Friday, 26 April 2013

QOTD


Do not live off the comments of others

People may judge you and backbite you but don't worry about what they think when planning to do something especially if it means their comments will be holding you back. People will always judge and talk.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Henna Nail Art

Salaam, I came across henna nail art whilst on youtube a little while ago. Normally you see women with their nails block covered in henna, but this lady (Robinmoses) shows how you can apply intricate designs on nails! She used a paint brush to apply the designs and the only downside is that you need a very steady hand!



Here are some pictures I found:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1FbT5Kl5uhY/Tbc4oDf6tGI/AAAAAAAAAnQ/Cw1m8nXDzCo/s1600/4_26_11+1.JPG
You could stick to a simple design on just one nail. Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1FbT5Kl5uhY/Tbc4oDf6tGI/AAAAAAAAAnQ/Cw1m8nXDzCo/s1600/4_26_11+1.JPG

Source: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6781516462_c9ea56caa2_m.jpg
Source: http://www.chilimili.com/henna-inspired-nail-art.htm
Source: http://www.style-den.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Nail-Art-Designs-For-Long-Nails-2.jpg
What do you think? Would you give it a go?

Thursday, 11 April 2013

QOTD

Remember two matters and forget two matters: Remember Allah and death; forget any good that you have done to another and any evil that was done to you by another.
(Prophet Luqman)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Tagine of Kefta, Tomatoes and Egg

Here is my attempt at a Moroccan tagine dish.

Meatballs
700g lamb mince
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp each ground coriander and paprika
1/2 tspall spice
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil
4 eggs
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Sauce
400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup hot water
salt and pepper

1) Combine mince, garlic, spices and fresh coriander in a bowl and knead until smooth. season with salt and pepper.
2) Mould around 24-32 walnut sized portions into balls and set aside on a tray.
3) Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry meatballs until golden brown all over (do in 2-3 batches).
Meatballs being browned
Place meatballs in the base of a pan or tagine/casserole pot.
4) Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl, seasoning with salt and pepper.
5) Pour tomato sauce over browned meatballs. Bring to the boil, then simmer on the stove top or bake in an oven heated to 180oc for 20 mins, stirring once to prevent sticking.
Allow meatballs to cook in tomato sauce

6) Break eggs into the sauce and continue cooking for 5-10 mins until eggs are just set. scatter with parsley and serve with bread and salad.
Tagine of Kefta, tomatoes and egg!
Note: If you would like your meal a bit spicy, add chilli flakes, paprika and maybe chilli powder in the meatball mix. You can also add a sprinkle of chilli flakes in the sauce.
Recipe from "Made in Morocco: A journey of exotic tastes and places"

I served with a Turkish salad which I made using 3 tomatoes, 1/4 cucumber deseeded and cut, chopped red onion that had lemon squeezed over it and a bit of sumac sprinkled on top, fresh chopped parsley, olives and pomegranate molasses.

Nan bread and salad