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Hello Healthy Breakfast

So, I’ve been in Dubai and pigging on everything unhealthy that my grocery stocks. I’d have blogged about all these things but am camera less.

But, a while ago an aunt of mine had come down here and made herself breakfast with whatever ingredients there were available. I didnt pay much heed to them till I wanted something similar recently.

And for once, this is one of the more healthy things to have for breakfast.

Here you go:

Take a regular bowl of corn flakes/bran flakes. Chop up some of your favorite fruit in it. (I used bran flakes and chopped up pineapples)

And then crush whatever nuts there are available.

Bran. Pineapple. Nuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used Almonds and Walnuts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Yes, I have a mini mortar and pestle at home.)

A bowl free of guilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And THEN go ahead and cold milk, very cold. It’s amazing how fresh this tastes.

(In case it doesn’t taste too sweet, you can always add honey. That’s what I do)

-Avanti

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The cheapest San Churro substitute

So my sister and I were craving something sweet (read: San Churro’s) but didn’t want to spend so much. We had a very ordinary idea, but actually executed it for once this time.

My maid chopped up strawberries. I bought 7 strips of Dairy Milk and held them on a water bath. yes, exactly what you’re thinking.

They melted in a matter of minutes and you can pretty much guess what I did next.

Here’s a photograph as of 5 minutes ago.

Yes, they’re devoured and over.

My next experiment would be using Roast Almond Dairy Milk Silk instead.

Anyone want to suggest otherwise?

-Avanti

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From Mamma’s Kitchen

Being an ardent dessert-lover, I’ve always wanted to try my hand at baking and did so a few times, however, a tad unsuccessful. Recipe books and innovative baking techniques off blogs do help, but nothing beats attempting a recipe straight from your mother’s kitchen. If it’s comfort food, it is even more exciting. I tried my hand at baking a very basic Bread Pudding as per mom’s instructions. Here is the recipe. I am sure a first-time baker can successfully give this a shot.

–          Ingredients:

  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Butter – 150 grams
  • Approx 7-8  slices of bread (tear them into small pieces) In case you prefer a healthier option, use whole-wheat bread
  • Brown Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla Essence – ½  teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Raisins/Almonds/Cashews (optional)

–       Method:

  • Heat milk in a saucepan on medium flame. Add the butter. Stir it until melted. Keep aside to cool.
  • Mix sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla essence in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer and then add the milk to it.
  • Put the bread pieces in a greased tin. Pour the mixture on top of it.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes. (I use an oven, not a microwave and hence it takes a comparatively long time to bake)
  • Voila! Serve warm or try it with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Photo Courtesy:Khorshed Deboo


– Khorshed Deboo 

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