Steam Broccoli Over Rice

Are you 1 of those ppl whose excuse is always family doesn’t eat it? Well, you can make your dinner good , nutritious very easily. Here’s 1 trick. I love steamed broccoli. Most of the ppl cook rice so when rice is done , throw some broccoli florets on top and cover it. Let it stand for 5 mins and it will get steamed.

Take it out , sprinkle some salt , fresh lemon juice and you have a filling , nutritious side dish for yourself .

Isn’t it so easy and simple ?

Enjoy!

Samosa Chat – Make life easy

Too many things on your plate ??? And you are exhausted? Time to simplify things. Stop the obsession of …. fill in the gap for yourself . Few days back , a friend asked me on fb , when do you go to work and actually do the work? Ha .. Ha . Reason am always posting the fun things I do.

Well, I spend time doing things that’s fun for me. There are things we have to do but then there are things you can let go, hire ppl to do , spend little extra money. And most imp simplify things.

Samosa chat is simplified here. We all Indians know how chat needs so many things. Well, I had left over Chana masala. Went to Indian store in lunch time for grocery. So picked up freshly made samosas. They came with green and sweet chutney. You got the point , didn’t you?

Come home , assemble everything together . Put some yogurt, chopped onion, tomatoes , cilantro. And voila fun lunch for Friday ready in 5 mins.

That’s how you simplify life. Now I have time to go back to my work and even post this .

Enjoy!

Pineapple With Aloe Vera

When you want to do something in life , you start with “how do I do this ?” Most of the time ppl start I can’t b/c …. people don’t take vacation assuming boss won’t allow but did you ask ? Life doesn’t come with a map and as we go we have to figure things out . If we just learn how to navigate then things become easy. Alright , Enough of nonsense.

If you like to include aloe Vera in your diet , this is a fun way and you won’t notice aloe Vera taste . Just blend aloe Vera gel with pineapple. Simple and yummy. You can strain and do fancy things if you like.

Enjoy!

Learning to hike

Like everything else, you learn how to hike too. It’s good to teach kids too, but for that adults will have to do too. Most of the times adults, parents are behind kids that they have to learn this and that. But they themselves are not learning anything new.

Today we had 7 year old with mom. Few falls, cries, some rocks were scary for her. At the end of hike she said she likes to hike with yoga ppl because it’s so much fun. And she will come again. Isn’t that a good experience for little one?

Enjoy!

Oven Baked Bitter Gourd Chips

Why would anyone will want to eat bitter gourd ? You might think. There are 6 tastes and we should experience each taste everyday. Bitter most of the ppl don’t eat. Body needs all 6 taste to function properly. If you are not a fan of bitter , try little bit for a month and see if you develop a taste for it. I wasn’t a fan before but now I enjoy it and even crave .

Bitter gourd chips baked in oven tasted good. Very less oil needed. Here’s how I made it.

  • Used Indian bitter gourd since they are nicely bitter . Wash and slice using mandolin.
  • Add turmeric powder, chili powder , salt and chat masala which gives a nice flavour. Add little coconut or sesame oil. And mix everything well.
  • Oil a foil paper and spread chips in a single layer.
  • Bake at 375f for around 15 minutes and broil for few minutes. Time will vary depending on your oven.
  • Enjoy as a side dish.
  • Let kids try too but don’t force it. Tell them just to taste.
  • Enjoy!