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Beans Palya feat. Carrot

Sugarfree Sweetheart

Another easy, tasty side dish, made in the same way as Cabbage Palya, this is beans and carrot palya. There are two secrets to a winning palya made out of beans. First, use good quality haricot beans (also called French beans) instead of the normal lighter green, more woody generic beans. Second, chop the beans as tiny and as uniformly as you can and then  lightly steam (to cook while retaining the deep green colour) before stir frying until glossy and cooked.




With this recipe and the Cabbage Palya recipe in your repertoire, you are all set to experiment with your choice and combination of vegetables. I sometimes make cooked beetroot palya, as well as cabbage and peas palya—using the same recipe.

The traditional palya in Udupi cooking usually calls for adding a dash of sugar while cooking, but I skip this and it still tastes pretty…

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Make Your Blog More Dynamic with a Slider

WordPress.com News

When you read the word “slider,” what do you think of?

Baseball? Burgers? How about blogs?

The best way to build an audience is to produce awesome content — write posts that your readers will devour, and keep them coming back for more. But what about the visitors who randomly stumble upon your blog? How do you grab their attention in the first place?

Enter the slider. A slider is a webpage element used to highlight a group of selected posts. The slider displays one post at a time, transitioning from one to the next automatically or at the click of a button. Often, the slider looks like a fancy slideshow located near the top of your site (in fact, a slideshow is a type of slider).

A slideshow of sliders — pretty meta, right?

When used effectively, sliders give your site a more dynamic feel. Then again, some web designers…

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Perennial Faves: Separating Blog You from You You

The Daily Post

With so many new bloggers and people ramping up their blogs, let’s take another look at a popular post from the archives on online boundaries — how to keep the real you separate from the blog you.

No matter what kind of blog you publish, you’re sharing some information about yourself. Yet even if you write a purely personal blog or are completely comfortable peppering posts with details about your life, you may want to shield some things from the internet’s prying eyes.

We often encourage you to use social networks and other online tools to help grow your blog — it’s a key part of growing traffic, and it brings in motivating feedback — but not every online space you frequent has to be connected to your blog. It’s time to think critically about managing your online identity.

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Moroccan Oil

Argan oil gained lots of popularity lately in the UK due to its incredible properties. It’s well-known all across the UK for the skin, hair, nails and body benefits that it brings. This precious oil is also called ‘Moroccan liquid gold‘. But there is another oil around called ‘Moroccan oil’.

Does it refer to argan oil?

Yes and No.

To be more precise, argan oil and Moroccan oil are not exactly the same thing. Moroccan oil is made with argan oil and it has a few other components such as Aloe Vera, seed extracts, silicones and fragrances. So, basically, Moroccan oil is a modified form of the pure argan form. It’s mostly use for the hair, to make it smoother and stronger. The enhancing ingredients deal with frizz or silkiness.

6If you’re looking for pure argan oil and nothing else, be sure you read the label before purchasing. Look for the purest and natural form of argan oil. That’s the raw virgin one. First and foremost, that can be ingested too for different health concerns such as obesity, stomach issues, improving blood circulation, immune system and digestion, to fight cancer or casdiovascular disease. The Moroccan oil is mostly made for hair, so it’s not recommended for you to consume it.

The reviews prove that Moroccan oil is a great and efficient product too.

It delivers the expected results and it’s much better than the hair oils launched by some famous brands. If you’re looking for a good hair styling product, this might be the one that you’re looking for. Most people only used it on their hair and they are pleased with the results. Very dry hair becomes silky and moisturized after only a small amount is applied. The smell is an advantage according to some customers. It smells nice due to the fragrance that it contains. It doesn’t weigh down the hair or make it greasy. Some reviewers even noticed a change in the hair texture.

When it comes to similarities, both will have dark glass bottles to protect the oil from UV rays that cause degradation and oxidation and are alcohol free. You only have to pour a few drops of oil to use it and the bottle has a atomizer sprayer that prevents leakage and product wasting.

Moroccan oil doesn’t specifically refer to argan oil, but to a hair styling product that contains argan oil. If you need hairstyling, you could go for it.

For the pure virgin and genuine argan oil, look well on the label and get a 100% natural one without any additives.