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I hope you find this blog entertaining..

On this blog, I will share with you my experiences, thoughts and interests.

My experiences may include my travels, something interesting I did recently etc..

My thoughts may include what I think about some particular topics and also feedbacks..

My interests may include the things which I like doing.

I will post here every Wednesday and Sunday. So stay tuned!

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Mexican Sopes Recipe

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It’s another recipe post! Today, I am going to show you how to make Mexican Sopes! This is how they look like…

Let’s get making now!

This recipe serves 10

Ingredients:

  • 10 Sope Disks
  • Refried Black Beans
  • Coleslaw(No Mayo)
  • Chipotle Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Shredded Coriander

For Sope Disks:

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp canola oil

For Refried Black Beans:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black Pepper

For Coleslaw:

  • 1 medium head shredded cabbage
  • 2 medium shredded carrots
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions for Sope Disks:

  • Mix the flour with the salt and gradually stir in the oil and nearly all of the water. Mix it together with your hands until a soft dough forms, with the consistency similar to playdough. Continue adding little bits of water until the correct consistency is achieved.
  • Divide the dough into 10 pieces and roll them into balls, then cover them with a kitchen towel.
  • Cut a gallon-sized plastic bag into 2 large squares. Get out a pie plate with a flat bottom or tortilla press.
  • Heat a pan over high heat.
  • While heating the pan, place one of the dough balls between the two squares of plastic. Using a large pie plate with a flat bottom (or a tortilla press), apply pressure until you have a flat and even disk.
  • Place the disk onto the pan, and cook until it looks dry on the top, about 1 minute. Then flip it over and cook another 20 to 30 seconds until fully cooked. Place the cooked sope on a baking sheet and wait about 30 seconds until it has cooled, then pinch the edges up with your fingers to form the borders. Continue for all sopes.

Instructions for Refried Black Beans:

  • Mince the garlic.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant but before it browns. Add the beans, 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid, the salt, and several grinds of black pepper.
  • Turn the heat to medium low and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often and smashing the beans toward the end of the cook time, until most of the liquid has cooked out and the texture is mashed and thick, but not dry. Continue to add small amounts of the can liquid if the beans become too dry, and scrape the bottom and sides of the pan until you achieve a fairly creamy consistency where there are still some beans that are whole. Taste and season with additional salt as desired.

Instructions for Coleslaw:-

  • In a bowl, mix all these ingredients together.
Coleslaw

Instructions for Mexican Sopes:

  • On the sope disk, spread some chipotle sauce and hot sauce evenly.
  • Put the refried beans and coleslaw.
  • To top it all off, put some shredded coriander.

And of course, the last step to every meal, ENJOY!! Your Mexican Sopes are ready to be eaten! You’ve done a great job preparing them.

Anyways guys, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it. Drop a like if you did and comment below some other recipes you want me to give. Don’t forget to follow for notifications everytime I post! Thanks so much for reading this!

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Books vs Movies

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Do you ever wonder whether to Read the Book or Watch the Movie based on that book e.g. Harry Potter movies or Harry Potter books? Well I do too.. And today’s blog is about the same.

*THIS POST SOLELY CONTAINS MY OPINIONS. I AM NOT SAYING THAT A PARTICULAR MOVIE/BOOK IS GOOD or BAD*

I personally like book versions WAYYY better than the movie versions, but there ARE some movies which I feel are better than their books.

I feel that books are better because they include LOT more details than the movies. The movies leave out many pointers of the story which may or may not be important. Books have detailed information on every plot of the story while movies are just briefing about it.

Some books which I liked better than their movies are:-
1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie The book included a lot more content than the movie. The way the detective figured out the criminal was a lot more detailed in the book.
2. Wonder by R.J Palacio – This book is about the struggles faced by a facially deformed child. The book expressed the feelings and emotions of the child way better than the movie. The movie focused more on the challenges the child faced in his life but did not show much feelings.

Some movies which I liked better than books are:-
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I feel like the movie version expressed the feelings and emotions better than the book. The movie actually resulted in me crying a tad bit because of the emotions connected to the story.
2. Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins – After watching the movie, I felt that the actions in the movie were better displayed than the book. Also, while reading the book, I got really bored because the storyline was moving too slow for my liking. But the movie was slightly fast paced so that you could understand everything happening in the movie.

Let’s just put it this way. If you only want to get the gist of the story, the movie would be an ideal option. But if you want to understand all the things happening in the story, read the book.

Anyways guys, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it. Drop a like if you did and comment down below whether you prefer Books or Movies more. Don’t forget to follow for notifications everytime I post. Thanks so much for reading this!

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Random Facts About Earth

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Today, I want to share some interesting facts about our planet Earth many may not be familiar with. So here are the facts:-

  • Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing.
    This deceleration is happening almost imperceptibly, at approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years, although the rate at which it occurs is not perfectly uniform. This has the effect of lengthening our days, but it happens so slowly that it could be as much as 140 million years before the length of a day will increase to 25 hours.
  • Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
    The other seven planets in our solar system are all named after Roman gods or goddesses. Although only Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were named during ancient times, because they were visible to the naked eye, the Roman method of naming planets continued even after the discovery of Uranus and Neptune.
  • Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System.
    This varies according to the part of the planet; for example, the metallic core is denser than the crust. The average density of the Earth is approximately 5.52 grams per cubic centimetre.
  • Earth is not actually round in shape; in fact it is geoid.
    This simply means that the rounded shape has a slight bulge towards the equator which happens solely because of the rotation of the Earth.
Image Credits: Google Images
  • There is uneven gravity on Earth.
    Because our globe isn’t a perfect sphere, its mass is distributed unevenly. And uneven mass means slightly uneven gravity. One mysterious gravitational anomaly is in the Hudson Bay of Canada shown below. This area has lower gravity than other regions, and a 2007 study finds that now-melted glaciers are to blame.
Image Credit: LIVESCIENCE
  • Earth has 1 moon and 2 co-orbital satellites. Earth has 1 moon. Plenty is known about this body. But there are 2 additional asteroids locked into a co-orbital orbit with Earth. They are called 3753 Cruithne and 2002 AA29, which are part of a larger population of asteroids known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs).
  • Earth might once have had two moons.
    A teensy second moon — spanning about 750 miles (1,200 km) wide — may have orbited Earth before it catastrophically slammed into the other one. This titanic clash may explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, said scientists in the Aug. 4, 2011, issue of the journal Nature.
Image Credit: LIVESCIENCE

Wow. When I myself read these facts, I was like……. ‘Earth, what are you doing?!’ But seriously, these facts are so intriguing and I’m glad to get to know them.

Anyways guys, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it. Drop a like if you did and comment below some other facts about Earth which you found interesting! Don’t forget to follow for notifications everytime I post. Thanks so much for reading this!

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P.S. – Credits to space-facts.com, livescience.com and universetoday.com

It’s IPL Time!

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As you guys might know, the Indian Premier League is starting from Saturday. Woohoo! I am so excited!! No other sports league excites me as much as IPL does because cricket is my favourite sport. I have been waiting since DAYSSSS for this to start. The league was supposed to start on 29th March, but due to COVID-19, it got postponed.

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My favourite team is Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) because of BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR. I AM HIS DIE-HARD FAN. He is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE CRICKETER and I LOOOVE his bowling. I will finally get to see him in action after a whole 283 DAYS!!!! So I support SRH every year in IPL. My second favourite team is Delhi Capitals(DC). If not SRH, I think DC should win the title.

This year IPL will be played from September 19th to November 10th across 3 venues – Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There will be 56 matches played across 46 days and 10 days will be double-headers (i.e. 2 matches in a single day). If you want to see the full IPL schedule, click here!

I personally think that IPL is the best format of cricket to be played during COVID-19. Cricketers have not played any cricket in last 6 months and IPL will be a good tournament to gear them up for the series against Australia starting 3rd December.

7 players have already pulled out of IPL, many of them cited ‘personal reasons’ which more or less are concerned with COVID-19. These 7 players and their replacements are:-
1. CSK – Suresh Raina – Not yet replaced
2. MI – Harbhajan Singh – Not yet replaced
3. DC – Jason Roy – Replaced by Daniel Sams
4. KKR – Harry Gurney – Replaced by Ali Khan
5. MI – Lasith Malinga – Replaced by James Pattinson
6. RCB – Kane Richardson – Replaced by Adam Zampa
7. DC – Chris Woakes – Anrich Nortje

Anyways guys, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it. Drop a like if you’re as excited as me for IPL to start and comment below your favourite team. Don’t forget to follow for notifications everytime I post. Thanks so much for reading this!

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Book Review – A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder

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Today, I will share my thoughts on the book series ‘A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder’ and ‘Good Girl, Bad Blood’ by Holly Jackson.

*This post does NOT include spoilers*

The books are SUPER AWESOME!!! They are preferably for teens, who like to read about Thrill, Action, Crime and Mystery.

The two books are:-
1. A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson – 400 pages
2. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson – 432 pages

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The first book is about a high school junior, Pippa Fitz-Amobi, who wishes to uncover the truth about a 5 year old crime. Five years ago, Andie Bell, 17, disappeared from the town and her body was never found. All allegations without adequate evidence were placed onto her boyfriend, Salil Singh, who was found dead. The case was declared closed. Pippa remembers how kind Salil was, and wishes to prove his innocence, if not find out what actually happened to Andie.

In the second book, Pippa’s best friend’s brother Jamie goes missing. It’s a normal habit of Jamie to go missing, but this time, his family senses something is actually awry. Pippa really doesn’t want to take on this case because of the dangers her family faced after the Andie Bell case but she thinks she really doesn’t have a choice. She goes on to find what actually happened to Jamie. During her journey, she faces a breakdown and considers not finishing the case. Find out who helped her gather up her thoughts and what went on to be a really twisted case.

On the whole, I would rate this book a solid 4.5/5. A while after I started the second book, I was kind of disappointed as to why the same crime was committed in both the books. Why both the people went missing. But towards the end, I figured that the TYPE of crime in both the books were very different. This is the only thing I think could be better. Other than that, it’s a GREAT book and I VERY HIGHLY recommend reading this.

Go on this journey with Pippa, and find out ‘The Truth’ about Andie Bell and Jamie. What actually happened to them? On your way, you’ll find unexpected twists and turns which will completely overturn the outcome, and which the police would have never even guessed….

Anyways guys, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it. Drop a like if you did and comment below what other book reviews you want me to do! Don’t forget to follow for notifications everytime I post! Thank you so much for reading this!

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