The red juicy watermelon has gone into the blender with complementing ingredients to make this cold, savoury soup that is a perfect soother for hot, sunny days.
Here is an easy, guilt-free and totally delish solution to enjoy the amazing flavours of pizza without worrying too much about the calories. These eggplants pizza bites are so versatile that they can be consumed as a sandwich topper, on a salad or as a meal.
Note: There is an oven and stove-top method in the recipe.
The humble pumpkin soup gets a luxurious makeover with milk and saffron. This velvety smooth soup is a delightful indulgence and is indeed the ultimate food for the soul. This soup is sure to impress your guests when you are putting up a feast.
The yummy apple pie comes in a liquid avatar. This guilt-free indulgence combines the classic flavours of the apple pie to make a perfect breakfast, mid-meal or post-workout drink.
Note: The recipe contains milk. If you have dietary restrictions, replace it with rice/soy/ almond milk.
Apple (Any variety of your choice) – 1, cored and roughly cut
Oats – 2 heaped tblspns.
Seedless dates – 4
Milk – 2 cups
Water – To soak dates
Cinnamon powder – ½ tspn.
Nutmeg powder – ¼ tspn.
Fill a small bowl with water and soak the dates. Keep aside.
Heat a pan and dry roast the oats till it slightly changes colour and is roasted enough to be powdered.
Once done, remove pan from the stove and allow the roasted oats to cool.
Grind the oats to a coarse powder once cool. Keep aside.
In the jar of a blender, add the apple pieces, roasted and powdered oats, nutmeg and cinnamon powder.
To it, add the soaked dates. Discard the water. Add milk to the ingredients and blend it till the desired consistency is achieved.
Looking for a party menu that is healthy and tasty? Or do you want to get your children to eat vegetables? Here is a fun way to make salads more appealing whether it is for your party or children. Not only is it easy to make, it also is a fun way to include salads in your meal.
Cucumber – 2, cubed
Green olives – 1 cup
Capsicum – 1, cut into medium-sized chunks
Onion -1, cut into medium-sized chunks
Cherry tomatoes- 1 cup, halved
Feta cheese – 1 cup, cubed
Salt & pepper – To season
For the dressing:
Balsamic vinegar - 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Toothpicks – As per your requirement
A cold soup on a warm day is as comforting as a hot cup of soup on a cold, rainy day. Gazpacho is a simple Spanish soup that is small on effort but big on flavours. There are several versions of this classic Spanish soup, here is mine.
Note: Many recipes call for sherry or red wine vinegar. I have not used it because I do not enjoy its taste. I have used white vinegar instead.
With the Aussie summer upon us, I look for ways to keep the body cool and hydrated. Rummaging through the fridge I found a large piece of watermelon and a few cucumbers that caught my attention. So, I decided to put these ultimate coolers to good use and make a juice with a hint of mint.
A low-cal, low-carb spread made with roasted capsicum, onion and garlic is sure to make your wraps and sandwiches tastier.
Capsicum (red, yellow and green) – 1 each deseeded and cut into big chunks
Onion (medium) – 1 cut into big chunks
Garlic – 3 cloves (unpeeled)
Chilli flakes – 1 tspn.
Salt – To taste
Black pepper – To taste
Dried oregano – ¼ tspn
Olive oil spray
Water – To grind
Looking for a soup that is nutritious, tasty and quick to cook? Well, the peas and coriander soup is just what you’ve been looking for. This yummy soup is loaded with taste and proteins that are sure to get you hooked. While this soup is perfect as a starter or mid-meal snack, it makes for a wonderful post-workout drink when your body’s ability to absorb protein is at its best. Coriander leaves add a touch of refreshment to this lovely soup.
How about giving fat-laden and calo-terrific dips and sides a break? Here is a salsa that will make your chips, crackers, tortillas and meat dishes tastier. It is a combination of fruity, savoury and tangy ingredients loaded with vitamin E, vitamin C, anti-oxidants and so much more. It is a ridiculously simple dish to put together and is easy on the calories too.