Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Apples are Really Good For You! Eating fresh apples is always good for you, but to get the full nutritional benefits associated with eating apples you should eat at least one fresh apple every day.
I was sent some fresh Granny Smith apples by the SCS Group and Washington Apple Commission for me to taste and make something. What can be more refreshing than a salad. This is how I like my everyday salad.
Fresh Granny Smith Apples-2
handful of walnuts (slightly toasted)
Romaine Lettuce- 1 cup
handful of Mint leaves
Italian seasoning-1/2 tsp
lemon juice- 1/2 tsp
olive oil- 1tsp
any cheese (optional) - 1 tbsp for sour taste
Wash and dry the apples, lettuce and mint leaves. chop them roughly into bite size and toss them in a bowl. Add toasted walnuts, Italian seasoning, olive oil, lemon juice and mix. I do not add salt.
Granny Smith apples are green, extremely tart, crisp, juicy and versatile. They are popular for making Pies.
Apples have lots of health benefits like cancer prevention, healthy lungs, heart disease and stroke prevention and weight loss!
For more information visit bestapples.com
Posted by Sharmi at 8:52 AM
Monday, June 23, 2014
Eat, Drink, Dance, Repeat is the concept of Cafe Infinito, a Mediterranean restaurant where I had been last week.
I was impressed by the simple elegant decor and seating arrangements. There was a small bar and a live pizza counter.
Their Vegetarian Pizzas have signature smoked cherry tomato sauce & house salad
Greek pizza‐ crumbled feta, pitted olives, red onions, sun dried tomatoes & torn basil,
Garniture pizza ‐ seasoned potatoes , fresh thyme, sizzling brie & sour cream,
Margarita pizza ‐ mozzarella, plum tomato sauce with torn basil,
Been to Mexico pizza ‐ salsa , re fried beans, jalapeno, cilantro & sun dried tomato (this was served to us) are some of their specialty.
Oven cooked spinach & ricotta cannelloni with pine nuts was nice and creamy.
We were so full but could not resist the desserts even veg options!
All were reasonably priced and it is a nice place for a simple weekend brunch with family or friends!
Posted by Sharmi at 11:07 AM
Monday, June 16, 2014
ROYCE’ was founded in 1983 in Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island.
ROYCE' chocolate is made in a truly special place surrounded by the beauty and contrasts of
Chef Jolly, Director, F&B started with an introduction to the chocolate tasting session.
These are a range of NAMA CHOCOLATE-Velvety smooth chocolate that will melt in your mouth
Ghana Bitter-A liquor-free bitter Nama (means Pure) Chocolate with an excellent acid-bitter combination. This was true chocolate indulgence! Egg free, smooth and creamy, these come with a thermal bag to help retain the delicate texture during the journey from the store to your refrigerator. They are similar to truffles and have to be refrigerated. it has a limited shelf life. When I heard the name Nama I said " Nama chocolates in Namma bengaluru"!
CRIOLLO CHOCOLATE Sweet-Moderately sweet chocolate with the delicate flavor of the rare Criollo cacao bean.
PURE CHOCOLATE-The beautiful facade and shape of the Pure Chocolate was designed to enhance both the texture and the shape. This chocolate is available in six varieties, ranging in cacao percentages. Each box contains a set of two varieties - 20 pieces of each - a total of 40 individually
POTATOCHIP CHOCOLATE-The eye-opening combination of salty potato chips coated with chocolate. This was the first time I was tasting a combination of potato chips dunked in chocolate!
BATON COOKIES-Coconut Golden-baked coconut cookies coated with chocolate on one side.
BATON COOKIES-Hazel Cacao Finely crushed cacao nibs blended into a cocoa. These are made of eggs so could not taste them!
We were served with canapes and water in between so as to differentiate between the taste of chocolate.
On the whole I carried my sweet tooth with me :)
The Price ranges from 500 to 1000 and upward. Currently being retailed out of their outlets in Mumbai at JWM Mumbai and Palladium Mall, this range will be launched at JWM, Bengaluru on the 20th of this month.
Posted by Sharmi at 10:16 PM