LIME AND SEA SALT TORTILLA CHIPS

I love the Tortilla Chips from Chipotle….crunchy….lightly salted with a kick of lime.

I have been on a search to find a similar tasting Tortilla Chips so I don’t have to find a Chipotle every time that tangy craving hits and drive for miles.

Aimlessly roaming the World Market food aisles I stumbled upon the Lime and SeaSalt Tortilla Chips by Frontera. The word “Lime” on the simple package caught my attention.

 

 

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I bought them and tried them right at the register. (imagine my enthusiasm)

Wow!!!!

Crispy….

Crunchy….

Tangy…..

I found my perfect Limey….Tortilla Chips

They are restaurant style tortilla chips created by the famous Chef, Rick Bayless. These chips are made in small batches with Non-GMO Stone Ground Corn, Lime & Sea Salt. They are super crispy, light on salt and heavy on lime seasoning providing that perfect kick.

Enjoy them on their own or with guacamole or sprinkle on top of dishes…..

 

 

If tangy tortilla chips are not your thing then try Frontera Foods Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips, 10 oz

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METHOD THYME KITCHEN GEL HANDWASH

KITCHEN GEL HANDWASH

Kitchen Handwash usually comes in Lemon scent so when I saw this new handwash from METHOD in Thyme scent I knew I had to try it.

The clear handwash comes in a 100% recycled sleek plastic bottle and is tricolsan-free, biodegradable and is derived naturally. It is infused with mint basil and thyme extracts and smells heavenly.

Unlike a lot of kitchen soaps, this will not dry your hands but will do an amazing job of removing all the lingering odors. I do a lot of desi cooking and if you do it too, then you know it’s not easy to get the garlic and onion and other spices smell out that easily. But just a pump of this thyme handwash and all the smells just vanish away and you are left with clean, fresh smelling hands. The fragrance is soo beautiful that you will find yourself smelling your hands over and over again.

So if you are looking for a nice kitchen handwash for 2017, try Method Thyme Kitchen Gel Handwash.  If you have a TARGET nearby, you can find it in store or order on their website or else Amazon Rocks!!!

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THIS IS US (TV SERIES)

THIS IS US is an American TV series airing on NBC Channel. It is created by  Dan Fogelman, American television producer and screenwriter known for Crazy, Stupid, Love….Cars…..Tangled and a number of various TV series.  The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and many more.

This is US (NBC)
(NBC)

This is Us, is a refreshing break from the typical murder mysteries,  or the hospital romances. It is a warm, comforting, brutally honest show which fills the gap “Parenthood” left us with.

This is Us, celebrates life. It is a sentimental drama  where tragedy and happiness entwine. It is about family…..about life……how it connects us and how people who share the same birthday are different and alike.

I had been wanting to watch this series ever since the billboards were put up waay back in July and 7 episodes in, I am completely hooked.

You will be laughing and crying and the same moment. The acting is spot-on, the dialogues could not have been better and the twists choke you. Every episode ends with a twist or a reveal, satisfying and leaving you with wanting to see more at the same time.

It is a heart-warming, honest, shattering, beautiful series which makes you realize that we all are connected some way. Do keep a box of tissues nearby or get ready to blame the allergies for making your eyes watery, but trust me that every episode will make you feel happy in the end.

Do watch the Pilot episode and decide for yourself and if you do get hooked on liked me, let me know so we can sigh together and lets hope that it continues to deliver such sentimental moments.

With a rating of 8.8 on IMDB, 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.6 on TV.com this is one series, you don’t wanna miss. You can also watch it on Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu and Google Play.

(P.S – I think Gerald McRaney deserves an Emmy for his role ALREADY!!!)

 

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ORGANIC MOROCCAN MINT GREEN TEA

A trip to Trader Joe’s can never disappoint you. You go to buy milk and end up with a big brown bag (reusable? recyclable??) full of goodies. On my last trip I saw a sweet green box in the ” NEW” items labeled Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea.

 

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Moroccan Mint Tea also called “Maghrebi Mint Tea” is typically made with spearmint leaves. It has a mild, slightly pungent flavor. I love Moroccan Mint tea as it is excellent for digestion. We serve it as “Kehwa” and is consumed after heavy meals.

Trader Joe’s has taken the mint tea to another level by incorporating green tea and lemongrass. The result is a sweet tea, with a fresh feel and aroma to wake you up. The ingredients are Spearmint, Green Tea and Lemongrass and all are organic. The box is under $4 and has 20 teabags which is a steal. Try comparing this price with other organic tea brands and you will be shocked.

You can enjoy this tea hot or cold, either ways it is perfect.  It is the best tea to sip in the afternoon to overcome the slump or late night after dinner to soothe your digestive system.

Must Try!!!!

 

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DEEPWATER HORIZON

On April 20, 2010 eleven men died when the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded making it the worst oil disaster in U.S History. This event happened 41 miles southeast of Louisiana Coast. The spilling continued for 87 days. The details of this disaster can be read on Encyclopedia Britannica

Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon” movie, recreates this horrific catastrophe in the most realistic way. Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez ,John Malkovich give stellar performances and add depth to the movie.

The movie shows the events leading to the monstrous explosion and the unfortunate tragedy, but focuses mainly on the survival aspects. On one side you see this huge explosion, smoke, fire, calamity and on the other side are the people trying to escape, trying to make it out alive. Imagine for once, in the chaos, struggling to escape while witnessing the demon of fire engulfing your fellow crew members.

A must watch not only due to the heart pounding, thrilling action but the scare of the huge price we have to pay for a single negligence when working with nature and finally a feeling of gratitude for the everyday unsung heroes……..

 

Here is the trailer:

 

 

Here are some actual pictures from the oil  spill:

 

Deepwater Horizon Rig in flames
Deepwater Horizon Rig in flames  (via google)

 

 

 

Pelicans covered in oil
Pelicans covered in oil       (via google)

 

 

 

Satellite Imagery of the Oil Spill
Satellite Imagery of the Oil Spill     (via google)

 

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COOKED (TV Mini Series)

COOKED (Mini-Series)

 

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We are all soo busy with everything going on in our lives that for a lot of people cooking has become a tedious chore. When I was young, the kitchen was the most happening place of the house. The stoves were always busy and there were dishes always ready to be washed, the kitchen….a mess.  Separate dishes were cooked for lunch and for dinner. Cooking was not considered a hard chore, rather a form of art where the cook would display their remarkable skills.

Contrary to my childhood, recently I have been in houses where the kitchen is the most cleanest part of the house and the host would tell you with pride that it is hardly used. “We are soo busy that we don’t have time to cook. Most days we do take outs or live on freezer meals.

Cooked is a refreshing series which brings back the love of cooking. The episodes are based on 4 elements, Earth, Fire, Wind, Water. Michael Pollan, the author and host of the series talks in detail what food meant to humans throughout the history and how it brought people together. In the series he becomes the apprentice himself and cooks alongside culinary masters taking us along on this journey.

The message of the series is to return to the kitchen and reclaim the lost traditions of cooking. Watching the series will definitely make you hungry and you will, for sure, appreciate the art of cooking and will want to head to the kitchen to bring out your lost culinary skills.

The series is available for free streaming on Netflix, so check it out tonight.

Here is the trailer:

 

 

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Best Fiends

BEST FIENDS

Best Fiends

 

 

Mobile Game of the Year……Top 10 iPhone Game…..Best WebGame…..Editors Choice and the list of awards goes on.

ADDICTIVE.…This one word sums it up. Super easy, fun to play, you must give this game a try and trust me you will forget Candy Crush. I am on almost on level 40 and so far I didn’t need to ask a friend for lives or had to buy any stuff which is pretty cool. Good thing is that you can play it offline too…Yippeee

Best Fiends is completely free match 3 puzzle game. It’s free to download and play but some game items may be purchased for real money. To disable this, turn off the in-app purchases in your device’s settings.

From their website the story is as follows:

From the Green Glades to the foothills of Mount Boom, the small creatures of Minutia lived in harmony, until the night the meteor struck…

The meteor smashed into Mount Boom, bringing with it a strange force that transformed the Slugs who lived there into an army of greedy, greenery-gobbling pests.

Now, the Slugs are taking over the world, munching a path through Minutia and sliming up everything they touch!

But a brave band of heroes is fighting back! Left behind when the Slugs captured their families, these unlikely champions are on an epic quest to save their parents and beat back the Slug advance.

To get to Mount Boom, they’ll need to become… the Best Fiends.

 

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STAR OF THE WEEK SERIES

I am starting a new series of weekly posts called “STAR OF THE WEEK” . It will include but will not be limited to products, apps, movies, songs, video games etc. which made my week and I found them to be interesting or useful enough to share them with you guys. So every week checkout the Star of the Week category for some unique mentions.

Just a side note, I am not affiliated with any of the companies, and all the things mentioned will be out of free will.

 

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