SALARY NEGOCIATION

  There may be countless reasons why we leave one job in pursuit of another; career aspirations, passion, interest, re-location, etc. However, for the most part, salary is at the top of the list. Sure, you want to advance your career, but salary & advancement most often go hand in hand. Once you have found ‘the one’ & the interview process is finalized, HR or hiring manager will most likely ask you the magic question: what is your salary expectation? Now, let there be no confusion, if you are being asked this question, you most likely already got the job.…

RICOTTA & SPINACH TRIANGLES

I decided to combine a few recipes of spanakopita and replace feta by ricotta cheese (which is more rich in protein) and created this very simple & healthy snack. Here is what I used to make about 10 triangles: Boiled half a package of fresh spinach (about 150 grams) for 10 seconds Ricotta cheese (about 150 grams) 1 egg Salt & pepper Phyllo pastry – cut out each sheet in 3 strips & used double strips for each triangle Mixed spinach, ricotta, egg, salt & pepper together & stuffed each of the double strips & rolled them into triangles – Baked for 15…

DIETS DON’T WORK – EAT HEALTHY

  I came across this article on the Nautilus blog & I really would like to share it with you ladies. ‘Diets’ don’t work – it’s the simple truth. What works is eating right & exercising regularly. Here are the reasons why diets don’t work: http://www.nautilusplus.com/fr/5-raisons-de-ne-pas-faire-de-regime-pour-maigrir/?f=1#force What does work? -Balance of 4 food groups – check out Canada Health’s website for more information:  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php -Reduce the intake of sugar, carbs, trans fat & salt. -Always read the label! Be skeptical of foods that advertise that they are “low in fat” – check how much sugar is in the food in question. Fat…

GET OUT OF DEBT!

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will – Nelson Mandela Saving money is not hard when done the right way. Saving is a habit, the more you practice, the better you become at it. The first thing you need to do above anything else is to eliminate your credit card debt with high interest. When you calculate the amount of money you spend on interest each month you will realize that this is one of the factors contributing to saving failure. Here are other tips that can help you get out of debt: 1.     Set attainable goals…

POLLO ROTISSERIA MODERNA

  If you like Portuguese chicken grilled on a wood charcoal grill, Pollo Rotisseria Moderna in Centropolis Laval is the place to go! The meat simply melts in your mouth and it’s accompanied with their signature sauce. I recommend the side mac & cheese as an appetizer – delicious comfort food, you surely won’t regret it! As for drinks, I love their raspberry mojito – my favorite! As for dessert – never have room to try, but if you ladies happen to have a bite, let me know ;) It has a cozy & warm atmosphere – a great spot for a date. Address: 200 Promenade du Centropolis, Laval, QC, H7T…

DON’T JUST SIT THERE!

  Let’s face it, our bodies were not built to sit all day, they were built to hunt for food. But, society has changed and so have our lifestyles. With the introduction of an “office” job (& great TV shows), came back problems! As it turns out, I am a victim of an office job (& a fan of a few TV shows). I park myself at my computer for most of the day (+ an hour of TV) and it’s starting to cause some issues – not major at this point, but could become quite significant if not addressed…

WOMEN’S HEALTH

  I picked up this book two days ago at the Pharmaprix to get some motivation with my new year’s resolution to work out more often this year. I usually buy the Women’s Health magazine every now and then, but this is the 1st time I see them publish a book like this. It’s full of various exercises that you can do at home when you don’t have time to hit the gym. It also gives you tips on how to find time to work out when you have a very hectic schedule. I am so motivated by it that I hit the…