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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Personalized Food and Beverage Commodities Are The Most Advantageous Gifts For Varied Happenings

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By Neela Vazzana

A food basket is like a one-stop shop. It bears expansive variety of food and beverage that are set in a greatly crafted hand woven basket wrapped in a colored cellophane. We more probably see these throughout the holiday season when gift supplying is a custom. After the holidays, you'll rarely detect such item. However, don't you know that such food and drink package can be exhausted as advertising commodities. Yes, it does and here are a couple of holidays where these promotional food and drink merchandise can be found.

Easy-to-Prepare Vegetable Dishes

Hard-shell taco with meat, cheese, lettuce, to...Image via Wikipedia
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw


You will need:

         Taco shells
2       cups bean curd, cubed, fried
         or veggyburger, sauteed to taste
1       small cabbage head and lettuce, shredded
5       tomatoes, cubed
1       onion, chopped
1       cup cheese, grated
1       bottle taco sauce
         Hot sauce (optional)

Here's how:

1. Toast taco shells in over toaster.
2. Place each ingredient in containers.
3. Let each person assemble his taco using the ingredients prepared.


1. To make quick taco sauce, heat 1 cup tomato, pizza or spaghetti sauce in a pan.
2. Add some chopped tomatoes and onions and season to taste.


You will need:

1        small onion, diced
1        carrot, diced
1/2     cup peas
1        cup baby corn, sliced
1        small can button mushroom
1        bell pepper, sliced thinly
1/2     cup Baguio beans, sliced
1-1/2  cups sprouted monggo
1/4     cup oil for frying
          Powdered pepper
          Sesame oil (optional)
8        cups cooked rice

Here's how:

1. In a skillet, heat the oil.
2. Saute all the vegetables.
3. Season with salt, pepper and sesame oil.
4. Add in rice and toss to blend well.
5. Serve hot in a bowl.

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Protein Dish

Would you believe the carvery was R79 (US$10) ...Image via Wikipedia
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

      When planning a meal it is customary to plan it befitting the main dish. It is also important to consider the make-up of the whole meal.
      Vegetables and salads do more than diversify or enhance a main dish. They contribute essential vitamins, minerals and unrefined carbohydrates. They also furnish small amounts but excellent quality of protein.
      Here's a protein dish to try for the family.


You will need:

1/2     kg. choplets, cut into strips
1        pc. egg
1/4     cup white sesame seeds
1/2     cup flour
4        tbps. cornstarch
1        tsp. vegetarian seasoning
          Garlic salt
          Sweet chili sauce
          Vegetable oil

Here's how:

1. Beat eggs thoroughly.
2. Add garlic, salt, flour, cornstarch, vegetarian seasoning, and choplets.
3. Mix thoroughly.
4. Sprinkle sesame seeds and mix again.
5. Deep-fry until golden brown.
6. Serve with sweet chili sauce.
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Pickled Onions

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By Juvy S. Iliwiliw


        Measuring spoons
        Measuring cup
        8-pint jars
        Cloth bag

You will need:

1      kilo small red or white onions
1      cup salt
4      cups water
4      cups vinegar
6      tablespoons allspice
2      small hot peppers

Here's how:

1. Peel onions and soak them in water overnight.
2. In the morning, drain water. Pour hot brine (boiling water-salt solution) over onions.
3. Let onions stand in a cool place for 24 hours. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
4. Put allspice and hot pepper in a cloth bag and drop in vinegar. Slowly bring solution to a boil.
5. Add onions and bring mixture to a boil again for 5 minutes. Remove cloth bag.
6. Pack onions in sterilized jars.

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