Sunday, November 30, 2014

Quick Grill

Cheesy Tomatoes With Mixed Herbs

I always have a good stock of fresh, red tomatoes in my refrigerator to use in salads, sandwiches, pasta sauce, grills and so on.  Once in a way we love to indulge in a  Quick Grill of Tomatoes and Cheese with Mixed Herbs.  This is a visual, satisfying, mouth watering treat.

The Recipe:

3 large, firm, red salad tomatoes; 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese; 1/2 tsp of dried, mixed Italian herbs; 2 tsp of olive oil; salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the tomatoes into thick slices, add salt and pepper to taste and drain completely.  Grease a pyrex dish with a little olive oil and layer the tomatoes in it.  Top with the grated mozzarella cheese, herbs  and drizzle with the olive oil.  Grill in a pre heated oven at highest setting for 7 minutes or until cheese melts and tomatoes wilt.  Simply divine with hot garlic bread.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Baked Soy Chicken

Chicken With Wine
One of my favourite occupations when I have the time is browsing through cook books and magazines for different recipes and then creating my own recipe.  I am also doing my best to come to my ideal weight and have just 2 more kgs to go.  So I have changed my cooking method to baking or grilling and counting my calories while eating delicious meals every day.

The Recipe:

1 kg chicken, skinless- jointed, washed and drained; 1 small head of broccoli cut into finger sized pieces; 2 tbsp light soy sauce; 1 tsp dark soy sauce; 1 tbsp brown sugar; 3 tbsp olive oil; 2 cloves garlic, minced; a small bunch of celery leaves (about 1/2 cup); 3 spring onions, cut fine; 1 small onion, sliced fine; salt and pepper to taste.

Marinade chicken overnight in the above ingredients in the refrigerator.  Next day bring to room temperature and bake in a preheated oven at 425 F or 220 C for 30 minutes until brown.  Turn the pieces over and bake for another 10 minutes or till cooked (metal skewer inserted into a piece of chicken should come out clean and there should not be red liquid coming out).  Serve with crusty bread or wholemeal toasted buns. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Better Than

Classic Cappuccino Morning Shake

What could be Better Than starting the day with a thick, frothy delicious, low calorie Cappuccino Shake with dates?  It tastes so good and we have got used to having this concoction every week.  We look forward to it and we savour it down to the last drop.  And shall I tell you a secret?  When you taste it, you will too!

The Recipe:

250 ml cold water; 2 dates, de seed; 3 large scoops (45 gms)  F1 Cappuccino Flavour Nutritious Soy Mix; 2 large scoops ( 30 gms)  F3 Blended Soy & Whey Protein Powder.  Blend together for a minute until thick.  Garnish with 1/2 a chopped date and 1 date (de seed).  Sip and enjoy yourself.  

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Ideal Breakfast


November has been a great month and as we come to the end of the year, I have been experimenting with various combinations for our daily shake and love the outcome of ginger and strawberry whipped up with soy milk and Formula 1 Strawberry.  It's so delicious you'll be using your fingers to lick up every Gingerlicious drop of The Ideal Breakfast.

The Recipe:

125 ml cold water; 125 ml sugarless soy milk; 3 large scoops F1 Strawberry Flavour Nutritious Mixed Soy powder Drink; 1 inch piece ginger, grated.

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend on high for 1 minute until thick and frothy.  You can also  add 5 to 6 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.  Pour into large mugs and enjoy your delicious breakfast which gives your body all the micro-macro nutrients it requires on a daily basis.