Maggi noodles is very popular in India and I had my share of maggi during college days . Once in a while I still eat it when there’s nothing else to eat. But now I add vegetables to my maggi.
Today I made maggi in vegetable stock and it tasted good. Good way to use the vegetable stock and good for kids and adults too.
What’s your quick meal idea and have you modified it to suit today’s need ?
It’s so easy to make stock but super easy in insta pot. 30 minutes on high pressure and let it naturally release. I use onion, carrot, celery, cilantro stems, mushrooms , broccoli stems. Adding a piece of ginger will be good but i forgot.
What to use stock for? You can use to cook rice ,quinoa, millet or in soup. I like to use for soup in winter time and soups are good for work lunch. Easy to eat and carry. You can also use to make roti, paratha dough when you are adding veggies or spices. Am not sure how plain roti dough using stock will turn out. But won’t hurt to try. It will add nutrition.
Holiday season has started and many ppl will go on baking spree. Baking ingredients will be on sale everywhere . I buy quality ingredients now and they can get expensive. So only bake when needed and people also like it when I tell them i have used like organic coconut oil or organic this and that. Here’s few of good things to use in baking that I use for example:
- Organic virgin coconut oil
- Organic butter , ghee made at home from organic butter.
- Aluminum free baking powder
- Raw sugar when possible
- Organic brown eggs
- Use fresh ingredients not tins .
- Organic chia seeds or flax meal.
Hope you got the idea. Eat good , quality food and feed good quality food.
Alfalfa sprouts has been on my to do list for a long time. Recently yoga friend brought them for 1 of our outing and I had to try too. Bought seeds on amazon. Soak and let it sprout . So easy and as simple as it can get. It does take 4-5 days and I will leave mine until tomorrow so it can grow little more greens.
You can add them to hummus sandwich (yum), top on soup or salad. They taste good.
They cost so much at store and top of it , you will have to worry abt mold. Why bother when you can make at home so easily and eat it fresh without any worry?
Have you tried them yet? Give it a shot .
Another 1 pot meal , soup just like Parsi Dhanshak but it taste different . This 1 pot meals I think will be good for diabetic ppl too. It has dal so protein and all vegetables with fiber. Saibhaji has just Chana dal and vegetables like spinach, methi , onion,tomatoes,bottle gourd, pumpkin , eggplant, potato which I skipped. I think this two dish were supposed to have all 6 taste.
Basically you cook everything together and season with some garlic tadka. You can eat like soup or your choice. You can throw some quinoa into it too. Be creative .
Here’s the step by step recipe that I followed: