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These tips can help older job seekers highlight their skills, not their ages   Searching for a new job is challenging, regardless of how old you are. However, if you are 50 or older, you may face some additional hurdles. According to  AARP Research , nearly two out of three workers age 50-plus  (62 percent) think older adults face discrimination in the workplace today based on age and 93 percent of them...
This is a lovely dish based on a recipe in Dish magazine which I have very slightly adapted and simplified. It is one of my all-time favourite vegetarian Italian dishes – a true classic and unlike some Eggplant Parmigiana dishes, whilst super tasty, is not too rich and doesn’t take long to make - enjoy   Ingredients Jar of ready-made Italian tomato sauce or passata – Farro have a well-priced...
We are currently right in the middle of winter and certainly in Auckland, the rain keeps falling, so it’s definitely the time to cook and enjoy those slow cook meals. Beef cheeks are a real favourite of ours, easy to cook and well worth waiting for the cheeks to slowly cook and then enjoy the flavour and melting-like texture of correctly cooked cheeks. Acknowledge that cheeks are one of the hardest-working muscles in the...
  Age-friendly employers recognize the contributions of people who are 50+ By Laura Aka      A new guide from the Encore Network  summarizes the policies and practices that age-friendly employers are implementing and the resulting benefits. The guide –  Age is Now a Strategic Imperative: An Employers Guide to Engaging Older Workers  – ...
Courtesy of  AARP Reports By  Roy Maurer March 15, 2023 T he COVID-19-related decline in workforce participation among older people is reversing. The pandemic saw an increase in older workers leaving the workforce in the U.S., turning around a long-term trend toward rising labor force participation among older workers. But some are  now returning to work  amid a cost-of-living crisis in a phenomenon that has...
It’s spring and the height of asparagus season, so for many of us we really indulge eating and enjoying asparagus until, maybe, we’ve overdone eating asparagus until next spring! If you’re looking for quick, easy and seasonally yummy meals ready in well under 15 minutes and you love asparagus, check these out and look at how few ingredients are required…...
This is a perfect spring, summer or autumn dish – yes a few quick cooks but all in the same pan and the dish is quick and easy to make. The salty, squeaky haloumi works really well with the capsicum, avocado and asparagus together with the dressing which has that tangy balsamic sharpness The pancetta or bacon is an optional ingredient – I use it, but you may feel that the haloumi, being salty, is sufficient to provide that...
The base recipe was in the DISH magazine, and I have very slightly tweaked it. Yummy, tasty dish, especially if you love eggplants, chickpeas and smoked paprika which combine so well. Very quick and easy to make While the eggplants do take time in the oven, once they’re in, it only takes a few minutes to add the final touches for a flavour-packed meal.  Ingredients 2 medium eggplants or 5-6 long...
Ready in just 15 minutes, this blue cheese pasta with spinach and walnuts is perfect for those busy days when all you want is a treat. The blue cheese sauce is made lighter with creme fraiche, and the toasted walnuts give this pasta just the right amount of crunchiness. How good is that – prep time 5 mins, cook time 10 mins, ready to eat in 15 minutes. A lovely taste sensation as long as you like blue cheese, super yum and an ideal...
This piece is courtesy of Neil Hardy of High Speed Training in the UK – we have taken large chunks of excerpts from the article Now more than ever, it feels like the only constant in life is change. The ever-increasing use of digital technology and the effects of automation – often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution – are transforming the jobs market and there is growing demand for ...
Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Luscious and wonderfully indulgent, pasta carbonara takes as long to make as it does to cook the pasta. The ingredients are simple—just spaghetti (or another long pasta), and the carbonara is made with pancetta or bacon, eggs, parmesan, a little olive oil, salt and pepper. The silky carbonara sauce is created when the beaten eggs are tossed with the hot pasta and a little fat from the pancetta or bacon....
I love a good, tasty risotto and they are so easy to cook. In fact I am happy to make a risotto any time of the year, but my good wife only likes them at this time of the year, so here we go – one of my favourites. Serve with a simple rocket and shaved parmesan salad This is not a complicated risotto recipe requiring stock to be added as the risotto cooks – all the stock goes in at once, too easy! This recipe makes...