To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Getting rid of cauliflower's nasty smell

I've enjoyed making my own meals in months now, which is very helpful for me as I can control my intake and I can definitely select what I want to eat specially to being healthy. Most of the time, I stay away from meats and carbs and so to speak, vegetables are the best option.  This time, cauliflowers and brocollis.

I know cauliflowers and brocollis are really rich in Vitamin C and that I need to include both in my meals once in a while. The problem is, I terribly hate the smell of cauliflower!  Yes, the veg is lovely from afar but getting near to  is just horrendous. But then, whether I like it or not, I need to get it cooked and finally, taken in.

I was glad I made the cook totally smelly-free! I've heard there are many ways, and how did I do it? Simply by just adding chili sauce, Sriracha to be exact and scrambled eggs. I stir-fried the vegetables, then added scrambled eggs while I kept the stir and boom, chili sauce in the end.

I was pleased not just because it tasted well and yes, I cooked it..hehehe! is really that I totally cleared away the smell. It was certainly both a delicious and nutritious meal! So worry no more on cauliflowers, the smell can be totally removed while keeping the crunch.  Here are the photos.