Archive for July, 2011

Lean Meats Beef Steak (Flank, Top Sirloin) Other lean cuts Veal Pork (lean and visible fat removed) Goat   Poultry Chicken, Turkey     Eggs Chicken (enriched omega 3 preferred) Duck Goose Fish Bass Bluefish Cod Drum Eel Flatfish Grouper Haddock Halibut Herring Mackerel Monkfish Mullet Northern pike Orange roughy Perch Red snapper Rockfish Salmon Scrod Shark Striped bass Sunfish Tilapia Trout Tuna Turbot Walleye Any other commercially available fish   Shellfish Abalone Clams Crab Crayfish Lobster Mussels Oysters Scallops [...]

Posted by admin On Jul - 31 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This is a famous Goan red spicy prawn curry with a vinegar base – the kind you would eat by the Calangute beach in Goa on a lovely summer day, with some paavs or bolied rice & a tall beer!     PrepTime 15mins – Cook Time 20mins – Serves 4   Ingredients : 1 kg. prawns – cleaned, salted for 10mins minimum & then washed. 2 medium potatoes cut into 8 pcs each. For Seasoning: 3 tbsp. ghee few [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jul - 31 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A delicious & aromatic traditional Goan meat curry of  chicken & potatoes in a spicy dark-brown gravy made from freshly roasted spices.       PrepTime 10mins – Cook Time 25mins – Serves 4     Ingredients : 1kg chicken – cut into 10-12 medium pieces 1 large potato – chopped to 8-10 cubes – forked on each side. 2 medium onions – chopped 4 tbsp grated/ dessicated coconut 2 1″ stickes of cinnamon 4 cloves 4 dry red chillies [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jul - 31 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A dark-orange spicy yet tangy curry with shrimps of prawns, just like the Goan Fish curry – Give this one a shot!               PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 6   Ingredients : 1/2 kg cleaned de-veined prawns/shrimps salt & turmeric to marinate 1 tsp turmeric 1/s tsp cumin 1/2 tsp peppercorn 4 garlic cloves 1 small chopped onion 4 dried large red chilies 2 tbsp coriander seeds 6 tbsp fresh grated/ powdered [...]

Posted by admin On Jul - 30 - 2011 4 Comments READ FULL POST

My Greek friend, Helga, made me these simple & delicious treats y’day and was sweet enough to share her recipe with us all. It’s actual name in Greek is ‘Kolokythokeftethes’, which means ‘Zucchini & Cheese Croquetts’ & the cheese used traditionally, is ‘kefalotyri’.     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 6 – CookTime 10mins       Ingredients: 4 medium zucchinis – grated (or carrots) 1 cup kefalotyri cheese – grated (or pecorino or any cheese) 1 medium onion – grated [...]

Posted by admin On Jul - 28 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve been thinking about sumthn that’s easy to make and rich in essesntial nutrients too. I finally zeroed in on this – a low-carb, high-protein, high-fiber snack/meal. Ideal for work/school lunches. Great for dieters & weight-watchers.   PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 2         Ingredients: 4 low-carb high-fiber 60-calorie whole wheat tortillas 1 cup shredded/ chopped cooked chicken (optional) 1 cup cooked veggies – carrots/peas/capsicum/beans 1/2 cup grated low-fat cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped olives [...]

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I found Ruth on facebook recently.. she was my classmate in Kuwait, from kindergarten to the 7th grade & we lost touch during the 1990 Gulfwar. Turns out – Ruth’s a total foodie just like me!! She reviews restaurants, writes recipes & even has her own website, bangaloresrestaurants.com.. Ruth is also mom to a cute lil’ girl, Anushka! Be sure to check her website right after you’ve read her advice on baby-care right here!         In Ruth’s [...]

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CONGRATULATIONS to all you expecting, new & veteran parents! You bring LIFE into the world and shall be appreciated for your Gifts to the World, to the end of time! This page is for YOU!!! Parents of the World, UNITE!!!     Share with us, those magical moments with ur baby, some useful nuggets, advise from your parents/ friends/ family, innovative tricks, mistakes you want to warn us about, baby resources, party ideas, the works… Remember, Sharing is Caring! Share [...]

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Most people mistake spring-rolls with egg-rolls – The difference is that spring-rolls are made using thin rice-flour wrappers & served fresh, while egg-rolls are made using thicker pastry wrappers & are typically deep-fried.     PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 4pcs       Ingredients: 4 springroll wrappers (from any Asian mkt) 4 lettuce leaves 1 cup finely julienned carrot 1 cup finely julienned seedless cucumber 1 cup steamed shrimp (or any cooked meat of your choice – [...]

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My mom used to make a large pot of these when I was growing up, a couple of times every year & I have to say – they’re among the best dishes she would make & a topper in her list of incredible desserts. Its very popular all over the world & is available in practically all Indian restos, so here’s how its made, incase you ever wondered..     PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 6       [...]

Posted by admin On Jul - 28 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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