Sunday, 20 July 2014

Cottage Cheese Ice-Cream -- An ice cream that could actually be good for you

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Summer, ice-cream. They kinda go hand in hand.
But if you are the health conscious types... hmmm well...
But, what if there was a healthy way to eat your ice-cream?

Here is the recipe:

  1. 1 tub of cottage cheese -- low fat, no fat, full fat -- choice is yours
  2. Add to this 3 or 4 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. Add stevia to taste -- go real easy on this, because it is very sweet.
  4. Give it all a whir in your favorite food processor. Until the texture is mousse like
  5. Use any freezer safe container. Pre-chill it in the freezer for 5 minutes or so, if you like. 
  6. Fill the good stuff in it.
  7. Freeze until done. If you are really finicky you can take it out of the freezer in 20 minutes an churn it again before returning it to the freezer.
  8. You may have to thaw it in the fridge before serving.
  9. Serve with berry coulis for add fun!

Closer look at the texture
Cooking the berry coulis
Nutrition information:
If you don't add the berry coulis, it is pretty much what is in the cottage cheese you put in. Stevia does not really add anything.
Other flavors to try:

  1. Mango ice cream -- add some ripe mangoes instead of the cocoa powder -- no additional sweetener necessary
  2. Pina Colada ice-cream -- replace the cocoa powder with frozen pineapple + frozen coconut and maaaay be a hint of stevia.
  3. Berry ice-cream -- your choice of frozen berries replaces the cocoa.
  4. To boost protein content, add eggs or protein powder.

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tofu Cabbage Kofta = Tofta?

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Presenting the tofu kofta.
Inspired by:

What you need:

1/2 a medium cabbage
2 packets extra firm tofu
3 green chillies
3 pods of garlic
1.5 inch piece of ginger mashed
1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds ground up
oil of choice (I used Coconut oil)
chili powder to taste

To do:
  1. Shred the cabbage
  2. chop the green chilies finely
  3. mash up the ginger and garlic
  4. grate the extra firm tofu in a food processor or a hand grater
  5. mix all of the above with 1 cup besan, salt, ground cumin, turmeric, chili powder and a little oil
  6. It will look something like this
  7. Heat oven to 350 F
  8. On a large baking tray, spread some aluminum foil and grease it with a little oil
  9. Arrange the kofta balls and slide it in the oven

  10. Cook until done. Time depends on the oven. It took me nearly 45 minutes. Next time, I might set the oven temperature to 375.
  11. Should look like this when done:
  12. Enjoy with either the traditional kofta sauce or in a pita with other veggies, like a falafel; or just eat it as is!

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