Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cauliflower Stir Fry Rice with Schezwan Tofu

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


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.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Potato & Avocado Salad Avocado and Cilantro Dressing

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


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

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


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.

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