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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

2 Ingredients Easy Caramel Sauce

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I so wanted to make this for such a long time but looking at the recipes, it has careful warnings when you add milk and if you are making it from can, it has to be in water for more than 12 hours and I am not ready for that long process and I have kids in the house so not at all interested to do anything with boiling and spattering things. So was looking for an easy recipe and found one and made it to make sure it works or not and it works. If something is so good and easy, I have to share it with you all. so get ready to make the easiest caramel sauce.

Ingredients : 

1 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. Vanilla essence -optional

Method:

Add Sugar and water in a pan on medium heat.

Bring to boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Add butter and stir it melts.

Pour carefully caramel sauce into a bowl and let it cool.

Then pour it into a bottle with an airtight lid and store it.

Best to keep it in the fridge so it last longer, when you need, heat up in a microwave for 30 minutes and pour it on ice cream, waffle or anywhere you like it.

Enjoy.









Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Easy 2 Ingredients Chocolate Fudge - Microwave version

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Don't know about your area, but it feels like fall is in the air, where I am and what fall bring, baked goodies, festival season. So today I am sharing an easy but foolproof recipe for 2 ingredients chocolate fudge recipe, I have added vanilla essence and M & M candies in my fudge since my daughter is a big fan of candies. But you can make it without it or add half candies and half Oreos too. just like other recipes possibilities are endless.
Ingredients : 

1 Can Condensed milk (14 ounces)
1 Pack semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 ounces) 
Few drops of vanilla essence
1 package M & M candies (optional )

Method : 

Take a glass dish and put parchment paper long enough to stay outside so its easy to handle fudge. 

Put first chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and then add condensed milk on top of it. 

Microwave high on 2 to 3 minutes. 

Remove the bowl with mittens since its hot and mix it very well and if not melted put it again for 30 seconds and watch it. 

Mix it and add vanilla essence in it. 

Spread it on a dish which has parchment paper, and gives a shape.

Sprinkle with M& M candies, cookies, chopped nuts or as it is. 

Keep it in refrigerated till its set and then cut it and put it container in the fridge and enjoy it. 










Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Quinoa Vegetarian Beef Mexican Bowl

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So its summer here and we get so busy I didn't had time to post since last few weeks, but now back to the blogging again. I didn't post , it didn't mean that I wasn't cooking so here it is, Healthy , spicy Mexican flavors in a bowl. You can use tortilla and stuff these ingredients in it and make burrito out of it too. but to cut the card, I just eat it as it is in bowl and since I have few packs of soy products , I used in this dish, and it was vegetarian beef , it was going so well with Mexican flavors too.  You can use practicality any regular meat or sea food in this dish or more vegetables in it and make it. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to cooking , yes if you are baking something then you have to follow each and every ingredients , measurements cause baking is a science.



Ingredients : 

1 cup washed and cooked quinoa
1/2 packet of vegetarian beef, if you want you can cut it strips, I keep it as it is
Few leaves of Lettuce, cut
10 Cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 Jalapenos , cut it in circle
Few black olives, cut in circle
1 onion cut in slices
1 carrot, cut in slices
2 tbsp Paprika powder
1 tbsp Garlic powder
3 tbsp corn
2 cloves of garlic chopped
Salt as per taste
1 tbsp crushed oregano
1 tbsp. oil
2-3 Tbsp Avocado coriander dressing

Method

Washed and cooked quinoa as per directions.

Drain and keep it aside.

Cut the vegetables and get everything ready for the cooking.

Add oil in heated pan, add garlic and saute for a minute, add onion , carrot , corn and few rings of jalapenos  and saute for few minutes, then add beef and cook till its soft.

Add quinoa and all the spices and mix it nicely so it coated in spices and everything.

Take it out a bowl. Add chopped lettuce on side, one side put the cherry tomatoes, olives and then cooked quinoa - beef mixture.

Spread the dressing on top and leftover jalapenos rings on top and enjoy.









Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cauliflower Stir Fry Rice with Schezwan Tofu

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I just love cauliflower rice, its easy to make and so versatile. You can make anything from it, from pizza, to bread sticks to stir fry to "wings", possibilities are endless. Today I am using in a rice form, which is very common now a days , to make cauliflower rice, just pulse the florets in food processor in to "rice" form and use it in stir fry, no soaking of rice or cooking , boiling ,done in two minutes. take  that rice in cheesecloth and take out extra water and now its ready to use.

Ingredient for stir fry rice :

1 Medium sized head of  Cauliflower
2 tbsp. sesame oil / canola oil
1 carrot , cut in cubes
2 Garlic cloves - chopped finely
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
3 Tbsp low sodium Soy sauce ( I used tamari sauce for Gluten Free)
1 stalk of Celery - Finely chopped
1 Green chili - finely chopped
1 inch of Ginger finely chopped
1 tbsp rice vinegar

Method:

Prep Cauliflower as above mentioned method.

Heat wok on high flame, add oil in it, add ginger, garlic and chili and stir fry for a minute. then add carrot, peas , celery and cook for a minute.

Add cauliflower rice and soy sauce and vinegar and sir fry quickly so rice and just cooked right and not mushy.

You can add egg also , if you like you can add that in the beginning.

And take out the rice in a bowl.

Tofu :

1 Block of firm tofu (pressed and cubed)
Few mung bean sprouts
1 Onion in big chunks
1 stick of celery in big pieces
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 inch of ginger finely chopped
1 Green / Thai chili , finely chopped
2 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp Schezwan sauce
1 tbsp Rice vinegar

Method :


Cut the tofu in big square pieces, if you like you can brown it little bit or you can use it as it is.

In a wok, add oil, add ginger, garlic and chili , saute for a minute.

Add onion, celery and cook for a minute, add tofu and sauce and vinegar and mix it nicely so everything is coated in sauce.

Shut off the gas and put sprouts in it.

The whole dish will be done in under 20 minutes.

You can add more vegetables in both dishes and change the spices, as per your liking.

I have to have it with my sambal sauce so I had it with on side of sambal , rice and tofu.

Enjoy.
































































Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Potato & Avocado Salad Avocado and Cilantro Dressing

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Last week we had a severe heat wave, Temperature was 100 F, feels like 107. That time no one wants to be near gas and cooking. Here we have central AC so its not that bad but your body dont want any heavy food so what do you do ? You can make salad and eat it but not just greens, hearty salad which can fill your stomach and satisfied too. So I made red potato and avocado salad with avocado and cilantro dressing, which I just love it and I keep enough in my fridge so I can use it when ever I feel like it. It goes with everything, I am now just drizzling on everything.

Ingredients : 

4 Red potatoes
1 Avocado
Salt and Pepper as needed
Lime juice

For Dressing

1 Avocado
1/2 cup Coriander leaves with stems if stems are delicate
1 Jalapenos - seeded if you like spicy or discard the seeds if do not too spicy
Salt and pepper as per taste
1 Lime

Method

Boil the water to cook the potatoes.

Mix the ingredients of dressing in blender and keep it aside.

Wash nicely potatoes and cut it in cubes.

Boil for 7 minutes without disturbing, after that check for if its cooked but not over cooked.

Take it out in colander.

Cut the avocado in cubes too.

Mix potato and avocado in bowl, add salt , pepper, lime juice.

Pour the dressing as needed on potato salad and mix it and enjoy it as a side dish for your BBQ , or as a salad.

Happy Summer




















Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Brownie Stuffed with Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Sometimes,  you just have to think and create something new  to keep the interest in old stuff. Like now Brownie is so much common in my home that kids don't even look at it so to keep them interested I try few tricks to make it such a way that they come back. This  time I added their favorite chocolate chip cookies in it and that keep them guessing and they enjoyed it.

I didn't made anything from scratch , just used items I had in my pantry and use it.  For brownie I used packet and I always have chocolate chip cookies in my cookie jar so used that one. If you like to make brownie from scratch, you can use Brownie recipe. And for chocolate chip cookiesyou can use this recipe.




Ingredients :

1 Package brownie
12 Cookies
Powder sugar for sprinkle

Method:

Mix the ingredients for brownie as per the package and keep it aside.

Heat a oven at 350 F .

Take your baking dish, spread half of the brownie batter in it .

Put the chocolate chip cookie  on top of it and cover with rest of the brownie batter.

Baked till the toothpick comes out clean, approximately 35-40 minutes depend upon your oven.

Sprinkle powder sugar on top of it

Then let it cool completely before you cut it in pieces and enjoy with ice cream,

you can make ice cream sandwich also from this.

Put your favorite ice cream in between two slices of brownies and enjoy it.


















Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fried Tortillas with Cinnamon and Sugar - Bunuelos

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I have to make this from such a long time, its such a easy yet delicious dessert from Spain.  Basically , you can fry corn tortilla and then dip them in the mixture of cinnamon and sugar and enjoy as it is or have it with ice cream, goes very well with mango , vanilla or just plain drizzle of Honey also.  You don't have to deep fry it, shallow fry works, even baked version is good too. So what are you waiting for , heat up the oil in the pan and let's start frying.



Ingredients :

6 Corn Tortillas
Oil for frying
8 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon (you can add more if you like more cinnamon, I like it more so I practically did half and half sugar - cinnamon combo.)

Method:

Mix the sugar and cinnamon and keep it aside.

Heat up the oil in the pan.

When its hot, slide one tortilla in it and cook till its nice and brown on one side, flip it and cook it on other side.

Take it out on paper towel so the access oil got socked.

After that put it the sugar - cinnamon mixture and sprinkle the mixture everywhere so it covered in sparkling sugary mixture.

Proceed with all same way.

You can just eat as it is or have it with Ice cream. We are more in to cookies n cream kind of family so had it with that flavor. but you can have it with your favorite ice cream.

Sugar Cinnamon mixture



Corn Tortillas




Fried Tortilla in sugar mixture








Top it off with Ice cream







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