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Inspiring Adventures 52 Weeks of Clara-ty with Master Ninja Coach @claraty_capano Clara Capano

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by & filed under A Year in Bloom, BubblrMedia, Connecting People, Everything Miz Meliz, Interview, Life Coaching, See the Video on YouTube

Clara Capano

Master Ninja Coach and Instructor

I am a speaker, trainer, and business coach/strategist. I just published my first book: Find Your Focus: 52 weeks of Clara-ty. I am passionate about helping others get clear on their goals and purpose and being focused so they can achieve those goals. I want people to also make sure to take care of themselves and make time for a life.

When I am not working, I love doing Yoga or Kickboxing, spending time with my family and my son, an I like to travel. I am a beach girl so anytime I can get to the ocean I am happy.

I would love to talk to you about finding your focus, goal setting, time/balance, self care, and managing distractions when we meet on Inspiring Adventures with Miz Meliz. I am interested in what inspires you and I look forward to sharing my story with you.

I am inspired by my son – he helps to keep me focused on what is most important; Larry Kendall, Garrett Fry and my Ninja Family – because they believed in me an my talent; My family – unconditional love and support; for business – Jim Rohn, Darren Hardy, Tony Robbins, Robin Sharma, and Brene Brown.

Find me at www.clara-ty.com, Face Book – Capano Consulting, Instagram – @claratycapano

Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz Recap Sept 2 with @ChristineBarger @aiaddysonzhang @chevd80 @MizMelizLA

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show

I’m back! As they say in Hollywood, I am back in full swing. Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz is on every Saturday night and we started a new season of episodes over the three day weekend. My guests were Ai Zhang and Cheval John, who I met through Madalyn Sklar on Twitter and the amazing Puppet Girl – Christine Barger, who I met at the Live.Me birthday party earlier this year. It was an amazing show! Cheval lives in Houston and he joined us live from the streets of the downtown area. He gave his report on the state of the human condition in the area from his personal perspective. We talked about ways we can use social media and the power of influence to help people in need. Ai talked about social media influence as well and how her work as a college professor has changed her outlook on the global community. Christine shared her experiences as an actress in Hollywood and how she and her puppet friends have used entertainment to lift the spirits of the victims of recent tragedies as well as to raise funds to help them. It was a wonderful show and I enjoyed getting to know my new friends. I hope you enjoy watching this episode and take the time to connect with each of them as well!

Join me next week on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on September 9th at BubblrMedia on Facebook Live – my guests will be Professor Nez and Cathy Wassell. Coming soon…The Tweeting Goddess, Samantha Kelly and my co-host Cindy Harrsion will be back! I hope to see you at the Bubblr!

Come with Me on My Hawaiian Island Dream @auroraeaqua @BubblrMedia #sponsored

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 by & filed under BubblrMedia, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching, Product Reviews, sponsored

Meditation to me is taking some time to visit my “happy place.” I learned years ago about mindfulness and visualization as a way to manage pain and stress. This practice has stayed with me my whole life and is now a part of who I am. Combining aromatherapy with visualization is another favorite way to relax. Lately I have enjoyed using Aurorae Aromatherapy Spritz.  (I was provided with a full size bottle of Aurorae’s NEW Hawaiian Island – Coconut Pineapple – Aromatherapy Spritz to review from Aurorae Aqua LLC. I was under no obligation to write about it on my blog. All opinions are my own. Photos and details are used with permission. See my disclosure for more information on why I post articles like this on MizMeliz.com.)

Sometimes I light a scented candle, sometimes I use essential oils. Now, I have a new spray from Aurorae, the same company who makes my favorite yoga mat. It’s made with natural products and can be used to freshen my yoga mat, spray in the air, and it is even safe to use as a body spray. I love to spritz with it when I get home from a long day at work and driving in traffic. Today, I am going to use the description of this body spray as my inspiration for a guided meditation. You can read it, listen to the audio, or watch the video. Just make sure you are in a relaxed setting and not driving or someplace where you need to be alert. Sit back and close your eyes. Take some slow deep breaths. Let a smile fall across your face as you bring yourself to a happy and secure moment in time. Think of an exotic waterfront location. Bali, Hawaii, Fiji…the soft scent of coconut and pineapple wafts in the air.
 The sun may be rising – high in the sky – setting, or perhaps a storm is rolling in. On every continent, natural wonders and essences of good feeling are abound if we open ourselves to recognize them. The sights, sounds, and scents of nature can draw us gently back – to our center; to the core of who we are meant to be; to our most fundamental, authentic, and best selves. Aurorae Spritz, and aromatherapy spray that will uplift and inspire you…

Aurorae’s NEW Hawaiian Island Coconut Pineapple – Aromatherapy Spritz !
Aurorae Aqua, a division of Aurorae, recently introduced their line of aromatherapy sprays made with natural witch hazel, essential oils and/or fragrance oils. The sprays are intended to evoke feelings of restful days at exotic waterfront locations. The first scent, Aurorae Hawaiian Island Afternoon,  emits a light coconut pineapple scent. It is available in a decorative 8oz bottle for $19.99  
This item’s unique formulation provides the user with a light  island smell and feel, without oily residue on skin or clothing.  It can be used it at home, at the gym, or on your way to and from your favorite activity. The Aurorae Hawaiian Island Afternoon Spritz is the perfect size to fit in your bag.
 or Yoga Mats? www.auroraeyoga.com
music credit: Tango Mango Composed by Ilya Truhanov used with permission.

Reflections on This Week’s Theme: Begin #AYearinBloom

Posted on August 31st, 2017 by & filed under A Year in Bloom, BubblrMedia, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

The first week of September is usually the beginning of the school year and marks a new start for me. Every year around this time, I begin planning for the holidays and then the new year. Fall is on the way here in the United States and even though we won’t get a sense of real season change until late October, we consider Labor Day to be the end of Summer.

Nowadays the schools where I live begin in early August, so the one I work at and the one my son attends has been in session almost a month. Yet, everything feels like the beginning. Roman is a senior in high school now and this week he attended an annual event the school hosts called, Senior Sunrise. The students come early to school and gather on the athletic field, eat breakfast together and watch the sun come up. At the end of the year, they have a Senior Sunset which will be the last time they meet as a group. It is a very special way they memorialize their unique bond as a senior class.

This week is my own sunrise in a way. I am at a dawn in my adventures at BubblrMedia. I am launching a new show, “Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz.” I am going full steam ahead with my plans for which I have been preparing all year. I am excited and I feel ready. I guess I am much more like my son, a senior in high school, than I thought! He has a sense of confidence and readiness at the beginning of this year that I have not recognized in him before. It is an exciting time indeed!

Begin is one of the cards from the Deck of Affirmations Inspired by A Year in Bloom by Melissa Reyes 2017

Delicious and Offbeat Recipes for Labor Day from George Geary @ChefGeary

Posted on August 31st, 2017 by & filed under Books, Everything Miz Meliz, Foodie Reviews

Award-winning chef, best-selling author, and renowned educator George Geary celebrates the weird and wonderful foods sold at state and county fairs with his new book, Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State and County Fairs (Santa Monica Press/August 2017). This illustrated cookbook features 120 recipes of some of the most interesting and unusual foods served at fairs across the USA.

I was provided a review copy of the book  by George Geary from The Trina Kaye Organization/Lifestyle Public Relations. I was not required or obligated to publish a review. All opinions are my own. Recipes and photos used by permission. See my disclosure to read more about why I post articles like this on my blog.

Summer is Not Over Yet!

The summer season is a time for ice cream, trips to the beach, and . . . state and county fairs! The food selection at state and county fairs is now more diverse and delicious than ever before, ranging from timeless classics like apple pie and corn dogs to new inventions like spicy peanut butter and jelly cheeseburgers and fried Coca-Cola®!

Would you like to try making some of these crazy creations or even some timeless classics at home? Get the book for your pure enjoyment, the photos are amazing and it is a great “show and tell” book, but you can also use it to wow your guests when you follow the recipes.

Would you like to know how to make Deep-Fried Oreos®? Here is how George does it! 

 

 

FAIR FOODS: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s
State and County Fairs
By George Geary
Santa Monica Press/August 2017
Hardcover/$24.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-59580-093-0
“For 28 seasons, I was involved in the largest county fair in the country: the Los Angeles County Fair,” says Geary. “During that time, I watched as the focus of the fair moved from blue ribbons and homemade pie bake-offs to the rows and rows of vendors that now hawk crazy food combinations. Around 1980, ‘classic’ fair food began to evolve from cotton candy and snow cones to bacon-wrapped doughnuts fried in pork belly fat. Not all the food sold at the fair is fried, but the motto of today’s county fair might as well be ‘Just Fry It!’”
Fair Foods highlights not only the new culinary “classics” at state and county fairs, but also longstanding favorites. Some of the recipes in the book include:
  • Maple and Bacon Doughnuts
  • The World’s Gooiest Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Caramel Kettle Corn
  • Fried Sweet Potato Sticks
  • Ten-Pound Cheese Buns
  • Triple Cheeseburger Doughnuts
  • Cheesecake on a Stick
  • Chocolate-Encased Bacon
  • Deep-Fried Twinkies®
  • Fried Coca-Cola®
  • Deep-Fried Oreos®
  • Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots with Dill Dipping Sauce
  • Firehouse Chili with Peppers
  • Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick
  • Spicy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheeseburgers
  • Egg Cream
  • Funnel Cake with Berries
  • Old-Fashioned Salted Pretzels
Each page of Fair Foods is illustrated with photographs of America’s most beloved fair foods, as well as vintage and contemporary images of rides, attractions, and nostalgic ephemera from the fair.
Fair Foods captures the joy and spirit of America’s greatest county fairs. You don’t have to wait for fair season to make these wacky and wonderful foods—now you can enjoy them all year long!
About the Author
George Geary is an award-winning chef, best-selling author, and renowned educator. A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, George is a Certified Culinary Professional, and was recently chosen as the Culinary Educator of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is perhaps best known for creating all the cheesecakes for The Golden Girls and other top-rated television programs.
George has worked as a critic and/or judge for ABC’s The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, The American Baking Competition with Jeff Foxworthy, Hell’s Kitchen, Supermarket Superstar, and many other popular television shows. He also teaches cooking classes aboard Holland America Lines.
For over thirty years, Geary has been a culinary contest judge for such major food manufacturers as Canola Producers, Veg-All, Hormel Foods, the Hershey Company, Knott’s Berry Farm Foods, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fleischmann’s Yeast, the San Diego Union Tribune, ABC News, and many more. From 1982 to 2010, George was the culinary coordinator of the Los Angeles County Fair.
George is the author of L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants, as well as nine cookbooks including The Cheesecake Bible, The Complete Baking Cookbook, and 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes. He is a frequent guest on national and local television and lives in Los Angeles.

Up for a Challenge?

My son and husband love to try making their favorites from restaurants and events that we attend. One of the things they have enjoyed making is fried pickles. We try them everywhere we have been that serves them. My son thinks he has perfected a recipe of his own. Maybe he will be up for a challenge against Chef Cleary’s recipe! Here it is:
Recipe reprinted from FAIR FOODS: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State and County Fairs
by George Geary
Santa Monica Press/August 2017
FRIED PICKLES
The hot, crunchy pucker of these fried pickles is like no other flavor you can imagine. Pair with ketchup or mustard.
Serves 4
24 oz. dill pickles, sliced into ¼-inch rounds
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. seasoned salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ tbsp. hot sauce
¾ cup water
canola oil
Special Supplies:
Stockpot
Candy/deep fry thermometer
Paper towels
Drain dill slices on paper towels. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Add hot sauce and water to make a runny paste.
In a stockpot, heat 1 ½ inches of canola oil over medium heat to 375°F.
Dip pickle rounds into the batter to coat all sides. If the batter is runny and doesn’t stick to the pickle, add additional flour. If it is too thick, add hot water.
Using a slotted spoon, lower the battered pickles into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds, turning over halfway through.
Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
Do you like fried pickles or deep fried oreos?
Have you dared to try these items at the county fair?
Let me know if you try the recipe!

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