Talin’s Veggie Eggplant Casserole – Recipe

Hello, Here is my recipe on my Veggie Eggplant Casserole. I love healthy food, and I enjoy making you. You will too. It is very simple with a few simple ingredients. It is as follows.

Ingredients Needed:

1-2 large regular eggplants, 4 medium sized cooking onions, 1-2 green/red peppers, 4-5 Vine tomatoes, 3-4 Green Zucchini, 1 Red Onion, 1-2 Celery Sticks, – All must be thoroughly washed.

A Cup and a half of Tomato Paste, 1 and a half cups of water, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of All Spice, 1 teaspoon of Cumin, 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder, 1 clove of Garlic.

How to Prepare:

Take all this A Cup and a half of Tomato Paste, 1 and a half cups of water, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of All Spice, 1 teaspoon of Cumin, 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder, 1 clove of Garlic.

and mix them all together in a different mixing bowl. If you need to add a bit more water go for it, but don’t add too much of it.

Then Chop all to bit sized pieces maybe even a bit larger in size. 1-2 large regular eggplants, 4 medium sized cooking onions, 1-2 green/red peppers, 4-5 Vine tomatoes, 3-4 Green Zucchini, 1 Red Onion, 1-2 Celery Sticks, – All must be thoroughly washed.

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Then take a casserole dish to put in the oven, preheat oven to 350 degrees, then put all your veggies in first, then take the sauce and run it over the casserole and there you have it, dinner for 4… it depends on how big your family is, or how many people you have make veggies and sauce according to how many people are in your household…

Enjoy 🙂

bon apetit!

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport – YYZ – My Love For The Airport

Since I was 7 years old, I embarked on my first journey through Toronto Pearson airport on my way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and I will never forget the time when I came into the airport. I was so excited and happy. Now every years twice or 3 times a year, I travel through this awesome airport. So much to see in the airport and do before your flight. So many new shops have been open, and everything has become so modern and sophisticated and its easy to go to your gates after you check in prior to boarding. The beauty of the planes landing, taking off, and coming to the gates is something so awesome. From the biggest planes to the smallest. I just love air travel. It is so fantastic. I love it when other passengers ask me questions and stuff. It is like written on my forehead or something hahaha. The Airport code is YYZ for Pearson Airport. I know this well by heart now, and I love going to the airport even if its dropping off someone. I am always the one to be dropping off people and having them be on their way to their flights because everyone knows that I know the ropes and how to manage well at the airport. It takes a little research and patience with everything. Once you go to the airport it is pretty straight forward on what to do. you just have to prepare before you go, you have to do everything in your power to make your airport stay and your experience a happy and pleasant one. Don’t go to the airport not knowing diddly squat about it, don’t go to the airport being completely clueless. research research research, that is the way to go, but again if you have doubts, you can still ask airport personnel but everything would be more simple when you do research right?

A few blogs ago I wrote about tips before, at the airport and after the airport on what to do. If you have any questions in regards to anything you don’t understand at the airport, let me know and I will help you. It can be Toronto, It can be Los Angeles, it could be an airport in Europe, just ask me and I will guide you through simple steps you can do to avoid hassle at any airport across the world. Gotta love my Pearson Toronto Airport 🙂

Talin’s Berry Salad

I have been trying new things in the kitchen and one of them is making a berry salad with Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Cranberry…
Here is my Recipe on Making a delicious healthy berry salad.

Ingredients —

A little bit of each Berry listed above.

Pure and real Honey —

half a handful of Almonds…

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Incorporate all the berries, have them all washed thoroughly and well, and then drizzle about a tablespoon or two of honey, mix it together and then you put the almonds last, then mix it again and eat up 🙂
Enjoy!

 

 

 

Took Time Out For Me In My Own Space

In recent Months I have put a lot of energy and time into looking out for others, but now today I decided its me time. I go out running my own errands and spending time with myself with a good cup of coffee and just relaxing, taking it easy, enjoying just doing a lot of things that I have not done in so long. It actually feels good to go places on my own and not having to worry about everyone and everything. Sometimes you need those days where you can escape from everyday life and just go with the flow. It is just one of those days where you just need to unwind and relax… Today is just one of those days and I will keep it short and sweet. 🙂

My Back Pain Has Been Ruled Out To Be Sciatic Nerve

I went to visit my doctor the other day and I told him that, my lower back pain is unbearable and its an aching pain which is hitting all the way to my toes. He checked it out and he said that I have sciatic nerve and he said my back isn’t fully straight. I started to freak out a lot and I just got scared about it. So my doctor is going to send me to a chiropractor and I am going for massages for my lower back. I am so happy they approved it for me to go have these massages done. It is unbearable. When I stand up or lay flat, nothing happens and It is good and I don’t feel pain, but as soon as I sit down, The pain just rushes down to my toes and sometimes Its so painful that I end up sleeping it off. After 10-15 minutes of sitting, the pain starts again. The pain is hitting my abdomen pelvic area. I do have UTI (urinary tract infection), but I am going for an ultrasound and Cat Scan to see what is going on and to further it. I just need to get to the bottom of all this. I can’t do much when I have this pain and its terrible. I want to be able to not feel pain anymore. Its a chronic pain that keeps coming back. my thighs, my feet, my toes. all hurt as a result for lower back. I need to relax today and lay flat… I will see with what happens from here.

I Keep Having Dreams On Being On Talk Shows

For the past few months, I have had these dreams where I have been on so many talk shows such as “The Talk” “Ellen DeGeneres” Rachael Ray” “Marilyn Denis”. Those dreams keep on re-occurring. A lot of the times now, my dreams are coming true. Whenever I dream on something while I am asleep,  It usually comes true within one or two weeks of me having it, but this one not yet, but I know it will happen sooner or later. Now the story of my dreams are about getting on these shows to make a difference in the world, how to keep preventing bullying, among other important things, as well as discussing my blog. All these things came into the picture and I did not want to wake up from my dream. It was amazing and how many peoples hearts I touched in it, and how many people around the globe watched the shows and were really moved by it and how happy and how nice people were and all the feedback I had received on the aftermath of when I went on these shows. It has been several months now, that these dreams keep popping up while I sleep and now its becoming more frequent. I am always dreaming on the same things over and over again. It is pretty nice. I hope one day it comes true soon. I want to do this for everyone, I want to get out there, raise more awareness, I want to do a lot. I do not just want to sit here and and just keep writing, I want to actually go out there and do the best of my ability to make bullying gone and to come up with ways to do so.

Now in my dreams when I go onto “The Talk”, I had spoken to Ayesha Tyler, Sharon Osborne, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood and Julie Chen, and they were all so wonderful to me and I did not want to leave that dream I had, and then a couple of weeks later I remember getting on “Ellen DeGeneres” “Rachael Ray” “Marilyn Denis” and they all were different and so many audiences viewed the shows and it was just so pleasant. I just hope I can one day be noticed by them and make those dreams a reality that I have when I sleep.

All these happen when I sleep, not before I go to bed imagining it. I am hoping to go to at least one of them.

May all your dreams and wishes come true to everyone.

My Fear Of My Luggage Not Arriving To My Destination With My Plane

Have you ever had the fear of your luggage not being with you on your plane when you head to another destination, especially when your flight is connected? Have you ever had that bad feeling that your luggage was left behind? I am so happy that when I travel soon, I won’t be checking in a bag. I will be just taking a carry on with me. I want to have a piece of mind that my things are with me, and not stowed under the plane, and not knowing what is happening with my luggage. I have connecting flights with my destination, so I better be safe than sorry later. I have minimized quite significantly with the amount I will be taking. It is only for a week and a day or two, so I do not need to pack much. I have packed a few shirts here and there, under garments, one or two shoes, and just a pair or two Capri pants, and plus a little bag of toiletries. If I need anything, I can just ask my family there or something. I am all prepared. I do not want to risk my luggage being delayed. That will be my worst nightmare.

I know it doesn’t matter with that, as long as you get to your destination safely, that is more important than a luggage being delayed but it does matter too. what will you wear? It was my worst nightmare, coming back to Canada from Armenia. I had taken when it was at the time Armenian Airlines. My Luggage arrived to Frankfurt Germany and I had taken Lufthansa Airlines, and when we landed in Toronto, A lot of peoples luggage came, but mine and a few people from my group had their luggage missing. We didn’t end up getting out of the airport until almost 2 hours later trying to figure out my luggage delay, and so they called the Airport in Germany, and my luggage was left behind as well as others. So that was a sign of relief. I got my belongings back 4 days later. I had a whole bunch of souvenirs, and gifts for people and it was just my worst nightmare. I fear connecting flights. Sometimes with direct too, but most of the time with direct you get your luggage and you feel at ease, but since I am traveling in the states, There is no way I am checking in my bag. I have got a carry on that is to the size of the airlines request and allowable luggage size which I am happy and plus I will have my hand bag which is good enough for me. Now I get to travel with no stress and my mind always being on my things.

If you do not really need to check in your luggage when you travel with connecting flights, I suggest you get carry on. The best thing you can do. The liquids must be in compliance with the airlines and the countries restrictions to measures… see with your airlines and your security safety websites. Have a safe and worry free trip everyone if your going somewhere.

So Excited To Meet One of The Actresses On CSI Miami TV Show

I am so excited! Very soon, I will meet a former actress on the TV Show called CSI Miami when I am down in California. A good friend of mine is best friends with her, so I will be going out with them for dinner or coffee. I am super excited and I have been a fan of hers since the show started to air, and she is one of the originals in the show. I really miss having her on the show. She had this incredible acting talent. I am going to ask her if she is going back on the show anytime soon. It would be nice to have her back on the show alongside David Caruso, Jonathon Togo, Adam Rodriguez and more. Her name is Sofia Milos. She is such a sweetheart and she sent me a message saying, I cannot wait to meet with you. I am excited as ever. I love having connections. I know she is a regular ordinary individual like the rest of us are, but then again the excitement is out of this world. I will be treating her like a regular human being and won’t be going crazy when I see her. These celebrities don’t like it when people get too too excited and overwhelm them. They are as human as we are right? So Keeping calm and collect. It is going to be nice to meet her after watching her for a while on CSI Miami. I love that show. Too many of the same genre out there, but to me CSI Miami and Hawaii 5-o are the best crime solving shows out there. Anyway, I can’t wait to see her. its gonna be amazing. Who knows I may meet other celebs during our meeting too. She said she will try to get Adam Rodriguez to come too. AHHHH If she can, that would be amazing. Lets see what happens. So far we have made the time and place plans.. So I am so looking forward to it.

Are We Really Almost At The End Of The Year?

Wow, I just can’t believe how we have come to almost the end of the year stretch of 2012. This year I have had ups and downs, but mostly ups. Thank goodness for the gift of life. Once October hits, 3 months to go. I just can’t believe it. I could’ve sworn we just started 2012. Now were in October. Crazy huh? Well, the moral of the story is that never take life for granted and always take opportunities and never settle for less than you deserve. Time is flying by quick and everything has its times and everything has its limits. Enjoy life, live life to the fullest extent and make most of it. We all are trying to make it in the world and trying to survive, but always know each and everyone of you in this world has a gift, and each and everyone of you has something special to contribute to the world and each of us have a voice, identity, and existence. We all live in one world and we all have a say to something, we all have our difference in opinions, different understandings, different outlooks on life, and how our daily lifestyle flows. Each day that goes by, I like to learn something new. Whether its something on the internet or outside in the real world, I love to read up on facts, quotes, among everything else. I am so lucky and so amazed on how much information this world retains and how some things have not been discovered yet. There are probably so many things in the world that we all don’t know yet and there are probably artifacts hidden in grounds somewhere. Life is always a mystery and there are people who always look for that mystery and uncover it as much as possible.

There are all types of people in the world, and I appreciate each and everyone of them. We all serve a purpose in the world and we are here for a reason. God chose each and everyone of us and he has plans for us all. Some can be short unfortunately and some can be longer, but it all depends on the flow and circle of life. There are many professions. Some people can be good at something and some other people can be good at something else in life, but all in all were all here to shine the world, keep the world going, and life keeps going on with the life we life. So enjoy, fulfill your dreams and your life with goodness and the means to change the world for the better. All the best to you and I wish you happiness, health, success, and much love to the world of people.

 

Another Kitchen Gadget To Add To My List

I am so happy with my new kitchen gadget. I have been looking everywhere for this one and I finally found one that is a good size. It is called “The Big Boss, Ice Cream Maker”. I am loving it. I made Chocolate Ice Cream from Scratch. I do not want to get store bought ice cream anymore. I would rather make it at home so I know what I am putting into my ice cream without all those added preservatives and chemicals they use to make the ice cream in the factory machines. Now I make it on my own with my own ingredients, and I am so happy with it. It came with a recipe book too. You can make frozen drinks, ice cream, sherbet, sorbet’s, and so much more in the terms of frozen goods. Now with ice cream makers you have to really read and follow the instructions before you use it. Any improper use or handling, it will get ruined. Ice cream makers aren’t cheap. Unless it comes on sale, then you get it, but its good to get the bigger sizes. The small ice cream makers, you can’t really put anything in there.

Anyway, I am so happy about my ice cream maker. I am going to make another one soon.

As Thanksgiving Approaches, I Have So Much To Be Thankful For

As thanksgiving weekend in Canada approaches, I want to get a head start and give out early thanks to everyone, not just for thanksgiving but everyday of my life and everyday of the year. there are so many people and things I need to be thankful for. Not just for thanksgiving, but I recognize it everyday in the year. Firstly, I’d like to thank God for giving me the gift of Life with my parents and family with providing everything for me and giving me a great life. You all are my backbone that keeps me going, my friends whom have stood by me through thick and thin, I’d like to thank them for everything they have done for me. My blogging family and my fans, you all hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for the continued support in the past year. There are so many talented, wonderful writers I have encountered on the internet on WordPress and among everywhere else on the web. I am thankful to have the things I have, I am thankful and fortunate to travel to so many destinations in the world and I thank my parents for that to provide me that experience I have in travel. Without them I wouldn’t have seen the world. I love you all very much and I will never forget it.

To my viewers, readers, those who comment on my blog posts, thank you all very much for always being so supportive. I apologize I don’t reply to comments right away, but I will get to that and your comments, and your engagement to my blog does not go unnoticed. I notice, acknowledge and appreciate each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart. I wish you all the best in everything.

 

Airlines Shouldn’t Charge For Checked Baggage Unless It is Way OverWeight

There is something about the travel industry I do not like, and this is the big one. I do understand that when a checked baggage is overweight the airline must charge for it, but what I do not get is why people have to pay extra to check in a bag that is not overweight. For the life of me, I don’t know why they implemented that in the first place. People are of course going to check in a bag for a flight. Passengers are already paying enough for flights, this should be included without extra costs that passengers don’t need. Traveling alone costs money, everywhere you turn costs money and they nab you each time. I do not think it is fair for people to pay for something, that should of course be an obvious thing. Airlines makes a lot of money, but they should not charge for baggage. Especially United States travel. It is ridiculous to pay for something that is unnecessary. Airlines and airports need to scrap that. I know its making extra money to offer more services, to improve things, to pay the employees of the airline company but there are other ways to make money, but not to milk travelers from their pockets. This and being charged for food on a plane. So if people go hungry and thirsty on flights, they have no choice but to spend money again. People should be offered non-alcoholic drinks on board the aircraft and offered food complimentary from the airline. any flight your on for more than 2-3 hours. These are the two aspects of travel I do not like and they need to improve that. Greediness is not a good trait. Traveling should be fun and traveling means not having to worry about extra costs at the airport, paying for checked baggage. It shouldn’t be like that and It makes me upset about this. It could be 20 or 25 dollars for the baggage, but it doesn’t matter, that 20 or 25 dollars or more can be used for something else, it can be used for duty free gifts, it can be used for something important, but not for just a bag. This has been on my mind for a while now and this has got to be one of the most bizarre things ever. People then will only resort to carry on bags and what can you fill in a carry on bag? I mean we should be allowed to bring a little bit more with us and not having to pay for it. This is not fair to passengers who spend a lot of money on flights, vacations, trips.  Well, that is my two cents of the story. Who agrees with me?

Anyway, I had to get this off my chest today. It is pretty frustrating…. Thanks.

Twitter – A Social Network I am Enjoying

Since 2009, I joined the world of twitter. I gave it a lot of thought. Should I join the site or not? So I decided yes, I will join this awesome site. In 140 Characters or less you have to come up with status messages and retweets from others. I have developed a liking for twitter, and when you hashtag, and link to keywords, you can see other people on twitter tweeting about the same thing. Its a pretty cool website which I am enjoying a lot. A lot of my friends, a lot of celebrities, anchors, reporters, companies are on, and social networking is booming ever so quickly because of twitter and a lot of companies post job opportunities, travel agents, travel companies post discounts and specials, among being updated with your favourite shows, celebrities, sports, and everything else. Twitter has enlarged my social networking and networking has become so huge and so incredibly enhanced. Facebook and Twitter are booming. As well as pinterest. I remember when I first started using twitter. I never had too many followers in the beginning but then after I started to blog more, and after I started to really get to know twitter, the followers kept adding up and it was amazing. I wanted to expand my social networking and reach out to as many people as possible. I wonder how so many people get so lucky with thousands of followers. I am still wondering what you have to do, to become a successful twitter user with followers adding up and everything. I have always wondered what to do. I have looked online and there are so many websites of content on how to be successful in twitter, but I keep hitting a dead end because its just too much out there and I just can’t find a great website for great tips. Do you all have tips for a successful twitter account holder like me? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!

If you have twitter please add my blog one called @TweeterTalin and my Professional Twitter @TalinOrfali — to get the latest updates, news, quotes and more.

Thank you.