Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Recipe Corner

Tiny Pizza (for Kids)


•1 standard-sized bagel, cut in half
•tomato sauce
•shredded mozzarella cheese
•toppings like diced green pepper, chopped onion, or chopped tomato
•seasonings like oregano, basil, and pepper


1.Preheat the oven to 325° F.
2.Spread tomato sauce on each bagel half.
3.Sprinkle the shredded cheese all over the tomato sauce on each half.
4.Add your favorite toppings.
5.Put a light sprinkling of seasonings on each half.
6.Put your bagel halves on the baking sheet.
7.Bake in the oven on low heat for about 5 to 8 minutes. You'll know they're done when the cheese is bubbly.
8.Let cool for a minute, then enjoy your tiny pizzas

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Using Face Powder

Face Powder is generally used by ladies to give the last touch ups. With the change in time make experts not only recognized its importance during make but also face powder has became the essential part for doing make up...
Here is how to use Face Powder:

* Apply powder on face with classic puff. If u applied excess of powder on face, remove with brush.

* Apply face powder on skin as required by ur face.

* Avoid ur face powder to get accumulated on the curves of ur face like below ur eyes or near the nose area.

Benefits of using Face Powder:

* Helps to hide skin spots or lines.

* Makes ur skin beautiful.

* Protects Skin.

* Enhance the shine on ur face.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Do U Know?

Orange is the most beneficial fruit. Sweet Lime, Tangerine & Lemon come under its category. These r juicy & contains vitamin C. Here are its benefits
* Orange helps to avoid brain & heart strokes.
* In Spain, fallen blossoms are dried and then used to make tea.
* Orange helps to control Blood Pressure.
* Orange avoids blood clotting
* Orange blossom honey, or actually citrus honey, is produced by putting beehives in the citrus groves during bloom, which also pollinates seeded citrus varieties. Orange blossom honey is highly prized, and tastes much like orange.
* Marmalade, a conserve usually made with Seville oranges. All parts of the orange are used to make marmalade: the pith and pips are separated, and typically placed in a muslin bag where they are boiled in the juice (and sliced peel) to extract their pectin, aiding the setting process.
* Orange peel is used by gardeners as a slug repellent.
* Orange leaves can be boiled to make tea.
* Orange protects lungs from stones & ulcers.
* Orange avoid the risk of getting cancer.
* Orange wood sticks (also spelt orangewood) are used as cuticle pushers in manicures and pedicures, and as spudgers for manipulating slender electronic wires

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Are U Stressed?

How to deal with that stressed feeling?....Here r some tips to feel relax.

* Lie on ur back. Stretch ur arms above ur head & keep ur legs straight. Take a deep breath. Hold & push ur right leg upto ur chest in one quick movement. Do the same with ur left leg & then both legs together. This empties ur lungs of stale air & makes u feel fresh instantly.

* Work off stress by doing some strenuous physical activity like jogging, swimming, playing a sport ! or anything that gets ur blood pumping will make u feel better.

* Dab a few drops of stress reliever spray on ur pillow before u sleep. So u get ur full 8 hour sleep without waking up at 3 am to worry about next week's killer assignment.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Detoxify ur Body

Easy way to detoxify ur body is to go for detox spa. But how has time for Spa Treatment.....
Your home has all the resources you need. To cleanse your colon, drink lots of lemon water with the rock salt throughout the day. Green tea is a potent drink filled with antioxidants & colon cleansing properties. A couple of cups during the day will help.
Then step into the shower. Contrast showers are great for improving blood circulation & detoxification. So start with three minutes of warm water in the shower, followed by one minute of cool water. Repeat three times. And while you're there, dry-brush your skin to remove toxins.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Recipe Corner

Kadhi Chawal

4 cups sour curd
1 cup gram flour
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/8 tsp asafoetida
7-8 curry leaves
1 large onion(sliced long)
1tsp fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil

For Pakoras:
Oil for frying
2 cups Gram flour
1 onion
2 Potatoes
Salt to taste
1 tsp Dry mango powder
1 tsp Chat Masala(optional)
1 1/2 cup water
* Heat oil in a pan. Put cumin seed, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, coriander seeds then add onion.Heat till it get light brown.

* Add sour curd mixed with gram flour. Let it boil. Keep ur gas on medium flame.

* For pakoras:
Mix gram flour with water. Add salt, dry mango powder, chat masala. Dip onion & potato in a gram flour mix. Fry it in a oil till they get golden brown.

* When kadhi is ready add pakoras in it.

*Serve hot with boiled rice.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Karva Chauth Festival

Karva Chauth is a festival celebrated in India. The fast of Karva Chauth is kept by women for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. Lot of tradition is associated with the festival of Karwa Chauth. Breaking the day long fasting after moon-sighting is one such long tradition which has been passed over from one generation to the other. The fasting ritual during Karwa Chauth signifies the unending love, respect and devotion of a wife towards her husband.