Friday, July 27, 2012

Pistachio Milkshake

When I had made a small quantity of this Watergate Salad, I had some Pistachio pudding mix left over. So instead of adding to fruit salad, I tried this refreshing drink! It was soo good that had my kids asking for more. I hope you can see from picture, how it had a divine light pistachio color to it.

Prep Time ~ 1 min | Serves ~ 1


Cold Coconut Milk / Skimmed cold milk - 1 Cup
Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix - 1 tbsp (I used Jello-O)
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp.
Honey/ Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
Ice - Few cubes (if required)

Method of Preparation:

Ofcourse, put everything in blender and mix it up. It's that simple. :o)

Note: You can add a tbsp of yogurt if you like it thicker.

Sending this to ongoing event Bon Vivant #6 - Refreshing drinks

And to Serve It - Blended hosted by Krithi, started by Denny
Showcase - Fun In Sun hosted by Divya

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sparkling Watermelon Juice

This is a very simple juice that my mom would often make. My kids love watermelon just like that. They want me to cut the minute we get it home. But when they are huge, I cut them up and save some to make this juice from my childhood to savor.

Prep Time: 5 min| Serves : 1


Watermelon - 1 cup
Ice/ Ice cold Water/ Sparkling Water/ Plain Soda - 1/2 cup
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp.
Sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt - a pinch
Pepper - a pinch

Method of Preparation:

~ Blend the watermelon along with all other ingredients.
~ Strain the juice and serve it.

Sending this to ongoing event Bon Vivant #6 - Refreshing drinks

And to Serve It - Blended hosted by Krithi, started by Denny
Showcase - Fun In Sun hosted by Divya
Love Lock with Juices and Milkshakes @Recipe World

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Roundup - SYF&HWS Series - Cooking with Spices - Red Chili

Here is the roundup of another awesome event that I guest hosted last month. Thanks to Anu from Anu's Healthy Kitchen for letting me host this event. And also thanks to all the enthusiastic bloggers who participated and sent me the entries. I am presenting them in the order I received the entries from bloggers.

Renuka from Pinch of Salt has sent me this innovative
Harissa and

Gayathri, Ishita and Subhashini of Ez Cookbook sent me these chatpata recipes of

Sonali of Only Fish Recipes sends some of her tasty mouthwatering dishes

Maria John of MJ Delights has sent in yummy Dahi Murg/ Yogurt Chicken

Supriya of Supriya’s Rasoi sent one of my favorite dish Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Sharanya of Sara’s Tasty Buds has sent in lip smacking Hyderabadi Chicken

PariCash of PariCash Kitchen has sent in

Shobha of Food Mazaa has sent in an astounding eight of these creations

And lastly my submissions to this event was

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Spicy Tropical Green Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies to have in the morning. It's very filling and the spicy kick leaves you with wanting more. You can alternate with any fresh green vegetable you like. This is my kids favorite too. They don't realize that they are having a vegetable in that with so many fruits packed in. 

I use Kale mainly because, while juicing a green vegetable you get the maximum benefit of gaining most of vitamins and mineral. Kale is rich in calcium and has one of the fewest calories, a cupful is only about 30 to 40 calories. Since I have been watching my calorie intake, Kale has been a blessing in disguise. Try it out and let me know how you liked this spicy yummy treat.

Prep Time: 5 min | Makes: 2 large glasses


Kale/ Spinach/ - 2 Cup packed
Mango cubes - 1 Cup (Frozen)
Pineapple cubes - 1 Cup (Frozen)
Banana - 1 (Optional)
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Cayenne Pepper/ Chili powder - 1/2 tsp. (Use discretion)
Coconut milk/ Almond milk/ Milk/ Water - 2 Cup


Method Of Preparation:
~ Blend everything up into a smoothie.
Note: Use icecubes instead of water if all fresh fruits are used.
Linking these up to two events going on in my space.
Bon Vivant #6 - Sunny Refreshing Drinks
and SYF&HWS Series - Red Chili, brain child of Anu , guest hosted by me all this month.

And to Serve It - Blended hosted by Krithi, started by Denny
Showcase - Fun In Sun hosted by Divya
Love Lock with Juices and Milkshakes @Recipe World

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Round up - Bon Vivant #5 - Appetizers/ Starters

Thank you all once again for dropping in at my space. Thanks to all who have sent in such wonderful recipes. There were so many varieties that can be served as appetizers that it's unbeliveable. Check out this wonderful spread of Bon Vivant.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bon Vivant #6 - Sunny Refreshing Drinks

Summer officially started here in US on June 23rd. And it's come with vengeance. As though someone left the oven on and forgot to switch it off up there!!! We have been on heat advisory for a while now, with temperatures reaching 100+ degree Fahrenheit. Highest till now has been record breaking 112.

So we are celebrating the drinks. Which are so desirable and welcomed when the heat outside is just unbearable. It can be any kind of drink, shakes/ juices/ smoothies/ cocktails/ mock tails anything that you would want on a hot sunny day or cool summer evenings! Come on quench some thirst.

Rules for the event :
~ Multiple entries are allowed. Usage of the logo is a must.
~ Linking back to this announcement page is mandatory to get the word out.
~ Vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes are allowed. No pork or beef ingredients please.
~ Usage of alcohol is allowed.
~ Blog post should be in month of July.
~ Two old posts are allowed, if re-posted again in July.
~ Please link up your post using the linkz below. In case of any problem linking please send me an email with your name, recipe name, recipe click and url to
~ Non-bloggers can email the recipe along with a picture of the dish to the above email address. 
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