a dark Italian and a pink lady

cooking-spree

Hah! So that got your attention? : )   (Not bait & switch, I promise –  I’ll explain in a moment. )

I love foods that dance in the mouth! Several years back I determined that I was going to concoct a   r.e.a.l.l.y.   fine chutney of my own. The result is here….and, though normally possessed of a fair amount of humility which would prohibit me from admitting such a thing – turns out, this truly is a really fine chutney! (As well as a fine & saucy dancer!)

If you haven’t formally met, let me introduce you to Chutney. (For those of you who’ve had the pleasure, just keep talking amongst yourselves. I’ll be back with you in a moment.) Chutney is a condimentmeant to go with things, to enhance their flavors, to excite and intrigue the palate. It can be made with all sorts of…

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Feeling adventurous? Try Sri Lankan Chicken Curry tonight

Chicken Curry

I’m a huge fan of spicy food, spices used in Sri Lankan cuisine is slightly similar to Indian cuisine, but for me however there is a huge taste difference.Sri Lanka food are a bit more spicier than Indian food

The recipe below is for the BEST chicken curry I’ve ever had in my life. you can eat this as a side with steamed rice, bread or as a sauce.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 onion, finely chopped

Fresh curry leaves

3  cloves garlic, crushed

Stick of cinnamon

1-2 tablespoons of chille powder

2-3 pods of cardamon

1 or more green chillies, finely chopped

1-2 tablespoons Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder

600 g chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size cubes

1 x 400 g can chopped tomatoes

1 cup water

1 cup coconut milk

Shredded coconut

Method

  1. Heat butter and oil in large saucepan.

  2. Add onion, chillies and curry leaves, saute until onions are translucent.

  3. Stir in the  curry powder and the chillie powder, cook for approximately 30 seconds.

  4. Add chicken, stir to coat all pieces with spice mixture.

  5. Toast the shredded coconut  on a skillet until it passed golden and turned to a dark bronze.

  6. Stone grind the shredded coconut till it forms a dark brown coconut oil paste.

  7. Add it in the curry as well.

  8. Add tomato pieces and water, bring to a boil. Decrease heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 1 hour or until chicken is tender.

  9. Combine coconut milk and heat through.

  10. Serve it with steamed rice, bread or as a sauce

Dark Circles? Yup we all hate those raccoon eyes

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I’m no stranger to wake up in the morning with almost raccoon eyes, it immediately brings me down. You name it I have tried it, tried Google self-remedies, tried all over the counter products that guaranteed results  and finally went to a dermatologist .Well none of it worked for me ,nothing did in the end it was all a rip off. I wake up every morning dying to see results ,but sadly none of it worked for me.

What I did to overcome the dark circles nightmare, well it’s not 100% but I assure you it has reduced.

Here’s my daily regimen

As soon as I get up I put two frozen cotton balls soaked in cucumber juice on my eyes and rest for 5 mins. You can make them in batches and freeze them, and store them in your freezer.

Next thing I do is, after washing my face, I put on an eye cream, I’m currently using Clinique eye cream.

And I try to stay very much away from my eyeliner, because for me eyeliner is another main reason for dark circles under my eyes, so go easy on them.

Before bed after washing my face, I use Olay night cream, and then I massage under my eyes

And Finally I make sure I sleep for 8 hours at a stretch: D

So there you go , try it out and let me know if it worked for you :D, if you have any tips please comment and share.

Have a wonderful day guys xo