Summer Recipes


Falooda,Delicious Dessert Beverage

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Falooda is best described as a dessert beverage which is really corn vermicelli. This is a delicious combination of layered Falooda with milk, sweet basil and vanilla ice-cream. I like to serve this with mango. This can be an any-time snack! Falooda is popular with Mumbai road side vendors. This chilled beverage-dessert is the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat.

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Lemonade (Classic / Strawberry)

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Summer is around the corner and I love this time of year! It means more time with my grandkids, a relaxed schedule and of course endless days of sun, pool and pure bliss! I like to serve refreshing Lemonade on these hot summer days. It’s definitely a must-have for fun summer outings like picnics or casual lunches if you are entertaining. Today I am making two different lemonades – traditional classic Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade. It’s the perfect pick-me-up drink!

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Mango Mousse with Raspberry Pearls

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My new recipe is called Mango Mousse with raspberry pearls. This is a delicious, delicate dessert that is sure to be enjoyed by all. Mangoes are my favorite fruit so I like to incorporate them in my various recipes. This was my first time making Raspberry pearls for the garnish. I did this with a special guest, Avani, who is currently a participant on Master Chef Junior! These delicate looking pearls are simply gorgeous on desserts!

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Mango Smoothie

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This recipe for Mango Smoothie is simply delicious, not to mention a perfect summer drink. This is a very easy and quick recipe. Mango smoothie can also make a very refreshing dessert when served in a bowl. Instead of milk or yogurt I used coconut milk and made it vegan friendly.

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Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa salad is a healthy and delicious salad. This bright and colorful salad is also a great summertime recipe. For this particular salad, I made my own homemade dressing with ginger. Ginger gives a refreshing kick to the salad. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and also high in protein.

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Virgin Pina Colada (Mocktail)

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Virgin Pina colada, a non-alcoholic drink. This is very refreshing tropical fruit drink. Pina colada is easy to make, just perfect for hot summer days. Pina colada is made with pineapple and coconut and has a nice and soothing taste.

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Chickpea and Spinach Spread – Hummus

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Chickpea and spinach spread also known as Hummus. This healthy and delicious spread also can be served as dip.

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Cucumber Salad

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This is a fresh and easy cucumber salad recipe, with a creamy dressing and has touch of fennel seeds. This is a refreshing and healthy low cal Salad and looks beautiful.

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Grilled Corn off the Cob (Bhutta/Makai)

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My favorite way to have corn is grilled. However, sometimes grilling corn takes a lot of time, with the set up and preparation. This is an easy and no mess recipe. This is a delicious simple twist on the traditional grilled corn on the cob.

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Cucumber Cooler

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Cucumber cooler with mint makes a very refreshing drink. This has a nice and soothing taste. This drink can be prepared up to a day in advance and it is great for outdoor parties and picnics.

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Aloo Jeera (Potatoes with Cumin Seeds)

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Aloo Jeera is easy yet a delicious side dish. This can compliment any meal. A whole cumin seeds have a slightly nutty flavor. In this recipe cumin seeds are one of the main spices.

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Chilled Melon Soup

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Looking for adding some pizzazz to your summer meal? Try this refreshing Chilled Melon Soup. It is easy to prepare and can be served as a starter or dessert. This is a light and elegant soup, perfect for summer.

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Arugula And Melon Salad

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This is a beautiful looking salad which is a harmonious combination of arugula and melon. Arugula is a peppery flavor leaf while melon is juicy and sweet. Mix the two with yogurt dressing and this combination creates a very refreshing salad for summer days and can be served as healthy snack.

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Strawberry – Orange Popsicle

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Summer is the best time for frozen treats and there is nothing better than ice cold Popsicle. These Popsicles are made with fresh fruits. This is a kid’s friendly recipe. This recipe is for two different fruit flavored Popsicles, orange and strawberry.

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Garden Fresh Tapas

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This is a mildly spiced, refreshing and healthy appetizer. Tomatoes and cucumbers are filled with sprouted moong or flavored cream cheese. It makes an amazingly colorful finger food that is easy to prepare and tastes incredible.

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