Monthly Archives: December 2010

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

chicken-wild-rice-soup Ingredients :

  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking wild rice
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed peeled baking potato
  • 3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Light processed cheese as required
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt as required
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves

Method :

  1. Cook rice avoiding salt and fat.
  2. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  3. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  4. Add onion and garlic; saut it for 3 minutes.
  5. After adding chicken broth and potato bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until potato becomes crisp.
  7. Combine milk and flour, stirring well with a beater.
  8. Add the milk mixture to potato mixture.
  9. Cook all for 5 minutes or until slightly thick by stirring it constantly.
  10. Remove from heat; add cheese, stir it completely until the cheese melts.
  11. Also stir in rice, chicken, pepper, and salt.
  12. Garnish it with Coriander leaves.

Hot and Yummy soup is ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yummy

Goa – An Amazing Place for Honeymoon and Beach Parties

Goa, the smallest state in India is one of the most beautiful and charming place to visit. All over the world Goa is very famous for its pristine beaches decorated by coconut trees, beautiful landscapes, azure sky, medieval monuments, forts and churches and a mixed blend of culture.

goa-temple

Goa has more than 100 km of seashore and the sea has different shades to offer at various places. Goa is very famous for its beaches, the beaches of Goa looks like the curves of a woman’s body.

Natural beauty of Goa

Some of the famous beaches in Goa are Candolim Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Baga Beach, Bambolim Beach, Arambol Beach, Vagator Beach, Benaulim Beach, Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, Mobor & Cavelossim Beaches.

candolim-beach-goa
Candolim-beach

Sinquerim-Beach
Sinquerim-Beach

Baga-beach
Baga-beach

Arambol-Beach
Arambol-Beach

Vagator-Beach
Vagator-Beach

Palolem-Beach
Palolem-Beach

Mobor & Cavelossim Beaches
Mobor-Cavelossim-Beaches

Calangute-beach
Calangute-beach

Though, Nightlife is not much popular in India, it is highly accepted in Goa, which holds much of the Portuguese culture and tradition. It is very common to find families going out for a night filled with fun. There are places where, almost every third house has a bar-cum-restaurant.

Nightlife-in-Goa

Goa is a heaven for water sports lovers. The long coastal areas in Goa offer amazing opportunities to indulge in all sorts of water-sport activities. The Para-sailing and water scooter took our breath away.

Water-scooter
Water-scooter

Parasailing in Goa
Parasailing in Goa

When you are in Goa, you have to put in more days to enjoy the place fully, the delight of discovering a crab under a stone, churches, temples and the thrill of walking on some of the best beaches in India full of crisp sea-shells. While seeing the beauty of nature our mind stops thinking and our heart starts to speak.

Even a day in Goa is fascinating and unforgettable.

Miss Earth 2010

The tenth Miss Earth pageant was at the Vinpearl Land Amphitheatre in Nha Trang, Vietnam on december 4th of 2010. Delegates from 84 countries and territories competed for the title of Miss Earth 2010 this year in beautiful Vietnam.

Miss-Earth-09

After a month of competition Miss India, Nicole Faria was announced as Miss Earth 2010, taking over the reign of Larissa Ribeiro Ramos, Miss Earth 2009. Unlike other shows, there was no “runner-up” instead the titles of Miss Earth-Air, Miss Earth-Water and Miss Earth-Fire is given for the next three contestants.

Nicole-Faria-Miss Earth-2010

The Miss Earth-Air, Miss Earth-Water and Miss Earth-Fire titles went to

  • Miss Ecuador – Jennifer Pazmi’o
  • Miss Thailand – Watsaporn Wattanakoon and
  • Miss Puerto Rico – Yeidy Bosques

Miss-Earth-2010-winner and runners-up

This is the first time an Indian has won the “Miss Earth” title. Last year, the title went to Brazil’s Larissa. Indian designers say it’s an event that made India proud. “It’s a proud moment for India. It’s a very good thing that Indians are creating a mark and an Indian woman has won such a pageant.

“It’s very good that she has won but I don’t give any importance to beauty pageants. There are more important things happening, people are dying of poverty,” says designer Vijay Arora.

MISS ECUADOR WINS LONG GOWN AWARD

Miss Ecuador

Miss Ecuador Earth, Jennifer Stephanie Pazmino Saldana emerged victorious as the Best in Long Gown. She was awarded a sash, plaque and a US$30,000. necklace studded with semi-precious stones and diamond.

The organizers this year will grant Miss Air and Miss Water awards, in addition to the usual honorifics for costume and talent.

Indian designers says thet India has become more of a cosmopolitan. It is acting like a sponge taking in from the world. If your capacity is more you can endorse more.

It is a very happy news for all that India has won the Miss Earth title for the first time.