Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pink Pancakes

My kids love sweet pancakes. So, I keep trying to make pancakes with added nutrition and flavors. I decided that this time I will change color of the pancakes. When my son saw the pancakes, his reaction was - "pink pancakes?? What??" When they ate it, they liked the pancakes. When I asked my younger one - "What color pancakes you want next time?" He said - "Blue!!"
 
Pink Pancake (Beetroot Pancake)
 
Ingredients:
 
1 cup Brown Rice Flour
1 Egg
1/4 cup Beetroot Puree (See Notes Below)
1 tsp Flaxseed Meal
1 cup Almond Milk
1 tbsp Honey
 
Method: 
  1. In one medium sized bowl, beat the egg. Mix beetroot puree and milk in it.
  2. Add rice flour, flaxseed meal and honey to the mix and make it a smooth batter.
  3. Add more milk or more rice flour to make batter thick enough to make pancakes. Put the batter aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat the non-stick pan and spread pancake batter on the pan. Put a little oil and cook the pancake both sides.
  5. Serve hot with honey or jam.
Notes - To make beetroot puree, I chopped beetroot in very small pieces and steamed it for 10 minutes. When it is soft, I blend all pieces in blender to make puree.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Broccoli Spinach Soup

Hot soups keep you warm in this winter season, so I keep experimenting on different combinations of soups. Recently I tried broccoli and spinach soup. It was so tasty that I made it 3 times in 2 weeks. It was so filling that we didn't need to eat anything with the soup. This soup has become one of my favorite soups.
 
Broccoli Spinach Soup
 
Ingredients:
 
2 cup finely cut Broccoli florets
1 Red / Yellow finely cut Onion
2 cup finely chopped Spinach
1/4 cup Coconut Milk
Water as required
Salt & pepper according to taste
1 tsp Oil
 
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in the pan and saute the onion in the oil till it is softened. 
  2. Add broccoli and spinach Into it and saute it for 3 minutes. 
  3. Add one cup of water and let it boil for 3-4 minutes or till broccoli is softened. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down. 
  4. Put the mixture in the blender and blend it till it gets smooth consistency and a little thin paste. It's good if you leave some crunchy pieces unblended.
  5. Pour the blended mixture into the cooking pot and add water if needed. Boil it for 10 minutes at least. 
  6. Add coconut milk into it. Also add salt and black pepper according to taste. Boil it for another 5 minutes. 
  7. Serve it hot.
This soup was so yummy that I am sure that this can be part of the party menu plan and guests will ask for more.

What do you think? Try it and tell me if you like the recipe.

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