Below is your weekly dose of 4 Thought Friday, a short list of idea’s, thoughts, and experiments from a few members of the Mako Team. Enjoy!
The Settlers of Catan. I’m addicted to board/card games (fun fact) and Catan is one of my favorites. It combines Oregon Trail and Risk. In Catan, you have to earn a certain amount of points to win by building, trading, and strategizing. It is an amazing game to play with family and friends. There are 5 different expansions packs that you can get to go along with the original version, so the game is always changing and new strategies have to be made (No, I don’t have all 5 but I have most of them). If you have played the game before, let me know. I am always down to play. Have Fun!
Improving my chef skills with America’s Test Kitchen. Eating healthy and cooking can sometimes become dull and routine, but is it the food or because we become complacent with how we prepare things? I subscribed to A.T.K. to enhance my cooking techniques, revive my love for healthy eating, and enjoy the experience of making great food for my friends and family. Here are a few recipes I started with:
Pan-seared Flank Steak; Sweet Potato Soup; Dublin Coddle
Many if you are like me and tend to eat the same things over and over again. This consistency in your diet can help make a lot of progress towards your fitness/aesthetic goals, but man it’s BORING! Something I’m always trying to do is add in new flavors that don’t necessarily add in a lot of unwanted calories. The recipe I’m going to share also helps you use all of that parsley you have left over and NEVER end up using. I’ve done this chimichurri on pork and chicken, but it could go great with almost any meat! I have to thank Dianne from Primal Premade Nutrition for the tip here! Try it out and let me know what you think! Make sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram if you enjoy this!
I just finished reading Principles by Ray Dalio. Ray is or was CEO of Bridgewater capital and investment firm that has produced positive returns for the last 20 years running. This is a long book, with enough information for a lifetime, but one of the main takeaways was the idea of making decisions through a set of principles that are spelled out. Thus taking the emotion out of decision making. Even if your not looking for a business read the first half of the book is about Ray and his life, and how he lives his life by a set of principles.