Archive | November 2011

Talin’s Famous Sweet & Sour Cashew Chicken Stir Fry…

One of my passions in life is cooking and I love to spend time in the kitchen coming up with new types of dishes to feed my family. I really enjoy cooking and it gives me time to think about things and everything else on a personal level. My Famous Sweet & Sour Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is loved by my family and I will be making it for friends very soon. Here is how to make this scrumptious and delicious dish:

Ingredients Required:

Brown Sugar, All Purpose Seasoning, Garlic Cloves, Light Soya Sauce, Cashews, Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Red Onions, Celery Sticks, Boneless Chicken Thighs or Strips for Stir Fry, All Spice.

To Make the Sauce:

2-3 table spoons of Brown Sugar, 2 teaspoons of All Purpose Seasoning, 3 garlic cloves crushed or chopped, 3 tablespoons of Light Soya Sauce, 1 teaspoon of All Spice.

Mix the sauce ingredients together, then add about 2 table spoons of Olive Oil…. let the sauce ingredients incorporate with each other for abour 10-15 minutes while you chop up your vegetables.

Ingredient to put first in the WOK OR DEEP PAN — NON STICK PAN

 In a 3 teaspoon fulls of Olive Oil – Cook the Chicken Stirfry meat thoroughly until well done, but on Medium heat, not on high… After Put in the Chopped onions. Chop them into stir fry bits. put in about 2 or 3 onions. Let them cook together for about 5-10 minutes…. Then you put in all your chopped vegetables. After doing so, the sauce you prepared for your stirfry you put them in.

TO Prepare the Cashews (Remember the Cashews and the Sauce are the main sources of Flavour)

In a separate pan, use a small pan and put in about 1 cup full of Cashews, and put about 2 tablespoon fulls of Unsalted butter, or Olive Oil…. DO NOT OVERCOOK the Cashews… Get them to be slightly golden brown…. After you put the cashews into the cooked stirfry and you serve immediately. You do not want the crunchiness of the cashews to be mushy. Serves around 4-5 people….

With the Chicken Stir fry you have an option to cook it with noodles if you like, on the side of it you can cook brown or regular parboiled rice.

there you have it!

Nice and easy and healthy too!

BON APETIT!

Doing Good Deeds For People

Have you been on Public Transportation? Have you witnessed disrespectful people in public facilities in Malls, on our streets, in our cafes and restaurants? Have you seen such horrible acts take place on others? Has doing good deeds and respecting other people become rare? It is not right to disrespect people and treat others in a disorderly fashion. I have seen many people being disrespected and tormented in public and it is ridiculous.

Let me begin to tell you a story. This was around 7-8 years ago when I last took public transportation to come home from school, I saw these teenagers like myself at that time and I was standing on the bus, and I saw this very pregnant lady get on the bus and these teenagers would just be sitting down and saw this lady come up, none of them moved which got me so angry and I went up to these people and I said, Hi I guess you didn’t this pregnant lady get on the bus. I said maybe you should let her have a seat. Its out of respect. For a moment I thought oh boy I am going to be beat up or I am going to be insulted by these teens, but surprisingly it all went well and the pregnant lady said thank you to me, that I didn’t have to do that. I said, well, someone has got to teach these people some respect and to do good deeds. She then said thank you again and smiled. Her stop came 2 stops before mine and she looked back at me and smiled before she left the bus.

Another story, when I went to a mall several times, I have held the door for people to get into the mall and some wouldn’t say thank you, and so I said OH YOUR WELCOME in response to their silence. I get so angry when I see people that they know there are people behind them trying to get inside the mall and they shut the door right on their faces. Its happened to me before and it is not pleasant at all.

What angers me the most are these young people who disrespect the elderly. Again with the bus situation or on the Subway, you see an elderly person walking with a cane, or just plain seeing an elderly person, I see these perfectly young teens who are perfectly healthy, they don’t even budge to let them sit down. It is terrible. So I let this elderly couple sit down.

Doing good deeds and respecting people is a great thing, and people will appreciate you for it. It is all in the matter of the upbringing of these teenagers and it comes from the home setting first, Teaching our children and our teenagers to respect others, to do good things for others, and to give a helping hand is very important. It makes life go by nicer and people will never forget how you made them feel. Teach your children the good qualities, teach your children to do good, teach your children to respect others. If children do not learn these things from a younger age, then in future it will not be so good. Children are influenced by their families and siblings first than anything else, then it starts from the schools they attend. be a good example and role model. I am not just talking about children, I am talking about people in general… This world would be a friendlier place.

DO GOOD DEEDS, MAKE A PERSONS DAY, RESPECT TO BE RESPECTED.

Get Me On The Ellen Show — Ellen Degeneres – Raising awareness about Bullying

In My life one of the most important things to me is raising awareness about Bullying and being Bullied. Nobody should be subject to bullies and the torture people go through because of it. It is so important to me to raise this important subject as it is not said enough. I know a lot of people have been bullied and a lot of innocent children are effected by it daily. I know that Ellen Degeneres on The Ellen Show always brings up this subject on bullying and I want to get on her show one day and discuss this with her because I have been through terrible bullying scenerios that has effected me and It will mean the world to me if I can have the opportunity to speak about it and my feelings on public television on her show. I want to make this big difference in the world. I care about people and our world so much and I want to protect people of our world as much as I can and I want to spread out positivity to our children, to the adults and everyone who has been effected by this terrible thing.

I want to do this for the humanity of our world, I want to better our society where people won’t be afraid to go to school, where people won’t be afraid to leave their homes to go to a certain function or join after school activities. I hope Ellen Degeneres and her team at the ELLEN SHOW read this. I want to express my thoughts, not only with words and blogs, but speaking about it on television, I want to travel not only to California on her show, but I want to travel and go to schools, and motivation speaking seminars. I LOVE HUMANITY, We are all one body, and were all one big family of the world and we should treat each other as one.

I have written about bullying before, but I cannot stress how important it is to really speak about it. It sickens me to see bullies get away with it and it even sickens me more when people who have been bullied take their own life because of all the pain and anguish. Like the saying goes, What goes around comes around. It will come back to haunt people who are bullies and that bully who took that certain persons life will have a lifetime full of haunts and nightmares I guarantee it. I want to do this not only for me, but for everyone in our world. I want to take a stand against bullying, I WANT TO PUT AN END TO IT AND PUT AN END TO IT NOW!

Time is of the essence. ITS TIME NOW!

 

How Infomercials make us look like we do not know anything

Have you seen those annoying infomercials on television where these companies like as seen on tv make you look like you do not know anything? Have you ever been so insulted by that? Those commercials make you so low especially those products in regards to the kitchen. terrible.

They need to change those infomercials and make it better for the viewers. its unacceptable.

Talin’s Chicken Mushroom Fettucine Alfredo

Cooking is one of my favourite things to do. One of my favourite dishes are Chicken Mushroom Fettucine Alfredo. It seems like its a complicated dish to cook, but it really isn’t. Now to start:

To prepare the chicken:

1. Start by getting a bag of Chicken Leg Quarters — there should be 4-5 of them in the bag.
2. Wash with luk-warm water and take off all the skin and the film on top.
3. place the clean chicken into the pot, fill it up with water.
4. Boil the chicken for a good half hour to 45 minutes…
5. after chicken is cooked, place them on a plate and let cool for 20 minutes.
6. Then take off the chicken meat into pieces… discard the bones of course.
7. You are done with the chicken… put the meat aside…

To prepare the Mushroom/Sauce
(DO NOT COOK the Sauce…. YET)

1. Chop about 5 or 6 Mushrooms.
2. Open up 3 cans of Mushroom soup mix
3. Put about a teaspoon of Black Pepper or Cracked Pepper
4. 1-2 Tablespoons of Oregano
5. 1 teaspoon of Salt
6. 1 teaspoon of all spice.
7. Put the Chicken meat in.
8. Mix it together. — Let it be for 5-10 minutes until the flavours incorporate with each other.

To prepare the Fettucine/Tagliatelle noodles:
(instead of throwing out the chicken water, use it for the noodles)

1. Bring the water to boil. if more water needed, just simply add because the water from the chicken would drain a bit due to the cooking process.
2. Put the noodles in – cook them for about 10 minutes until al dente

To Prepare the Full Fettucine Alfredo Chicken Mushroom:

1. Get a pyrex from an anchor brand or something
2. Spray the whole pan with Pam until fully covered so it will not stick to the pan.
3. Put the Noodles in first…
4. Add the Mushroom/Chicken Sauce Mix with the bits inside.
5. Add a cup and a half of Mozzerella Cheese, begin mixing it together until all noodles have come in contact with it. Make sure it is even throughout the pan…
6. to make it a browned effect up top, fill the top with parmesan cheese powder

To Cook:

1. pre-heat the oven to a 350 degrees convectional.
2. as soon as pre-heat has been done, put the pyrex into the oven.
3. Let cook for 30-45 minutes or when desired… all ovens dont have the same strength so it depends.
4. when you see the top thats turning to be golden brown, it should be done, but dig into the fettucine to see if there is smoke coming out from it.
5. after cooking, let stand for 3-5 minutes then SERVE.

– Leftovers can be left for the next day ONLY –

BON APETIT!

Today’s Society and What has become of it…

Unfortunately in the society that we live in today is one, that we always have to watch our backs, watch who we spend our time with, watch on who we trust, and simply watching everything that we do in our lives. There are people who will ruin other peoples reputation, who will ruin something good that happens in ones life all because of jealousy, and ones insecurity, that they are afraid to show who they really are and be the person who they are obviously not. Their are people who are ought to get you and you must becareful because these type of people are people you want to stay far away from and not associate with them.

This world is oversaturated with materialism, must have gagdets that in 2 or 3 years will not be good anymore in the sole purpose of having it to show off to people. What is the point? Also, why are interior personal lives of politicians, celebrities and other activists have to always be broadcasted and have media coverage and waste paper and ink supplies just to cover them? Perfect example Justin Beibers Paternity Test, Kim Kardashians Divorce, Overplayed, Over saturation of popular people in our world, Get over yourself media. These people are entitled to their own privacy too and people can’t be so obsessed over people. people need to relax and the media needs to understand and put a limit. When something goes out of control, its too much. Where does the media draw the line? Our lives are far more valuable and far more important then to spend our time paying attention to news like this.

Life is already short in itself and people must know that we can never turn back time and time is going to keep going and going. Its time we pay attention to whats important to each and everyone of us and stop trying to impress other people, and to stop trying to mendle in a persons life who we dont even know in person. Its time to think of more important things in life such as establishing a future, establishing a good name for yourself, establishing who you are and what you do, a profession that you would be comfortable in, and an education that will live with you forever.

in the end all we have is ourselves and what we make of ourselves. It is up to you how you want to run your life, but be cautious, be safe and be smart.

The Importance of Saying “Thank You”

In Life when you are out in the world, whether you are in public, in your home, school, work, or any environment, Thank you is two of the most important, wonderful, beautiful and incredibly sweet to say. Since we are in the midst of Celebrating thanksgiving in the USA, I thought this topic would be the best to write about in today’s post. Nothing is more awesome than hearing thank you from somebody. It makes someones day go by a whole lot easier and much nicer. Now, we do not have to have a certain holiday to be thankful for everyone and everything we have in our lives, this should come out naturally 24/7 365 days a year. I am not saying to say it every minute, but for example waking up and saying thank you for being alive, thank you for dinner, thank you for your hard work, so on and so forth. There are many ways to be thankful to someone and it is just not about using the words, but acting on it too. When someone gives you wonderful advice or is trying to guide you to the right path in life, and you say thank you and do not act on that advice given, that means your not really thankful for it.

Saying thank you and meaning it is really a great feeling and you feel like a rejuvanated person.  Thank you is a very positive comment and thank you can make the world go around. Thank you can be said in so many different languages and it all sounds so beautiful no matter what language it comes from. If you recieve a gift from someone, if you are given a promotion at your new job, if you are invited to a persons home to stay or something, saying thank you should definitely come out naturally. People need to really get out of negativity and focus on positive words, actions and things to make the world a better place for you, for everybody and I. You know if we all cut out all the negative stuff, and focus and put energy on happiness and look forward to things in life and saying thank you, it makes everything so much more beautiful in this world that is already beautiful, but its us the people that have to maintain that.

Try it out and see where life takes you and you will not be disappointed. Trust me!

I’d like to thank all my readers, supporters, followers, and my fans. I love you guys and I appreciate each and everyone of you!

Last but certainly not least, please visit a fellow blogger who has posted this sweet and awesome message about me. Thank you so much!

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Have an incredible thanksgiving weekend everyone and remember to ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU!