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Apple & Carrot Sandwich

30 Jul

This is a little twist from the regular sandwiches that we have. Though the name of the sandwich sounds sweet but its not soo sweet. When you combine the cream cheese with apple it somehow subdues the sweetness of the apples. The combination of apple and carrot is nice and refreshing. It is one of the light sandwiches which you would like to have with some light flavors.

Somehow one of the mundane sandwiches that I sometimes land up having is cucumber and tomatoes. But this is a good replacement to it.

One of the must haves for a breakfast is Cream Cheese. Nowadays it is readily available in departmental stores. You can used cream cheese in any sandwich you prepare. It is lighter than cheese and yet gives really nice cheesy taste.

So here is what you would need:

Makes 6 finger sandwiches

Ingredients
½ cup apple
½ cup carrots
4 tbsp cream cheese
4 slices of bread
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper

Method:
Mix apple, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp cream cheese in one bowl.
Take another bowl and mix carrots, cream cheese (2tbsp), salt and black pepper.
Cut the edges of the bread. Spread the apple mixture on one slice. Cover it with another slice.
Now put the carrot mixture and spread it. Top it with another slice.
Cut into three narrow finger sandwiches.

Verdict:
Its said what comes out first from your mouth is often a true opinion. So when Js tasted he said ‘its nice’.
To be honest I wasn’t sure how this would turn out but it was worth a try and definitely a repetitive sandwich. This is an adaptation from snack book.

Apple & Tomato Sprouts Salad

18 Feb

Often we look around for healthy dinner options. If you are on a diet then this sprout salad is an ideal thing to try. Sprout is not only recommended as a diet food but it is nutritious for the young children too. This salad is filling and serves as a complete meal.

Recently, I read something really interesting about the nutrient value of sprouts. When the seed starts to sprout, the proteins break down into amino acids, carbohydrates into simple sugar and fats into fatty acids. Also, sprouting increases the vitamin content especially vitamin B. All these organic compounds can be easily assimilated by our body.

So here is a simple and healthy way to start sprouting. Sprouts are not only delicious to eat but also it is a great activity to do with your kids. To make sprouts at home is relatively simple. For this you would need:

  • Green/ Brown lentils 2 tbsp
  • Closed Jar or Muslin Cloth

How to Sprout:

  1. Take 2 tbsp of the green/ brown lentil seeds, remove stones, sticks, weeds etc.
  2. Rinse seed (if seed is small and clean, can skip this rinse)
  3. Soak seed in water for 8 hours.
  4. Rinse soaked seed, put in a jar or a damp muslin cloth for 2 days.
  5. Important: After 12 hours seeds must be washed and kept back into the jar or the cloth.
  6. After 2 days, the sprouts will appear and can be eaten. These can be stored in refrigerator for further use. If not used within 12 hours, seeds should be rinsed every 24 hours in refrigerator. Best is to eat FRESH!

TO MAKE APPLE AND TOMATO SPROUT SALAD:

Ingredients:

1 apple chopped

1 tomato deseeded and chopped

1 onion chopped

2 cups sprouts

salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

1 lemon for garnish

coriander (cilantro) for garnish

Method:

  1. Put apple, tomato, onion and sprouts in a bowl. Toss until uniformly mixed.
  2. Season the lemon juice with some salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the seasoned lemon juice on the salad.
  4. Garnish with some cilantro and lemon wedges.
  5. Eat Fresh!

 

 

Hot Apple Cider

19 Dec

Its Christmas time and I am inclined to try more and more of christmas recipes. I came across this wonderful recipe of a cider. This is a traditional recipe which is mostly made during Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Since the mood is so festive, I thought why not give this a try.

The flavors in this cider are fruity, and it gives a taste of alot of spices like cinnamon, and cloves. If you want you can make it non-alcoholic also by omitting rum in the recipe. Since its winters I think everyone prefers the rum.

Some apple juice! The most important ingredient! and orange juice mixed with the maple syrup in a pan. Heat the mixture.

Add the Good ol’ Rum!! and all the spices along with the zest of orange and lemon.

Heat it for about 5-7 minutes and your Apple Cider is ready!

Apple Cider! Its yum when hot!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 1/4 cup  maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 lemon zest

Directions

  1. Pour the apple juice and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, rum, orange peel and lemon peel in the pan.
  3. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
  4. Remove the cider from the heat. Seive the cider.
  5. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs. Drink Hot or Cold. I usually prefer hot!

(Adapted from allrecipes)

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