "Doe Eyes" Eye Makeup

Not all of us are blessed with naturally large rounded eyes. This is not a technical problem with the right make-up you create mesmerizing eyes.

The makeup technique is known with doe eyes. Well, Zooey Deschanel is one of the famous artists with doe eyes makeup look of his eyes. Here's how to emulate the makeup.

1. Apply a neutral color on your eyelids Choose a color similar to the color of your skin. Then give the outward appearance of shimmer on the bottom of the brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes.

2. Dab 'eyeliner' at the top and bottom of your eyes. Explicitly of eyeliner application level can be adjusted to your taste. If you want more assertive use liquid eyeliner, for a more relaxed impression use only pencils select sepia or black. Line the inner eye to eye in order to give effect to the full round.

3. Pinch your upper lashes


4. Apply mascara twice. Apply two coats of mascara would give eyelashes effect that promises a long and thicker volume.

5. Add false eyelashes. Many celebrity wear regularly, but in the real world we only wear for special occasions.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

9:00 AM

How to Make Perfect Smokey Eyes

Smokey eyes makeup women increasingly popular. But to get the perfect Smokey eyes makeup it took a trick. One-one, your makeup can look like a black eye or sleepy. Some tips that you can use to produce the perfect smokey eyes are following:

1. Sprinkle talc powder
Use eye shadow brush to apply this powder on the eyes. Powder is the key to keeping eye shadow from an irregular shape, and helps eye shadow last longer.

Apply powder before using eye shadow or eyeliner. Sprinkle to cover the eyelid along the eyebrows and eyelashes, and also at the bottom where the eye will be daubed eyeliner. To make it easier, use a liner brush to brush the powder in this area.

2. Eye shadow
Smokey eyes are not limited to the use of dark colors to create shadows on the eyes. However, to accentuate its shape, give a thin shadow on the upper eye brow approach. Limit coloring eyelid on the eye crease, and give shades fade nearing the top of the eye.

3. Choose a waterproof
When using eyeliner should choose waterproof makeup that does not easily fade exposed to sweat and dust. After using the powder, apply waterproof eyeliner that's slowly along the line of the eye. Give a little extra eye line, or the so-called tail of the eye, so eyes look smaller. Then by using a thin eyeliner brush, apply a sealer directly over the eyeliner. This sealer is used to "shut down" and set the shadow eyeliner to make it look shinier, glistening with glitter, and more.

4. Mascara
Last to get a more beautiful eyes, apply mascara on it. We recommend using a waterproof also so as not to fade quickly.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

8:00 AM

How to Prevent Child Being Picky Eater

Difficulty eating or always reject food that is not his favorite or picky eater common in toddlers. This condition is not only irritating but also makes parents anxious about the nutritional adequacy.

Feeding a toddler is simple, before he learned to understand the independence and favorite foods. For the parents need to get around for the little guy do not turn into a "monster" at mealtimes.

Here are some tips that can be practiced parents to prevent children become picky eater.

1. Recommend since the beginning
Introduce different types of flavors of food from the beginning, even before he could chew. Some experts say if a fetus in the womb can feel what's already eaten his mother. So, since you are pregnant you should eat a variety of healthy foods.

You can forward habit of eating different types of food when breastfeeding time so the baby began to recognize the taste of food through breast milk. Then begin to introduce vegetables before fruit first. If the child later reversed tend to prefer sweet flavors.

2. Only eat in the house
Only serve healthy food at home and do not make the difference between a child and parent menu. Forget the habit of storing a variety of unhealthy snacks in your fridge.

3. Eating together
The children always imitate those around him, especially his parents. Because it sees you always eat healthy food will encourage them to do the same. If children want to try the food on your plate so that the experience he can give it to the taste and texture of food is getting rich.

Avoid making a distinction between "kid foods" with food "parents". If the child is old enough to understand the explanation, telling that he is now a "big boy" and eats adult food like father's mother. The concept of the "big boys" will usually make the children proud and more willing to switch foods.

4. Hide nutritious food
Make sure that any kind of snacks that children eat nutritious. You can hide healthy foods in a variety of favorite foods. For example, hide spinach and carrots in the batter cakes. Or if your child is like eating French fries, vegetables make fried flour-coated pieces.

5. Start with the rules of the "one bite"
A large platter with different types of food can make kids feel pressured to spend. Better serve in small portions to a type of food that children eat more intrigued. After he spent, he may want to choose other foods eaten. Tell your child how delicious the food that you have created and make sure you eats well and enjoy it.

6. Wait hungry
Children who are hungry will usually be easier to eat all the food offered. But wait until hungry children can make parents anxious because there are children who seem never hungry despite eating a slice of bread a day recently.

Offer food to children at mealtimes. If the child is always rejected, do not immediately give up and make him some milk.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4:30 AM

How to Remove Scars Mosquito Bites on Baby

Mosquito bites make baby uncomfortable. In addition to itch, usually appear blackish blotches bite marks on baby's skin. There are some natural ways that can be done to eliminate them:


  •  Use lemon juice, rub on mosquito bites. Allow 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water. Repeat 2-3 times a day. Avoid wearing too long because of the high content of vitamin C in the lemon water can irritate baby's skin. 
  • Use lavender oil. Apply at the blackened skin for 15-20 minutes then rinse with water. Repeat 2-3 times a day. 
  • Wear a banana or watermelon skin. Brush in mosquito bites. Let stand for a while and then rinse with cold water. 
  • Take advantage of aloe vera gel. Apply it on the skin for several hours. 
  • Grate the yam pieces. Rub the bite marks of mosquito. Let stand until dry and then rinse. 
  • Brewed green tea with warm water 5-10 minutes until dissolved, and then wipes the blackhead mosquito bites.

Monday, July 1, 2013

4:30 AM

How to Choose Anti Stretch Marks Cream

Pregnancy makes the skin around the stomach had stretch, damage, and leaving stretch marks. To prevent severe damage, the mother can take advantage of a special cream that moisturizes the skin works. How do I choose?

1. Perform testing. Apply a small amount on the skin surface. If the next day your skin going itching and red bumps, that is a sign if maternal sensitive to certain chemicals in the product. Avoid the use of more advanced, try another product.

2. Pay attention to the ingredients. Use materials that are safe for pregnancy. Although he is safe to use during pregnancy, look at the information on the packaging and make sure the safe abortion.

3. Consult an expert. If still in doubt you should consult your doctor about the skin cream usage during pregnancy. Dermatologist can provide more precise guidance on products that fit the needs of pregnant women and skin type.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

4:30 PM

Show Toddlers How to Eat Healthy

Healthy eating habits are formed since infancy. To start healthy eating habits, toddlers need a sample of his parents. Family doctors in London and lecturer at Imperial College Medical School, Dr. Carol Cooper has tricks for parents.

Healthy eating habits in children can start early with a big influence from the parents. Dr Carol says parents need to prepare a special time at dinner, enjoying a meal together with toddlers. At this time that parents can teach as well as eating healthy foods including exemplifies manners while eating. What is equally important, give examples on how to enjoy food toddler.

Furthermore, feeding the toddler does have its own challenges. Toddler baby no longer rely on their parents to eat but not yet big enough to be able to eat their food.

To help toddlers enjoy the food and have healthy eating habits, provide a varied diet every day. Serve fresh food, yogurt, and cereal with no flavor.

To make it more interesting and stimulating appetite toddler, a form of food that provide visual entertainment for children. Solids form into stars and others. Eating becomes more fun for toddlers, this primary objective.

In addition, toddlers often feel thirsty. So, offer toddler drinks or plain water regularly. But should not be too close to meal time for fear he stuffed his food before eating.

With parents show the right strategy, a toddler can slowly build healthy eating habits that will be brought up to adulthood. healthy eating habits can prevent kid from being picky eater.

Friday, June 28, 2013

4:30 PM

How To Make more Healthier Fried Chicken

Fried chicken wrapped in flour definitely irresistible delicacy, especially by children. The fried chicken is very easy to get, starting at restaurants to street vendors. However, as a parent you worry about nutrition and health.

To ensure the safe fried chicken and eat healthy children, you should make your own at home. Check out a few tricks to make it healthier.

1. Remove skin
Wow, instead of the skin that makes it so much crispy chicken and savory? Do not worries, the skin not really make the chicken so much more crisp. Who make more fried chicken is actually a layer of crisp flour and spices in it. So, as long as it is coated with flour and fried, the chicken can also be crisp. As consideration, the part that was removed chicken skin contains seven grams of saturated fat. Whereas if the discarded skin, reduced saturated fat content up to about two grams.

2. Marinate chicken in seasoning
Submerge the chicken in the seasoning will make the chicken tasted more savory and delicious. In addition, soaking the chicken in a mixture of herbs and butter will help break down the proteins in the meat to become tenderer. Marinate chicken between 30 minutes to a maximum of eight hours (so that it permeates perfect). Actually longer soaking, seasoning will be absorbed. However, should not be more than eight hours because of the texture of its flesh becomes very soft and may be destroyed when cooked.

3. Do not fried
Strange indeed make crispy fried chicken without frying. Fry in hot oil and lots of (deep fried) will bind unsaturated fats from oils to meat (which increases cholesterol). So rather than fry them with a lot of oil, the flour baked chicken should be.

The trick, preheat oven to temperatures up to 220 degrees Celsius. After a hot oven, you can bake it until it changes color, tender meat, and the desired level of doneness. Roasting a chicken in a hot oven will produce crispy chicken, healthy, and no less delicious with fried.

Once cooked, remove from the oven and place the chicken on a wire rack. It serves to facilitate air circulation to keep awake chicken crispy.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

5:01 PM

How to Overcome Stress with "Email Meditation"

Ways to relieve stress - One of the routines in the office that can cause tension and even lead to stress is to check and delete the email, also send an important email to a business colleague.

The study found that check and send email in the workplace can increase blood pressure, heart rate, and levels of the stress hormone cortisol triggers.

"Work-related stress can make email. So as not so stressed and overwhelmed with email, need a way to refresh you," said Dr. Lillian Cheung, self-awareness meditation expert who also is the editorial director of The Nutrition Source, Harvard.

According to him, a brief meditation before sending emails to cope with stress in the office. This method can restore self-awareness so that busy work does not make a person experiences undue strain.

The trick, just before sending the email, does breathing exercises. After typing your email message, pause

"This method not only makes you calmer, but also prevent you from making a mistake when sending email," said Cheung.

You did not take long to pause from the routine of sending emails in the office. You can be more relaxed and the work done properly.

and take a deep breath three times, focus on breathing (breathe slowly pull and exhaust). Then say to yourself when breathing in, "I am grateful to the internet". Then while exhaling said, "I am sending this email with full consciousness". After that, enter the recipient email or the email address you want to attach, and click send email.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

4:30 PM

How to Clean Crust in the Oven

After using the oven, you are usually a bit lazy to clean because they are not too dirty. Though stack stain and dirt in the oven could make it so quickly rusted.

The easiest way to clean the oven is to use chemical cleaning products. However, chemical cleaners often made of iron plates in the oven more easily corroded, and left a bad odor.

We recommend using natural cleaning ingredients that are easily found in the kitchen, and more potent remove stains and give a fragrant aroma.

1. Baking soda
Baking soda has many benefits cleaners, one for cleaning the oven. Mix baking soda with water, then stir until it becomes a paste. Cover all parts of the oven with pasta, and let stand overnight. After that, clean the baking soda with a damp sponge using warm. Drain.

2. Salt and vinegar
Combine salt, vinegar, and water in a spray bottle, and then spray this mixture to all parts of the oven. Then preheat the oven to a low temperature. Wipe with a clean cloth. To be more fragrant, you can replace the vinegar with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

source: Mother Nature Network
4:30 AM

How to Cook "Juicy" Steak

One of popular processed beef in the world is steak. Normally you enjoy it in the restaurant at a great price, because you do not know how to cook a steak. In fact, you can really make yourself at home with a taste that is not less delicious.

How to make it pretty easy because basically called steak is grilled meat. That is, the process is the roasting of meat cooking on the grill. However, in order to taste more savory, you can soak the meat steak to the marinade seasoning like BBQ sauce. However, seasoning sauce form is not a requirement.

If you want a milder flavor steaks and authentic flavored meat, you just need to smear the meat with oil (use olive oil) on both sides. This oil works so that the meat does not dry easily and burn. Then, sprinkle with salt and pepper just before burned. Then roast or grill pan using the already heated.

The thing to remember, avoid turning the meat too often. Try to flip the meat once for each side. Give me about three minutes to cook each side of the meat. Leafing through the meat too often will ruin the texture of the meat. In addition, flipping the meat with a fork or other sharp object would make meat lose juice, so that reduced deliciousness.

Once the meat is cooked, rest the meat for a few moments before being cut or served. This process will help hold the juice to remain in the folds of flesh and "trapped" in it so it will be more delicious when eaten.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

4:30 AM

How to Choose the Good Egg

Eggs become one of the must-carry groceries home. Basically, the eggs can be processed into a variety of delicious foods, from cakes, stir fry meals, and soup. That why almost everyone likes to eat eggs.

However, to produce delicious egg-based foods, you should choose a good quality eggs.  Quality of the eggs can not be seen only from the physical appearance or the shells alone. Here are tricks to choose fresh eggs.

1. Binoculars egg
the most powerful way to see the quality of the eggs is by using binoculars eggs. This binocular function is to see the conditions inside the egg.

Binoculars are really just a simple tool made of plywood, which is shaped like a box and given a light in it. The box was then given two holes in it to "peek" eggs.

How it works, put the eggs in a box, and binoculars in the flame of the lamp. If current binoculars, the eggs are not clear then the egg is not fresh anymore. Unfortunately, not all supermarkets provide these binoculars at the egg counter.

2. Shake
If telescoped difficult way, there is another way to pick the eggs, shake the eggs. You can also use this method when choosing eggs bulk in supermarkets. Choose eggs that look perfect, and then shake the eggs as she listened. When shaken, the eggs will give voice and movement.

If when shaken yolk was moved and follows the direction of your movement, this indicates eggs are not fresh... Yolk signifies moving the cord (which binds to the shell of the egg yolk) has been lost, and this is usually due to prolonged storage period.

3. Size
Everyone will want to choose a large egg. Small size of the eggs was more easily assessed quality. Large eggs (one kilo of grain contains 14-15) apparently resulted from an old chicken. As a result, these eggs have thinner shells than small eggs.

Thin egg shells will be more vulnerable to damage and cause fine cracks. Fine cracks will make the pores open and the shell into the air. Entry of air can make the contents of the egg so easily damaged and rotten. In the end, the size of the eggs will also affect the shelf life of eggs.

Monday, June 24, 2013

5:00 AM

How to Bake Tofu

One favourite way to cook tofu is bake. Baking tofu is a lot like roasting except the tofu is usually tossed or coated in a sauce or marinade to keep it moist during baking. The sauce glazes the tofu, creating a richly flavoured coating. You can bake tofu in cubes or slabs. Pat it dry or press the tofu before baking (see the video in the last slide to learn how).

For the best baking, you can follow these simple steps:

Choosing and Buying Tofu

When purchasing tofu, knowledge of the right kind to use in a recipe is a very important key to a successful meal. There are typically three types which are tub tofu, brick tofu, and silken tofu. Some come in a variety of flavours, but if you are just starting out it is best to go with just the plain.

Tofu that is found in a tub is usually packed in water and is commonly found in most all supermarkets. This kind of tofu comes in different levels of firmness from very soft to very firm. However, even the most firm of tub tofu is still very soft. The next kind of tofu, which is often requested in many recipes, is the silken tofu. Smooth and very soft, this tofu is the main ingredient in spreads and desserts. Lastly, brick tofu, as the name implies, is the tofu that is best suited for baking or grilling. This type of tofu is packaged in paper and then vacuumed sealed. With a density of super mega firm, this tofu is easy to cube or slice.

Preparing Tofu for Baking
Once you have unpacked the tofu, all excess water will need to be drained from the food. Wrap in paper towels and weigh down (careful not to disrupt the integrity of the tofu’s structure) for about 30 minutes. Once this step has been completed flavouring needs to be decided, especially if the tofu has none. Since plain tofu does not really have any kind of taste at all, the sky is the limit when seasoning. No matter what kind of flavour you introduce, just know that each and every morsel or tofu will become fully infused. If marination is chosen, just slice or cube, depending on your preference and let the tofu rest in the marinade for at least 8 hours. Make sure to turn pieces over half way through the process.

Baking Tofu
With marination out of the way, it is now time to put the tofu in the oven to bake. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and then place the cubed or sliced tofu in a pan that has either been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray or oiled with olive oil. With the tofu placed side by side, bake in the oven for 30 to 45 minutes. You will want to turn the pieces every 15 minutes to ensure even cooking. Once the tofu is out of the oven, serve it over salads, as an appetizer, or even as the focal point of a main course. Not only will your friends and family love it, but your mouth will love it too.

For other baking tips, let see 7 Tricks Baking Techniques

Sunday, June 23, 2013

5:00 AM

How to Fry Tofu

How to fry Tofu – Tofu has soft texture, so if you want to frying it, you must slice in thick. Frying or shallow frying is a great method for cooking tofu because the hot oil dehydrates it, making it chewy in texture. But be careful when frying tofu, you will get lots of splatter. It's a good idea to press the tofu beforehand.

Frying can remove water from tofu. Another method for removing the water is frying the tofu on small heat to let the water to evaporate before marinating it. Use a Teflon pan with no oil. Fry it on both sides. This is a quick and very simple way.

There are some methods to fry tofu, such as:

Deep fry it. Fry thin slices of pressed and drained firm tofu in your deep fryer until light brown and crispy. Deep fry yield the tastiest fried tofu because the pieces are completely exposed to hot oil.  They’re easy, fast, and not overly dramatic tofu cooking methods.

Add it to a chilli or stew. After firm tofu is drained and pressed, it can be crumbled into pieces that are much like ground turkey or ground beef. Add crumbled firm tofu to a chilli or stew and cook through for at least 15 minutes at medium heat. If you marinated it fry it on oil to lock in marinated taste inside.

Make a cheesecake or custard. Silken tofu is great for making cheesecakes and custards. Replace cream cheese with tofu in cheesecake and custard recipes to create delicious, high protein desserts.

Pan-fry it. For about 5 minutes on medium heat on each side. Panfrying tofu does not create an even crisp texture all over the tofu pieces but you use less oil and can fry slabs that are a bit larger; however, too large of slabs (e.g., what you may put on a burger) can be unwieldy. Expect some sputtering when panfrying because the tofu is not quickly coated and sealed in hot oil. For that reason, be sure to blot excess moisture from the surface of the tofu pieces before panfrying.

Stir-fry it. Stir-fry chunks of pressed and drained firm tofu much as you would any other meat. The tofu will nicely absorb the flavours of the stir-fry oils and sauce.

When stir-fry tofu:
Use tender tofu and be gentle. For example, the dish at the top of this post is the ubiquitous mapo tofu, a spicy tofu with beef and Sichuan peppercorn preparation that’s ubiquitous on Chinese menus; see Asian Tofu, page 101, for the recipe.

In that classic, medium or medium-firm tofu (stuff that feels like the flesh between your thumb and index fingers; I often buy Trader Joe's regular organic tofu in the 20-ounce tubs but a firm tofu, such as Whole Foods' is fine) is cut into cubes, then soaked or blanched in hot water and drained. Exposure to hot water facilitates draining and helps the tofu to better hold its shape during the stir-frying.

You add the tofu to the pan and gently shake or stir it. You don’t vigorously move it around the wok with a spatula, lest it fall apart. There’s a fair amount of liquid and seasoning too so the tofu takes on the other ingredients. This is delicate stir-frying with some simmering involved. The results are creamy cubes of tofu with incredible flavor.

For non-spicy alternative, try the tofu with shrimp and peas (page 100). This is a dish that many Asian Tofu recipe testers made without being assigned to it:

Go for sturdier seasoned, pressed tofu. If you’re set on stir-frying super-firm tofu, try using seasoned pressed tofu that’s been simmered with seasonings (often times five spice and soy sauce), marinated, then baked. It’s called dou gan in Mandarin.

Fry the tofu first. Yep, it’s like double cooking. You can panfry, shallow-fry or deep-fry pieces of tofu beforehand – like up to 5 days in advance. Seriously. 

Frying tofu adds a rich fattiness and creates a lovely golden color. It also makes tofu that holds its shape during cooking. You can push, toss and move it around with ease.

Friday, June 21, 2013

8:19 PM

How to Remove Dark Spot on Face with Home Remedies

Dark spots (sunspots) also known as age spots are brown spots on sun-damaged skin.

Actually the dark spots are not harmful, but the presence would interfere with performance, especially when they appear on the face and neck.

No need to worry because there are some simple recipes that you can use safely and effectively to eliminate them.

When done consistently, will increasingly fade dark spots and face was again smooth.

Here are some simple and effective recipes that you can try at home:

Juice of Lemon Water

1. Sliced lemon and squeeze the water into the bowl.

Bottled lemon juice can also be used, but the fresh lemon juice is more effective.

2. Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice, and then apply on the dark spots.

Let the lemon juice dry completely in the face, usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Rinse face thoroughly with water and pat dry. Perform routine every day for visible results.

Onions and Apples Vinegar

1. Blender onions until become juice.

2. With the same ratio (1:1), onion juice mixed with apple cider vinegar into a bowl.

Stir until they are well blended.

3. Apply a mixture of onions and balsamic vinegar on dark spots using a cotton ball and allow it to dry for at least 30 minutes.

4. Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Apply this mixture to your face once a day to achieve the desired results.

Borax and Sugar

1. Mix one part borax with two parts sugar (2:1) in a container that has a tight lid.

2. Container with a tight lid and let the mixture for two days.

3. Remove the lid from the container and stir until evenly mixed.

4. Apply the mixture on the dark spots using a cotton ball.

Let it dry on your face for about 15 minutes, or until completely dry.

5. Rinse your face with water to remove the mix. Keep doing this process every day until dark spots is disappear

Stains or dark spots (sunspot) on the face are usually caused by sun damage on the skin.

Dark spots on the face are often found in adults who are quite advanced.

In addition to the face, dark spots because sun usually found on the back of the hand, back of the neck, and upper chest.

Most of the dark spots are not harmful, yet unobtrusive appearance.

When disturbed by the presence of dark spots, eggplant is one vegetable that can be used to overcome this problem.

Eggplant is effectively able to reduce the appearance of dark spots on the skin caused by the sun.

Here are tips to overcome dark spots on the skin of the eggplant:

1. Cut eggplant into cubes with a size of about 2.5 cm with a kitchen knife. Place the eggplant pieces into the glass bottle.

Pour apple cider vinegar to cover the entire piece of eggplant. Cover tightly and let the glass bottles for three days.

Keep a glass bottle into the mixture in the refrigerator so that it can last longer.

2. Remove the glass bottle from the fridge. Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar that has been mixed with chunks of eggplant.

Gently dab of dark spots with a cotton ball that has been dipped in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and eggplant pieces.

Perform this basting two or three times a day.

3. Night before bed, soak a cotton ball into the mixture of apple cider vinegar and eggplant pieces.

Glue the cotton balls with a special plaster (plaster for sores) in the dark spots, leave it off during the night.

By morning, cotton waste and let the liquid dry. Repeat this process every night as needed.