Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party Sandwich

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Happy Halloween to all the little trick or treaters and also to the elders young at heart.I made these sandwiches for the halloween party.These are great for young kids.No party is fun without any games for the little ones.These sandwiches are perfect for a matching game where they can match the covers for their sandwich.

Ingredients
Slices of bread with the sides trimmed
Halloween Cookie Cutters
Nutella
Icing and Chocolate syrup

Method
Apply nutella to a slice of bread and to the other slice use the cookie cutter to cut out the shape.Set the cut shapes aside.Make a sandwich by using the cut out open slice.Make as many sandwiches as needed.On the cut out bread cover shapes use icing and chocolate syrup to make eyes,mouth etc.Kids can then match their bread shapes to their sandwiches.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Diwali Wishes

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HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DIWALI WISHES TO ALL


Black Chickpeas - BWW

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Sending this to Susan's Black and White Wednesday

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sweetened Sesame Treats

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Ever feel like munching on sesame seeds but munching on the plain ones don't entice you why not sweeten them and pop a few a day.That's exactly what I do,I  powder them or sometimes make them into spheres and pop them whenever I have a sweet tooth.

I am happy to share that this recipe has already been featured at Honest Cooking a Revolutionary and International Cooking Magazine,where you can find interesting articles and delicious recipes by various bloggers,writers,photographers from around the world.You can find this recipe and more of my posts here.

Ingredients
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
3 1/2 tbsp golden brown sugar(+/- as per taste)
4 whole green cardamoms

For binding
1 tsp clarified butter
Warm water(a little more than a tsp)

Method
Dry roast the sesame seeds making sure not to burn it.When cooled well,grind it with cardamoms and brown sugar.Transfer to a bowl  and mix well.Add butter and water to bind.Apply some butter to the palms and make small spheres.Store in the refrigerator and enjoy as you please.Alternatively you can store them as powdered in the refrigerator.
Note:You can skip the butter for binding and use water instead.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Healthy Smoothie

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In my opinion the best and surest way to get all the nutrients the body needs is by consuming fresh fruits,vegetables,greens,nuts,legumes-food at its most natural form.We are presented with contradictory reports every now and then.What was good food then is not so good food now.The best is to eat well,exercise well and laugh well.Get your vitamins and minerals the most natural way.Smoothies are a great way to do this and to get the daily nutritional needs.They are easy to make,easy to have and easy to clean up.Here is a super healthy smoothie.

Ingredients
1 ripe banana
Half a cucumber peeled and chopped
4 fresh organic dandelion leaves
3 tbsp vanilla flavored whey powder
Water about a cup

Method
Wash the cucumber and leaves well,discard the bottom of the dandelion greens.Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend on high.Drink immediately to reap the benefits.A healthy,fulfilling,nutritious and guiltfree drink.

Note:Dandelion greens may not be suitable for all,so consult a physician before having and buy fresh leaves from the organic stores.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

E-book 100 Yummy Diwali Recipes

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Diwali is synonymous with sweets and celebrations.IndusLadies has compiled the much awaited EBook for this Diwali consisting of "100 Yummy Sweets & Desserts recipes", contributed by various Food Bloggers! You can download it at http://www.indusladies.com/100diwalisweet.I am happy to announce that my Sunflower Seeds Sweet Treats has been featured in the book.Download and enjoy a Delicious Diwali!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vermicelli Kheer/Semiya Payasam

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With the festive season in full swing sweets and snacks are a daily feature. Vermicelli kheer has been made for ages as offering to god on auspicious days and also are a part of the feasts in Indian weddings and festivals. The soft texture of the cooked vermicelli with sweet milk makes it a delightful dessert.

Ingredients
2 cups 2% milk
1/2 cup vermicelli
1/2 cup sugar or as per taste
3 pinches saffron
1/4-1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp of cashews and pistachios-roast the cashews
Few golden raisins slightly fried in oil-optional
Rose water as per taste

Method
Bring milk to a boil in a microwave or on stovetop for 5 mins till the milk thickens a bit. In another vessel add 1 tsp ghee and roast the nuts on low heat and set aside. Cook vermicelli like pasta,drain water then add it to the milk,add saffron and stir to blend well. When the vermicelli is well blended add sugar and bring to a boil till the milk thickens a bit, add chopped pistachios, raisins and roasted cashews. Add rose water and stir to blend well. Enjoy hot or cold.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Flavored Milk for BWW

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Sending this to Susan's Black and White Wednesday

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunflower Seeds Sweet Treats

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For the upcoming Diwali on October 26th, 2011, Indusladies are compiling an E-Book called “100 Yummy Diwali SweetRecipes”. They are collecting sweet/dessert recipes from various bloggers to be featured in this E-Book. 
This E-book will be made available as a free download to our community's 1.3 Lakh+ members. In addition, they will also be making this E-Book available to 9000+ Facebook fans and Twitter followers. It's  lots of exposure to those food blogs entering the E-Book!! 
Those bloggers interested in submitting a recipe for this E-Book...all you need to do is as follows:
1. Send a link from your blog for a sweet / dessert recipe. It should also include the picture of the sweet/dessert. Your recipe, food picture, recipe URL as well as the entire blog URL will get featured in the E-Book.Now make a blog post in your blog announcing the E-Book compilation by IndusLadies and the recipe you are sending for this E-Book. That way inviting your co-bloggers interested to send in their contribution by Oct 10th,2011.
Between Oct 11 and Oct 26, make a blog post featuring the E-Book and announcing it is available for FREE download in IndusLadies. You will be provided sooner with the picture of the E-Book’s cover page that you will use to include in this blog post.
Send a sweet/dessert recipe link from your blog to partners@indusladies.com by Oct 8th, 2011.

Sunflower Seeds Sweet Ladoos
Ingredients
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar(+/- as per taste)
4 whole green cardamoms
For binding
3 tsp water
Method
Dry roast the seeds on low heat and let it cool completely.When cooled grind it in a coffee grinder along with cardamoms and brown sugar.Transfer in to a plate and mix to blend well.You will have an aromatic sunflower seeds powder.You can have them as is or you can use 3 tsp of water to bind them and make small spheres by rolling them in the palms.These spheres are versatile.They can be used for dumplings,can be used as stuffings for parathas,can be made into poli.Can be dipped in flour and deep fried or can be enjoyed as is...Enjoy!!
Note:Koya and sweetened coconut can be added if preferred.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Banana Plants for BWW

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Sending this to Susan's Black and White Wednesday

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