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How to eat Dragon Fruit

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How to eat Dragon Fruit ? source: how to eat dragon fruit?
Select a ripe Dragon fruit.

Cut the dragon Fruit into half.


 Scoop out the pulp with a spoon or spatula.Remove any pink residue from the bottom of the fruit pulp since skin is not edible.



You can serve the fruit in the beautiful skin itself.




 Dragon fruit is rich in Vitamin C,antioxidants,healthy mono saturated fats and lots of fiber.This has got a mild taste similar to the taste of Kiwi fruit.
ENJOY!

Green Peas Pulao

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Here is one Quick and Easy Recipe for lunch or dinner.
To prepare this Indian Pulao, You require

Good Quality Basmati Rice- 1 1/2 cups
Ginger Paste-1 tsp
Onion - 1 small chopped
Green Chilly Paste -  1 tsp
Garam Masala Crushed -with Cinnamon as main ingredient.
Fresh Green Peas boiled- 1/2 cup

Salt - to taste
Olive oil- 1 tbsp

fresh Mint leaves paste- 1 tbsp (optional)- You can use fresh coriander leaves too.

Method of preparation of Peas Pulao
Step1
Boil Rice until almost done. Do not cook it well.
Step 2

Boil Green peas with a little bit salt using very little water until well done.
Step 3.
Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add onion,ginger paste,green chilly paste and saute well. Add garam masala.
Add the cooked peas and mix well.
Add half cooked rice and salt.Finally add mint(puthina)paste and mix well with out breaking the rice.
Now close this with a lid and allow it to cook until rice is well done and all the flavors get assimilated.

Serve with raitha.




Happy Valentine's Day ...Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting (EGG LESS)

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Wish you all a very HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY-2014.
This cake in the above picture is a chocolate & coffee cake popularly known as Chocolate Mocha Cake.
Recipe for this low fat cake is available in the link above.Very simple recipe,suitable as a tea cake if made less sweet.
But for this Valentines day, I have given a cream cheese frosting with Rose flavor.
Read the recipe for the cake from the other post.Here goes the recipe for frosting.



Frosting Recipe

Cream cheese- 200 g
Powdered Sugar- 3/4 cup
Rose water -1 tbsp

Whisk all these ingredients together.Finely coat the cake with this romantic,rose flavored frosting.
Just give a touch of heart shaped strawberries on top.
Serve chilled.

ENJOY!



Deepkrishna

Avocado Salad

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Healthy Salad recipes can be a treat .Experiment this quick Avocado salad with ingredients you prefer like almonds,pine nuts etc.
Avocado contains good cholesterol (HDL) with great taste.

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: No Cooking( takes 2 minutes to blanch Broccoli if using) Serves: 4 Ingredients
1.            Mixed salad veggies- Broccoli,Cucumber,Baby spinach, ,red Onion 2.            1 Avocado , peeled, cubed 3.            Coriander leaves 4.            1 tbs Lime Juice 5.            Salt & Pepper 6.            Garlic- 1 clove 7.            Olive oil- 1-2 tbsp 8.            Strawberries
Blanch Broccoli Boil water with a pinch of salt and vinegar. Let broccoli florets blanch in this boiling water for a minute.
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