Now that we’re more than a year into the pandemic, it’s crystal clear that the panic that ensued was unnecessary and the draconian measures put into place for public health were unwarranted and harmful.
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I had Greek tacos at a friend’s house one day, and I’ll admit, I was skeptical. But one bite, and my mindset immediately switched to inspired. I couldn’t get enough of the fresh Mediterranean flavors alongside silky avocado. That’s why I created a deconstructed version, a Greek Gyro Salad Recipe.
Here’s how to make it.
Gyro Taco Salad with Tzatziki Guacamole Recipe
1 tablespoon olive oil
1.5 lbs. ground beef or lamb
1 cup diced red onion
6 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
chopped romaine lettuce
2 large avocados
1 medium or 1/2 large cucumber
1/4 cup fresh chopped dill
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or more, if you like)
salt to taste
In a small bowl, combine the oregano, coriander, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes, or until it begins to soften. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant.
Add the meat to the pan and break it up with a spatula to encourage it to brown. When it’s about halfway through cooking, add half of the spice blend.
Continue cooking until the meat has browned. Add the remaining spice blend. Let the meat keep cooking so it sort of shallow fries itself in the residual fat in the pan. Once the meat is browned and pretty crispy, stir in the lemon juice, fresh parsley, and fresh dill.
To prepare the tzatziki, scoop the flesh out of the avocados and mash them until fairly smooth along with the lemon juice.
Use a box grater to grate the cucumber (I like using a combination of the small and medium-sized holes on the grater to give the dip more texture).
Place the shredded cucumber in a tea towel and twist it over the sink to remove any excess water from the cucumber. You don’t have to remove all of the water, as some of the cucumber juice will provide flavor to the dip.
Add the cucumber to the mashed avocados along with the chopped dill. Combine the ingredients together and season with salt to taste.
Serve your gyro meat on top of chopped lettuce with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. Place a dollop of the tzatziki guacamole on top.
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With many focusing on tomorrow’s Cyber Polygon exercise, less attention has been paid to the World Economic Forum’s real ambitions in cybersecurity — to create a global organization aimed at gutting even the possibility of anonymity online. With the go…
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If you’re wondering if you’re a perfectionist, I’d say there’s a good chance you are. Or at least have perfectionist tendencies. I know I do. After all, who doesn’t want to be perfect? Who doesn’t want to be the one who gets the gold stars, the big wins, and the admiration? Perfectionism is one of those traits people typically see as a positive, but underneath it is often self-defeating thoughts and emotions, low self-esteem, stress, and chronic anxiety, which actually make it harder to achieve your goals. And, if I’m being honest here, it makes it harder to function in general. As a health coach, I see this all the time, and I know what it feels like. The procrastination, the all-or-nothing thinking, the unrealistic standards. My clients get so wrapped up in trying to “get it right,” that it defeats the whole purpose of working with someone to get their health on track in the first place. What is Perfectionism Anyway? Psychologists describe perfectionism as the tendency to demand an extremely high or even flawless level of performance (from yourself or others) — significantly more than what’s required from the situation. It’s the unhealthy belief that anything less than perfect is unacceptable. No pressure, right? It’s a combo of excessively high personal standards and overly critical self-evaluations. And it sets you up for feeling shame, judgement, and blame, which then leads to more of those debilitating, self-defeating thoughts. Being motivated is great. But there’s a big difference between healthy motivation and aiming for perfection. Healthy motivation looks like self-focus, self-compassion, and having a growth mindset, while perfection is more about people-pleasing, fear, and control. Got These Perfectionist Traits? The issue with perfectionism, and the reason it’s important to know if you have any of these characteristics, is that, despite their intentions, perfectionists actually end up achieving less and stressing out more than those with healthy motivation. Their goal is to be perfect, yet they’re self-sabotaging every step of the way. Common traits of perfectionists: Procrastination Fear of Failure Results-Focused Highly Critical Overthinking Unrealistic Standards All-or-Nothing Thinking Low Self-Esteem Defensive Have a Hard Time Receiving Compliments Trouble Celebrating Successes Need Outside Validation So, What Causes Perfectionism? Researchers say it stems from the belief that your self-worth is based on your accomplishments. If you got rewarded for getting straight A’s on your report card, scoring the winning goal, having flawless dance recitals, or being a “good kid” and cleaning your plate — and felt compelled to continue achieving so that you’d keep receiving outside validation, congratulations, you’re probably a perfectionist. Perfectionism can also be learned by growing up around perfectionist parents. Maybe you used to hear them openly criticize themselves, or second-guess their choices, or blame themselves for your missteps. If so, it’s easy to see how you could pick up those behaviours yourself. Sound like you? If so, you’re not alone. Perfectionism has increased by 33% over the past 30 years and it’s taking a huge toll on mental … Continue reading “Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Health?”
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