Sunday

Flax Blueberry Muffins



Cant beat the ingredients in this recipe! Very healthy, and very filling.

Dry Ingredients:
Flax flour: 1.25 cups
Soy flour: 1 cup (can be replaced by all purpose flour if desired)
Brown sugar: 1 cup
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Baking powder: 2.5 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp

Wet Ingredients:
Yogurt: 1/4 cup
Extra virgin olive oil: 1/3 cup
Almond milk: 1 cup
Egg: 1
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp

Walnuts: 1 cup, chopped
Frozen or fresh blueberries: 1.5 cups
Brown sugar: few tbsp to top
Flax seeds or rolled oats: to top muffins (optional)

Method:
Mix all the dry ingredients well in a large mixing bowl.
Beat all the wet ingredients together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and gently mix with a large spatula.
Add the nuts and the blueberries.
Mix gently.
Add 1 tbsp batter to each muffin cup. Top with brown sugar and flax seeds.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes at 425 degrees F.
Serve warm or freeze for up to 6 months.


Pav Bhaji


Tried to make this as diet friendly as possible. I modified a recipe I found behind Shan Pav Bhaji masala. Shan typically has very tasty spice combinations.

Ingredients:
Potatoes: 4
Cauliflower: 1/2 a medium sized flower
Peas: 1 cup (used frozen)
Beans: 3/4 cup (used frozen)
Green bell pepper: 1, chopped into small pieces
Tomatoes: 2 (chopped finely)
Garlic: 8 cloves
Onions: 1, red, chopped finely
Cilantro: 1/2 cup, chopped
Pav bhaji masala: 4 tsp (adjust acc to individual taste)
I cant believe its not butter: a few tablespoons
Lime wedges: to garnish
Pav bread, can also use burger bread found in costco

Method:

  • To a large microwave safe bowl, add potatoes quartered and half-fill with water. Cover with a plate and microwave 8 to 10 minutes till the potatoes are boiled.
  • Remove potatoes, peel and chop roughly to small pieces.
  • Cut cauliflower into large florets and microwave with a little water, covered, for 8 minutes. Microwave the garlic cloves along with the cauliflower.
  • Once done, remove, reserve this water and roughly chop cauliflower into small pieces. Chop garlic also.
  • To a large pot, add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the chopped onions. Saute till golden brown. Add the chopped bell peppers and chopped garlic. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are soft.
  • Then add the remaining vegetables. Add the reserved water. Add salt and the pav bhaji masala. Add chili powder, if you like it spicy.
  • Add about 3/4 cup water. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add cilantro. Mix well.
  • To make pav, spread both sides with a little I cant believe its not butter and fry on a tawa till light golden.
  • Serve hot with above bhaji garnished with chopped onions and chopped green chilies (optional).

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