Goan Vindaloo: Secret Tips to Making the Spicy Vindaloo Masala Paste

Ask any Goan or those who are familiar with Goa and they would tell you that Goa is so much more than gorgeous beaches, vibrant beach shacks, enigmatic pubs and party scenes. An erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa has successfully managed to retain its vintage glory through architecture (tall churches, quaint streets, picturesque buildings), as well as local customs and food. The Portuguese influence is more prominently seen in the local cuisines, one such dish being the Vindaloo. Introduced to the Indian shores by the Portuguese colonists, the Vindaloo curry now…

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Setting the right example

Teach your children well and show them the way… But, it’s always easier said than done. Bringing up a child in the way he or she should is not an easy thing to do. No matter how much you do or what you do for them, there will always be room for complaint. However, one thing for certain is that parents are the first role models in a child’s life. No matter which school or institute you send your children to, home is the best learning place. So it becomes…

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The new Senate health care bill — and the return of preexisting conditions — explained

Senate Republicans introduced a revised version of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, one that would allow insurers to once again deny coverage based on preexisting conditions, and to charge higher rates to sick people. The bill would keep most of the Affordable Care Act’s tax increases but repeal one aimed specifically at medical device manufacturers. It would deeply cut the Medicaid program, making few changes to the bill’s first draft. Even with these new changes, the general structure of the bill stays the same from…

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Best Phones Under Rs. 15,000: Which is the Best Mobile in Under-15000 Segment?

. Looking to buy a new phone? We have another list if you’re interested in the under Rs. 10,000 segmentwith plenty of great picks, but if you’re willing to open up your budget a little, then there are a bunch of other phones that we think are totally worth buying in the sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment. By spending a little extra, you get smartphones that may not be perfect, but they make fewer compromises, which means you can buy some really good phones in the under Rs. 15,000 price segment today,…

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The Senate GOP’s audacious health care Jedi mind trick

A strange line has trickled out from Senate Republicans in the past few days: We don’t even have a health care plan. Those 145 pages of detailed legislative text? The ones that were rigorously analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office? What are you talking about? It’s a Jedi mind trick for the ages. Vox’s Sarah Kliff wrote last month about the remarkable lengths Republicans have gone to to mislead and obfuscate about their health care plans. It was no accident that Senate leadership decided to draft its bill entirely out of public view. But denying the existence of a…

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Gujarat’s Famous Snack Khandvi is All About Getting the Technique Right

Gujarati cuisine  is known for its variety of snacks – from the famous khakdas and theplas to the all-time favourite khandvi and dhokla. Most of their snacks offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavours in one bite and are often served with an array of chutneys, fresh coriander, sev and slit green chilies. These are popularly known as ‘Nasta’ or ‘Nashta’ in Gujarat and are enjoyed especially during tea-time. Out of all these delights, khandvi is loved by many and is also very nutritious to snack on. What is Khandvi? According to MasterChef contestant Siddharth Talwar,…

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who’s running the show?

NordVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes. Dedicated servers. Business location: Panama [ Further reading: Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs ] Number of servers: 956 Number of country locations: 57 Cost: $69 (billed annually) Panama-based NordVPN is a popular choice among VPN users and is also the recipient of much praise from experts. After spending some time with the service, it’s not hard to see why. First off, NordVPN lets you watch U.S. Netflix from anywhere in the world—a rare feat these days. NordVPN also manages to create an interface that’s simple…

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Make the best barbecued pork ribs with these expert prep and grilling tips

  Grilling can be a bit intimidating, but with a few tips, you can make THIS your summer for success. We spoke to barbecue expert Rick Browne, author of “The Ultimate Guide to Grilling,” and he shared with us his essential tips on grilling summer staples. We’ve covered how to grill burgers, how to grill chickenand how to grill corn, and today we’re turning our attention to ribs. Choosing Cuts when Grilling Ribs Pork ribs, says Browne, are easier to grill and much more popular than beef ribs. His choice for pork ribs…

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This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark Recipe Is the Perfect Weekday Snack

Tired of the overly processed, questionable ingredients and high prices of packaged candies on store shelves? Me, too. That’s why I came up with this simple, three-ingredient dark chocolate bark that any foodie will appreciate. But I didn’t choose ingredients at random. These three—dark chocolate, pistachios, and pomegranate arils—are all you need to create a healthy, mouthwatering masterpiece. Each one is loaded with antioxidants, but there are other health benefits you score, too. Dark chocolate can boost brain power, pistachios offer up healthy, unsaturated fats (not to mention they’re one of…

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This Surf And Turf Sandwich Is The Best Of Both Worlds

Luke Pascal knows his way around a restaurant. The born-and-bred New Yorker is only 25-years-old, but he’s already an old pro at running one. Pascal practically grew up in eateries: His dad’s been running a Manhattan-based restaurant group since he was little, so he’s bussed, hosted, and served since he was old enough to work. Most importantly though, he’s come to realize that no restaurant’s complete without an Instagram star. That’s how the surf and turf sandwich — which is served at both his sister restaurants, Chuck & Blade and Buns Bar — came to be….

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