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Ridged Gourd with Scrambled Eggs

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Ridged Gourd with Scrambled Eggs

Another easy stir fry for lunch. Always the favorite of all young children in the family. The ridged gourd when cooked is soft and tasty, the eggs are just something extra.

When our mother was busy, she would prepare this and make it a one-dish lunch. Served with steamed rice, as always.

Ingredients

400 gr ridged gourd/luffa (2 medium-sized)

2 eggs

1 tablespoon salt

¼ tablespoon white pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Peel the thick skin of lady’s fingers and chop them up into 1-inch cubes / 2 cm cubes.
  • Break eggs in a bowl and lightly whisk them till slightly frothy.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan.  On medium heat, slowly pour the egg onto the pan. Before it set, use a wooden spatula scramble up the eggs for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan/wok. Stir fry garlic till fragrant, around 2 minutes. Add chopped lady’s fingers, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir fry quickly for two minutes until the vegetables soften.
  • Add scrambled eggs and water.
  • Lower heat and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Preparation  5 min

Cooking time 10 min

Serves 4

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Different Types of Bakery Products

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Bakery Products

Some walks are worth remembering and walking in a bakery, full of freshly baked bread, that dripping chocolate syrup is satiating in itself. Every bakery around the globe has got something or the other speciality that will surely lift our mood and taste. A bakery seems to be a heaven for all the sweet hoarders and others, anything from the bakery works like therapy. So, let us explore what all you can pick from any bakery, to keep yourself self-motivated.

The list below will help you remind yourself of the good things that you can have while you visit the bakery just to buy a cake.

Bread

Bread loaves are the best thing invented on this Earth. Not only are they used in making a cake or pastry, but varied other types of slices of bread are also used to make healthy and fresh salads where slices of bread help the cakes to get a base, in salads, slices of bread help in filling our tummy a bit.

Bread

Doughnuts

Next up in line are doughnuts. These ring-shaped round delicacies are made with a light batter and are deep-fried. Topped with infinite toppings like chocolate syrup with sprinkles, white chocolate spread with chocolate chips, and everything else of your choice. A perfect snack to enjoy with your coffee.

Doughnuts

Pies

Another tempting delight that can instantly lift your mood if you have a bite of it with your evening coffee. Pies are a patty, filled in with a mixture that is nutty and sweet. Pies are a good way to meet your hunger pangs the sweet and healthy way, as a variety of pies include fruit chunks and all.

Pies

Pastries-

To celebrate any small celebration or to party with self, pastries are the best thing to order from an online bakery and satiate your sweet pangs. Pastries today are not only as good-looking as cakes, but they are also equally tempting like cakes. Layered with fresh cream of frosting, have any such pastry microwaved and top it with simple vanilla ice cream. Enjoy your journey to heaven!

Pastries

Pizza Base

Though this is not something that can be counted under the “sweet” category, this is also something we often make bakery visits. Homemade pizzas are the best as you need not pay extra for add-on toppings or cheese. Just make a pizza that you think would tempt down your taste buds while you have Sunday-brunch with yourself.

Pizza Base

So yeah, all these things that a bakery offers you are just the beginning. Bakeries around the globe are also seen manufacturing some choco chips cookies, coca-cola cupcakes, French Meringue cookies, macrons, and other such baked delicacies. Not just these, bakeries are also now a place to visit with your fam-jam as many modern bakeries are more sort of cafes and offer you a place to sit, inhale some bakery-fresh fragrance and binge on freshly prepared dishes from there. No need to wait for any occasion to come to visit a bakery, invade the bakery to buy the delights above and go home all happy.

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Benefits of Coffee Capsules

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Coffee capsules

Coffee businesses have seen a boom owing to the arrival of coffee capsules in the market. Coffee capsules are used to produce excellent espresso coffee within a few minutes. Offices, cafes, and restaurants can now provide a brewing cup of coffee with minimum efforts. Coffee capsules have several advantages over the traditional coffee pods, some of which are enumerated as follows:

  • Convenient- Unlike regular coffee pods, coffee capsules have pre-measured composition, are ground and tamped for the perfect extraction. So, with the least of efforts, you can get aromatic coffee with the blink of an eye. With the coffee capsule, you don’t need to bother about the quantity of water, temperature, tamping, etc. It’s ready before you could complete saying get set to go! It is as easy as dissolving instant coffee.
  • Saves time & energy- With coffee capsules, the preparation time is squeezed to just 2 to 3 minutes. So, you don’t need to invest time in grinding it with required pressure, thereby driving out the risk of not getting the right taste and texture. Coffee capsules have them all prepared in advance. So, if you don’t possess those barista skills, you don’t need to worry. Coffee capsules will still help you with a professional coffee flavor and aroma.
  • Long shelf life- Coffee capsules stay fresh for a longer time as compared to traditional coffee pods. Coffee capsules preserve aroma and flavor inside the packaging until it is opened. It protects everything as long as for 18 months if kept unopened. The reason why coffee capsules stay fresh is the result of packaging. The coffee beans are roasted, ground, tamped, and packed immediately. It is thereby avoiding any contact with oxygen and moisture, hence, locking the moisture inside.
  • Coffee grinders not required- Coffee capsules have ground coffee, so you don’t need to purchase coffee grinders. This, in turn, also saves time, money, efforts and even prevents spillage.
  • Minimum wastage- Coffee capsules require the least amount of least of cleaning. These contain previously ground and tamped coffee, which can be prepared in a small container. In addition to this benefit, it requires the least water, so there is minimum spillage. Moreover, it does not require grinding, tamping, and emptying, therefore, no coffee residue is left behind in the container. Hence, the least wastage is there with the usage of coffee capsules.
  • Saves money too- No special skills are required to prepare coffee with capsules. So coffee businesses need not pay high salaries to the coffee-making staff. The simplicity at the age saves money, along with a lot of time. Thereby providing quick service to the customers.
  • Endless variety- Different flavors are available in coffee capsules. With traditional coffee, you need to prepare the taste, but with coffee capsules, you get previously prepared characters.
  • Affordable- Everybody can’t afford a coffee machine wherein you get the process of bean to cup coffee. Whereas, with coffee capsules, you need to buy the capsules ( which are not very costly) and prepare them in the container with some water, of course.
  • Can serve a large number of guests at the same time- Due to the ease of preparation of coffee with capsules, a large number of people can be served within a short time.
  • Best for offices- When at the office, you lead a time-constrained life. Being tired with loads of work to do, calls for a cup of coffee. Coffee capsules provide you with the convenience of preparing a cup for yourself in just no time. Coffee capsules and a capsule machine are all you need, and coffee is no big task.

Final verdict

Coffee capsules prove to be handy for cafes, restaurants, and when you throw a party at your place. These fix your caffeine cravings with minimal efforts. The best part being the ease of preparation, such that even the children can prepare you a cup of coffee.

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