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Story with cooking tips: Egg Bhurji
Isha teaches Hosh how to cook a spicy Indian scrambled eggs recipe.
The quick & easy Anda Bhurji is a simple student food
"Eggs are full of goodness anyway, like proteins, vitamins A,B,D and E, lots of minerals and those very important good-for-you fatty acids."
"But why do you keep eggs in a fridge Ma?" Hosh asked as they sat down to eat the French toasts he had just cooked under her supervision, "Will they not keep outside?"
"This layer, called the cuticle or bloom, is still wet when the egg emerges, but quickly dries after a few minutes."
"This stops bacteria from getting inside the shell and reduces moisture and carbon dioxide loss from an egg which could degrade the egg quality."
"Whoopsie," he uttered, as he dropped an egg on the kitchen floor.
"Get salt and give it a good sprinkle," said Isha, "It'll clean up pretty easy. Use salt to scour non-stick pans too, instead of detergent."
"Sunny side eggs are eggs that aren't flipped over when the white portion is fried on one side. So the yolk looks like a sun and is beautifully saucy."
"If you flipped them over when the bottom side was fried and cooked them further depending on your mood on the day, you can get between Over easy to Over hard versions."
"Depending upon the size of the egg, an egg contains about 75 calories or 310 kilojoules."
"But it also has a significantly high satiety effect so you feel fuller for longer – good news if you are dieting."
"To avoid shells cracking when you boil them," she said, "take eggs out of the fridge and bring them to room temperature first. I suggest letting them sit at room temperature for about half an hour before using."
"In baking too, eggs are better used at room temperature."
"Very interesting," Isha laughed, "No. I didn't know that."
"Yea Ma," he said excitedly, "eggs have really clever packaging. A true engineering marvel, that is scientifically cool and technologically functional."
"I oppose tax cuts," Isha was saying, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get a lot more money back than the ordinary taxpayers like me. That's not fair."
“You’re not the only one who feels that way," Rosh replied, "what you forget is that they’ve paid a lot more in the first place, so it is only fair that they get more of it back."
“Where else can one go? It is all here. What more is there to seek? I already have Him. What more is there to become? I already am.”
“No, my liberation is not in seeking more, not in getting more, but in giving back what I do have now.”
Rosh tries to follow the money to gauge where growing worldwide debt & money printing might lead us.
Was the wealth effect in NZ just a game of musical chairs?
Get a Worry Doll, Rosh tells Isha, and delegate your worrying to it, like the Guatemalan indigenous ancients did.
They created Worry Dolls to cope with stress
Get Perspective. Know what you want to learn & why you want it!
Learning becomes fun or boring depending on our perspective.
Interesting story on how to learn...
How to make Green or Red Chili Pastes, which to use when & how to store them safely?
Isha teaches Hosh a common curry base used worldwide, and gives cooking tips
"How do you make a ghost go away?" she asked again, staring wide-eyed into the darkness.
He awakened fully now. He sensed her stiff body, her cold hands under the covers.
“Only after an infant learns to identify words, can words start to have meanings.”
“This little girl was therefore doomed to a life of loneliness, silence and darkness."
"She could see nothing, hear nothing, and couldn’t say much.”
As he floated in and out of consciousness, talking to his God as he had done on countless other occasions in his life, long-forgotten words from Dan Schutte’s famous Christian hymn came to the fore again, inside his being.
"I don't like his girlfriend!" Rosh fumed.
"Well, he does!" objected Isha, "And, he's entitled to his own choice without deserving your anger."
Programmed monkeys show how company policy begins, and is then used to kill initiative & brick wall employee remuneration.
Insightful corporate management story
“Even mathematically, tax cuts are not fair to the rich, just like they don’t benefit the poor much. They are skewed in favor of the middle class – the majority.”
“Perhaps the restaurant owners all over the world are afraid of being beaten up by the five men in the middle. Historically, it has been the working class that has usually caused all the trouble."
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