Wednesday, February 4, 2015

(1) Focacia and (2) Harira : the Noxxa way


A friend of mine was telling about a book that she read, "A day in Prophet Muhammad SAW life". In the book mentioned about Aisya RA prepared Harira for their meals. The name of it sounds interesting that made me start getting more information. My Google just the right place to get this kind of information.

Harira is a Morroccan soup. It's filling, and from the recipe I found that it is healthy as well. Morroccan used to prepare this and eat it for the iftar (break the fast) in the month of Ramadhan.

These are the ingredients:
2 tomato - blended
1 onion - diced
A handful of  parsley and coriander - chopped
1 celery stalk - diced
Salt, pepper, ginger powder (I used the fresh ginger) - to your taste
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 cups plain water
1 tbsp butter
A handful of vermicelli - broken to about 1 inch
A bowl of chickpeas/ lentils - pre-boiled

1 tbsp multipurpose flour
1/2 cup plain water

The Noxxa way:
  1. Set the Noxxa Pressure Cooker (NPC) to Stir Fry (SF).
  2. Put the butter in the heated pot.
  3. Add onion. Fry till slightly tender.
  4. Add parsley, coriander and celery. Mix well.
  5. Add the blended tomato.
  6. Add in the salt, pepper, ginger. Mix well and later add water.
  7. Turn off the SF. Set the NPC to pressure for 25minutes.
  8. After 25 minutes. Remove the steam by turning the know to steam.
  9. Open the lid. Add in the chickpeas/ lentils/ vermicelli.
  10. Add the flour mixture. Stir well.
  11. If you need to make it thicker. Set the NPC to SF and cook till to correct consistency.
Ready for serving.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Overnight Oats


Whta's for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?
I recently came across this interesting healthy eating.
Overnight Oats.

The name came by because you can prepare it during the night. Let it stay in the fridge for the night or two or three and grab it when you feel like eating it.
You can make a variety of flavour out of it too.

The basic ingredients are really basic:
2 cups of oats (not instant oats - it reduced the health benefits)
3 table spoon of yogurt
2 cups or 1 1/2 cups of fresh milk
(These are MY simple ingredients, you can find plenty on the net)

Mix everything together and scoop into a jar with lid. 
Store overnight.

For the varieties:
You can add honey or maple syrup for sweetness.
Or you can just rely the sweetness from the fruit added to it - berries, banana, mango etc.
You can add your fruits when preparing it. 
Or you may add it up later whenever you are ready to it.
The choice is yours.

I find it filling when I have it for lunch. 
Very easy to prepare, healthy to eat.

Bon appetite ...