Pappardelle with Fava Beans and Broccoli

This is a simple meal, yet presents quite elegantly and could even be a holiday meal. Fava beans are very nutritious and we grow them in our vegan organic vegetable garden every year. They freeze very well, thus one can use them throughout the year after harvesting fresh from the garden. Pappardelle pasta with fava beans and broccoli. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients pasta for 4, pappardella (or linguine, fettuccine, tagliatelle etc.)12-14 ounces fava beans, blanched and skins rem...
Tags: Main Dishes, Pasta, Vegans, Broccoli, Broccoli and Mushrooms Broccoli

It’s Time to Get to Know the Hourly Worker

Until recently, hiring hourly workers wasn’t that challenging, but after an extended period of time when many hourly workers were deemed essential, the tables have turned. So, who is the hourly worker and what motivates them? Download the PDF. [Author: Julie Shenkman]
Tags: Infographics, Careers, Infographic, Workplace Culture, Unemployment, Web/Tech, Recruitment, Hiring, Job Seekers, Recruitment Best Practices, Recruitment Trends, Talent Acquisition, Julie Shenkman, Nexxt,, Nexxt Inc

The Who, What, Where, And When of Successful Email Campaigns

The phrase “You’ve got mail” was three and a half words that triggered a revolution. What started out as messages from Grandma and Grandpa and chain letters from friends has evolved, and now every company, charity, philanthropy, and social media is vying for the attention of inbox eyeballs on a daily basis. And as recruiters/agencies—the competition is just as steep. Marketing job opportunities via email is in the same competition.  59% of marketers qualify email as the most effective channel t...
Tags: Careers, Sarah MORGAN, Nexxt

Manolo the Columnist: Bobolink from Stuart Weitzman

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post. Dear Manolo I’m expecting a baby in September and although I’m planning on quitting my job after the baby arrives, I’m still obligated to look nice when I go into the office every day. The problem is that my feet are swelling up like balloons. Do you have any suggestions for a good-looking, low-heeled business shoe that will be comfortable enough for a pregnant woman? Nicole Manolo says, the Manolo has so m...
Tags: Fashion, Rome, Manolo, Stuart Weitzman, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Washington Post Dear Manolo, Nicole Manolo, Fabios

The Benefits of Adding Salary to The Job Description as A Way to Stand Out

Think about the last job you applied to. What caught your eye in the description that enticed you to apply? Great job descriptions include the following: the job title (of course), a summary of the role, along with the responsibilities and duties so that your applicant can gauge their potential day to day. But with so many companies competing for talent, a hot topic that has been up for debate is if you should include the salary in the job description to increase applicants. Have you ever inter...
Tags: Careers, Linkedin, Workplace Culture, HR, Recruitment, Dc, Salary, Hiring, Job Postings, Recruitment Trends, Talent Acquisition, Julie Shenkman, Nexxt,, Nexxt Inc, Launa

The Manolo in Chile

Manolo says, for those friends of the Manolo who still sometimes cry out in the night, “why are we no longer being shown the shoes of super fantasticness,” who occasionally in the odd moment wonder what is happening with their old internet friend the Manolo, well, here is update. For the next few months, the Manolo has forsaken his usual haunts for the muy dramático landscapes and muy dinámico cityscapes of Santiago de Chile. And, sadly, he must again report that the Chilenos are no more stylish...
Tags: Fashion, Santiago, Chile, Prada, Sandals, Manolo, Santiago de Chile, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Doings of Manolo, Chilenos, American People of the Wal Mart, Museo de Moda

Met Gala 2015: Charlie Chan Meets the Dragon Ladies!

Manolo says, Confucius say, museum who hold big party for fashion world, get trash on exhibits. . . What ever you do, mortal, do no stare directly into the face of the Sarah Jessica Parker, lest ye be turned to stone. . . Look! It is the Maggie Gyllenhaal, and she has come to the gala straight from the automat where she was restocking the sandwiches. . . It is amazing what can be accomplished today with the animatronic technology. Still working on the artificial intelligence, though. . . ....
Tags: Fashion, Celebrity, Pennsylvania, Katie Holmes, Anna Wintour, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Confucius, Manolo, Justin Beiber, Norman Bates, Charlie Chan, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Bad Fashion, Ayyy Karen Elson, Dagistani

Garden Pea, Fennel and Apple Soup

Compared to it’s sister “split-pea” soup, it is much lighter, a brighter green and takes less time to prepare. The flavor is very mild. Fennel is very good for digestion. Ingredients: 1-2 tablespoon cooking oil or olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium fennel bulb, sliced 3 cups water 1½ teaspoons vegetable bouillon powder ½ teaspoon ground fennel seeds 16 ounces garden peas (frozen), thawed 1 apple, peeled and cored Directions: Prepare the onions and fennel. Thaw the peas in a colande...
Tags: Apple, Soups, Vegans, Fennel, Chris Walker, Apple Salad, Apple Soup, Pea, Apple Slaw, Garden Pea Fennel

Vegan Broccoli Stem Pesto

I have to admit, I am not fond of eating the stem of the broccoli. I do cut the florets so they have a 2-3 inch stem on them but the big broccoli stem itself, I don’t use. Until now! I also don’t like wasting food or throwing good food on the compost. I have used the stem to make soup in the past, but we have gotten tired of eating so much broccoli soup, so I have put it on the back burner so to say. Today I experimented making broccoli stem pesto. The broccoli stem does not have a strong flavor...
Tags: Vegans, Broccoli, Chris Walker, Spreads and Dips, Broccoli and Mushrooms Broccoli, Broccoli Purple Pesto Pasta

Beet and Rye Bread Panzanella

We really enjoyed this salad. The rye bread is a great accompaniment to the beets. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 large beets, cleaned 1 red onion 3-4 slices rye bread, crust removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 organic orange, zested, peeled and sectioned 2-3 ounces vegan feta fresh herbs: parsley, salad burnet, mint, cleaned for the dressing: 2 tablespoons organic orange zest, some reserved as garnish orange juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic or fruit vinegar 1 teasp...
Tags: Orange, Vegans, Salads, Chris Walker, Beet, Raspberry Sauce Beet Dumplings Knödel, Vegan Cheese Sauce Quinoa

Pasta with Wild Garlic Pesto and Asparagus

Wild garlic pesto is incredible! It is only available for a few weeks in early spring. We enjoyed this as a spring holiday meal with a mixed salad and a bio vegan white wine. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups wild garlic pesto 16 ounces pasta (we used bow tie) ½ pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in 2-3 inch pieces Directions: Prepare the wild garlic pesto. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boil and cook the pasta al dente according to instructions. Clean the asparagus. Cut off the...
Tags: Pasta, Vegans, Asparagus, Chris Walker

Vegan Hot Dog, Potato, Pea Dinner with a Cheesy Sauce

This turned out to be a really great meal. It’s been very cold here, so a good hearty meal was appreciated. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the cheesy sauce: 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into rounds 1 cup winter squash pieces* ¼ cup nutritional yeast 3 tablespoons sauerkraut juice 1 heaping teaspoon mustard pinch black pepper splash chili sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons lemon juice pinch salt, if needed for the meal: margarine 5-6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in bite sized ...
Tags: Cook, Main Dishes, Vegans, Squash, Carrot, Potato, Chris Walker, Pea, Gnudi, Tomato Sauce Broccoli

Vegan Winter Squash Walnut Bars

Not just for Halloween or Thanksgiving, winter squash or pumpkins offer many nutritious meals and treats over the winter months. We enjoy growing red kuri squash and usually harvest enough in October to carry us over until April with good meals. These squash and walnut bars are a great treat. They are easy to make and quick. The original recipe called for sweetened condensed milk, but we found vanilla soy yogurt had the right taste and texture to use as an alternative. We hope you enjoy these al...
Tags: Ap, Vegans, Squash, Walnut, Chris Walker, Desserts and Sweets, Asian Dipping Sauce Red Cabbage

Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw with Mint

This year we have had a bounty of apples and a good harvest of kohlrabi. So we have been enjoying this salad a few times. It’s a nice light dressing that is flavorful and accents the apples and kohlrabi nicely. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups kohlrabi, peeled and julienned 2 cups apples, cored and julienned handful sunflower seeds handful fresh mint leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided, 2 for the dressing and 1 with water to keep the apples from browning 2 tablespoons olive ...
Tags: Apple, Vegans, Salads, Chris Walker, Apple Salad, Apple Slaw, Kohlrabi, Field Salad Kohlrabi, Marinated Kohlrabi, Mango Salad Quinoa and Pickled Beet Salad

Manolo the Columnist: Natty by Stuart Weitzman

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post. Dear Manolo, Thanks to the congressional schedule my annual vacation will be arriving shortly. This year, my husband and I are going on a cruise to the Bahamas. Please recommend a pair of fun sandals I can wear on board and on shore. Chloe Manolo says, August in the District of the Columbia is the best of the times and the worst of the times. On the one of the hands, all of the congress-beings are going “h...
Tags: Fashion, Washington Post, Dc, Bahamas, Sandals, Manolo, Stuart Weitzman, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Chloe Manolo, District of the Columbia

Vegan Winter Casserole with Apples, Winter Squash and Chickun

We really enjoyed this casserole. It is slightly sweet from the apples but it is also a hearty and filling main meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: creamy cheesy pumpkin sauce: 1½ cups pumpkin puree (winter squash) ¼ cup nutritional yeast ¼ cup dry mustard powder ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼-⅓ cups vegetable bouillon 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon cornstarch salt and pepper to taste for the casserole: 3 cups pumpkin (winter squash), cubed and steamed 2 apples, chopped 1 small red bell pepper, about 1.2 c...
Tags: Apple, Main Dishes, Vegans, Squash, Chris Walker, Chickun, Asian Dipping Sauce Red Cabbage

Happy Shoe Year, 2015!

It is hard to believe that it is already the year 2015! Who knew we would still be here after all of these many years? And now, the Manolo hopes that this new year may for you be filed with the most super fantastic developments and the most super fantastic-est of the shoes! [Author: Manolo the Shoeblogger]
Tags: Fashion, Shoes, Manolo, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Pumps/Court Shoes


Maison 21G French perfumery new fragrance scent Cashmere Wood allures with sensual sultry smooth leathery and mossy woody earthy aroma notes. Sophisticated, elegant and momentable,  Maison 21G Cashmere Wood's charismatic charms are further characterized with Maison 21G bespoke haute French perfumery mantra of personalisation perfume concoction customizable concept. Maison 21G founder and CEO [Author: Beauty Runway]
Tags: Shopping, Lifestyle, Woman, Launch, Designer, Beauty, Luxury, Perfume, Men, Beauty Runway

The Bones of the San Valentine

Manolo says, many happy returns for the Día de San Valentín! May your day be filled with joy and chocolate hearts and trinkets made of pure love (and diamonds)! And now, let us not forget the reason for the season… The Reliquary of Saint Valentine in the church of San Anton in Madrid Yes, those are indeed the boney remains of the San Valentín, or at the least one of the many relics that are claimed to exist. This nearly complete set of bones, which is one of the lesser known, is in the Real ...
Tags: Fashion, Culture, Madrid, Valentine, Christian Louboutin, San Anton, Manolo, San Valentín, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Pumps/Court Shoes, San Valentine, Día de San Valentín, Real Iglesia de San Anton, Calle Horteleza, Mercurio Albornoz, Christin Louboutin

Robinsons Kuala Lumpur Four Seasons Place Malaysia Shoppes Flagship Opening

The Four Seasons Place Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia connects to Robinsons KL Flagship store - The Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, offering a trendy luxury shopping experience. Mulberry, Issey Miyake Baobao, T by Alexander Wang, See by Chloe, Chiara Ferragni shoes, Kendall & Kylie, Kurt Geiger, Tara Jarmon, Dune London, Aspinal London, Needle & Thread, Whistles and Les Merveilleuses Ladurée [Author: Beauty Runway]
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Shopping, Malaysia, Beauty, Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Robinsons, Alexander Wang, Beauty Runway, Four Seasons Place Hotel, Four Seasons Place, Mulberry Issey Miyake Baobao T, Chloe Chiara Ferragni, Kendall Kylie Kurt Geiger Tara Jarmon, Dune London Aspinal London Needle Thread Whistles

Frida Kahlo’s Wooden Leg

Frida Kahlo’s Wooden Leg Red boot and bell, Frida Kahlo straps on her wooden leg. “Let the good people stare, while I waltz through the Zócalo.” Clump-jingle-jingle Clump-jingle-jingle The Manolo’s poem is occasioned by the new gallery show from the photographer Ishiuci Miyako [Author: Manolo the Shoeblogger]
Tags: Fashion, Shoes, Frida Kahlo, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Be Super Fantastic, Ishiuci Miyako

Winnemucca to Hwy 395 north of Susanville, Part 3

Black Rock Desert Well, here we are again, traveling from Winnemucca, NV, to Highway 395 north of Susanville, CA, and we’ve just made it to the west end of the Jungo Road where it intersects with NV S.R. 447 (formerly S.R. 34) just south of Gerlach. You’ve probably noticed that I haven't been blogging much recently. I'm not really sure why. Sometimes the work I do takes the writing right out of me, partly because I do enough writing many days that I'm totally done with that by the end of ...
Tags: Life, Bars, History, Signs, Geology, Places, Desert, Nevada, Buildings, Google Maps, Geography, Washoe County, Roadside, Road Trip, Mud, Susanville CA

Manolo the Columnist: Georgia from Sam Edelman

Manolo say, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post. Dear Manolo, Now that the Fourth of July is over and my two weeks of vacation are finished, I need some snazzy sandals to cheer me up. Something not too costly. Please help. Brianna Manolo says, yes it is true, the saddest days of adulthood are those hot days of summer when your annual vacation has ended and you are stuck back inside at the place of the office, working for The Man. Your first morning back is ...
Tags: Fashion, Washington Post, Georgia, Sandals, Manolo, Sam Edelman, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Brianna Manolo, Mr Wegnogson

#fieldworkfail BINGO

This space has been fairly quiet this year, and while I'd like to blame my lack of posting on work, the truth is that most of the blame falls on ye olde personal life, which has been in a dumpster since early November. But rather than going into the sordid details here, I'm going to post on something that was big on Twitter a couple months ago, thereby continuing my present trend of running behind (on the blog — thankfully not elsewhere).Yes, that's it: #fieldworkfail BINGO. I present an unadorn...
Tags: Life, Geology, Helicopter, Shenanigans, Silver Fox, In The Field, Bloggery, Cholla, Kat Black, Old Woman Mountains

National Study Helps Confirm Why It’s So Challenging to Hire Hourly Workers

Survey reveals how hourly workers feel about searching for jobs at the moment, the types of jobs they’re seeking, and what they are most enticed by when it comes to job offers. Nexxt, a talent solutions technology company, recently announced the results of a national survey of more than 1,200 job seekers which revealed what hourly workers want, the types of hourly jobs that are the most desirable, and who is most likely to search for an hourly job.According to the survey, a little more than ha...
Tags: Infographics, Careers, Workplace Culture, Unemployment, Web/Tech, Job Search, Recruitment, Hiring, Baby Boomers, Andy Katz, Recruitment Marketing, Recruitment Best Practices, Industry Statistics, Niche Recruiting, Recruitment Trends, Job Search Process

From the Archives of the Manolo: Christian Louboutin Feticha Botta Platform Boots For the Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

N.B. Here is the little pre-Thanksgiving treat from the Wayback Machine of the Manolo, the year was the 2009… Manolo says, it is Tuesday and you are back at your desk doing whatever it is you normally do, but very badly, as you are completely distracted by Thanksgiving, which is now barreling down upon you like the runaway freight train full of free-range turkeys. Thanksgiving was not supposed to be crazy this year. It was going to be just you and Gary and the kids and your mother. But then you...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, Africa, Shoes, Buffalo, Bill, Mom, Billy, Gary, Ki, Manolo, Uncle Bill, Jeannie, Christian Louboutin Feticha Botta Platform Boots, Ki x il ko

Do You Have Hourly Jobs You Need to Fill?

Let’s agree that hiring hourly workers has always been a challenge, but it’s even harder at the moment. These are the people who showed up and kept the world running while the majority of us stayed home in 2020 and beyond. As a result, these workers are no longer accepting the status quo, because let’s face it—the world has changed!We are now in an era of balance and America’s hourly workers are holding the cards while businesses are understaffed. In fact, the National Federation of Independent ...
Tags: Careers, America, Workplace Culture, Data, Economy, Unemployment, Recruitment, Whitepaper, Hiring, Recruitment Best Practices, Industry Statistics, Niche Recruiting, Recruitment Trends, National Federation of Independent Business NFIB, Labor Force, Julie Shenkman

Manolo the Columnist: Audrey Glitter Sandals from Christian Louboutin

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post. Dear Manolo, In three weeks, I’m turning 40 years old. Oddly, I’m not yet upset about passing this major milestone. although, I am worried that it’ll feel bad on the big day itself. To forestall that can you please suggest some party shoes for the big day. My husband is planning a evening dinner with friends at a nice restaurant, so something that will go with my little black dress. Stephanie Manolo says,...
Tags: Fashion, Christian Louboutin, Manolo, Manolo the Shoeblogger, Washington Post Dear Manolo In, Stephanie Manolo, Audrey Glitter Sandals, Audrey Glitter Strappy Sandals

Are Personality Tests Viable in the Modern Workplace?

Your individual personality is a combination of your unique characteristics, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Over time, as a result of a series of influences including your environment, your experiences, and genetics, your personality develops. To better understand the complexity of someone’s personality, there is the option to take a personality test. Personality tests are an interesting tool to learn more about yourself and others. They can be used in a number of different settings, but...
Tags: Careers, Tony Robbins, Workplace Culture, HR, Hiring, Inc, Enneagram, Robert F Smith, Myers-briggs, Personality Test, Recruitment Best Practices, Disc, Julie Shenkman, Nexxt, The Big Five, Nexxt

Bruschetta with Pumpkin Spread, Sage, Vegan Feta and Pomegranate Arils

As we move deeper into fall, we notice that party season will soon be upon us. One ultimo favorite is bruschetta. There are many different topping to put on these delicious little toasted slices. These pumpkin bruschetta are our new favorites. Bruschetta with Pumpkin Spread, Sage, Vegan Feta and Pomegranate Airls Yield: 12-16Ingredients: 1 baguette2-3 tablespoon olive oilfor the pumpkin spread:1½ cups pumpkin puree2 tablespoons tomato paste½ teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon onion ...
Tags: Appetizers, Vegans, Squash, Pomegranate, Chris Walker, Pumpkin Spread Sage Vegan Feta

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