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Stuffed Sweet Peppers..A delicious Appetizer

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Hello everyone. Its that time of the month where I do my monthly column for the B’khush Magazine. It is an online magazine, catering to the South Asian population around the world. They write about varied topics ranging from fitness, beauty, parenting, DIY projects, recipes etc. Do check out their website – B’Khush – Upload Thoughts, Download Happiness.

My column in the magazine is called “Healthy Bites“. Through this column, I like to share such recipes that provide the nutrition, taste great and most of all you can enjoy them guilt free. Follow me here to make some easy and healthy dishes that you wouldn’t feel guilty about when you take that second serving.

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Today I am bringing another healthy appetizer for you, just skip the cheese if you like, it will still be as delicious. These stuffed sweet peppers look very pretty and is sure to please all your guests.

Let’s hop on to the B’Khush Women website to get the recipe – here.

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Thank You for stopping by. Do let me know if you try it out.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 


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Black Bean Salad Recipe..My favorite summer salad

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Summer is at its peak in our part of the world and we are making the most of it. Summer also means outings, picnics and potlucks. This black bean salad that I am sharing with you today is my favorite summer salad. The best part about this salad is that you can pre-make it (How awesome is that..!!), serve it at room temperature and is light and healthy. Perfect for the summer days when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. 😀

So get your picnic basket ready and enjoy this light summer treat. Its good with chips, or make it a meal by wrapping it in some tortillas or top it on a toast. So delicious 😛

Here is how I make this yummy and healthy salad

Ingredients:

Black beans – 2 cans, 15 oz, drained and well rinsed (You can also pressure cook your choice of beans and use in the recipe)

Red Bell pepper – 1 medium, finely chopped

English Cucumber – 1 medium, finely chopped (If using regular cucumber make sure to deseed it)

Frozen corn kennels – 1 cup, microwave them for a minute

Red onion – 1 small, finely chopped

Chopped Cilantro – 1/2 cup

Garlic – 2 cloves, minced

Olive Oil – 1/2 cup

Lime Juice – 1/4 cup

Pepper – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Rinse the black beans really well and mix all the other veggies – bell pepper, cucumber, corn, onion and cilantro. Keep aside.
  2. To make the dressing – mix together the olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Finally mix the beans, veggies and the dressing in a bowl and keep it covered in a refrigerator for at least 2 – 4 hours.
  4. Adjust the seasonings as per your preference.
  5. Serve it with your favorite chips or enjoy as it is.

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I hope you liked this easy and delicious summer salad.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂