Friday, 29 November 2013

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe: Chicken Breast Cooked in Foil

From years, chicken cooked in foil is my favorite recipe for dinner. It’s not just easy and quick to make but it’s healthy too. Just put some veggies, seasoned chicken breast and herbs in a packet of foil and put it in an oven to cook for 35-40 minutes, that’s it. Your easy scrumptious meal is ready. 

I used to make this all easy recipe when I was in college and used to feel too lazy to cook anything off late. This recipe was the rescuer and the best thing about this recipe was I didn’t had to order any junks or pizza for my dinner (I am a fitness freak and always take care what goes in my mouth).

All you need is a thick foil paper for cooking, if you don’t have that cooking paper handy use two foil papers at the same time. Secondly it should be large enough to cover the whole chicken and veggies together, there should not be any space or vent from where the hot air can escape. Let the chicken cooked in all those aroma and flavors of herbs and vegetables. 

Second important ingredients are veggies you like to have from zucchinis to mushrooms, bell pepper to asparagus, potatoes and tomatoes. You can add anything which you like, make sure use fresh herbs. 

Anyways let’s start cooking – 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Easy No-Bean Chili Recipe

Winter are around the corner and the best recipe to have in winters is chili recipe. It’s warm, nourishing and wholesome recipe that you can have in dinner as well as in lunch. Chili recipe is known for its beans and ground meat in the ingredients some people also add 3 types of beans in the recipe. But what if a person is allergic to beans?

I have one cousin who is allergic to beans even to green beans which is the least allergic in the bean family. So making a chili recipe for him is always challenging. Lately, I was reading about the Paleo diet and read that there is always a confusion in the origin of a classic chili recipe. Some people say that real chili is made without beans whereas some say it’s made with beans. Anyways I like both versions of chili. But today I am making a simple recipe of chili without using beans.

I am trying to make this recipe according to Paleo Diet which is low in carbs and good for the people who are into fitness and weight loss. Nevertheless, this recipe also pleases the whole family. If you aren’t doing Paleo diet, you can top it with cheese and sour cream.

You can add lots of veggies in it to make it healthy and hale. Believe me, don’t go with a name if it’s Paleo. This recipe taste just great that you will make this recipe quite often. My cousin just loved it and said that now he will come to my place quite often for this bowl of bliss. Hehehe :D

So, let’s not waste any more time and start cooking – 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Slow Cooker Beef Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is a whole-hearted Italian pasta-sauce in which ground beef or pork or any mix of minced meat are cooked for hours in milk, wine, tomatoes, and vegetables. Mostly people get confused it with ragù; better known as ragù alla bolognese. Genuine ragù alla bolognese is a complex sauce which involves slow cooking of minced meat and tomato sauce with different herbs and veggies. This sauce was served with pasta and it came from late 18th century Imola, near Bologna. That’s where the name Bolognese came from.  

This sauce is ideal for spaghetti and angle hair, but it can be used with any kind of pasta you have at home, like it goes well with Lasagna too. This recipe is rich in flavors and taste really earthy and amazing when served warm over the cooked spaghetti. Ideally this recipe requires slow cooking techniques so that flavors infuses completely into the dish. You can use slow cooker techniques for this recipe. This is one of the simplest and yummiest ground beef recipe that you can make in a slow cooker. This dish has become very popular in France, Libya, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, especially among children’s. Children love this recipe and the best thing is that you can add as many veggies you want to make it healthy for kids.  

We are making this recipe in a slow cooker, and therefore adding less of milk than usual as it may curdle in a slow cooker. And moreover you can also refrigerate this sauce for further use. Just thaw it and serve it with any pasta recipe of your choice. 

So let’s cooking one of my favorite ground beef recipes – 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Simple Recipe for Weekday Breakfast

Today we have a guest blogger, her name is Sylvia Dewy and She shared this amazing breakfast recipe with us. I hope you all will like her efforts! Her blog is -

When it comes to simple recipes, we all want something easy and quick to make. In lunches or dinners we manage the cooking time but when it comes to breakfast; mostly we are rushing to our work, getting kids ready for school, packing their lunchboxes and many more morning tasks which make a morning like a marathon.
Each day you can’t just have cereals and milk. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so it’s important that we should have protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and other important fatty acids. Thinking about all this, you might have imagined a huge list of recipes in your mind. But here the secret is to keep it simple and easy!

We are making a healthy recipe consist of toasted breads for carbohydrates, baked eggs in spinach and tomatoes for protein, iron, calcium, potassium, antioxidants and vitamins A, B2, C and K. plus to drink we have a berry-licious smoothie (mix of different berries smoothies) rich in rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 and other vital antioxidants.

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Let’s start cooking then -

Monday, 11 November 2013

Easy and Spicy Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled pork recipe, there are plenty of ways to make this recipe. Everyone has its own secret to make this, some like it spicy, some has their special ingredient to make this amazingly scrumptious recipe. Pork recipe or bacon is like favorite of many of us. I was looking for some easy and quick recipe without using slow-cooker. 

Slow cooker recipes are good but then it takes at least 5-6 hours of cooking. This recipe can be prepared in just 3 hours, which is comparatively quite less than the time taken by slow cooker. Well if I talk about this recipe more, I will not be lying to you when I say that following this recipe will give you the most perfect and juicy pulled pork you could ever get from your oven.

I have tried so many recipes before but this one is one of my favorite recipe. So now, simply forget about slow-cookers, pressure cooker pork, pork wrapped in aluminum foil etc. there are plenty of ways to cook pork. But this easy pork recipe, is just awesome. The flavors are spicy and mouthwatering. 
Keep reading, for this amazing recipe -  

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Easy Soup Recipe: Butternut Squash and Green Apple Soup

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Now the sweet November is here, all you can see thanksgiving images, tips, ideas and simple recipes for the upcoming holiday. People simply love this day, going to your relative’s place for a nice thanksgiving dinner. You chit-chat, talk and just enjoy the moment with your loved ones. It’s that special day when you bow thanks to god for everything you have. 

Thanksgiving is famous for its turkey dishes. But along with this you also need some side dishes, desserts and easy soup recipes. And who doesn’t like pumpkins. We start using this amazing vegetable from the Halloween and its use continues till Thanksgiving and Christmas too. A yummy warm pumpkin soup is perfect way to start your dinner on this festive season.

And today I am making this amazing soup – “Green Apple and Butternut Squash Soup”. This recipe is adapted from -

It’s really simple to make, yet amazingly flavored soup – it is a perfect way to begin a large meal. In this recipe, I used Granny Smith’s green apple and also a good quality curry powder. In fact I used the Indian curry powder but you can also use mild to medium hot powder according to your guest’s preferences. If they also like spicy soup Indian curry powder is really worth to try. 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Easy Vegetable Side Dish - Savory Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole

Side dishes, whenever this term come to my mind, I always have to think what I will serve it with? But what if you can make a side dish as a main dish! Interesting, isn’t it? I was thinking about the Meatless Mondays and all I was looking for a recipe which is vegetarian plus healthy.

We all know that it is important to include vegetables in our meal and vegetable side dishes could be one of the best option to choose from. Here I got a recipe from a newsletter which suggests that it is a side dish but believe me; I and my family have enjoyed this recipe solely without making anything else and we served it with some cool drinks to go with it. 

In this recipe, you have green beans and mushrooms as main ingredients. Green beans and mushrooms are really healthy to have. Do you know, mushrooms are the only vegetable or fruit that contains Vitamin D and K. It’s healthy for the people suffering from diabetics, Type 2. This recipe also got bread crumbs in it, which gives this recipe a base and carbohydrates for the meal. 

Still if you want you can serve this recipe with baked chicken breast; Chicken breast and this vegetable side dish complement each other a lot and taste just incredible. This casserole recipe is easy to make and is completely hassle-free and fail-proof recipe that you can try this weekend. 

You can find the recipe here –