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Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer

 

Grilled chicken skewers - with tropical fruit rather than just veg.

Mango, papaya, onions, bell peppers.

 

Marinade and dressing

½ cup carrot juice

½ cup ginger juice

¼ cup miso paste

½ cup rice vinegar

1 cup blended oil

Combine all but the oil in a blender.

Drizzle oil to emulsify.

 

 

 

Grilled asparagus

chili lime salt – combination of dried lime zest, chili powder, and sea salt.

 

 

 

Citrus Gremolata

1 cup chopped parsley

1T       chopped thyme

2 T      chopped capers

1 T      lemon zest

Juice of 1 ½ lemons

1 cup evoo

Combine ingredients.

 

 

Summer grilled Mexican corn

Sriracha mayo, cotija cheese, cilantro, chili powder

 

 

 

Tomato watermelon salad - serves 6-8

2# seedless watermelon, cleaned and cut 2” thick – season with salt pepper and olive oil as a steak for grilling

3 heads of radicchio cut into 1/8ths, marinated in the dressing and grilled

24 baby heirloom or multi-colored vine ripe tomatoes, cut into 2-inch wedges

 

Dressing:

¼ cup fresh ginger juice

½ cup aged balsamic vinegar

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

 

For the platter:

Arrange the grilled items on a large platter or in a large bowl, drizzle the dressing and top with

¼ cup mint, roughly chopped

2 cups baby arugula

1 cup thin sliced spring onions, or scallions

2 cups crumbled feta cheese

Drizzle more dressing and season with sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

 

 

Steak – chili rub.

 

Chili Rub 

½ cup       Smoked Paprika

¾ cup       Guajillo chili powder

¾ cup       New Mexico Chili Powder

¼ cup       Ancho Chili Powder

1/8 cup   Ground Coriander

1/8 cup   Ground Cumin

1/3 cup   Kosher Salt

LATEST RECALLED GM VEHICLES

• 2014 Chevrolet Malibu/2.5L
• 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
• 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
• 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado
• 2014-15 GMC Sierra
• 2005-2010 Pontiac G6
• 2007-2010 Saturn Auras
• 2013-14 Cadillac CTS
• 2005-07 Chevrolet Corvette
 

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Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014

Job candidates must be prepared for anything during an interview. Glassdoor has combed through tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year to compile its annual list of the Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions.

 

TOP FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS

CHOOSE SAFER, MORE EFFECTIVE FISH OIL PRODUCTS:  https://labdoor.com/c/fish-oil

LabDoor analyzed 30 best-selling fish oil supplements in the United States, measuring total omega-3 content, EPA and DHA quantities, vitamin D and CLA amounts, methylmercury concentration, and total oxidation values.


 

21/30 products demonstrated omega-3 levels that varied by over 10% off their label claims, 15 of which recorded a 25% variance between actual versus claimed content. EPA + DHA content also showed significant ingredient variance, ranging from -50.7% to +90.2% versus its stated label claims.


 

Every product contained measurable amounts of mercury, with 3 products recording 50% or greater of the allowable mercury content per serving. The majority of products passed oxidation (freshness) assays, although 1 product recorded a TOTOX score above the upper limit and 6 more products measured within 5% of the upper limit.

User's Guide to Shopping: The Best Toys Ever

TOYS:

-MONOPOLY
-ETCH A SKECH
-SLINKY
-EASY BAKE OVEN
-HOT WHEELS
-MR. POTATO HEAD
-HULA HOOP
-LEGGOs
-BEARS
-BARBIE

 

  • Monopoly—The best-selling board game actually has its roots in an earlier game called The Landlord’s Game that aimed to teach people what an awful thing it was to have (or be) a money-grubbing, price-gouging landlord. Instead, people adapted that game, added street names from their own communities, and created a folk game with the goal of driving their friends and family into bankruptcy—it’s fun! Charles Darrow applied Atlantic City properties to that folk game and created the game we know and love today. I have a Monopoly: Here and Now version from about six years ago in my office that would be easy to bring. It updates the game with new playing pieces (Toyota Prius, Motorola cell phone, Starbucks mug), substitutes airports for railroads, and uses famous landmarks from across the U.S. like the Mall of America and Fenway Park rather than Boardwalk and Park Place.
  • Etch A Sketch—This toy was invented in France and was originally called the Magic Screen. Based on the principle of static cling, just like acrylic sweaters coming out of the dryer, it operates by using a stylus that scrapes a coating of aluminum powder off the back of the clear screen to leave a black line. A little company from northwest Ohio called Ohio Art finally paid what they considered an outrageous sum--$25,000—on the rights to make the toy in the U.S. Renamed Etch A Sketch, it was a big hit for the holidays in 1960 and remains a popular drawing toy to today, with no paper, markers, or crayons required.
  • Slinky—The springy toy started as an invention to cushion naval instruments in World War II but, once its creator saw it walk off a shelf, he marketed it as a plaything instead. Slinky got off to a slow start in the market—who wants to pay $1 for what looks like a mattress spring?—but sales soared once people saw demonstrations of it walking down stairs and making that slinkety sound (a good advertising jingle helped too).
  • Mr. Potato Head—Originally the famous spud was going to be a cereal box premium. You’d find eyes, ears, nose, and a mouth in a packet at the bottom of your cornflake box. The Hassenfeld Brothers (they later shortened their company name to Hasbro) got wind of the concept and thought it was way too good to be a giveaway. So Mr. Potato Head was born and he received one of the very first toy product launches with TV advertising, a strategy that proved exceptionally successful. Originally, kids had to supply their own potato and jab it with the facial features. Pierced potatoes moldering under beds and in closets undoubtedly led to smelly tuber meltdowns that weren’t popular with moms and later versions came with plastic potatoes.
  • Hula Hoop—The miracle material of molded plastic turned bamboo exercise hoops from Australia into a pop culture sensation. In 1958, WHAM-O could hardly make them fast enough to keep up with demand. Eventually the craze passed but the fad toy didn’t go away. It had BBs added in the 1960s for Shoop-Shoop Hula Hoops and has enjoyed a recent comeback as an exercise device. (As a bonus, Susan and Shane can testify that I’m willing and ready to Hula Hoop at any time, including a clip on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno about 10 years ago.)

The 140 Moments That Made Twitter Matter

As Twitter’s multibillion-dollar IPO looms, we surveyed TIME staff to pick 140 essential tweets—and hashtags and @-replies and more—that helped Twitter become a global phenomenon.

Read more: The 140 Moments That Made Twitter Matter | TIME.com http://techland.time.com/the-140-moments-that-made-twitter-matter/#ixzz2jzqlHPTb

Recipe From Celebrity Chef Todd English

SUGAR PUMPKIN LASAGNA WITH GINGER CREAM,
  BROWN BUTTER, & AMARETTI 

Serves 4

Pumpkin Lasagna Ingredients:

½ cup maple syrup
3 tbsp blended oil
10 tbsp unsalted butter
6 ea. sugar pumpkins
1 cup marscarpone
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 tbls chopped parsley
1 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
Extra virgin olive oil 
1 dozen fresh pasta sheets cut in squares (can substitute dry pasta)
1 qt cream
1 ea fresh ginger rough chopped
1 ½ cups ground amaretti cookies
12 sage leaves

Method
1. Core pumpkins and toss with maple, oil, salt and pepper, Roast at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes until cooked, but not to soft. Once cooled, roughly chop the pumpkin into a filling
2. Fold the ricotta and parmesan together and season with salt & pepper, nutmeg, and parsley
3. Blanch the pasta sheets in salted boiling water for a minute, toss with extra virgin olive oil and lay out to cool
4. Start to build the lasagna inside the pumpkin, lay a sheet of pasta followed by pumpkin puree followed by cheese mixture, then amaretti, repeat in layers until the pumpkin is filled.  Finish the top layer with left over grated parmesan. Bake in the oven about 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbling
5. In a saucepan steep the cream with the ginger and let stand 20 minutes, blend the mixture and strain. Reserve
6. Drizzle ginger cream over lasagna & garnish with ground amaretti and sage leaves. Enjoy!

Chef Todd English seduced Boston with his first Olives, and his exuberant brand of cooking, which he calls "interpretive Mediterranean," made him a culinary star. Olives begat more Olives, in Washington, Aspen and Las Vegas. The lounge area and bar at the W Union Square, home of the first New York Olives, have been a magnet for young fun-seekers since the day the hotel opened. The dining-room crowd is fairly sedate, and certainly older, but Olives is a hot ticket. Why? The food is easy to like but hard to respect. Mr. English is the Thomas Wolfe of chefs: no sooner is a thought in his head than it's on the plate. But at least half the time the food at Olives really delivers. Do not look for light, because you won't find it, but it's hard to beat Mr. English for sheer palate-engulfing flavor.

Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview

Interviewing at any company isn’t easy, but at some companies, the interview process is even tougher. Here's a link to the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview for 2013: http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/glassdoors-top-25-difficult-companies-interview-2013/

Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview

Interviewing at any company isn’t easy, but at some companies, the interview process is even tougher. Here's a list of the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview!

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