Fast Food vs. Fresh Food

Fast Food vs. Fresh Food


This is the story told by Jussi and we would like to get your feedback on the comment buttons below.

Jussi used to eat fast food most of the time when he was eating outside since his childhood. At the age of 28, he is overweight and diagnosed with diabetes. While asking for the most important reason why he got diabetes, he associates his habit of eating fast food i.e. junk food. Digging deeper, we found that his favorite place for fast food used to be the most famous brand in fast food industry. He only read recently various blogs and movements on why fast food is not healthy! One of such initiatives he mentioned includes, First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiatives . Jussi believes that as US has taken an initiative to avoid childhood obesity, the world will follow.

Jussi got introduced to a new fresh food restaurant called PikkuNepal and enjoyed eating fresh food. He has found a new beginning for a new healthy eating lifestyle. He loves Chicken Tikka, Raita and Nan Bread. As we keep on changing the food habits of thousands of people in Finland, we call for your support to support fresh food and discourage the fast food culture as soon as possible.

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Check peas Salad

CHANA SANJEKO

½ kg chickpeas boiled.
¼ Kg cucumber, cut into cubes
½ dl lime juice.
Salt to taste
¼cup sesame seeds, roasted, ground,
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 or 3 chilies, whole, dried
3 tsp mustard oil
½ cup water
¼ cup coriander, fresh, chopped

Directions
Ina suitable bowl, combine chickpeas, cucumber, turmeric, salt, ground sesame seeds, lime juice, half of the green coriander and water and mix thoroughly. In a small pan heat mustard oil until hot; add cumin seeds and red chilies. Fry them until brown. Pour it over check peas and cucumber in the bowl and mix them thoroughly; garnish with remaining green coriander leaves. Enjoy it as a salad or a side dish.

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Happy New Year 2009

PIKKU Nepal best wishes for the Year 2009

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Tomatoes Achar (Pickle)

Tomatoes has been prominent part of Nepalese cuisine. So if you ever try Nepali ‘Dal Bhat’ then you will surely come across ‘Achar’ (pickle) made of tomatoes. Here is the lovely recipe to make it:

  • 2 cloves peeled garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2-4 hot peppers, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water

For five minutes saut the garlic and the ginger in the oil, add some peppers and spices as per your taste and saut a few seconds more. Add the tomato and the w ater and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the achar is the consistency of catchup.

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