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Home Made Quesadilla

Posted: 23 June, 2010 in Food & Cooking

I made my own lunch today. I have cucumber, tomatoes, spring onion, whole grain tortilla and low-fat cheese in the fridge. Sufficient ingredients to whip up a quesadilla.

The tortilla is 170 calories. Low-fat cheese is 80 calories, according to nutritional information on the packaging. That’s 250 calories not including the veggies. Guesssing the vegetables to be around 100 calories, my lunch would be approximately 350 calories.

Doctors, dieticians, health experts … Any comments?

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Last night, the menu was Curry Mee. There were some leftovers but I did not want to pack up the curry mee for today’s simply because I cannot warm it up at work.

With the leftovers, I ‘converted’ the curry mee to fried noodle. I do not mind eating a cold fried noodle, but curry or soup based noodle must me steaming hot to enjoy them at the maximum.

I was at an A&W; Restaurant Outlet this afternoon and ordered my favourite softdrink … The famous A&W; Rootbeer.

BUT …

Instead of getting the usual ice cold rootbeer in a cold glass mug, I was served this ….

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The rootbeer was served in a paper cup and it is not cold as expected. I wouldn’t mind as much if I ordered to go, but I was a dine-in customer. When asked, the girl behind the counter said, “oh, we are out of glass mugs.”

Not even an apology or asking me in advanced if I don’t mind the rootbeer served in a paper cup. Even then, I would not take that as an excuse. A&W; all around the world serve their rootbeers in tall, icy cold glass mugs and it is no reason this one outlet in Ampang serve its rootbeer in paper cups.

Each outlet should have enough mugs to serve everyone of its customer for the whole day of operations and serve the rootbeer like this, as advertised ….

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Otherwise, I would call it false advertising.

Call me anal … but I want my A&W; Rootbeer in the tall, iced cold glass mug.

Posted by Wordmobi

Will be baking some brownies this weekend … yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING(recipe follows)

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan or two 8-inch square baking pans.

2. Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan, 30 to 35 minutes for square pans or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. Cut into squares. About 36 brownies.

ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2-2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat butter in medium bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Hummus and Tabbouleh

Posted: 7 October, 2009 in Food & Cooking, Snapshots
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I had some leftovers parsley, tomatoes, couscous and a can of chickpeas. Just the very ingredients to whip up Tabbouleh and Hummus for dinner tonight. With a piece of flatbread on the side … Yummy!

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Dinner 20090929

Posted: 29 September, 2009 in Food & Cooking, Snapshots
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Tonight’s menu:

Grilled Cod with Black Pepper and Dill on top of wilted Rocket dressed with ginger and sesame dressing.

Broilled Asparagus wrapped with Beef Brisket Strips.

Steamed Brown Unpolished Organic Rice.

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