Indian Tomato Soup – Rasam

Spices – Crush – 1 tsp. Pepper  – 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds – 6 Cloves Garlic  – 1 tsp. Turmeric – handful curry leaves.

Boil  – 4 tomatoes – 2tsp. Salt  – 1 inch Pc. Tamrind – 4 cups water 5  – 7 mnts

Saute – Heat 2 tsp. Oil  –  1/2 tsp. mustard – Crushed Spices –  1 mnt – Add to above

Garnish  – Coriander Leaves

Serve –  Hot with 1 tsp. Butter (optional) with rice or as Soup

Recipe for Simple Rasam  a South Indian Clear Soup  tangy and spicy with Pepper Turmeric Garlic and Cumin  either served as soup or paired with rice for main course.

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Coconut Rice Dumplings – Pidi Kozhukattai

Recipe from Kerala India - Coconut Dumplings or Pidi Kozhukattai with Coconut and Brown Sugar or Jaggery, Simple and Easy Gluten free Recipe for tea time.

Dough  –  Mix – 2 Cups Boiling water – 1 pinch Salt – – 1 Cup Rice Poweder  – 1 tsp. Ghee

Flavour –  Mix – 1 tsp. 1  Cardomon Powder   –  1 Cup grated Coconut –  3/4 Cup Brown Sugar.

Combine – Flavour to Dough and Mix Well.

Form – Fist Shaped Dumplings

Steam – Grease Steamer –  Steam 15-20 mnts till done.   Cool slightly and Serve.

Recipe from Kerala India – Coconut Dumplings or Pidi Kozhukattai with Coconut and Brown Sugar or Jaggery, Simple and Easy Gluten free Recipe for tea time or as a snack.

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Things to stock in case of Quarantine

 

Awareness is the key to all forms of crisis.

FOOD  – At least two-week supply

  • Canned foods (Soups, Beans Vegetables)
  • Grains, Pastas, Rice
  • Dehydrated foods + Frozen
  • Snacks (crackers, nuts)
  • chocolate + sweet cravings
  • Bread (buy and Freeze)

DRINKS  – At least two-week supply

  • Water + other drinks as necessary

HYGIENE

  • Antibacterial soap/ Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper/ Tissues/ Disinfecting wipes
  • Feminine care products
  • Laundry detergent / Dish soap/bleach products.
  • latex gloves

MEDICAL

  • Over the counter (pain relievers, cough suppressants, antihistamines)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Face masks
  • Batteries

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.   – Irish Proverb

Keep Safe dear Friends and Family.

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Harmony in Imperfect and Natural

If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies.

What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.

– Matthew Fox

Wabi Sabi is a way of seeing the world that is at the heart of Japanese culture. It finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious. – Mark Reibstein, Wabi Sabi To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. – John Ruskin, The Stones of […]

via A Way of Seeing the World — Steve McCurry’s Blog

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