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Banana protein smoothie : all natural goodness

Hi guys

Kick-started my weekend with this delicious banana smoothie which high on protein, very filling and you don’t need any extra protein shakes for it.

Banana protein smoothie with dry fruits

Serves : 1

What you’ll need :
One full banana
Walnuts :3/4
Figs :4/5
Milk
Honey

Steps to follow

1. Blend in banana and milk till it completely blended in

2. Add crushed walnut and figs and blend again.

That simple and you’re done.

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Hope you enjoy this simple yet amazing breakfast.

Much love ❤The Carnelian Cloak

Pepper Chicken Drumsticks : Quick and Healthy Microwave recipe

Hey guys

So this week’s dietary needs will be fulfilled with lots of vegetables and protein. Keeping with that I needed a simple and easy to make chicken recipe. This is for all those who are short on time and need a quick fix for healthy eating. Plus minimal effort. Lazy girl’s perfect diet plan.

So here is my Pepper Chicken Drumsticks recipe.

Serves – 1
Time for preparation – 15mins
Marination time – 2/3 hours

What you need
Chicken drumsticks
Black pepper -powder or crushed
Olive oil
Salt
Parsley – dried
Capsicums
Onion

Steps to follow

1. We start with taking the chicken drumsticks, cleaning them and then making long slits along the head for each.

2. For marination use olive oil with lots of pepper and salt. Mix well with hand and make sure to fill the slits. Enough olive oil to cover each drumstick.

Leave aside for 2 hours for the flavour to sink in.

3. Once done with marination, place drumstick along with chopped onions and capsicums in a microwave safe bowl.

4. I used my microwave for 8 mins on auto roast setting, depending on your oven set the temperature and cook till chicken is tender.

And here is how it turned out

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Easy to make. Quick. Healthy.
What else could you ask for?

Leave comments below and let me know how this turns out for you folks. Love to hear from you.

Much love❤ The Carnelian Cloak

Happy New Year 2016 : Starting the year with a Chocolate Oreo Cake

Hello to all my beautiful readers!!

First off here’s wishing you wonderful people a very Happy New Year. I hope each and every one of you has a great year ahead.

I want to thank you all for being a part of this blog and all the love I’ve gotten in 2015. I really hope to make 2016 bigger and better.

So the first Weekend of the new year has just wizzed past us, and although we’ve all made our “Get Fitter” resolutions, I indulged in this new recipe.

Have a look and maybe earmark it for a cheat day.

Chocolate coffee Oreo cake

Servings : 6

Time to prepare : 15-20 mins

What you will need :
Baking powder
All purpose flour
Sugar
Vegetable oil
Two eggs
Cocoa powder
Drinking chocolate
Coffee
A few Oreo cookies
Vanilla essence

For the crust:
Unsweetened butter
Around 10 Oreo cookies

Steps to follow

1. We start by mixing the dry ingredients. So in a bowl mix half a cup flour, two tablespoons each of drinking chocolate, cocoa and sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder.

2. Add two eggs and three table spoons of vegetable oil. Add a few drops of vanilla essence. Mix well to make a smooth batter.

3. Crush two/three Oreo cookies into chunks and add into the batter.

For the crust

1. Crush oreos into chunks and put then in a blender.

2. Add with this two spoons of melter unsweetened butter.

3. Blend till its a crunchy powder.

Preparing the dish

1. Brush the dish with butter on the bottom and all sides.

2. Empty the blended Oreo crust and press into the sides and bottom evenly and firmly.

3. Pour in the cake mix.

4. Now, just let it bake.
I use my microwave at 720° for 2 mins. Adjust your oven as per the requirements.

Once out of the oven, let it cool and then refrigerate it for 30 mins.

Here is the before shot
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And post baking :

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Now all that’s left to do is gorge!!

Hope you enjoyed the recipe. I’d love to hear any feedback or all about your experiments in the kitchen.
Write to me @thecarneliancloak@gmail.com

Much love ❤ The CC

Rosemary Chicken with mushrooms and potato salad

Hey folks!!

As you know, no weekend of mine is ever complete without me indulging in one of my crazy kitchen experiments.

This week I’ve cooked a rosemary chicken along with a mushroom and pea soy sauté and a potato Greek salad.

Rosemary Chicken with mushrooms and potato salad

Serves : 1/2

Time to prepare : 30 mins

What you will need
Chicken legs or breast
Rosemary
Thyme
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Mushrooms
Frozen peas
Potatoes
Yogurt
Thousand island dressing
Salt and Pepper

Steps to follow

1. We start by marinating the chicken in a mixture made of lemon juice from one lemon, two spoons olive oil, salt and rosemary. You can add a pinch of thyme if need be. Let it sit for 3 hours.

2. Greek Potato Salad : start by boiling one/two potatoes. Cool them off, peel and then mash into fine pulp. Add Greek yogurt and half a spoon of thousand island dressing, salt and a pinch of oregano. Mix well. And set aside.

3. Sautéed Mushroom and Peas : we start with chopping mushrooms in fine slices and sautéing with peas on a low flame. When the mushrooms start to brown, add a teaspoon of soy sauce and toss well. Set this aside as well.

4. Rosemary Chicken : Now for the start of the show, heat a shallow pan on low flame. Add the marinated chicken and cook on low flame for a good 20 mins, all the while turning it around to make sure every side is well cooked. Once done, sprinkle pepper from top.

Now serve the three together, and voilà! Beautiful food right there.

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Well its not as healthy as I’d like honestly, with the potatoes, but Greek yogurt helps keep it healthy and it is after all a weekend. And its my binge day.

Bon appetite

!!

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

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