Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.

Panama

Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.

Canada

Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The best Lasagna recipe!

The perfect Lasagna recipe


Lasagna is one of those dishes that unfortunately tastes better when you load up on cheese and all those creamy flavors with aren't really healthy. I scanned a dozen Lasagna recipes with Ricotta, Cream and other sinful ingredients. Why can't there be a nice crispy melting cheesy delightful Lasagna recipe out there?

Well.. Now there is.. I've used NO OIL at all.

Ingredients:-
  • Lasagna, 250 gr;
  • Bio beef mince, 500 gr;
  • 1 onion;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 3 small chilies;
  • 2 carrots;
  • 3 stalks of celery;
  • 2 small zucchinis;
  • Tomato-basil sauce;
  • cheese cut into cubes or grated, 250 gr;
  • salt and pepper.

Preparation:-
  • Fry the beef in a nonstick pan. 
  • Add in the finely chopped onion, garlic and chili peppers.
  • Peel and cut the carrots, zucchini and celery stalks small pieces. 
  • Add the carrots and celery to the meat mixture and cover with tomato sauce. Simmer 5-10 minutes. 
  • Parboil the slices of lasagna according to package instructions. 
  • Turn off the heat for the meat mixture and spread a thin layer of this on a baking pan.
  • Put the first layer of lasagna. Add the meat mixture, sprinkle with small pieces of zucchini, salt and pepper. Repeat the same for another 2 or 3 layers
  • After addition of the last layer sprinkle cheese on top and place in a preheated oven at 180 ° C (350 ° F) for about 18 minutes. 
  • To brown the cheese and give it a lovely finish raise the temperature to 260 ° C (500 F) and bake for about 3 minutes.

The best Lasagna!


How to make Paneer - Indian Cottage Cheese | Paneer Bhurji Recipe

I've steered away from making Paneer as it always seemed like too much trouble. But after seeing bags and bags of milk spoil time and again I decided to turn that around with this simple recipe to make Indian Cottage Cheese, Paneer.

How to make Paneer - Indian Cottage Cheese




The only ingredient is milk really and If you're using fresh milk you will need a drop of lemon juice to break up the milk.

All you need to do now is set the milk to boil. The milk will start to separate from the water. If not add that drop of lemon juice.

You then need to strain the water out from the forming Paneer. the easiest way to do that is with a porous cloth. You will need to apply some weight on the cloth as well to separate the water.

In about 10 minutes your Paneer will be ready!


Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Paneer Bhurji


Paneer Bhurji is one of the simplest and yet tasty recipes you can make.

Ingredients:-
  • Paneer
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Green Chili
  • Olive oil

Preparation:-
  • Chop up the Onion and Tomato and Chili
  • Heat a pan with a spoon of Olive oil and stir fry the chopped onion tomato and chili.
  • Add in the Paneer and stir well.
  • Serve with Naan