Month: June 2015

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Summer Fattoush Salad

Happy Friday folks! How has your week been? Today we have for you a middle eastern salad called the Fattoush Salad. You will find this salad on the menu if you go to any middle eastern restaurant. For all my vegetarian friends who are looking for a quick meal and for all my meat eating friends looking for a recipe for your meatless days of the week, here is one you can refer to. This lemony, zesty nutritious salad is quite a  filling one so you can easily make this a part of your meal or your whole meal itself. Below, in this recipe, I have explained how to make this salad two ways. I like them both ways, and I choose one over the other depending on how much time I have to pack my meal. So go ahead and try it and let me know how you liked it! For the Fattoush Salad 2 cups of buttermilk or 1.5 cups of labneh 2-3 pita bread 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 4-5 radishes, thinly sliced …

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Mini – Blueberry Pancakes

It’s the weekly recipe time again! Hope you are all enjoying our wide variety of weekly recipes. As usual, we would love to hear from you about what you like about our recipes and what kinds of cuisines or recipes you would like to see in the future. Well without further ado, we bring to you the simple, yet delicious Blueberry pancakes. Today’s breakfast recipe is intended for a weekend or a day when you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. This is not something you quickly put together, but something you spend time making and then savour bite by bite. This also makes for a great breakfast in bed recipe..All of you planning for a father’s day surprise for your dads, make a note! Alright then, go ahead and checkout our recipe and let us know how you liked it!    For the Mini – Blueberry Pancakes: 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 3 tbsp sugar 1-1/2 cup whole milk (plus more as needed) 1 egg …

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Doro Wat – Spicy Ethiopian Chicken Curry

Happy Thursday friends! Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and all the nature’s beauty around. My husband and I love our evening walks with Gizmo (our little pup) breathing in all the freshness the season has to offer. Well, this week my hubby dear was craving some Ethiopian food and so this week’s recipe is a dish from Ethiopia called Doro Wat. Ethiopian cuisine is something we enjoy at home and outside too. The flavors and spices are very close to Indian and that makes it more enjoyable for us. India and Ethiopia have had long connections going back many many years with Indians moving to Ethiopia to do technical work and spice trade. Incidentally, bollywood movies seem to be very famous in there….So don’t be surprised if you are greeted by a namaste next time you are there. The recipe below is basically a curry served on the side of a savory pancake. Something similar to a dosa except it is baked. We frequent (Ethiopian restaurant) regularly and I got my spice mix …

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Cinnamon – The secret healer

Cinnamon has been one of my favorite spices that I love to use in my recipes. I absolutely love the aroma it brings in and the flavor it adds to the recipes. Recently, I came across another use of this very unassumingly brilliant piece of bark. I was suffering with mild throat irritation and cough and I wasn’t too keen on taking medicines and was looking for some home remedies to soothe my condition. My mom recommended me a great one! She suggested I made a powder of dry roasted cinnamon and cloves with a spoon of honey twice every day. I tried it for 2 days and voila! It worked like magic. The ingredients are something you will find in your kitchen and this can be used for kids and adults alike. It intrigued me to read and learn more about cinnamon and I found this great article listing all the health benefits. Blood Sugar Control – Several studies have found that Cinnamon has properties that help those with insulin resistance. It is therefore …