Delicious Mayonnaise Snacks

Mayonnaise is such a versatile condiment that tastes great and works with many types of foods. Mayonnaise is made up mainly of eggs and has a thick consistency that works for anyone.

    • Coleslaw is the most famous side dish and snack that contains mayonnaise. The dish consists of cabbage and carrots shredded to make thin pieces. What makes this dish delicious is how the mayonnaise complements the vegetables without giving the dish an overpowering taste.
    • Chicken and Tuna Mayo is a sandwich that, believe or not, is not entirely unhealthy. Instead of having condiments that contain many unhealthy preservatives, you have mayonnaise which doesn’t contain as many flavourings and added ingredients.
    • Devilled Eggs taste amazing if you are a person who has the taste buds for this snack. The eggs are boiled until it is hard. They are then cut in half and have the yolk removed and placed into a bowl. Mayonnaise and curry powder is then added to the egg yolk and mixed together until smooth. Using a piping tool, you can refill the egg whites and add paprika as a garnish.
    • Egg sandwiches are great for people who don’t enjoy eating meat. This is such an easy snack that children could prepare it (provided an adult is supervising). For the egg fill you first need to cook the egg as if making scrambled eggs. Once it is cool, you add mayonnaise and mix it well then add it to the toasted bread. Toasted bread is more stable and doesn’t absorb liquids as quickly.
    • You can also use mayonnaise to complement the snack you brought with to work. To spice it up a bit and allow yourself extra flavours, why not add a bit of curry powder to it? You can then dip your favourite (or least favourite) snack into the sauce. If you don’t enjoy curry powder, other possible spices or ingredients to add to your dip would be paprika, chilli slices, cucumber, melted cheese (which will need a bit more preparation), or your favourite bell pepper. If you use spices a lot you may want to get them in bulk from a cash and carry wholesaler.
  • Other traditional side dishes and snacks also include mayonnaise. Some people will make pasta salad that gives them their daily intake of carbohydrates. To make this you first need to cook the pasta according the packet instructions, and then add the mayonnaise, salt and pepper. This is a simple dish that can taste good without being over filling.

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Oatmeal and Mini Chip Crisps: The Easiest Cookies Ever

For years, I stored my stand electric mixer in the back of a kitchen cupboard. To retrieve the mixer, I had to kneel on the floor, reach into a dark corner, and drag the mixer forward without hitting or damaging anything. Retrieving the mixer was hard on my back, and made me reluctant to use it. So I took the mixer out of the cupboard and set it on the counter.

I had a white mixer cover on hand, and put it on the mixer to keep the bowls clean. Now I don’t even use a cover. The mixer is by the stove, handy and ready for work. For small jobs, I use a hand-held mixer. It’s in the original box at the front of a cupboard, again, where I can see it.

In many cultures, holiday time is baking time. Home cooks get together and bake coffee cakes, fruit cakes, breads, buns, and cookies. Minnesotans like me bake a variety of cookies and have cookie exchanges. Each guest brings several dozen cookies to swap. After coffee and conversation, everyone has a platter of cookies to take home.

I love to bake and have made dozens of cookie recipes. But this recipe is one of the easiest. You just need a bowl, wooden spoon, measuring cup, and measuring spoons. No mixer. The dough comes together in minutes and is chilled for at least an hour before baking. Because everyone in my family loves chocolate chips, that’s what I use. Shredded coconut or dried cranberries may be substituted for chocolate chips.

These cookies freeze well (we love them so much we eat them right from the freezer), but they don’t ship well. The thin crisps are too fragile to send to a college student or friend. Besides, family members will probably gobble up the cookies and there won’t be any left. Kids will enjoy making these cookies. Of course, the best part of baking is tasting cookies–fresh, fragrant, and warm from the oven.

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup pre-sifted, regular flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (not steel-cut or instant)

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup canola oil

1/4 cup water

METHOD

1. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Tear off a long strip of wax paper and lay it on the counter.

2. Using a wooden spoon, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl.

3. Add remaining ingredients and combine well. Chill one hour.

4. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

5. Drop teaspoon-size dough onto prepared baking sheet, leaving two inches between cookies.

6. Set pan on middle oven rack and bake 10-12 minutes.

7. Let cookies rest 30 seconds before removing from pan. Cool on wax paper.

8. Store cookies in an air-tight container. This recipe makes about 45 cookies.

5 Restaurant Style Flavored Lassi Recipes Must Try

Lassi is a north Indian drink which is mostly consumed after meals. Being a dairy product, it provides all the benefits to the human body which milk provides. Let’s take a look at some benefits of the dairy products.

Protein:
Like all other dairy product, this too is a rich source of protein. Protein is used by the body to repair muscles and it also acts as a building block of tissues, bones, cartilage, skin, blood, hair and nails.

Energy Replenisher:
This product contains many important nutrients like potassium, calcium and vitamins. It is thus is a great energy replenisher. The best time to consume it is after a rigorous workout.

Maintains bone health:
The calcium content in this dairy product is high. Calcium helps in maintaining bone, teeth and nails. Unlike many other nutrients, your body doesn’t make calcium. It needs a regular supply of calcium.

Enhancing muscle mass:
Proteins contain amino acids and amino acids are the building blocks for muscles. When there is a deficiency of protein, the body uses your muscles to create energy. Thus, there should be a regular intake of protein to handle the wear and tear of the body. And thus, lassi is a great protein replenisher.

Soothes your body:
This product is also beneficial for your intestine. It has probiotic features and thus keeps your digestive tract healthy. It helps to keep the body heat down and keeps you away from the acidity.

Here are 5 lassi recipes so that you enjoy all the benefits of the product.

1. Tropical Mango Popsicle Lassi

Ingredients
-1 cup Amul lassi
-2 mangoes
-1 cup plain syrup (1 cup = 1 cup water: 2 cups sugar)

Procedure
-Cut the mango and blend it.
-Add half of the total syrup and blend until it turns to a smooth puree.
-Take half of the dairy product in a bowl and add the blended puree on the top. Add the remaining syrup and whisk it together.
-In a separate bowl, take the remaining dairy product.
-Put both the bowls in the refrigerator to make the liquids firm.
-After 30 minutes, pour both the liquids into popsicle moulds and freeze them.

2. Mint Mango Delight Lassi

Ingredients
-2 ripe mangoes
-8-10 mint leaves, chopped
-1 tsp sugar
-¼ cup lassi
-Ice

Procedure
– Blend all the ingredients together.
-Add water or milk if it’s too thick.
-Serve chilled

3. Peach Lassi

Ingredients
-1 cup chopped peaches
-1 cup Amul lassi
-1 cup full-fat Milk
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-2-3 tbsp sugar
-1 cup of ice
-1/4 cup almonds, coarsely chopped

Procedure
-Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
-Serve chilled.

4. Strawberry Rosewater Lassi

Ingredients
-2 cups strawberries
-2/3 cup plain lassi
-1/3 cup skimmed milk
-2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
-1 teaspoon rose water
-finely chopped pistachios
-1 cup ice cubes

Procedure
-Add everything except pistachios to a blender and blend until smooth.
Serve chilled.
-Top it up with some pistachios as garnish.

5. Sweet Pineapple Lassi Delight Lassi

Ingredients
-1/2 cup plain lassi
-1/2 cup pineapple chunks with juice
-1 Tbsp honey
-1-inch fresh ginger
-4-5 large ice cubes

Procedure
-Peel the ginger and grate it into the blender.
-Add all the other ingredients and blend it until smooth.
-Serve chilled.

Try all recipes at home and enjoy all the benefits of this dairy product. The dairy product has to be included in your daily diet. It includes many nutrients which are responsible for the wear and tear of your body. Except for calcium and protein, the product also contains many other minerals which help your body in the right ways. So what are you waiting for? Log on to the online dairy and order pack of the superfood lassi now. Why online diaries? They provide you safe and fresh dairy products right at your doorstep.

The Easiest and the Best Finger Foods for Parties

People love talking over food at any party; food that doesn’t require too much thought and can be just popped into the mouth is always a crowd favourite. So check out these easy finger food recipes for a party!

STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Mushrooms and cheese together is basically the food of gods, really anything with cheese is… but we’re partial to fungi.

Ingredients and Method:

• Pre-heat oven to 350 F/175 C, wash and clean mushrooms and break of their stems
• Finely chop the stems and fry them with 1 minced garlic clove in a pan over medium heat
• Remove the mixture from heat after the garlic starts browning a bit and set it aside to cool
• When cooled, add the mixture to 1 pack of cream cheese softened, along with ¼ cup of parmesan, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp onion powder, ¼ tsp cayenne and mix; the mixture should be thick.
• Now spoon some of the cheese mixture to each mushroom cap and bake for 20 minutes and you have yourself a cheesy treat!

ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS & PITA CHIPS

Spicy hummus? Yes please! The good old hummus has had a makeover and now it has bite to it. Not only does it taste good, it looks pretty too…

Method and Ingredients:

For the Hummus –
• Pre-heat an oven to 200 C/400 F; de-seed 2 large bell peppers and chop them into chunks
• Put these chunks on a baking tray, rub them with olive oil and roast for 25-30 minutes, till they start charring a bit on the edges
• De-seed (or don’t if you like it hot!) 1 red chili and chop it finely. Peel and crush 1 garlic clove, grate some lemon zest and squeeze some lemon juice
• Now add the red bell peppers, the red chili, the garlic, the lemon zest and juice along with 400g chickpeas, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp tahini and some S & P and blend.
For the Pita Chips
• Spread 4 white pita breads with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika and S&P on it and bake for 15 minutes per side and voila!

CAPRESE SALAD BITES

Everything is better on a stick, so we put a favorite Italian salad on one for easy access to all that cheesy goodness.

Method and Ingredients:

• Take some mozzarella balls and some grape tomatoes
• Halve the grape tomatoes
• Mix some extra virgin olive oil with, balsamic vinegar and S&P.
• Chop some fresh basil thinly
• Now skewer together the tomatoes and mozzarella and drizzle the olive oil mixture on top and then place the basil on top, or you could just skewer some baby basil and pour the oil mixture on top after.

NACHOS WITH YOGURT DIP

You’ve had nachos with cheese, nachos with salsa, nachos with guac, but how about nachos with a yogurt dip. Well read on…

Method and Ingredients:

• Drain some plain Greek yogurt of all the water in a muslin cloth
• Finely chop some tomatoes, red onions, green chilis (de-seeded if you want)
• Now add the tomatoes, onions and chili to the Greek yogurt along with ground cumin, some garlic powder, chili flakes and S&P and mix
• Now serve with your favourite nachos

Chat with your guests instead of constantly serving them whether it is a birthday, a kitty or just a family get together over these easy finger food recipes!

3 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Pair With Your Steak

Steak is almost always paired with wine. While they say that it’s the perfect combo, it’s not all the time that people want the buzz of wine. On your next barbecue, serve these 3 refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect pair for your grilled steak – everyone would surely have a fulfilled tummy and a grand time!

Berry Refreshing Drink

What you need:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Ice

To make the syrup, mix together the blueberries and water in a pan and cook over low heat until berries are tender and easily smashed, about 4 to 6 minutes. Smash berries using the back of a spatula until none remain whole. Increase heat and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. When ready, place the sugar in a bowl and pour blueberry syrup over it using a sieve. Allow to cool in room temperature and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Combine syrup, seltzer, lemon juice and lime juice in a glass. Top with ice before serving.Ginger and Pear Punch

What you need:

  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced into thirds
  • 8 cups pear juice, chilled
  • 3 1/2 cups seltzer
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ginger syrup
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • Ice
  • Candied ginger for garnish

To make the syrup, combine ginger, water and sugar in a saucepan then bring to a boil. Lower heat then simmer for 30 minutes or until reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cooled, mix together with pear juice, lemon juice and ground ginger. Add seltzer to the punch and stir. Top with ice. Place candied ginger on toothpicks for garnishing your cocktail glasses.Tropical Mint Sparkler

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup seltzer
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 drops rosewater
  • Ice

Mix together orange juice, seltzer, mint leaves and rosewater in a bowl. Stir to combine ingredients well. Place ice on serving glasses and pour sparkler mixture over ice. Serve immediately.A hot and delicious grilled steak calls for a cooling and refreshing beverage. Ditch the buzz of wine this time and go for any of these 3 non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect to pair with grilled steak!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.

Super Easy 20-Minute Grill Recipes That Are Worth The Try

When hosting a barbecue, it’s ideal to choose recipes that won’t take too much of your time stuck with the grill. Go for quick-cooking food that will please all your guests. Try these super easy 20-minute grill recipes – great dishes for half the time!

Spiced Tropical Grilled Steak

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram flank steak, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro stems
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup vertically sliced onion
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, divided
  • 4 wedges lime for garnish

Place cilantro stems, lime juice, half the olive oil and half the red pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture in a dish and place steak on top of it. Coat meat with the mixture and let stand for at least 15 minutes. Remove steak from marinade (discard excess) and cook on a pre-heated grill over high heat for 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Slice thinly and place on a serving dish. Top with cilantro leaves, onion, garlic and remaining red pepper. Drizzle with remaining oil and serve with lime wedges.Honey-Lemon Grilled Chicken

What you need:

  • 8 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Season chicken with salt and pepper then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside. Cook shallots over medium heat in a pan until softened, about 2 minutes. Add water, honey and lemon to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Pour mixture on a dish and place chicken over sauce, turning to coat. Sprinkle oregano over chicken and serve.Miso and Mayonnaise Grilled Eggplant

What you need:

  • 2 eggplants, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon soybean paste (white miso)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, soybean paste, water, rice vinegar and black pepper. Brush each eggplant slice with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise mixture then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Place grilled eggplant on a serving dish and drizzle with remaining mayonnaise mixture. Top with cilantro before serving.These 20-minute grill recipes save time but satisfy your appetite!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.