No Bake Energy Bites

Some mornings, you need something to just grab and go. I made these last night and left them in the fridge because I knew I probably wouldn’t get time in the morning. These are made with oatmeal, toasted coconut, chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, flax seeds and almonds. #energybites #snacks #foodphotography #foodblogger #foodie #sweets #breakfast #instagood #instafood

Here’s the recipe:

No Bake Energy Bites
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Ingredients
  1. Oatmeal, 1 cup of raw steel cut oats (don't use flavoured oats)
  2. Toasted coconut, half a cup (preferably unsweetened)
  3. Chocolate chips, half a cup
  4. Peanut butter, 2/3 a cup
  5. Honey, half-2/3 a cup
  6. Flax seeds, ground to a powder, quarter cup
  7. Almonds, crushed finely or powdered, quarter cup (I used powdered)
  8. Vanilla extract - 3 tablespoons
Instructions
  1. Mix all the above and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. The consistency should be that it mixes well and can hold, if needed, you can add more peanut butter to help the hold.
  3. Make little round balls with the mix.
  4. Sprinkle some more toasted coconut flakes on them.
  5. Put it in the fridge for at least 15-20 minutes before serving. (After you can just keep it in the ridge and take them out when you're ready to eat them).
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Chilli Sweet Potato Fries

Side Dishes, Snack | October 5, 2016 | By

If you’re looking for a savoury snack, something to watch while you watch TV, then I’d recommend these chilli sweet potato fries. It’s kind of like the Maravalli Kilangu Chips (Cassava Chips). It’s very quick, simple and if your have a mini-convention oven very hassle free. 

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Chilli Sweet Potato Chips
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Ingredients
  1. Sweet potato - 1, sliced very thinly (I used a medium sized one)
  2. Jaffna curry powder - quarter tablespoon
  3. Chilli powder - half a tablespoon
  4. Salt - to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the sweet potato into thin slices.
  2. Boil until the fries are half-3/4 cooked.
  3. Line a tray with the sweet potato fries and sprinkle chilli powder, salt and Jaffna curry powder to the slices and let it sit for 5 minutes. I used the measurements I like, but you can add less or more depending how many sweet potatoes and the size of your sweet potato.
  4. Let it broil in the oven (I used a mini oven) for 3-4 minutes on each side. Make sure you check to prevent burning as the temperatures can vary from oven to oven, and would probably take less time in an oven versus a mini-oven.
  5. Add some more salt (and chilli powder if needed) mix the chips in a bowl.
  6. Enjoy with your favourite TV show or game.
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Maravalli Kilangu Chips (Cassava Chips)

Maravalli Kilangu Chips (Cassava Chips) are one of my favourite snacks.

The thing about food is that it has the power to evoke so many memories. When you have the perfect taste, it can transport you to another time, place. This is one of those recipes. My Periyamma from Norway makes the best maravalli kilangu chips. When she use to visit us in Canada, I would always ask her to make some and bring it, and also get her to make a big tin full for after she leaves. I think of her whenever I have homemade maravalli kilangu chips. It almost feels like she’s nearby even though she’s in Norway. This is the warmth and comfort that food brings – great memories of our loved ones. 

These chips are very easy to make – the most important part of these is really preparing them, and cutting the maravalli kilangu into really thin wafers. If you cut it too thick, then it won’t be crispy.

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Maravalli Kilangu Chips (Cassava Chips)
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Ingredients
  1. Maravalli kilangu - 1, sliced very thinly
  2. Jaffna curry powder - quarter tablespoon
  3. Chili powder - 1-2 tablespoons
  4. Curry leaves - 3 sprigs
  5. Dry red chillies - 5
  6. Salt - to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the maravalli kilangu into thin round slices. Pat dry and remove any excess water. This will help prevent sputtering when you are frying.
  2. Add the chilli powder, salt and Jaffna curry powder to the slices and let it marinate for half an hour to one hour.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and wait to the oil to get hot. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated slices, a few curry leaves and dry chillies and fry throughly until it becomes crispy. I had one medium sized maravalli kilangu and fried it in 2 batches to ensure everything was cooked through. Your cooking time will really depend on how thick or thin you cut the slices.
  4. Once the chips are fried and crisp, set aside on top of some paper towels so the oil gets absorbed.
  5. Fry the remaining dry red chilies and curry leaves in the remaining oil for garnish.
  6. Place the chips on a oven-friendly tray and let it broil on low heat for one minute. This is optional, but I find this really enhances the crispiness.
  7. Add some more salt (and chilli powder if needed) mix the chips in a bowl and store in an air-tight container.
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Spicy Corn on the Cob

Ready for the #CanadaDay long weekend #spicycorn #eelamflavour #spices #lemon #paprika#grilling #bbq #spicy #heat

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Spicy Corn on the Cob
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Ingredients
  1. Chili powder
  2. Paprika
  3. Lemon
  4. Salt
Instructions
  1. Grill corn.
  2. Mix half a tablespoon of dry chilli powder, half a tablespoon of paprika with salt to taste.
  3. Slice half a lemon and dip the lemon to the chilli powder and salt powder and spread over your grilled corn.
  4. If you find it too spicy, add less chilli powder, or add some yogurt to the powder.
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Cardamon Tea

The best way to start any morning is with a cup of tea.  Cardamom tea helps aid digestion and remove toxins in the body. It’s very easy to make.

Cardamon Tea
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Milk 1 Cup
  2. Cardamon Pods
  3. Crushed Ginger
  4. Boiled Water
  5. Tea Bag
Instructions
  1. Boil 1 cup of milk in a pot on low heat.
  2. Add 5-6 crushed cardamon pods and crushed ginger to a tiny bit of boiled water. Keep aside.
  3. Add 2 tea bags to a tiny bit of boiling water to bring out the flavour, and add this to the milk pot with another 5-6 cardamon pods.
  4. Increase heat to the milk until it boils. Once the milk starts to boil over, remove it from the stove and mix the other cardamon pods and crushed ginger. Mix well by pouring it back and fourth between two silver jugs.
  5. Strain the liquid and serve. You can add a piece of ginger from the strained liquid back to the eta if you prefer. Enjoy.
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