Step Forward to End Violence Against Women

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Support Me as I Step Forward To End Violence Against Women

I am walking to honour the women and children that Interim Place serves, who have the courage and the resilience to step out and start a new life full of peace and free of violence. I am making a statement that Violence Against Women is unacceptable and its time we step forward to end violence in our community. Your generous donation will go directly to supporting the women and children currently supported by Interim Place through our Shelter & Community and Outreach Programs.

Support Our Team

Every step you take and every dollar you raise is going to save a woman who was emotionally,physically, verbally or sexually abused by her partner. On Sunday morning August 30th ,2015 join us in “Steps to End Violence Against Women”

It’s time to take some serious “Steps” towards making it clear to everyone that women are human beings too and deserve equal respect,dignity and freedom as men.

So if you are a daughter, a mother , a sister , a wife or a girlfriend please donate generously to show solidarity for your fellow women beings and yes if you are a father, a brother, a husband or a boyfriend who loves and respects the women in his life you are welcome to join the walk too and please donate generously.
Lets all step forward to end violence against women !

Step Forward To End Violence Against Women.
On Sunday August 30th, 2015 please join us and participate in Interim Place’s 4th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk. The Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk gives everyone within our community the opportunity to join together to end violence against women and girls. Everyone is welcome to join us for a 3 km walk along the Lakeshore to the beautiful Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens! Join us afterward for lunch, face painting for the children and many other activities!

Event Details

Date: Sunday August 30, 2015
Location: JC Saddington Park , 53 Lake Street Mississauga, ON
Time:
Registration 9:30AM
Opening Ceremony 10:00 AM
Walk begins 10:45 AM
Lunch and Entertainment to Follow

Why We Walk?

We walk to:

Honour the 28 Women and Girls who have lost their lives to violence in the past 10 years in Peel.
Honour the Women and Children we serve; who have the courage and the resilience to “step out” and start a new life full of peace and free of violence.
Make a statement that “Violence Against Women is unacceptable and it is time we take a “step forward” to end violence in our community and our homes!”
Raise funds to support Women and Children currently being supported by Interim Place through our Shelters & Community Support and Outreach Program.

P.S. I am passionate about this cause, because I am a survivor. It’s been 7 years for me, and each year I participate in this walk and events to show my support for this! Please donate, and spread the news & and I’d love to see you also come out and walk with us!

Hina’s World: Recipe: Creamy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Surprise

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I saw these recipes listed in my Pinterest feed, yet I used my own version.  Upon my own excitement in trying this, I forgot to follow it step by step, and just improvised it into my own mix.         It was a HUGE hit in my house, and as my kids tried to figure out where this creamy base was from; it was finally revealed as “cream cheese” and cheese on top, and they loved it.
I did remind them of lasagna, and liked this method of way to eat their spaghetti.

Ingredients:

1 pkg spaghetti, (cooked according to the package, drained and strained and set aside).
1 jar of tomato sauce
1 cup of water
1/2 cup sour cream
8oz cream cheese softened
1 pkg shredded cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
optional: 1lb of ground beef, cooked- until it remins no longer pink, but lightly browned.   add a chopped onion, some garlic and ginger, and seasonings to taste.
optional: 1 cup of cottage or ricotta cheese or skip altogether
2 Tbsp butter melted (plus on bottom of baking dish, grease lightly with butter.
Seasonings; sea salt, or pink salt, black pepper, italian seasonings and herbs

Preparation:

1.   Preheat oven to 450’F.

2. In a large bowl add cream cheese, sour cream, and ricotta/or cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of water.    blend until smooth.  Set aside.

3.   Boil spaghetti as per package, until tender, and drain, and rinse in cold water and set aside.

4.   In a large fry pan cook ground beef until it no longer remains pink, and lightly brown.  You can add a chopped onion, some spices into this, and some water, and lightly oil til it is cooked all the way through.

5.  In a bowl, combine the cooked ground beef, and tomato sauce, and 1/2 cup of water.     If you are skipping out the beef altogether, you can just mix these together as is, and leave it aside.

6.  In a large baking dish, grease/butter it lightly on the bottom to prevent the noodles from sticking.

7.   Add spaghetti, on top add cream cheese mixture, and then meat or tomato sauce mixure.    Keep repeating layers across the pan thinly until completed.  Sprinkle seasonings and herbs on tp.

8.   Bake on 450’F or 30 mins, uncovered then add the shredded cheese, and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is lightly melted and lightly browned.

9.  Remove from oven and serve into wedges or slices.    Enjoy!

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Thank you!

Hina’s World: Recipe Vegetable Chow Mein Noodles and Peanut Schezwan Sauce

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Ingredients:

1 pkg chow mein noodles
1 pkg frozen veggies (with bell peppers, asparagas, carrots)
1 chopped onion
1 chopped sweet colored peppers each
1 tbsp garlic ginger paste
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 bottle schezwan sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp chili sauce or hot sauce
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 bunch chopped green onions
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro and curly parsley
2 packages of Vi-Bites Glorious Greens
2 packages of Vi Bites Fiesta Nut
1 Tbsp of peanut butter

Preparation:

1.  In a large pot of water set on high heat, boil water, and add noodles.

2.  While noodles, is cooking, add the package of frozen veggies into a microwave bowl, add a little water and set it for 4 minutes.

3.   In a large wok or griddle, add olive oil, add the chopped onions, and chopped bell peppers, cook for several minutes until onions are soft.

4.  At this point, the veggies should be done in the microwave, drain and add to the griddle, stirring it occasionally for 5-10 minutes.

5.  The noodles should start cooking, check on it to make sure it’s not too soft.

6.   If noodles is ready, drain and set aside.

7.  While veggies is still cooking; in a bowl add the garlic ginger paste, sea salt, black pepper, vinegar, hot sauce, and stir the mixture.  Pour into the veggies.    At this point, add the noodles and 1/2 cup of water and keep stirring every few minutes, add the peanut butter and stir it in.

8.   Add the Vi-Bites to the mixture, and add the soy sauce, and schezwan sauce.    Keep cooking it.

9.   Add chopped green onions, chopped cilantro and chopped curly parsley to it.   Keep stirring it making sure everything is mixed through.

10.   Serve, and enjoy!

This was a huge success and hit in the household.  Even my dad who ate the hour before; looked at it on his way out, to get a bowl and try.   My kids who wanted pizza, decided to split the homemade pizza (which I’ll share an easy recipe for in another blog entry), while they devoured this one.      The vi-bites was also a big hit as well as the peanut butter.

Please subscribe, like, and comment.  I would love to hear your feedback, if you love chow mein as I do, share with me in the comments below; the version you like to have.    I usually like to add chicken or ground beef to mine, but this one time it was solely vegetarian and the protein in it was from the peanut butter.

To get a hold of the Vi-Bites or info on it visit http://vibites.vi.com

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Hina’s World: Recipe Cheesy Bites

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This is a simple recipe, very easy to put together and make.

Ingredients:

1-2 tomatoes cut into quarters or sliced thick
sea salt and black pepper
zatar (seasonings)
spinach and herbs seasonings
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup mozarella cheese, shredded

Preparation:

1.   In a flat cookie sheet, lay the tomatoes down

2.   Sprinkle cheese over the tomatoes

3.  Sprinkle the seasonings; sea salt, black pepper, spinach and herbs and zatar on top.

4.  Bake in a preheated oven- or toaster oven 450’F for 15 minutes, until the cheese melts.

5.   Serve & enjoy.

Variation:  You can also substitute and use zucchini, or eggplant in place or bell peppers.  It does not have to be just tomatoes only.   You and and choose what you like.

Let me know how it turns out for you, or what methods do you use and what you like to add on it.

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Hina’s World: Recipe Hummus & Pita Chips & Grilled Peppers

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I had a few sweet peppers which I thinly sliced up, along with some diced pineapples and chopped tomatoes, drizzled some olive oil, sprinkle of sea salt, and black pepper.  These go great with the hummus and pita chips.

I used a store bought hummus for a quick snack; usually I like to make it fresh from scratch and I’ll post the recipe here as well.     As for the pita chips.    I used regular and brown pita bread, and cut them into slices.   Then on a large cookie sheet, I added the pita, and drizzled olive oil on top, sprinkled shawarma seasonings and this spice/herb called zatar which consisted or oregano, parsley, rosemary, sesame seeds and sumac in it.  I sprinkled that on top of the pita, then slightly toasted it in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes, it should be lightly soft and almost brown but not burnt.   Keep that aside.

Then in a large bowl; add the store bought hummus, drizzle olive oil on top, sprinkle red chili powder, and decorate with fresh parsley and cilantro, along with fresh olives, and sprinkle the zatar and shawarma seasonings.     Then serve with the pita chips.

OR

in a food processor or bowl using a blender or hand blender, add 1 can of chick peas.  blend that until smooth, add some yogurt, sea salt, black pepper, and tahini, blend again.    then add in red chili powder on top, and the oil, and other spices such as garlic ginger paste, lemon juice and cumin powder.        I like adding yogurt as it’s not as thick, but very cool and refreshing.   You can add other variations to this too, some use sour cream, and use greek yogurt, or even mayonnaise.  Totally up to you.    It’s a quick and easy preparation and a total hit with everyone.

Feel free to like, comment, and share this recipe.   Let me know how yours turned out.

Hina’s World: Recipe Gram Fritters & Yogurt Dip

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There is another version that I made just the other night;

Ingredients:

1 cup of gram flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garlic ginger paste
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 -1 cup of water
chopped cilantro/parsley
baby spinach
chopped onions and potatoes

1 tomato chopped up, sprinkle some sea salt and black pepper, along with some chopped cilantro.   This goes nicely with the spicy gram fritters and chutneys as the tomato is cool and refreshing.

Yogurt dip:

1 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup of water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic ginger paste
1/2 tsp coriander/cilantro chutney
1/2 tsp mint chutney and green chilies chutney

Preparation:

1. In a large bowl, combine the gram flour, with the spices and water in slowly til a batter forms.   Add the spinach, onions, and potatoes, chopped cilantro and parsley.
2.    Get a large frying pan, add 1 cup of oil, and heat it on medium-high heat.     Add the batter by spoonfuls, use ice cream scooper.    And fry until lightly brown on both sides.
3.   Let it cool/drain on paper towel, then mix the yogurt ingredients, and dip the fritters into the yogurt.    You can add chopped cilantro/parsley on top as decoration, and chaat masala.
4.  Eat this with tamarind and mint chutneys.     Or if you do not want the yogurt dip, you can eat as is; along with the chutneys as a dipping sauce.

This is one of the major foods that is made in Ramadan for breaking of the fast in Iftar, or also served to guests as appetizers.     There are other names for it such as Pakoras, Bajeeyays, and Gram Fritters.

Let me know how yours turned out, and like, comment, and share this recipe.

Hina’s World: Recipes Garlic Pasta & Grilled Veggies & Fruit Chaat Salad

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Ingredients:

1 pkg bow tie pasta (cooked according to directions on the package, cooked until soft,al dente, drained, set aside)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 onion diced
1 tomato diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1/2 bunch of swiss chard
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp garlic ginger paste

Preparation:

1.   In the same pot that you cooked the pasta in, add the olive oil, on medium-high heat, add onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cook for 5-10 minutes until they’re soft.   Add sea salt, black pepper and garlic ginger paste and mix it in.

2.  Add swiss chard, and stir it in, then add the cooked pasta into it.  Mix it.   Add more flavors if you want.

Grilled Veggies Ingredients

1 bell pepper chopped into thin strips
1 zucchini chopped into thin strips
4-5 rainbow carrots chopped into thin strips
1/2 bunch of asparagus cut in half
1 onion chopped into thin strips
1 tsp sea salt
drizzle with olive oil
black pepper
1 tsp coriander powder

Preparation:

1.  In a large grill, add the veggies from above, and drizzle olive oil on top.

2.  While on high heat, sprinkle the salt and black pepper and coriander powder on top.    Cook for several minutes until lightly brown and toss, to the other side, and cook on that for a few minutes.

3.  Serve onto a serving platter.

4.  You can take some of this and add it on top of the garlic pasta.

Baked Veggies

1.  In a large casserole dish add broccoli, chopped carrots, bell peppers, green beans, corn, baby potatoes, and any other veggies you want.

2.  Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper, according to your own taste.

3.  Bake in oven 450’F for 30 minutes and then serve.

Fruit Chaat Salad

1 apple diced
1 pear diced
1/2 bunch of grapes sliced
1 banana diced
1/2 bunch of mixed berries chopped (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries)
1 guava chopped
1 peach diced
1 nectarine diced
1 clementine chopped
1 plum chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp chaat masala
2 Tbsp orange juice

Preparation:

1.  In a large salad bowl, add the chopped fruits

2.  Sprinkle salt, black pepper, chaat masala (found in the Indian grocery stores), and orange juice.  Stir it making sure it’s coated around.

3.  Serve cold.

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I’d love to hear what you think.       Thanks for reading!    Have a pleasant week!