Fresh spring rolls are great for an evening snack during summer. They are very refreshing and great with sweet chill sauce.
Ingredients – L2R
- 2 ounces rice vermicelli
- 2 leaves lettuce
- 2 jalapeno
- 5 sprigs cilantro
- 1/4 cup pineapple
- 1 persian cucumber
- 2 string cheese
8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter)
Tried making some chocolate chip cookies with a twist. Unlike the traditional chocolate chip cookies, I added milk and dark chocolate (1/4th the desired quantity), and topped of the muffin with caramel and fruits.
- 2 1/2 cups APF
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk and dark chocolate chips
Made this as a surprise for my husband on his birthday.
Muffins are my favorites for a quick breakfast. Nothing is better then a warm muffin for breakfast during a hectic weekend.
Before sharing my recipe for the saffron pistachio muffin, I would like to share my recipe for a basic muffin. This can be had as in or can be topped with variety of flavors and nuts to add another dimension.
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
Mix all the ingredients and filling the cups to 2/3rd. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 mins. (use 15 mins for June).
For the Saffron Pistachio muffin add the following as well:
- 1/4 cup sugar.
- 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
- 1tsp cardamom powder
- 1tsp soaked saffron in warm milk.
After filling the cups, sprinkle with some chopped pistachios. you can prepare a glaze by mixing some powder sugar and water and pouring over the muffin.
I wanted to try making Shrikhand at home from scratch for Piyush during summer. Shrikhand is a thick, delicious dessert made from strained yogurt. It can be had with Indian flat breads like roti, poori, paratha. I made Shrikhand with saffron, nuts & cardamom. It can be made with Mango pulp, only cardamom etc.
6 cups – yogurt
1 tsp. saffron
1 tbsp. warm milk
12 tbsp. superfine sugar
1⁄2 tsp. green cardamom seeds, crushed
1 tbsp. pistachios, almonds, chopped
As mentioned in my previous posts I did a 7 day detox program, of course it included many cheat meals as we had an office outing, date night and special craving for Aapam. I tried to sticking to my diet plan but has a Cajun feat one day at Creole.
I lost 3.5 lbs in 7 days and absolutely had a great time doing it. I was able to completely cut off coffee / chai out and switched to healthier green tea (Numi toasted rice/ Tenren green tea) as green tea contains vitamin C, many amino acids and the highest concentration of catechins among teas.
I also experimented with Moringa powder which is the usual Indian drumstick leaves. Here are some quick Murungai keerai recipes: