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Book Release- Home Cooking -Recipes for Multicultural Gatherings

100% Proceeds are Donated  to Food and Hunger Charities of the Rotary Club of Hicksville South, NY About the Book T he cookbook “Home Cooking: Recipes for multicultural Gatherings” is a stunning collection of delightful and diverse recipes to include in your culinary library, or give as a gift to someone special.  The recipes are easy to follow, with step-by-step directions for preparing classic dishes from around the world. In this book, you will find time-honored Persian delicacies, hearty Moroccan Tajine, Incan inspired cuisine from Latin America, signature dishes from East Asia, as well as more light and delicate bistro-style meals for the modern foodie.  Whether you use these recipes for important family celebrations or intimate gatherings among your multicultural friends, they are bound to nourish your heart and evoke deep memories. View Sample Pages from the Book klal/chxc/ The book has no price tag. The minimum suggested donation is

Delicious & Healthy Black Chana that Western Chefs Don't Talk

The Versatile Legumes -Black Garbanzo (Kala-Chana) Black Garbanzo (Kala-Chana) is extremely versatile legumes and an excellent source of protein with high dietary fiber content and lower glycemic index. The popular spicy-delicious snack of many East Asian countries is sold on pedestal stands, in paper or dried leaf cone with a squeeze of lemon and a garnish of finely chopped onion and cilantro is also extremely easy to prepare. Throw in the pot few additional high potency ingredients like turmeric, ginger-garlic, cilantro, lime will not only do the healing of several ailments but will also add to taste.       I prefer to soak the legumes overnight or wait a little more for a tiny sprout, then give a little boil to soften with a spoon of         oil and spices. As always sprouting legumes is super-healthy as it will enhance the nutritious value of vitamins and minerals. Ingredients: 1 lb.    Organic Black Garbanzo, soaked in water overnight or more 1 tsp.  Ginger-Garli

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup (Super-delicious Persian inspired vegetarian Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato soup) Ingredients: 1 lb          Butternut Squash or Hokkaido Pumpkin, skinned, seeded and cut to cubes 2              Organic medium size Sweet Potatoes, skinned and cubed 1              Red Pepper, large size cut to half 4 cups      Homemade Vegetable (or Chicken) Broth 1 can       Organic Coconut Cream 1 cup       Orange Juice, freshly squeezed 1 tbs        Tomato Paste 1 tbs         Fresh Ginger, crushed 4              Garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 tsp      Nutmeg Freshly scraped 1 tsp         Cinnamon Powder 1 tbs         Ajvar Paste 1 tbs         Balsamic Vinegar             2 tbs.       Olive Oil + more to drizzle                 Salt and Black Pepper to taste Preparation: Arrange and drizzle  butternut  squash, sweet potato and red pepper in an oven safe dish Preheat the oven to 400°  and roast for 10-12 minutes turning sides, or until soft Heat oil in a l

Compassion for Spiritual Well Being

COMPASSION FOR SPIRITUAL WELL BEING   Our spiritual well-being is the transformative force that shapes our mental, emotional and physical health. Some attempt to seek spirituality inside the walls, some experience in the openness of nature, and for others spirituality is an act of establishing a deeper connection with another human being through compassion and kindness. Compassion and kindness are the two central tenets that will elevate consciousness, bring inner tranquility and illuminate the divinity within us. It is the shimmering thread that unites and holds humanity together. It is also a core of our moral responsibility. You don’t have to do a lot, a warm- hearted sharing in a way that touches the life of someone to make a difference in his or her life is all that is required. Compassion is not about simply writing a check, though it greatly helps, it is about making a sincere effort to change the situation of someone through direct service. You actually have to feel the feelin