Monday, February 28, 2011

Bread macaroni salad with cheese mayonnaise sauce

Its my another innovation in the salad. Every day when we eat salad, I wanted to add some twist to it so that it will not become boring. Salad turned to be really delicious, adding bread in salad  was nice change.


4 breads slices
1/2 cup broccoli
1/2 cup macaroni boiled
8-10 cherry tomatoes
4-5 carrots
4-5 leaves  Lettuce chopped


1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
3 tps cheese
1/4 cup milk
black pepper
1 tps basil leaves 

roast all bread slices , cut into small slices
add broccoli, carrots, tomato and  Lettuce in a bowl

for making sauce, grate cheese, add some milk in a microwave sage bowl.
cook on High for 1 minute
add mayonnaise, salt , black pepper and basil leaves

add this sauce in the salad bowl.
mix well

chill salad in freezer for 15 minutes
serve chilled

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Got Stylish Blogger Award and Passing

I've won  ,Stylish Blogger Award few days back. I have received it from Tahemeem. Thank you very much for giving me this honor. I am sorry for being late in publish it. Got lot of work both in office and in this blog too. 

There are some rules for this award
1. Thank and Link Back to the Blogger Who Awarded You With The Award
2. Share 7 Things About Yourself
3. Award 15 Recently Discovered Great Blogger
4. Contact The Bloggers and Inform Them of The Award

7 things about me

1. I am a software engineer by profession
2.I love to travel and photography. Planning to buy one SLR soon :)
3. I like red and black color a lot. Red become favorite after marriage because my husband like me in red, now I also start liking me in this color
4. Cooking become my area of Interest after marriage only. Actually marriage change you a lot. Now I like to cook something interesting and healthy whenever I get chance
5. I believe in, whatever you want you should try to do with your complete potential, so that later on you will not regret for it.
6. I like to be on time. 
7. I love to roam , I can not stay at home for full day. 

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Innovative Salad Event- Cucumber Round Up

Innovative salad Event , Its first event hosted by Cook healthy blog.  For this event I have got so many salad recipe, with a variety of flavors and variety of combination.

Cucumber is always a salad favorite. it mix with other vegetable and fruits and create a true magic. I have received around 18 salad recipes from my blogger friends from all over the world. All are so different, so  yummy , you can enjoy cucumber with lot for new way . I am presenting all of salad recipes. Hoping you all will like them


Som Tam Salad  sent by RAWk Me!


Fennel, Peppers, Lettuce Salad by RAWk Me!

 Crunchy Cucumber Salad by Mythreyi @ Yum! Yum! Yum!

 At end three salad recipes fro Cook Healthy Blog .

Baby corn salad in Honey Mint Sauce


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Broccoli Tofu Pasta soup

I wanted to cook some soup with pasta so I have decided to make this soup. Medley of pasta with broccoli and tofu, create a true magic.


1/2 cup broccoli chopped
1/4 cup tofu chopped
1/4 cup mushroom chopped
1 tps oregano
1 tps mixed herb
1/2 tps chilly flakes
2 tps olive oil
salt according to taste
1 tps corn flour
1/2 cup macaroni

  1. add olive oil in pan.
  2. add Broccoli , tofu and mushroom. saute for 1 minute
  3. add water , and boil the vegetables and add macaroni too.
  4. let it boil for 6-7 minutes
  5. now add salt, oregano, mixed herb and chilly flakes
  6. let it cook for 2-3 minutes
  7. mix corn flour in little water. mix it to soup
  8. cook for 2 minutes.
  9. serve hot

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heath Benifits of Cucumber and Innovative salad Event Reminder

This month I have started an Event called Innovative salad. Ingredient of this month was one of basic Ingredient of Green salad Cucumber.  Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same family as watermelon, zucchini, pumpkin, and other types of squash. Cucumber is high source of vitamin, minerals and fiber. You can consume a good amount of cucumber as salad , and it wont give a lot of calories and it has lot of fiber so it will surely kill your hunger 
Nutrition Value in 100 gm Cucumber
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Dietary Fiber

Health Benefits
A Radiant Complexion
The silica present in cucumber is one of essential component of healthy connective tissue ,such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.

Good source of Fibers and Water

Adding a one or two cucumber to your salads is a good way to increase your fiber intake because cucumber comes naturally prepackaged with the extra fluid you need when consuming more fiber.

Helps in controlling High Blood pressure

You can add food that is high in Potassium, magnesium and fiber to control hyper tension naturally. Cucumber is high source for all these elements. If you include cucumber in you daily diet it will also help in controlling you BP up to some extents.

As Beauty aid

For Dark circles and puffy eyes
a fresh cucumber can be cut into thin slices, and these placed on the eyes for 5-10 minutes

As Face pack
Grated cucumber can be used as a mask and tonic for the entire face and neck. The benefit of a high sulfur and silicon content helps with skin surface issues and balancing, and the natural cooling properties provide for an easy facial on a hot humid day.

How you can consume Cucumber

As Salad-
Cucumber mixed with any of any other ingredients like tomato, onion, broccoli or any other ingredient of your choice make a really nice salad. Some of the salad Recipes in Cook healhy Blog

Baby corn salad in Honey Mint Sauce


As Pickle
You can also make pickle using cucumber and other salad vegetables

At the end I would like to inform you that end date of Innovative salad Event is on 25th Feb. If you have some salad recipe that include Cucumber then you can link your recipe in the linky in the Event page  or send me at cookwithpia at gmail dot com.
Waiting for some more innovation with Cucumber so that we can enjoy cucumber with lot of flavors

Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby corn salad in Honey Mint Sauce

I wanted to try some honey based salad for long time. Its was double treat with goodness of salad with Healthy honey

For salad

4 baby corn (cut into rounds)
1 cup sweet corn
1/4 cup french beans chopped
1/2 cup peas
1 onion
1 cucumber chopped
1 tomato chopped

For Honey Mint sauce

6 tps honey
2 tps lemon juice
2 tps chopped mint leaves
1 tps black pepper
salt according to taste

add little water in a microwave safe bowl.

add baby corn, peas, sweet corn and beans. cook on Microwave HIGH for 5 minutes

drain the water. and transfer it to another bowl.

add cucumber, tomatoes and onion
for preparing honey mint sauce, mix honey , lemon juice, salt and black papper. and mix well.

mix honey mint sauce in the salad. and mix it.

Refrigerate this salad at least for 1 hour or 30 minutes in freezer.

serve chilled.

sending it to Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday Event - 22nd February 2011 (Volume 29)

also to Innovative Salad Event in this Blog

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pesto Pasta Night 201 Round up

This week I was hosting the Pesto Pasta Nights 201. First time I am hosting this event. Actually this event was a wonderful experience for me. I would like to thank Ruth for giving me this opportunity. I was thinking i will post at least 2 pasta recipe this week. I was able to post one. Another one I will post next week and send to next Pesto Pasta Nights :)

A lot of Pasta recipes from I got through out the week. I am posting them in the sequence I received.  

Lamb Ragú by Heather  of girlychef.




Lemon and Black Pepper Pasta with Seared Scallops Lauren of Healthy Delicious


Rotini in a Parmesan Sauce with Barbecue Pork by Cocoa and Coriander



Pasta with minced meat and dried oysters  by LK of Food 4 Tots


 Linguine with Olives and Breadcrumbs  by Beth AnneThe Seventh Level of Boredom




 English-style potato, pasta and pea soup by Krista if The Beet Reporter


Penne Rigate with Marinara Sauce by Tahemeem of Not So Gourmet..


Smoked Salmon Pasta with Curly Leaf Parsley by Graziana from Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with herbs).


savoy, porcini and pancetta penne by abby of eat the right stuff


Tagliatelle with Pancetta & Parsnips by The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

Creamy Herbed Farfalle by Priya Suresh of priya easy n tasty recipes

Pasta Salad by Kankana Saxena of Sunshine & Smile

 Whole Wheat Penne With Stir-Fry Veggies & Basic White sauce by Anshu of MY MOM'S RECIPES

Spaghetti in Soupy Sauce by Queen of my kitchen

Fiery Angel Hair Pasta by The Country Cook of Maggie's Country Kitchen

Julie's Noodle Casserole by Tina of Life in the slow lane at Squirrel Head Manor

at the end I would like to present my pasta recipe multi shape pasta in Tamarind sauce

Next week Pesto Pasta Nights will be hosted by Beth Anne of The Seventh Level of Boredom
Send your entries to bethanneleach (at) gmail (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by February 24

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