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Saturday, 12 October 2013

WATER MELON AQUA FRESCA

 I am sure, once you are back to home from the hot scorching heat outdoor, you would soon bounce back to coolness if you have a cold watermelon drink... Its so cool, so refreshing and so relaxing.
Watermelon aqua fresca is such a soothing drink, with a slight lemon punch. You'll never ever have such a refreshing and energizing drink.
Ingredients:
water melon- 2 cups
mint leaves- 6 leaves
sugar- depending on the sweetness of the melon
lemon juice- 2 tbsp.
ice cubes
Preparation:
Blend all the ingredients together and strain.  Serve chilled.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

MANGO, APPLE AND CUCUMBER WITH A TWIST




Do you love something jhatpata? Well I am an Indian and I definitely do... I was bored of regular fruit consumption or transforming it into a fruit salad. And last week when I lacked side dishes for lunch for my hubby, for a rice hater like him, inorder to push rice down into his throat, I always had to assemble a whole lot of side dishes not to remind him that he is consuming rice,  so instead  of just chopping down some fruits, I added a TWIST.
 


 
As I mentioned, I was bored of just chopping fruits and consuming as it is. And my hubby loves adding chilli and salt to almost all fruits.
So I pulled out everything available in fridge, to add extra fancy to my lunch. All I did was chopped available fruits, cucumber, added lime juice and seasoned with chilli powder and salt. Simple and yummy to gear up your lunch. And I was amazed to see my hubby gulping big spoonfuls of it. What better wordless compliment can you receive.hehe

Thursday, 3 October 2013

STRAWBERRY FRUITY YOGO- A perfect breakfast dessert

 
If you ask me what is fruit yogo, my answer would be, "Its just yoghurt with fruits". simple, right. Well I normally buy this for my kids from the store whenever we go for grocery shopping and they just love it. After shifting to U.A.E. I came to know that you can actually consume the yoghurt as it is, straight from the packet, that's how emiratis here are. Once while I was in  the clinic to get my baby his routine vaccination, I saw a lady opening up  a store bought cup of yoghurt and fed it straightly to her infant child. It made me feel weird, but then I thought why not?. After all its not the kind of very sour yoghurt that we get at our home land, its just so rich and creamy.
Recently I discovered this version of yoghurt being served with fruits and is actually available in the store. I normally like Strawberries so I always go for it if I was given an option. Other berries also tatses great with yoghurt. There other flavors too available in the store like Orange, Mango etc.
I was just in a state of what to prepare to be posted in my blog, when suddenly this struck me. I wated to do something simple and I thought this is the perfect option. And hence this post.
 Ingredients:
  • yoghurt - 2 cups
  • Icing sugar- 4 tsps.
  • frozen strawberries- 100 gms
  • sugar- 5 tbsp
Preparation:
In a small pan, add 2 tbsp. water and sugar and add strawberries in it. Cook them on medium low flame for 10 minutes. Puree the strawberries. Layer them in the bottom of 2 or 3 serving cups.
Mix icing sugar with yoghurt  and add them on top of strawberry puree in cups. Chill and serve.