Vegspiration: Oven baked eggplant aka patlican güvec

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guveccWhile trying experimenting with food, I recently came across veg style güvec, that is a Turkish dish, I got served in a Turkish restaurant recently. I love the dish so much, that I wanted to try it by myself. Eggplant/aubergine is actually something I hated for ages, I guess I started loving to eat this vegetable for about 4-5 years ago. Tamils normally make curry out of it, and this kind of dish can unfortunately be very oily too. So tasting the Turkish preparation of aubergine was a pleasant experience :)

Aubergines, let it be any kind [I’ve tasted both purple, white, mini etc.] are very healthy though. They are very nutritious, and contain several health benefits; including:

Idhu Bodhai Neram..

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... Edhuvum Pesadhey ;)

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Breakfast: Simple chia pudding

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Eating chia pudding for breakfast is something I’ve done regularly since this New Year. My wish was to eat more healthier than I did before, and I feel I’m keeping it up pretty good. And that’s why I’ve included chia seeds, usually making a pudding and eating this in different ways, and I really love it :)

Unfortunately I had to stay at home today due to migraine, and I was not able to cook. Fortunately I’ve made some chia pudding, so I decided to eat this as a "late" breakfast, topped with some kiwi and dark mint chocolate. I’m not sure, but I actually felt better hereafter, but still not that well to cook anything. Luckily and surprisingly my parents came with food :D

I tried taking some pictures of my beautiful chia food today :)

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Healthiness: Pinky Nicecream

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pinknice4This weekend I got my bestie on a visit, so I decided to give this love a pleasant surprise, by serving pancakes for breakfast. I wanted it to be a healthy breakfast, so I therefore decided to make some nicecream to eat the pancakes with. I think making nicecream has become a huge trend at the moment, so I therefore wanted to try this too – everything healthy and vegetarian is a sure winner here ;)

The result came out very well, and was so beautiful. Even so yummy too! We both loved it, and my bestie even ate more of it than I did! ;) The one I made was a pink nana icecream/nicecream, and here’s the recipe:

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas
  • 5-8 frozen raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons of almond milk (unsweetened as well as sweetened)

Instructions:

The night before:

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Cut the bananas into cubes and freeze them. Also freeze some raspberries too (I used 8 of these).

In the morning:

Put the frozen bananas, raspberries and almond milk in a blender, and blend it all together on high speed. Make sure everything mixes well, and becomes smooth.

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Voilá – the nicecream is ready! ;)

Serve with pancakes [as I did].

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Note: this yummy nicecream can be served with anything else – let it be other unblended fruit, oats, chiaseed/chia pudding etc., or be eaten “clean”. 

Bon appétit! ;)

~ AJ

Overnight chia oat pudding

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Experimenting with food is something I love to do. You get so many different tastes and very lovely dishes out of this way of cooking. Honestly, cooking was definitely not my cup of tea until I turned 22-23 years old. Really don’t know why, but I thought it was difficult and very boring to live alone, and be cooking only for myself. But later, I changed a lot, and cooking became a kind of hobby to me. Many people ask me, if I have any difficulties in being a vegetarian, as they think it’s limited how delicious food vegetarians can make. But they’re wrong! There are many ways of getting nutritious, and at the same time lovely food being a vegetarian (or vegan). Experimenting with the flavours is the way ;)

Today I tried something new with the chia pudding for breakfast; I’ve earlier shared a recipe for a simple pudding. I actually used this pudding today, but added some other healthy things into it, and made this delicious chia-oat pudding instead ;)

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Servings: 1

Prep time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • Overnight chia pudding
  • 4 tablespoons of oats
  • 4 dates
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of milk (any kind of milk can be added)
  • 3-4 cashew nuts

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Instructions:

Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend it all together on high speed. Make sure it becomes smooth and is mixed well.

Serve the pudding as it is, or topped with free choice of fruits, nuts, raw coconut.

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~ AJ

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