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Soupy Noodles

When I’m at work, I do not crave for food. However, coffee is my major craving during work hours. But on days when I am home early, my tummy starts its hunger pang cries and I am desperately looking for something to shush it up. During those times of struggle, quick is the word.

Considering that most of the times I am cooking for hours, anything that I can cook within half an hour is quick for me.

One of my quick soul happy dishes is noodle soup. I have to say, it’s quite a favourite of my family.

So here is what you need

Ingredients

  •  A big bowl of seasonal vegetables finally chopped. (I generally go for cabbage, carrot, beans, spring onions because these you can find in your kitchen or market during any season)
  • Small bowl of sliced mushrooms (if you don’t have any you can skip it)
  • One small onion/shallot finally chopped
  • Two cloves of garlic chopped
  • Half a teaspoon of ginger finally chopped
  • A handful of egg noodles (you can take any flat noodles if you don’t have egg noodles)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves finally chopped.
  • Fresh lemon juice (half a lemon is good enough)
  • Water
  • Butter

Method

  1. In a thick based pan, put a small cube of butter. Put the gas to low flame
  2. Add chopped onions, garlic and ginger and let it cook till onions turn brown.
  3. Add spring onions and let it cook for a minute or two
  4. Add rest of the veggies. If you wish, you can boil the carrots before you put them in the soup
  5. Cover the lid of the pan and let the veggies cook in their own steam for around 5 min
  6. Add water to the veggies. I generally don’t measure the water as i add it as per the requirement. But it is close to around 500 ml of water. Make sure your veggies are submerged and a lot is still left for noodles to soak in and the final dish to still look like a soup.
  7. Cover the lid and let the veggies cook in the water for around 10-15 min. This is also a good process to make vegetable stock.
  8. Once the veggies are soft and cooked, add salt, pepper as per your taste and a pinch of turmeric.
  9. Add noodles and let the noodles cook in the stock
  10. Once noodles are cooked, add coriander, lemon juice and switch the gas off.
  11. Serve in bowls and enjoy the soup

 

The best thing about this soup is that there is plenty of room for improvement and scope for innovation. You may add chicken or fish as per your liking. Add green chilli paste to give it a Thai twist, or just add a bit of cream or milk to give it more texture.

Let me know if you made any changes or if you tried it.

Back in Business

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I have been away from by blog for so long, I feel rather guilty. Since I would rather not make promises, all I can say however is that I would try my level best to be more frequent in my posts.

While I was away, I had been doing a lot of homework on self. Sometimes we get so busy with what we are doing, we tend to neglect or ignore what needs the most attention ‘Self’. And by the time we realise, it’s either that we are already a mess, or are in the process of making a mess.

I too realised the flaw after I had made a complete mess of myself. However, thankfully, a very good and close friend of mine, decided to help me out with all this by being my life couch and showing me light, where I thought none existed earlier.

I can’t say that I am completely out of the wreck; however, now I can proudly say that I am happy to be me. I enjoy my own company and I love to bring smiles on all the faces.

I would be sharing a lot of my own personal experience via my blog, in a hope that it might be able to help someone, or save a soul that needs saving. And I would love to hear your views and comments on what you feel.

Till I pen down more, Stay Happy and Keep Creating.

Love to all.

Perfect art of ribbons and papers

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Hmm….As any other human on this planet, I love to receive gifts. For me it’s the equation of

More = Merrier

But then again, I love to give gifts just as much. Pampering your loved ones is so nice; especially the smiles you see on their faces before they open the gifts, coz after they open the gifts, at times u see a deep reflection of disappointment.

So when I get someone a gift, I like to take the extra effort of wrapping it on my own. In my family, ironically, no one else seems to have that kind of urge, which sometimes make me wonder if I share the same gene pool.

Many people find the art of gift wrapping a task. They wouldn’t mind standing in the store for minutes and hours to get things wrapped, rather than spend few minutes wrapping it on their own.

I find it easier to just take a good wrapping paper, fold it around the gift, and tie a nice colorful ribbon on top. It not just makes the gift more personal but even adds a bit of chic look to it.

As I say at times, if you have to give a gift, do it with a class 😉

This is just a quick clip of a gift i wrapped

Where have all the Gentlemen Gone?

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The way I think in the current world, and the way people behave in the 21st century, it gives me the feeling that maybe I am born in an incorrect era. I still look for gentlemen in men and ladies in females. And each time I go looking, I end up feeling all disappointed.

Simple manners that our parents had taught us so painstakingly seem to have warned off our backs. We are more of barbaric bunch of socialized humans than gentlemen wrongly called beasts.

Today was just another day when I was reminded of how wrong I am when I expect men to show a little decency towards women. It is kind of irritating when you open the door of you office to walk in and a guy walks out from the other end and does not even say thank you. Makes you feel stupid, like you were standing there to open the gates for him.

Makes me question, where have all the gentlemen gone?

Welcome Cupcakes

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Welcome to this diabolic blog. My name is Nina and this is my first attempt at starting a serious blog.

So what will this blog hold? This blog will be all about fitness, health, shopping, fashion, and food. In short it’s all about lifestyle.

Hello world!

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