Monday, 15 September 2014

Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe

 
Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe



Thebu Kola also known as Costus Speciosus is commonly found in most areas of Sri Lanka. Parts of this plant are widely used in Ayurveda medicine. I’ve heard that the leaves of this plant are good for those on diabetic diet due to its ability of lowering the level of blood sugar. However, as of many other Sri Lankan houses, even in my home, this plant was treated as a beautiful plant in the garden.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

How to Make Chicken Korma at Home in Indian Style




The expression "korma" means braise, which is inferred from a Turkish word kavuruma which means cooked meat. It is a trademark Moghul dish which could be followed back to the sixteenth century and to the Mughal invasions into present-day Northern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Traditionally, a korma is characterized as a dish where meat or vegetables are braised with water, stock, and yogurt or cream included. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Blurb Photo Book Review and Photo Book of My Son’s Journey to World

Blurb Photo Book Review

Blurb is a place where you can create your own photo books or even recipe books. Photos are part of memories of our lives and it is better to organize those in a better manner. Whenever we talk about organizing photos, Photo Albums come to mind first. How about a printed photo book with some details of the incidents written? On the other way, a book created by you as you wish. In a photo album, it is always a same size photos. But a customized photo book gives the chance to create a book with some creativity.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Chicken Dry Curry in Sri Lankan Style


Chicken Dry Curry in Sri Lankan Style
 Chicken Dry Curry in Sri Lankan Style
I named this as Chicken Dry Curry because this is with less gravy. Another recipe developed in my Sri Lankan kitchen and I used a Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry recipe to develop this. In that recipe, pumpkin is cooked in toasted coconut.  Instead of pumpkin, I tried chicken. Actually it was a good experiment and the result is really good.
Today this recipe is published in Ainy Cooks. Ainy Cooks is a blog that I read from some time. Ainy was so nice to ask me for a post to share with her readers. I am really glad with this opportunity. While thanking Ainy for this wonderful opportunity; I’d like if you head over to her space and read the full recipe of Chicken Dry Curry with Grated Coconut

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Edible Centerpiece with Bell peppers and Carrots

 
Edible Centerpiece with Bell peppers and Carrots
Edible Centerpiece with Bell peppers and Carrots

Truth is I love to learn fruit and vegetable carving. But it takes dedication and needs more practice. With a busy lifestyle with less free time, I still try to do some of the creative things which I desire. Garnishing is one of the things I love and I am happy with simple and easy food garnishes.

Edible centerpieces using carved vegetables and fruits are a good way to decorate a dining table. Recently I tried a simple and easy edible centerpiece using Bell peppers and carrots. It was super easy and didn’t want any special carving tool.

                                      Today it is published on Parade Magazine.

I hope you will like to read the full post with step by step instructions on how to make an Edible Centerpiece with Bell peppers and Carrots.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Papaya and Mango Smoothie

Papaya and Mango Smoothie
Papaya and Mango Smoothie


It is no secret that healthy eating is essential for a good and healthy lifestyle. Recently I read an article and It is recommended to eat between five and nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. At first, this sounds a lot, right? But, how about having our three meals and 2-3 snacks in between which contains vegetables and fruits? We can achieve these healthy guidelines easily.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Meatless Meals for a Healthy Body and Planet


Meatless Meals for a Healthy Body and Planet

Replacing animal protein with plant protein, meat substitutes, is growing in popularity and earning accolades from foodies and medical professionals alike. According to Vegetarian-nutrition.info, meat substitutes are beneficial for the body, mind, and environment. With the wide variety of meat substitutes available today, enjoying a meatless meal is healthy, easy and delicious.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Carrot Mallung (Carrot with Grated Coconut)

Carrot Mallung

Mallung is a popular Sri Lankan food which we cook greens with fresh grated coconut. Sri Lanka is a country with lot of coconut trees. Therefore, our Sri Lankan cooking is always partner with coconut based products either coconut cream, fresh coconut or even coconut oil.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Sri Lankan Chinese Rolls



Sri Lankan Chinese Rolls

Sri Lankan food is rich with different type of recipes and influenced by many other Asian foods. Chinese dishes take a great place. This is one of the Sri Lankan recipes influenced by Chinese cuisine. However, now this is purely Sri Lankan although these Chinese rolls have its roots to Spring rolls, which is a popular Chinese food.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Free Cake Decorating & Cooking Classes

Craftsy: Free Cake Decorating Classes


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