Archive for April, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mara!

Posted: April 30, 2008 in Italian food



Posted: April 29, 2008 in Italian food

How do you find the new design?

I Love Shrimp !

Posted: April 29, 2008 in Appetisers
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I could have shrimp no matter what / where / why . Great taste, anytime. And no calories!



Cold Cuts

Posted: April 28, 2008 in Breakfast
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This is our Saturday and Sunday breakfast. Eggs, too. Missing in the picture… 😉


Sweet Finishes

Posted: April 25, 2008 in Sweets
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Traditional Indian desserts like kulfi (an ice cream-like dish) or kheer (rice pudding) are the perfect combination to a menu. Here are some store-bought items Caludia Bianchi’s few tricks.

rice pudding This is a hearty dessert that’s super easy to make. Buy store-bought rice pudding and serve in teacup-size bowls. Sprinkle with cardamom and toasted slivered almonds.

rose-flavoured lassiA sweet drink is as good as any dessert. Mix two or three drops of rosewater into vanilla yogurt; add a splash of milk and pour over ce cubes.

mango kulfi This traditional dessert is the indian version of ice cream. Try making it with condensed milk. Stir mango purée with one can of condensed milk until easily poured. Freeze in ice cube trays; serve cubes in a glass.

spiced tea For a home version of chai tea, bring 4 to 6 cups milk, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cardamom pods, 1 clove and a chai tea bag to a boil.Serve with sugar on the side and spiced shortbreads.

Monday. Hubby suggested no cooking yesterday evening, after the first BBQ of the season that fed 14 people, Saturday afternoon.

Here’s the take-out, from neighbourhood’s chinese buffet. I can’t live without chinese food. Gotta have it at least once a week.

It’s been 3 weeks I started working-out and I feel so much better. My goal is 10 pounds, for now. I don’t want to say more because of my gotta-have-it character. I don’t want to start counting the calories I eat or deprive myself from fat or sweets when I feel like having some. I know I can do it my way.

Keep you posted.