All posts tagged: Breakfast

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How to Eat Leafy Greens Sri Lankan Style

Greens as a Condiment One of the best ways to add leafy greens to any meal is by making them into a chutney or making pesto with it. Sri Lankan style coconut green chili and curry leave chutney is one of my favorite dips for cutlets or carrot sticks. I do think however, this recipe is heavily influence by Indian chutneys made in somewhat similar way. Like, Coriander chutney. Prepping yourself a curry leaves chutney is super easy. Just puree couple of handfuls of curry leaves, half a cup of coconut, a clove of garlic, three green chilies, teaspoon of turmeric, half a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of freshly crushed black pepper, tablespoon of lime juice. Apart from these common methods, we do often add them in to flat breads , salads and soups as well. As the saying goes, as much vegetables as possible in the diet is good. isn’t it ?

Sweet Millet and Pumpkin Porridge

Ingredients: 60g millet 5 cups of water 160g pumpkin 4 blades of pandan leaves 3 red dates – sliced 50g rock sugar Method: Wash millet and let it soak for about 1 hour. Boil 5 cups of water.  Once the water is boiling, strain the millet and put into the boiling water.  Add in Pandan […] Sweet Millet and Pumpkin Porridge

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Black beans, Kale, and collard Greens Soup

Kale and collard and black bean soup. inspired by Sri Lankan kola kanda/ green herbal porridge recipe.

Coconut flavored Rice-A-Roni

There have been many occasions when me and my children do not look eye to eye about dinner. I take so much love and effort making something nutritious and yummy for them and all I get is an eyeroll and “I wish there was Mac and Cheese”. It just is so heartbreaking when you have to face a dinner table battle over food choices. Even when I have no qualms whatsoever with mac and cheese. I make it so often , I can do it my eyes closed. I usually prefer making rice for kids meals just because it is easier to make, easier to sneak vegetables into and it is my favorite side to eat. only problem I face is my kids want nothing to do with rice. I was wondering for some time how do I make it to look like and taste like macaroni, then I stumbled upon the idea of Rice -A-Roni and perfect way to make it. with simple ingredients like coconut milk , rice and cheese that we all …

Five Ways to use your Strawberries

It’s strawberry season, and I couldn’t be more excited. Strawberries have such fabulous flavor, but they are also so versatile. They can make a beautiful salad, enhance a dressing, become a fabulous dessert, and so much more. Here are some of my favorite ways to use them. Burrata Strawberries with Balsamic The combination of burrata […] Five Ways to use your Strawberries