Healthy breakfast or as  snack, smoothies are a delight anytime of the day. A homemade smoothie is always a healthier option as you control the ingredients and also the amount and kind of sweetener you want to use.

This orange and peach smoothie  is loaded with vitamin C from fresh oranges and peach, If you want you can add chia seeds or flax seeds to make your smoothie even nutritious.




Ingredients

  • Plain Yogurt - 1 cup, about 240 ml.
  • Oranges - 1 big (peeled, I used only the pulp)
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon
  • Peach - 1 big (peeled and sliced)
  • Sugar- as desired
  • Water - as required


Instructions-

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Add desired amount of water and blend  till smooth
  • Adjust sugar as per your taste
  • Enjoy!







Posted by sneh On Friday, January 22, 2016 No comments READ FULL POST

Pizza can be healthy too. These zucchini pizza bites are a quick way to fix your cravings and
are absolutely delicious.
I got the idea for this recipe after tasting it at Trader Joe's. It has been a family favorite since, especially the kids. 

You can use your favorite toppings like chopped mushrooms, onions etc and can make these in the oven.
I made simple cheese ones on stove top.

Now you can eat pizza without the guilt! 





Ingredients

  • Two  Zucchini - Cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • Olive oil -  1/2 tablespoons(use as required)
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup ( or as required)
  • Pizza sauce or tomato ketchup -  3 to 4 tbsp
  • Chopped basil leaves - to garnish (optional)
  • Red chili flakes - to garnish

Instructions-

  • Brush some olive oil on the zucchini rounds 
  • Heat a pan and cook the zucchini from both  sides until light brown.
  • Spread some sauce on each piece
  • Top each zucchini with sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cover the pan and cook on medium low heat till the cheese is melted.(abt a minute)
  • Switch off the heat and leave covered for another minute
  • Garnish with chopped basil leaves and chili flakes 




Posted by sneh On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 No comments READ FULL POST
Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert made with coffee dipped ladyfinger (crisp sugary
biscuits) layered with mascarpone cheese and flavored with cocoa powder. The  classic Tiramisu  recipes use raw eggs and alcohol  but I like to  make this simple version without using
eggs and alcohol. It still tastes pretty authentic and also is super easy to make.

Try to use crispy ladyfingers and not the soft ones as they tend to get soggy.
Also the ladyfingers turn soft very quickly so don't soak them into coffee mixture for long.





Prep time-  15-20 Minutes
Yield - 6 to 10 small dessert cups

Ingredients

  • Mascarpone cheese- 3/4th cup
  • Whipping heavy cream-1/2 cup
  • Instant coffee - 1 cup - 
  • Sugar - 2 1/2 tbsp
  • Ladyfingers - 12
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder to sprinkle
  • Shredded chocolate- 2- 3 tbsp to garnish

Instructions-

  • In a bowl add heavy whipping cream, mascarpone cheese and sugar. mix together with the help of electric mixture (I used egg beater) until the peaks are formed.
  • Make a cup of strong coffee and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Now cut the lady finger into three parts, quickly dip in the coffee and arrange a layer at the bottom of the dessert cup. 
  • Spread a layer of cheese, cream mixture on top and repeat till the top.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder on top and garnish with shredded chocolate
  • Refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours
  • Serve cold.
Posted by sneh On Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1 comment READ FULL POST
There is nothing more refreshing than a glass of fresh lemonade on a hot summer day. This raspberry lemonade is made with freshly squeezed lemon and homemade raspberry syrup.  A perfect healthy drink to stay cool and hydrated during summer days . Feel free to adjust sugar and lemon to your taste. 





Prep time-  15-20 Minutes
Yield - about 10 cups

Ingredients

  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Fresh lemon juice -  3/4th cup
  • Water- 10 cups
  • Frozen raspberries- 1 cup

Instructions-

  • In a saucepan, boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar and a cup of raspberries for 10 minutes
  • Let it cool  and blend it in a blender
  • Strain the syrup through a strainer to get rid of seeds.
  • Combine 9 cups of water, raspberry syrup and lemon juice in a large pitcher and stir well.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and serve over ice.
Posted by sneh On Thursday, July 30, 2015 No comments READ FULL POST

Colorful mix of  vegetables grilled and charred to your liking and tossed with lemon pepper and honey mustard dressing. This salad is a bowl full of healthy you will be glad you tried. 
The lemon pepper and honey mustard combination works very well in this salad.

The red cabbage and bell peppers add a crunch to this salad, top it with some potato chips for added crunchiness. 





Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  15 - 20  Minutes
Serves - 1 to 2

Ingredients

  • Purple Cabbage
  • Onion 
  • Green Bell Pepper 
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Paneer (Cottage cheese)
  • Potato Chips (optional) - 
  • Lemon Pepper seasoning salt- to taste
  • Honey Mustard- To taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves- to garnish

Instructions-

  • Wash and cut the vegetables into one inch  rounds 
  • Take 2 rounds of each vegetable and brush with very little oil 
  • Slice paneer into one inch thick slice and brush a little oil.
  • Grill Vegetables and paneer till they are charred to your liking. I did it in my                      George foreman grill.
  • Cut the vegetables and Paneer into strips except onions and toss everything in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle some Lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Drizzle some Honey mustard dressing and top with potato chips and fresh coriander leaves.






Posted by sneh On Saturday, April 25, 2015 No comments READ FULL POST
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