Wednesday 30 October 2013

Evening Feasts

Evening Feasts
Evening is the closing part of the day. In a day we are busy in our works we have no time to eat lunch properly. If we not take our lunch or breakfast properly then we loss our health balance. Evening time is the best time of the day, in the evening we are so hungry, and always we want some delicious, sumptuous meal, and spicy food. Young boys and girls like junk food for evening meal, but I prefer homemade food. Homemade food is purely hygienic. Fruits are good choice. Fruit gives us vitamins, protein, and energy, which we really need. If we want to eat spicy food then we easily made it. I’ll show you two dishes which are easily made at home, we also made these dishes in microwave oven. No extra hard work to cook these dishes. These recipes are straight from farm- fully recipes.

Fruit custard 

  • 50gms custard powder
  •  500 ml. milk
  •  100 gms sugar chopped seasonal fruits(acc. to taste)
Mix custard powder in ½ a cup of cold milk. Keep it aside. Microwave sugar and milk in a microwave safe bowl at microwave mode for 6-7 minutes, or till it boils. Add custard powder (in ½ cup cold milk) to the mixture. Stir it in between.Microwave at 650 W.for 7-8 minutes or till thick.When cool, and cut fruits to it, put in the mold and set in the refrigerator. When set, remold it on a serving plate. Garnish with fresh fruits while serving.

Macaroni cheese bake

  •  1 litre water
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  1 tbsp oil
  •  1 cup macaroni
  • For the cheese sauce:
  • 1 cup reserved oiling liquid
  •  ½ cup milk
  •  3 tbsp refined flour
  •  1 tbsp salt
  •  4 tbsp grated cheese
  •  3btbsp cheese spread
  •  ½ tsp mixed herbs
  •  ¼ tsp ground pepper
  •  3 tbsp grated cheese
  •  2 tbsp butter
  • In an oven-proof dish, bring the water, salt and oil to a boil, keeping it in the microwave mode for 5 min. this procedure takes 8 minutes .add the macaroni to the boiling water and cook partially covered for 7 minutes in the JET mode.Drain the macaroni, retaining the boiling liquid. Refresh the macaroni in cold water to any further cooking. Place the macaroni in a colander and set aside.
  • For the cheese sauce:
  • Heat butter in a borosil bowl at crisp mode for 2 minutes. Add refined flour and again keep it for 2-3 minutes on crisp mode. Stirring in between. Mix in the boiling liquid, milk and salt till no lumbs remain. Cook in microwave mode for 3-4 minutes.Add the cheese, herbs and pepper to the sauce. Mix well.
  • Add the reserved macaroni and stir gently till the cheese sauce coats the macaroni evenly.Put the macaroni into a greased baking dish and sprinkle the grated cheese. Bake in the crisp mode for 3 minutes and serve hot.

Kitty party {Make Your Party Enjoyable and Memorable}

Kitty party {Make Your Party Enjoyable and Memorable}
kitty party is a get together of, usually, housewives ,where the party is held in one lady's house[hotel, If house is not convenient] every month here one lady gets the collected sum of money. so on everyone gets the money by turn, food is arranged by the hostess, a few games, gossipping, tombola is actually a way of time pass and saving and sense of belonging to a group. Kitty parties are social gatherings where women get together to chit chat and gossip, but some women have no knowledge about the kitty party, they confused about the games, food, preparation etc. If you are confused about your kitty party’s food and dishes then I solve your problems. I’ll share with u some of my favourite recipes, and I am sure you surely like these recipes. These recipes easily cook at home [if you need] no extra efforts, no loss of time.
Starter Dishes
Lime Mango Drink
  •  mango - peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  •  3/4 cup orange juice
  •  1/4 cup lime juice
  •  2 ice cubes
  •  1 1/4 cups club soda
Prep: 5 min
› Cook:10 min
› Ready in:15 min
1. Puree the mango in a blender until smooth. Add the orange and lime juices; blend until smooth. Add the club soda and ice cubes. Pulse the blender until the ice cubes are crushed and ingredients are blended.                    
 Noodle Cakes with Sliced Chicken

  •  200gms rice noodles
  •  2 boneless chicken breasts cut into slices
  •  1 tbsp + to deep fry oil
  •  1 green capsicum
  •  Salt to taste
  •  2tps hosing sauce
  •  1tps ginger chopped
  •  Fresh red chili  
  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Soak the rice noodles in hot water for a while. Cut green capsicum into 1 inch pieces. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan, add capsicum and salt and cook.
  •  Sprinkle salt on chicken pieces. Drizzle hosing sauce and rub them in well and let them marinate for 15 minutes. Once the noodles have softened, drain them into another bowl and break them slightly.
  • Take small portions and drop them into the hot oil in a round shape. Deep fry, tuning sides, till they are crisp. Add a little salt and ginger to the noodles, if you wish, before deep frying. Drain onto absorbent paper.
  • Drain the capsicum into a bowl. In the same pan, add chicken pieces and cook, turning sides, till evenly cooked on both sides and golden.
  • Place one fried noodle roundel in a serving plate, place chicken slices over it and top with capsicum. Cover with another noodle roundel and repeat the process. Diagonally slice a fresh red chili and sprinkle on top. Serve immediately.
Biscuit Bites With Beetroot and Carrot Shot
  •  16 salted biscuits
  •  3 medium carrot, peeled
  •  1 medium beetroot, peeled
  •  1 pinch piece ginger
  •  Few fresh mint leaves
  •  Salt to taste
  •  ½ lemon
  •  200gms tofu
  •  Chili garlic sauce as required
  •  2 tbsp egg less mayonnaise
  •  Few fresh coriander leaves
  • Halve the carrots and beetroot and put into the juicer, one after the other, and extract juice. Put ginger and few mint leaves into the juicer and extract juice. Collect all the juice in the same jar. Add salt and juice of ½ lemon and mix well. Chill in the refrigerator.
  • Cut tofu into ¼ inch thick small round slices with a small cookie cutter. Mix 1 tsp chili garlic sauce and 2 tbsp egg less mayonnaise in a bowl.
  • Arrange the biscuits on a flat surface, keep a small mint leaf on each, over that drop a dollop of chili garlic-mayonnaise sauce. Keep a tofu slice on each, and over that put a drop of chili garlic sauce. Place a small coriander leaf over each.
  • Pour the carrot-beetroot juice in shot glasses till ¾ full. Arrange the biscuits on one side of a serving platter, keep the shot glasses on the other and serve. Each biscuit is supposed to be had with a swig of the juice.

Main course dishes
Gazpacho' Salad
  •  225g fussily pasta
  •  4 green onions, chopped
  •  1 green capsicum, chopped
  •  1 green chili, seeded and minced
  •  2 tomatoes, chopped
  •  1 cucumber
  •  4 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 clove garlic, crushed
  •  4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  •  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  •  175 ml tomato juice
Prep: 20min
› Cook: 10min
› Ready in: 30 min
  1.  Cook fussily according to package instructions; drain.
  2.  In large bowl combine pasta, onion, green capsicum, chili, tomatoes, cucumber, oil, salt, garlic, lime juice, black pepper and tomato juice. Toss well and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. Toss again before serving.
Lychee Salad
  •  2 cups fresh lychees, tinned lychees ok
  •  3 small pieces ginger, cut into fine strips,
  •  2 tbsp sugar or lychee syrup
  •  grated zest and juice of 1 lime/lemon
  •  2 oranges
  •  200 g black grapes, halved and seeded
  •  1 red-skinned sweet apple, cored and chopped
  •  fine shreds of lime zest to decorate
› Cook:25min
› Ready in: 45min
  1.  Mix lychees with ginger, syrup, lemon/lime zest and juice. If using tinned lychees, drain the lychees in a sieve set over a bowl. Discard half of the syrup that has drained into the bowl, then add the lychees.
  2.  Cut the peel and pith away from the oranges with a sharp knife. Holding the oranges over the bowl so that all the juice will drip into the salad, carefully cut between the membrane to release the segments. Add the segments to the bowl. Squeeze the membrane and add the juice to the bowl.
  3.  Stir in the grapes and apple and toss to mix. Pile the salad into small bowls to serve, decorated with shreds of lime zest.
Green patties
  •  Green lentils (soak in water for 30 minutes) :-1 cup
  •  Capsicum (remove seeds and grated) :-1•
  •  Curd :-¼ cup
  •  Spring onion (finely chopped) :-3 tsp.
  •  Onion(finely chopped) :-¼ cup
  •  Coriander leaves (finely chopped) :-¼ cup
  •  Pannier (grated) :-¼ cup
  •  Olive oil :-¼ cup
  •  Oats :-¼ cup
  •  Salt :-To taste
  •  Cumin :-2 tsp.
Medium bowl
Frying pan
  •  Grind soaked green lentils to a paste with salt.
  •  In a pan, heat oil and put onion, cumin, capsicum and coriander leaves. Fry for a few minutes.
  •  Then mix curd, spring onion, ground green lentils and pannier in it. Stir well and remove from heat.
  •  Take a small part of the green lentils mixture.Roll and flatten it, then dip in oats.
  •  In a flat pan, heat olive oil and cook on both sides till golden brown.
  • Serve with green/tamarind chutney or tomato sauce or salad.
Sweet dishes
Thai Sweet Sticky Rice With Mango

  •  1 1/2 cups uncooked short-grain rice
  •  2 cups water
  •  1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  •  1 cup sugar
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 cup coconut milk
  •  1 tablespoon sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  •  3 mangoes, peeled and sliced
  •  1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Prep: 10min
› Cook: 20min
› Extra time:1hr cooling
› Ready in: 1hr 30min
  1.  Combine the rice and water in a pan; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2.  While the rice cooks, mix together 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; remove from heat and set aside. Stir the cooked rice into the coconut milk mixture; cover. Allow to cool for 1 hour.
  3.  Make a sauce by mixing together 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the tapioca starch in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  4.  Place the sticky rice on a serving dish. Arrange the mangoes on top of the rice. Pour the sauce over the mangoes and rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Best Chocolate Walnut Muffin
  •  250g plain flour
  •  50g cocoa powder
  •  300g caster sugar
  •  1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  300ml milk
  •  1 egg
  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  •  175g chocolate chips
  •  75 g chopped walnuts
  •  50 g whole almonds 
  •  4 tablespoons brown/Damara sugar
› Cook:25min
› Ready in: 40 min
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease muffin tin or line with paper muffin liners.
  2.  In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. In a large bowl combine milk, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients to large bowl; mix well. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, stir well.
  3.  Fill muffin liners 3/4 full. Poke almonds into tops of unbaked muffins. Sprinkle muffins with demerara sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.

Sunday 27 October 2013

Cupcake Cakes Designs

Cupcake Cakes Designs
A Cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminium cup. As with larger cakes, icing and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, may be applied. A standard cupcake uses the same basic ingredients as standard-sized cakes: butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Nearly any recipe that is suitable for a layer cake can be used to bake cupcakes. The cake batter used for cupcakes may be flavoured or have other ingredients stirred in, such as raisins, berries, nuts, or chocolate chips. Because their small size is more efficient for heat conduction, cupcakes bake much faster than a normal layered cake. Cupcakes may be topped with frosting or other cake decorations. They may be filled with frosting or pastry cream. For bakers making a small number of filled cupcakes, this is usually accomplished by using a spoon or knife to scoop a small hole in the top of the cupcake. In commercial bakeries, the filling may be injected using a syringe. Elaborately decorated cupcakes may be made for special occasions.
Cupcakes are usually baked in muffin tins. These pans are most often made from metal, with or without a non-stick surface, and generally have six or twelve depressions or "cups". They may also be made from stoneware, silicone rubber, or other materials. A standard size cup is 3 inches (76 mm) in diameter and holds about 4 ounces (110 g), although pans for both miniature and jumbo size cupcakes exist. Speciality pans may offer many different sizes and shapes. Individual patty cases, or cupcake liners, may be used in baking. These are typically round sheets of thin paper pressed into a round, fluted cup shape. Liners can facilitate the easy removal of the cupcake from the tin after baking, keep the cupcake more moist, and reduce the effort needed to clean the pan. The use of liners is also considered a more sanitary option when cupcakes are being passed from hand to hand. Like cupcake pans, several sizes of paper liners are available, from miniature to jumbo.
Delicious Cup Cakes
Delicious Cup Cakes
For Kids Cup Cakes
For Kids Cup Cakes
Party Cup Cakes
Party Cup Cakes
Rose Cup Cakes
Rose Cup Cakes
Strawberry Cup Cakes
Strawberry Cup Cakes
Sugar Cup Cakes
Sugar Cup Cakes

Trendy Hairstyles For Women

Trendy Hairstyles For Women
The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics, although practical, cultural, and popular considerations also influence some hairstyles. women's hair was often elaborately and carefully dressed in special ways. Women colored their hair, curled it, and pinned it up in a variety of ways. They set their hair in waves and curls using wet clay, which they dried in the sun and then combed out, or else by using a jelly made of quince seeds soaked in water, or curling tongs and curling irons of various kinds. Hair styling is a major world industry, from the salon itself to products, advertising, and even magazines on the subject. In the United States, most hairstylists are licensed after obtaining training at a cosmetology or beauty school. Styling tools may include hair irons (including flat, curling, and crimping irons), hair dryers, and hair rollers. Hair dressing might also include the use of hair product to add texture, shine, curl, volume or hold to a particular style. Hairpins are also used when creating particular hairstyles. Their uses and designs vary over different cultural backgrounds. Styling products aside from shampoo and conditioner are many and varied. Leave-in conditioner, conditioning treatments, mousse, gels, lotions, waxes, creams, clays, serums, oils, and sprays are used to change the texture or shape of the hair, or to hold it in place in a certain style. Applied properly, most styling products will not damage the hair apart from drying it out; most styling products contain alcohols, which can dissolve oils. Many hair products contain chemicals which can cause build-up, resulting in dull hair or a change in perceived texture.

Bridal Hairstyles & Wedding Updos
Bridal Hairstyles & Wedding Updos

Saturday 26 October 2013

Rose Wallpapers For Desktop

Rose Wallpapers For Desktop
A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses. The aggregate fruit of the rose is a berry-like structure called a rose hip. Many of the domestic cultivars do not produce hips, as the flowers are so tightly petalled that they do not provide access for pollination. The hips of most species are red, but a few (e.g. Rosa pimpinellifolia) have dark purple to black hips. Each hip comprises an outer fleshy layer, thehy panthium, which contains 5–160 "seeds" (technically dry single-seeded fruits called achenes) embedded in a matrix of fine, but stiff, hairs. Rose hips of some species, especially the Dog Rose (Rosa canina) and Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa), are very rich in vitamin C, among the richest sources of any plant. The hips are eaten by fruit-eating birds such as thrushes and waxwings, which then disperse the seeds in their droppings. Some birds, particularly finches, also eat the seeds.

Beautiful Flowers
Beautiful Flowers
Colorful Bouquet
Colorful Bouquet
Pink Rose Pendant
Pink Rose Pendant
Red Rose Wallpaper
Red Rose Wallpaper
Tulip bouquet Wallpaper
Tulip bouquet Wallpaper
White Rose With Lisianthus
White Rose With Lisianthus
Yellow Rose Wallpaper
Yellow Rose Wallpaper

Thursday 24 October 2013

Black Dresses For Women

Black Dresses For Women
The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated. A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD". A cocktail dress or cocktail gown is a woman's dress worn at cocktail parties and semi-formal, or "black tie" occasions. The length of a cocktail dress is long, often touching the ankle. When it is about 5 cm (2 inches) above the ankle it is called tea length and when it is almost touching the ankle it is called ballerina length, although ballerina length dresses usually fall into the evening gown category.

Black Slim Cutting Elegant Asian Stylish Dress
Black Slim Cutting Elegant Asian Stylish Dress

Beauty Of Nature

Beauty Of Nature
Nature has myriad facets. It keeps changing from season to season, from minute to minute. If the sea was a bright blue in the morning, by noon it has become an emerald green hue. The colors of the sky keep changing throughout the day, from pale pink at dawn to a dazzling blue at mid morning and a bright orange by sunset and purple by twilight. Nature reflects our moods. When the sun shines, we feel happy and hopeful. Even evil surrenders before the beauty of nature.It has been observed that patients in hospital recover faster if they are in a room with windows that offer a pleasant view. Beyond providing pure pleasure, nature’s beauty can therefore offer therapy for sick minds and bodies. So it is all the more essential that we do our best to preserve it for future generations. The beauty of nature has been extolled in the works of poets and artists.When Wordsworth describes the daffodils dancing in the breeze or when our eyes alight on a painting by William Turner, our hearts are filled with an indescribable emotion. The beauty of nature has been extolled in the works of poets and artists.When Wordsworth describes the daffodils dancing in the breeze or when our eyes alight on a painting by William Turner, our hearts are filled with an indescribable emotion. He soon finds himself connected with the forest in every way possible, relying on it to stay alive, becoming a part of it, much like the small animals that he hunts. I have a great collection of nature wallpapers, and I share all my collection wallpapers with all of you.

Wow View Of Nature
Wow View Of Nature

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Diabetes Recipes To Control Diabetes

          Diabetes Recipes To Control Diabetes
How is diabetes managed? Planning your food consumption Three things will have a major impact on your blood glucose and blood lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides) levels
• What you eat
• How much you eat
• When you eat
Eating well is one of life's greatest pleasures. Fortunately, having diabetes does not prevent you from enjoying a wide variety of foods. People with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as anyone else. Learn to eat well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, stay fit, and take your prescribed medications, and you can thrive with diabetes.
Eat To Beat Diabetes
How do you know what to eat?
Try to eat a variety of foods and to be aware of which foods contain carbohydrate. Carbohydrate raises blood sugar higher and more quickly than any other nutrient does.
• A dietitian or diabetes educator can help you learn to keep track of how much carbohydrate you eat and how much you need.
• Protein, fat, and fibber do not raise blood sugar as much as carbohydrate does. If you eat a lot of these nutrients in a meal, your blood sugar will rise more slowly than it would otherwise.
• Spread carbohydrate throughout the day. Eat some carbohydrate at all meals, but do not eat too much at any one time. Carbohydrate is found in sugar, breads and cereals, fruit, starchy vegetables such as potatoes and corn, and milk and yogurt.
I’ll share with u two healthy, low fat, & low carbohydrate recipes, which are u make sure like to eat.

Spinach omelet

Serves : 1
• olive oil
• 2 eggs
• fresh garlic
• 30g baby spinach leaves, torn
• fresh spinach leaves
• 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
• cherry tomatoes
• 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
• eggs
• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• mushrooms
• salt and pepper to taste

Prep: 3min
› Cook: 3min
› Ready in: 6min

1. Put olive oil in pan. Put in eggs like you would scrambled eggs. When eggs are just a bit runny still add mushrooms, garlic and fresh spinach. Spinach will shrink. Add as much as you would like for personal preference. Then add cherry tomatoes and saute for a bit and you're on your simple, and good. Salt and pepper to taste.

2. In a bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the baby spinach and Parmesan cheese. Season with onion powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

3. In a small frying pan coated with cooking oil spray over medium heat, cook the egg mixture about 3 minutes, until partially set. Flip and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes or to desired denseness.
Diabetics friendly Pumpkin
Serves: 2
• 250 gm pumpkin cut in small pieces
• 2 tomatoes chopped
• 2 teaspoon sunflower oil
• 1 small piece of ginger grated
• 1 green chili chopped
• 1/2 teaspoon each of Jeera (cumin),cinnamon powder, fenugreek, powdered Gram masala
• few coriander leaves chopped
• 1/2 teaspoon each of 2-3 bay leaves, coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric powder
• salt as per taste
Prep: 5min
› Cook: 10min
› Ready in: 15min
1. Cut pumpkin into small pieces. Also chop small pieces of green chilli, ginger and tomatoes. Put 2 teaspoon of oil into a pan and let it heat. Put jeera , fenugreek and bay leaves into the oil till they turn dark brown, then put powdered garam masala. Immediately after putting garam masala, put chopped tomato pieces, green chilli and ginger pieces altogether and stir them. Put red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt as per taste. Now put pumpkin pieces and keep stirring for some time to mix all. Now place the lid tightly. This vegetable does not take much time, wait for 5-7 minutes & then open the lid. Spray cinnamon powder and coriander leave to garnish. This vegetable is good for diabetics & it is tasty too.

Latest Designer Collection

                 Latest Designer Collection
Designer clothing is not always created by the founder of the company. For example, the actual designer of Chanel is not its original founder and designer, Gabrielle Chanel, but German designer Karl Lagerfeld. The quality of the clothing and degree of its resemblance, if any, to the designer's work vary considerably depending on the licensee and the terms of the agreement the designer has struck. Some terms may limit the number of garment styles that may be produced, allowing the designer to veto any designs he or she finds unappealing. A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). In Western culture, dresses are usually considered to be items of women's and girls' apparel. The hemline of dresses can be as high as the upper thigh or as low as the ground, depending on the whims of fashion and the modesty or personal taste of the wearer. In most varieties of formal dress codes in Western cultures, a dress of an appropriate style is mandatory for women. They are also very popular for special occasions such as proms or weddings. For such occasions they remain the DE facts standard attire for most women. Dresses can be worn for a number of sports - most notably tennis, netball and figure skating. Their traditional status as formal wear has carried over into ballroom dancing, where they are the garment worn by most female participants. 

Deep V Backless Dress
Deep V Backless Dress

Unique Home Decor Ideas With Handcraft Items

Unique Home Decor Ideas With Handcraft Items
A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisans handicraft, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with ones hands and skill, including work with textiles, mold able and rigid materials, paper, plant fibres, etc. Usually the term is applied to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic. Hand crafting has its roots in the rural crafts—the material-goods necessities—of ancient civilisations, and many specific crafts have been practised for centuries, while others are modern inventions, or popularisations of crafts which were originally practised in a limited geographic area. Many handcrafts use natural, even entirely indigenous, materials while others may prefer modern, non-traditional materials, and evenupcycle industrial materials. The individual artisan ship of a handcrafted item is the paramount criterion; those made by mass production or machines are not handicraft goods. Collective terms for handicrafts include Artisan, Handcrafting, Crafting, and handcraftsmanship. The term arts and crafts is also applied, especially in the United States and mostly to hobbyists' and children's output rather than items crafted for daily use, but this distinction is not formal, and the term is easily confused with the Arts and Crafts design movement, which is in fact as practical as it is aesthetic.

Handcrafted Home Decor Items
Handcrafted Home Decor Items

Wheat Free Food Ideas

                    Wheat Free Food Ideas                                                
Wheat Allergy
Wheat Allergy

People with a wheat allergy have an abnormal immune system response to at least one of the proteins that exist in wheat. It is one of the most common childhood food allergies, but may affect adults as well. The person with a wheat allergy has developed a specific antibody to a wheat protein, and sometimes more than one.
Sighs and symptoms: A symptom is something the patient feels and reports, while a sign is something other people, such as the doctor detect. For example, pain may be a symptom while a rash may be a sign. The most common signs and symptoms of a wheat allergy include:
• Asthma
• Diarrhoea
• Mouth irritation and possible swelling
• Throat irritation and possible swelling
• Urticaria - hives, an itchy rash (possible swelling of the skin)
• Vomiting
• Watery and/or itchy eyes
• Bloated stomach
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:
• Throat swells and becomes tight
• Chest tightness
• Chest pain
• breathing difficulties
• Swallowing difficulties
• Skin becomes pale or bluish
• Weak pulse
• a serious drop in blood pressure
Treatment for wheat allergy
If you have a wheat allergy, the best treatment is to avoid wheat proteins. This is not easy, as wheat appears in so many foods. Even seemingly non-wheat foods require careful label inspection.
• A wheat allergy is where you are allergic to wheat and cannot eat wheat or you can have allergic reactions such as rashes, lumps in your back, swollen feet, diarrhoea and many more so it is important tat if you have a wheat allergy that you don't eat anything that includes wheat.
• The best treatment for wheat allergy is to avoid exposure to wheat proteins. Because wheat proteins appear in so many prepared foods, you'll need to read product labels carefully
• The digestive fire is stimulated by neither fasting nor over eating.
I’ll share with you two delicious and wheat-free recipes, which I make sure you like these.

Cranberry and marzipan mince pies recipe

• 50 g golden marzipan
• 350 g gluten-free mincemeat (from most supermarkets - check label for details)
• 35 g cranberries, thawed if frozen
• Icing sugar, for dusting
• For the pastry
• 75 g dairy-free sunflower margarine
• 50 g golden caster sugar
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 150 g gluten-free plain white flour
• 50 g fine cornmeal
• 1 egg yolk
How to make cranberry mince pies
1. Make the pastry. Beat together the margarine, caster sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy, then beat in the cinnamon, flour, cornmeal, egg yolk and 1-2 teaspoons of cold water until it comes together as a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
2. Place the dough between 2 large sheets of cling film. Roll out to 5mm thick and remove the cling film. Use an 8cm plain or fluted biscuit cutter to stamp out 12 circles, then use the circles to line a 12-hole bun tin. Re-crumble any of the pastry trimmings and set aside.
3. Divide the marzipan into 36 equal-sized pieces and roll into small balls. Spoon a couple of teaspoons of mincemeat into each pastry case and scatter with the cranberries, marzipan balls and remaining pastry crumbs. Chill for 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Bake the pies for 25-30 minutes until golden. Cool slightly, then carefully remove from the tin. Lightly dust with icing sugar to serve.
Tip: Gluten-free pastry can be tricky to use and very crumbly, so don't worry if you have to press the pastry into the tin. Chilling the pastry for 30 minutes in the fridge will make it easier to use.

Garlicky baked mushrooms recipe

Serves 1
Ready in under 30 Min's
• Mild cooking oil spray
• 2-3 large potable or field mushrooms, wiped and stalks trimmed
• Large handful of fresh curly parsley, stalks discarded and leaves finely chopped
• 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
• Finely grated zest of ½ lemon
• Small handful (roughly 25g) blanched hazelnuts or almonds, finely chopped
• Lightly dressed salad, to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas mark 5. Mist a small baking tray with oil and place the mushrooms on top, stalk-side up.
2. In a bowl mix the parsley, garlic, lemon and hazelnuts or almonds. Season with a pinch of salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Spoon onto the upturned mushrooms and press down lightly. Mist with a little more oil.
3. Bake in the centre of the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and the topping is lightly browned.
4. Serve with a fresh, colourful salad tossed with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil mixed with 1 tsp good-quality balsamic vinegar.

Tuesday 22 October 2013

What To Make For A Romantic Dinner Date

    What To Make For A Romantic Dinner Date
A dinner date is all about love. When you’re in a new relationship, you may want to spend an evening at the swankiest restaurant in town just to make every moment special. It isn’t just about fancy restaurants or showing off to each other. It’s about enjoying each other’s company and basking in the warm glow of love on a pleasant night. If you don’t have your own recipes, follow a cookbook and prepare something your date will enjoy. This is a simple and easy date, and depending on your culinary skills, you can make a memorable impression too. I’ll share with you some important things with u to make your dinner date perfect.
Romantic Dinner Date
Romantic Dinner Date
Create the Right Ambiance
• Our only advice here is not to overdo your decor, rest assured your efforts that night would be noticed.
• For a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere, dim your lights, use candles or light up the fireplace. This should make your date feel at ease.
• Play music you know and enjoy, because the music itself can be a handy conversation topic if you ever stumble upon an awkward moment of silence.
• Take the extra effort to find appropriate tableware, a nice new tablecloth and having the right wine glasses.
• keep things clean and tidy! Finally, turn off your computer and leave your mobile phone on silent mode. The focus is on your date tonight.
Focus on a Simple Menu
• If you seldom cook, make sure you test the recipes a few times beforehand, not on the day itself!
• Serve a 3 course menu
• Putting some thought on food presentation takes your cooking to the next level.
• Think about colours, shapes and textures too.
• Choose food that are not messy to eat.
• Drinks - get a nice bottle of wine that matches your main course. If your date doesn't drink, consider pairing your food with juices.
• End with a great dessert, always. Especially your date's favourite.
Be the Perfect Host
• Always serve your date first, including drinks.
Have Backup Plans
• Get a few good DVDs of movies that you both may want to watch. It may come handy if you guys need an excuse to spend more time together.

Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

• 1 3/4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed Hawaiian sweet bread
• 2/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
• 1 tablespoon Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur)
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 large egg, lightly beaten
• Cooking spray
• 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
• 2 tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
• Preheat oven to 350°. • Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove bread from oven; decrease oven temperature to 325°.
• Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through egg) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add bread, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
• Divide half of bread mixture evenly between 2 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with half of chocolate. Divide remaining bread mixture between ramekins; top with remaining chocolate.
• Place ramekins in an 8-inch square baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until set. Serve each pudding tablespoon whipped topping.

Chicken Cakes with Creole Sauce

• 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
• 1/2 medium-size red bell pepper, diced
• 4 green onions, thinly sliced
• 1 garlic clove, pressed
• 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
• 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
• 1 large egg, lightly beaten
• 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
• 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
• 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• Creole Sauce
• Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
• Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
• Add bell pepper, onions, and garlic, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
• Stir together bell pepper mixture, chicken, and next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Shape chicken mixture into 8 (3 1/2-inch) patties.
• Fry 4 patties in 2 tablespoons hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
• Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and patties. Serve immediately with Creole Sauce. Garnish, if desired.

Artichokes with Roasted-Pepper Dip

• 2 red bell peppers
• 2 artichokes (1 pound)
• 12 cups water
• 3 lemon slices
• 1 bay leaf
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
• 1/4 teaspoon dried fines herbes
• 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 tablespoon finely crumbled feta cheese
• 1/2 teaspoon capers
• Preheat broiler.
• Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, discarding seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil for 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 20 minutes. Peel and set aside.
• Cut off artichoke stems, and remove bottom leaves. Trim about 1 inch from tops of artichokes. Bring water, lemon slices, and bay leaf to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add artichokes; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until a leaf near the center of each artichoke pulls out easily. Drain well; discard lemon and bay leaf. Set aside.
• Combine bell peppers, oil, mustard, and vinegar in a blender; process until smooth. Combine bell pepper mixture, fines herbes, and black pepper. Spoon 2/3 cup into a serving bowl; sprinkle with feta and capers. Serve with artichokes. Cover and chill remaining dip.

Pizza for night date

• 2 eggs
• 2 cups shredded whole-milk mozzarella (or cheese of your choice)
• 1 teaspoon Fennel
• 2 teaspoons Oregano
• 4 teaspoons Parsley
• Toppings of your choice. (I went with some organic pizza sauce, more mozzarella, pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, and topped it with a generous sprinkling of fennel, oregano, parsley, basil, and thyme.
Preheat oven to 450.

In a bowl, mix together your cooked, riced cauliflower, eggs, and mozzarella.Spread dough mixture onto a baking sheet or pizza pan. Make it as thick or thin as you’d like.
Sprinkle with the herbs.
Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes, until desired doneness is reached. Some edge-burning is normal.
Remove from the oven, turn the oven off, and cover with your favorite pizza toppings. I recommend to cover the entire crust with your toppings for ultimate deliciousness. Any plain crust around the edges just ends up tasting like cauliflower, but, with the sauce and stuff on top, it all just tastes like regular pizza. It’s like magic!
Turn your broiler on High.
Place your pizza with toppings on the top rack near the broiler. Watch it until the cheese melts and bubbles and until the toppings look the way you’d like. I broiled ours for almost 10 minutes because I like really crispy pepperoni and sausage.
Remove from oven. Dough will typically be drier around the edges and softer in the center of the pizza. I used a spatula to serve it up, and we ate it with a knife and fork – it was too soft for pick up.

Monday 21 October 2013

Top Four Dishes For Kids Delight

        Top Four Dishes For Kids Delight
Kids mostly like cakes, cookies, junk food like burger, noodles, pasta etc. I’ll show you four Recipes which defiantly give your child delight and they make sure love to eat these dishes. These dishes are homemade dishes that which you are easily made at home. I also like these dishes. All dishes are easily made in microwave oven. I prefer microwave oven. Some kids love to eat those dishes which are looks beautiful and colour full also. Once roasted, coffee seeds must be stored properly to preserve the fresh taste of the seed. Ideally, the container must be airtight and kept in a cool, dry and dark place. Pralines, commonly known as "Belgian chocolates" or "chocolate bonbons" in English-speaking countries, are chocolate pieces filled with a soft fondant centre. Praline can refer to confections made from nuts and sugar syrup, whether in whole pieces or a ground powder, or to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder or nuts.
Recipes of Coffee & Praline cake

• 22 5 gms refined flour
• 225 gms sugar
• 225 gms butter
• 20 gms baking powder
• 3 eggs
• A few drops vanilla essence
• 2 tbsp milk
• 1 tbsp butter
• 2 tbsp flour
For coffee icing:
• 1 cup unsalted butter
• 1 ½ cup fine sugar
• ¼ cup strong coffee deduction cooled completely
For the praline:
• ½ kg cashew ‘ Chickie ’
Mix the flour, along with sugar, butter, baking powder, eggs, vanilla essence and milk with an electric mixer. Butter the crisp plate and dust with flour taking care to shake off all excess flour the crisp plate. Pour the cake batter into the crisp plate and bake using the CRISP mode for 11 minutes. De-mould the cake and place on the wire rack to cool. Slice the cake horizontally into two and keep aside.
For the coffee icing: In a bowl, cream the butter gradually, add the sugar and beat till light and fluffy. Add the coffee deduction and mix well.
For the praline: Place the chikki in a thick plastic bag and using a rolling pin, crush the chikki till it is quite fine.
To assemble the cake: Place one half of the cake on a plate or a work surface and spread some of the coffee icing on it. Sprinkle some crushed praline and sandwich it with the other half. Finish the cake by icing it with the remaining coffee icing. Sprinkle the crushed praline evenly on the top and on the sides.

Chocolate chip cookies

• 100 gms butter
• 200 gms sugar - grind ed
• 150 gms flour
• 30 gms walnuts – cut into big chunks
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Gently fold in the using your fingertips rub the mixture lightly. Fold the walnuts and chocolate into the above mixture. In small heaps place the cookies mixture on the crisp plate using your finger spoon, and bake in the FORCED AIR mode (175 ºC) for 20 minutes.
Banana & walnut loaf

• 125 gms sugar
• 125 gms banana puree
• 3 eggs
• 150 gms refined flour
• 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
• ½ level ed tsp baking powder
• ½ level ed tsp baking soda
• 20 gms roughly chopped walnuts
• 30 gms oil
Cream the sugar along with the banana puree till the sugar dissolves completely. Add the eggs into the above mixture and beat well. Sieve the flour, along with the cinnamon powder, the baking soda. Gently add this dry flour mixture into the banana puree and mix slowly but thoroughly. Stir in the walnuts and oil into the above mixture. Pour the batter into a 10”×4” oven-proof, Teflon coated rectangle, mould and bake in the FIR CED AIR (175 º C) mode for 23 minutes or until a knife when pierced into the loaf comes out clean. De-mould the loaf immediately and allow to test until cool enough to slice.
Egg less sponge cake

• 1 ¾ cup maid
• 1 cup refined oil
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup curd
• 2 tbsp coco powder
• 1 tsp soda bicarbonate
• 4-5 tbsp milk
Take all the ingredients and mix them well with the electric beater. Grease the crisp plate with 1 tbsp oil. Dust it with 1 tbsp flour. Pour the cake batter on the crisp plate and keep it on crisp mode for 12-15 minutes. Cool the cake for at least 30-40 minutes.