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Inviting y'all to share in your Diwali Moments

Wednesday, November 03, 2010



Ahh, finally Diwali is here and I take this opportunity to share your Diwali moments with our blog in the November Carnival....you can share the pics of your celebrations by blog ging here and link it to the Carnival...buzz me if you have pbms linking and i'll be glad to help you out. Grab your cameras and click away your celebrations.


Here's the link....
www.thekeybunch.com/2010/11/november
-carnival-diwali-dhamka.html

  
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CHARLIE-B 1/2/2012 12:39PM

    What is Diwali? I'm interested in learning all I can this year. I will check out link.

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SRABANTI 11/3/2010 3:53AM

    Wish you a very happy Diwali dear. May God grants all your wished this time :)

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Showing off my Kitchen for the first time..

Monday, November 01, 2010

I am generally shy about sharing personal space on the www...and this in spite of being a design blogger and asking others to share their space with us .. emoticon...Finally, I mustered some courage and post a few pics from the corner I dish out healthy meals for my family...I had to coz it was a carnival started by us..

After posting, I thought I might as well invite my SP friends for a cup of coffee..do join in ;)

www.thekeybunch.com/2010/10/grand-fi
nale-of-cooks-nook-my-kitchen.html

  
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PARM01 3/25/2011 3:36AM

    emoticon emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 3/20/2011 5:13PM

    Great idea on the gourd!!

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SMP685 11/11/2010 9:34AM

    Hi There! Thats an awesome kitchen you have. I love the kitchen space, its huge, and the counter space is large too. You can have two or three people in there and not find yourselves bumping into one another. Great job!!!

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NICE125 11/2/2010 9:32AM

  Lovely kitchen! Come do a makeover for mine too! How do you keep it so clean!?! Good jobe, keep it up!!

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RAGGARWALAX 11/2/2010 6:54AM

    emoticon
Looks like a nice roomy kitchen which has been nicely organized!!!

Reeta

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BERRIMOUSE 11/1/2010 12:24PM

    Love that kitchen! emoticon

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*MADHU* 11/1/2010 10:34AM

    That is an emoticonkitchen
emoticonfor you!

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REKHAKAKR 11/1/2010 8:51AM

    It is lovely Rekha ...... I love the way you have kept it so neat.

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AKANSHA11 11/1/2010 8:40AM

    looks clean lol...
very nicely kept... emoticon

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EPIPHANYANGEL 11/1/2010 6:08AM

    looks lovely.

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DOROTHYBERO 11/1/2010 5:18AM

    So nice - thanks for sharing!

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DDFROGER1 11/1/2010 1:47AM

  Very nice.

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SASKATIA 11/1/2010 1:27AM

  Very lovely! I wish mine looked like that!

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GRNEYEDMOMMY 11/1/2010 1:23AM

    oh my! your kitchen is beautiful! I am *SO* jealous! *sighs* one of these days...

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GRNEYEDMOMMY 11/1/2010 1:23AM

    oh my! your kitchen is beautiful! I am *SO* jealous! *sighs* one of these days...

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A man who chucked up his career to feed the poor....

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Received this mail today and had to share with you all....vry touching

"If you had not heard of Narayanan Krishnan, as I had not, it is a collective failure. This is one of the most incredible stories of personal commitment.

Narayanan Krishnan, all of 29 years old now, does what he was professionally trained to do as a chef. Feed people. Only Krishnan does not do this in the swanky confines of a 5-star hotel. Every day, he wakes up at 4 am, cooks a simple hot meal and then, along with his team, loads it in a van and travels about 200 km feeding the homeless in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Krishnan feeds, often with his hands, almost 400 destitute people every day. And for those who need it, he provides a free haircut too.

According to CNN, eight years ago, this award-winning chef with a five-star hotel chain was all set to go to Switzerland for a high-profile posting. On a visit to a Madurai temple, he came across a homeless, old man eating his own human waste. That stark sight changed Krishnan's life.

Much to the dismay of his parents, CNN says, Krishnan abandoned his career plans and decided to spend his life and his professional training in looking after those who could not care for themselves. He has provided more than 1.2 million hot meals through his nonprofit organisation Akshaya Trust, and now hopes to extend this to shelter for the homeless too.

Krishnan is the only Indian in a list of 10 heroes that CNN has picked worldwide to honour. One of them will be chosen CNN Hero of the Year, selected by the public through an online poll. If many Indians get together to vote for this inspiring man, he can win by a long mile.

If Krishnan wins he will get $100,000 in addition to the $25,000 that he gets for being shortlisted for the Top 10. Akshaya Trust needs all the monetary support it can get to build on Krishnan's dream. Let's help him get there.

Vote for Krishnan here. heroes.cnn.com/vote.aspx The poll continues through November 18 at 6 a.m. ET. "



  
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RAGGARWALAX 10/23/2010 9:48AM

    Beautiful!!!

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*MADHU* 10/23/2010 9:39AM

    emoticonstory !

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SRITHI97 10/23/2010 9:07AM

    very inspiring!

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LAMEXICANFEMALE 10/23/2010 2:13AM

    Very Inspirational! Great story. Thank you for sharing.
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ECONLADY 10/23/2010 2:12AM

    Wow!

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Weekend Baking...

Sunday, September 26, 2010






Made these healthy Sesame Chocolate Chip Biscottis and Savory corn and flaxseed muffins yesterday.

Link to recipe
cookcurrynook.wordpress.com/2010/07/
12/high-fibre-savoury-corn-muffins/

  
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RAJASHREE108 10/21/2010 6:23PM

    I love biscottis... have to try them out.

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RAGGARWALAX 9/26/2010 9:34AM

    emoticon can I come over? emoticon Great site and lots of interesting recipes!

Thanks Rekha!

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KOMAL53 9/26/2010 3:19AM

    Looks really YUMMY!!Will check these out---and will also send these to my daughter--she loves things like this!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SONPARI1 9/26/2010 2:17AM

    Madhu, I am using Bajaj OTG, the conventional one, not a microwave..

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*MADHU* 9/26/2010 1:10AM

    They look yumm.....one question - are you using the old fashioned round oven, a microwave (with convection) or another kind of oven for this baking?

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SAASHA17 9/26/2010 12:43AM

    hey the corn muffins look good... emoticon

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Coconut, flaxseed and dates wheat bread

Tuesday, July 13, 2010



Made this amazing bread yesterday. The recipe is frm the following link, just made some changes replacing raisin with dates, almonds with cashew. I need to work a way out to replace the 1/4th cup oil used here to make it healthier.

kitchenswathi.blogspot.com/2010/06/c
oconut-almond-raisin-bread.html


When I ran through the recipe calculator for 15 servings, it showed 200 cal/ serving! Oops, very disappointing!
Then, I replaced oil with yogurt and calculated again, this time it showed 170 cal/serving. 30 cal less. Wouldlike to try it again and see how it turns out if I replace oil with yogurt.

  
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CHARUV81 8/10/2010 11:01AM

  Looks great!

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AARONSGIRL420 7/19/2010 12:46PM

    Hi, I stumbled upon your page and I thought to offer a substitution. In many cases where sweet breads call for oil, you can easily substitute apple sauce. This way you might even be able to cut some sugar out (if the recipe calls for any).

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KOMAL53 7/14/2010 1:05AM

    Lovely and Yummy---I just adore all kinds of Bread!!!!If you know how to scale down the Fats DO post the Recipe----for Folks like me in it's present Avatar--it's a total no-no!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SRITHI97 7/13/2010 1:56PM

    Looks yummy! will give it a try with raisins and almonds. thanks for sharing

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SHRUTI23 7/13/2010 12:50PM

  Hey Rekha,
So nice that you are into baking :)
I plan to start baking too !!

Yeah as pointed out by Madhu, raisins n almonds were a better choice.

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SAASHA17 7/13/2010 11:38AM

    looks delish!! why not try ghee instead of Oil...or apple sauce...usually apple sauce can replace eggs sugar and oil...take care

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*MADHU* 7/13/2010 9:50AM

    Looks emoticon
BTW...I guess raisins have less cals (and sugar) than dates and almonds less than cashews :)

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