Sunday, February 26, 2012

TURMERIC / HALDI / TUMERIC

TURMERIC (Curcuma longa) is a perennial plant of the ginger family. It is a rhizome or an underground stem.
 A kitchen staple in Indian kitchens, it is found in just about any dish that crosses the dining table.
Research suggest that Curcumin, a compound that gives the turmeric it's yellow hue is rich in antioxidants and anti - inflammatory actions.
The Turmeric Spice is used in most curries, Indian or otherwise. It can be used to Stirfry vegetables and tofu, also commonly used in deserts like "kheer and laddus" .
Turmeric is a crusader against diseases like Alzheimers, Cancer, Asthama, Blood Pressure, Blemishes, Depression, Psoriasis and Eczema etc.
It is commonly used in anti aging face packs, and blemish reduction masks, in India.
 Curried Gobi/ Cauliflower
1 head of Cauliflower floweretts.
1 tbsp. chopped ginger
5 cherry Tomatoes
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Salt to taste
Classic Masala
1/4 tsp or more of TURMERIC POWDER.
Add turmeric & ginger to heated oil in a pan for a few seconds, str fry your cauliflower and tomatoes untill it is 3/4ths cooked.
Enjoy with traditional Roti, in a Panini Sandwich or even as a side dish.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CLOVES

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Cloves have a distinct aroma, woodsy and kind a pungent.
They are said to love all of U :-)
Here's why:
1. It fights Infections.
2. TLC for gums.
3. May help relieve Herpes Simplex
4. May help anti Hepatitis C
5. It acts as a decongestant
6. Banishes Blemisher
7. An eco cleaner as well.

 Cloves pair well with Allspicae, Cocoa, Cardamomm, Ginger, Chile, Cinnamo, Turmeric, Ginger, Cumin, Cillantro.
It compliments Meats, Pies, Cookies, Cakes, Curries, Ham, Mincemeat, Red Cabbage .....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CHOCOLATE SOUP FOR LOVERS

CHOCOLATE SOUP INGREDIENTS
1 cup Skim Milk
1 cup low fat 1/2 n 1/2
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup bittersweet choc. chips
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
Topping:
1 tablespoons marshmallow creme
METHOD:
On a medium flame in a saucepan, stir together the skim milk, half and half, condensed milk, vanilla & bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
Reduce heat & add the chocolate chips,whisk gently till the chocolate starts to melt.
Add cornstarch and water and then add it to the milk solution till the soup is thick and smooth.
Dollop the marshmallow creme on soup.
Enjoy with your loved ones on this beautiful Valentines Day!!