Archive for November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! How to cook juicy Thanksgiving Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have been meaning to post this recipe for far too long, but never got around to it. It is a last minute post, but I hope some people might still find this useful. I love turkey but it has to be juicy. So, here is a recipe on how to make a juicy turkey.

Ingredients:
10-15 lb Turkey
2 large onions chopped
2 cups of carrot sticks
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
2 sticks of butter
2 tablespoons of thyme
2 tablespoons oregano
2 tablespoons parsley
2 tablespoons basil
2 tablespoons rosemary
1 tablespoon blackpepper
Salt to taste

Directions:

1. Thaw the turkey as per the packaging instructions. Rinse and pat dry before marinating and stuffing. DSC_9849-001 2. In a bowl, melt two sticks of butter and add all the spices (thyme, parsley, garlic, salt…)DSC_9850-001 3. In a large bowl mix onion, carrot sticks and 1/4 cup of butter paste. (Leave the rest of the butter paste for rubbing on turkey). DSC_9853-001 4. Stuff turkey with onion and carrots.DSC_9865-001

5. Add some butter paste as well. DSC_9872-001 6. Use aluminium foil to cover the open space. DSC_9873-001 7. Tie the legs. DSC_9881-001 8. Make small slits in the sides of the turkey. Apply the butter paste to the skin and rub it into the slits. Let the turkey sit for half an hour before cooking. DSC_9891-001 9. Pre-heat oven at 375 degree F. In a pan add 4 cups of water (which can later be used for gravy). Cook Turkey, breast up, for an hour without an aluminum foil cover.  DSC_9956-001 10. Keep the giblets in the pan. DSC_9973-001 11. Now, place the turkey breast side down and cover with an aluminium foil and cook for 3 hours. Keep checking temperature with the thermometer. It has to be at least 165 F inside to be safe. DSC_9975-001 12. Although the turkey is not that pretty to look at, the meat will be juicy and tender! DSC_9980-001If you want golden brown color, cook turkey for half an hour without any cover. 307751_2415745765050_702056335_n13. Enjoy juicy turkey! Happy Thanks giving! DSC_9981-001

Home Remedy for Hair Loss.

Having a problem with hair loss? Today’s post is about how to stop hair loss naturally. One of the treatments for hair loss is to apply fenugreek seed water.

Procedure:
Soak quarter cup of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water overnight.
Apply the water to the roots of your hair and keep it overnight before washing.
And you could make fenugreek seed salad with the soaked seeds.

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Aloha Haupia !

Having just been to the dentist, I can’t eat much solid food right now. Everyone in my house has been calling me gaga (aka grandma in Sherpa). I couldn’t even eat the spicy chicken gizzards my sister made today. So, I made Haupia  for myself. Haupia is a Hawaiian coconut milk based dessert. It takes 5 minutes to make and tastes amazing. Now that I am eating Haupia with much joy, my husband has been teasing me saying that I am trying to accelerate the process of getting rid of my remaining teeth. While it might be the case, I am willing to sacrifice one or two teeth for Haupia. It is that good!

Ingredients:
1 can of coconut milk
1 cup of dry coconut powder (optional)
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup cornstarch ( you could use 1/2 cup as well)

Directions:

1. In a large saucepan, heat coconut milk in medium heat. DSC_1032-0012. In a separate bowl, add milk, cornstarch, dried coconut, sugar and mix it well.  DSC_1035-001 3. Add the mixture of milk and cornstarch to the coconut milk. Keep stirring while cooking. DSC_1038-001 4. Cook until you get the consistency of yogurt. DSC_1040-001 5. Pour the mixture in a rectangular dish. Keep it in the refrigerator for 3 hours. DSC_1043-001 6. Cut into square pieces and enjoy! DSC_1048-001

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