Sunday, January 29, 2012

Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Lemonade





This is a super simple drink, a lemonade made with meyer lemons and blood oranges, so don't wait grab them next time your in the store the season is short and sweet. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Smoked Salmon and Chive Pate




Here's a simple pate with smoked salmon and chives, I made for new years eve. It was fun to make a couple of party foods and have friends over :-), heres the link it was on the BBC site. After I made this I was thinking I should get a fish mold to make it look prettier :-)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mini Key Lime Pie



One of my all time favorite desserts is Key lime pie, I always have one every time I go to Florida :-), I recently made peppermint creams with Jasmine mainly as she loves using cookie cutters and coloring them, they were hardly eaten but had fun making them. I looked on the side of the condensed milk and saw a recipe for key lime pie, so easy. I just had to make a couple of mini ones, I used digestive biscuits (British cookies) for the base and garnished with some peel.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cajun spiced yogurt sauce


I made this simple yogurt sauce to go over my crab cake sandwich and just had to share the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun blackening seasoning
  • a wedge of grated cucumber 
  • little fresh lemon juice
  • a pinch of sea salt
Method:

  1. mix it all together and add to your sandwich and enjoy 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Baked Egg with Spinach and Tomato




I am hooked on baked eggs, they are so good can't believe it was taken me this long to make them. I think I read about them on a blog and went to bed thinking about them, I remember reading something along the lines of the eggs, bake while the coffee brews :-) 

So I got up that Sunday morning on a mission to make them this recipe is inspired from the BBC good food site. Its easy to do and really makes breakfast special. It's also good for brunch or even lunch, I made a mushroom one the other day!, its funny as when I shared the picture on the chow and chatter facebook page Erin commented that I am hooked, she's right :-)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Turkish Delight Jellies



I made these Turkish delights recently, but I am calling them jellies, they are easy to make and taste like Turkish delight but jelly like in texture, I had a suspicion such an easy recipe was too good to be true. After all the professionals in Turkey have been making it for hundreds of years, I can still taste how good it was from the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul :-) 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Caramel Panna Cotta



I made my first panna cotta a couple of weeks ago, hats of to blogging for continuing to inspire me to make new things. I adore creme caramel so I figured why not combine the two :-) 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Introducing Go Social



It is with great pleasure to introduce Go Social mine and Nadine's Social media tips app, here's me talking about it and a cool demo of how it works from Nadine :-)

It would mean the world to me if you know anyone who would like to have some easy tips to get them going with social media if you would share this post and app with them. I love social media and it has enriched my life, created paid work for me and connected me with amazing people. I hope this app will really help folks get the most of social media for personal and business use and most importantly to have fun with it.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lotus Root Stir fry with Noodles




So here's another recipe for lotus root, I used it in a simple stir fry and mixed with Chinese egg noodles, and vegetables we love meals like this in our home. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dried flower fairies



Here's a super simple craft idea for little ones,  first select some flowers, these were some of the last ones' we had in the fall, place between two pieces of paper and lay two very heavy books on top, hubby's medical textbooks worked great. They will dry out in a few weeks. Then cut out a little person shape and add flowers like a dress :-)
Have a fun weekend everyone :-) 



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes



I made a lovely new friend recently called Kristen, she emailed me to ask me questions about being an Entrepreneurial dietitian to a talk she was giving to students. She is a wonderful diabetes educator and personal trainer. She even volunteers on the board of a food pantry in Clemmons an area she doesn't even live in. Through her I made contact with them and volunteer by helping with their social media fell free to follow on twitter @Clemmonspantry. She came to visit me one day and brought me a lovely pineapple  such a treat I chopped it up and thought wouldn't it be cool to make mini pineapple upside down cupcakes. They turned out really well and were wonderfully moist.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tips for Pinterest




Here's a tutorial with my tips for using the social media site pinterest and a link to a great mashable guide, happy pinning!! 


this image comes from pinterest, couldn't find the original source on there. 


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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lotus Root and Peanut Soup




I went out for lunch recently with fellow ladies who tweet :-) in Greensboro and after lunch me and the little man, went to the Asian market there's a great big one there called Super G. I spotted a bag of lotus root and couldn't resist getting a bag I had seen a soup on Biren's blog Roti and Rice , but I lacked the pork to make the stock. So after a fun chatter on facebook, I decided to make miso soup with it. It is an aquatic root of the lotus flower low in fat, high in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper, and manganese. This root has a neutral in taste and had a great crunch. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

5 Spice Panko Crusted Sole and Big News


Here's a super simple recipe great for busy evenings, I coated sole in panko and 5 spice and pan fried it and served with bok choy and rice, really good. This will make a regular appearance on our diner table :-) 


Ingredients: 

  • 3 fillets of sole thin fish works best 
  • about a cup panko 
  • one teaspoon 5 spice
  • one egg beaten 
  • a little salt and pepper to taste 
Method:

  1. dip the fish in the egg
  2. then roll in panko, 5 spice and salt and pepper
  3. fry in a little olive oil for about 5 minutes each side
Bok Choy 
  • 3 small bunches of bok choy chopped
  • a dash of sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • one tablespoon oyster sauce
  • one tablespoon soy sauce 
  1.  Heat a little canola or olive oil in a pan, add the seame oil and ginger/garlic paste, then the bok choy, soy, oyster sauce, sugar
  2. cover with a lid and let it steam for about 5-7 minutes 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, things are good with us, little Roshan is now 4 months and I have started to introduce tastes of food, blending carrots and freezing in little batches, pears, and zucchini next :-) 
Jasmine feeding her baby brother 
and other BIG NEWS -


 I am releasing another app for iphone with a friend and colleague Nadine Fisher - with social media tips basically an extension of the e book but now featuring tips from some amazing experts in the field such as Craig Kanalley social media editor for NBC news, Sree Sreenivasan, Professor/Dean of Journalism at Columbia University and technology and social media expert are also included. Also included are tips from Tonya Hall, host of a social media radio show, and Neal Shaffer, social media speaker and author. The app also has tips from other media savvy nutrition and health professionals including Elisa Zied, a registered dietitian, 3-time author, blogger and media spokesperson and Keri Gans a registered dietitian, author and media expert. The app will help you to learn to make meaningful connections, grow your business or personal brand and have fun with social media. 

Stay tuned we are nearly ready to submit to apple I can't tell you how excited I am and honored that such big names kindly offered tips to be included :-) 




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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spicy Tapioca and Peanut Snack



Here's another fun recipe using tapioca pearls, the same day I was tweeting about how to use them, someone mentioned that she makes a savory Indian snack with them. I think its from North India as my hubby has not  heard of it, but it went down well as it was al gobbled up:-)

I just found out from the chow and chatter Facebook page from under the photo what this dish is called :-) - Sabera - sabudana khichdi yum

Ingredients:
  • one cup of tapioca pearls
  • about 1/2 cup of peanuts
  • 2 red chili's  
  • a little butter or ghee
  • a pinch of cumin seeds
  • a few curry leaves 
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander/cilantro
  • salt to taste
Method:

  1. soak the tapioca pearls over night, they will absorb the water and become soft
  2. heat a little butter in a pan and add the cumin seeds, chili and curry leaves 
  3. after a minute add the tapioca pearls and partially ground peanuts (I used a coffee grinder, we now have two coffee grinders as we use one for spices) and finely chopped coriander/cilantro
  4. add salt to taste and enjoy


Here's to lots more new recipes in 2012 :-) 

Hope your all having a great week :-) 



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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cool Trick for Removing Avocado Stone




This is a Cool Trick for Removing Avocado Stone, you may already know it but just in case you don't here you go :-)

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