Sunday, April 6, 2014

Green Smoothie

Its been a lot heard of but never tried kind of drink to me until yesterday. As I was cruising the aisles of Costco, came across a Vitamix Rep getting ready to wind up all her work. As I stopped by with my kid to show him the spread of fruits that was placed near the Vitamix blender, she asked me if I would like to try a green smoothie. I said sure, considering the fact that I've never seen one. She made a batch for herself and shared it with us for the taste.

So here goes the recipe as I saw her and made a mental note of the ingredients. I made a batch with the ingredients I had at home and turned out yummiiee!


Ingredients:
Vary the ingredients measure to your taste.
Spinach
Lemon
Ginger
Banana
Celery
Pineapple
Agave
Water
Ice cubes

Procedure:
  • Now, I don't own a vitamix. This was done in my preethi mixer. Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
That is it! I din't have banana, celery or pineapple. This recipe is so versatile, you can replace any fruit/fruits for the pineapple. I just made it with oranges sans banana / celery. So just make it with whatever ingredients you have and mix and match them. 



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Simple Vegetable Pasta in Spicy Tomato Puree

This is a quick fix recipe for a one pot dish. A good way to add kale to your dishes. Got this idea of adding kale to pasta from a friend... and works so well!



Number of Serving - 2
Pasta - 1 cup (cooked)
Kale
Vegetables - 1 cup
Spinach - a hand full
Onion - 1 chopped
Tomato - 1 and 1/2 chopped and blended to a paste
Turmeric powder
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 spoon
Freshly Ground Cumin and Fennel Seeds
Lemon
Salt
Olive Oil

Procedure:
  1. Heat oil in a wok, temper mustard seeds and urad dal. Add chopped onions and cook well
  2. Add chopped kale and cook. It takes a while for kale to cook.
  3. Add vegetables and salt and saute
  4. Add tomato puree and cook. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, freshly ground cumin and fennel seeds and cook well. Squeeze few drops of lemon
  5. Add cooked pasta and mix well

Here is another way to add kale to your menu... in roasted cracked wheat upma with bell peppers...