Happy New Year! What better way to kick off the new year than with a green smoothie that's obviously healthy for you but it's delicious as well. You can add in some flax, hemp, or chia seeds for a boost of extra healthy goodness and it won't impact the taste.
Snickerdoodle Green Smoothie
1 handful of spinach
1/2 of an avocado
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and have it right away.
Soup is a nice cozy way to get some of your veggies in for the day and warm up from that freezing cold weather outside. This recipe is quick and simple with just a few ingredients and it lasts for about a week in the refrigerator (it also freezes really well). You can use any sort of broth you like. I used chicken broth but by using vegetable stock you can easily make this a vegetarian recipe.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
1 medium butternut squash
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp butter
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
3 tablespoons milk
10 tbsps (145g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
2/3 cup (160ml) unsulphured molasses
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 and 1/2 cups (437g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tspground cloves
Easy royal icing or your favorite icing recipe
Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
This is a very desi version of a pizza. The dressings that I've put on top (after removing the pizza from the oven) are completely optional. I drizzled over some chipotle mayo (chutney would be an option as well) and then garnished it with some fresh cilantro. I always use home made pizza dough and a good recipe for that can be found here.
Load up the thin crust pizza with the cooked chicken, red or green bell peppers, fresh mozzarella and sliced red onions.
I like my pizza cooked with the cheese slightly browned on top. This is good as is or if you wish you can garnish it further with some sauce/dressing/chutney and cilantro.
Tandoori Chicken Pizza
For the Chicken:
2 Chicken Breast halves cut into bite sized pieces
1 tbsp oil
tandoori chicken paste OR
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp tandoori masala/spice powder
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp red chili powder
Note: if you have tandoori masala paste you can use that and you do not need to add all of the other ingredients. If you're using tandoori spice powder then you need to add the other ingredients
For the Pizza:
1 pizza dough recipe split into 2 halves
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
cooked tandoori chicken
1 can of tomato sauce
fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into pieces
chipotle mayo or chutney for garnish
handful of chopped cilantro, for garnish
I was debating whether or not to post this recipe because it uses packets of premixed masalas as opposed to making a blend of spices on my own. I decided to post it though because it's a recipe that I've been using for about 7 years now and I love making these and freezing them to keep handy for unexpected guests. All you have to do is pop a patty out of the freezer, coat in beaten eggs and shallow fry. They taste great served with tamarind chutney and mint chutney.
I'm sorry that I don't have a picture of the finished- fried pattie but every time I make them they end up getting eaten before I rememebr to take a photo.
Mix the boiled potatoes with the cooked meat.
Form into same-sized patties which can then be frozen at this stage.
1 kg boneless meat (beef or lamb)
1 kg potatoes
1 packet of bihari kebab masala
2 tbsp of chapli kebab masala
1 tsp of crushed black peper
This sauce is packed full of flavor from thanks to the fresh herbs. Optionally, you can add some veggies into this simple sauce if you like. I ended up adding a bit of zucchini because that's my favorite veggie with pasta. You can use store bought or home made gnocchi for this dish but I highly recommend using fresh herbs over the dried ones.
Bring out the flavors from the herbs in some oil.
Mix in the sauce and cheese.
Gnocchi in Pomodoro Sauce
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 stems fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
4 stems fresh oregano
2 stems fresh rosemary
2 stems fresh basil, plus 2 more stems for garnish
½ yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 28 ounce can tomatoes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes
¼ cup heavy cream (optional)
1 16-ounce package potato gnocchi
8 ounces cherry size mozzarella balls, cut in half
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Garnish with additional basil leaves and serve immediately.
Recipe from Foodie Crush
I know it feels a lot like winter but it's still officially fall and these wonderful spices and pumpkin flavors will help remind you of that.
Pumpkin Spiced Bundt Cake
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil, plus more as needed
4 large eggs
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not pie filling; about 1 3/4 cups)
This recipe is from chowhound
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