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Let Love Flow

River of Love Let us all make a solemn pledge this Valentine’s Day that we would love unconditionally. It is extremely difficult, mind you. We all love our parents don’t we? Well some of us don’t, but there are always exceptions. Our parents deserve unconditional love from us, but do we give it to them… without any strings attached? Maybe they did something wrong due to which you suffered. Would you still love them? Ok, you forgave them and kept on loving them but after sometime they repeated the same mistake and you suffered once again. What would you do? If your love for them does not diminish, you are on the right track.

I agree, sometimes during certain situations, it becomes very difficult to keep up the intensity of our love. Most of us are unable to take the pressure and the relationship cracks. But few of us carry on brushing aside all negatives. They stand out from the rest. Be very selective who you love and once you decide upon somebody, then that relationship should last a lifetime. In the process you might suffer a lot but at the end of the journey of life there would be a tremendous feeling of satisfaction and achievement.

When you look back you would feel that your life was worth living. Let your love flow like a sparkling, swift and singing stream of water flowing downhill. The stream knows nothing else other than the fact that it has to meet the ocean and accordingly it carries on.

Yesterday I came across a very meaningful post on similar lines. It’s definitely worth a reading.

Let us make this V-day memorable.

Vaishali Parekh

www.indian-cooking.info

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Love Struck

A very popular occasion all over the world is still not welcomed and accepted by a few conservative sections in many parts of the world. In many places talking openly about love is still a taboo.

But V-Day is not only about expressing your love to your girlfriend/ boyfriend or to your life partners or spouses. We all have to understand that it is about expressing your love to anyone important in your life. It may be your mother, father, pet, teacher, siblings, peers, friends or even your plants.

Let us celebrate this V-Day with all of whom we love by cooking for them some healthy, innovative but easy to make recipes.

Definitely we would not like to spend the whole day cooking when there is love and romance in the air. Let me share with you some of the quick-to-make recipes. Even I have these recipes in my mind for that special day.

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Love ShakeValentine Recipe - Love Shake

Preperation Time : 10 minutes

Serves : 1

Ingredients :-

  • Oranges – 2, peeled and deseeded
  • Strawberries – 3, pitted
  • Green Grapes – 15
  • Raw Mango – 20 gms
  • Vanilla IceCream – 1 scoop
  • Crushed Ice – as desired
  • Poedered Sugar – 3 tsp or as desired
  • To Granish
  • Orange Slice – 1
    Straberry – 1

Method:-

  • Add all the ingredients and blend it in a juicer.
  • Strain and pour in a mocktail glass.
  • Garnish and serve.

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Peach Melba

Preperation Time : 10 minutesPeach Melba

Serves : 1

Ingredients :-

  • Canned Peach – 8 slices
  • Vanilla IceCream – 2 scoops
  • To Garnish :-
  • Strawberries
  • Mint Springs – a few

Method :-

  • In a non-stich pan, put some sugar syrup from the can. Place the peach in it.
  • Cook for a minute or two.
  • Now take a glass and arrange the peach halves upside down.
  • Put the ice cream scoop over it.
  • Garnish it with berries and mint springs
  • Serve immediately.

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Chocolate Fantasy

Ingredients :-Chocolate Pancake

  • For PanCake
  • Refined Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 2 tsp
  • Baking Powder – 2 tsp
  • Whole Milk – 1 1/2 cup
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla Essence – 2 tsp
  • Butter, melted, 2 tbsp
  • Cocoa Powder 1/4 cup
  • For Filling and GarnishningChocolate Fantasy
  • Chocolate Sauce – As desired
  • Strawberry Sauce – As desired
  • Vanilla icecream – 1 scoop per pancake
  • Chocochips – a handful, optional

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients, except oil, for the pancake.
  • Stir until well mixed. Adjust the fluids until you get a thin flowing consistency. Let it stand for few minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick pan. Heat a little oil. Pour a tbsp of the butter and swirl around to form a thin pancake.
  • Cook on low flame for a minute or until the pancake can leave the pan. Flip the side and cook for another few seconds.
  • Make the other pancakes and keep it aside.
  • When serving, warm the pancakes a little. Put a scoop of the icecream over the pancake, fold the flaps and turn the folded side on the bottom.
  • Drizzle both the sauces with a spoon. Sprinkle some choco chips and serve immediately.

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Blueberry Cheese Cake

Ingredients :-

  • Curd Cheese – 1 1/2 cup
  • Cream – 400 ml
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Gelatin – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Bluberry Sauce – For the top layer
  • Milk – 1/3 cup
  • For Biscuit Crust :
  • Arrowroot Biscuit – 200 gms
  • Melted Butter – 75 gms

Method :-

  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold milk & leave over a bowl of warm water till clear & melted.
  • Whisk the curd cheese & sugar in the processor till smooth. Add the gelatin mixture and blend again. Adjust the sweetness, if required.
  • Add the blueberry sauce and mix it lightly.
  • Pour this mixture in the 7″ baking tin (preferably heart shaped). Let it set.
  • Set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Check to see that top is slighlty firm.
  • Then mix the melted butter and crumbs and spread gently, spoon by spoon, but quickly over the top to form an uniform crust.
  • You need to do this a little quick as the butter will begin to set in container with the chilled cheese cake.
  • Allow to set for another 4 hours.
  • Invert into a dessert plate.
  • Garnish with a generous amount of the sauce and serve.

Vaishali Parekh

www.indian-cooking.info

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