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.
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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.
I know the name of the dish is weird. But let me explain. I have started with paleo diet and am finding it difficult to find filling meals. This is a meat based diet but being a vegetarian, it is tough to find sources of protein. It is R & D daily in my kitchen and this dish is one of our success dishes. When I found about the cauliflower rice, I was so happy. And now we get cauliflower in abundance. So I have two to three cauliflowers in my fridge always. This rice can be used as a regular rice and can be made into variety of flavours. With the need to incorporate as many vegetables as possible, I am learning the art of variety cooking. I use this rice atleast once in a day and try to vary the flavours. Till now I have tried biryani, fried rice, mushroom rice and vegetable pulao. All the recipes turned wonderful and hubby is so happy with my cooking. I think all these years in blogging is helping me so much with this diet.
For the second day of Cakes and Cookies theme, I chose to make chocolate muffins. My daughter is a great chocoholic and she loves anything chocolate. Muffins are easy to bake and makes a lovely snack for kids. When I went through the list of muffins I have baked, I saw that I don’t have a chocolate muffin in my archive. So I decided upon these muffins and to make it more interesting, I added tutti frutti and choco chips to the batter.
Let me start this New Year with a delicious chocolate cake. I have been trying to make swiss roll for so many days now. Making a perfect roll without any cracks is a great challenge. And I have been failing badly in it. When I saw a recipe for chocolate swiss roll, I noted that recipe and tried it on one fine day. And like all the attempts, even this failed and I was left with a bowl full of cake crumbs. I didn’t want to make cake pops again. So I searched the net for recipes to use up the cake crumbs and chanced upon a video by Bhavana. That video gave me an idea for these rolls.
Today has been a busy day. This is my third post for the day. Don’t forget to read Cream Cheese Frosting and Devil’s Food Cupcakes posts. I am sure you will like it. This post is part of the monthly BM for which I am doing one pot dishes this week. For this theme I have been so creative and have tried different recipes so far. Don’t be confused by the name of this pulao. When I was listing out recipes, I just had an idea. Why not incorporate the flavours of fried rice in pulao. Fried rice cannot be termed as one pot meal, as we need to cook rice separately, sauté the veggies separately and finally combine both in a pan.
Last time when I visited a super market, I bought a huge bunch of spring onions and after refrigerating, I completely forgot about it. But when all the other ingredients were used up and only these spring onions were remaining, I had to use them. And when I was also looking for ideas for one pot meals by that time, I made this pulao for Sruti’s lunch box one day. For the spice paste, I used the green chutney we use for chats, which made my life easier as I always store it in fridge.
For this week’s BM, I have selected One Pot Meals as my theme. I usually make rice, gravy and a side dish for lunch and Sruti’s lunch box, but with this theme, I made three one pot dishes for my daughter’s lunch box. Instead of usual rice varieties, I went for some different recipes. This pulao is one of them.