Fasolia Recipe (Traditional Yemeni breakfast)

Hello there , G mirza here

So today I’m back with another recipe! the extremely tempting ” Fasolia ” pronounced “فاصوليا” in arabic , this is one of my favourite middle eastern dishes , It goes great with shai Adeni ( tea adeni ) Aden is a city in Yemen.

Me and my parents go to the traditional Yemeni restaurant quite often , we’re absolutely in love with everything about it , but after a while , I thought why not make it at home!

The ingredients are super simple , and this recipe turned out close to the Fasolia I had at the restaurant.

so here are the simple ingredients you’re gonna need:

1 cup red beans  ( or you can use three store bought cans  )

1 green pepper

1 tomato

1 big onion

3 cloves garlic

1/4 cup tomato paste

salt to taste

a pinch of black pepper

1 teaspoon powdered cumin

1 teaspoon paprika or red chilli powder

3 tablespoons olive oil

 

Now heres how you make it:

  1. put the beans in a pressure cooker with 5 cups of water.
  2. Thinly slice the onion and chop the green pepper , fry in oil until soft.
  3. add the chopped tomato , garlic , spices and and tomato paste , add a cup of water , cook until it turns into a thick tomato soup.
  4. When the beans are cooked , drain them and pour into the tomato soup , ( no need to drain the store bought cans , you can just pour them in directly )
  5. cook the beans in the tomato soup on medium heat for 5-10 minutes and mash a portion of them leaving some beans whole.
  6. serve the Fasolia in a tradional clay pot  garnished with corriander or parsley.

 

So yeah guys that was my latest recipe , I hope you enjoyed it , do let me know what you think about it!

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The Body Shop Insta Blur primer review

When The Body Shop® released this InstaBlur® primer , I saw a lot of people on the internet review this product and so I decided to do a review aswell now that I’ve tried and tested it in multiple ways….

Ofcourse all of us might not have the same opinion about it , some people liked the primer and some hated it.

Well in my experience, the primer is ..well ..ok , but I’m not saying its bad , but I personally think it’s for women with naturally flawless skin.

Basically the main purpose of a primer is to hold the makeup, make it last longer , and people like me use primers for heavy coverage ( yes I have alot of acne scars unfortunately).

So when I used this product as it should be used ( underneath foundation ) I found my makeup looking horribly cakey , plus it wont even blend the foundation at all , and whilst applying makeup , it literally started falling off..

The reason why it falls off , its because its texture s sort of rubbery , and it obviously is made out of SILICONE! heres what it looks like↓

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Actually I think the silicone’y texture is really awesome , and it smells like a typical BodyShop® foundation , but the problem is , I don’t think it should be used as a primer, instead it should be used all on its own , because it really does “Blur” all the pores and acne scars , and  this is perhaps the best product for an exotic , flawless woman who barely needs any makeup , because it does have a slight glow after application , and that is exactly how I use this product…

Whenever I don’t feel like wearing makeup , I just rub this into my skin , and it really satisfies me honestly …. less visible pores , less prominent acne scars .. it ain’t that bad!

Although it say’s it’s a ” 5 action perfector ” ..mmm I don’t know about that.. but I’d say it’s good for a summer photo shoot ( with them exotic VictoriasSecret® models ofcourse ,who can even rock  freckles! )

But as for me , well I’m sort of an ugly damsel who loves cakin up, so it’s definitely not the best choice for me.. so if you’re going to buy this product and happen to read this , please don’t expect exactly what it say’s , because no using it underneath your foundation is gonna be an absolute horrid experience , and its sort of pricey aswell (judging by it’s result it should be cheaper) I got it for 100 riyals (26 US dollars)  here in Saudi Arabia , and I literally would’ve gotten a respectable corrector from Givenchy®  ( which I bought later ) with just a few extra pennies , so not gonna say I hate it , but I kind of believe I wasted my money on that primer.

So be careful and test the product , I mean actually test the product before buying it .. and hopefully things’ll work out , and if not .. atleast you’ll save some money.

so yeah guys that was it , my review , I hope you found it useful

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Chocolate french macarons recipe

hey guys so here’s another recipe that’s really trending these days

everybody loves those darling french macarons ❤

I found a recipe on the internet for normal french macarons , thought i’d turn in into chocolate!

so you guys should know that the french macaron’s are really technical to make , and require alotta patience , and do remember they won’t come out perfect every single time you make them ( unless you’re a master chef ) , the might crack  or won’t come out with feet , all sorts of disasters can happen ..so don’t be disappointed if they turn out bad

so here’s a recipe i experimented with

Ingredients :

3/4 cup almond flour

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

1 cup powdered sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 egg whites ( room temperature )

Directions :

  1. in a large bowl , sift together almond flour , powdered sugar and cocoa powder , set aside
  2. beat the eggs whites in a stand mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes , when the egg whites start to foam , slowly sprinkle in the granulated sugar while mixing.
  3.  Turn the mixer to the highest speed and beat for 4 minutes or until the egg whites get stiff and won’t budge when you take out and shake the whisk.
  4. slowly start folding in the egg whites into the almond mixture with a rubber spatula , fold in 2 batches , DON’T mix it for too long  , mixing it either more or less will ruin the macaron’s , make sure you give it 50 stroke’s total , the batter should be lava like.
  5. pour the batter into a piping bag , cover a flat rectangular baking pan with a baking sheet , and start piping out little circles , then leave them for 20 minutes.
  6. after 20 minutes lightly poke the circles , it should have a thick plastic’y coat and  shouldn’t stick to your finger.
  7. bake them on medium to high heat , take them out when done.
  8. after they cool down fill these little darlings with butter cream frosting like little burgers  then serve! 😉

 

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SBS lens review

YO! wazzup people?  😉

so this a review for the mobile photography lenses i’ve been using since

I don’t know , like…….a couple months ago

but im absolutely loving them!

ok so basically , i’ve been watching  like.. alotta photographers … i mean IPHONE photographers using these mobile photography lenses , and i was like…WOW oh my god there soo cool! , and man i wanted em soo bad , so i helped myself to a local bookstore ( jarir bookstore , which is not just a bookstore 😉 ) in jeddah- saudi arabia

and i was on the hunt for those awesome lenses! and when i went to the smartphone accessories aisle , MAN I saw only the awesomest mobile photography gear in the world!

there was alotta stuff in there , but well i chose these ” SBS ” lenses

because it’s a 3 in 1 pack , basically it has a macro , wide and fish eye lens

so here are a couple pictures i took with these lenses

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YES!  🙂 this picture was taken with an iphone 5 and the ” macro ” lens! i was really impressed by this lens because the flower and the ant were super SUPER tiny 🙂

ok so here’s another one

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this picture was taken with an iphone 5 and the ” wide ” lens , what a wide lens does is basically it makes the whole scene fit into the picture , so i would totally recommend it for taking horizontal shot’s , like its really great for capturing a lovely sunset , OR it literally has the ability to fit the whole eiffel tower into the pic from a very close distance! so if you don’t have a nice camera yet and you love taking pictures of skyscrapers and huge towers like me … this lens will do the job for ya 🙂 .

so we got like one last lens left … here’s a result sample

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so that picture was taken with an iphone and the ” Fish eye lens ”

so yeah i think it looks really gorgeous , this one is good for abstract photography , i mean if you wanna take an unusually  awesome shot , then the fish eye lens wont disapoint you at all .

and i’d say it’s probably worth it if can’t carry around a camera , or if you don’t have one ,it’ll serve you really when … like sometimes , something awesome jumps out all of the sudden , so if you have the mobile lens clipped on , such a situation makes it worth it .

and i think its a must have actually  😉

so yeah guys this is it , the ” SBS mobile photography lenses ” , i hope you found it helpful

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thankyou soo much for dropping in again

hope you’re all having an amazing day! ❤

Pancakes recipe

heres another recipe that i get asked for alot , so BEHOLD  them legendary PANCAKES! 😉 ….mmm there’s nothing as satisfying as fresh hot pancakes with a nice cup of tea in the morning ,yup i’m a tea person , anyways  the pancakes recipe is no different than the waffles recipe , and it practically has the same ingredients and same ratio aswell..

so let’s get on with the recipe then …

Ingredients:

2 cups  all purpose flour or plain flour or whole wheat flour for a rich source of fiber         (known as brown flour in some places )

2 cups of milk

2  1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

a quarter teaspoons of salt

3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter , plus extra for greasing pan

Directions :

  1. whisk together milk , eggs and butter .
  2. mix flour , salt and sugar , then combine both wet and dry ingredients till you no longer see any lumps , a few lumps is ok .when the mixture is fully incorporated add the baking powder , mix well.
  3. heat the frying pan on a medium heat setting , do the water  drop test to make sure its hot enough .
  4. when the pan is ready , brush it with butter , and pour about a quarter cup of the batter ( or pour according to the size of the pancake you want)
  5. turn the pancake when its covered with bubbles on top , take em out on a serving plate.
  6. top the pancakes with maple syrup , butter and some berries …and the’re ready to be served.

so i hope you all enjoyed this recipe .. 🙂 feel free to ask any questions  , and leave a suggestion in the comments below for the next recipe..

hope your all having an AMAZING day! 🙂

HUMOR GAME : pssst … can you guys find a hidden word in the pancake? 😉 lets see if you can find it , its super obvious