Colombian Cream of Avocado Soup – lightened up and vegan

Looks very healthy.

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cream of avocado soup food to glowI love being introduced to new foods and recipes. Don’t you? Pouring over others’ food blogs, visiting markets in far-flung cities and countries, ordering the wackiest (within reason) thing on the menu. Love it.

Possibly my favourite food-related activity – other than eating the stuff – is looking at commonplace ingredients and trying to finesse something unique from them, or at least sufficiently different to add another dimension. For instance, I have previously welcomed the challenge of making lentils acceptable for breakfast (and this one too). Or just about acceptable!

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A Simple, Intense Tomato Soup with Maftoul

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intense roast tomato soupI often get funny looks when I suggest this at my weight management groups and my cancer nutrition classes. No one quite rolls their eyes, but I do feel a collective will not to laugh; a suppression of an exasperated “you’ve got to be kidding me.”

I eat tomatoes like candy. At least at this time of year when tomatoes are at their delectable and nutritious peak. And I suggest that others give it a go, too.

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Desarrollo Cognitivo e Inteligencia


dr. elizabeth oropeza

El desarrollo cognitivo e inteligencia implican la evolución de las capacidades y/o procesos de percepción, memoria, atención, lenguaje, percepción, solución de problemas, memoria de trabajo y planificación, entre otros. Involucran funciones cerebrales  únicas. Más aún, involucran los procesos de control y las perspectivas de la cognición situada.  Todo ello  ligado a aspectos psicofisiológicos que se mencionan en el enlace.

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Creativity y Neuroeducation

Excelente el post.

dr. elizabeth oropeza

Our brain has the ability to identify patterns. Curiosity shown by novelty facilitates learning, that is based, in part, on its ability to be creative.
Knowledge can be acquired through this creative thinking, that allows us to solve problems unpredictably and supplementing the critical or analytical thinking, which uses a linear and rigorous scientific methodology.

This article analyzes this complex multicomponent of creativity, not easy to assess. And thepedagogical implications in solving problems are not restricted to a particular subject (traditionally been associated with the creative to the artistic or scientific) and that are critical in learning for life.

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white cake with raspberries

Madey Edlin

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Do you guys remember the summer raspberry birthday cake from last year? I made that one for my sister’s 7th birthday, this year she requested the same cake. Well, I have a hard time making the exact same thing twice, afterall any birthday cake should double as a blog post. So I told her that I would make a raspberry cake, but that it would be a little different. The cake last year was good, very good. But I wanted to step it up. One word: frosting. I am rather simple-minded when it comes to making frosting. Normally a cheaters buttercream, but I went all out on this one. Let’s just say I have seem the light and will forever more be making more effort in the frosting department. Read on, reader, learn  the ways of the frosting. This is a Swiss meringue buttercream, apparently another thing the Swiss can do –frosting.

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Visual Storytelling: Tips from Photographer Laura Cook

The Daily Post

There’s a difference between photography and visual storytelling. You can easily take a photograph, but not all photographs tell rich stories.

You’ve heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” many times, right? As a photographer, I believe this is true when we dedicate ourselves to seeking out images that really tell a story.

We often take images that are part of a set or portfolio, but it’s also important to seek out pictures that can stand alone — that invite you in and make you feel like part of one particular story. Our camera is a tool we use to tell that story, to capture not only a moment in time but also something bigger.

Laura Cook is a humanitarian and travel photographer who spends most of her year in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She loves meeting new people, and through her work, strives to highlight human dignity amid life’s struggles.

Laura blogs at The…

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jasmine & vanilla bean ice cream

Madey Edlin

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I don’t like green tea. You know me, I am coffee, not tea. But when you’re talking about making a custard base ice cream, the addition of the floral jasmine tea with the vanilla made a smooth sweet rich yet light ice cream.  Perfect for these days when turning on the oven seems like the devil will then reside in your house.

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