I think in this season of eating...there is an overwhelming sense of guilt..esp. when you go hogging at the cookies and pies and what not... placed very
lovingly ?? (i don't think) at strategic points in the office.... I mean you cannot escape the food no matter how you try...unless you have self-restraint...which i sadly lack.
I usually try to balance a day of over-indulgence with a yummy soup or salad..so that i do not feel deprived... So here is my recipe for a quick and yummy salad..please feel free to adding and take out what you like...
Steamed Corn - 1 cup
Raw Mango - 1/2 cup (diced)(It was not too sour...but i was happy when i saw it ;)
Carrots -1/2 cup (diced)
Cucumber - 1/2 cup (diced)
Onions - 1/2 cup (diced)
Black Beans - 1/2 cup (drained)
Dried Cherries - 1/2 cup (you can use any dried fruit)
Chat Powder - 1 tsp.
Lemon Juice - from one lemon
Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Cilantro - 2 tbls (chopped)
1.Boil the corn in minimum water for a couple of minutes without salt. If you are using frozen corn...do not add any water..let it just cook in the little
ice-crystals they carry...
2.Mix all the above together except the lemon and let it marinate for 10 mts in the fridge.
3.Before eating, squeeze the lemon juice.
Do not let this marinate for too long..or it will get soggy.
Try to use veggies that do not give out too much water.
Try cutting all the veggies the same size if possible..
I tried to minimize the salt by just using the chat-powder and not adding more salt..as chat powder is pretty salty.
This is off to the powerless cooking event hosted by easy crafts who blogs at
an easy cooking blog.