Thursday, 31 July 2014

Amazing Spaghetti & Meatball Recipe

Those who are new to this recipe let me first explain the basic facts about meatball and spaghetti. Meatballs are made up of ground meat properly minced and then filled with other ingredients such as chopped onions, garlic, herbs, spices, pepper. It is one of the favorite dishes in Sweden cuisine and across Middle East countries. However every part of world has its own way for making the meatballs. Beef, pork and even lamb can be used for making meatballs.

For making meatballs in Greek cuisine ground meat is mixed in finely diced onion and mints. French used to mix shredded cheese with the meat. Chinese prefer to eat them in larger size with pastas and noodles.  
The origin of the meatball was from ancient time when farmers working out in lands started mixing any type of meat with nuts, fruits in order to give it a better taste. Also in those times no freezing system was available so they used to preserve the meat with spices, herbs .This way these balls of meat could last for longer time. It was considered a leftover dish made from cooked meat that is shredded by hands and then mixed with spices.

Spaghetti is an Italian pasta with a cylindrical shape and thinner in size. It is made up of semolina and water. This is a main ingredient in the pasta menu and is often served with tomato sauce.

Monday, 21 July 2014

A Wonder Food - Healthy Guacamole Recipes

Avocado is a wonder food. It has so many benefits which cannot be explained. It is very good for your health, eyes, hairs etc. I have seen people eating one avocado a day to build their immunity. It has zero cholesterol and full of vitamin A, C, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, and Vitamin B6 etc.

To make sure that my kids eat enough avocado, I have learned the effective as well as different uses of guacamole. With this I make sure that I do not repeat any dish as well as my kids get proper nutrition’s. If you have a full time job along with taking care of your kids then, these are some recipes which are tailor made for you. Try them and you will actually thank me.

Grilled cheese bacon guacamole sandwich- I always made this sandwich when my younger one is throwing tantrums. I think, this sandwich calms him down for some reason. Or perhaps the melting cheese melts his anger. All you have to do is to take a bread (normal or 5 grain), spread some guacamole on it, put some cooked bacon and top it up with shredded cheese. I use Mozilla cheese in this. Put it in a toaster and wait for 3 minutes. The sandwich is ready to be served.

 Guacamole and salsa chips- now, who does not know about this dish. This dish is adored by people all over US. Perfect for hunger pangs and also can be served in a party or at any game night. You can make it hot or just little tangy. It really depends upon your personal taste. You can use tomato, onions, jalapenos etc. while making a guacamole recipe.


Mexican BLT with guacamole- I like to introduce my kids to all kind of culture as well as their food. Once my Mexican friend shared this recipe with me and I have just amended this recipe with a guacamole because my kids do not like spicy food. This foot long has the goodness of chicken, vegetables and of course avocado.  You can even put cheese in it if desired however, it does complicate the flavor little bit. If you are putting the cheese in it, let me know how you have liked the flavors.

Guacamole devil eggs- devil eggs is such a perfect appetizer for Saturday evening. I usually make this when my husband has his friends over for the cards. I mean I keep making them and they keep eating without realizing how much they have eaten already. But, I guess men will be men that ways. Guacamole brings a new twist to our humble devil eggs. Try it, simply add the avocado paste to your mixture and see the magic.

Today, I am in a mood for making some more experiments with avocado and you never know I may come up with something called “Sylvia special-guacamole”. Sound so fun, isn’t?

Monday, 7 July 2014

The types of dinner I like- Quick & Easy

Yes, it is true that dinners are very important meal and it’s the only meal which we eat with the family etc. I know and I am ready to accept everything however, it is also true that every evening we come back home tired and exhausted. No one wants to spend lots of time in the kitchen and grill themselves further
Over a period of time, I am collecting some quick recipes which I have kept in my cupboard under the sticker of quick dinner ideas. Funny? No I guess it’s practical and today I will be sharing one recipe from this box only. I hope you will like this recipe as much as I do and enjoy it with your family.

The recipe which I am sharing with you today is- Bubble Pizza

  1. 2 cans of buttermilk biscuit
  2. 1 jar of pizza sauce or you can also use homemade red sauce
  3. 3 cups of Mozilla cheese
  4. Pork and chicken topping (actually use any topping you like and is you are a vegetarian, use veggies)
  5. Cooking spray for layerin
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the buttermilk biscuit into quarters. Take a big bowl and mix biscuits with pizza sauce, half Mozilla cheese, pork and chicken topping. Make sure that the biscuits are well covered with sauce.
  3. Now, spray the oven try with cooking oil. Spread it well and transfer the biscuits in the tray. Top it up with Mozilla cheese.
  4. Bake it for about 30-35 minutes or until the biscuits are not done. Do not peek before 25 minutes, it will kill the heating air of the oven.

You will see that this dish will become your family favorite. Most of my family members were skeptical in the beginning about this dish but they got the hang of it. Now, they specially demand this dish from me once a week and honestly I am very happy to oblige.

Personally, I feel that quacking for your loved one’s is important however spending time with them is more important. Hence, I always look for the recipes which are really easy to cook yet delicious to eat. If you also have such kind of recipes, do share them with me. I will feature them in my blog as well as try them at my home J.

Loads of love,