Lentils stuffed bell peppers – Cook or Bake

Originally posted on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen:

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For a low fat, high protein dinner idea that’s full of nutrients, try these lentil stuffed peppers

I love this dish and I love that they are fewer calories and have more fiber then traditional stuffed peppers. This is a very filling dish!! Lentils provide plenty of protein and makes a great vegetarian dinner.

This can be served on its own as an appetizer or as a side dish with any rice dish (link) or Chapathis/Parathas

Yields: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40-45 minutes

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Roast Zucchini

Originally posted on Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide:

Very simple

Very simple

This is a great recipe for when a quick side is needed. Any number of spices and marinades can be used.

Roast Zucchini

  • 2 large zucchini cut into spears
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • Salt/pepper

Sprinkle zucchini with salt and let stand 30 minutes. Mix everything else together and toss with zucchini. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 425 degrees until browned, about 15 minutes, flipping once. Serve hot.

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Deciding to Take Medicine

Originally posted on Rose with Thorns:

Choosing to take medication for mental illness is a difficult choice. People may ridicule your choice, side effects might be brutal, and you might need to go through many different dosages until you find what you need.

However, people who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and other mental disorders can be helped by medication. That decision to take medication is between each person and his or her medical team. However, I encourage that you do not eliminate the possibility that medication can be helpful in recovery.

This video really inspired me. The faith element of it as well as the honesty really inspired me.

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China rejects UN call for political rights in Hong Kong

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:

Hong Kong Democracy

Hong Kong Democracy

China rebuffed a U.N. call for full political rights for Hong Kong on Friday, saying that an international covenant on such rights was not a “measure for reform” in the Chinese-ruled territory.

The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Thursday said residents in the former British colony, now a “special administrative region” of China with wide-ranging autonomy, should have the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.

The panel of 18 independent experts, which monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, voiced concern at Beijing’s plan to vet candidates for the leader of Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

The covenant, a landmark treaty adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1966, was signed by China in 1998 but never ratified, though it applies to Hong Kong. The pact guarantees fundamental freedoms including the

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A Survival Guide for Christians Who Have Been Fighting Against Marriage Equality

Originally posted on evoL =:

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Many of us have been in the Marriage Equality war for a long, long time.

I remember a drag queen host taking the microphone at San Jose Pride about a dozen years ago. She saw a group with “Freedom to Marry” t-shirts, and with a twinge of sadness remarked, “Oh honeys, they are NEVER going to let us get married, ever. You may as well give that one up right now.” She was wrong.

As in all wars, there is a foe. In the United States the foes tend to call themselves “Christians” and root their obsessive opposition in their particular interpretation of the Bible.

While these folks have had a series of wake up calls from the landmark 2012 elections where marriage equality won on the ballots in four states, to the earth shattering Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8, the big anvil dropped in many…

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