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Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in International, missions, Salad | 0 comments

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Have you heard the phrase “Cool as a Cucumber‘?  Not sure how this phrase came about but I can tell you that when I think of summer snack,I think of cucumbers. I think of train trips, bus stops and a man carrying basket full of cucumbers and ‘Kakdi“(‘Armenian Cucumber’) in hot Indian summer.On demand, it will be peeled, sliced and served with sprinkle of black salt  to you. I love cucumbers. My papa always bought it during summer. It is an easy, quick snack. I like the crunch and coolness of the cucumbers. Fine Black salt, a condiment, goes very well with it.Try it sometime 🙂 I always look for a way to eat cucumbers. So what will be more perfect then Greek Salad?Greek Salad has tomatoes, onion, cucumbers tossed with feta and dressing. You can add lettuce to it 🙂 I used Pioneer Woman’s recipe for guideline.I made more dressing then i needed,so i can just add it when i need it for next batch. I was bit hesitant to...

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in International, missions, Veggies | 2 comments

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

When i heard about ‘Bubble and Squeak’ for the first time,i smiled in amusement,I could not wait to find out what the dish is all about?How often you come across a dish, which is named after the sound it makes,as it cooks? That’s precisely what it is.Bubble and Squeak,i like to say that,just thought  you should know 🙂 My friend Jane is from England.One of the nicest person,you will  meet.Not to mention,her English accent is charming.I was quizzing her about English food :-)She was very gracious to answer all my questions and shared some pictures of her native country with me. I have been forever confused about the ‘tea’ time.Glad that Jane cleared some of those doubts for me.She said,” Growing up,what we call lunch time in the US,it was called dinner time and what US call dinner time was called  tea time”.Fast forward some odd years,’lunch is midday, tea time around four and dinner in the evening.’ ‘Bubble and Squeak’  is traditionally made with leftover vegetables from Sunday roast...

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in International, missions, NonVeg | 0 comments

Chicken Moussaka

Chicken Moussaka

Couple of months back,i borrowed a Greek cooking book from a friend of mine.As i was flipping through the book,i came across Moussaka.It has been in my to-make list for very very long time.So i finally decided to give it a try. Moussaka is type of Greek Lasagna,just to give you a visual.Pasta is replaced by thin eggplant slices.I grew up with eggplants,we call it ‘brinjal’ in Indian english.My mom prepared it many ways and i like them all.But here is a challange,i am the only one in a family who likes it.I knew,i was making this meal with complete anticipation of rejection and yes they picked out the eggplants and ate the meat.I served it with pasta. Looking back,there are couple of things,i would change about this dish,when i remake it.(not a matter of ‘if’) If you do not like eggplants at all,don’t make it. If you do dare make it, make sure, you slice the eggplants very very thin.I fall in this category 🙂 Do not be...

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Kids, missions, Snacks | 0 comments

Peanut Butter Candy

Peanut Butter Candy

Couple of morning back,as i walked by my kitchen counter,i noticed freshly opened peanut butter jar.I also noticed the tracks of small finger in  peanut butter.It was time to make peanut butter candy 🙂 Seems like Ugandan children like peanut just as much mine do. Not surprising knowing the fact that groundnut,as what peanut is called in Africa , is popular crop . Uganda has been in our mind for some time .We had the opportunity to watch  mwangaza  children choir on Resurrection Sunday at our church.Stellar performance. My daughter had the opportunity to briefly meet the sweet little girls who were part of this choir afterwards. So as we were making this candy, we were talking about that day. You should must use heaping help from your kids.Its a requirement.Mine had so much fun mixing and mesuring and rolling it into small candy balls.Of course followed by eating 🙂 It is super sweet and chewy. I keep it refrigerated so it stays that way. I used malted milk powder...

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Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Indian, missions | 1 comment

Chana Masala(Choley)

Chana Masala(Choley)

Couple of weeks back,i came across this very neat resource from Thriving family fun.I am planning on using this as we make international meal.Kids get to stamp the passport with the respective country stamp.Each stamp has a specific verse for the country.It is not meant for ‘cooking’ around the world per se  but this is one of the visual,I would be using to bring the world to our dinner table with gospel message. One of the most asked Indian dish by my friends is ‘chana masala’ or spiced chick peas curry.We called it ‘choley’ growing up and still do.Irony is,i was not too fond of ‘chole’ growing up.It was one of those special treat kind of dish.Not reserved for festive occasions but not the everyday dish either. Fast forward couple of years,actually lots of years and i have started liking this dish.No that would be wrong to say.I have come to love this dish.So i make it time to time.Looking at the thick rich gravy,my daughter first reaction was,”it...

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