My daughter is a chocoholic and she also loves her coffee. She loves every drink I make based on these two ingredients. So for this summer, I wanted to make her a drink which will awe her. I kept it as a secret from her. I made the mocha and refrigerated it two days back. And on the day of serving, she was so surprised that I took out the cream and was whipping it with some coffee. As she knows that I will never taste that cream, it can mean only one thing, it was for her and she started nagging me with questions. What are you doing? I said surprise!
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For the third day of vegetarian grilling I have an extremely delicious paneer cutlet recipe. Usually we use potatoes to bring any cutlet dough together but in paleo potatoes are excluded as they are very starchy. I had to use flax seed to bind the dough. Another option is egg. But if you prefer cutlets without eggs, then try flax seed powder as it works great as a binding agent. To up the flavour I used some home made feta cheese in the dough. We usually use bread crumbs as the crust for cutlets for a nice crispy finish, but as bread is also excluded, I used some coarse almond meal to get a good crunch. It worked so good.
Coming to the second day of vegetarian grilling, I am here with a delicious yet easy breezy recipe. The one thing I love being in paleo is paneer. It is one of the ingredient I have to eat daily and it is nearly five months since I started eating paneer for my dinner. And I still like it so much. It is one of the ingredients which takes care of my protein macros and so I can’t take it off my diet. But when there are so many recipes with paneer, why worry? I love baking paneer, but hubby is not such a huge fan. And he eats paneer only thrice a week, only on his vegetarian diet days. So the other four days, it is only me and I try to make different varieties in oven.
For the final week of this month’s BM, my theme is Vegetarian grilling. It is great if you have a grill at home, but for those who doesn’t have it, there is still so many ways you can grill your food. You can either do it on stove top in a grill pan or you can do it in your OTG. I used my OTG for all the dishes this week. The first one is only vegetables. You can use any vegetable you have at hand. I had a pack of mushrooms and some tiny baby eggplants. So I used both of them in this dish. While using oven, it is so easy to make these vegetables. Just mix, spread it on the tray and grill. The only drawback is that it takes nearly 30 – 45 minutes when grilled in oven. But I have so much time at hand and I don’t like standing beside the stove and keep on stirring the veggies.
Coming to the third day of toasts, I have one more recipe for paleo dieters. The popular peanut butter cannot be consumed in paleo diet as peanuts are non paleo ingredient. But as almonds is a really good alternative, I made this spread using almonds. Usually nuts have a lot of oil in them and so if making flour out of them, you need to be very careful. Otherwise you will end up with an oily mess. But the same oily mess can be made into beautiful butter with the addition of a few more ingredients. Commercially available nut butters have sweeteners in them, but I am doing it sugar free as sugar in any form is a great no no in paleo. To make it to spreadable consistency, usually refined oil is added but being a paleo recipe, I have added coconut oil which gave a really good aroma to the almond butter. The amount of oil added depends upon how spreadable you need your butter to be. Processed almonds are used in the recipe. We are not supposed to consume almonds as it is. You need to soak them for 12 hours, wash and dry and then use in any recipe. Even almond flour is made with processed almonds.
For the second day of toasts, I made one for us. As Sruti was sick after all the travelling, I couldn’t make her any bread recipes. So I made a paleo recipe so that myself and hubby could taste it. I had bookmarked an almond flour bread recipe from Headbanger’s Kitchen long back, but didn’t get an opportunity to try it. And this theme was the perfect occasion to try. To the batter I also added some Italian seasoning to make it more flavourful. This recipe has an egg in it so if you are following veg paleo diet, please excuse me. As I wanted to add more protein to my diet, I have started consuming eggs in different forms.
I am so late in posting this week’s recipes, but it is better late than never. We usually don’t plan our holidays. Whenever we plan something, it never happens. So this week, we were little surprised when hubby asked us to pack for a trip. We nagged him about our destination, but he never gave it until we started our journey. It was Coutrallam this year. It is one of the places we have never visited and so both myself and Sruti were super excited. But sadly this was off season and when we reached Coutrallam, the place was deserted. There was no water in the falls. And the hotel where we stayed was also deserted. But still we went to visit the old Coutrallam, which was far from the main place where we were staying. There were hundreds of monkeys and only one vehicle apart from ours.