Sunday, January 15, 2017

A simple and healthy Guacamole.

The avocado is the fruit of a tree that originates from Mexico and has evidence of being cultivated for at least 7000 years. It was first mentioned in Europe around the 16th century and has since spread to almost all parts of the world. So why is it so popular? Simply because of its multiple health benefits and of course it being quite delicious if consumed in the right way. To start with the fruit contains at least 20 different vitamins and minerals mainly Vitamins K, C, B5, B6, Folate and a great source of potassium. [For detailed reference.] Avocados are also cholesterol and sodium free and more than 50% of its fat content comes from monosaturated fats [Detailed reference]. The dark green part of the fruit also contains carotenoids which act as anti-oxidants [Reference]. Avocados also reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and lower blood cholesterol levels [Scientific References 1,2]. Now let us come to eating this healthy and flavorsome fruit and I made a simple dish most commonly associated with avocados, the simple guacamole. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pancake Omelet Envelope (POE)

A simple weekend morning, Mitra had gone out to get the regular stuff from the supermarket and I was sitting around doing nothing, reading an already read short story by Edgar Allan Poe, when the idea to invent a weekend brunch recipe came upon me. Thus was born the dish POE, rather an acronym of Pancake Omelet Envelope. This can be thought of as a sequel to my quick and easy brunch ideas, the sausage cup cakes posted earlier on my blog. So here is the original recipe of POE. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Meat ball stew to warm up the winters.

It was one of those usual Sunday mornings but I woke up a bit early to go to the farmers' market. In spite of my early rise and reaching the market early, I found a big queue at my favorite meat vendor. So I changed my plan of buying some veal and rather opted for minced pork from another meat vendor, the advantage that one has when they don't have any dietary restrictions in terms of health or religion. Keeping in mind the winter chill, I made a Pork meatball stew to warm both of us up a bit. The detailed recipe is as follows.