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Random Sunday Questions!

I've been really enjoying these posts lately here on BT and thought I should make one for this Sunday Smiley Happy


1. What is your favorite genre of music?

2. What are you looking forward to next week?

3. What is the most recent makeup item you bought?

4. What did you have for dinner today? If you haven't ate dinner yet, what do you plan on having.

5. What is one of your holy grail products?

6. Any tv shows you'll be watching tonight?



My answers: 

1. Mainly R&B.

2. Hopefully finding myself a car! It's much harder then I thought.

3. Dior Addict Lip Glow.

4. A delicious fulfilling homemade caesar salad Smiley Happy

5. MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation.

6. Kardashians. 

Re: Random Sunday Questions!

Ohh, would love to see those recipes! I have some red lentil, bulgur, and quinoa that I need to cook somehow (I just buy random things that sound fancy then worry about cooking later...=X).


Semi-related. If you are using grounded meat for something (meatball, burger patties), I usually mix it with bread crumbs and/or crumbled/smashed tofu (tasteless, thus absorbs oil/flavor very well). It makes the "meat" taste much softer/fluffier.

Re: Random Sunday Questions!

Of course Kalex! :-) I don't really follow a recipe because I learned from my mom but here are the basics:


1. Start by soaking 2 cups of chickpeas overnight in water (just enough to cover all of them with water; you don't have to do this if you buy them in a canned form)


2. Pour about 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil or olive oil in a deep pan (preferably with a glass lid) and start heating it.


3. Once the oil is warmed up, add 1 bay leaf, a big black cardamom, 1 tea spoon of black pepper, 1 tea spoon of garlic paste, 1 table spoon of dry mango powder, 1.5 table spoon of red chillie powder (or to taste), salt (to taste) and mix it all together in the warm oil.


4. Transfer the chickpeas (without the water) in the same deep pan. BE SUPER CAREFUL because the oil is warm and it might splatter if you're not careful.

5. Mix it all together and be careful of the warm oil

6. Add a couple of diced tomatoes to the same pan and continue mixing the mixture together.

7. Now cover the pan with the lid and let it sit on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Keep opening the lid every few minutes to stir the mixture. Also, at the end of the 15 minutes, take out a single chickpea seed and press it with a spoon to see if it is mushy. It shouldn't be soggy, but you should be able to mush it very easily.


8. Once you think all the chickpeas are that solid but easily mush consistency, you're done! Smiley Happy


9. Garnish with finely chopped onions and green chillies Smiley Happy


I know it sounds crazy, but it's pretty easy once you know what you're doing. I highly recommend watching a few you tube videos before attempting this recipe. I would search for "chole recipe in a pan" for best results! I hope that helped and I really hope you like it! Smiley Happy


Re: Random Sunday Questions!

1. Gospel

2. receiving my new products i ordered from Sephora

3. lipstick by Nars

4.will probably skip dinner

5. Noxema

6. Dexter!!

Re: Random Sunday Questions!

1. That's tough...I can honestly say that I don't have one. I like oldies, pop, rap, R&B.


2. I am looking forward to just spending time with my little pet family this week. I'll be going to Hawaii the following week so I'm just cherishing my time with them before the big trip.


3. I bought a bottle of makeup remover from Sephora on Saturday.


4. Yesterday I had veggie apple sausages, kale salad, and mac n cheese.


5. The Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask is a life saver for when my skin acts up.




6. True Blood! 

Whimsically yours,

Re: Random Sunday Questions!

I LOVE my origins clear improvement mask too. I actually just used it today and everytime I do I just feel so clean. It really pulls all the impurities out of your skin. It feels like you're starting over from scratch like a clarifying shampoo for the face lol. Smiley Happy

Re: Random Sunday Questions!

1. What is your favorite genre of music?

-Alternative rock/pop/Top 40

2. What are you looking forward to next week?

-Only working 2 days... so far...

3. What is the most recent makeup item you bought?

-Nars Niagara, the LE teal MUFE eye liner (52L?) and some MAC products (had a make-over! Just starting to branch out into MAC)

4. What did you have for dinner today? If you haven't ate dinner yet, what do you plan on having.

-Popcorn shrimp last night

5. What is one of your holy grail products?

-I have to agree with Origins Charcoal mask - that and the Proactiv Sulfer mask keep my skin under control

6. Any tv shows you'll be watching tonight?

-Hmm don't watch too much TV but I will be checking out the new youtube beauty vids on my feed!

Re: Random Sunday Questions!

1. Metal, or some kind of variation of techno or symphonic music. Or a combination of all three mixed in together. 

2. Probably going to go furniture shopping with my hubby for our new apartment! Smiley Very Happy

3. Obsessive Compulsive nail polish and oddly enough, Origins Charcoal mask that was mentioned earlier. Smiley Happy Excited to see positive responses from people!

4. I ate a tuna sub on honey wheat with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion from Subway with some Cape Cod chips <3

5. BB Primer and Powderful foundation from Tarte Smiley Very Happy

6. Unfortunately for me, no more Hannibal until next year.. but for now, I'm really interested in starting Dexter. (FINALLY. lol)

Re: Random Sunday Questions!

I've had no internet for days and I've totally missed these question boards! Smiley Happy 


1. Oh, I am terrible at choosing, a bit of everything really. Post-Rock, Jazz, Electronic, old indie bands from 10-15 years ago, Anarcho-Punk, Trip-Hop, Alternative, I can enjoy almost anything. Smiley Happy

2. Leaving Mexico (and maybe hopefully hearing some news about my immigration paperwork)
3. Ordered a few glittery topcoats from the OPI clearout. 
4. I'm not sure, I am trying to eat whatever is left here in my fridge/cupboard before I leave, unfortunately it's a lot of pasta and rice and not many vegetables left, not very healthy. I'm jealous of homemade caesar salad and of spicy chickpeas! I'm going to make chana masala when I get to my parents' house!

5. Ooh, MAC powder foundation is a good one, I had a giftcard to use, so I ordered a new Studio Fix the other day to keep myself from ordering the Kat von D powder foundation without knowing for sure what shade I'd need, haha. 
6. If my internet connection holds up I'll watch the UFC from Saturday night when it finishes downloading, if not I will probably work on finishing The Brothers Karamazov, I've been reading depressing Russian novels because they've felt cheerier than my situation lately, hahaha.

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