Saturday, November 21, 2015

Preserving Cherry Tomatoes

Growing your own food sometimes sees a bountiful harvest of one crop. A lot of precision in timing is required for successive planting. A skill I am still working on. Another way around it is to learn preservation, so as to have access to a veggie when you don't have a harvest.
Here are two ways of preserving cherry tomatoes.

1. Freezing
  • Place the tomatoes on a plate and freeze them.
  • Once they have frozen, they will be like marbles.
  • Bag them in zip lock for future use.

2. Sun Dry
  • Bruise the tomatoes, add Himalayan salt, garlic powder, olive oil and mix well.
  • Leve them to sun dry till brittle.
  • Preserve in a glass bottle.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Herbed Fish Fillet

A simple yet delectable side. While I prepared it in the air fryer, it can be coated and pan fried too.

500 gms basa fish fillets
Ginger garlic paste
Dried mint and thyme
Salt to taste

  • Cut the fish into required size.
  • Marinate with salt, and ginger garlic paste.
  • Leave aside for 5 minutes
  • Coat with dried mint and thyme.
  • Baste oil.
  • Set air fryer to 160 for 10 minutes.
  • Turn over after 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm.
  • Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Vegetable Cheese Cutlet

1/4 cup sweet corn
1/4 cup peas
1 large onion chopped
1 carrot grated
3 potatoes boiled
Small cubes of cheddar
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/4 chilli powder
Salt to taste
Breadcrumbs/ rice powder

  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion.
  •  Add the vegetables except potatoes and sauté. Leave to cool.
  • Peel and mash potatoes.
  • Mix all ingredients together except cheese.
  • Roll into balls, poke a hole in the centre, insert the cheese, cover well.
  • Flatten into cutlets.
  • Coat with bread crumbs or rice flour.
  • Fry till crisp.
  • Serve hot
  • Enjoy!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mango Banana Berry Smoothie

A simple yet nourishing smoothie to begin the day.

1tsp flaxseeds
1 Mango diced
1 banana diced
Any milk


  • Powder the flax seeds and blend fruits, berries and milk to smoothie consistency.
  • Enjoy!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chicken Coleslaw Wraps

With the re opening of school comes the inevitable question in every mom's mind. "What do I pack for a snack or lunch!"
I put this chicken coleslaw wrap together for the first day of school. A combination of raw food and cooked chicken to provide enough nutrition and energy for the busy bodies.

2 tortilla wraps
500 gms chicken breasts

Ginger garlic paste
Lemon juice
Salt to taste

2 carrots shredded
1 cup purple cabbage shredded
1/4 cup sweet corn
1 tbs mayonnaise
1 tbs cream or 1 tsp milk
Ground pepper


  • Marinate the chicken breasts for 10 mins and pan fry.
  • Cut into cube size and keep aside to cool.
  • Mix together the coleslaw ingredients and add the cubed chicken when cool.
  • Heat the tortilla wraps as per instructions.
  • Place the filling and wrap.
  • Enjoy!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Roasted Potato Salad

It's time for my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month. I had the privilege to sneak around Erin's blog The Spiffy Cookie. Erin's blog is very versatile. You can find a very wide range of recipes in any category be it starters or main dish,  or desserts. I finally settled down to this simple dish Roasted Potato Salad. I found it intriguing since it had a great blend of potatoes and sweet potatoes. I regretfully didn't have beans on hand so I added some garlic greens freshly picked from the farm. The cheese addition simply adds the umami flavour to it all.

Roasted Potato Salad

1 medium sweet potato peeled and chopped
2 medium potatoes quartered
1 head of garlic
2 tbs EVOO
Parmesan cheese


  • Roast the potatoes with oil and salt in a roasting pan in a pre heated oven
  • When done mix the rest of the ingredients. Squeeze the garlic to get the juices to blend.
  • Enjoy


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