Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Purple Cabbage Rice

Purple Cabbage Rice
Purple Cabbage Rice

These days one pot meals are very popular at our home. We prefer to eat rice at least for one meal, I cook different rice recipes by adding more vegetables into it. To change the taste, I adjust the quantities of each vegetable and try to get different flavors and tastes.
Purple cabbage or red cabbage is another vegetable with a good amount of nutrients and vitamins. Sometimes I use purple cabbage in a salad. If not, the easiest way is to use it in a fried rice to get a colourful and healthy meal.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Prepper Tip: How to Freeze Dry Food for Storage

How to Freeze Dry Food for Storage
Freeze drying foods is a great way to ensure that you have food that is safe to eat in your home in any situation or circumstance. The freeze drying process greatly differs from other preservative methods because it dramatically affects the texture of the food. However, after freeze drying is completed, while the food will feel different, it will not lose any of its nutritional content or flavor. It will also last for a very long period of time when sealed up and stored away from moisture of any kind. Freeze dried emergency foods last a great deal of time, are extremely lightweight and are perfect for survival kits, disaster preparation, bug out bags or just to take on a long hike or camping trip. They are even used by astronauts. If you’ve ever had a piece of astronaut ice cream while visiting a space museum, then you should have some idea of what a freeze dried food product is like. 

Saturday, 5 April 2014

How to Start Your Own Homemade Candy Business

With the economy in shambles and so many people out of work, it may not seem like a great time to be thinking of starting your own business. However, despite the conclusions that most people draw, in a period of economic tribulation a variety of special opportunities can be taken advantage of. For example, it seems counterintuitive, to say the least, that as people struggle with little money, prices continue to rise. In a time like this, an entrepreneur who can figure out how to bring a quality product to the market at a low price is likely to find immense success. When people are cutting back costs and finding the necessity to eliminate non-essentials from their budget, their desire for luxury items actually increases. To be able to give those same people the ability to bring those little enjoyments back into their lives is a ticket to wealth.

Thumba Kariwila Curry-(Spiny Gourd)

Thumba Kariwila Curry

Do you cook this Bitter gourd type? We call it as ‘Thumba Kariwila’ in Sri Lanka. However, what we found in Sri Lanka is smaller in size. Sometimes we find this vegetable in Little India –Singapore, those are little bit bigger than the ones we find in Sri Lanka.I cook it with tomato and coconut milk. It is good in taste and well goes with plain rice and other sides.

Friday, 4 April 2014

5 great sweet based cakes for your next child's party

sweet based cakes for your next child's party

Children’s birthday parties have a habit of rolling round quicker and quicker each and every year, and seems as you’re here we’re guessing it’s that time of year again? Well this year why not get a little creative and make their cake a memorable one? Here we look at 5 great retro sweet based cakes that are all sure to be the talk of the moms and dads (and a fair few of the children too!)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Foods with 4 Major Nutrients that Protect the Skin

Did you know that what we eat affects the health of our body? Yes?! Ok well, did you know that there are certain foods that can have a direct effect on our skin? Well, its true, experts say that certain natural foods will do as much for your appearance as it will for your inner health. Certain vitamins and enzymes, such as, Beta Carotene/ Vitamin A, Antioxidants and Fatty Acids are necessities for our skin to function at its best. So why not help your body get these vital nutrients?

Since showing off your luminous skin this spring starts with putting the right food in your mouth, here are some foods that can help.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Watalappan -A Sri Lankan Dessert

Watalappan -A Sri Lankan Dessert

Watalappan is an easy, sweet dessert from Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular desserts and has become one of the must have desserts in any special occasion including a wedding. Anyway, once searching for details, I found that this dessert has a Malay origin and the Sri Lankan Malay community calls it as ‘Sirikaya’.Kaya is something familiar for me here in Singapore. I’ve tried kaya toast which is toasted bread with kaya jam. So far I didn’t check what kaya is or how to make it. Interestingly, kaya is a jam made of coconut and egg. This watalappan pudding is also a result of coconut and egg steamed with jaggery.Sometimes it is interesting to know a bit of the history of food,isn't it?

Monday, 31 March 2014

Giveaways - Pin to win Amazon Gift Cards

Below are some Giveaways for this week.If you have a pinterest account,it is easy to participate.
Click each link to enter into these giveaways.
Good Luck!

Winners of the Teavivre Giveaway

Hope you all enjoyed the Teavivre Giveaway. It was a successful campaign and we are really happy to see lot of tea lovers around Food Corner and Teavivre. A bit sad, we are able to select only 3 winners, but stay in touch with both Food Corner and Teavivre. There will be more offers and opportunities to try Chinese Tea.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Aluwa -A Sri Lankan Traditional Sweet

Aluwa -A Sri Lankan Traditional Sweet

We Sri Lankans celebrate New year in April. It is the time that all traditional sweets get more attention in New year table. Today I made Aluwa, a Sri Lankan traditional sweet make with rice flour. Usually Aluwa is delicious when it is cooked with treacle. In this recipe, I used sugar. Still it is good in taste. I have a plan to share some traditional Sri Lankan sweets for this New year. So,I will post another with coconut treacle if I get time to make Aluwa.

How Your Diet Affects Your Breath

How Your Diet Affects Your Breath

Foods do not have as much of an effect on breath odors as most people assume. Most of the odors that occur in the mouth are caused by bad bacteria on the tongue and around the teeth that produce sulfur compounds, which are a harbinger of halitosis. This does not mean that your diet has no effect on your breath. What you put into your body affects every aspect of its functions in some way, which is why it is important to eat healthy foods.

How to Make a Cookbook

How to Make a Cookbook

Making a cookbook is a dream for any food blogger. Even I have the same dream and I am halfway with my cookbook project. I had to stop it for a few months as these days I am really busy with taking care of my baby son. I really cannot concentrate to such a project  while balancing the work of family and even while updating this blog regularly. Anyway, if you remember, recently I shared a post about how to convert the blog posts into a customized ebook. It is really easy and good way to keep the family recipes in a book to pass from generation to generation. I remember few years ago I had the habit of collecting recipes from newspapers and magazines. Still I have recipe books I created by pasting those recipes in a book. It was really interesting and those memories are really treasurable.


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