Okra / Ladies finger / Bhindi fry

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The only time I cook okra is during the summer. This year we were blessed with a bountiful okra harvest. And lucky for me, everyone in my family loves it. Even Bheem. He loves to eat raw okra. P.S. Bheem is our yellow lab.

Ingredients:

  • Oil – 2 tbsps, for seasoning(adjust)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Onions – 1 small onion, chopped
  • Curry leaves – 6
  • Dry red chilli – 3 (optional)
  • Okra – 5 cups, chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp (adjust according to taste)

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
  • Add onions, curry leaves and dry red chilli.
  • Saute until the onions turn transparent.

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  • Add okra and little salt.

Okra fry 2

  • Let the okra’s cook until the slime disappears. (the sticky stuff)

Okra fry 3

  • Add chilli powder and salt to taste.
  • Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and enjoy.

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Strawberry Overnight Oats

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I like the flavor of pure maple syrup. Maple syrup can me substituted with honey or sweetener of your choice.

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Ingredients:

  • Quick or rolled oats – 3 tbsps
  • Chia seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Almonds – 3, chopped
  • Maple syrup – 1 tsp
  • Strawberry – 3, sliced
  • Milk – as required.

Method:

  • Mix oats, chia seeds, almonds, maple syrup and strawberries together in a jar.
  • Pour milk and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Enjoy yummy oats in the morning.

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Lunch box idea 1 with snacks

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My daughter started Kindergarten and it is time to start packing lunch. My husband comes home for lunch so the concept of packing lunch is new to me. My daughter made it easier by choosing the menu for her first day of Kindergarten.

Snacks:

  • Baby carrots

Menu:

 

Overnight Blueberry Oats

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I love to incorporate oats to my breakfast but always prefer the savory version of it. My 5 year old hates it. It is a struggle to make her eat oats. So I came across a recipe for overnight oats in a tv show. Decided to make it with ingredients in hand and Viola….. My daughter enjoys this fruity cool oats. It is also refreshing during the hot summer mornings.

Ingredients:

  • Quick 1 minute oats or rolled oats – 1/4 cup
  • Blueberries – 1/4 cup, adjust according to preference
  • Maple syrup – 1 tsp, adjust according to taste
  • Milk – 1/3 + 2 tbsps

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a box or mason jar and refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy!

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