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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The Good Life

Sawwwrieeee!! Been meaning to write, but have been so busy with a million things around me. Wanted to share that this space will also have apart from food and food related pictures, travel related writings and recipes. Basically anything and everything that amounts to making ‘The Good Life’ . BTW, do you like the new header?

Today I will post a few pictures I took in Sydney Rocks Market, where I went rather berserk with the spread of Olive oils on display, homemade chocolates, wines and not to mention street food. But what caught my eye was the spices on display. They looked so vibrant ! Take a look!







Will be back with more.


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

South Beach Diet – Part 3

turkey breast omlette

Omlette with veggies topped with smoked Turkey breast strips and low fat cheese! I absolutely LOVED this brekky.


Since its phase 2 of SBD I added croutons to this salad of grilled eggplants, olives, bits of walnut and mushrooms on a bed of mixed salad leaves. Finished with Balasamic Vinegar dressing.


My fav dinner these days- Couscous with minced chicken curry. Add raisins to the curry..ooh yum!

I made this chicken mince the Indian way, and it rocked with couscous.

A quick recipe: (for 250 gms of chicken mince)

Chop one onion and sauté it in a teaspoon of olive oil until brown. Add one spoon of ginger-garlic paste, 1 diced tomato, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin powder, 1 tsp ground coriander powder, 2 pinches of turmeric, 1/2 spoon of red chilly powder, salt as per your taste, mixed garam masala (cloves-2, cinnamon 1/2 inch, cardamom- 2), 1/2 spoon of dried or fresh mint leaves. Mix well until tomato softens. Add fresh chicken mince to this along with green peas and mix well. Cook on medium flame and covered for about 12 minutes. Add raisins to this and add water as per the consistency u desire.

Finish with a dollop of butter on top! This tastes fantastic with couscous.

(If you can manage to source a chicken masala from an Indian store, nothing like it. Just replace all the dry spice powders with 2 teaspoons of the ready made chicken curry masala)

Update: have los about 3.5 kgs since I began. have 2.5 more to go. Till then, bear with me!