medam

Egyptian Food - Ful & Lentil Soup

Ful Medames (فول مدمس‎‎) is a dish of fava beans with vegetable oil, cumin, and sometimes parsley, garlic, onion, lemon juice, chili pepper and other vegetables, herbs & spices. It’s a staple food in Egypt, especially in the North. It’s also served in countries such as Djibouti, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Palestine, Jordan, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Saudi Arabia.

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Julieta Venegas - Lento

Si quieres un poco de mí
Se vuoi un po’ di me
if you want a little bit of me

Me deberías esperar
Dovresti aspettarmi
You should wait for me

Y caminar a paso lento, muy lento
E camminare a passo lento, molto lento
And walk slowly, very slowly

Y poco a poco olvidar
E a poco a poco dimenticare
And bit by bit forget

El tiempo y su velocidad
Il tempo e la sua velocità
Time and its speed

Frenar el ritmo, ir muy lento, más lento
Frenare il ritmo, andare molto lento, più lento
Stop the rhythm, go very slowly, much slower

Sé delicado y espera
Sii delicato e aspetta
Be delicate and wait

Dame tiempo para darte
Dammi tempo per darti
Give me some time to give you

Todo lo que tengo
Tutto ciò che ho
All I have

Si quieres un poco de mí
Se vuoi un po’ di me
if you want a little bit of me

Dame paciencia y verás
Dammi pazienza e vedrai
Give patience and you’ll see

Será mejor que andar corriendo
Sarà meglio che correre
It’ll be better than running

Levantar vuelo
Prendere il volo
Taking off

Y poco a poco olvidar
E a poco a poco dimenticare
And bit by bit forget

El tiempo y su velocidad
Il tempo e la sua velocità
Time and its speed

Frenar el ritmo, ir muy lento, cada vez más lento
Frenare il ritmo, andare molto lento, ogni volta più lento
Stop the rhythm, go very slowly, each time slower

Si me hablas de amor
Se mi parli d’amore
if you talk to me about love

Si suavizas mi vida
Se mi ammorbidisci la vita
If you soften my life

No estaré más tiempo
No starò altro tempo
I won’t spend more time

Sin saber que siento
Senza sapere cosa sento
Without knowing what I feel

Shahan Ful is a dish common in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and other parts of the Horn of Africa. It’s generally served for breakfast. It’s made with fava beans, served with green onions, tomatoes, and hot green peppers, sometimes yogurt, feta, olive oil, tesmi, berbere, lemon juice, cumin, and chili peppers, and eaten using bread for utensils. It’s similar to Egyptian Ful Medames.

No Soak, No Fry "Rubios Style" Pinto Beans

When we are eating a vegetarian diet it can get expensive because, ironically, in America, processed food is often cheaper than raw food. Another worry people have is getting enough of the “right” protein. In Mexico, Central and South America the answer is often beans and corn (maize).

Canned beans are expensive for those of us on a budget but dried beans are one of the cheapest foods available. Many people don’t like to deal with the overnight soaking and long cooking times to get beans tender. Well a pressure cooker works well but if you don’t have one this works just as well.

Ingredients:

1 pound pinto beans, well-rinsed
½ Tablespoon salt
¾ Tablespoon garlic salt
¼ Tablespoon ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 275 °. In an oven safe pot cover the beans with 1 ½ inch of water and bring to a boil on the stove top. 

Add salt and cover tightly. Bake in the oven for 75 minutes. Remove from the oven add garlic salt and black pepper and boil for twenty minutes. 

With a potato masher mash beans leaving some whole. 

You can then refrigerate the beans and then use them on tacos, with eggs for breakfast, with cheese on top, as a substitute for fava beans in ful medames or ask a quick healthy snack on a corn tortilla.

Kerala Elephant 

Due to huge ivory trade the Africa and Asia elephant numbers are depleted during 20th century on words. In some areas population where stable and growing. Every year in the month of Medam (Mid April -Mid-May) Kerala celebrate elephant festival as per the Malayalam Calendar. Elephants are used for religious activity (festival)  in temple and other work for timber yards. Most of the Hindu temple in Kerala owned elephants. Famous Guruvayur temple owned 60 elephants. The famous elephant in Kerala named Guruvayur Keshavan owned by this temple. One of the most celebrated festivals in Kerala is the Thrissur Puram  which attracts thousands of spectators during the festive time.

Kerala has 700 elephants. Most of them are tuskers. Unlike the African elephants, Asian elephants have tusks only in male.

Travelers can also visit Kodanad and Konni, two villages in Kerala where baby elephants are domesticated.

I made Half-Blood Funk, which is from Percy’s point of view while he’s fighting a monster

These camps

They’re like hot and cold

Celestial bronze

And imperial gold

These camps, they got good girls

Them good girls

Straight masterpieces

Stylin’, while in

Livin’ it up in both cities

I’m from Cabin Three, you better listen to me

Dam Annabeth is so pretty


I’m too hot (hot dam)

Call the Greeks and the Romans

I’m too hot (hot dam)

Make a dragon wanna retire man

I’m too hot (hot dam)

Say my name you know who I am

I’m too hot (hot dam)

Percy Jackson is smokin’

Break it down


Ima run a sword right through ya’ (whuoo)

Ima run a sword right through ya’ (whuoo)

Ima run a sword right through ya’ (whuoo)

‘Cause Half-Blood Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Half-Blood Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Half-Blood Funk gon’ give it to you

Friday night and it’s Capture the Flag

Don’t believe me just watch (come on)

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey, hey, hey, oh!


Stop

Wait a minute

Fill my cup put some  Blue Coke in it

Take a sip, sign a check

Leo! Get the stretch!

Ride to New Rome, Camp Half-Blood, Olympus, USA

If we show up, we gon’ show out

Fighting a monster today


I’m too hot (hot dam)

Call the Greeks and the Romans

I’m too hot (hot dam)

Make a dragon wanna retire man

I’m too hot (hot dam)

Say my name you know who I am

I’m too hot (hot dam)

Percy Jackson is smokin’

Break it down


Ima run a sword right through ya’ (whuoo)

Ima run a sword right through ya’ (whuoo)

Ima run a sword right through ya’ (whuoo)

‘Cause Half-Blood Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Half-Blood Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Half-Blood Funk gon’ give it to you

Friday night and it’s Capture the Flag

Don’t believe me just watch (come on)

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey, hey, hey, oh!


Before I kill you

Imma tell y’all a lil’ something

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up

I said Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up


Come on, fight

Jump on it

If you creepy then flaunt it

If you freaky then own it

Don’t whine about it, don’t kill me

Come on, fight

Jump on it

If you creepy then flaunt it

Well it’s Friday night and it’s Capture the Flag

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey, hey, hey, oh!


Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up (say whaa?!)

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up (say whaa?!)

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up (say whaa?!)

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up

Half-Blood Funk you up, Half-Blood Funk you up (say whaa?!)