Keema & Vege Fried Rice (Minced Meat & Vege Fried Rice)

Who doesn’t like fried rice? I mean really we all just love them i am sure. The Minced meat and vegetables just add so much flavor, delicacy and authenticity to this Chinese dish.

Try this quick and easy fried rice recipe at home and you wont have to order from your favorite Chinese restaurant. I made this recipe with Minced meat (beef), but you can always replace it with shredded chicken.

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Chicken Tikka Pizza (with Veggie twist)

Chicken Tikka Pizza!  spicy and cheesy pizza topped with delicious chicken tikka cubes and a mix of vegetables and pineapple. The exotic tastes of the spices and chicken tikka chunks paired with cheese and delicious Garlic herb pizza dough. One of the best homemade pizza recipe ever!

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Baking Conversions


The abbreviations that i use:

Teaspoon = tsp
Tablespoon = tbsp
Grams = gm
Kilograms = kg
Milliliters = ml

Plain flour = all purpose flour
Wholemeal flour = whole wheat flour
White sugar = granulated sugar
Caster sugar = superfine sugar
Icing sugar = powdered sugar

General Measures

From Cups to tablespoons and teaspoons.

1/2 tbsp = 1 1/2 tsp
1 tbsp = 3 tsp
1/4 cup = 4 tbsp
1/3 cup = 5 tbsp + 1 tsp
1/2 cup = 8 tbsp
2/3 cup = 10 tbsp + 2 tsp
3/4 cup = 12 tbsp
1 cup = 16 tbsp

Weight Conversions (Grams-Ounce)

1 ounce = 28 grams
1 pound = 16 ounces = 453 grams

20 g = 3/4 oz
60 g = 2 oz
100 g = 3.5 oz
150 g = 5.2 oz
180 g = 6.5 oz
250 g = 9 oz

300 g =10.5
500 g = 1/2 kilogram = 18 oz
1 kilogram = 2 pounds = 32 oz

Volume Conversions (Cups to Milliliters)

1/4 cup = 60 ml 
1/3 cup = 80 ml 
1/2 cup = 125 ml 
2/3 cup = 160 ml 
3/4 cup = 180 ml 
1 cup = 250 ml 
2 cups = 500 ml 
2 1/2 cups = 625 ml 
4 cups = 1000 ml 


1 tablespoon = 14 grams =  1/2 ounce
7 tablespoons =100 grams = 3 1/2 ounces

Cups  Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 57 grams 2 ounces
1/3 cup  76 grams  
1/2 cup = 1 stick  113 grams 4 ounces
1 cup = 2 sticks 227 grams 8 ounces


Dry Ingredients

All-Purpose Flour and Confectioners’ Sugar

Cups Grams Ounces
1/8 c (2 tbsp) 16 grams .563 ounces
1/4 cup 32 grams 1.13 ounces
1/3 cup 43 grams 1.5 ounces
1/2 cup 64 grams 2.25 ounces
2/3 cup 85 grams 3 ounces
3/4 cup 96 grams 3.38 ounces
1 cup 128 grams 4.5 ounces


White Sugar (granulated)

Cups Grams Ounces
2 tbsp 25 g .89 oz
1/4 cup 50 g 1.78 oz
1/3 cup 67 g 2.37 oz
1/2 cup 100 g 3.55 oz
2/3 cup 134 g 4.73 oz
3/4 cup 150 g 5.3 oz
1 cup 201 g 7.1 oz


Packed Brown Sugar

Cups Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 55 g 1.9 oz
1/3 cup 73 g 2.58 oz
1/2 cup 110 g 3.88 oz
1 cup 220 g 7.75 oz


Escape to Rügen Island (Sellin)

We Berliners keep looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the crowded life in Berlin. So this past weekend we finally managed to travel up North to the Baltic Sea, more precisely onto the Rügen Island, known for its beaches and white chalk cliffs. 

We stayed the night in the seaside town of Sellin, which in itself is a pretty little town with plenty of villas and restaurants.  The beautiful villas in Sellin had a very charming and finely carved architectural style known as the Baederarchitektur

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Garlic Herb Pizza Dough Recipe

This is my go-to dough recipe, and i have used this tons of time to prepare a dough that has a crispy crust but is also soft and tender from the inside. 

The added herbs, egg and garlic powder adds a very nice taste to the dough and hence you can also use this recipe to bake a very tasty bread. 

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10 small yet beautiful countries in the world

Photo: travelTasty

There are 196 countries in the world today. Unless you don’t count Taiwan as it is not considered an official country by many. This list includes some of the most beautiful and famous Islands on earth, plus some of the unknown yet very beautiful places as well. Some of these mini-countries are among the richest, most remote yet awesome places in the world.

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Stir fried chicken and veggie spaghetti

I simply love chicken and veggie spaghetti. Its quick, light and tasty. Most recipes for chicken spaghetti call for cheese and cream, but i wanted to keep this light and part of my brunch routine. So here is the recipe, i hope you guys will try and and love it as much as i do :). 

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Cookies n Cream / Oreo Cake

Cookies n cream blizzards! anyone? whenever i visit an ice-cream parlor or a cake shop i always end up getting a scoop of cookie ice-cream or a piece of cake enriched with cookies and cream. 
As simple as cookies and cream sounds there is just something irresistible about anything that includes cookies and cream. 
I choose Oreos as cookies because they have a slight saltiness to them that just completes the taste.
I hope you guys will love this cake as much as i do once you try it. Good luck!

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The city of a hundred spires

Picturesque and Pretty!!! Known as The City of a hundred spires (Stovezata Praha in Czech language). So, is it true? Has Prague really 100 spires? Actually its not! because Prague has more then 500 spires :).  

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A Trip to Croatia

Sunny beaches, beautiful coastlines, succulent seafood, and beautiful Islands all in Eastern Europe? YES! 

Croatia offers thousands of miles of seafront and about more than a thousand islands (which appear and disappear with the changing water level), Croatia’s coastline is Eastern Europe’s Riviera. 

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