From my childhood days, I have been a great fan of puffs. The flaky crispy pastry with a savoury filling always makes my mouth water. When I was in college, we bought a small oven. We also had a book which covered all the basic baking recipes including the Indian bakery style puffs. I noted down the recipe and tried it. As you can imagine, it was a great flop. So from that day, I stopped trying puffs at home and enjoyed them in bakeries. After four years, I stopped eating eggs and completely avoided eating puffs at bakery.
Disclaimer: The recipes I share are the part of vegetarian paleo diet I have been following. I wouldn’t say that this is authentic paleo as paleo consists of meat and very less milk. This one is for those vegetarians who don’t even consume eggs.
Milk or yogurt can be used as the base of any smoothie. I have already tried with milk but have never done with yogurt. So for today’s post I tried adding yogurt in my smoothie. This is also part of my diet and I loved having this. But let me share with you the experience I had with today’s smoothie. As I can’t add sugar, I thought the apple’s sweetness would be enough for the smoothie. But when I made it, I felt it very bland. I have never felt this way with milk based smoothies. My daughter tried a sip and gave me back the glass.
Smoothies are so easy to make. Add whatever fruit you have it at hand with milk or yogurt and run it in a mixer. Your smoothie is ready in a minute. If you are following normal diet, add sugar as per your taste. But as I have mentioned earlier, I am on paleo diet and sugar is a great no no. Even fruits and milk has to be had in moderation . That is why we divided the amount given in the recipe into three portions and had it in the evening.
Piping roses with whipped cream is an easy task. If you just know the technique behind it, you can create beautiful colourful cakes with whipped cream. This is one of the most requested designs and finally I decided to make it for a celebration. My YouTube channel crossed 10,000 subscribers today and this is for all of you who have encouraged me with your comments and likes throughout my journey.
I love the taste of musk melon and we used to cube it, add sugar and serve it chilled. When I saw this at the fruit shop, I bought home one to make the above preparation. But then I started paleo diet and I didn’t want to add sugar to it. I was also not sure whether my daughter would like it as she is the only person who is having sugar at home. So I decided to make a smoothie instead. When I sliced the musk melon, I was surprised that it was not at all sweet.
I am back with an event announcement. It has been such a long time I hosted an event in my blog and here I am with Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight. I have chosen mini bakes as the theme for this month. I am sure kids like anythin that is smaller in size. I remember my daughter loving mini dosas, mini chapathis and adais. But being a blog specializing in baking, I wanted to find out more mini baked goodies which could satisfy my daughter. Even though I will not be making everything, I am sure that my daughter will have a great virtual treat from you all. Usually I do linky in the post, but this time I am going the old way. Send me your entries and I will do a round up. I think that is more fun than the linky tool.
Wishing You All A Very Happy Pongal
Harvest Festival is celebrated in different parts of India with different names but it is such a great part of our people. Fresh produce is used to make festive dishes and people take part in various games, they visit temples, visit relatives and friends and this is such a joyous occasion. I remember celebrating Sankranti in Mysore. We used to dress up so nicely and take ellu bella packs to all the neighbours and friends and it used to be so amazing. But nowadays, the getting together is missing so much. I myself confine myself to our home. Without mom, there is no one to talk to and it is becoming so boring nowadays. Guess, this is the side effect of getting old!!
For the final day of Chinese recipes, here is a delicious veg manchow soup for you. I am not a huge fan of soups. The only soup I make often is made with drumstick leaves and is often taken a a medicine than for fun. But after I shifted to paleo, I have been making soups daily and I am also enjoying it thoroughly. Most of my time in kitchen is spent in cutting vegetables. I use lots of cabbage, carrots and mushrooms daily and this soup uses all these veggies and makes a great filling meal. Yes, you heard it right, this is what I made for dinner. If you are serving it as an appetizer, then thicken the soup with corn flour. The amount will serve minimum six persons, but if you are having this as your whole dinner, then the given amount will serve only two persons.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I am on Paleo diet, which is a low carb, high fat diet. Usually meat is the main food for paleo dieters, but being a vegetarian, it is very hard to get proteins from vegetarian options. In a strict paleo diet, milk and cheese are in gray zone, they need to be either avoided or had by minimal quantities. But for a vegetarian paleo diet, milk makes a good part of the diet. 100 gm of paneer has 23 gm of protein (information collected from the web). So it is a good source of protein and can make up the protein deficiency in a vegetarian diet. There is a paleo dieters group from India who give these vegetarian options. As it is a tried and trusted ingredient, I didn’t even think twice while planning my menu.