19 July 2015

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Healthy Chicken meatball


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Morty: Hey, gang, come on! Look it, just `cause we're losing doesn't mean it's all over.

Phil: Cut the crap, Morty. I mean, the Mohawks have beaten us the last twelve years, they're gonna beat us again.

Tripper: That's just the attitude we don't need. Sure, Mohawk has beaten us twelve years in a row. Sure, they're terrific athletes. They've got the best equipment that money can buy. Hell, every team they're sending over here has their own personal masseuse, not masseur, masseuse. But it doesn't matter. 

Do you know that every Mohawk competitor has an electrocardiogram, blood and urine tests every 48 hours to see if there's any change in his physical condition?

 Do you know that they use the most sophisticated training methods from the Soviet Union, East and West Germany, and the newest Olympic power Trinidad-Tobago? But it doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter. IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER. I tell you, IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!

Tripper: And even, and even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we win! Even if we play so far over our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days. Even if God in Heaven above comes down and points his hand at our side of the field. 

Even if every man, woman and child held hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn't matter, because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk 'cause they've got all the money! It just doesn't matter if we win or we lose. IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!

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These dialogues almost sums up the motto of my life , my lifestyle , whatever I do - even blogging ,eating,laughing,writing,cooking,relationship,job etc etc...."Just keep going ,do your best ,enjoy ,have fun ,rest doesn't matter "....For me, "Life is not a race !" .."

The only person I compete with - is "ME ",to be a better person than I was yesterday ! The only thing I want to win is love and respect from my loved ones ,live the life God blessed me with, to the fullest, with gratitude ,so that ,when I'll look back tomorrow/future, it should make me feel the ultimate winner.

The only thing I am afraid to lose is self-respect , self-love , self - belief ,health and neither the last nor the least ,the people who matters me the most .....rest as they say or said .."IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!".
 
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Noodles overcooked that's what happens when u r busy in updating FB status :D..my bad!!

Woaaah !.. Now those dialogues did bring the philosopher in me Content and Happy...Well, that's what happens whenever I watch a movie,the lesson or it's inspirational side lingers with me forever... and if you don't remember these dialogues,it's from an old English movie, "MEATBALLS" ,Bill Murray's first movie I believe - it is actually a summer camp based story - quite simple ,like a documentary ,nice and little naughty ...but for me it was more like an inspiration ....and the above dialogues are my favorite !

There was this one more dialogue that touched me :-

Tripper: Kids are starving in India and you're walking around with a sombrero full of peanuts.. 
Isn't it amazing how an old American movie tried to incorporate and empathize with those underprivileged kids and their condition in India back then ..KUDOS!! ...and then there are a few Indians among us who still can't even sympathize or stand them or do something for them .......
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Ok ,though this post may sound like all about a movie but it is not - as a matter of fact it is all about just "MEATBALLS" . Little story ,little recipe ..these quotes just pops up in my head like sweet balls ..hahah...I mean whenever I make "Meatballs" ....now you know :)..

So, yes coming to the point,today's post is all about meatballs with a difference To Quote...Naah no more stories or quotes or philosophies but that this is a very healthy kinda meatballs made with Quinoa flakes,chicken,spices,onion and rest you'll see below and it is baked .Sounds healthy ?

So, here - this is how I make healthy spicy Chicken meatballs :

Healthy Chicken meatballs

Makes 12 meatballs

Ingredients

Ground chicken - 250 g 
Onion,sliced - 1 cup
Green chilli - 1 no. (optional)
Garlic ,chopped - 1-2 cloves
Parsley leaves  - a few
Sriracha sauce - 1-2 tablespoons
 Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil - 1-2 tablespoon
Any cheese ,grated - 2 tablespoon
Quinoa flakes - 1/2 cup
Egg,beaten - 1

Marinara Sauce

Method:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Put oil in a pan and put onion,green chilli and stir fry until translucent.Add chopped garlic to it and fry for a minute.
  3. Cut the chicken into long strips and stir fry with the above onion-green chilli-garlic mixture .Cover it for a minute to cook it faster .Remove the cover ,add the parsley leaves, fry everything until the chicken is well cooked.
  4. Keep it aside to cool a bit.
  5. Mix quinoa flakes,beaten egg,cheese,sriracha sauce and the above chicken stir fry mixture ,put them in a mixer jar /blender and make/blend it into a pliable mixture not a paste though.(That can be easily rolled into neither too coarse nor too fine balls).
  6. Now,roll the mixture into small balls .
  7. Line an oven safe tray or pan with a parchment paper .
  8. Place the meatballs onto the parchment paper and bake it for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Once done dunk them into the marinara sauce and keep them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes - 1 hour to make it more flavorful.
Or,enjoy it hot with spaghetti and marinara sauce or in any other way you like it.

 

Notes :

  • Parmesan cheese is usually used but any cheese will do or can be even omitted.
  • Instead of parsley leaves you can also use basil leaves,sriracha sauce can be substituted with any red hot sauce or even ketchup and red pepper flakes.
  • I didn't have quinoa powder so used the quinoa flakes I had but instead of quinoa flakes ,you can use just the usual breadcrumbs .

By the way ,is it just me or did anyone have meatballs with noodles and marinara sauce ..looked similar to me hhehehe...I didn't have spaghetti on hand  ...well, as they say ,"IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER" !! Cheeky Smile.........


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