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Bamia and Beef Stew (this will make your kid eat veggies)

I tried cooking okra (bamia) and beef stew last night and my family loves it. I was craving for some veggies and it was okra I wanted. I had this dish in a Lebanese restaurant before but in that the okra was overcooked and I don't like my veggies soggy. The only solution to that is to cook this dish my way. I don't have pictures of it though, I do have a habit of not taking photos of the food I cook after a I cook it and then regret it until I want write about it. So anyways, we had a very sumptuous dinner last night, I even get to make my daughter try some okra (for her it is one veggie at a time) and I am happy about it. I want my kids to be veggie eaters like me. This dish is very easy to cook and use less ingredients too. You will need 500 grams beef 500 grams okra (bamia) cut the heads and tails off 2 cans of tomato puree 1 onion chopped 5 cloves garlic chopped juice of 1 lemon or half if you don't like it very sour salt and pepper beef stock or water ol

NYE 2013 and the lost car key

One week before the new year, we have an on and off plan to be at the Burj Khalifa to watch the fireworks with the kids and some friends. On and off because I have two kids with me and the thought that EMAAR is expecting 2M people to usher 2013 in this venue, it means chaos, traffic jams, over crowding, waiting long hours and coming home after 3 am in the morning. Then the day came, 31st of December, before I went home, me and my husband already decided to bring the kids there and be with everyone and celebrate the new year with a bang! oh yeah! Then its already time to go home from work, he is late, I wonder where could he be. I ring him and with a weird awful voice he said "hon the car key is missing". The news froze me from where I was standing. We only have one key and no spare so I told him to try to find it and maybe he just misplaced it. In the meantime, I went to the nearest grocers to buy the things for our media noche. Once I'm done, I ring him again, still n