Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Simple tasty curry

Thanks to some of the comments. It's just a curry recipe, no, no, not Moroccan...I'm sorry to get peoples hopes up. That is all it is. If you've cooked Indian or sub-continent style curries before and use pre-made curry pastes, with this you won't. In fact you're making it yourself. I would take a guess at the flavour being more of an Indian/Pakistani style curry. Try it and let me know how you go.

Takes about 10-15 min to prepare.

Needed:
500g of your choice of meat – I have tried this with Chicken and Lamb.
Can of Chickpeas
Can of Diced Tomatoes (optional)
Garam Marsala, Paprika, Cumin, Ground Coriander, Tumeric and Moroccan spice mix (I use Master Foods for this)
Minced garlic
Minced chilli (optional)
Couscous or rice

Directions:
Defrost 500g of Lamb, Beef or Chicken
Cube two brown onions (approx 2cm)
Heat oil in a wok, then place the cubed onion, lots of each spice, couple teaspoons of minced garlic and minced chilli (only if you want it hotter) with stirring (add more oil if needed and be liberal with the spices, you do need a bit to make up the paste)
Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas
Once the onion starts browning and mixing well with the spices add the chickpeas and keep stirring until browned
Dice or cube your defrosted meat and add to the wok and stir to make sure nothing sticks
Stir in a can of diced tomatoes if desired (this thickens the sauce a little bit)
Once the meat has browned turn the heat down to simmer and place a lid on wok if possible
Let it simmer for about an hour to improve the flavour
Serve on a bed of Couscous or rice

Now this was written in a hurry so I'll come back and make sure I haven't missed anything.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Back from holidays

Hi all! I went on a much needed holiday...I did get back a week or so ago but have been lazy since getting back. Went to the Sunshine Coast and let me tell you...it's God's country up there! I found a quiet pub right near where I was staying and apart from one night, was there every night. It's a quiet place where most of the people I met work and live in the area and talk was about fishing, cooking fish and other foods (you get hungry when you're drinking), chicks and random guy shit...not once talking about politics, war, conspiracies and the rest of that BS and I have to say it was very refreshing!

I ended up knowing most of the locals there and had a seat...this is an unofficial thing, but out of habit people sit where that sat last time and over many times sitting there, it becomes your seat. I was drinking XXXX Bitter, it's better than you would imagine. I first tried it on tap after a solid 18 holes at Caloundra Golf Course with my dad a couple years back. We thought "when in Rome" and it was great! Maybe it was the fact that we played golf on a pretty hot day but no, I tried it that same holiday out of the bottle and needless to say that 6 pack was downed pretty quickly. I don't normally talk of drinking XXXX down in Sydney but stuff it, I want to move to the Sunshine Coast.

When I got back from this holiday I started looking for work up there and even had one phone interview but as it turns out the money isn't as good up there as it is in Sydney so looks like I'm going to keep hitting the Sydney market and maybe Canberra too.

Recently I fell back into my stupidity of staying up to 3, 4 or 5am most mornings watching conspiracy theory videos on You Tube...I'm not sure if I believe in them or find it as my favourite fiction genre. I shouldn't mock so much as I do believe there's things going on in the world that on the surface appear legitimate and in the interest of all but underneath seem dark and dodgy. I think this is why I enjoyed my time up on the Sunshine Coast so much...I got to forget a bit about these things that perplex and intrigue me so. Is that a good thing? Eh, I have nfi.

Well if you read this you'll probably realise this is a more candid post by me and who knows maybe that's the way I'll continue to go. I've always been hinting at nefarious things out there but been to scared to say what I think for fear of being persecuted over an opinion or thought.

Maybe from now on I'll say directly what I think on here and show an open mind. I compare Sceptics and Conspiracy Theorists to Agnostics and Atheists. The Agnostics say "give me proof" and the Atheists do not believe. In the same sense the Sceptics tend to not believe while the Conspiracy Theorists say "give me proof". This is not exactly the same, and I know that many of you will suggest that the Sceptic is the one who asks for proof and you're right, but they tend to be the one consistently rejecting even the remote possibility of such and I've seen the attitudes online in regards to this. I also agree that the Conspiracy Theorists tend to believe more than they should.

Where do I sit, you ask? Well I guess you could call me a sceptical Conspiracy Theorist. I want evidence and I watch and read a lot and have done for years. I believe something is up and that we are in fact heading to a NWO but where I lack evidence in is the fact of it being for the betterment of society or the ending of society.

This ad hoc post today may in fact show my uncertainty in all of this. This world of deceit where disinfo is matching info out there so who really knows anything?

I would love to read your comments on this. The betterment of society has always been my ideal so to speak and maybe it really is the governments of the worlds too.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.