It Pays to Fight Back

rewardThis is my last update regarding the recent content theft situation. As of today, iWrite which is one of the organizations that this individual sold my work too has banned this individual from working with them or their affiliates in any capacity.

I have also notified Upwork that this individual is posting job ads on their site under multiple aliases requesting that writers work outside of their site for him, which is an immediate ban situation. Since I am unaware of what other companies besides Upwork and iWrite this individual is working through, all I can do is spread the word within the industry at this point.

In addition, I was able to locate the customer who ended up buying my work for 5 or 6 of the articles and have as such issued Cease and Desist orders to them. Two of these customers have contacted me back and we are working out arrangements. One will be removing the article if he does not choose to accept my offer to keep it up under my byline with a link to my website; and the second has already changed the byline as well as added the link. I felt it only fair to offer them this option since they were also victims in this situation and would apparently not be receiving refunds from the companies in question. Plus, the extra exposure of my byline increases my Google ratings.

In the end, this was a lot of work for a little reward, but knowing that I areward-2m stronger than I thought I was and the feeling of vindication knowing that this person has been outed, banned from some sites, and is unable to pass plagiarism scans with my work now, has made it all worth the effort. I know I have not stopped him, but I have made his life more
difficult and brought awareness to the problem.

Hopefully this will inspire any other writers out there to stand up for themselves and not feel helpless in this situation. These types of criminals count on their targets to to just accept that there is nothing they can do about the situation and move on. It is my hope that my fighting this individual, and documenting it for other writers and end users to see will increase the number of people who fight back, and decrease the number of these kinds of individuals within the industry; or at least make it much harder for them to pull their scams.

Written for Scam Artist #13

Thought I would include a brief update with this last of the stolen article posts. Through copious amounts of research I have located 6 of the stolen articles online and sent out cease and desist orders, providing them with either the option to remove the articles from their sites, or change the byline to my name with a link to my site. I’ve received one response, and was able to locate the company that the person bought their article from through our communications. That company is now researching the situation and will ban the individual who stole my and who knows how many other writer’s work, as soon as they are able to confirm our documentation. I recommend running any work that you buy or have bought from iWrite through plagiarism screening software such as Copyscape, since this company does not intent to notify the customers who bought the fraudulent materials at this time. Now, on with the article.

How to find the Best Steak Restaurantsteak

There’s nothing like the flavor and texture of a perfectly cooked quality cut of steak. With that being said, how does someone locate a steakhouse that will provide them with the best steak eating experience possible? Here are a few tips to on how to find the best steak restaurant.

Ask Around

Whether you are in your own home town or traveling, the best way to get an honest review of someplace is to ask people who are familiar with the area and its cuisine. When you are in your own area you should reach out to neighbors and friends who you know frequent the type of location you are looking for and ask them their opinion or for suggestions. This not only instills a sense of camaraderie and friendship, but it gives you a first-hand review of the restaurant.

When on the road skip asking the concierge as quite often they receive a bonus from the places they recommend for sending people to the establishment and are not going off of personal experience. Instead ask the front desk staff, maids, and hotel workers where they eat and what they like best. These are the people who will give you an honest answer and will have the inside scoop to local hole in the wall places that will have the best food for steak-2the best prices. You don’t have to be on the road for this tip to work either; just take a quick trip to one of the local hotels and ask around.

Use Online Resources with some Caution

Google and many other travel review sites are commonly used to locate anything and everything these days. Unfortunately they may not be accurate since there are those companies who actually pay people to write positive reviews for their site whether the person writing the review has been there or not. The best way to use the internet for sourcing a quality steak restaurant is to look at the reviews that are linked directly to the restaurant’s or steakhouse’s website you are curious about versus using travel sites. These are the people that have actually visited the restaurant and taken the time to go online and write a review.  Additionally look at both the good and bad reviews; no one is perfect all the time and if there are no negative reviews listed, that is a sign that these may not be legitimate write-ups.

Explore your Neighborhood

All too often we get used to our routine and miss entire areas of our surroundings. Spend a day driving around areas of town that you have not really explored before, if you live in a big city take a walk keeping safety in mind of course, and soak in the area’s atmosphere and notice which businesses are nearby. This also works if you simply want to take a day trip to another local area that you may have been interested in.

Look for Where the People are

Look for establishments that have a lot of people since those will be the places that have the best food and probably the best prices. Those are the restaurants and steakhouses who have built their business on return customers and since people will only return if they like what they experience this is a good indicator of the quality of the establishment. Also, take note of what you see being ordered the most. These will be the local favorites and probably your best options.

Ask your Butcher

steak-3Your local butcher knows meat better than anyone making them the perfect resource, so get to know them well and ask them where they go when they want to eat out. Meat cutters love to talk to people about meat and flex their expertise so you may get a lot more information than you bargained for, but it will be worth your time to listen.

It doesn’t matter whether you like your meat well done or blood rare. What matters is the quality of the cut and the way it is handled. Any steakhouse worth their salt will know this and provide you with the mouthwatering meal you are looking for; it just takes a little observation and research.

Written for Scam Artist #12

Boost the Power of your Workout with these 3 Tips

workoutAny fitness buff knows all too well how frustrating and discouraging it is to hit a performance plateau. But, how can you get past these brick walls without causing injury or spending hours upon hours in the gym? Actually adding more time in the gym could increase the longevity of your performance plateau. So to help you move past these inevitable pauses in momentum we have compiled a list of three tips to modify your training in order to get you back on track to building stronger, leaner, more defined muscle mass. Once you try these three methods you will want to use them forever.

Weight Lifting Pyramids

Pyramids are a method of performing a rotation of weight lifting that includes several different weight levels in either increasing or decreasing increments. The basic formula for doing Pyramids whether you are doing them going up in weight or going down in weight is to use the 10% rule; meaning that each weight change is modified by 10% from the current weight being used.

For Ascending Pyramids Figure out what your goal lifting amount is and then decrease that amount by 10%, then decrease that amount by another 10%. Do this calculation six times to figure out your starting weight for your workout. Start with the smallest calculation for your first set doing fifteen reps, and then move up to the next higher weight in your calculations for the second set; continue this process until you reach the sixth set and yourworkout-2 goal weight.

Use the same calculation process for Descending Pyramids, and instead of stating your first set with the lowest weight, start with the heaviest weight. These types of weight lifting modifications help to accommodate muscle fatigue while building muscle.

10 X 10 Reps Lifting Method

This strategy is also called the German Volume Training method of weight lifting. The idea is to figure out what the maximum weight that you can lift for ten sets of ten reps each is, and then using that amount of weight do ten sets of ten repetitions. This process works with muscle memory and training the mind and body to push its limits when doing this movement. 10 x 10’s are best done with the bench press, squats, or dead lifting in order to maintain control of the weights and movements.

Cluster Sets

workout-3To do a cluster set, you are basically adding 20 second or less rest periods into each set. So if you are doing a set of twelve lifts, you will do four lifts, and then take a short 20 second rest followed by another four lifts and a 20 second rest to be followed by the last four lifts for your set of twelve. Doing this provides the muscle tissue with several short recovery periods during your workout without allowing them to cool off and increases the amount of energy expended in the process. These are best used for workouts where you are lifting approximately three times per week.

Adding variation to your workout along with modifying your current routine not only wakes up the mind and body connection without throwing it into shock, but also triggers the body to send needed nutrition and energy to those muscle groups being worked so that you can get the most from your workout and avoid long plateau periods.

Written for Scam Artist #11

Three Ways to Remove Blackheads

Blackheads are one of those pesky little facts of life that stare you in the face every time you look in the mirror, especially those that make a home on your nose. You can evict these unwanted blemishes though with these three easy to do at home remedies creating a blemish free illuminated complexion that will be all the envy of friends and family.

Orange Peel Face Scrub

Orange peel contains Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium. These nutrients act as a barrier to free radicals, antioxidant for skin, hydrate, and renew damaged or worn-out cells to prevent dry, flaky, itchy skin.blackheads

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons Powdered Orange Peel (Make by allowing organic orange peels that have had the white removed to dry and then blend in a blender until it is powder.)

1 teaspoon Oatmeal

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Water

Directions:

Mix all of the dry ingredients together and then gradually add in just enough water to create a thick paste. Once the paste has been mixed spread a thick layer of the mixture to your face using clean finger tips in a soft circular massage motion. Let dry for fifteen minutes and then rinse off completely using cold water.

Crushed Almond Face Mask

Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E which is known for its rejuvenating and nourishing benefits to the skin whether you are eating them or using them in a scrub or mask. They also make a great gentle exfoliating agent when used in masks and scrubs. Combining almonds and honey to use as a face mask cleans skin from impurities and leaves it with a naturally healthy glow.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Honey

1 Tablespoon Finely Ground Almonds

Water

Directions:

Warm honey until it melts in a small bowl set inside of another small bowl filled with very hot water. Once the honey has melted mix the ground almonds into the honey gradually, and if needed just enough water to create a thick, but spreadable paste. Apply the almond honey mask to a clean face immediately so that the honey does not begin to re-thicken too soon. Let the mask dry for ten to fifteen minutes and then rinse off completely using warm water.

blackheads-2Fenugreek

Fenugreek has been used in Indian cuisine and beauty regimens for hundreds of years. Its excellent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants make it a great ingredient for face masks.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Ground Fenugreek (You can also grind your own using Fenugreek Seeds)

Distilled Water, or Whole Milk, or Plain Yogurt

Directions:

Mix the ground fenugreek with your choice of liquid from the selection above. You want to use just enough liquid to create an applesauce consistency paste. Apply the mixture to those areas of the face that are prone to blackheads and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes, rinse completely with warm water and then finish with a splash of cold water for a tingly refreshing effect.

Blackheads don’t have to be a problem, nor do you have to spend a fortune on store bought creams to achieve clear vibrant skin. All you have to do is use a few ingredients that you probably already have at home to create your own face masks to have a healthy glow year round.

Written for Scam Artist #10

Best Travel Stroller

Strollers have come a long way over the years becoming more convenient, operable, and all-inclusive than ever before. Some strollers have so many features that it might feel as though you are buying a new car. That is not all bad though; when new safety features and ergonomic designs are being included in that laundry list of features. And, we are here to help you work your way through the superfluous details and get the important information on the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Travel System, Phantom so that you know you are making the right choice.stroller-2

Features:

The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Travel System, Phantom is a jogging stroller and detachable car seat all in one that includes an assortment of comfort, convenience, and safety features such as:

  • A Padded, Multi-Position Seat with a 5-Point Safety Harness to keep your child comfortable secured into place until you are ready to remove them.
  • Large All Terrain Tires (Two 16” rear tires and one 12” front tire) for easy control and maneuverability.
  • Swivel Front Axel and Locking Wheels
  • Quick Release Wheels for Storage and Transport
  • Ratcheting Padded Adjustable Canopy with Sunroof for convenient protection from wind, rain, and sun exposure
  • Covered Storage with an easy to reach Parent Tray and 2- Beverage Holders
  • Child Tray for your child’s convenience when snacking or playing
  • Large Storage Basket beneath the stroller for convenience and stability
  • Comfortable Reflective Footrest for your child to sit without their legs dangling
  • Ergonomically Shaped, Foam Padded Push Handle for Parent Comfort
  • Convenient Stroller Height for good posture to minimize possible back strain
  • Removable Seat Padding for Easy Washing
  • Collapsible for Easy Storage and Transport
  • Stroller Fits Children from 5-50 Pounds and up to 42” Tall
  • Triple Brake System
  • Detachable Rear Facing Car Seat with 5-Point Flex Lock Harness
  • Car Seat Fits Children from 5-30 Pounds and Up To 30 “ Tall

Pros:

The convenient two in one of having a Car Seat and Stroller all in one eliminates the need to carry two bulky items when you go someplace. The Ergonomic design with thick, comfortable padding gives the child a comfortable and relaxing ride as well as providing the parent with a comfortable outing experience. The abundance of safety features provides peace of mind knowing that your child will be securely in place as you move around. Traction and easy maneuverability from having oversized wheels make this stroller great for any outing whether you will be walking on pavement or gravel. This stroller’s convenient storage space and beverage holders means there is a place for everything without over-crowding the child or creating a tip-over hazard. Removable stroller-3wheels make for easy storage and fitting into the trunk of most vehicles.

Cons:

The large size can be difficult when maneuvering through narrow store aisles and the nearly fifty pound weight may be a bit heavy for some people to lift. It is important to remember that when the travel system functionality of this stroller/car sear combo is in use that you should not use it as a jogging stroller. To use it as a jogging stroller make sure to remove the car seat and place the child directly into the stroller seat. Leaving the car seat in place and using this stroller as a jogging stroller creates a flip over hazard.

Specifications:

  • Weight is 49 Pounds
  • Dimensions are 34.5” x 21.5” x 22”
  • Colors: Comes in Phantom, Millennium, Millennium Blue, Millennium Orange, Millennium White, Spartan, Centennial, Bubble Gum, Tropic colored Detailing
  • Warranty: Has a Manufacturers Parts and Materials Warranty of 180 Days from date of purchase with proof of purchase. However, the Manufacturer will cover the shipping costs in both directions if a warranty repair is needed.

Final Verdict:

Overall this stroller is a great buy in that you are receiving both a car seat and a durable strollerjogging stroller for less than you would pay for most jogging strollers. If you are looking at this stroller you may also be interested in the BOB 2016 Revolution Pro Stroller, Black.

Where it is Available:

This is one of the best travel strollers on the market and can be purchased through Amazon, BabyTrend.com, Ebay, and at your local Target, or Walmart stores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written for Scam Artist #7

Since I took yesterday off to go explore the mountains I will again post two of these stolen articles today. Enjoy.

Top 3 Online Electrical Engineering Courses

Online Degree Programs have been around for many years, however until recent years were not considered to be an equal to in the classroom learning. But, as tuition has skyrocketed making it a requirement for many to work while getting their degree, Online Degree Programs have become more acceptable and diverse; providing the flexibility many people need in order to get the education they want and still pay the bills. The most important thing is choosing the right online courses to fit your needs and educational requirement levels.

Why choose to get your Degree or Certification Online?

electrical-engineeringOnline Degree Programs are a great educational alternative to traditional in the classroom learning for both new students fresh out of high school, and those individuals who may have been out of school working for a while who want to get their degree.

Besides being more flexible than in class degree programs as to when you are attending instruction, Online courses are a great way for someone who has been in their field for an extended period of time to refresh their knowledge and skills, or acquire new certifications, as well as receive updates in regards to industry changes. This is especially so in technical fields such as Electrical Engineering.

Choosing a Program that Counts

It is important when choosing an online program to make sure the classes are accredited and will work towards your goals. The best way to figure out if the courses you are considering are accredited is to choose an accredited school and verify with the academic advisers that the classes are accredited in the accreditation program that you are interested in; since there are more than one or two accreditation organizations out there. This will save you frustration, time, and money in the long run.

The Top Online Electrical Engineering Degree Programs

According to the Guide for Online Schools website, the accreditation that you should be looking for in the Electrical Engineering field is the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the top three schools that offer this are:

  • University of Delaware
  • University of Arizona – Engineering
  • Grantham University

These schools were chosen based on the type of degree programs offered, theelectrical-engineering-3 tuition rates, and the number of Electrical Engineering Programs offered within the Engineering Departments, as well as their programs meet all of the academic requirements to be ABET accredited.

University of Delaware

Although the tuition is not the cheapest around, coming in at just under $30,000 per year at the time of this article, they do have one of the most expansive Engineering Divisions, with 18 programs and 1 being specifically in Electrical Engineering. The Electrical Engineering degree that you will receive upon completion of their program is a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, making it a post graduate program.

University of Arizona – Engineering

For a little less money you can also obtain the same degree at the University of Arizona for
just over $27,000 per year. However the selection of programs is significantly less with only four Engineering programs and one of which being in the Electrical Engineering specialty. These programs are also fully accredited by ABET

Grantham University

Grantham University comes in third simply because they do not off a Master’s program. But, if that is not a requirement for you, this is a school you should look into. The tuition runs about $6,500 per year, and they have 44 Engineering Programs with two of them being Electrical Engineering Degrees; Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering, and the Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology.

Other things to Consider

One of the nice things about online classes is that you can live anywhere and attend that school. It is not always a good thing to choose a school out of your area though. If you need to deal with financial or administrative issues you will have to do it all either by mail, phone, or email.electrical-engineering-2

Additionally if you need extra help such as writing services, or tutoring services you will have to search outside of the school since you won’t be near campus to take advantage of these services if they offer them. Some universities have taken this into consideration and established satellite offices or schools to offer these services to their out of state online students as a way to entice more enrollment in their programs. This is something that you should figure into your decision making process.

Written for Scam Artist #6

Advantages of Renting Boutique Work Spaces

Boutique work spaces have been popping up all over the place in the past few years and may have prompted you to wonder what the big attraction to this type of work space would be. Here are a few advantages that you might find helpful when considering renting a boutique work space.

What is a Boutique Work Space?

Also known as shift or virtual work space, a boutique work space or office is a furnished office building that you can rent by the hour or by the day. They are meant to provide the functionality of having your own office when you need one, without having to sign an extensive lease agreement. This type of office space is very cost effective for smaller businesses or those who work from home who may only need to actually be in the office office-spaceone or two days a week.

First Impressions Matter

For small or single proprietor businesses a boutique work space can provide a much more impressive first impression for a much lower overhead cost. Although not all boutique work spaces offer the same inclusions, most boutique work spaces offer an assortment of amenities that you would otherwise have to purchase yourself, such as larger conference rooms, fax services, reception staffing, and much more.

In addition it is an inexpensive way to have a “store front”. That doesn’t mean you have to have a store. It is simply a term that means a business property. If you work from home, this is a way to meet with clients in a professional atmosphere, without having to have people traipsing in and out of your home.

They Typically Offer an Assortment of Services and Amenities

Boutique work spaces are meant to be a functional office space that you do not have to set-up or furnish yourself. To meet this requirement they typically offer included in your daily rent or for an additional fee items such as:

  • Furnished Office Space
  • Waiting Area
  • Phone and Fax Lines
  • Conference Rooms (Usually with advanced booking)
  • Reception Staffing
  • A Street Address

Virtual or boutique offices are a great way to provide a big company feel to your smaller business without the added overhead. They are available when you need them and you only pay for the time you actually use, versus having an office that you would have to pay for the whole month whether you use it or not. These are just a few of the advantages to renting a boutique work space for your next meeting

Written for Scam Artist #5

Custom Cabinets for the Garage

When people think of custom cabinetry, they usually think of the kitchen or bathroom; the garage is rarely the first thing that pops to mind. People generally consider using rubber or plastic ready made store bought cupboards or pegboards when they think about organizing the garage, but custom cabinets are actually an excellent option.

Why Custom Cabinets?

Garage space is at a premium in most homes; trying to store winter items, yard garage-cabinetry-3equipment, a car or two, bikes, and other sporting equipment. That’s why it is important to find an organizational method that has a place for everything, and everything has its place. Instead of spending a thousand dollars or more on a shed that is only going to deteriorate over time and take up a large portion of your yard for storage, invest in custom cabinets for the garage.

Custom Cabinets are designed and installed to fit your needs and your space. They come in all shapes, sizes, and with features that you cannot find in your typical prefabricated snap together cabinets. They look substantially nicer too. In addition to features, shapes and sizes, there is also a wide range of materials that custom cabinets for the garage can be built out of. This provides even more flexibility and design options for this very vital location in your home.

Work Space Durability

Every home has those odd jobs and repairs that need to be done, making a secure and durable work bench a necessity. Choosing to have specially designed custom cabinets for organization and storage gives you the opportunity to create a functional workspace to not only finish home repairs and upgrades, but also all of those messy kid’s projects, and crafts that seem to take over the house on a regular basis. When designing your cabinetry, consider adding a solid work top to a waist height cabinet; stone or concrete are good options as they are durable and easy to clean, just spray them off with a hose.

Functionality

You may think a “Lazy Susan” is just for the kitchen, but you would be wrong. Incorporating a specialty “Lazy Susan” into garage cabinetry is an excellent way to create access to all of those infrequently used items such as paint, screws and nails, or BBQ utensils.

Taking the “Lazy Susan” a step further, why not incorporate a swivel or revolving wrack into a standing cabinet to store those tall yard tools. This type of cabinetrgarage-cabinetsy takes full advantage of even the smallest of spaces keeping everything together neatly, and easily accessible when you need it.

Lighting and electrical outlets are another functional feature that is available in custom cabinetry that you cannot get in pre-made storage cupboards. In addition to interior lighting and electrical outlets providing you with better visibility for projects and the ability to plug in more tools, it also helps you to keep those dangerous cords under control. By having specific outlets installed for specific tools you free up other areas and avoid having to move things around in order get to an outlet or plug in the tool you wish to use. This minimizes accidents and injuries.

Increased Home Value
There is nothing like walking into the garage of a home that you are looking to buy and seeing well-designed custom cabinetry lining the walls. This is a great selling point for any home. It provides the home buyer with ready to move in storage that they recognize right away; the same way that custom cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom or a walk-in closet do in the interior of the home.

Cost Effective Investment

Unlike the cheaply made plastic or plywood cupboards that you can pick up at the corner department or hardware store, custom cabinetry will last a lifetime when taken care of properly. Storearage-cabinets-2 bought products may last a few years, but will begin to warp and deteriorate over time and with usage; eventually needing to be replaced.

Custom cabinetry is built to order with quality materials, hinges, and accessories. You can pick the colors, materials, and layout that you want, where as you basically get to choose from what is on the shelf when you buy snap together or plywood cabinet products. So for the same price that you will pay to continually replace the cheaper cabinetry available at the local department store you will have a product and design you actually want and only have deal with installation once.

Another way in which custom cabinets are cost effective is in its ability to protect your equipment. Because they are so much more durable than standard cupboards, custom cabinets reduce the likelihood of having to replace tools and equipment from being stored improperly saving you money in the end.

Better Organization

Because custom cabinets are designed and installed to your specific needs and floor plan, they stay organized better. That doesn’t mean that they can’t get cluttered or overloaded if you don’t stay on top of things. But, with custom cabinetry you have all the right places and features to put your things away safely and securely until you need them again.

With standard cabinetry you basically get a box with a door or two and a few shelves to try and stack everything in. This creates piles, chaos, and disasters as things get bumped over, and fall off of shelves when trying to find items in the back. This also creates hazardous situations from items falling out of cupboards when opening cupboard doors, and with the items stored in the garage this can be especially dangerous. Those saved medical costs are another one for the cost effective section above.

Final Verdict

With all things considered, cost, functionality, safety, appearance, and value custom cabinetry for the garage is a win-win situation. So before you go out and spend a fortune on pre-made cupboards or sheds for the backyard take a good look at your custom cabinet options; you may be surprised at just how much you can get for your money.

 

 

Written for Scam Artist #4

As promised, here is the second of the previously stolen articles that I promised to post today.

Cooking Tips for the Newbie

Cooking is one of those skills that we grow up watching our mother’s do and never realize all of the intricate details involved with creating the perfect meal; from the planning to the technique to the ingredients. For the newbie learning to cook it can be an overwhelming, eye opening experience. Take heart, there is no need to be intimidated when we are here to
help you.cooking-safety-3


Safety Precautions
and Products

Beyond the obvious safety measures of never touch a hot pot, there are a few things to keep in mind such as:

  • Steam is Dangerous – Steam burns are actually more
    severe than a direct contact burn. Because of this, you should always have a barrier such as sleeves, a towel or a pot lid, between you and the vapors as you drain pasta, potatoes, or other ingredients from boiling water.
  • Oven Racks get Hot – The awkward angle of leaning over an open oven door as you attempt to lift a hot, heavy object from the bottom oven rack has caused many a cook to be burned. Always use some type of pot holder, or preferably oven glovcooking-safety-2es with fingers.
  • BBQ’s – BBQ’s are another place that you should definitely wear oven gloves with

    fingers. This type of oven glove protects your hands from residual heat, while also
    allowing you to have full movement.

  • Curled Fingers for Cutting – When cutting with sharp knives ALWAYS cucooking-safety-4rl your fingertips in and away from the blades edge. This will prevent dangerous cuts and cross blood contamination with food.


Recipes for Beginners

Stick with easy to follow basic recipes when you first start out. This will increase your chances of success, as well as inspire you to try new more complicated meals with each success. Let’s start by preparing a roast. Roast is one of those meals that can be done using a variety of meats, as well as methods, but in general is very simple, yet comes across as elaborate.

Begin by selecting a quality cut of meat, in this case we are going to be adventurous and make a German Style Pork Roast with Sauerkraut.

Tools:

1 Large Heavy Bottomed Pot with Lid

1 Grater

1 Long Handled Spoon

1 Sharp Knife

 Ingredients:

Pork Roast

1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

2 Cloves Garlic Minced

1 Package of Sauerkraut in Juice

1 Russet Potato

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon Onion Powder

Black Pepper to Taste

Water

In a large pot brown pork roast on all side, and then season with garlic powder, onion powder, and minced garlic just prior to adding sauerkraut and juice. Let this mixture come to a boil and then turn heat down to medium and add water just to cover the top of the roast. Add grated potato and mix in with sauerkraut. This helps with the acidity and tartness. Add pepper to taste. Finally cover and let simmer, checking occasionally to prevent sticking, for two to three hours until meat is cooked all the way through. Remove roast from sauerkraut and serve both with your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes and green beans.cooking-safety-5

Now that you have the basics and a new German Pork Roast and Sauerkraut recipe to wow your friends and family with, head to the kitchen and get started. Don’t forget to send us a comment on our comment page to let us know your thoughts and experiences.