Monday, December 10, 2012

Fish Curry

Simple and Easy !

Ingredients :

500 gm tenggiri fish steaks sliced 1/2 inch thick
150 gm ladies' fingers
2 tomatoes quartered
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
4 cloves shallots ~ sliced
2 cloves garlics ~ minced
Small piece ginger ~ sliced
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 tbsp chilli powder
3 tbsp fish curry powder
200 ml thick coconut milk
1 cup water
2 tbsp tamarind pulp mixed with 1/2 cup water
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Steps :

1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and fry the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds until aromatic.

2. Add the shallots, garlics, ginger and curry leaves. Saute until shallots turn light brown.

3. Add the fish curry powder, chilli powder and the tamarind water. Cook about 5 minutes.

4. Add fish slices and ladies' fingers. Boil until fish is cooked about 5 minutes.

5. Pour in the coconut milk and water. Return to the boil, add tomatoes and simmer for approximately 1 minute. Season to taste.

6. Serve with hot rice.

" To eat is necessity, to eat intelligiently is an art "
~ La Rochefoucauld ~

Fish Fatty Acids have many far reaching health benefits and should be included as part of your balanced diet. These essential Fatty Acid, primarily Omega-3s, must be consumed through diet, as your body does not produce them on its own.

8 advantages of Fish Fatty Acids :

1. Reduces Cancer Risk.

2. Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease.

3. Decreases Dementia Risk.

4. Helps Manage Diabetes.

5. Helps Relieve Inflammatory Conditions.

6. Improves Brain and Eye Health.

7. Decrease Depression Rates.

8. Decreases Asthma Risk.

" I'm the person who wouldn't send back my food even if I got steak when I'd ordered fish ..... "


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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Spicy Fried Bitter Gourd.

Simple but tastes good !


200 gm bitter gourd ( small size )
1 egg
5 tbsp Crispy Fried Coating Mix Flour
Enough vegetable oil for deep frying

Steps :

1. Slice bitter gourd thinly. Take out the seeds.

2. Add an egg, mix well.

3. Add crispy fried coating mix flour. Mix evenly.

4. Heat oil till it becomes hot for deep frying.

5. Deep fry in batches and when it turns golden brown drain in a kitchen towel.

> Serve with curry.

Notes :

If you want to reduce the bitterness, rub a small amount of salt on the bitter gourd and leave for a few minutes. Rinse away the salt with water before slicing.

Common name : Bitter Gourd / Bitter Melon / Balsam Pear
Botanical name : Momordica charantia

Bitter Gourd is one of the best vegetable-fruit that helps improve diabetic and toxemia conditions.

Nutritional benefits :

Bitter Gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2 and B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana. Bitter Gourd contain a unique phyto-constituent that has been confirmed to have a hypoglycemic effect called charantin. There is also another insulin-like compound known as polypeptide P which have been suggested as insulin replacement in some diabetic patients.

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" Make your health and wellness a top priority ... Eat better, feel better "


Monday, December 3, 2012

CHESS Is Fun !!!!!

" The chessboard is the world,
The pieces are the phenomena of the universe,
The game are what we call the laws of nature,
And the player on the other side is hidden from us "
~ Thomas Huxley ~

CHESS is a recreational and competitive board game played on a square chequered chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight square between two players who each control sixteen pieces.

Chess is mysterious as is life, everyone has their own ideas. Every move you make can either bring you an advantage or a disadvantage. Even acting upon your wisest/planned decision can bring a negative outcome. Pieces must keep moving. Wins and losses are a part of life. Sacrifices must be made at some point. Expect the unexpected. When making a decision that wasn't well thought out and have lost something because of it, well it teaches to think twice next time, to be more vigilant. Mistakes are part of our fates. In this fate of ours, our life, our game doesn't end til' the king is trapped/ we die. Keep playing. As you lose you ironically get better, once you begin winning and continue to do so, you will keep yourself better. But even when losses come regardless your best position in the game or life, you accept them as the human you are. That increases your rating in life in many delightful ways!

The benefits of Chess :

> Chess develops memory.
The chess theory is complicated and many players memorize different opening variations.

> Chess improves concentration.
Focused on only one main goal to become the victor.

> Chess develops logical thinking.

> Chess promotes imagination and creativity.
It encourages you to be inventive. There are an indefinite amount of beautiful combinations yet to be constructed.

> Chess teaches independence.
You are forced to make important decisions.

> Chess develops the capability to predict and fore see consequences of actions.

> Chess inspires self-motivation.
It encourages the search of the best move, and the most beautiful continuation out of the endless possibilities.

> Chess shows that success rewards hard work.

> Chess develops the scientific way of thinking.

> Chess gives you a perfect example and opportunity to know how to find, organize and use boundless amounts of information.

> Chess is a test of patience, nerves, will power and concentration.

> Chess improves schoolwork and grades.
Numerous studies have proven that kids obtain a higher reading level, maths level and greater learning ability overall as a result of playing chess.

> Chess is fun.

" Every chess master was once a beginner .....keep struggling & Have Fun ! "


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