Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Shiny Snow

Hai n Hello Amigos!!We are in the mid of march still can't see any footmarks of green,sun is shining bright besides gusty winds are dominating n these dry grass,icy walk ways,dehydrated tress are really crabby.Dreaming about a bright green grass before patio n colourful blossoms totally a perfect day for hanging out with out these hefty coats.I know what u guys r thinking,then why are u saying Shiny snow when Ur fed up with the freezing temperatures.Yes i love snow,i totally enjoy watching the glory white flakes falling down(just for one day).Clicking snaps is really fun specially capturing the pearly snow.Foremost gonna talk about a winter friend who says hi with it's crashing voice,do u wanna know who it is??Then look down

Here we go goose friends,who always take a walk on the snow pits.Looks like they have setup a war on the snow capped roof.

Gaze at the couple who is enjoying in freezing temperatures!!
Look at the Disciplined troop walking in a line
Stare at the shiny silver snow captured by me :)

Isn't that gorgeous candy cane in the snowy patio!!
Snow cake under the greener bush tress made the walkway so glory!!!
I keep on clicking lots n lots of shots on a snowy freezing days,i can say these are some of the best snaps from my folder.Love to hear from u guys are u enjoying the breezy n cozy spring or stuck up in the freezing temp n dreaming abt a perfect spring like me.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Lemon Quinoa

One more Weekend on board!!!!After a longtime gonna experience a sunny weekend this week,wish sun should spread a warmthy n bright days for the weekend.Day light saving starts on Sunday,rebounding the clock pin back for an hour and gonna enjoy the balmy days here after :)Talking about the title for the post,yes one more healthy recipe from my kitchen.In contemporary times, quinoa has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high, yet not as high as most beans and legumes. Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein. Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, and thus is useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant Quinoa is gluten -free and considered easy to digest.If Ur bored up of brown rice then this is a very good options for Ur taste buds.This yummyyy nutty flavour blend well with any type of vegetable and enhances the flavour for any recipe.U can just cook it and have it for with any liquid side dish.Are u curious to know more about this??Hop on to this link and have a detail look here. I have tried few varieties of recipes with quinoa,out of them this lemon flavour is one of the tastier recipeee..It's a super simple dish,it's def a best n relishing option for the women who are busy in their routine grind.leaping to the recipe now..

Things needed :

Lemon             2
Quinoa            1cup (cooked)
Green Chili    2

Tadka Ingredients :

Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds
Urad dal
Chana dal
Peanut/Cashew (optional)
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder

Take a close shot of the nutty lemon quinoa!!!

How to cook Quinoa :

  1. Wash quinoa and for 1 cup of quinoa add 2 cup of water and pinch of salt.
  2.  Put it in a high flame on stove top and bring to a boil.
  3.  Reduce heat and place lid and cook till it is done.
Lemon quinoa recipe :
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add ½ tsp of mustard (avaalu, ria) and let them splutter.
  •  Add 1 tsp black gram (urad dal, minappappu), 1 tbsp of Bengal gram (channa dal, senaga pappu), 2 slit green chillies and fry till the dals till they turn red (approx 2 mts) on medium heat.
  • Add Peanut/Cashew to the fried dals and cook on med flame for few min till they change colour.
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric, 10-12 curry leaves and 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing, inguva) and fry for 10-15 seconds. Turn off heat.
  • Add this to the cooked quinoa with 5-6 tbsp of lemon juice. Combine well. Adjust salt and lemon juice.
  • Serve with a pickle or curd on side.

Look at my Yuummyyyy Plate here!!!!

Note : U can cook quinoa in a rice cooker just as u cook the rice.
Hope u guys try this yummyyy,tangy,healthy recipe and stay healthy :) Don't forget to leave a line!!!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Valentines Day 2013

We are in march,can't believe 03 month of 2013 is here!!!Still i am not used to 2013 i make a mistake of writing 2012 ;)K come on i will tell u a story of my valentine evening celebrations..Brace urself to hear the story,i am not good at narrating stories.

Feb month is here,i was busy with all the regular chores.Every year by this time,i would be outlining about my valentines day celebration.What abt this year??2013 is gonna be a boring valentine  bash,then i promised myself that i am not gonna happen this.Started thinking Wat to do,i am really out of ideas.That week few Friends are visiting home from long distance who are so near n dears,wanna spend lots n lots of time with them on top of that should plan something private.U know how this husbands are.Then one fine day went to a store found some bright red card stocks which catch my eye,picked few of them,poked in to my craft box and found few items and gotta a simple and superb idea.Planned for baking a cake,here comes the puzzle Wat is his favorite.I usually bake cakes but could be more special thing i can bake for him.When i am passing thru bakery section found some yummyyy chocolate chips grabbed a bag.So gonna bake a chocolate cake,making a normal plain cake for this special eve isn't acceptable,wat say??Finally decided to make a simple classic chocolate cake,topping of with yummy chocolate sauce and few more decors on the cake.Do u like to gaze at my cake how it looks,then u should wait for few more sec.Coming to decoration found a foam board and few markers,as i planned for a simple decoration cut down the magical words and inked all my love in the letters.Remember i was telling abt bright red stock cards,cut down them in to a beautiful heart shapes(what could be more attractive that that).Finally cozy n romantic eve gala wouldn't be completed with out candles,took out plain vanilla candles and stick my cutie little red hearts..Oh my goshhh they look so gorgeous..Wanna take a look,no more pause here we go

My vanilla candles with red hearts for the valentine eve,hand made things are always beautiful n precious(i believe in it completely)

Here are my Magical words for him on the wall!!!Loveddd to see them under the candle light :)

Now looks at the yummy treat,don't forget to look at my white creamy decorations on top n side of cake done by me..Yummiest cake ever :)

Finally gonna show peak for the day,my valentine table putting together all these things..

Have a look at the right corner precious things from my love,Yummyyy chocolates n a watch :) My first valentine gift,so excited with the surprise and same giggles from his side too.

Gonna share my final shot of the table a full view.Look how my magical words are shinning under the glorious red hearted candles :)

Unbelievable did i narrate such a long story(hope u guys are not bored) love is a magic all the time :) So Amigos my ultimate words for the post never miss a chance to say 3 magical words for ur loved ones,not even a single chance!!!

So come on show ur love on this IM blog in the comments bar,i will be waiting :)