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For Pati and Thatha (my grandparents)

This book contains recipes (that may or may not end up being sucessful) that have some or the other qualities of mine. Ive tried focusing on the recipe format essentially as well as keeping in my mind connections with the different types of food used as well. It talks visually about me so keep your eyes open for something walking around on your page wearing purple. Ive tried my best in communicating to you how weird I can get or to what extent I can go procrastinating over something as easy as making a sandwich (even if I’am really hungry).

you might need these:

Creamy italian dressing check the fridge for food Pound salami, sliced, stare out in space YOUTUBE

Shred the lettuce, take a walk

AH...its over.

I am quite the PRO·cras·ti·nater: I usually tend to procrastinate when it comes to work or any other task for that matter and it wasnt as porminent earlier as it has become now! (this book itself is a result if a month-long procrastination) I initial y think I’ll do it later, but until and unless the last minute panic doesnt settle in I dont really get started on the task... But I sort of make up for all the delaying and faffing around in the outcome. My recipe is almost similar to what the voice inside my head keeps talking about!

The species Beluga is the rarest of the Caspian Sea sturgeon. It takes this species at least 20 years to mature before producing eggs..

This caviar was the favorite of Pablo Picasso, who used to pay for it by sending cash wrapped in a signed original sketch.

According to the Conservation status chart CR stands for Critically Endangered

In Russian ‘ikra’ is for caviar)and also refers to an eggplant spread which is often called ‘poor man's caviar.’

Caviar is also seen as a common offering to the feline species in the ancient Egyptian Bast cult.

Re: SEARCH I have a problem,yes its reached a level where maybe I should be little worried. I strictly follow the virtue of CURIOSITY. This results in me asking too many questions,acting like the annoying -random trivia-girl, observing (not stalking) and sometimes even taking notes. As J.R Tolken said“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.� Like the strong tastes of the caviar and egg, whose small postions can let your taste buds wanting more! my research skil s stay strong and to the point(yes I do get distracted very fast), but stil that doesnt stop me from being a curious freak!

.To assemble: Spray glass loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour 1/2 the can of tomato sauce in bottom of loaf pan. Spread around to cover. Cut two lasagne noodles to fit and place min bottom of loaf pan, overlapping slightly.


5 oz. lasagne (about 6 noodles) 8 oz. canned tomato sauce 16 oz. spaghetti sauce 1/2 lb. extra lean ground pork (made into homemade Italian sausage) 15 oz. cottage cheese, uncreamed, dry, small curd (or 15 oz. lowfat ricotta cheese) 2 c. shredded mozarella 1/2 c. grated parmesan 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1 t. dried parsley

Spread half of cheese mixture over noodles, covering well. Spoon half of meat sauce over cheese.

Directions: Cook and drain lasagne noodles according to package direction. Cook pork in small skillet until all pink is gone. Add spagetti sauce and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Mix cottage cheese or ricotta with 1 1/2 cups of the mozarella, all of the parmesan, eggs and spices

Layer on two more noodles cut to fit and continue building as before until you have placed the third layer of noodles on top (you may have to use the pieces you cut off). Spoon remaining tomato sauce over top. Sprinkle with reserved mozarella. Place on a baking sheet to catch any bubble-over. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes or until browned and bubbly through. Can be made ahead and frozen. Thaw in refrigerator before baking. Then proceed as above.

Indoor Hunting: Sometimes your refrigerator can seem like it has nothing to offer, but before you call for takeout, I believe in checking for buried treasure: your 'leftovers.' You might be surprised to find out that some of your leftovers can be transformed into delicious and unique meals.I somehow live by these words in almost everything. I try and make do in anything, adjusting to circumstances almost comes naturally to me. So what better than

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The Electic feeling: Being brought up in many places around the country has left me questioning my roots! So lietrally I am all over the place at times. My constant feeling of relating to others in someway or the other has made me realize how drastically this diversity has affected my identity and so like my recipe I am definitely a mixture of contrasting cultures.

The Unexpected ingredient: Not that Im trying to boast but I can be quite unpredictable at times and tend to surprise myself and others (mostly in the creepiest ways) Similarly like the two completely contrasting ingredients, the prosciutto and melon might just surprise you too! (even though the two are like poles apart).Like this dish I have my moments and try to keep situations as interesting and as they can get like making impulsive decisions can add drama to an otherwise dull day!

Hodge Podge  

A cookbook where every recipe has a part of me.