Defrost shrimp. Heat Canola oil in a pan. (Olive oil doesn't work as well with curry sauce). Saute onions to brown on medium high. Meanwhile, mix 4 table spoons of curry powder in a quarter to half cup of water. Add the curry/water mix to the sauteed onions. Reduce heat to medium. About 5 minutes for curry to turn a bit fried. Add defrosted shrimp to the pan. Keep the heat on medium. Take it out after 5 minutes. Don't overcook.

Defrost shrimp. Heat Olive oil and onions in a pan (Yes you can add both at the same time). Brown the onions. Add defrosted shrimp to the pan. Keep the heat on medium. Add the necessary condiments. Take it out after 5 minutes. Don't overcook.

2) 4988 Butternut Squash


Better cooked in a deeper pot. Saute Onions (it is better if done in indian style). Add squash. Add a tea spoon of Tuermeric. Reduce heat to low. Cover the pot. Heat for 15 minutes. Mix. Heat for another 15 minutes at low heat. Mix. and Heat again until it is squashed. Add salt. Add Cayenne pepper (if you want it hot)

Clean fish. Drain. Coat the fish with Mayo. Coat the fish bread crumbs. Put the fish in a covered tray. Put the tray in the oven at 350 for about an hour.

A fastway to cook Eggplant

5) A quick snack


Olive Oil
Black pepper
Chopped Parsley/Cilantro
A large bowl

6) A shortcut to Okra



Onions (2)
Okra (1 bag)
Salt and pepper
Coriander powder

Chunk the oil

Heat oil and other condiments

Fry onions

Add salt, pepper and coriander

Add Okra

Add Okra and stir if you can stir

Place the mixture in a microwave plate or bowl

cook for 6 minutes


Repeat the process

Cook for 6 mintues and stir

Cook for 6 mintues and stir


With hot rice or roti


Kavitha Last name withheld

I seriously doubt anyone else will make tandoori chicken this way. It is not entirely awful.

Click on the link above to see details

8) Brain food


  1. Salmon
  2. Walnuts
  3. Sleep


Rich in amino acids, Salmon seem to have the added benefit of preventing bloodclots. You can also get Salmon in preservable cans that you can saute with onions to consume with rice.


The data is purely based on what I have read and hence mainly apocryphal. Now add my typos to that before trusting any of this


That this can not occur with out attention has implications. If a skill becomes so routine you do it on autopilot, practicing it will no longer change the brain

Like a diamond that is forged out of pressure, difficulty seem to be the seat of brain empowerment or transformation

Not a small crisis making meals that are even a bit considered healthy and still be in good graces with your young kids. I may have stumbled upon one after a decade of daily stumbles.

As one may have anticipated, there may be differences in how we digest different types of calories resulting in a net calories being less than what we have evaluated them to be when taking in. Some of the factors appears to be whether they are cooked or not, cell structure of the food (which could get soft and lost during cooking), what kind of microbes are in your gut etc.

Mixed Rosemary garilic seasoning
Cilantro crushed seasoning (You can buy this in a convenient tube)
1 large white onion

1 pack of boneless chicken thighs (6 pieces)
4 or 5 large long carrots
1 can of drained sweet peas

12) Caulifflower



Smoked Turkey
Croissant (Sandwich)
Sliced Tomatoes
Caramalized Onions
Honey Mustard
Spinach leaves
Brie Cheese

14) Eating kelp


Eating kelp

With my fickle mental constitution, I am glad I grew up in less wealthier and needier times, where by necessity I have chanced into some habits that are proving to be valuable. My kids just won't touch this concoction. It is a broth that is just "yucky" everytime they see it and never fail to be mentioned. I am not sure if I would try it if I had not been used to it. You won't call someone half of whose wardrobe contains white shirts adventurous. Half my shirts are white. However, those that are healthy-nuts and wrestle life, here is a tradition perhaps you might grow to like.

A simple recipe that worked quite well for cooking canned royal red salmon. It is full of fish oils and tastes pretty good too.

Click and see the full article for details.

Spaghetti Ingredients

Mullers 16 ounce spahetti or angel hair pasta
A pot that can hold about a gallon of water
A bit of salt for taste
2 or 3 table spoons of olive oil
Collander: Some thing to drain the pasta

How to make the spaghetti

1. Boil the water with a bit of salt

2. Pour the spahgetti or angel hair pasta

3. For spahgetting about 12 minutes and for angel hair 5 to 6 minutes

4. Turn off the heat

5. Pour the boiling pasta and water into the collander that is in the sink

6. Pour a couple of table spoons of olive oil in the empty pot

7. Pour the drained pasta into the pot that is covered with olive oil

8. Mix the past until it is properly coated with the olive oil

Ingredients for meat sauce

A quarter to half a pound of ground meat
Any medium Prego or similar vegetable or meat tomato sauce
Garlic powder
Adobo seasoning
Black pepper
Red pepper
Very very little salt if needed

How to make the meat sauce

1. Take a pot and throw the ground meat in it. No need for oil.

2. Add garlic powder, adobo seasoning, black pepper, and red pepper.

3. Heat for about 20 minutes until the meat turns brown or the water evaporates

4. Throw in the prego sauce (all of it)

5. Heat on low for 20 to 30 minutes while mixing it a few times

Serving instructions

Good for packing lunches for kids if they have a microwave available. Saves well in the fridge for the week.


tuna in a can
black pepper


Pour tuna in to a mixing bowl.

Mash tuna to fine pieces if it doesn't come that way already using spoon or a fork or both

Sprinkle black pepper on top

Add mustard

Add enough mayo and mix it until the tuna gets a whitish mayo look with no hard pieces of tuna visible

How long will it take to make

10 to 15 minutes

Eat with

Nabisco crackers

Lightly cook onions and shrimp (towel dried) in olive oil with adobo, salt, paprika, and black pepper.

21) Kaalalu




A pack or Paneer, about 20 small 1/2 inch cubes
2 Onions
A can of sweet peas
1 can of small tomato sauce
little bit of canola oil to fry the onions
2 cups of boiling water

Optional Ingredients

1 long (3 inch) dried Indian pepper
red powdered pepper
Jeera (cumin seeds)
black dried mustard seeds
Chana dal (a spoon ful)

Lightly Fry the onions

Place 3 to 4 table spoons of oil in a cooking vessel

Put one long dried pepper in the oil (optional)

Put two spoonfuls of channa dal in the oil (optional)

Heat the oil until channa dal browns (about 2 minutes)

Put jeera and mustard seeds (A spoonful each - optional)

Give it a couple of seconds for jeera and mustard seeds to instantly get fried Put Onions

Fry until onions turn brown, about 3 to 4 minutes

The rest

Once the onions are brown, Pour the tomato juice

sprinkle half a spoon of turmeric

Drain the sweet peas and pour them into the pot

Mix them

Pour a cup and a half of hot water

Cook on low hear for about 15 minutes

Add salt and red pepper for taste

stir and cook on low again for another 10 to 15 minutes

Add some cut parsley if available (optional)


Traditionally such a dish is eaten with a variety of Indian Breads (Naan, Roti, Chapathi)

Goes well with long grained rice.

Ingredients as they turned out

2 to 3 large onions, sweeter the better
1 potato
A can of peas and carrots
half a can of tomato sauce
hot water
Oil and south indian condiments

Prepare the oil

If you know south indian cooking, you know what to do here. Otherwise, heat the oil and chenna dal until the dal is reddish. Add mustard seeds and fennel seeds (I think) and curry leaves.

Add onions

With in a few seconds add cut onions. Use more onions for sweetness and content. Let them brown

Add potato

Peel, Cut and add the potato. Fry it until it softens.

Add the can of peas

Add the can of peas after draining the water. Fry them for a 5 minutes or so

Add the tomato sauce

Add the tomato sauce and hot water. Boil on medium for 10 to 15 minutes. Add turmeric, salt and pepper.

More stuff

I suppose you can add a couple of fresh peppers for spice

Eat with

Tastes very good with long grained basmati rice. Roti would be my second choice

24) Mashup!!



25) Mediterranean food


Mediterranean food

Need more be said

My Perfect Sandwich, so far

It is hard to find a good snack that is reasonably healthy and at the same time edible.

"Fruit & Nut Almond, raising, peanut & cranberry" snack bars from Nature valley is pretty decent.

29) Quick notes


Quick notes

30) Recipies Journal


Recipies Journal

Red lentils, Okra, Spinach, String beans

Apparently one can gain as much as 10 years of living by eating less.

33) Salmon again


Salmon again

34) Sauteed mushrooms


It is odd what a 1 year old likes. As of now the hands down favorite food of my 1 year old son is "Sauteed Mushrooms" that my wife cooks. He seem to chomp down an infinite supply of these. He seem to be OK since he has been doing this for a couple of weeks now. The baby food that I buy from a near publix, I must have thrown out more in the garbage than he ate.

Click on the above link to see the recipe.


Onions (1)
Oil or Butter
Salt and pepper
Pre cut unfrozen but packaged Brocoli
1/2 or full cauliflower

Prepare Oil

Heat oil

Add other condiments (fennel seeds, mustard seeds, chenna dal if needed)

Fry onions in oil for 2 to 3 mins

Turn heat to medium

Add Brocoli and Cauliflower

wash and add brocoli to the pot

Hand twist the cauliflower stems (medium to large size)

Add to the pot

Add a touch of turmeric, some butter, and salt

Cook on medium to low covered for 10 to 15 minutes while stirring one or two times in the middle


As a side to meat

With hot rice

With Roti



36) Snacking before meals


Apparently it takes about 30 minutes after you stopped eating for your body to notice that it is not hungry. The hormone responsible for hunger is called "ghrelin". Apparently it takes that much time for this hormone levels to subside. Looks like a 100 calorie snacks 30 minutes prior to dinner may do the trick.

Take baby carrots, broccoli, and sugar snaps and saute them with olive oil, garlic paste, ginger paste, cilantro paste (all from tubes), adobo, tony chiceros, and a bit of butter. Goes great by itself, or rice. Carrots and sugar snaps give it a sweet taste. This is not a compromise in taste at all. These veggies taste really good,

What to do with Canned Salmon?

What to do with Coconut Milk

What to do with frozen Okra?

When should I put tomatoes, cooking chicken?

Read this page, if you are over, at least, 30 years of age and never particularly found a reason to drink Wine.