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Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday Recipe - Fish Moilee - From Kerala




Friday Recipe - Fish Moilee - From Kerala



A light and simple yet tasty fish dish cooked in coconut milk. from Kerala courtesy of http://www.vahrehvah.com/Fish+Molly:469

Fish Molly is an excellent dish from the cuisine of Kerala state in India. It's a very popular and pleasant dish where fish is cooked in coconut milk along with spices giving a subtle taste, lightly spiced stew based dish. There are many variations of making the fish molly.

Fish or meen as it is commonly called in Malayalam is the staple dish in Kerala. It has a long coastline with a strong fishing industry that is reflected in their cuisine and the variety of fish recipes that originated here. 

Coconut is one of the main ingredients in making of fish molly or any dish cooked in Kerala style. Coconut in any form is prominently featured in their traditional dishes as coconuts grow in abundance in Kerala. Usually most of the dishes are cooked in coconut oil giving a unique taste by itself.



Recipe of Fish Molly
Ingredient NameUnitQuantity
chilli(red)

number

10

Coconut milk

cup

1

Curry leaves

number

2

fish

lbs

2

Garlic

clove

5

Ginger

piece

1

Green chilly

number

5

Lemon juice

tsp

3

Oil

tbsp

2

Onion

number

1

Salt

to taste



Tomato

number

2

Turmeric powder

tsp

1/4

Directions | How to make Fish Molly
Clean the fish and cut into 1 inch pieces. Crush the red chili with garlic and keep aside. Slice the onion thinly. Cut the green chilly lengthwise. Chop the ginger.

Put the oil in a cooking pan and sauté the onion and green chilies for five minutes. Then add the crushed pepper, garlic and ginger. Fry for 3 minutes until the smell of chili comes out. Add the coconut milk, turmeric powder and let it boil. Then add the fish and salt. Cook well and add the tomato pieces. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and curry leaves.


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Trouble Sleeping? Pressure Points That Can Be Massaged To Help You Sleep

Trouble Sleeping?  Pressure Points That Can Be Massaged To Help You Sleep


A video guide to pressure point that can be massaged to help you sleep.




Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Something to brighten and lighten you heart - Friendship Song

Friendship Song


Something to brighten and lighten you heart - the Carly Simon song in Pooh's Heffalump Movie




Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Create a To-Do List that Really Works!


Create a To-Do List that Really Works!


Here is a video lesson from Michael Linenberger showing you how to dig your way out of your overwhelming work and life tasks, simply, and easily. 

Best-selling author Michael Linenberger is called the Efficiency Guru for good reason—upon its release in March, his book Master Your Workday Now! quickly jumped to be the #1 best-selling time management book on Amazon.

 In this video, you will learn how to create a new kind of super to-do list, called the Workday Mastery To-Do List, that really works to control your day! Its very easy and amazingly effective.  Here is a link to his book.

Master Your Workday Now!: Proven Strategies to Control Chaos, Create Outcomes, & Connect Your Work to Who You Really Are






Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Fish - Bengali Mustard Fish Curry



Friday Fish - Bengali Mustard Fish Curry


Bengali Mustard Fish Curry - see it made



From http://showmethecurry.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:


Fish (firm variety) – 1/2 lb (approx 500 g) – cleaned
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp

Mustard Oil – 3 Tbsp
Onion – 1/2 large
Tomato – 1/2 large
Garlic – 7 to 8 large cloves
Green Chilies – to taste
Mustard Seeds – 1 Tbsp
Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder – 1/4 tsp or to taste
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Hot Water – 1 1/2 cups
Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) – for garnishing

Method:


1. Marinate Fish for 10 minutes with 1/4 tsp of Turmeric Powder and 1/4 tsp Salt.
2. In a grinder or blender, form a paste of Onion, Tomato, Garlic, Green Chilies and Mustard Seeds.
3. Heat Mustard Oil in a pan and fry the fish for 1 minute on each side. Remove onto a paper towel lined plate and keep aside.
4. In the same oil, add ground paste, Cumin Powder, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
5. Once mixture stops splattering, uncover and continue to cook until the oil separates from the mixture.
6. Add Fish back in and coat it with the mixture.
7. Add hot Water and gently stir.
8. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.
9. Garnish with Cilantro and serve hot with Rice or Chapati.


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

The Medicine Wheel


The Medicine Wheel





Explaining the Lakota (Sioux) Medicine Wheel according to Don Warne.







Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lullaby-themed videos. Great for Kids

Lullaby-themed videos. Great for Kids


A Collection of 37 lullaby-themed videos. Great for Kids!
Available here in full length, without advertising or interruptions.
If you find these useful, you can purchase a DVD

https://www.createspace.com/257521
(use code SQRA8NNC for $5 off).



"By the time I decided to post this on Youtube I had already lost the list of the melodies, but with the help of youtube community we can restore it. If you know the title, please comment with it and its time-point.
So far:

0:00 Rock-a-bye Baby (Hush-a-bye)
3:07 All the Pretty Horses 
4:59, also 1:11:30 Ave Maria - Johann Sebastian Bach/ Charles Gounod
10:27 Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)
11:59 Mary Had a Little Lamb
13:00 "Johannes Brahms's Lullaby", 1:14:59
24:05 Lullaby (Wiegenlied) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
28:17 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
40:28 Scarborough Fair
50:06, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), 1:24:28
1:03:50 Edvard Grieg - 'Peer Gynt' Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - "Morning"
1:08:51 Hush, Little Baby"

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Monday, 19 November 2012

10 Easy tips to have more time for you!

10 Easy tips to have more time for you!

If you are always putting yourself on the back burner, it's time to make a change. Joining in with 10 Easy Tips to plug any leaks in your schedule that keep you from having enough time from Calendar Nirvana Coach Gretchen Duhaime.

These are great tips from Gretchen; like other coaches, I find myself working through these with clients all the time.



Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday Recipe - Catalan Fish Stew - Rick Stein


Friday Recipe -  Catalan Fish Stew - Rick Stein


This is an everyday Catalan fish soup that is more like a stew and has several variants. Like so many Catalan dishes, it starts with a sofregit of fried garlic and tomato. A hearty Catalan fish soup; a meal in bowl.



Catalan fish stew

Ingredients

6 tbsp olive oil
1 large Spanish onion, chopped
2 fennel bulbs, chopped
150g/5oz chorizo, diced
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp fennel seeds, ground
2 cloves new season garlic, crushed
½tsp sweet paprika powder
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp saffron strands (optional)
3 fresh bay leaves
1 tin plum tomatoes
100ml/3½ fl oz fish stock or water
150ml/5 fl oz white wine
500g/1 lb 2oz mussels, cleaned
650g/1 lb 7 oz firm white fish (bream, pollock, cod, monkfish), filleted, dredged in flour and fried in olive oil
100g/3½ oz toasted almonds, ground
To serve
1 lemon, cut into wedges
steamed potatoes and spring greens

Preparation method

Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onions, fennel, diced chorizo, chilli, ground fennel seeds and garlic for a few minutes.
Add the paprika, thyme, saffron, bay leaves and tomatoes and cook until reduced to a thickish sauce.
Add the fish stock (or water) and white wine and bring to a simmer.
Add the cooked mussels and cook until they are all open. Discard any that have not opened.
Put the fish pieces into the stew and stir in the almonds.
Heat for a minute or two and serve with seasonal greens, steamed potatoes and wedges of lemon.
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