Simple Sandwich

Ready in few minutes! Breakfast or snack or really any time of the day 🙂

Brown bread / wheat bread / multi grain bread

Power packed portion:-
3 table spoons of classic Yellow mustard
3 table spoons of honey
1 table spoon of date syrup
½ teaspoons crushed black pepper
Pinch of salt
Little fresh basil leaves (optional)
Beat them all together until they mix well

Spread the above dressing to the bread slices and sandwich them with your favorite veggies or sandwich sausages with a combination of lettuce leaves / fried onions.

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Grenadine Generation

Just Chill 😉

Supposedly the world’s First cocktail was sipped in London during the 1790’s……
Intro – A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains two or more ingredients—at least one of the ingredients must be a spirit

Ray of Hope:-
Organic Grenadine or pomegranate extracts are a wonderful source of antioxidants; contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C and healthy fiber.

Dark Side:-
Excessive Alcohol consumption is injurious to good health

Mix-o-logy

1 portion of Organic Grenadine or pomegranate extracts or concentrate requires 4 portions of water or as per the instruction on the bottle
Ideal measure 30ml / 60ml – Vodka
5- Pitted organic sweet Cherries crushed or finely ground in a mixer
½ teaspoon of organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon of castor sugar
5-6 small cubes of ice

Tools: Muddler to crush Cherries, bar spoon/ a long spoon to stir and obviously a cocktail shaker!

Put together all of the above items into a cocktail shaker!

Shake, until it mixes well and leaves a frosty outer surface.

Serve in a martini or cocktail glass……

End result – Happy High 🙂

Baked Penne Pasta

Calorie King:-

Penne Pasta (Cooked) = 450 Calories from the below recipe
Mozzarella cheese = 480 Calories from the below recipe

Ingredients:-
300gms – penne pasta
1 table spoon olive oil
1 Diced medium onion
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
400gms – chopped tomatoes
1 table spoon tomato purée
150ml- vegetable stock
2 table spoon dried mixed herbs (Oregano, Basil, and Thyme)
1 tea spoon freshly ground black pepper
125gms- mozzarella cheese, roughly sliced

Step by Step:-

  1. Pre-Heat the oven to 180°C or 350°F
  2. Cook the penne as per the pack instructions, run under cold water, drain and set aside
  3. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large non-stick pan
  4. Add in onions and garlic to fry for about 5mins
  5. Pop in the tomatoes, tomato purée, herbs, season with black pepper and stock. Bring it all to a boil, later reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 mins.
  6. Add the cooked penne to this sauce and give a good mix together, then transfer to an oven-proof dish. Arrange one layer of pasta and on top it with sliced mozzarella. Bake for 15-20 mins until the cheese has melted well.Serve the baked pasta, with salad and wholegrain bread.

    Feast on Fat!

     

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Guilt Free Okra Fry

Guilt Free Okra Fry (Ladies finger Fry)

Okra Invade on your Health:-
Very low in calories
Rich in Fibre
Excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-C and rich in B-complex group of vitamins
Also contains reasonable trace of minerals like iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium

Okra was first seen growing on the banks of the Nile and Egyptians were the first to cultivate which dates back to 12th century BC!!

Ingredients:
6-8 Okra / Ladies Finger (slight slit on its body)
2-3 table spoons Oil
1 small Onion chopped
2 pods of crushed Garlic
1 Slit Green Chili (optional)
1 – 2 tea spoons Chili Powder (as per taste increase / decrease the input)
1- Tea spoon of Garam masala powder
¼ tea spoon of Dry mango powder (if unavailable substitute with 1 medium sized tomatoes for tang)
1 – 1 ½ tsp. Salt (as per taste)
Cilantro to garnish

Stir it!
1. Heat the oil in a non stick pan
2. Add in onion, crushed garlic & (tomatoes, chilly) fry until translucent
3. Pop in the Okra / ladies finger , Fry until the stickiness vanishes
4. Add on Red Chili powder, Dry Mango powder (if available), Garam Masala powder one after other
5. Sprinkle salt to taste
6. Fry until brown and garnish with Cilantro / coriander. Also you can add ¼ tea spoon or few drops of lemon juice for that extra kick on your tongue!

Eat this with rice; eat it as an appetizer or however you like but Just Eat it 😉

Eat n Enjoy.

Breaking the Fast Fast- Tomatoes Cheese Potatoes

Breaking the Fast  Fast– Tomatoes Cheese Potatoes

Fast health benefits:-

A medium tomato is low in calories, good fiber and is full of healthy vitamins and minerals
Potatoes are a source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. Always best taken in limited quantities baked/mashed/cooked rather than fried 😉
Cheese mainly contains Calcium that helps prevent Osteoporosis, Migraine and PMS plus help bone mineralization. Also best if used in limited quantities at one consumption time frame.

Ingredients:-

1- Medium sized tomatoes sliced
1- Medium sized potatoes sliced
2 – Slices of cheese of your choice cut into pieces
½ teaspoon of dried oregano to sprinkle
½ teaspoon or salt to taste
2 – Slices of whole wheat bread
2-3 Tablespoons of HoneyMustard Sauce or any sauce or salad dressing of your choice

Quick Fix:-
1. Plate a layer of potatoes first, layer it with cheese pieces and finally layer the tomato slices.
2. Sprinkle the Oregano and salt
3. Pop into the microwave on the Vegetable boil / potato boil mode for about 3-5 mins until soft and cooked with cheese melting
4. Place the cooked Tomato Cheese Potatoes in between the bread slices, spread over the honey-mustard sauce

What are you waiting for? Grab a quick bite break the fast and rush to office 😉

Good Morning

Just a Little Lemon- No Soda!

Health Sips
Limes can be good for your digestive system as the acids in lime help breakdown food
Source of Vitamin-C in limes which Treat and prevent common colds and build immune system
Lime juice is high on potassium content that helps remove all toxins in the kidneys

Add a Tang:-
Use lemon juice to Marinate meat, over grilled chicken breasts or fish it makes them tender and juicy
Add tangy to the salad dressing combined with herbs, sesame seeds, pine nuts and olive oil
Base juice for most of the cocktails and mock tails

Why No SODA = S-sugar O-Obesity D- Diabetes A- Artificial
Too much soda increases the risk of diabetes and obesity!!

Squeeze it!
Freshly squeezed lime juice keeps in the fridge for up to a week in a tightly sealed container.
Juice out the Lemon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8YC0RkCu0g
1 whole lime = gives approximately 3 tsp. lime juice

Best Part Preparation Time: 5 to 10 Minutes

6 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp lemon juice (appox serves 4)
4 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp salt (for a sweet and salt effect)

Method
Combine the sugar and ½ cup of water in a pan and simmer till the sugar is dissolved do not over heat this mixture and always ensure these cools down
Add the squeezed lemon juice and 3 cups of water and blend in a mixer till frothy or just give quick stir

Optional
Few drops of rose water
Or
A pinch of chat masala powder in the end
4 to 6 ice-cubes

If you have Time 😉 Quick Home Remedies:-
Limes can rejuvenate your skin. For Oily Skin only combine 1 teaspoon of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of rosewater and 1 tablespoon of pureed cucumber. Apply on your skin, standby for 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
Cures dandruff, rashes, and help heal bruises – On the wet scalp gently massage 50 ml lime juice, leave for 10 minutes before rinsing with water it reduces / eliminates dandruff eventually
Just few drops of lime juice or lime oil in your bath tub leave your skin glow and refreshing
Citric acid is a great fat burner if you drink at least two glasses daily

Cheers to Good Life 🙂