Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rose Petals Ice Cream

Quick and yummy
Category :Vegetarian, Fat-free, Gluten free
 Preparation Time : 5 min. 
Cooking time : nil
 Skill level : Easy
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
1 avocado 
3 tbs fat free condensed milk
2 tbs vanilla protein powder
4 tbs Gulkand(I prefer sandu brand or homemade)
3 cups ice
2 tbs nuts like pistachio, cashew and almond(optional)
10 fresh red rose petals, chopped thin

1. In a powerful blender like ( vitamix, blendtech or similar) blend the ingredient for 40 seconds.
2. Add nuts and give a few whirl.
3. Serve with rose petals on top.

Moroccan coucous

Quick and easy, can be a very healthy one dish meal or works as well for side.

Category :Vegan, low-Fat
 Preparation Time : 10 min. 
Cooking time : 15 min.
 Skill level : Easy
Serves : 4-6

Ingredients :
1 ts olive oil
1/2 ts cumin seeds
1/4 ts Turmeric
1 sweet potato, julienned
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, julienned
1 zucchini, julienned
a few floret cauliflower, cut
1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
3 c cooked wholewheat coucous(as per package direction)
1 c garbanzo beans, cooked in salted water, drained
1/2 c tomato puree
pinch saffron soaked in 10 min. in 2 ts water
1/2 ts cinnamon powder
2 tbs golden raisins
2 tbs slivered almonds
Garnish :
a  mint sprig top

1. Heat olive oil in thick bottom pan
2. Add cumin 
3. Add turmeric
4. Add sweet potato, cook for two min.
5. Add other veggie and cook till sweet potato is just done.
6. Add couscous and garbanzo beans
7. Add tomato puree and cook till water is absorbed
8. Add all other ingredients and turn the heat off
9. cover for 2-3 min.
10. Fluff with fork, garnish and serve.