Fizzy ButteRmilk (Majjige)

The first things that pops into my mind when it comes to holidays are laid-back mornings, no workouts…. but then our internal alarm pulls you out of your cozy bed.

Being summer holidays the whole routine goes hay-wire but fun. I was wondering how to make the holidays beneficial yet enjoyable for my son. Big task right!! We went on a holiday to Kerala, then my son went on an adventurous trip to Coorg, Robotics hobby classes, sleepover with friends and cousins, movies, farm trips, games……whoa!! One and half month passed in a jiffy. Rest of the weeks will pass quickly with the school preps which are really boring!!

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the left glass is with sparking water and the right one is without adding water

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As its summer its important to keep ourself hydrated. This buttermilk drink keeps your body cool and is also good for digestion. Usually it’s prepared by adding normal water but I substituted it with sparkling water which gives this drink a different taste and texture.

IngRedients

1 cup - yogurt or curd
1 cup - water 
3 cups - chilled sparkling/soda water (or use just plain water)
1 tsp - cumin seeds
1 - chilli
1/2 inch - ginger
2 strand - coriander
2-3 - curry leaves
pinch - asafoetida 
salt as per taste

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ProceduRe

1. add all the ingredients except sparkling water into the blender 
2. strain (optional) 
3. add sparking water and stir
4. adjust the salt 
5. serve immediately

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The photos were ready 3 weeks ago, now I got the time to do the write up and publish!!

Tschuss,

Reshma

 

Microgreens

IN Genre of Greens

A big hello to all my friends. Yes, I am back after a long gap! Blogging had taken a side stand as I was starting my new ambition ‘styled plants’ and, I had to shift my home. Yeah, AGAIN! This is my second shift in the past 6 months and, I have to shift again this year but, I am really looking forward for the next shift as it will be to our new house. The home that I am staying in right now is kind of a transit house. lol.  About my new ambition, I’ll tell you some other time.

Any word related to ‘natural’ and ‘green’ draws me in to know more.  So, I started to learn more about Microgreens, which is very much in genre now!

  • I learnt Microgreens are nothing but young greens of vegetables, herbs or grains which are harvested just after their first two leaves have grown
  • It is the next stage of sprouts. It takes 1 – 2 weeks to grow
  • It is packed with more nutrients and flavour than the mature greens or vegetables. It is a super food
  •  It can be easily grown at home
  • It can be used in salads, sandwiches and as a garnish

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We can grow microgreens with vegetable, herbs, grains and green leafy vegetable seeds. For example with beetroot, cabbage, carrot, radish, basil, coriander, fenugreek, fennel, lettuce, mustard, peas seeds.

My first try was with mustard and fenugreek seeds. And the result was quite appretiative.

These are the steps I followed:

  1. Soak a desired amount of seeds overnight in water.

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    overnight soaked seeds
  2. The next day, strain the water from the seeds using a seive
  3. Take any small container with drain holes which is 1-2 inch high and fill it with organic soil
  4. Make the soil moist by spraying water
  5. Spread the seeds over the soil                                                                                                                                seeds-1
  6. Sprinkle very little soil and water over it
  7. Keep it on the window sill or balcony where you get little morning sun or bright light.
  8. Spray water whenever there is loss in moisture. Also don’t over water as the seeds may rot
  9. Watch it grow for the next few days

Microgreens are ready to use once the first leaves of the seedling is grown or once its 1-2 inches tall. I started harvesting mustard seedling from day 6. Fenugreek seedlings were ready after 10 days. Snip the microgreens from the bottom of the seedling, wash it gently and use it fresh.

Day 1 – Fenugreek and Mustard seeds

Day 3

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Day 6

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Keep turning your container if it’s near the window so that the plant grow straight unlike mine 🙂

Once all the micro greens are harvested put the used soil into your compost(because the old roots and any dried seedling might rot the fresh seeds) or other plants and start with fresh soil in the same container.

Again excuse me for not so good pics ;D

Try growing MICROGREENS at home and stay healthy…

Tschüss,

Reshma

 

Fig and Honey Milkshake

A Healthy dRink

Hello my dear friends,

I am back home and still settling. Before moving I was a bit nervous but now, I am getting accustomed to the lifestyle here. Well, it’s not that hard with family and friends around but, I still miss Germany! I used to travel often, was involved in lot of activities and had lot of friends which kept me occupied there. Yet to start here.

I have a list of things to post but it will take time for me to compile meanwhile, I have this simple post on Fig and Honey milkshake.

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I never liked fresh figs before. It looks so gross inside and I never felt like trying it:D. Only after knowing its health benefits, I started developing the taste for it. Figs are loaded with vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, sodium… So what are you waiting for? Get some figs and try this healthy milkshake.

DuRation: 5 minutes     SeRves : one

IngRedients:

2 - figs
250ml - milk
1tbsp - honey or as per your sweetness
4 - almonds soaked atleast for 4 hours or overnight (optional)

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InstRuction:

1. wash the figs and remove the skin
2. add all the ingredients into the blender

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3. Blend till smooth
4. Serve immediately

 

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Fresh figs don’t stay good for long, as I had quite a few I washed, peeled, sliced and stored in the freezer for later use.

Eat & drink healthy, Stay healthy!

Happy to be back blogging!

Tschüss

Reshma