Good to Glow

So, it’s a wonderful time of the year! The time when living is easy and work is hard. With temperature rising <uh, its so hot>, your brain might decide to take a break as well. Summer also brings along lot of events like Graduation parties, July 4th celebrations or <no reason whatsoever> traveling. With the excitement of summer and rest of the plans, our skin gets the bad part of the deal.

As any other person enjoying summer, I have been traveling a lot. The heat, salt water, humidity and difference in temperature (depending on my destination) take their toll on your skin, but the #1 offender is sun exposure. And when traveling, you cannot carry your complete skin-care vanity. In that case, I always go for travel sets. And, maintaining a great face on the road is been easy –  and fast – thanks to these travel size masks and creams.

malingoetz clarifying clay maskshopnow

Mallin + Goetz Clarifying Clay Mask has absorbent kaolin clay to draw out impurities and is perfect for oily and acne prone skin. It conquers shine and blemishes in under 10 minutes a week. Just like that.

Kiehl's Turmeric &amp; Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masqueshopnow

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque is made with inflammatory turmeric, and tiny cranberry seeds exfoliate the skin. This creamy formula is packed with potent natural ingredients that brighten and energize dull, tired skin in minutes.

Aesop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masqueshopnow

Aesop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque leaves skin soft and dewy after applying eucalyptus-and rosemary-scented gel. The skin feels and looks awesome after using this product. Definitely recommend to anyone.

JK7 Beautifying &amp; Rejuvenating Cream

JK7 Beautifying & Rejuvenating Cream employs natural ingredients, including marshmallow and gingko biloba, to help reduce fine lines, prevent premature aging and calm skin. This rich cream is easily absorbed and helps to reduce fine lines.

JK7 Perfecting &amp; Replenishing Face Mask
JK7 Perfecting & Replenishing Face Mask offers a delicate, floral scent and an “instant face-lift” promise with green tea, chamomile, pomegranate and Vitamins A, C and E, among other ingredients. This rich natural face mask is deeply replenishing for all skin types. It can also be used as a quick face lifter and freshener before a special event.

Kiehl's Cilantro &amp; Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masqueshopnow

Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque has an antioxidant-rich formula meant for wear at night to revive skin and protect against environment impurities. With regular use, lines are minimized, rough texture is smoothed and dullness is diminished.

 

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Spinach Chicken Curry

Spicy and fragrant – A dish that is bursting with flavor, just the right amount of heat, and so darn good you’ll just have to have seconds. Today, I bring you a delicious chicken recipe from my mom’s kitchen. Without further a-do, here’s another Chicken Curry recipe. Yummylicious!!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Lbs Chicken, Goat or Lamb meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Bundle Spinach
  • 1 Large Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Cardamon
  • 4 Tbs Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Cilantro, for garnishing

Spice Paste:

  • 4 Tbs Dried Shredded Coconut
  • 2 Tbs Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Medium size Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1-2 Tbs Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Black Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 6-8 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2-3 Green Cardamon
  • Salt, to taste

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METHOD

STEP 1: Take the bunch of Spinach leaves and boil it in water for 2 minutes. Drain the leave and puree it.

STEP 2: Coarsely grind all the spices along with some water used for spinach boiling and make its paste.

STEP 3: Heat oil in large cooking pot. Add chopped onions and fry it till they turn brown.

STEP 4: Add chopped tomato and fry along with onion. Allow it to cook until oil separates out. Mash 2 green cardamons and add it to the pan. Mix well and let it cook.

STEP 5: Now, add chicken or your choice of meat pieces to the pot and fry it for 2-3 minutes (or until it changes color).

STEP 6: Add the spice paste and spinach puree to the pan. Mix it well with the chicken or meat, so that everything is well mixed and coated in spices. Cover and let it cook for about 4-5 minutes.

STEP 7: Pour in about 1 cup of hot water (The meat and spinach will make good thick gravy. So, do not add too much water). Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the meat is soft, tender and fully cooked.

STEP 8: Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve it with rice or bread. Delicious!!

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