Friday, March 27, 2009

Entry for Click n Kids favorites with Dates and Almonds

Let me start with my entry for Click, an event that makes me put in some effort to take nice photographs :D
I love this simple wooden salad bowl and thought of taking a pic with it. You can find the cabbage salad recipe here.

Next comes a healthy sweet treat for the kids. Actually i ate most of it while preparing it and that's another story :-)

Dates and Almond Sweet
Ingredients :
Dates - 10
Almonds - 1/2 cup
Milk - just enough to soak the dates and almonds
Marie biscuits - 7 (If you don't find Marie, you can substitue with Nila wafers)


Method :
Dry grind the marie biscuits first. Soak the dates and almonds for an hour. Grind them (with milk) into a paste. Add the biscuit powder and mix well. Roll them into small balls and refrigerate for 2 hours (if you have any left by the time you are done making it:-)). I had only 6 biscuits, so they kinda look little sticky. There was no compromise in the taste though.
Note : I needed more than 6 biscuits for this as the consistency of the dates almond paste was little loose. While adding the biscuit powder, pls. add little by little till you get a pliable dough.
Dates and Almonds Milkshake
Another almond recipe - with one less ingredient from the above. This is a healthy drink with no sugar added. Tastes sweet and delicious.
Ingredients :
Pitted Dates : 8 - 10
Blanched Almonds : 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 cups


Method :
Soak dates and almonds in milk (enough to cover them), for 1 hour. Blend it into a smooth paste in a blender. Add the rest of milk and stir it. Add honey if required. Add some chopped almonds and saffron (optional) and enjoy the milkshake. If you want it to be sweeter, you can add some honey or increase the dates.

I am sending both Almonds and dates sweet and almonds and dates milkshake to
1. JZ's Let's go nuts with Almonds
2. PJ's Tasty bytes for toddlers

29 comments:

Arch said...

Hi, the date and almond sweets should work for my son...he seems to like dates, but will not eat it - will try both these...great idea for kids

jeyashrisuresh said...

very healthy dishes vidhya and perfect for event part.

Priya Sriram said...

Healthy n tasty dishes!
Wonderful click vibaas! :)

Vibaas said...

Thx Arch, Jeyashri and Priya.

Cham said...

Lovely click! And definetly healthy food for kids

Pooja said...

Healthy and tasty dishes..kids will love them for sure..Nice pics vibaas...

Priya said...

Lovely click, definitely healthy dishes, love the glass of dates n almonds shake..

Rachel said...

The click is definitely refreshing

Ann said...

Perfect for sucha an event vibas...can imagine the taste and yes,sure to be a hit here too.Thanks

Vibaas said...

thanks friends for your encouraging comments.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Everything looks very delicious Vibaas. Lovely pictures, I like the dates and almonds sweets with biscuits, quick and easy :)

Lavanya said...

nice clicks vibaas..too good.
Coming to dishes..they are very healthy n perfect for the event!!

Maya said...

That's a yummy bite and nice recipe using the nuts and biscuits..Will try it, my son may like it!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that bowl looks very pretty..i like it too. dates and nuts sweet is too good that i shud defntly try. when i go to indian stores, i am going to buy marie biscuit. i have also posted dates and nuts shake long back :) it is very very tasty.

Maya said...

Nice CLick too, loved the flower shapes of the carrots..

Vibaas said...

Thanks gals.

Mahi will check out your milkshake too. I actually want to try your dates and nuts rolls..will try soon.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

bowl looks pretty! wonderful dish for kids

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Wow! love the almond and dates sweet! new to me.. easy to make too! sure kids would love this..gotta try for sure..

Ashwini said...

Pretty looking salad..Love those date sweet. Will definitely try it..Looks yumm

Suparna said...

Hi vibaas,
lovely healthy recipes. Kids will enjoy it throughly! nice click too!
Tc

A_and_N said...

I TOTALLY agree with the the opening statement of this post. And as far as us eating stuff meant for kids goes....hey, we all have that child in us, no matter how old we are ;)

Madhumathi said...

What a b'ful click..i love the wooden bowl :) Dates n Almond sweet looks yummy!

Keerthana said...

That bowl looks pretty..i loved it too:)nice entry for the event.
i liked the milk shake very much..easy and healthy drink..

today is my hubby's b'day.planning to cook, cook and cook:)

Varunavi said...

Nice sweet.I make cake with marie biscuits,this is new to me.Looks delicious.

Sunshinemom said...

Wooden bowl there reminds me of the ones I lost while shifting:(. Pictures look very pretty and I love this template.

bee said...

thanks for your entry, dear vidya. i love the date and almond treats.

Vibaas said...

Thanks all.

Harini, glad u like the new look of my blog :)

Thx Bee :)

Rajee said...

Love Dates and Almond Sweet. So cute bowl for the click event theme as wood.

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely click n bowl Vidhya..I have a Birch wood bowl like this of a lighter shade..:)..Loved those carrot flowers..:)
The sweet is yum..I know one similar recipe with oat meal insted of biscuits..but ofcourse kids would love biscuits better..:)

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