Its hard to make my kids eat or drink once if they say no, its amazing how they taste and palette changes everyday, one day its their best favorite food in the whole world and the next day they refuse to even look at it. one day we buy Pears and the next day they refuse to eat and such is the case that made me invent this recipe. Lemonade is always a favorite so I mixed in remaining fruits like green Apple, Pear and Banana and wallah a fruit lemonade/mocktail was invented.I found this to be a great way to mask the fruit.
1/2 can of frozen lemonade concentrate
fruits of your choice I used ( Green apple and Golden Pears)
1 cup of Ice cubes
and Banana's for Garnish.
1. Cut Pears and Apples into cubes
2. Puree Pears, Apples,ice cubes and Lemonade concentrate in a blender
3. to the above add a 2 cups of water and strain through a fine sieve
4. Add chopped Banana's as topping and serve
Kids love it and I got my way to giving them fruit. This entry goes to dear Raaga for AFAM this months theme being Pears.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sprouted Moong Dal Wrap/Chaat/Sabji
This dish can double as a sabji,chaat/snack or wrap it in a roti/Tortialla.Its extremely simple with few ingredients and very quick to make.
1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, when hot add red chili flakes and sprouted Moong.
With spring fever around ,this would be an excellent brunch before you hit the trails. This is my entry for Mansi dears WBB- Balanced Break event.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Chinese String Beans
As a vegetarian I find myself having very limited choices when it comes to Chinese
Non-tofu dishes that are available in the restaurants, I love Chinese food but my choices are pretty standard when ever it comes to ordering either is Garlic Eggplant or Chinese String beans, both of which I love, sweet and spicy at the same time with a side of sticky Jasmine rice.
Today’s recipe comes very close to the restaurant version in terms of taste, I am also a huge Trader’s Joe fan, something about the store make it very earthy and the various options of food choices make it even more exciting. I especially love their chocolate truffles and Gelato hmmm to die for. I recently brought few sauces for my Chinese cooking and I must say I was impressed, brought Peanut sauce and Teriyaki sauce both organic with no meat products.
Serve hot with sticky rice . This makes one complete dish with or without rice.The best part of using these ready made sauce is it gets the flavors right without overpowering any one ingredient.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Added to this Deepa did shower me with the following award. A little about the award
"“Nice Matters Award is for those blogger who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.” "
Its only fair that I pass on this on to the nicest people I met personally from the blogosphere, my friends from the bay area and also to my dearest friend Rina,TC, Ash, Revathi, Mythreye, TasteTinkerer and AK.
I still need to come up with a recipe to use the morsels but I did put all the nuts to work with Nutty Rice Pudding. Rice pudding tasted extra special may be because of love it came with.
1 cup rice boiled
1 pint whole milk
2 cups of mixed nuts chopped ( I soaked the nut in hot water for 2 hrs and peeled the almond skin and chopped into small chunks)
2-3 elaichi finely powered
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp ghee
½ can condense milk
Boil rice in pressure cooker
Heat a tbsp of ghee in a pan add nuts and fry for a minute, then add boiled rice
Add milk, elachi and sugar to the above.
Allow it to boil on slow for about 10-15 minutes, mixing continually
Add condensed milk and mix once again
I know this is loaded with calories but once in a while its good to indulge in pure bliss. Keeping the chain alive I would like to pass this on to Mishmash ,Shankari, Ramya and Mansi.
Thanks again Deepa for the wonderful gift.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Today's Lemon Daal is made freshly from Lemons from my backyard,noting like the scent of fresh lemon, the essential oil from the lemon leaves has such a clean and fresh feeling to it. Citrus to me always comes synonymous to clean. Today's recipe is my contribution to JFI -Lemon, hosted by dear Coffee of The Spice Cafe.