Friday, October 23, 2009

Simple salad with kidney beans

I hope you all had a happy diwali... We had a great time and made full use of it being on the weekend. In the evening, while I was blog hopping in my Happy Diwali mood, I had a dhamaka of a different kind. I got some spyware on my laptop, inspite of having Mcafee as the anti-virus software. I have tried quite a few things, but now the laptop is unusable. So before I can restage the laptop, my blog hopping will be minimal. Anyone has any tips on how to prevent such spyware attacks in the future? Did you face such problems earlier? What did you do? Please give any suggestions....

Now coming to my salad, this is inspired by our chef in the cafeteria. He served this salad on flat bread and a bed of mixed greens. It was amazingly good... Though I do have the recipe of the flat, I am still to try it out. So this is my version of his salad. You have to like either red kidney beans or goat cheese or both to like this salad. I am not a big fan of red kidney beans, but I still loved the salad enough to try it at home and my husband loves it now...

This chili is for Divya who is hosting JFI-Rajma, event created By Mahanandi.


Ingredients

1 can of Red Kidney Beans - drained and washed several times in cold water
2-3 handful of goat cheese crumbled
1 handful of basil leaves (I used cilantro at home)
10-12 red cherry tomatoes - chopped
few olives chopped (I had none at home)
salt to taste
peper to taste

How To
Warm the red kidney beans in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes to get it slightly warm. (The cafeteria chef put this salad on the flat bread and baked it for 5 minutes).
Add the goat cheese, basil leaves and cherry tomatoes and olives and toss well.
Serve with salt and pepper sprinkled on the top...




36 comments:

  1. The salad looks lovely. I'm sorry to hear that your computer has been attacked by spyware. I find the best program for spyware of Spybot Search & Destroy. It's a free program that you can download off the Internet. Despite being free it performs far better than any other program I've used. Good luck!

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  2. Palidor thanks so much for your lovely suggestion. Once the laptop is up - I will install it... I hope Mcafee will allow it to run, I will check....

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  3. What a lovely salad! It's nutritious and yummy! About the evil spyware, check out this link.

    http://kill-virus-computer.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-spyware-attacks.html

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  4. Nice salad dear.........I hope ur compute will get well soon......

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  5. Simply yummy Salad dea..!!! nice click too..looks so fresh
    I m sorry abt ur lap..
    i have installed somthing called PC tools Spyware doctor...its free...

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  6. Simple yet a delicious salad..hope ur system will ride of those spyware..

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  7. Looks like a lovely Mediterranean salad Somoo.

    Nothing to offer on the laptop though. I am quite tech challenged and don't know much beyond restart.

    Happy Diwali

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  8. That salad looks delicious, hope you find a solution for they spyware wreck.

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  9. very colorful and healthy salad somoo.you are yet to pick ur award from my blog.

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  10. Hello Somoo, that simple salad looks simply delicious and so full of nutrients...could grab this as a quick lunch even ! I am so sorry to hear about the computer troubles, I faced a similar situation when a hacker got into my lap top while using skype to talk to my folks back home. I have norton, but they still got passed it, don't know how.... i think Palidor's suggestion is great and I might take her advice as well. Good Luck ! Hope it is resolved soon....

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  11. Lovely looking salad Somoo! :-)

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  12. Your salad looks so warm and inviting and nurturing!

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  13. hey somoo,
    The salad looks gorgeous :)
    Hope you had a great Diwali :)

    TC

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  14. try spybot, I am so impressed with it. another suggesion, try switching to google chrome..there snt any unnecessary pop ups..I have never tried goat cheese..i dont knw what..but something has been stopping me from trying it..may be now I will

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  15. so colourful and healthy,,,hope ur problem gets fixed soon..wish i could do something, but have no idea abt all this at all...

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  16. looks so colourful..am sue it would go so well with the flat bread and the greens..

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  17. Yummy colorful Salad. Hope your Computer is ok now:).

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  18. Salad looks really simple and delicious!
    Sorry no idea abt sypware...so cant help

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  19. nice and healthy salad and absolutely no idea about spyware.

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  20. that's a lovely salad somoo and also simple to make!

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  21. The dish looks fab.I am not big on Kidney Beans but love, love goat cheese!
    Don't get me started on spyware and malware!We had it couple of times and usually we system restore and it works.
    Go to Control Panel->Perf and maintenance->System Restore->Restore my comp to an earlier time ( A time and day when you know the system did not have sypware on it.)If you had any applications installed on or after the selected date, they will be gone and you need to reinstall it.BUT this only works 3/4ths of the time.Other wise,we back the data up and install from scratch.It depends on the type of spyware you have..
    Hope it helps!

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  22. Looks very delicious and colorful...

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  23. Thanks friends for the lovely suggestions... I have installed Chrome and not touching laptop anymore... Lets hope I am spyware free now!

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  24. Lovely colorful salad. Looks so good. YUM!

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  25. So colorful a salad. Notable recipe.

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  26. SIMPLE N yummy recipe!!

    LOVED your diwali platter...

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  27. I am glad you liked it. So sumple - right ?

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  28. Hi Somoo, thank you ! I am so glad you liked the brownies enough to try them out. Sadly I don't have the picture or post any longer, but this is the recipe I followed. The list of ingredients is very simple and commonly at hand so its quick to put together. I hope your little ones will like it : )

    http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1810,157187-233202,00.html

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  29. Very nice, healthy, colourful and lovely salad. I will definitely try your recipe.

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  30. Hello again Somoo, This is just a quick one to let you know you have recieved an award at my place. Please drop by when you have a moment okay ?... Thanks : )

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  31. Healthy yet delicious salad, great click!

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  32. Babli & Mythreyi - looks great...
    Nat - thanks so much for passing on the awards to me...

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  33. Nice! I prefer cilantro over basil. Canned beans make life so easy. Haven't done a bean salad with goat cheese, I always use Feta. The cherry tomatoes look gorgeous.

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