Guacamole Tartines

You don’t get avocado in India so I brought one to my mother-in-law since she liked it a lot when she came to visit last March.

One morning I decided to make Guacamole tartines for breakfast.

1 Avocado

2 tomatoes (if small)

I also added 2 sun-dried tomatoes as my mother-in-law aslo really likes them and I had brought a small box ūüôā

1 lime

Bread for the tartines – Ideally whole weat bread or similar. I used white bread as it was the only one available.

If you have 2 avocados, just multiply the quantities of other ingredients by 2 as well to keep the balance.

Cut in small pieces the tomatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mash the avocado with a fork and add the tomatoes and the lime juice.

Add salt to your convenience.

Toast the bread and spread the guacamole paste on it.

Here is how it looked like before eating ūüôā

Meanwhile my mother-in-law was making sandwiches. I took the opportunity to take pictures to make you discover.

It contains tomatoes and cucumber and probably some sauce although I am not sure exactly what it is.

They don’t really have a name and they call it 3 ingredients sandwiches as it has tomatoes and cucumber in it. Because of the colors, I decided to call it “Indian flag Sandwiches” :)))

 

 

 

 

It is very fresh and was really good to eat on a hot day in India (it went up to 110F..).

 

More to come on other Indian delicious food that I had over there!

India

That’s it tomorrow is the day! I will be flying to India!

I will probably not be able to post any new recipe but will learn some more with my mother-in-law and I will have the pleasure to cook once back home.

Also we should be moving to another apartment at the end of the month with a bigger kitchen and a dish washer (very excited as washing dishes is not my favorite activity :)))

I will definitively be back with lots of different smells, spices and colors in my head – to create, test and share!

Mango Avocado & Chicken Salad

Here is my first recipe to share with you!

This is a recipe I created by mixing different recipes that I found online.

For 2 people:

Р1 mango (2 if they are smalls)

– 1 avocado

Р1 boneless skinless chicken breast (about 8 pounds)

In a bowl, mix together 2 big spoons of Soy Sauce, 1 lemon juice and ginger. Let it stay in the bowl while you prepare the rest.

Cut the mango & avocado in thin slices or in small cubes, depending on your preference.

Try to have everything in thin slices, it looks more refined if you want to impress your guests!

Cut the chicken breast in small pieces or thin slices and cook it in a pan with some olive oil.

A few minutes are enough, you can make it roasted but make sure it stays tender.

Once the chicken is ready, mix it with the mango and avocado in the bowl with the sauce.

No need to add salt as the soy sauce is already very salted.

To be served right away while it is warm!

My husband was surprised by this dish when he saw me cooking, but then when he started eating, he just loved it!

Paneer

Some of you are probably not very familiar with Paneer.

It is one of my favorite Indian food, I just LOVE it!

Paneer is curd cheese, made by curding heated mils with lemon juice, vinegar or any other food acids.

Here is a picture of it raw.

I don’t know how to make Paneer as I have just learned basic Indian cooking so far. I honestly don’t know if I will ever know how to make it and ever do it my self ūüôā

You can cook with Paneer various dishes. My favorite is Saag Paneer or Palak Paneer: with spinach. It is delicious and vegetarian.

To enjoy with a delicious Roti or Naan warm from the oven!

Little Zucchini

This surname¬†followed me since I started school, and I believe it was the same for my sister and my brother although I would need to check with them…

My maiden Name in French is very similar to the French word Zucchini “courgette”¬†and kids/people started calling me Zucchini from time to time as a joke.

It stayed especially because a lot of my recipes are including¬†Zucchinis. I didnt like them when I was younger but that said, I didn’t like a lot of things before. Thank god, I got to discover and appreciate a lot more!

I always use green zucchinis and should look into the other existing varieties. I cook quiches, ratatouille, indian dishes & pasta extremely often with zucchinis and I love it!

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