These are my entries for this month's AFAM - Strawberry and Pooja's Valentine's day special.Pooja had asked share your valentine experience with the recipes you are posting.While posting this recipe i didn't have enough time to write about and totally forgot about it until Asha reminded me.
So sharing a few milestones of my journey with my H .His name is Subbarayalu and he is the most loving and fun to be with and will always choose him to be the better half if i get a chance to choose every time.Though ours is the arranged marriage, we got a whole year before marriage to experience love from both end of the world.He was working here in US and i was working in India.Poor guys tells me , he lost a fortune on telephone bills.I take each day as it comes while he thinks ahead like for 10 years.Perfect match isn't it?.I still behave like a out of control teenager while he acts for his own age..i mean like an adult :D.This is just a start, the list goes on.But all these differences make the life fun right?.We have our own differences and interests and during the course of these years of marriage learned to respect those.I feel secured and can do whatever i want whenever he is around and feel that he will always rescue me from any trouble i am in.It's been almost five years since we shared our lives and i surely think the most fun is yet to come.
Strawberry Ginger Lassi
Strawberry flavoured drinkable yogurt(non fat) - 1 (8 oz)
Sugar - 1-2 tbsp
Vanilla essence - 1tsp (optional)
Ginger - 1tsp (grated)
Ice cubes - as needed
In a blender , mix yogurt,vanilla,sugar,ginger and ice cubes and blend very well till it foams up.Serve it chilled and garnish with fresh strawberry.
Tips : You can substitute strawberry yogurt with fresh strawberry and plain non fat yogurt.
Double layered Fruit Sandwich
Ingredients (for one sandwich)
Filo dough - 6 sheets
Cantaloupe - as needed (sliced into medium sized pieces)
Strawberry - as needed ( sliced)
Whipped cream - as needed ( i used cool whip,lite)
Olive oil/butter - as needed
Thaw filo dough as per package instructions.Take one sheet and place securely on a parchment paper lined baking plate.Brush olive oil on the sheet and place another sheet on top of it.Like this, layer 6 sheets on top of each one.Now divide this in to three equal pieces.Fold carefully into small sized squares.Bake this until golden brown.Let it cool down.Now spread whipping cream on the base square, and then add fruits.Like this add another layer and top it with another filo square and some fresh sliced strawberries.
Recipe source , got it from filo dough package cover.
Cantaloupe - sliced
Strawberry - sliced
Tooth picks - as needed
Whipping cream - for garnish
Spear sliced strawberries and cantaloupe onto toothpick by making a sandwich.Drizzle chocolate syrup all over the fruit skewers.Garnish with a dollop of whipping cream.
Chocolate dipped strawberries
Semi sweet chocolate chips - 1/4cup
White chocolate chips - 2tbsp
Fresh strawberries - as needed
Melt both the chocolate separately by placing them in microwave for about a min.Stir the chocolate nicely and make sure no lumps are there.Dip strawberries in the melted semi sweet chocolate and place them in a parchment paper.Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle it all over the strawberries.Keep them side till they are dry and set.
Recipe source for Choc.dipped strawberries : Food network