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Black Beans with Brown Rice

Black Beans with Brown Rice

Prep time: 10 min

 Cook time:20 min

 Total time:30 min

INGREDIENTS:

 Canned 15 ounce Black beans:2

 Brown rice: 1 cup

 Fresh avocado peeled, pitted and sliced: 2

 Vine tomato chopped: 1 cup

 Onion chopped: 1/2 cup

 Olive oil: 2 tsp

 Salt:1/2 tsp

 Garlic powder: 1/4 tsp

 Ground black pepper: 1/4 tsp

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Wash the brown rice with clean water. In a medium saucepan add 3 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add rice, salt, one tsp olive oil to the pan and cook for about 20 minutes. Brown rice takes a little longer to cook. Once it’s cooked, remove from the heat and transfer it to a bowl.
  2.  Rinse the beans thoroughly. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil, gradually add beans, black pepper, garlic powder and salt to it. Saute for 2 minutes and keep it aside.
  3. I normally cut the avocado in the middle all the way, then gently twist to make it half. Then with the help of a spoon remove the pit and slice.
  4. Place the rice, black beans, avocado, tomato, onion on a serving plate, sprinkle lemon juice. Decorate with fresh cilantro n enjoy !

THAI PINEAPPLE SHRIMP FRIED RICE

This pineapple fried rice is a mix of fruits,veggies and shrimp which gives a nice taste and the sweet aroma of pineapple make it more delicious.
Prep time:20 min
Cook time:20 min
Total time:40 min
Serving size: 2

INGREDIENTS:
FOR RICE:
Basmati Rice:1 cup
Water:2 cup
Salt: 1 tsp
Olive oil: 2 tsp

FOR FRIED RICE:
Fresh pineapple:2 cup
Red bell pepper:1 cup
Large eggs:2
Green peas:1/4 cup
Cashew nut:1/4 cup
Low-sodium soy sauce:4 tbs
Tomato paste:2 tsp
Olive oil:2 tsp
Chili sauce:1/2 tsp

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Boil two cups of water in a medium saucepan. Once the water starts to boil add rice to it. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes till its cooked while adding salt and olive oil. Drain the excess water with the help of a colander and set aside. I have used leftover rice which is a great choice for this recipe because the rice doesn’t stick together if it’s cooked ahead of time.
  2. Prepare the sauce by adding soy sauce, tomato paste, chili sauce and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a separate pan add olive oil and stir fry the shrimp until golden brown. Make sure not to overcook the shrimp at this point. Remove the shrimp. Add olive oil and two eggs to the heated pan and stir continuously to make a scrambled egg.
  4. Saute garlic, onion and the veggies in the pan for about 5 minutes. Add the sauce mix to the pan and mix it well adding gradually pineapple and eggs to it. leave it for 5 minutes to set and the pineapple fried rice is ready to serve.

Delicious Thai Red Curry!

THAI RED CURRY

Recently I had been to a Thai restaurant, the recipe I like the most is Thai Red Curry. It’s a little spicy and sweet at the same time. Lots of veggies with shrimp dipped in coconut gravy is just amazing!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Ready in:40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE CURRY
Shrimp:1 lb
Chinese Eggplants cut in half:2
Thai Red curry paste:2 tbs
Green Beans cut in half:1/2 cup
Red/Green Bell pepper: 1/2 cup
Cut Carrot /Onion in julienne:1/2 cup
cut in julienne
Salt:1/2 tsp
Bamboo shoot:1/2 cup
Fresh Basil Leaves:15
Olive oil:2 tsp
Garlic sliced:1 tbs
Mushroom Sliced:1/4 cup
Coconut milk:2 cup

FOR RED CURRY PASTE:
Red bell pepper:1
Ginger: 1/2 tsp
Garlic:5 cloves
Lime juice:3 tsp
Ground black pepper:1/4 tsp
Soaked red chilies:
1 stack lemongrass chopped-
Salt according to taste
Turmeric powder:1/8 tsp

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a food processor combine all the ingredients for red curry paste and mix it until smooth fine paste. This curry paste can be stored in a refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks in an airtight container.
  2. Add 1 tsp of olive oil and shrimp to a medium saucepan and saute for about 5 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan and keep it aside.
  3. Add the remaining olive oil to the same pan and red curry paste to it(If you are short of time store-bought red curry paste can be used) Saute for 5 minutes adding veggies and coconut milk to the pan. If the gravy is too thick add two tbs of water.
  4. Add salt and basil leaves to the gravy. Cook for about 5 more minutes till the veggies are properly cooked. Enjoy your Thai red curry with a side of rice.

Mixed Fruit Salad

FRUIT SALAD
One of my best things to have in the morning is fruit salad. Having a variety of fresh fruits, what everybody likes to have. I love peaches and their beautiful fragrance which compels me to make something nice and delicious.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Ready in:5 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
Fresh Peaches diced: 1 cup
Grapes: 1/2 cup
Orange peeled:1/2 cup
Fresh Strawberries:1/2 cup
Blueberry:1/2 cup

INSTRUCTIONS:
Combine all fruits in a bowl and enjoy.

Healthy Celery dip !

Celery Dip

I have made this healthy yogurt dip many times and my family loves it.It disappear within minutes and the fun part is it takes very less time and tastes great.
I like the yogurt version of the dip.You can just make it before the meal as a starter or snacks from the things that are available right from your refrigerator.

Prep time:5 minutes
Ready in :5 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
Greek yogurt:1 cup
Parsley and Coriander : 1/4 cup
Garlic cloves : 2
Salt : 1/4 tsp(or according to taste)
Lemon Juice:1 tbs
Ground Black pepper:1/4 of tsp

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix parsley, garlic cloves in a food processor(or minced garlic and parsley can also be used). Place it in a bowl.
  2. Combine all ingredients to the parsley mixture bowl and enjoy with celery, carrot or any vegetables of your choice.

Shrimp Kung Pao

Shrimp Kung pao

Shrimp Kung Pao is done in minutes and they taste great with the yummy sauce and veggies.

Prep time:20 Minutes
Cook time:10 Minutes
Ready in:30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Shrimp : 1Lb
Red bell pepper diced :1 cup
Green bell pepper diced:1 cup
Peanut:1/2 cup
Soy sauce:2Tbs
Celery diced:1 cup
Onion diced: 1 cup
Garlic powder:1 tsp
Garlic sliced: 2 tbs
Salt:1/2 tsp
Ground Black Pepper:1 tsp
Olive oil:1 tsp
Red chilly:4

FOR GRAVY
Sesame oil:1 tsp
Soy sauce: 2 tsp
Catch up:2 tsp
Cornstarch:1 tbs
Green chilly sauce:1 tbs
Water:2 tsp

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.In a large bowl combine shrimp,ground black pepper,garlic powder,olive oil and two tbs of soy sauce. Set aside to marinate for about 10 minutes.

2.In a medium saucepan stir fry Shrimp in a medium heat until its light golden brown and remove the Shrimp in a bowl.
3.Add one tsp of sesame oil to the same saucepan and saute the sliced garlic,red chilly,veggies along with peanut for about 2 minutes.
4.Lets prepare the gravy by combining soy sauce,catch up,cornstarch,water,chilly sauce in a bowl and add it to the saucepan and cook for about 5 minutes until the gravy is thicker.
Serve hot with rice or with lo mein.

Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Fresh Mozzarella Salad

One of the quick and easy salad I have ever made is this, fresh mozzarella cheese with tomato and basil leaves. A very fresh look and taste great, when you have these salad along with balsamic vinegar. They are perfect for appetizer and a great starter for lunch and dinner.

Prep time:5 minutes
Ready in :10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
Sliced Mozzarella :10-15 piece
Sliced Vine Tomatoes : 2
Basil Leaves :10-15
Balsamic Vinegar :4 tsp
Salt:1/8 tsp

Black pepper:1/8 tsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil:2 tsp

INSTRUCTIONS:
Place the sliced mozzarella ,tomato on a serving plate and decorate with plenty of fresh basil leaves.
In a separate bowl whisk together olive oil,balsamic vinegar,salt and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture on to the salad and enjoy!