Grilled Baby Corn
High on Taste Low on Calories
Here is another of my easy cooking ideas for singles. I know it is a recipe post but I would like to share a few pointers on life too as our diet is almost always connected to our physical and spiritual well-being.
Think positively….What you feel you become,
What you feel you attract,
What you imagine you create is what I think!
Exercise Daily ..Exercise to be fit, not ‘skinny’ Eat to nourish your body. I swear by Yoga and Pranayama!
Eat Healthy…Yes I am eating healthy and NO I am not on a diet
Work Hard…I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Stay Strong..Step into my shoes and walk the life I am living, and if you get as far as I am, maybe you will just get to see how strong I am!
Worry Less….Que sera sera…..whatever will be will be!
Dance More…You don’t stop dancing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop dancing!
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Be Happy..I am happy with what I have while I keep working on what I want!
I worked very hard to change my lifestyle once I had to live alone. I eat at home most of the time as I do not like dining out alone or take-aways. I want to be able to have a healthy body (two spine surgeries). Even though I’m not even close to being satisfied, every day I push myself more to reach my goal. I know I need patience and dedication to finally get there. I am currently learning the physiological value our foods have. Treating food as the fuel that makes your body run will motivate you to make smarter and healthier choices. It’s truly amazing how we poison our bodies for immediate mental gratification without contemplating the long-term effects of what we allow to pass our lips will have on our bodies!! Most diseases can be linked to the junk we eat & drink!
Cooking for me has been a boon in a way. I steer clear of heavy oily, spicy cooking and eat more of salads, veggies, soups and roasted corn or peanuts and even homemade Pani Puri. Anything that cooks fast and easy-peasy recipes land on my plate. The other day while grocery shopping at the supermarket, I chanced upon packets of baby corn.Another lady was piling up her basket with them and I was thinking, there goes some fried snacks for the family. I moved ahead as I did not intend to buy baby corn, deep fry them and consume all those extra calories.
But then my mouth started drooling and I gave in to my craving and bought a packet of baby corn. It lay in the fridge as I kept avoiding, eating fried food in this sweltering weather. Last night there was nothing else to have for dinner and I took out the baby corn and went ahead to concoct my own recipe of grilled schezwan baby corn; it was awesome!
So here goes my recipe for really hot and spicy Grilled baby corn
200 gms baby corn
1 onion diced finely
10 cloves garlic crushed
Cabbage diced finely
2 green chillies
1 bunch spring onion
4 tbsp schezwan sauce
Mixed herbs( oregano, basil, thyme)
2 tsp olive oil
Few drops of Vinegar
Salt to taste.
Chop the baby corns into two or three pieces, wash and blanch them. In a bowl marinade the baby corn with half the crushed garlic, vinegar, mixed herbs, chilli flakes and salt to taste.
Preheat the oven for 5 minutes. Line the grilling tray with foil and place the corn on it. Drizzle one tsp olive oil on the marinated corn and bake in the oven for ten minutes.
Toss the chopped cabbage in the same bowl that you marinated the corn.
Meanwhile in a pan, heat the remaining olive oil, add the crushed garlic and minced onion and sauté lightly adding the herbs and chilli flakes and 2 tbsp of schezwan sauce. Add the grilled baby corn and toss well. Add spring onions (I didn’t have any)
Take a serving plate, pile the baby corn and place the cabbage on one side. Dig in!
Isn’t this a really yummy and easy cooking idea for singles or for a huge family for that matter?