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Sri Lankan Wambatu Moju

Wambatu moju or pickle is quite popular in Sri Lanka as a delicious dish . Usually it is made for an exclusive dinner or lunch. You can keep Wambatu Moju for weeks in an airtight container. Served normally with rice and curries, wambatu moju is a quite tasty eggplant. On a special day you might find your mom made this to cheer things up or you might see this at most Sri Lankan festival.

The eggplant typically the purple-skinned, slender, and long variety – is sliced into bite-sized wedges and fried, which gives the eggplant a crispy surface with a silky and soft within. It is then caramelized with a spoon of vinegar, sugar , green chilies, mustard seeds, red onions , chili powder along with a turmeric powder to turn the color into almost black .

When you take a small bite, you will enjoy juicy and soft texture of the eggplant melting in your mouth — the slightly salty, sour, and sweet contrast is completely sensational. (more…)

How to choose the durable kitchen LED lights

Homes are not simply about the bedroom and living room, the focus of the house is the kitchen. A key component in the pre-planning of spectacular fares, kitchens should be dazzling and vibrant.

Kitchen Cabinet lights are easily obtainable in numerous designs such as in the form of LED strips and LED Tape Light, LED triangles, LED panels and Wedges, LED Plinth Lights, sleek LED Light Bars, LED Puck Lights and LED Swivel Bars and many others. It is advisable to install directional light under kitchen cabinet to prevent mishaps. Kitchens which are not well illuminated are inclined to accidents, caused by the hot cooking, liquids, sharp objects etc, and it is important to have vibrantly illuminated workspace. (more…)

Quick food recipes vs Healthy food recipes

fhfghfEating Healthy is a habit that many people are making the effort today. Simply because you would like to eat healthy food, that doesn’t mean you have some more time. You feel that you are trying to find dinner options that will involve fast recipes which are still nutrient rich. You can easily find meals you really need to make repeatedly in your home.

It doesn’t matter which types of foods you prefer to eat, you can get the dinner options that may satisfy your desires. Starting from healthy recipes to have food on the table to quick recipes that may take faster preparation is available. All you have to is determine which ones you want to try first.

You can also find delicious dinner options for a vegetarian. You will find a lot of healthy food recipes to pick from; even people who like meat can try such food occasionally. Even better, as so many of the meals involve fast recipes it will be possible to prepare them in spite of how busy your days might be. (more…)

Hosting a Wine Tasting party

nhya21In its quite simple event, a wine tasting party is treats like a few friends together taste a bottle of wine which they haven’t tasted before. But, when individuals are planning on Vail Wine Tasting party, they are considering something a bit more formal.

For more formal wine tasting, you really should start by making some invitations. As before, there are still no standards, you may go from very simple blank line invitations, to more stylish one that you have purchased at the stationery store, or else you can also buy wine tasting kits.

Many people carrying out wine tasting at home will never want to go over the budget and having formal dinner. (more…)

Review of Cooking Light Magazine

gyt8Cooking Light is an enjoyable read for individuals interested in staying fit and eating healthier. There are articles in every issue on healthy living and on cooking healthy food. The healthy living articles cover a broad area — anything from healthy hair and skin to flexibility exercises to do with a partner. Articles often have a seasonal connection, for instance during the summer, the workout article may be based on exercises to do in the pool, whereas winter fitness articles may center around winter activities such as skiing and snowshoeing. Seasonal themes often show up in the cooking articles also — particularly in the “In Season” column. (more…)

KALE WALNUT PESTO PASTA

huytt90This pesto would make a wonderful snack with some raw veggies or gluten free crackers, spread on a pizza crust for a base, or with your choice of pasta, as long as it’s not refined! ;).  Pasta is typically a comfort food for a lot of people but can also contribute to a big belly if you are eating the wrong kind.  Hopefully by now you have experimented with different types of pasta and will never turn back to the nutrient stripped white pasta that eventually breaks down into sugar.  Years ago we made the switch to whole wheat pasta but have now learned that gluten isn’t very easy to digest and that there are much healthier options.  We love eating quinoa pasta and rice pasta.  Kamut and spelt, although not gluten free are also a nice alternative as they are easier to digest than wheat, if that is a concern for you.

On to the recipe…

Kale Walnut Pesto: (more…)