Batido (Tropical Mango & Passionfruit Smoothie)

BM# 77: Week 2/ Day 1 Theme: Explore Latin American Cuisine Dish: Batido (Tropical Mango & Passionfruit Smoothie) My theme for this week’s blogging marathon is ‘Explore Latin American Cuisine’. Latin America broadly refers to all of the Americas south of the United States. In one sense it refers to territories in the Americas where Spanish or…

Tropical Smoothie with Hemp Seeds

A tropical fruit smoothie with the goodness of hemp seeds. Hemp seeds provide an ideal ratio (~ 3:1) of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. Their anti-inflammatory effect helps fend off a number of conditions including diabetes, certain cancers, and autoimmune and heart diseases. Hemp protein is also one of the most complete sources of protein that has all 9 essential amino acids — important building blocks of protein and muscle.

Strawberry Mango Salad with Balsamic Dressing

For this month’s International Food Challenge, we are going to explore the Bordeaux cuisine from France. Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in southwest France. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century. Bordeaux is also an upscale place- a city for luxury shopping, drinking, and eating. It sits in the center of the world famous wine region that bears its name and thus tourists come here come to eat, drink, experience wine, and be merry. Saraswathi, our host, gave us…

Mango Nog (Alcohol free – Kid Friendly recipe)

Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 2/ Day 1 Theme: Kid’s Delight — Holiday Specials Dish: Mango Nog My theme for this week’s blogging marathon is ‘Kid Friendly Holiday specials’. This is for Valli’s Kid’s Delight event being hosted this month by lovely Sandhya. For the first day, I have an alcohol free, kid friendly version of a holiday special drink, Eggnog.