Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tom Kha: Thai coconut milk based soup

Tom Kha is a popular Thai soup which comes to us from Bangkok and the central plains of Thailand. It is typically served with shrimp or chicken but can include straw mushrooms or bok choy. It has a wonderful balance of sweet and sour flavor accompanied by the fragrance of fresh lemongrass, cilantro, galangal, and lime.

While the dish may sound intimating to assemble, we assure you, this soup is super easy!

Ingredients
1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 can (14 oz.) reduced-sodium chicken broth / Vegetable broth
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Thai chili paste
1 stalk fresh lemongrass, cut in 1-in. pieces
6 quarter-size slices fresh Galangal
1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce (nuoc mam or nam pla) [Optional]
1 pound boned, skinned chicken breast or thighs / Tofu; cut into 1-in. chunk
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

Instructions
1.Combine the coconut milk, broth, ginger, and lemongrass in a medium saucepan.
2.Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
3.To that, add fish sauce, chicken/tofu, sugar, mushrooms, chili paste and lime juice.
4.Over low heat simmer for 5-10 minutes until chicken/tofu is cooked.
5.Remove the lemongrass from the soup and garnish with cilantro and basil leaves.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Quinoa Pancake Recipe

Indulge your Valentine with a special treat of delicious and healthy pancakes drizzled with maple. View this simple recipe to get to your lovers heart and kickoff the celebrations.


Ingredients:
•1 cup Healthy Alternatives quinoa flour
•2 teaspoons baking powder
•½ teaspoon baking soda
•¾ cup Healthy Alternatives Greek Yogurt
•½ cup almond milk
•½ mashed ripe banana
•3 tablespoons Healthy Alternatives honey
•1 tablespoon vanilla extract
•1 egg
•Butter
•Bananas and strawberries for garnish
Maple syrup

Instructions:
1.Take a large bowl, add the quinoa flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix well.
2.Take another large sized bowl, add the Greek yogurt, almond milk, mashed banana, honey, vanilla extract, egg and whisk all the ingredients properly.
3.Add the quinoa flour mix to the above yogurt mix and whisk properly.
4.Take a pan, put in on medium heat and add a dollop of butter.
5.Take a spoonful of the pancake mix, pour it on the pan and spread evenly to make pancakes.
6.Let it cook for 2mins, flip it, and cook the other side as well.
7.Make 4-5 pancakes, and layer them on top of each other.
8.Garnish with bananas, strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Get all the ingredients you need to make your pancakes at www.naturesbasket.co.in

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Zucchini Pesto Zoodles recipe

Spiralize your way to good health with this rainbow coloured recipe because zucchini zoodles are the new noodles!


Ingredients:

•1 green and 1 yellow zucchini
•1 carrot
•2 tablespoons Healthy Alternatives olive oil
•Sea salt and pepper
•3 tablespoons World Chef Pesto sauce
•1 tomato, chopped
Healthy Alternatives sunflower seeds for garnish
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions:

1.Spiralize the zucchinis and carrots in a bowl.
2.Add some olive oil to a pan and put it on medium heat.
3.Add the spiralized zucchini and carrots, salt & pepper and pesto sauce to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
4.Place the zoodles in a medium sized bowl, garnish with chopped tomatoes, sunflower seeds.

Get all the ingredients you need to make these zoodles at www.naturesbasket.co.in

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

An exquisite soiree with your loved one is not complete without the seduction of chocolate! Indulge your sweetheart with our scrumptious & creamy chocolate avocado mousse recipe this Valentine’s Day!


Ingredients:

•10-12 pieces of L’exclusif Baking chocolate bar
•3 tablespoons of coconut oil
•3 tablespoons honey
•½ bowl cocoa powder
•1 avocado
•Strawberry for garnish
•Powdered sugar for garnish

Instructions:

1.Add 10-12 pieces of L’exclusif baking chocolate bar, 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of honey to a pan on medium heat.
2.Keep whisking till the chocolate melts.
3.In a blender, add ½ bowl of cocoa powder, avocado, the chocolate mixture and blend it well.
4.Take the chocolate avocado mixture and freeze it for 2 hours.
5.Garnish with strawberry and powdered sugar.
and top it off with parmesan cheese.

Get all the ingredients you need to make this mousse at www.naturesbasket.co.in


Friday, 10 February 2017

Cashew Butter Breakfast Bar

Power through your week with these healthy and filling cashew butter breakfast bar. You won’t need to miss your breakfast again as these delicious bars are perfect for those on the go. View this simple recipe and make your own batch today.


Ingredients:

1 Bowl chopped Walnuts
1 Bowl Roasted Sunflower seeds
1 Bowl Roasted Sesame seed blend
1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
1 tbspn Ground Cinnamon
7 tbsp Cashew Butter
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Add 6-7 tablespoons of Cashew butter to a pan over medium flame.
2. Add 4 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract to it
3. Mix well over medium flame
4. Add the dry fruit mix to the the butter mixture and continue mixing well over medium flame
5. Line a tray with butter paper and the place the mix in it
6. Flatten the mixture and top it with Roasted flax seeds.
7. Bake for 20 minutes and cut into pieces.

Get all the ingredients you need to make these breakfast bars at www.naturesbasket.co.in

Friday, 20 January 2017

Blueberry Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds

Kickstart your morning with a refreshing smoothie! Try this recipe with our Healthy Alternatives Greek Yogurt, Chia Seeds, Floral Honey and Blueberries to keep you energized every morning.


Ingredients:

1 cup Healthy Alternatives Greek Yogurt
1 cup milk
1 bowl blueberries
2 small bananas, chopped
1 tablespoon Healthy Alternatives Floral Honey
2 tablespoons Healthy Alternatives Chia Seeds

Instructions:

1.Grind all the ingredients together in a mixer.
2.Pour the mixture into a glass.
3.Garnish with blueberries and chia seeds.

Get all the ingredients to make your smoothie at www.naturesbasket.co.in



Thursday, 19 January 2017

Gluten Free Aglio Olio Pasta Recipe

Here’s an interesting recipe for glutenfree aglio olio pasta made with Healthy Alternatives Olive Oil that’ll ensure you get the necessary nutrients required on a daily basis. 



Ingredients:

10-15 cherry tomatoes
•Healthy Alternatives Olive oil
•3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
•1 bowl of onion, chopped
•Sea salt
•Pepper
•Healthy Alternatives Pasta
•Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

1.Boil the pasta in 2 portions of water to 1 portion of pasta and keep aside.
2.Cut 10-15 cherry tomatoes in half and keep them aside.
3.Take a pan and pour 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.
4.Add the chopped garlic and chopped onion in the pan.
5. Sauté the garlic and onion for 5-7mins until it turns golden brown.
6.Add salt and pepper.
7.Add the cherry tomatoes followed by the boiled pasta and let it cook for 5-7mins.
8.Serve in a bowl and sprinkle parmesan cheese.

Visit www.naturesbasket.co.in to view our Healthy Alternatives range of Pastas.