Thursday, December 31, 2015

BBQ Chicken!!!!

Bar-B-Q one of the most appealing food to all generations. On a open air party, beach or poolside gathering, New Year's Eve...a smell of Bar-B-Q keep the atmosphere lively and joyous. Today let us go through this exitic recipe and ENJOY!!!

6 chicken breasts (free-range) 
  • For the BBQ sauce - 

Make some onion paste: 
1 grated onion 
2 red chillies de seeded 
5 pods of garlic 
2 Tbsp olive oil 

Make a juice mixture: 
1 cup orange juice 
1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
1 tsp tomato ketchup 
1 tsp mustard powder 
Sea salt, to flavor 
1 tsp paprika 
2 pinches of white pepper powder 
2 Tbsp brown sugar 

Make an aromatic powder: 
1 tsp fennel seeds 
1 sprig fresh rosemary 
1 tsp fresh thyme

  1. Bash the chicken with a rolling pin or a meat mallet. 
  2. Grind onion, red chillies and 5 garlic pods in a mixie till it forms a paste. Sauté this paste in olive oil for a few minutes. Your onion paste is ready.
  3. Then take all the juice ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  4. Crush fennel, rosemary and thyme to a powder and add to the juice mixture.
  5. Now pour this liquid into the onion paste and reduce this on a fire for 20 minutes, and your BBQ sauce is ready.
  6. Now marinate the chicken pieces with the sauce, preferably over night. Slap it on a griddle tray with a bit of oil and grill it till it's BBQ'd.

Key Ingredients: Chicken, onion, red chilli, garlic, olive oil, orange, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder, sea salt, paprika, white pepper, brown sugar, fennel, rosemary, thyme, tomato
Bar-B-Q Chicken!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kitchen Tips and Tricks!!!!

All these helpful kitchen tips and tricks will help you to save both time and money. Try these as per you needed and reward yourself with some quality time......

1. Peeling Garlic the easy way:
This technique looks like too much fun to pass up! Smash, shake, and separate! 

2. Freeze leftover sauce: 
You could do this with homemade sauces as well as anything canned that you don’t use up.

3. Peeling Orange in an unique way:
 With a few clever cuts of a knife, you can peel an orange and eat it without juice dripping all over your hands. 

4. Egg freshness test:
Eggshells are porous, allowing air to slowly get in over time. As more air enters the egg, it gets lighter and lighter, which explains why it will eventually float.

5. Scooping up a broken shell:
Instead of fishing around with your finger to dig them out of your bowl, use one of the egg shell halves to scoop it out!

6. The tips to reheat Pasta:
Leave a small circle empty in the middle of your plate so that the pasta will cook more evenly.

7. Leave ice cream box in a plastic bag:
A plastic freezer bag keeps the cold air from making your ice cream rock hard.

8. A Travel Cup:
Stretch Press’n Seal over any cup to make it a little more kid friendly. Poke a straw through the middle and you’ve got your very own homemade travel cup.

9. Prevent Sliding of Cutting Board:
Use a wet paper towel or damp hand towel under your board to keep it in its place.

10. Cut watermelon in a Smart Way:
This cutting technique to be the easiest and fastest way to get the perfect little bite-size pieces.

11. Make Your Own Yogurt Pops:
Yogurts with a soft top that will allow a popsicle stick to slide in will work just fine.

12. Keep Your Salad Leaves Fresh Longer:
The dry paper towel absorbs moisture from the salad leaves, which is one of the main reasons why it wilts and turns soggy so fast.

13. Cutting Food with Dental Floss!!!
Perfectly even layers of cake or to cut delicate cheese with ease, unscented dental floss can help you.

14. Rolling Citrus Fruit:
If you roll while applying a bit of pressure to your citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges, etc.), you will get so much more of that yummy juice.

15. Parchment Paper for Rescuing Food:
Parchment paper will hold up to the heat of the oven and prevent the food from burning.

16. Peeling Ginger with a Spoon:
Ginger's skin isn’t as tough as it looks; The edge of the spoon takes it off with very little effort (even in all of the little crevices and bumps).

17. How to Cut a Bell Pepper Quickly?
Randomly cut chunks off of the pepper, but this method is so much easier, and leaves the core in one piece to be easily removed.

18. Wooden Spoon Trick:
Place a wooden spoon over boiling water to keep it from boiling over.

19. Save the Cake!!!
Place a few pieces of bread on the outer edges to keep it soft and moist!

20. Make Your Old Honey Brand New!!!
You can revive your honey by placing it in a pot of hot water to warm it up. It will stay soft for a long time!

21. Cherry Tomatoes or Grapes Hack!!!
A trick using 2 plastic lids to cut them quickly! Make sure you are using a large, sharp knife.

22. Make Crystal Clear Ice:
The process of boiling filtered water eliminates dissolved air and decompresses minerals in the water. 

23. Fish Cooking on Lemon:
Not only does the fish soak up the citrus flavor of the lemons, but it keeps your fish in one piece and makes clean up really easy.

24. Citrus Cubes!!!
A muffin pan gives you much larger cubes, making the ice last much longer. This also looks beautiful with the whole lemon slices in there. You could also do this with oranges; maybe even throw in some mint or sliced strawberries!

25. Fruit and Vegetables Wash:
Purchase a small spray bottle, and then fill it with one cup of water, one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and one tablespoon of baking soda. Shake gently to mix it together (it will bubble and fizz a bit).

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Creative Paper Art: Step by Step

It's like a miracle happening on paper and scissors!!! This type of creative paper art can give enormous happiness to every soul. Let's take a look on some sort of simple but magnificent paper art..... 

Beautiful Snowflakes by paper!!!

Easy ways to go!!!

A dancing Ballerina -made by PAPER!!!

Creative Paper Art!!!

Creative Paper Art!!!

Creative Paper Art!!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

5 Tips for Healthy Skin!!!!

Have too little time for intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by acing the fundamentals. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems. Get started with these five plain-speaking tips.

1. Guard yourself from the sun
How to keep your skin healthy!!!!

One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.
For the most complete sun protection:
  • Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you're swimming or perspiring.
  • Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest.
  • Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet protection for a certain number of washings, or special sun-protective clothing — which is specifically designed to block ultraviolet rays.

2. Don't smoke

Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow. This depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.
Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — can contribute to wrinkles.
If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking.

3. Treat your skin gently

Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To keep it gentle:
  • Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm — rather than hot — water.
  • Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
  • Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
  • Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
  • Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.

4. Eat a healthy diet

A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn't clear — but some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.

5. Deal with stress

Unrestrained stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Jelly Boats!!!!!

 These Jelly boats are full of fun and the spirit of a party! Your kids will overwhelmed with joy when they find out even the sails are edible!!!!
Jelly Boats!!!
    Preparation time: 20 min plus           setting time

    Best for Serve: 16 

    1. 4 large oranges into half
    2. 135 gm packets of jelly such as orange, lime, peach, strawberry, you wish
    3. 4 sheets of edible rice paper
    4. 16 cocktail sticks.

    How to do it:
    1. With a sharp knife, remove the inside flesh of the oranges and carefully scrape out the membrane, taking care not to make a hole in the skin of the oranges.
    2. Make up the jelly but follow the instructions using only half the amount of water as you will need a more concentrated jelly to hold its shape. 
    3. Fill each of the hollow orange halves with jelly right to the top.
    4. Place them in muffin or bun trays to keep them steady. Refrigerate until set and then trim the orange halves so that the skin of the oranges is level with the jelly. 
    5. Cut the oranges in half again with a sharp knife. 
    6. Cut triangles out of the rice paper and secure with cocktail sticks (toothpicks) to make sail.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Flower Sandwiches!!!!!

Flower as the most gorgeous gift of nature can attract all to its magnificent beauty. Make these fabulous flower sandwiches using petal shaped cookie cutter and choose some of your desired healthy fillings for center of the flowers. And wait for the wondered reaction of your kid....

Flower Sandwich!!!

Preparation Time: 10 min
Serving: 6

1. Sliced white bread
2. Cream cheese
3. Butter
4. A varieties of healthy fillings: such as, shredded chicken, sliced cheese, sliced cucumber, tomatoes, ketchup, poached egg, lettuce etc.

  • Cut out flower shapes from the bread and stick them together with a little butter and cream cheese
  • Cut out circles from the centre of each flower using a small round cutter and insert a variety of fillings as you like
  • Arrange on a board or serving plate and decorate as you wish to make it lucrative.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sun-Shine Burger!!! A kid-loving recipe!!!

Burger is an all-time favorite food of kids! Making your own healthy fast food is one way to persuade the choosy eaters to eat better quality food....

Sun-shine Burger!!!

Prep. time: 20 min
Serving: 6

1. 25 gm cornflakes
2. 225 gm of minced beef
3. Small pieces of basil leaf
4. 1 beaten egg
5. 75 gm plain flour
6. 1 tbsp vegetable oil
7. Lettuce leaves
8. Sliced tomatoes
9. 6 mini burger buns
10. Ground pepper and salt
11. Cream cheese
12. Tomato ketchup for serving


  • Heat oven to 200C/180C. First, crush the cornflakes by placing them in a freezer bag, then breaking with the rolling pin. Try not to bash them to dust, just to rough flakes. Put in a bowl.
  • Place the minced beef into another bowl, add the basil, a little ground pepper and salt to taste. For lean mince you may need to add 1 tbsp beaten egg to help it bind (stick together), then mix it well. Put some flour on a plate and some beaten egg on another plate.
  • Take about a sixth of the mince mixture and shape it into a small burger. Do this by squashing it quite firmly in the palm of your hand. 
  • Next roll the burger in the flour. Then roll it all over in a little egg. Then roll it quite liberally in the crushed cornflakes. Now place it on the oiled baking sheet. Try to keep the sizes even so that the burgers cook in the same time.
  • Lightly drip oil onto the top of each burger using a pastry brush and bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 mins until cooked through. Serve the burgers in the split buns with lettuce, tomato slices, apply a layer of cream cheese and some ketchup.

  • Now pass a good time with those mini Sun-shine Burgers.... 
  • Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade!!! A Healthy Drink for kids!!!

    Watermelon and Strawberry, in this so easy lemonade recipe, enhance its taste to another level of perfection. They also speed up its nutritional value by adding more vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals and many more essential features for a kid's healthy living....

    Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

    Preparation Time: 20 min  
    Serving: 8
    Calories: 152   

    1. 8 cups cubed without seeded watermelon.
    2. 1 cup fresh halved strawberries.
    3. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice.
    4. 1 cup white sugar
    5. 2 cups water and ice as needed.

    Combine the watermelon, strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, ice and water in a blender. Blend until smooth.

    Now it's time to take pleasure of this incredible drink! Enjoy!