NO SODIUM PARMESAN SPINACH RICE

I have been lazy today since morning , having fun watching TV. Some times you like to have that free time for your self. Then after a while i realized it’s time for kids snack. They will be coming from school and i have to make the snacks or lunch because my son he doesn’t eat his lunch at school. He will be coming home hungry so sometimes i make lunch instead of snack. Today i have to make lunch because he took a cheese salad for lunch and i knew he would be really hungry once he comes home. I was thinking what to make today and i looked in the fridge for vegetables. I found a box of fresh spinach which will go bad soon if i don’t use in couple of days. I decided to do some thing with it. I checked online to find a recipe with spinach and i found a recipe with different cheeses and salt. I was disappointed first because i was trying to do something different that my kids never ate.

I said to myself,”i can make some changes to the recipe and make my own to get a new taste without salt but yummy. Huh….is it going to work? I changed a lot of recipes before for my taste. I will give it a try again…..”.

You don’t believe it was a huge success. My kids loved it. So i want to share that recipe with you….

Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 to 2 cups of cooked spinach (just steam...i don't like to 
use frozen spinach so i get fresh ones).
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1/3 cup or less diced onion ( i used yellow onion).
1 garlic clove diced.
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves ( i crushed them to powder).
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3 eggs.
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1/3 cup milk. 

pepper to taste.
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parmesan cheese grated ( i want to use vegan next time.. i will let 
you know how it goes).
mozarella cheese grated too.
1 and 1/3 cup cooked rice.
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1 and 1/2 to 2 tbsp melted butter.
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Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Take a pan and put in spinach, onions, garlic
on low heat covering with a lid. Mix it often so it doesn't stick to 
the pan since we don't use oil. And also make sure you cook rice too.
Almost forgot, melt butter also. At the same time, i grated mozarella
cheese since i don't have any grated ones at home. 
Once you have cooked spinach ready to go, combine with beaten eggs,
parmesan cheese and milk. Add melted butter too to this mixture. Mix
well. Pour this in a oven safe container and bake it for 25 min. In 
the last 3 to 5 min, add mozarella chesse on top. 

Now waiting for that 5 min to end felt like forever. I wanted to tas
te it to make sure kids are going to love it if not i have to make 
changes or need to cook something else.

To my surprise, it turned out so awesome to look and taste.

We need to enjoy what we eat so you can make anything you like by 
adding and deleting the ingredients you don't like to make a new one
for your taste.
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Pasta sauce

Unbelievably delicious yummy pasta sauce done with out adding salt…kids friendly and of course adults too.

 

Ingredients:

3 cups tomatoes diced
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1/2 cup red pepper diced
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1/4 cup celery diced
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1/3 cup zuchhini diced
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1/2 cup green onions cut
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1/3 cup coriander/parsley leaves cut
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2 teaspoons red chilli powder ( adjust to your spice)
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2 pinches of pepper (adjust to your spice)
2 pinches of oregano
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2 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of curry powder (see my previous post for recipe)
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Directions:
Put all the ingrdients in a bowl and cook them. Cook on a low flame
Keep mixing so the bottom doesn't get burnt. Cook until 3/4th of the
water is gone. Cool it down and blend it into a fine puree.
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Now pour the puree into a sauce pan, add curry powder and heat it 
well until the consistency gets thicker like sauce.  

 

Mixed veggie wrap

MIXED VEGGIE WRAP

serving:2 / prep time:20 min/ cook time:25 min

INGREDIENTS

Broccoli 1⁄2 cup florets
Cauliflower 1⁄2 cup florets
Carrots 1⁄4 cup grated
Onions 1⁄4 cup chopped or spring onions Green, yellow, red pepper 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced Lettuce 1⁄4 cup chopped long

Mushrooms 1⁄4 cup diced
Beetroot 1⁄4 cup grated
Coconut 3 teaspoons freshly grated
Tofu grated up to 2 teaspoons
Almonds, walnuts chopped
Beans 1⁄4 cup chopped
Flaxseed powder 1 and 1⁄2 teaspoon
Black pepper grounded enough for taste
Curry powder 2 teaspoons (for taste and essential fatty acids)

DIRECTIONS

We need to stir fry all these vegetables. Since we do not add oil we need to add them in a certain order. First add onions, carrots, beetroot to the heated pan. Sauté them. In between you might need to close with lid so that the steam inside will cook the vegetables. After couple of minutes add cauliflower, broccoli florets and sauté for 2

minutes again. Once they are half cooked or tender, add the remaining ingredients except nuts and tofu. Keep mixing so u don’t burn them. If you think the water from vegetables is not enough to cook, you can add a little buttermilk. Before you turn off, make sure there is no buttermilk in the pan. The vegetables should be wet if not they won’t taste good. Now put little on tortilla and garnish with nuts and grated tofu and make a wrap. Kids will love this delicious wrap.

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TASTE

Tastes are different types like salty,bitter,sweet,sour,spicy….list goes on. All these are because of tastebuds in your mouth. You know the life span of a tastebud is approx only 4days. So whatever you give the new one that will be fine with it.

The most dangerous/cunning part of body is tongue. You know why because its the one who demands all the tastes. It tricks you for that.Did you ever hear about Tongue being sick really bad like other parts of body.

It’s astonishing that the other parts never demand for tastes but they are the ones affected suffering with long term ailments.

Okay is it too much…let me make it simple…Once the food passes the tongue your body can’t differentiate the tastes. So why do you want your body to be troubled for the little tricky tongue.

So STOP craving for “TASTES”. And see the result yourself how healthy you will be. Yes i can help you with that.
LETS see who is going to walk with me towards being “HEALTHY”.
Lets begin…..
see you in my next post…..