Saturday, July 25, 2009

Indothai Whole Wheat Noodles & A Creative Blogger Award

Know What You Eat : Super Easy but Nutritious recipe.

Water Chestnuts: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Baby Corn is a good source of folate and vitamin B.
Broccoli & Spinach: Low calorie, anti-cancer, high iron & tocopherol food.
Whole Wheat Spaghetti, each 2 oz. serving packs a whopping 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein! Initially, I would always wanted pasta, noodles in the traditional variety and taste... Of course the nutritional value means nothing to me if it’s not something I enjoy eating...well I try to make it more intersting taking it as a challenge for my taste buds..Try it, absolutely mouthwatering. Plus its high in selenium, dietary fiber, low in sodium.

Notes: The spaghetti was fairly dry with this amount of butter / olive oil but the taste was very good. If you can stand the calories, by all means add more !


1/2 box of Heartland Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti
1 C Spinach, Chopped
1/2 C Brocolli, Chopped
1 C Cabbage, Shredded
1/2 C Sprouts
1/2 or 2/12Ounce C Water Chestnuts, Chopped
1/4th Cup Baby Corn, ( I did not used )
3 Tbsp of Roated Peanuts, Coarsely grinded
2-3 pinches of Black Pepper powder
1 tsp of Soya Sauce
1 tsp of Lemon juice
1 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped
1/2 tsp of red-chilli flakes / sauce ( add if you desired more spicy )
1 Tbsp of Olive / butter
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp of brown sugar / jaggery
Water to cook spaghetti


1. Cook spaghetti, according to the instructions given on the box. Set Aside.
2. In a big wok, heat oil, add all the ingredients except lemon juice & cilantro (coriander), and stir/ mix nicely.
3. Cook for a while on high heat, as you dont want the veggies to be completely cooked, should remain crunchy.
4. Now add lemon juice & chopped cilantro, remove from flame and serve hot.


Thanks Anshika of Cooking Pleasures and Parita of Parita's Kitchen for this award. The rule of this award is to share it with 7 people, but it is very difficult to select seven people from the huge list of all our dear blogger friends so want to share this award with you all.

Regarding the 7 things that we both like to do is:

1. Sadhana's favorite color is pistachio green , Muskaan's favorite color is blue
2. Both of us love fruits and can survive on them alone.
3. We both try to cook with bare minimum processed food and do things from scratch.
4. We both try to cook as healthy as possible, with food low on carb, refined sugars and not too fatty, and are open to try any vegetarian recipes which is super healthy and has minimum process to cook.
5. We both believe in Ayurveda and home remedies. Also use them on day to day basis.
6. We both love nature, wish we could atleast have a cow to have freshest milk & and an agricultural land to grow our own fruits & veggies with no or minimal harmful products, thus helping environment and our mother earth.
7. We both are true believer in GOD, and Karmas & we have faith & patience to get through any hurdles in lives.
8. One more last thing which came to my mind, since we are bragging of ourselves for a while now...usually never did all this while as our ears and mouth are not use to hear too much of it...but we definately want to use this oppurtunity to Salute & Thank each other as both of us bought this blog so far, without one it was not possible. Thanks So Very Much. Cheers !!!!

Event Participation:

This dish goes to JFI-Peanuts guest hosted by Pavani of Cook's Hideout, event started by Indira.
Goes to WYF: Light Meal, hosted by EC


Padma said...

Congrats on your award Sadhana and Muskaan ... it was nice reading few things about u both ... and your spaghetti recipe sounds delicious ...

Suparna said...

hello S&M,
Congos!! Both of u deserve the award!! :)I admire the way both of u give so much priority to the health factor of anything that u prepare :)
It was great to know more about u guys through the 7 points.
The noodles looks simple and healthy! the word healthy has now become the 'trade mark' with u guys :)
Keep up the health inspiration :)
God Bless!!

lata raja said...

Hey, Congratulations both of you.I saw the nomination on Parita's blog yesterday and was awaiting your post.I loved your 8th point and why not...great going.

anudivya said...

Congrats on the award. I have switched to whole wheat pasta since long, and love it. Just that feeling of eating something a little better makes me indulge more.

Trupti said...

Congratulations on well deserved award. Those noodles looks delicious and healthy too.

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chakhlere said...

Congrats for the award!!
I am also nature lover and health foodie like you! Nice to know so many things about both of you.

Pasta looks delicious!

Uma said...

mmm. pass me that plate please! looks so appetizing and healthy. Love the healthy ingredients you've used :)

Congrats to both of you on the well deserved award!! Nice to know more about you both :)

Pooja said...

Congrats on your award! It was great to read the facts about both of you and was very interesting. Both of you have done a great job blogging :)
The wheat noodles look delicious! A nutrition packed one!

Kalyani said...

congrats both of u ... great going ...noodles look delicious ...

Divya Vikram said...

Congrats on your award. Noodles looks very healthy n yummy.

Shri said...

Congratulations on the award!It was great to know about both of you..Loved your noodles!

Hari Chandana said...

Congrats on your award...
Noodles looks soo tempting.. :)

Varunavi said...

Congrats on the award,nice to know more about u both :)

Parita said...

Congratulations for the award, u gals truly deserve it, i agree with suparna, the word HEALTHY has become your trade mark and I am loving it, each and every of your recipe is healthy and loaded with nutritients, hats off to both of you, keep rocking!

Pavani said...

Nice to know more about both of you guys. Thai inspired noodles look delicious. Thanks for sending it over to JFI: Peanuts.

Poornima Nair said...

Love noodles any time...this is such a flavorful n healthy dish.

iRaw said...

This looks soooo good!

Congrats on the award, it's nice to know more about you both, love your blog!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Congrats on your award! Both of complement and work well with each other...
Lovely pasta too!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....noodles look deletable....congrats on your award and nice to know more about u.....

Anonymous said...

Hi! So nice to know more about you two, and your beliefs. Thanks for ll the wonderful recipes and information.
Peace, Stephanie

Anonymous said...

perfect noodles.the portion that is displayed, the presentation et all- perfect.

Lisa said...

Lots of good nourishment and tempting flavours in this dish! Very glad to have come across your blog. Thanks!

Vidya said...

Congrats on your well deserved award. You girls are very creative, always coming up with healthy ideas.
Yummy pasta btw. Haven't been able to visit last week, was a hectic n crazy week.

veggie belly said...

this is so very creative! i love how you bring asian flavors to whole wheat pasta!

aquadaze said...

that is one yummy plate of pasta!! and congrats on your award:)

Sharmila said...

That plate looks delicious! :-)

Bergamot said...

Congrats on the award...and the noodles look super delicious and healthy.

Anonymous said...

congrats on ur award&nice to know more about u!
keep rocking!

Hema said...

Congrats on your award. Keep those healthy dishes coming!!

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