Monthly Archives: September 2014

Spinach-on the go

Spinach is good for health, full of iron, Vitamins A, C, K and minerals. The only problem is making it tasty. The simplest recipe for me is the one given below:

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Cut the leaves into small segments and boil with some water. Drain and keep the water for adding it to the cooked vegetable. Chop 2 onions for 500 gms of spinach, take 2 small chopped tomatoes, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 and a half tsps of ginger, 1 tsp of cumin, 2 chopped green chillies and salt to taste.

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In a pan, heat 1tbsp of ghee and add the cumin seeds.

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After 5 seconds, add the garlic, stir for 10-15 seconds.

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Add the chopped ginger, stir for 15 seconds.

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Add the chopped onions, stir continuously. Add the green chillies. When the onions are brown, add the chopped tomatoes.

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Cook till the tomatoes are fully cooked.

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Add the boiled spinach and mix for 60 seconds, add the drained water of the boiled spinach as well, so that no nutrients are lost.

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Enjoy the spinach!


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Does eating too many Carbs make me a Carbie Doll?


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It’s a Miracle

 

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Just as we were watching a river flow by, precariously perched on a rickety old bridge, a fully laden truck entered the river and drove right through it! As if that wasn’t enough, another one followed. The villagers explained to us that the drivers knew precisely where the largest rocks were, that allowed them to do so. Did we try it? No way!


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Is it love?

You would be surprised how many people have asked me how one can tell they are in love. Do I have a perfect answer/ relationship….No. But I think it’s sufficiently inspiring, hence I’m asked this. There is a difference between loving and being hopelessly in love. I do hope my partner and I both delusional enough to think we are madly in love with each other!!!!!

Signs that a person is in love with you…..

  1. When you are together, neither of you looks at your phone!!! yeah, seriously !!!!
  2. You voice your opinion, even if it is the exact opposite to what the other thinks. Communication does not merely mean agreeing with each other, we often care/ dare to disagree with those we care deeply about. Yes, you feel free to argue, fight even and it doesn’t affect your relationship.
  3. You are not with them merely for their looks, position or money. You know that is all of these go away, you would still be there, gladly.
  4. You want to spend your holidays with each other. It’s vital that you both feel that you can enjoy each other’s company in the best moments of your life.
  5. He/ she is the first person you call when you great good/ bad news. That is the person you feel most connected to in the entire universe.
  6. You plan a future together, hold hands and surprise each other.
  7. You know what the other wants, quite often and strive to make it happen.
  8. You feel comfortable discussing people you had a previous relationship with, for disclosure and closure. You can talk freely about movie star crushes, if any.
  9. You can respect and be nice to the other’s family and friends, no matter how hard it is.
  10. You do not disrespect each other in front of your child or others.
  11. If you had to do it all over again, you would make the same choice.
  12. You do not have to put up a facade. They are allowed to see the good, the bad and especially the ugly in you.
  13. You are irrational, illogical and silly when it comes to love. You can’t imagine not having that person in your life. You want to share your coffee, your book, your seat, your passwords, your life.
  14. There is no shame/ ego/ pride in who calls whom first, or who proposes.
  15. You love them as they are, imperfect and perfectly matched with your own shortcomings.

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Why is a traffic jam Sweat, not sweet?


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The Sun in my Son’s Sun-glasses, a circular rainbow

 

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The circular rainbow or halo around the sun takes one’s breath away. To capture it best, we used the Sun-glasses of our son, so it was a Sun n Son phenomenon-truly magical. Oh, yes, there is a scientific explanation for it, but who cares?


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Over population leads to unconventional travel

IMG_2911 IMG_2908India is one of most densely populated countries in the world. The transport available is ‘different’ from other nations and the mode of using the transport is often unique. I spoke to those travellers who were precariously perched and they often said that there was no alternative, so they were enjoying the ride the best way they could.IMG_2874 IMG_2886 IMG_2882 IMG_2877 IMG_2812


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Enjoy what your own mind and soul whisper to you. Some of the greatest poets and philosophers were depressed, mentally ill or lived alone. Life is a better teacher than anyone


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We miss our child’s younger days…till we see other’s children being total brats


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