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Recipes from the Mediterranean - Oil-Poached Mediterranean Tuna Salad

May 04, 2018

Oil-Poached Mediterranean Tuna Salad, Culinary Institute Oceania Rivera, Chef Kelly

We just returned from a dream cruise to the Mediterranean where I prepared and sampled some of the best dishes I've ever eaten.  We cruised the Oceania, Rivera for 10 days. The Culinary Institute on board the ship is where you'd find me if I wasn't out exploring the sites.

 Chef Kelly taught us 5 different ways to prepare fish, from poaching to pan-searing. I now know how to make the perfect scallop!

Once you've tasted tuna salad this way...you'll never go back to canned tuna!

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Motherhood - Job Application and Requirements

April 25, 2018 2 Comments

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The job requirements for motherhood might read: 

"No degree or prior experience required; salary and hours non-negotiable; no paid benefits; lifelong tenure.”

Yet, 85 million women hold this job. 

Mom's sacrifice their waistlines, sleep, the backseat of their cars, years of peace and quiet. Is there a reward?  Will we make these sacrifices regardless

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Top 5 Spring flowers women love and their meanings - did yours make the list?

April 04, 2018

Top 5 Spring flowers and their meanings-did yours make the list?

There is no denying flowers evoke an emotional response in a woman. Just watch a woman's face light up when she receives a bouquet of flowers.

Flowers depict many qualities that women love to be associated with. These include beauty, fragrance, ardent love, grace, charm, daintiness, a new beginning, life, and romance. 

We women innately love things which are alive.  Flowers—particularly roses—have been symbolic of romance.

Top 5 Spring flowers and their meanings:

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Don't buy an Eye Creme before reading this!

March 28, 2018

Eyes, Best Eye Cream for women over 50 with sensitive skin, EWG Verified, toxin free, dark circles, wrinkles, crows feetHave you ever thought, "Do I really need an eye cream--can't I just use my moisturizer?  What we know--The skin on the eyelids and around the eye is significantly thinner than the rest of the face and is much more sensitive to topical products. Moisturizers can be used around the eye area, but they may cause stinging or burning. The benefit of a creme/gel specifically formulated for the eye area is that it will

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Deciphering the World of Nails - What are Hard Gels/Soft Gels, Acrylic Nails, Dip Nails?

March 27, 2018

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Navigating the world of nail services and products can be confusing. The big three in long-wearing manicure options are acrylic nails, gel manicures and now, dip nails.

 What is a Dip Manicure? A cross between acrylic and gel, the dip method involves painting nails with a special primer coat, then another coat called the base coat. The finger is dipped in a jar of colored powder. Each finger goes through the process twice and then,

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Simple Test to Determine if Your Bra is Doing its Job

March 22, 2018 1 Comment

Image consultant, Carol Brailey demonstrates a simple test to determine if your bra is doing its Job. Here is a simple test to see if your girls are sitting where they should be: 

4 ways you can tell your bra fits improperly. 

1. Your bra causes back fat - Yes, it's actually the bra that does this. Many of us mistakenly think that back fat is caused by back bands that are too small. But bands that are

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What is Allure Plant Stem Cell Elixir and why do I need it?

March 20, 2018

Allure Plant Stem Cell Elixir, safe for sensitive skin, best for over 50, toxin free, organic, EWG

A game-changing perfect aging formula featuring...

 Plant stem cells

Plant Stem cells contain two key components: growth factors, which play a role in cell division, the growth of new cells, and the production of collagen and elastin; and proteins, which regulate that stem-cell division. When applied to your skin, 

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How to best use our Sugared Butter Whip Body Polish

March 05, 2018

 

Lifestyle Blogger Luci Weston, has been a long time customer. She demonstrates how to best use our Sugared Butter Whip Body Polish. Luci has a wonderful blog where she shares many useful, handy, household tips. Visit her blog  Here We Are With Luci

Our Sugared Butter Whip is still our most popular product in the Parisian's Pure Indulgence body care line. It was the first product I developed myself to use on my manicuring clients. I get great feedback on how wonderful it makes my customers skin feel. It's the combination of

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Celebrating Brianna's Birthday with her favorite Chocolate Mousse Cake

February 22, 2018

Marlene Sorosky Chocolate Mousse Cake
How can it be that I have a 35-year-old daughter when I only feel 45-years-old myself...ha!  Every year since Brianna was 8 yrs old, I ask her, "What kind of cake do you want for your birthday?" The answer is always the same--Chocolate Mousse Cake. 

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The Perfect Day for Vegan African Peanut Soup

February 20, 2018

African Peanut Soup, vegan, whole food plant based

It finally feels like a Winter Day in Southern California. 50 degree high! The perfect day to try a new soup recipe. 

I made the change to whole food, plant-based eating nine months ago and while it's had its challenges, the rewards have been greater. The challenges have been to break the Meat, Carb, Veggie meal habit I was in for 50 years, to Carb and Veggie only, minus dairy. Also, I no longer think of carbs as the enemy. In fact, they are my new bff's.

The fun part of teaching myself to cook differently is the ethnic dishes I've discovered. Today, it's  African Peanut Soup. Oh my gosh, the spices! I love the way our house smells as I broaden my culinary horizons. 

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Bad Skin Days Become Worse If We Do These 4 Things

February 12, 2018

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Have you noticed changes in your skin over 50? Hormonal changes cause everything from enlarged pores to painful cysts. Decreases in estrogen levels leave the skin drier, thinner, more sensitive and less toned post 50. We can't control getting older, but what about the things we can change?

4 things we do to contribute to bad skin days:

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New Ways to Boost your Immune System and Avoid the Flu

January 19, 2018

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Just watch the news and you'll hear the flu is hitting us hard this year and the flu vaccine is less than 10% effective. More than ever it's important to find ways to boost our immune system and protect ourselves.

 5 Tips to avoid the flu (some you haven't heard before!)

Am I the only one who hadn't heard of #1 before?

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