Rainbow Jello Oranges

This colorful munching dessert(lets say ;) ), attracts everyone and mostly kids just love it ;)  Very easy to prepare. Summarizing briefly, the procedure i followed :

--> Prepare jello as per the packet instructions and let it be in a bowl.
--> Cut each orange into 2 halves.
--> Scrape out inside part of oranges. (you can make juice from insiders). Now you get the Orange shells.
--> Arrange these empty shells in a tray that can sit in your refrigerator.
--> Now pour jello liquid (prepared in first step) into each of the cut halves.
 --> Refrigerate jello oranges atleast for 5 hours.
--> Take out jello oranges and cut into desirable size.

Rainbow Jello Oranges

Instead of single color, i used different colors (which means different flavours) :
Color                        Jello Flavour
Blue                          Berry Blue
Green                        Lime
Red                           Strawberry
Yellow                      Peach

Tip : Ice-cream scoop can be used to scrape out the insides of oranges.
You can use as many colors as you want.

Vegetable Frittata

Made this as breakfast. It includes lot many healthy options. Easy to prepare, healthy to eat. I won second prize for this recipe as part of Savory Baking Competition held by an online group. I named so since i have used wide range of vegetables along with egg. If you don't like egg, you can use egg replacements (haven't tried it though with egg replacement :) ).
Ingredients :
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 small cucumbet [i used persian cucumber; zuccini can also be used]
2 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms [fresh or dried]
few beans, finely chopped
1/2 carrot thinly sliced
6 bok choy florets  nicely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
8 eggs (i used 6 egg whites and just 2 full eggs)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
small amount of Maggi Hot and Sweet sauce
Vegetable Frittata
Pre-heat oven for 400 degrees F.

Spread butter inside [all around] 8 inch pan.

Place onion, green chillies,cucumber, mushrooms, beans, carrots, bok choy in 8 inch pan. [Arrange one by one as shown in the pics]
Cook the vegetables in oven for 3-5 mins or until they become half crunchy, half baked.
Step-by-step process of vegetable frittata

Now, in a bowl, beat eggs, pour milk, add salt, pepper, hot & sweet sauce, whist altogether until the mixture is little bit fluffy with bubbles.
Pour the mixture on to the vegetables evenly.
Let it cook for 25 to 35 minutes.
For checking, poke with a fork in the middle and see if the fork come out clearly without food sticking to it. That is the right consistency of baking.
Once it is well cooked, take out of oven and let it cool down for couple of minutes, slice it into pieces, and serve it hot with oranges on the side :)   [don't forget to switch off the oven ;) ]

Mango Cheese Cake

I have tried Mango cheese cake. Didn't do good part in garnishing - but the cake came out so delicious. Try it and enjoy.

  • 16 graham cracker squares, crushed (approx. 1 cup of crumbs)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 12 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large ripe mango
For Garnish (optional)
  • 8 thin mango slices
  • 2 strawberries cut into 4 pieces each
  • Few mint leaves

Mango Cheese cake. Well, needs colorful garnishing ;) 

Crust Preparation

      1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

      1. 2. Add graham crackers, sugar and butter to a food processor. Mix well until the mixture looks crumbled; takes approx. 30 seconds.

      1. 3. Place graham cracker mix into a 9” pie plate, spread evenly and press down firmly with a spatula.

      1. 4.
      1. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes, on the medium rack.
    Crust prepared from graham cracker
    1. Prepare mango by peeling and chopping into chunks.
    2. Add cut mango pieces, cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch to the food processor. Mix for 20 seconds, until it is smooth in texture. Do not over mix for too long.
    3. Pour the mixture over the pie crust and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F. The surface should look dry and cooked.
    4. Let the cheesecake cool down and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

    mango pieces, cream cheese, sugar, corn starch - all ready to blend
    yet need to be done. can't wait to taste ;)