Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Soup Recipes - Serve with Love

In my family everyone loves soups very much as these are versatile and can be made using many different ingredients. In order to meet my family demands I generally spend most of my time looking for easy soup recipes. They can be served at different mealtime occasions and are perfect as starters or healthy snacks. Varied meat soups are there such as chicken, fish or vegetables which are being used as main ingredient and also served at dinner or lunch time.

Some soups such as fruit soups, iced melon soups are served as cold and are good for hot summer days as they are light and refreshing.Many different varieties of soups are there all over the world made with many different lovely ingredients, such as Italian Minestrone and Thai Chicken Noodle Soup.


These are quick and easy to make, as you just need to add a base of onion, celery, good quality stock with herbs or spices. A food processor or a blender is must at home as this saves your lot of time and energy for making the soup puree.

Let me discuss here about different soup recipes:



This recipe called a comforting and healthy autumn sweet potato and corn chowder one. It is perfect for most of the chilly evenings and is nice on chilly winter day. Autumn’s are about to arrive and there is a great chill in the air go for some great fall favorites such as this autumn corn chowder.    



This is another soup recipe which I love to make and serve hot. This is a warm and hearty chili made up of beef with two bean types using ancho that over medium heat. Simply let the beef brown on all sides in the vegetable oil.



This is my husband’s favorite. It is a savory soup which uses a garden glut and made with caramelized onions. It is a rich-tasting soup that melts-in-your-mouth onions. If you cook onions for a long time it actually makes its flavors to come out

    

Monday, 8 September 2014

Vegetable Recipe – Gateway to Healthy Eating

Being a mom of two kids who are picky eaters it becomes quite tough for me to decide what to cook for them. For some unknown reason, children do not like to eat vegetables at all. They literally make faces when you serve them a vegetable dish. There are many ways to cook vegetables and make surprising recipes with them which can encourage your children to eat.

The key to it is just find creative ways in which vegetables are used to turn them haters to lovers.
In my earlier posts I have mentioned Sweet Potato Halwa – Vegan Indian Pudding 

This recipe is simple to make and can be prepared in just 10 minutes. It is enriched with potassium, calcium and other vital nutrients. Vegetables provide the necessary vitamins and minerals to everyone.

Let me discuss here one such vegetable recipe:

Broken Lasagna With Zucchini-Tomato Sauce



Total Time: 30 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 20 min Yield:4 servings Level:Easy

Ingredients 
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 large zucchini (about 1 3/4 pounds), coarsely grated
  • 12 ounces lasagna noodles (not no-boil), broken into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (1 cup whole, 1 cup halved)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1 small bunch chives, cut into 1-inch pieces


Directions

1.Take a large pot of salted water and then boil it. Also, toss the zucchini with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a colander set over this large bowl. Let it stand for 10 minutes, gently squeeze out excess moisture from it.

2.Next add pasta to this boiling water and stir it to prevent it from sticking. Let it cook for about 12 minutes. Keep reserved 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta.

3.Temporarily, in a large skillet heat butter over medium-high flame. Now add the cherry tomatoes and let it cook for 4 minutes until blistered and slightly softened. Next stir in the zucchini and lemon zest and cook, also crush the tomatoes with a wooden spoon, till zucchini turns crisp-tender for about 4 minutes. Let it season with salt and pepper.

4.Finally transfer the zucchini-tomato mixture into a large bowl. Toss it with pasta and cheese. Stir in half of the chives and about 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water, add more of it to loosen. Dash it with salt and pepper. Divide it among bowls and top with more cheese and the remaining chives.

Source: www.foodnetwork.com

I generally look for new vegetable recipes over the internet for my kids. This way I feed them with something new every day. Thanks to internet which has so many delicious recipes available. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Spinach Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Like other moms, my concern has always been what different and nutritious to cook for my kids. Growing children need protein, vitamins and minerals in their diet which helps in their overall brain and body development. My kids do not like to eat vegetables such as spinach, peas, and carrots at all. So I always try to use them in pizzas, pastas, noodles and rolls. But that cannot provide the entire nutrition of vegetables as in pastas and pizzas only small quantity of them is added. I always used to look for something wherein I can cook vegetables as the main ingredient. I came to know about vegetable quiche recipe which can be served as a light dinner, breakfast, brunch or lunch.

The origin of quiche is from Mexico. It is an open pie and anything like meat, cheese, vegetables such as tomato slices etc. can be used for garnishing purpose.


Monday, 11 August 2014

Try this scrumptious & tempting chicken fried rice recipe

Chicken fried rice with its origin from Chinese is one of the most loved and extremely popular food found across the world. Actually it is not very difficult to make the fried rice and many other ingredients can be added to it. Fried rice can be made with other types of meat but chicken is usually the one which everyone likes.

This dish is made worldwide and each country has its own recipes and different methods of cooking it. One tip for making chicken fried rice dish is to use chilled rice. If freshly cooked rice is used it will not only give it a good texture but will make it tastier. Also another tip is that let the rice chill the whole night to let it get rid of excess moisture and make it firmer and hence less easy to separate. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Chicken Casserole Recipes with Chicken Breast

I have a confession to make here. I think I am in love with summers. I love everything about it- the beaches, the game days, backyard parties, beautiful colors etc. I love almost everything expect for the fact that I have to go to the kitchen and cook food for my family. I want a genie who can cook anything I want, without me leaving the sight of my couch.


But of course, that is not possible. All the ladies know that fact that we have to go and cook delicious food for our family. But we also know that we have some tricks under our sleeves which helps us in kitchen. 

Hence, my post is dedicated to all the busy mothers who have to cook food for their family. I will be sharing the collection of chicken casserole recipes  which I have collected over a period of time. Hope these chicken recipeswill save some of your time in the kitchen.

Baked chicken breast with bell peppers- if you are health conscious and does not like to eat anything fried than this recipe can be your perfect companion. You can also add some of the vegetables of your choice but bell peppers gives a complete balance to this dish which is required. This recipe is perfect for a weekday dinner because it is one pot as well as not too laborious. You can also adjust to the seasoning of the dish as per your taste, my family likes to eat this dish hot. To get the recipe of this dish, click here.






Green bean, potato chicken casserole- this dish has very straight metrics, 5 ingredients and 1 hour. Nothing more, nothing less until of course you want to complicate the easy going flavors. This dish is good for the people who hates to eat anything spicy and the addition of beans as well as apple makes it perfect for the kids. You can replace butter with margarine, if you desire because that will make the dish healthier. Click here to get the recipe of this dish.



Doritos Chicken Casserole Recipe- this is a Mexican dish and the flavors of this dish are amazing. I mean, I have learned this dish quite some time back and I never felt that there is a need to alter or perhaps experiment with the flavors because everything is just so perfect. You can cook this dish for lunch as well as for dinner and it takes about 40 minutes to cook including the prep time. As I said above, adjust to the hotness of this dish as per the preference of your family. To get this amazing recipe, click here.


These are just some of the chicken casserole recipes and I like these recipes because they are hassle free. I mean, you really do not have to do much and strain your utensils. These all are mostly one pot dishes which can be cooked easily.
Cook these dishes at your home and let me know what you feel about them.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

My Secret Resource of Shrimp Recipes

Most of my friends ask me about my resource of shrimp recipes and I just tell them that it is a natural talent which is a pure lie. It’s not a natural talent, it is a secret recipe I have been following over a period of time. I like all the recipes from this website because all the recipes are easy to make, gives amazing taste & economical.

Knorr shrimp recipes have really helped me in pulling out the successful parties, easy dinners and special Sunday brunch. I rarely make any modifications to these recipes because of the simplicity they offer unlike other food website these recipes are not at all complicated and difficult to pull. The website also has amazing videos which guide you through the complete process if you do not like to read.
I am sharing top 4 recipes of shrimp in this post which I have collected:- 
  1. Asian shrimp & peanuts stir-fry: believe you me, this dish can be ready in just 15 minutes of span and there is no special ingredients which you require to cook this. Perfect for kids lunch as kids like the stir-fry stuff. There is hardly any fat which also makes this dish perfect for someone who is dieting and looking for tasty food. Click here to get this recipe. 
  2. Buffalo shrimp ranch salad: this dish is ready in just 3 simple and plain steps. You do not have to grill yourself in the kitchen if you are cooking this salad. It is healthy and filled with the goodness of the green vegetables. If you do not eat beef than chicken is also a very good option which goes well with this dish. I like my chicken roasted. You can even make chicken nuggets. You can even avoid butter if you want or perhaps use the low fat margarine. Click here to get the recipe of this dish
  3. Cajun Jambalaya: if you like to eat rice in your dinner and this dish is specially meant for you. The combination of shrimp and rice is very delicious and the bell peppers gives that extra zing to this dish. This dish also has some Asian flavors in it and perfect for the night when you are having friends because it’s a standalone dish which does not require you to cook the sides to go with the main dish. To get this recipe, click here. 
  4. Creamy Asian shrimp ceviche: you do not even have to get into your kitchen for cooking this recipe. All you need is 15 minutes and a microwave. Your shrimps will be ready to serve. I really like the presentation of this dish and I hope to serve this to my guests every time to come to my home. Click here to get the recipe of this amazing dish.
Try these shrimp recipes from knorr and believe you me you will regular hunt this website for new recipes. If you also have some websites which contribute to your personal recipe collection, kindly let me know. I will also check them out.