Friday, January 18, 2013

Carrot & Cabbage Soup

I like to drink soups, but I rarely cook soups. Today, I was planning for the dinner and I found cabbage in my refrigerator. I thought I should cook soup, but I had never cooked cabbage soup. And top of it, I had never tasted it anywhere. So, I searched the recipe on the internet. I got so many recipes with so many ingredients. I was totally confused.

After so much brainstorming, I planned to cook the soup in traditional way. I didn't expect that soup will be so yummy. I tasted the soup, I liked the soup but I was not sure whether my husband will like it. But, he also liked it. I am very glad to share my recipe with my blog readers -

Ingredients :
1 Onion
3-4 Garlic Cloves
1 small Cabbage
3-4 Carrots
1 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
Salt according to taste

Method :

  1. Chop the onion, garlic, cabbage and carrots finely.
  2. Heat oil in wide pan and add onion and garlic.
  3. When onion becomes little transparent, stir in cabbage and carrots.
  4. Stir fry the vegetables till they are soft and tender. Let it cool down.
  5. Blend the vegetables into blender. (If you like vegetable pieces in the soup, you can skip blending. I did it as my kids won't like big pieces.)
  6. Transfer the vegetables into a pan and put the water enough for required thickness. Put Salt and Black Pepper Powder into it according to the taste. Cook it for 10 minutes. Serve it immediately.

5 Good Books on Parenting

Having 2 kids - 6 and 3 yrs old boys, everyday is a challenge for us. As they are growing up, their behaviors change, their preferences change, they are learning and grasping so fast by observing only, they need more attention, discipline, activities to keep them engaged. They need friends to play and also need to learn how behave socially. There are so many things to raise them and give a better life.

Growing up phase is learning phase for both - parents and kids. There are lots of information in form of books, magazines, sites and blogs on parenting. I have found these 5 parenting books very good (my personal views) -

Quote of the day

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lord Mahavir

The philosophy of Lord Mahavir (महावीर) are based on the sole purpose of improving the quality of life. The basic idea is to attain spiritual excellence by maintaining ethical behavior and following proper code of conduct. Mahavir's philosophy primarily consists of metaphysics and ethics. The metaphysics comprise of three main principles, namely, Anekantavada, Syadvada and Karma. The five ethical principles underlying the philosophy of Lord Mahavir are Satya, Ahimsa, Brahmacharya, Asteya, and Aparigraha.

Quote of the day

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Lohri

"जैसे जैसे लोहरी की आग तेज़ हो, वैसे वैसे हमारे दुखों का अंत हो। लोहरी का प्रकाश, आप की ज़िन्दगी को प्रकाशमय कर दे।" Happy Lohri.

Quote of the day

Friday, January 11, 2013

Health Tips - Benefits of Turmeric

  • Natural antiinflammatory
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Natural analgesic
  • Speeds up wound healing
  • Improves digestion
  • Blood purifier
  • Strengthens ligaments
  • Skin tonic
  • Helps coughs
  • Improves asthma
  • Antiarthritic
  • Slows progression of MS
  • Helps prevent gas / bloating
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Heals stomach ulcers
  • Improves skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, etc.)
  • Helps prevent cancer (breast, prostate, skin, colon, lymphoma, leukemia)
  • Prevents progression of Alzheimer's
  • Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
  • Reduces side effects of chemotherapy

Quote of the day

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quote of the day

Health Tips - Beets

Beets are excellent cancer fighters: Beets are strongly effective in breaking up tumors mainly by their excellent amount of betacyanin; Betacyanin is the main ingredient that causes red beet its purple reddish color.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Health Tips - The Power of Papaya

Papaya -
  • Increases Energy
  • Aids in Weight Loss
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Helps Alleviate Arthritis
  • Supports Digestive Health
  • Prevents Cataract Formation
  • Supports Cardiovascular System
  • Aids in Preventing and Fighting Certain Cancers
  • Helps The Renewal Of Muscle Tissue
(The Earth Diet)
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Health Tips - Ripe Banana

Full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has the higher will be its immunity enhancement quality; Hence, the riper the banana the better anti-cancer quality.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Romantic Quotes

"When you love someone, it's nothing.
When someone loves you, it's somthing.
When u luv someone & they luv you back, it's everything....."

"When Two Hearts Are
Meant To Be Together..
No Matter How Long It Takes..
No Matter How Far They Go.. 
No Matter How Tough ...It Seems..
Love Will Bring Them Together
To Share a Life Forever..!!!"

"True love should be like A Boy playing carrom, alwayz afraid of losing his QUEEN
and A Girl playing chess, risking everything to protect her KING...."

“Some days I hate you, Some days I love you, but not a day goes by where I don’t miss you.”

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ishaqzaade (2012)

Recently, I watched a hindi movie "Ishaqzaade" released in 2012. The movie was good and it also worked very well on box office. It was a love story, but a little bit different. Both actors, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra acted very nice. Arjun Kapoor is son of Boney Kapoor. I didn't know this when I was watching the movie. At first, when movie started, I didn't like the boy. But after watching movie, I was impressed by him. His expressions were so good according to his role. Parineeti Chopra also worked very nicely. I liked her role too.

In the movie, I liked that there were emotional scenes, but there was very less emotional drama (crying scenes). The way, how boy tricks the girl. And also how the girl comes to boy's house to kill him without any fear. Both characters were so strong. They were like fighters who can do anything for each other. I also like their attitude towards life. 

But there were few things which I don't like. Too much use of gun and firing on every little thing. I also didn't like the end part of the movie - death of both lovers. I really feel bad about it. But, I know that it happens in reality. But, overall the movie was good.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Inspirational Quotes

"You have to make up your mind at the start of the day that nothing that comes your way is going to steal your joy." - Joel Osteen

"Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you."

"Confidence and Hard-work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make u a successful person." - APJ Abul Kalam

"Karma - Every single day holds opportunities for growth. If you're seeing something negative persist in your life, picture a goal of what you'd ideally like that picture to look like instead. Keep that picture fresh in your mind daily, and make choices that are in the direction of that picture. If something or someone does not fit into that picture, then put your attention on someone or something that does instead." - Doe Zantamata

"Whenever you do not understand what's happening in your life, just close your eyes, take a deep breath and say, 'GOD I know it is your plan. Just help me through it.'" - Alberto Casing

Thursday, January 3, 2013