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Peaches,Blueberries and Banana Smoothie with Granola

A heathy breakfast is just what your body needs to enjoy another beautiful day. It can be just as simple as putting together the fruits you have and serve it up with your imagination.

This smoothie did not involve any thought process. Just blend, top it and enjoy!

Things you need:

For Smoothie:

  1. Peaches – 1 or 2
  2. Blueberries – few
  3. Banana – 1/2
  4. Yogurt – 3 big spoonful
  5. Milk – 1/2 cup

For Topping:

  1. Cut orange -1
  2. Edible flowers – 3 (Optional)
  3. Granola of your choice – 1/2 cup

Please watch the video below for the method:

 

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Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a healthy and nutritious snack or starter. When I was a kid we used to visit the beaches where the corn will be sold by roasting over fire and coated with spices. Always delicious and yummy.

This is a similar version made at home. I have made the corn two ways in the video recipe: one way is by boiling in water and then roasting, the other way is directly roasting over the fire and coating with spices. Hope you enjoy it!

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Morning Blues – Smoothie

One of my favourite go to breakfast is a simple and quick smoothie. This particular smoothie has a gorgeous purple colour which is actually my favourite colour too.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie:

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Ingredients:

  1. Blueberries-1/4 cup
  2. Ripe Banana – 1 medium
  3. Strawberries- 2 (Optional)
  4. Yogurt of choice- 1/2 cup
  5. Milk- 1/2 cup

Method:

  1. Blend all the ingredients into a thick smoothie.
  2. Add more milk if required.
  3. Serve chilled and enjoy.
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Jalapeño Poppers

Here is something which will make you feel hot!
I recently had this dish at a very nice restaurant and immediately added it to my try out list.

Jalapeño with cream cheese ( Jalapeño Poppers as it is popularly known)

An interesting fact: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut holds the Major League Eating record for jalapeño poppers, eating 118 in 10 minutes at the University of Arizona on 8 April 2006- Source WiKi. That is simply ‘WOW’.

Going back to the making of the dish. My try out came out well except for the outer crumb breaking a bit. Included the tip to avoid that as well in the video.

Things you need:

1. Jalapeño – 3-4
2. Cream cheese – 5 tblsp
3. Mozzarella cheese – 3 tblsp
4. Plain flour – 1/2 cup, Corn flour – 1/4 cup mixed into a batter
5. Egg beaten – 1
6. Bread crumbs for coating
7. Oil for frying and salt as needed

Please watch the video for the method

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Creamy Pumpkin soup

This is a very tasty and simple soup which I like to have for a light lunch along with bread. It has a very inviting orange colour and nicely flavoured.

A bit of history: The pumpkin soup has its origins from the country Haiti. It was first made as part of their celebration of Haitian Independence from the French Colonists in 1804. It is their symbol of unity during times of adversity.

The recipe below is not the original version as pumpkin soup has evolved into different variations based on ingredients used. Hope you like this simple version and enjoy!

Things you need:

1. Pumpkin cut into medium cubes (Any variety, I used Kent)- 2 cups
2. Onion – 1
3. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
5. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
6. Oil/butter – 2 tblsp
7. Cream – 1 tblsp (Optional)

Please watch the video for the method.