Friday, March 7, 2014

Grain Free Bread

I have baked my first ever GFCF and grain free bread. In first time only, it came perfect. Recipe was adopted from the very famous blog - Against all grain. Whoever follows the SCD diet, is aware of the name Danielle Walker. The recipe link is here - Grain-free Sandwich Bread (Paleo and SCD).
 
I started GFCF diet for my son few years back. Few of my friends started SCD diet for their kids, but I didn't think about it. It all started with my hubby's diet. My husband wanted to reduce his weight, so he stopped eating all carb items following Atkins diet. Since one month, he is eating only salad, vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese and non-carb items.Yes, he has reduced weight. And he is also feeling more energetic and alert.
 
But without bread, how will you survive. You need some bread to eat in the breakfast. I just found this recipe by searching on the internet and gave a try. Yes, recipe was perfect and result was also perfect. This bread's texture and softness was like normal regular bread. Taste was also good. Nobody could tell what are the ingredients inside.
 
When I took the picture, half of the bread was finished. Thanks to Danielle Walker to give such a great recipe. Next day, I borrow her book 'AGAINST all GRAIN' from the library, and in the book, this same recipe is mentioned as 'world-famous sandwich bread'.
 
She has written in her comments - "This is the bread that took my blog global. It is my most viewed and shared recipe of all time and has never received a negative comment, except about the cleanup! You can toast it to accompany eggs in the morning, send an almond butter and jam sandwich to school with your kids, or grill it Panini-style."
 
It's all true. Thanks to Danielle Walker.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Broccoli Spinach Soup

Hot soups keep you warm in this winter season, so I keep experimenting on different combinations of soups. Recently I tried broccoli and spinach soup. It was so tasty that I made it 3 times in 2 weeks. It was so filling that we didn't need to eat anything with the soup. This soup has become one of my favorite soups.
 
Broccoli Spinach Soup
 
Ingredients:
 
2 cup finely cut Broccoli florets
1 Red / Yellow finely cut Onion
2 cup finely chopped Spinach
1/4 cup Coconut Milk
Water as required
Salt & pepper according to taste
1 tsp Oil
 
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in the pan and saute the onion in the oil till it is softened. 
  2. Add broccoli and spinach Into it and saute it for 3 minutes. 
  3. Add one cup of water and let it boil for 3-4 minutes or till broccoli is softened. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down. 
  4. Put the mixture in the blender and blend it till it gets smooth consistency and a little thin paste. It's good if you leave some crunchy pieces unblended.
  5. Pour the blended mixture into the cooking pot and add water if needed. Boil it for 10 minutes at least. 
  6. Add coconut milk into it. Also add salt and black pepper according to taste. Boil it for another 5 minutes. 
  7. Serve it hot.
This soup was so yummy that I am sure that this can be part of the party menu plan and guests will ask for more.

What do you think? Try it and tell me if you like the recipe.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Banana Pancake

After such a long time I am going to write and I hope I keep posting my favorite recipes. I am excited about this recipe as I was not sure my kids will like it. They are very picky eater and they reject almost every new food. My today's recipe is Banana pancake and this is totally my idea.
 
When bananas are over-ripened, no body wants to eat it. Kids will never eat. Using bananas in the pancake, my kids were not able to guess but they liked the pancake very much. They were demanding for more pancake but the batter was finished.
 
Banana Pancake
 
Ingredients:
 
1 cup Rice Flour
1 Egg
2 Ripe Mashed Bananas
1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 tsp Roasted Sesame Seeds
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/2 cup Almond Milk
Little Sugar
 
Method:
 
  1. In one medium sized bowl, mix rice flour and mashed bananas. Add one egg and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add cinnamon powder, Sesame seeds, sugar and cardamom powder. Make smooth mixture.
  3. Add  milk enough to make smooth batter. Add one spoon milk at one time as batter should be little thick to make pancakes.
  4. Heat the non-stick pan and spread pancake batter on the pan. Put a little oil and cook the pancake both sides.
  5. Serve hot with honey or jam.
After such a long time, this is my first recipe. Your suggestions  and comments are welcome.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fried Rice with Peanuts and Almonds

I wanted to cook fried rice with different combination. So, I put dry fruits instead of vegetables. Here is the recipe for Rice fried with peanuts, almonds ad dried cranberries.

Fried Rice with Peanuts and Almonds

Ingredients:

3 cups Cooked  Rice
1/4 cup Peanuts
1/8 cup Slivered Almonds
1/8 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 /2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Salt as per taste
1 tbsp Oil

Method:
  1. Heat the oil in the pan and fry the peanuts. Take the peanuts out and put them aside.
  2. Put the mustard seeds in the oil. When seeds are ready, add turmeric powder, chili powder, cooked rice in the pan, mix them and stir fry.
  3. When the rice is little bit fried, add peanuts, almonds, cranberries, salt and then mix them thoroughly. Cook it fo 2 minutes and then put heat off.
  4. Mix lemon juice to the pan and then serve it hot.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Stir Fry Sweet Peppers with mushrooms

This recipe is a small variation of my old recipe Mushroom Capsicum. I have already mentioned earlier that my husband is fond of mushrooms. So, I keep trying to do various combinations with mushroom as it has a very different taste and texture. I like this recipe because of its colorful combination. So, here is the recipe.

Stir Fry Sweet Peppers with mushrooms

Ingredients:

2 cup finely cut White Button Mushrooms
1 Red finely cut Onion
10 finely cut Small Sweet Peppers (different colors)
Salt according to taste
few lemon juice drops
1 tsp Oil

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in the pan and saute the onion in the oil till it is softened. 
  2. Add sweet peppers and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add mushrooms & salt into it and saute it till both are cooked thoroughly. No need to cover the pan. 
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add few drops of lemon juice.
  4. Serve it hot.

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