Its summer! And of course, it is hot and bright. While I enjoyed summer with all its brightness, it started getting warmer day by day. Then came the day when clouds just zoomed in out of nowhere, and we had heavy rain in the afternoon.
In my last blog post, I shared a few interesting drinks that will help you sleep better. Going forward with the flow you must also take care of the food you eat for dinner.
Had dinner a couple of hours before sleep? You feel a little hungry and want to drink or munch something. Usually, you would opt for a hot cup of cocoa or coffee or munch chocolate or have cuppa noodles. These food items though tasty, will disturb your sleep.
French toast is normally sweet and is a common breakfast dish. But sometimes we do not want to have a sweet breakfast.
The famous quote “Stressed spelled backward is Desserts “, is so true, especially for people who have a sweet tooth like me. So here I am with a very easy and simple recipe for the most famous dessert, cakes, and muffins. But this is a very common recipe, then why am I presenting it here again? I am going to show you how you can create variations with different flavors by changing just a couple of ingredients. There are some ingredients that form the base batter and the rest are added for flavor.
Biryani and raw mango, both are known for their distinct aroma and taste. Both have an immense fan following. You would be thinking why I have tried to combine both when they are poles apart. It is difficult to imagine but the dish came out to be amazing. I have tried to maintain the authenticity of both the nostalgia while ensuring they are exquisitely blended. The biryani is made of subtle spices to keep the aroma and taste of raw mango prominent.
Green beans also are known as French beans, string beans or snap beans is a nice crunchy low-calorie food rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Silicon (good for healthy bones, skin and hair) However, most of the time its hidden being part of mixed vegetables in dishes like fried rice, noodles, pasta, salad or soup. And if not, its stir-fried, sauteed or gravy version is not very popular. So, I thought why not bring the green bean dishes into the popular exotic category.
With the onset of COVID 19, we have all the members of the family confined within homes. Schools are closed and corporate are working from home. We cannot go out anywhere and all vacations are canceled. “I am feeling bored” “What will I have for lunch/dinner” and so on. These are the most common cribbing in our households now. This leads to a new challenge of engaging the kids and making food interesting. While I will share some doses on engaging the kids with my posts in parenting and well-being, I will also help you in making the regular cuisine more interesting.
The feeling of “We want to have something different today” is very common across the world. But we do not want to spend much effort to fulfill this feeling of ours as well. Here’s an easy alternative… Add a dash of flavor in your daily bread. May be little cinnamon powder, spinach paste, crushed garlic. Twist the chronology of ingredients in your curry or side dish. Change the way you add your ingredients, like add fried onion instead of raw ones. Add dash of flavor, may be a dollop of butter, a sprinkle of oregano, few leaves of mint, few drops of lemon or a pinch saffron does the miracle. In fact, have you ever tried adding a pinch of sugar in a salty dish or vice versa? The change of taste will surprise you.