This week’s theme on BM is so interesting. Two of the bloggers send ingredients to each other and the other person has to cook with the ingredients received. I was paired with PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds. She is such a sweet person and a very good friend of mine. When we meet, we both talk a lot. We are the most talkative persons of the BM group. She is so good at making healthy recipes and I usually envy her for that. As you know whatever I make, they are not at all healthy and I couldn’t stop myself from doing it. So when I was paired with PJ, I was expecting healthy ingredients from her so that I too get an opportunity to make something healthy. And yes, I guessed it right. She sent me three beautiful ingredients. The first one of the batch is these beautiful pumpkin seeds.
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Almonds is an important part of vegetarian paleo diet. So how come high fat almonds are considered diet food? In paleo we try to reduce carb intake and increase fat intake. The energy needed are got from the fat consumed and do not worry, it will not increase your weight. I have been on paleo for the past 24 days and I am so happy with my weight reduction. I haven’t checked my weight for now, but the dress which was in my cupboard for more than a year is fitting me nicely. I will be sharing more recipes here. If you are interested, make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive updates.
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!!
My daughter loves chocolate in any form and I have been depriving her for some days. I am trying to avoid giving her anything loaded with butter, sugar and chocolates and she is really very much sad. I don’t give her the cakes I make and those cakes are not for us to taste. So she has been craving for something chocolate for weeks now. For the past four years, she has been bragging about my baking to all her friends and teachers, that when ever I visit her school, her teachers would let me know about that. Last year they invited me to show how to bake a cake for their 3rd standard students and this year they want me to do a recipe on no fire cooking.
Nowadays I have become so lazy that I don’t cook properly in my home. Breakfast is usually sola dosai accompanied by some gravy or chutney. For lunch no one stays at home and as it for myself, I make it so simple. By the time night arrives, I will be totally exhausted that again we eat dosai for dinner. I have stopped trying different cuisines and that is mainly because I have stopped regular blogging and have stopped taking part in Blogging Marathon. Last time when I met Srivalli, she insisted I take up BM if not regularly at least for two weeks a month. I felt that it was a good idea and it will surely pull me back to regular blogging and trying my hand at various cuisines. So I signed up for two weeks this months and selected two very good themes for this BM. For the first week I will be doing three dishes which are made for festivals across the globe. So I have chosen three festivals and three countries. I wanted them to be authentic recipes and at the same time vegetarian. And I got hold of such recipes and I was so happy that I tried. All the three dishes turned out absolutely delicious. So we will look at the first dish I made.
For me quick breads are never breakfast dish but is a dessert which has to be relished after a meal or a snack to go with my evening coffee. So I have never ever served it for breakfast. After a long time I am taking part in Home Bakers Challenge started by Priya. This month Priya suggested quick breads and gave four recipes to choose from. This chocolate bread was perfect as my daughter would not complain. I made the whole recipe in my new loaf tin. It is huge and I just wanted to see how the bread will look when baked in it. I changed the recipe to make it eggless. Instead of eggs I used curd and added extra flour, baking soda and baking powder. For the extra flavour I added some coffee decoction and the bread turned out amazing. If you don’t have decoction, you can add instant coffee powder to the flour.