Aubergine, quinoa, feta and fresh herbs

Ingredients 2 aubergines 1 tbsp. olive oil 200 g. quinoa 2 tbsp. pine nuts 80 g. cherry tomatoes, chopped 1 tbsp. chopped chives 1 tbsp. chopped parsley 150 g. feta cheese Salt and pepper Directions Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas mark 6. Cut the aubergines lengthways into 1.5cm thick strips and lay on a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse the aubergine slices well under cold water and pat dry. Lightly oil a couple of large baking trays and then lay the aubergine slices in rows….

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How to Tell if Your Fish is Fresh: 5 Tips to Remember

Fish is delicate and lovely and can be easily transformed into so many dishes. Be it a fragrant fish curry or crisp fried fish fry, it is a wonderful ingredient to experiment with. But a lot of people shy away from cooking it considering it to be challenging. While it’s true that cooking fish does require some amount of skill, it is easy to attain it. The first step in cracking any recipe or dish is getting the best ingredients. There are some thumb rules that you need to follow while buying fish…

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IIM-Ahmedabad receives fresh wave of Rs 15.5 crore restoration fund

The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Monday announced that it has received a fresh wave of Rs 15.5 crore as funds, for conservation and restoration of its heritage campus in the city. The institute said it has so far received Rs 47.5 crore that will help restore almost one-third of the campus that have traditional red-brick structures designed by legendary American architect Louis I Kahn. The fresh wave of funding is largely from the institute’s alumni. “We have so far received Rs 47.5 crore as funds towards restoring our…

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Weekend Delight: Crispy yummy farm fresh pizza

Start your weekend meal with farm fresh pizza. Crispy, yummy, coated with homemade sauce, fresh mozzarella and farm fresh organic veggies, it is a satisfying start to a pleasant weekend. Serves: 2-4; Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: Pizza base 2 (medium) Mozzarella cheese 200 grams Yellow capsicum ½ Green capsicum ½ Red bell pepper ½ Mushrooms 8-10 Baby corns 6 Onion 2 (medium) Paneer 100 grams Olives 10 Jalapenos 6-8 Salt to taste Oregano 2 tsp Chilli flakes to taste For tomato sauce: Tomato puree ¾ cup (readymade)…

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Amazon’s Whole Foods deal may accelerate the fresh food takeover, hurting General Mills

Jeff Bezos just drove a tank into the middle of the food fight going on between Wal-Mart and the packaged goods industry. Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to purchase Whole Foods is expected to be disruptive for grocers and other retailers, but it couldn’t come at a worse time for big brand food companies, already hurt by the heavy hand of Wal-Mart’s discount pricing and the expansion of online shopping. Now with Amazon jumping into the grocery business with a more than 400-location retailer, the price slashing — and competition from…

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Why Rihanna & Lady Gaga Are Turning to Unknown Fashion Students for Fresh Looks

It was February 2014, and Melitta Baumeister, then a 28-year-old, freshly graduated Parsons School of Design MFA alum, was about to make her New York Fashion Week debut. Among those sitting in the audience was Mel Ottenberg, the Los Angeles-based stylist to Rihanna and fashion director of 032c magazine, who would request to borrow an oversized pleather jacket from the collection the next day. Baumeister needed no persuading. Two weeks later, Rihanna would arrive at the Commes des Garcons show during Paris Fashion Week draped in a giant fur stole and…

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