Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.~ 1 Corinthians 10:31

Categories Menu

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Dessert, Frozen dessert, Fruits, Indian | 1 comment

Amarkhand

Amarkhand

Couple of days back,i bought mangoes.There weren’t many varieties available,so i got only few.My kids loved just the sliced mangoes.Then i was thinking what else i can do with it?So i thought of ‘Amarkhand’. ‘Amar’ is derived here from Sanskrit ‘Amre’ which means Mango.Amarkhand is thick chilled dessert made with mango pulp and very very thick yogurt.Two of my kids favorites.It was win-win. Traditionally,in order to make Amarkhand,yogurt or curd,as we call it in Indian english,is hung for hours so  the water drains out.Here i have luxury to use Greek strained yogurt.I use ‘Fage’.Did you notice,we are told how to pronounce it?I like that little detail.Comes from the person,who has heard many version of her name 🙂 Now,the pulp.I didn’t make it.I bought the sweetened canned pulp.I have hard time finding  great tasting,reasonably priced mangoes here like we do India during summer.By all means, go ahead and make your own pulp,if you so desire :-). My kids like the frozen treats.So i froze some of the Amarkhand for them to slurp...

Read More

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in Breakfast, Frozen dessert | 0 comments

Frozen Fruit cups

Frozen Fruit cups

This past Saturday,I watched Pioneer Woman making frozen fruit cups for her kids.More then being healthy,those little frozen cups of fruit looked so cute,I just couldn’t wait to make it. I would have preferred to use peaches like PW but I was pushing my overflowing,loaded grocery cart and two tired kids at the tail end of grocery shopping,which seemed  never ending to me, and literally grabbing what I could passing by the frozen fruit aisle.Easier to grab from the aisle is what made it to my recipe.Did I mention I do not like grocery shopping?Why?It takes too much time and at times I feel like I am running around the circle.Anyway,i will stop griping now,so you can read on what went to this yummy and healthy cup of goodness. PrintFrozen Fruit cups Ingredients1 (20Oz) can pineapple crushed 1 (29Oz) can mandarin oranges 1/2 of (14 Oz) pack of frozen fruit mix (mango,papaya,Strawberry) 1 (14 Oz) frozen tropical blend(Peaches,Pineapple,Banana,Mango) 1 (15 Oz) pineapple juice concentrate 2 Tablespoon sugar Assembly Clear Plastic cups...

Read More

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Frozen dessert | 0 comments

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

So what do you do with over ripe watermelon?We love watermelon in our family.My daughter loves it the most.Whenever we go to grocery,we can’t pass by the watermelon without her reminding me to buy them.Place where we live,standard temperature hangs around in 90s.So sweet and juicy watermelon appears heaven sent thirst quencher. I usually buy seedless ,personal size watermelon.Not the most cost effective and certainly GM,i wanna say.The aspect which i don’t like but i don’t want to deal with kids munching the black seeds and move the stuff around in fridge for leftover big half.Actually the later is a bigger problem.I know what you are thinking. So during our last grocery trip,i picked up the watermelon.Out of my laziness,it sat for 2 days and when i cut it,i found that it was over ripe.At that point,first  thought i had was  to throw it away.But then ‘don’t waste’ mentality kicked in,so i decided to make a juice out of it.It was a good decision but it was lot of juice.Since...

Read More

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Frozen dessert, Storybook | 0 comments

Applesauce Granita

Applesauce Granita

Hot Texas Summer is here.One of our favorite summer time activity is to read books.So we are taking advantage of our local library and checking out the books by the bagful in no particular order. We read the story of John Chapman,American Pioneer who became the legend,better known as Johnny Appleseed.If you are like me who did not grew up with the tales of Johnny Appleseed,let me tell you about him in few lines.John Chapman set out to explore the woods of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois at young age.It was the time of revolutionary war and turmoil in American history.As he made his way around the woods,he planted the seeds of apple along the way,which grew up into beautiful delicious apple orchard with time and was plentiful for passing by settlers. As fascinating as the story is,we thought now we got to do something with those apples sitting in my refrigerator staring at me.Though i am pretty sure,apples  i used didn’t come from one of those Johnny Appleseed orchard,much to my dismay but granita still tasted...

Read More