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Chickpea Salad with Ginger

Easy to make, from today’s New York Times

Chickpea Salad With Ginger
Time: 10 minutes with precooked chickpeas

1 tablespoon cumin seeds or ground cumin
3 cups cooked or canned chickpeas (rinse canned ones)
2 bell peppers, red, yellow or orange; cored, seeded and diced
1 red onion, diced
1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced, or more to taste
1 tablespoon sugar, optional
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves.
1. In a dry pan, toast cumin seeds over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Grind to a powder using a spice mill, coffee grinder or mortar and pestle. If using ground cumin, lightly toast.

2. In a large bowl, toss all ingredients but cilantro. (You can prepare dish up to this point in advance; let sit for up to 2 hours.)

3. Taste and add more salt, pepper or lemon juice if you like, garnish with cilantro, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings.

September 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 Comments

ExPat Labor Force Statistics Kuwait

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1.15 million expats working in private sector

From today’s Al Watan:

KUWAIT: An official census published on Thursday showed that around 1.15 million expatriates worked in the Kuwaiti private sector until June of this year.

The census, prepared by the Central Census Department, showed that males made up 93.5 percent of the expatriates, while 6.5 percent were female.

The study said that around 67.7 percent of the expatriates got salaries lower than 180 Kuwaiti dinars. About 63 percent of the expats were nonـArabs, while 37 percent were Arabs, the study added. ـKUNA

September 5, 2008 Posted by | Community, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, News, Social Issues | 8 Comments