Sunday, January 27, 2013

HEALTHY FOOTBALL PARTY RECIPES



Having a super bowl party or get together this weekend? I have lined up for you a  healthier and non complicated collection for you to serve your guest and free you from  tying up in the kitchen all day and away from your guest..

These recipes are great to make ahead of time and don't take a lot of effort or expense. So try a few of these tasty snacks and party on! Click each title for full recipe.

1. SOUR CREAM PIZZA


This is just a basic recipe but add your own twist to it and let your guest enjoy your creation.

2. BAKED BANANA DOUGHNUTS




3.SESAME OAT BARS




4. EGGLESS CUSTARD BUNS



5. BRAIDED TUNA BREAD




6. EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE DIARY FREE



7.BAKED YOGURT & TURMERIC CHICKEN


 8.  DIARY FREE OATMEAL BANANA SQUARES




9. SAVORY HAND PIES



10,CHOCOLATE SPRINKLE COOKIES


11. MINI SAMOSA



12. OAT CRUNCH COOKIES EGGLESS


If you're not into football, these are great food to serve for any occasion and I'm sure there will be an idea or two you'll be bookmarking.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

CABBAGE FRITTERS GLUTEN FREE


If you're looking for  simple and delicious gluten free  fritters, you should try this recipe makes with only a few ingredients. The star ingredient for this fritter is cabbage. Along with chickpeas (garbanzo)  flour, onion, green chili and other ingredients, they are well combined to form into a thick batter before dropping them into hot oil.

Cabbage Fritters is a great example of how to enjoy delicate flavor of cabbage in your favorite appetizer/snack. Cabbage also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C, fiber, folate and magnesium.

Keeping cabbage cold will keep it fresh and help it retain its vitamin C content. Put the whole head in a plastic bag in the crisper of your refrigerator.

CABBAGE FRITTERS GLUTEN FREE

2 cup white cabbage chopped fine
1 cup chickpeas flour (besan)
1 big onion chopped
1 tsp chili powder
3 green chili chopped
1 sprig curry leaf torn
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon rice flour
water to form into thick batter
oil for shallow frying
salt to taste




DIRECTION

Wash the cabbage after cutting, drain well.

Combine cabbage, onion and salt in a mixing bowl, let sit for 10 minutes.

Add besan, chili powder,  green chili, rice flour, cilantro and torn curry leaves to cabbage mixture.

Sprinkle few tablespoons of water to obtain a fairly thick batter, stir until well mixed.

Heat  6 tablespoons of oil in a non stick frying  pan, scoop a teaspoon of batter to form one fritter onto hot oil.

Fry until it turns golden brown, flip and cook the other side.

Remove and drain on absorbent paper. Complete the rest of the batter.

Serve hot with tea/coffee.



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Sunday, January 13, 2013

EGG FREE FRENCH TOAST



Made this  Egg Free French Toast  for our breakfast today using pandan (screw pine leaves) flavored bread, which was perfect.

My family was super impressed, can't really tell that it was eggless. We loved it! I served them with brown sugar and banana slices. Actually the syrup was a left over from my Monkey Bread, diluted with few spoons of milk.

For other variation, you can add besan (chickpea flour) instead of cornflour and seasoned with ground black pepper and chopped cilantro for a savory  version.

To obtain a nice golden color, use low medium heat when frying the toast.  If you are allergic to dairy product,  replace it with  almond or soy milk instead.

EGG FREE FRENCH TOAST
Yield     :     1 serving

3 slices white/wholemeal bread
1/2 cup fresh milk
1.5 tablespoon cornflour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp  ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
3 tsp butter

METHOD



Combine milk, corn flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in  shallow bowl, whisk  until  smooth.

Dip both sides of each bread slice into milk mixture.

Heat a non stick pan, melt a teaspoon of butter, place bread on heated pan, cook each slice to a golden brown.

Serve with your favorite fruit or syrup.



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Sunday, January 6, 2013

MONKEY BREAD FROM SCRATCH



Nothing beats homemade bread, fresh or fluffy from your own kitchen. Get your kids involved for lots of kitchen fun especially for this recipe, make them rolling and coating the dough with sugar, a great way to introduce them into baking.

I only use 2 cups of flour since I'm feeding a small family but feel free to double  or triple the recipe. Also  had rolled the dough into a  smaller ball (1/2 in) instead of 1 in. In fact it rose up to the brim of my bundt pan.

It should work with 18 cm  ring pan too. Anyway it turned great and my family devoured them in no time. I'm sure your family will love it as much as we do!.

MONKEY BREAD FROM SCRATCH
Yield  :   3-5 servings

2 cup all purpose flour
1.5  tsp instant yeast
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoon dry milk
1 tsp salt
160ml warm water

BROWN SUGAR COATING
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

METHOD

Place flour, sugar, yeast in a mixing bowl.

Combine warm milk, butter and salt in a small bowl.

Gradually add milk mixture to the dry ingredients, forms into soft dough by hand or mixer.

Knead by hand on floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth.

Transfer into greased and covered bowl, let rise until double for 1.5 hours.

Lightly grease bundt pan or 18 cm ring pan, punch dough down.


Pinch dough and shape into 1/2  in ball, coat each ball with melted butter then roll into sugar.

Place the coated balls in layer onto bundt pan. Pour remaining butter and brown sugar if any over balls. Let sit for 45 minutes. Towards the end of raising time, preheat oven @ 180 C,

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let sit in a pan for 10 minutes, invert into a serving plate.

Let it cool slightly before serving.


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