Posts Tagged ‘islam’

Ramadan Recipe with a twist

August 6, 2009

This is my take on the Kuwaiti dish ‘bechamel’.

I cook my macaroni with a stock cube. Meanwhile I chop up a burger and fry it with some onion and garlic.Then I add some tomato paste, a drop of water, salt and pepper, garam masala and chili pepper. At the same time I am making my white sauce ( melted butter, salt and pepper and another stock cube, add flour and then milk and stir wildly!). Put the meat mixture in the blender a little and then put a layer of meat and then a layer of white sauce on the bottom of the cooking dish. Mix all the other ingredients together( macaroni, white sauce and meat mixture). Put in the cooking dish. Now comes my added twist. I sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top and put it in the oven until the top becomes crispy.

East meets West in  ”Bechamel Macaroni Cheese”. We loved it.

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Girls of Riyadh

July 17, 2009

 

I’m a bit of a late developper. I’ll probably watch Harry Potter 6 in 2012 and i still haven’t watched any Sex in the City or Grey’s Anatomy. I had heard of this book ‘Girls of Riyadh’ a while back, but, strangely enough ( not ) didn’t really see it bursting off the bookshelves here. We went to Al Jarir Bookshop last week and there it was, in all it’s lipstick rouge red glory, one last copy flying off the shelf at me.

I am quite enjoying it so far, and am shocked to the core at Waleed’s total trashing of Sadeem, never mind Gamrah’s terrible experience with the ‘fiilipina tramp’ Kari her new husband has been seeing for seven years. True, as someone says, the novel is ‘no literary genius’ but it is interesting ,by reading it, to confirm that what goes on in Saudi is the same as Kuwait……

Rajaa Alsanea- the author

Rajaa Alsanea- the author

 

Such was the success of Girls of Riyadh, that it is now being made into a film, and the author nominated for the 2009 Dublin Literary Award.

Link- top 10 misconceptions about Islam

July 10, 2009

This is a great post. A really must read- for Muslims and non Muslims alike.

http://listverse.com/2009/07/10/top-10-misconceptions-about-islam/#comment-189402