Orzo salad

Light eats for a sunny day in the Carolinas! Orzo sautéed with peas, red bell peppers, banana peppers and olives.

Tossed with fresh basil and parsley. Big squeeze of lemon and a light drizzle of Olive oil to finish it off.

 

Photo: Light eats for a sunny day in the Carolinas! Orzo sautéed with peas, red bell peppers, banana peppers and olives. Tossed with fresh basil and parsley. Big squeeze of lemon and a light drizzle of Olive oil to finish it off. 

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Lemon Butter Shrimps

Try my easy lemon butter shrimps tonight!

Lemon juice, Olive oil, butter, salt and black pepper over shrimp.

Broil on high for 5-6 minutes flipping once till the shrimps turn opaque. Easy, Healthy and flavorful!

 

Spicy idli upma breakfast!

Photo: Recycle Friday special! "Recycling" left over idlis for a spicy idli upma breakfast! Deets up on the blog soon! What's your favorite "recycle" recipe?

“Recycling” left over idlis for a spicy idli upma breakfast!

2 cups of crushed left over idlis (idlis should be cold when crushed into a chunky consistency)

1 small onion chopped fine
1 clove of garlic minced fine
1 Tsp mustard seeds
1 Tsp urad daal
1 green chilli chopped fine
1-2 sprigs of Curry leaves
1-2 Tbsps of fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt, pepper and cayenne to taste

Saute’ onions and garlic for a 2-3 minutes on medium heat till they turn translucent. Add the mustard seeds and the urad daal and continue to saute’ till the daal turns golden brown.

Add the curry leaves and the chillies. Mix well. Add the idlis, turmeric and the seasonings. Mix well till the mixture turns a pale yellow. Add the lemon juice and toss well. Finish with fresh cilantro.

 

Ginger, strawberry and balsamic sorbet

I know it’s not summer yet but had a craving for something cold!

Try my ginger, strawberry and balsamic sorbet today!! You will not look at sorbet the same way again!!

 

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2 cups of frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana

1″ ginger root peeled and grated

1 T bsp balsamic vinegar

1-2 Tbsp sugar (optional)

Splash of water

 

Blend all the above in a high power blender with minimal water to get the consistency of a sorbet.

Enjoy!

 

“Bread poha”

“Bread poha” made from leftover pieces of bread.

Laced with curry leaves, peanuts, green chilies and lemon juice.

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To serve 2-3 generously;

2-3 cups of left over bread (crust-less), chopped into small chunks.

1 small onion chopped fine

1 small tomato chopped fine

1-2 green chilies chopped fine

1-2 cloves of garlic minced

1/2″ ginger root, skin peeled and grated

1-2 Tbsp raw peanuts

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 sprig of curry leaves

1 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves chopped

Juice of 1/2-1 lemon

1 tsp turmeric powder

1-2 tsp of curry powder

Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Roast peanuts on medium heat for 6-8 minutes till the raw smell goes away.

Roast peanuts on medium heat for 6-8 minutes in 1 Tbsp of OO  till the raw smell goes away.

 

 

Add the onions, curry leaves, mustard seeds and green chilies. Saute for 6-7 minutes till the onions caramelize.

Add the onions, tomatoes, curry leaves, mustard seeds and green chilies. Saute for 6-7 minutes till the onions caramelize.

 

Add the bread chunks. Toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Finish with fresh cilantro and a big squeeze of lemon.

Add the bread chunks.  Add the spices. Toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Finish with fresh cilantro and a big squeeze of lemon.

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“Skinny” 3 beans hummus

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1/2 cup of each; Cooked (if using canned, then rinsed and drained)

Chickpeas
Black Beans
Cannelini beans

2 cloves of garlic (smashed)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 Tbsp fresh parsley
1 Tbsp fresh mint

1/3 cup of Olive oil
1/4-1/2 cup of water

Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp cumin powder

Blend all. Add more water depending on your textural preference. Check for seasoning. Let chill in the fridge for atleast 30 minutes before serving.

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