Quick and easy Healthy Veggie Sandwich

I love to cook but I also realise how lazy I get when I’ve to cook lunch just for me. I’m excited to cook when I’ve people around, but just for myself, it can get boring. Don’t you agree?

I need something fast, exciting and healthy to keep me motivated to enter the kitchen during these lazy and cozy winter days. So, I walk into the kitchen, open the refrigerator & picked out all the veggies I had . I also had a batch of Homemade Basil Pesto that I had made just 3 days ago and decided – why not a healthy yum Veg Sandwich. And so I put it together and guess what – it turned out super delicious. Voila!! The ingredients used are what most of us have in our pantry and takes no time at all. So why wait? Let’s get started.

Veg sandwich

Ingredients :

  • Peeled and grated carrot – 1/4 cup
  • Peeled and grated bottle guard – 1/4 cup (optional. I had it in my fridge and wanted to make something healthy. So why not? 😉 )
  • Finely chopped onions – 1/4 cup
  • Finely chopped capsicum – 1/4 cup
  • Cheese slices – 2 ( for 2 sandwiches)
  • Oregano – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Pesto – to apply on the bread
  • Brown Bread slices – 4

Method :

  • Take a bowl and mix all veggies and the seasoning.
  • Place cheese slices on 2 bread slices and apply a generous layer of pesto on the other two slices.

Veg sandwich

  • Scoop 1-2 tbsp of the veggie mix and apply in on the bread slices. Cover with the other bread slice.
  • In a pan, add a little butter and place the sandwich.
  • Cook till its brown on both sides.

Veg Sandwich

  • Serve with ketchup or eat it as is.
  • Yay!! Healthy and quick veggie sandwich is ready to be eaten or even packed for lunch.

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Hope you all enjoyed this as much I enjoyed cooking it.

Until next time, Adios 🙂

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Instant Vegetable and Corn Soup

Countless number of times we have sudden guests with no time to switch on the cooker and wait for whistles, or when we are not well enough to get up and cook, but feel like eating something healthy and tasty. Well, this instant soup comes to the rescue!!Instant Vegetable and Corn Soup

Serves: Two

To make the soup gather:

  • 2 tbsp butter / ghee
  • 1 onion
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 carrot
  • 4-5 beans
  • ¼ capsicum
  • ½ cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1 baby corn (optional)

(All the above need to be cut into very small cubes)

  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1-2 glasses water
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Spring leaves (for garnishing, optional)

Let’s quickly start making:

  1. Take the butter in a pan. Once hot, add the grated ginger.
  2. Add onions. Sauté well.
  3. Add the tomatoes. Sauté for a minute or two.
  4. Add the carrot, beans, sweet corn and baby corn. Sauté for two more minutes.
  5. Add the capsicum. Sauté for a minute.
  6. Add water and let it boil for a few minutes.
  7. Add salt, sugar and black pepper as per your taste.
  8. In a bowl, mix the corn flour with a little water well so that no lumps are formed. Add this to the above.
  9. Take a boil. Remove from the burner.
  10. Garnish with spring onion leaves. Serve hot!

You can top the soup with tomato sauce, chilli sauce, soya sauce if required.

If you feel the soup can be a little more thick, then add little more corn flour. However, do not add the corn flour directly into the soup. Mix it in a little water and then add. This will dissolve the corn flour evenly and no lumps will be formed.

Happy cooking 🙂