Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mint Lime - Refresher

Lemon Juice - 4 table spoons
Mint leaves - 1 handful
Salt - one pinch
Sugar - 2 table spoons
Cold Water - 1 glass

Blend glass of water, lemon juice and mint leaves in a juicer on high for two minutes. Add salt and sugar and blend for one more minute. Pour into a juice glass. Granish with fresh mint and serve.

Mint is a breath freshner and is also good for health while lemon is rich in vitamin c.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry - 6-7 medium sized
Hill Banana - 2
Sugar to Taste
Milk - 1 cup
Ice cubes
Chopped strawberry and banana 2 table spoons for garnish
Blend strawberry with sugar in juicer until it makes a smooth paste. Cut the banana into chunks and add it with the strawberry and blend until it is completely mashed. Add milk little by little and blend. Add ice cubes and run the juicer on high for 1 minute. Serve in glasses and garnish with Chopped strawberry and banana.

Peppy Cauliflower

Cauliflower - 1 medium size
Onion - 2 medium size, finely chopped
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Ginger/Garlic paste - 1/2 tea spoon
Spring onion -2 table spoons finely chopped
Corriander - Finely chopped
Turmeric Powder 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 Table spoons
Pepper powder - 2 tea spoons (coarsely ground)
Water - 1/2 cup

Cut the cauliflower into medium size flowrets and clean them. Heat the frying pan and add two tablespoons of oil add cumin seeds, onions and saute till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and turmeric power and saute. Add the cauliflower, salt and water. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Once the cauliflower is cooked add sprinkle the freshly ground pepper powder and saute for two mins. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with spring onions and corriander. Serve when hot.

Peppy cauliflower can be had as a side dish for roti's. It serves as a good snack item also. As this dish does not contain much of oil weight watchers can have generous portions.