I think you guys remember my post on Butter tea a while back. After starting with my diet, that was my breakfast most of the days. I actually omitted the tea and mixed only milk and butter. But when I left for Delhi, my hubby was left to make it for himself. And he tried to make it with tea leaves. When I returned back, he told me that adding tea leaves made the tea more delicious and he felt so full until mid afternoon. So I decide to make it again. But before attempting it again, I wanted to check out the perfect recipe for the tea.
Last week I spent five days in Delhi with my food blogger friends and enjoyed it so much. I will be writing about my adventures in Delhi in a while. As I was away from home, I didn’t even check my blog for the last seven days. After coming back, I was so tired, I couldn’t again sit to write in the blog. Today I am back to my dieting and love to share with you a very important drink which we have been drinking for the past 45 days.
I will be sharing the recipes for vegetarian paleo diet and meal plans so that those who follow vegetarian paleo find it easy to cook. When I started paleo, I didn’t even know what to make. But after 16 days of cooking, I have already got the hang of it. Using only vegetables and paneer, now I create new dishes everyday so that it doesn’t become a boring affair. Let us start with a basic recipe.
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.
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.
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!!
I have never made hot chocolate. I know it is really silly to have not made it, but as I have seen that hot chocolate is always topped with marshmallows, I didn’t even think of making it. When I saw the event Kid’s Delight hosted by Kalyani is based on chocolates, I wanted to give it a try. As my daughter is crazy of chocolates in any form, I selected the theme. And my first dish would be hot chocolate without the marshmallow topping. I read so many recipes and saw that each and every recipe differs in quantity of ingredients. So I came up with one to suit my daughter’s taste. And I should say that it was a huge success. She finished her cup and came back for a second cup. And making hot chocolate is also very easy.
Jal Jeera is a light beverage made with ingredients that cool the body and it is perfect for the summer. It is hot in Madurai and we are looking at different ways to quench our thirst. I saw this recipe in Harini’s blog and as I am doing bookmarked theme, this recipe would be apt to post. I have never tasted jal jeera until yesterday. I have seen recipes, I have seen the ready made jal jeera powder but have never been tempted to try. But after trying, I feel that I have missed a easy and wonderful recipe.
Here is the final coffee in the beverage series I am doing for Blogging Marathon. And this is the best coffee of all the three iced coffees. It is very simple to make and you will crave for more even after finishing off a huge glass full of this coffee. Vietnamese coffee usually uses a filter some what similar to our coffee filter, but instead of having a container to collect the decoction, the whole filter is kept on the serving glass and served. The serving glass will have condensed milk and the coffee drips into the condensed milk. Once all the coffee has been filtered, the mixture in the glass is mixed with a tall spoon and ice cubes added to it. Sounds fun, right?