Vanilla lemon coconut energy bites

Since adapting to low carb/laid back keto lifestyle, I have been snacking on low carb protein bars a lot for sugar cravings. However, it is tough to find a healthy brand that is low in carb and it gets boring eating the same thing everyday!! I do love low carb elevation bars from Aldi – 2 g of carbs and yummy deliciousness. Also, I love kirkland protein bars from costco, because they have ton of fiber/protein and are low-carb.

Now that I have been making my own low carb snacks, I am trying to find new ways to make low carb protein bites. It is incredibly easy to make these tasty little snack bites. you just dump all the ingredients into a bowel, stir to combine, then form into balls. it couldn’t be any easier!

I love no bake treats because they are so quick to prepare. Just try not to eat too many because there are 3 g net carbs for 3 bites (one serving). These little treats came out looking very cute. I would even make them up to serve on a cookie tray over the holidays. That way, you can offer guests a healthier option to the cookies.

You can use any whey protein powder, I used vanilla flavor. I love cytosport whey protein powder from costco! its my favorite. Make sure you dont do too much protein in your diet if you are following low carb, because if you over do it, it turns into sugar. If you end up using unflavored protein powder, you can use any flavor extract. I added coconut to these because it is one of my favorite flavors/topping. You could use peanut butter  or any other nuts that you like also. yum!!

Ingredients 

1/2 cup almond flour (i used blue diamond almond flour)

2 tbsp coconut flakes

1 scoop 100% whey vanilla protein powder (cytosport)

2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

1 tsp lemon juice or 1 tsp of lemon zest

pinch of salt

Method:

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well together. Sprinkle some water if you are having hard time forming balls. I did not want to use any added sugar /honey or extra fat – so sprinkles of water works and you will be able to form the dough into small ball/bites. You should have enough mixture to create 12 balls. After you make the 12 balls – roll them in some extra shredded coconut to give them a nice finished look.

Place on a plate, cover with a foil and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes prior eating.. they are yummy deliciousness! Keep refrigerated and enjoy as required.

If you are not fan of lemons, why not try them with oranges instead. They would be good too!

This recipe will help you stay on track with your healthy eating habits and curve the chocolate/sugar cravings. I grab these when I crave something sweet! what do you do? what is your favorite healthy sweet snack??

Nutrition info. 

This recipe makes 4 servings

3 protein bites per serving /Calories per serving – 195/ Fat 16.4/ Net carbs 3g / Protein 10g

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Low Carb- Keto Zuchinni Fritters

23130686_10154918831261643_8147335188976010413_nI have been exploring many recipes and tweaking original recipes which I used before to make it low carb – laid back keto style.

This recipe is quick and easy to make, these fritters make for a healthy appetizer, side dish, light meal or even snack. They also happen to be a delicious way to sneak veggies into anyone’s tummy which tricking their brains into believing that they are eating the original patties full of carbs!

Ingredients:

2 medium size zucchini – shredded

1 large egg

1/4 cup almond flour

2-3 cloves of garlic – finely shredded

1 tsp salt

2 chillies – finely chopped if you like it little spicy

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Shred zucchini and squeeze the water out. Mix together all the ingredients for the fritters in a medium size mixing bowl. Heat pan at medium-high heat, place small dollops of fritter batter into the pan – about 4′ in diameter. You will be able to cook 3-4 fritters at a time in a 9″ pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the fritters begin to set up and the bottom is golden brown, turn the fritters and cook another side 3-4 minute or until golden.  Continue the cooking process, adding oil when necessary until all the batter is gone. Serve the fritters immediately as soon as they come out of the pan for crispiest results. It really speeds up the cooking process to have 2 pans going on the stove, especially if you are making this for more than 2 people. You can also pop them in the oven, if you wish.

I made sour cream dip with the fritters. 2 tbsp of sour cream and shredded lemon skin and added salt, garlic, mint-coriander paste, lemon juice. It is quite delicious with fritters.

 

Low Carb-Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

DSC_4038-2So far this year the weather is so unpredictable, finally it feels like fall and I am really excited!. I love fall/winter season ever since I was a kid. I just hate the warm humid summer weather. yes, there is a ton of fun to be by the beach, in the pool in the summer weather but nothing beats the cooler weather, colored falling leaves, sweaters and boots!

Since I have started low carb- laid back keto journey, I have thought to share my favorite soup recipe! I have a ton but this soup is my comfort food. This soup is creamy, delicious and very low carb.

Since its low carb, it will not be thick like the original recipe. It will be thinner, more broth-like consistency because it does not have a roux or any thickening agent. The taste is spot in, but if you don’t add something like xanthan gum or corn starch, it wont be thick soup you might be used to.

I did plug in all the ingredients in the myfitnesspal and it comes out to

Nutritional info:

  • Calories: 285
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g Total, 2g NET
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 12g

I made this soup and many friends have tried it and even they enjoyed it. This soup is yummy and filling, you wont even miss the potatoes! it is an excellent low carb option for any fall meal!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

2 cups vegetable or chicken broth (whichever you prefer) i used vegetable broth

1 cup chopped broccoli

1 tbsp cream cheese

2 tbsp butter

1/8 cup chopped white onion

2-3 cloves of chopped garlic

1 cup cheddar cheese; shredded

salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Saute onion and garlic with butter until slightly pink. Add broth and broccoli. Cook until tender. Add salt, pepper and desired seasoning. Place cream cheese in small bowl and heat in microwave for approximately 30 seconds until soft and easily stirred. Stir in heavy whipping cream and cream cheese into soup; bring to a boil. Turn off heat and quickly stir in cheddar cheese. Serve hot.

P.S. Make sure you turn off the heat or put it on low when you add the cheese, otherwise it will clump and will not be smooth creamy texture.

 

Summer & Low Carb Journey

Its been long hectic summer with family in town visiting from India and Europe. It was quite stressful managing school, clinicals, kiddo and house full of guests. Although, I say it was quite fun and we enjoyed the company. I still have been cooking up a storm but have not had chance to update my blog. I have started this low carb journey since beginning of September, and have managed to lose almost 20 lbs.

Couple of exciting things to share! My lil cutie is almost 2!!! Cant believe it, time flies by so quickly. I am almost done with grad school, one more semester to go before graduation.

I will get around to share some of my fav low carb/keto recipes 🙂

Here are some pics of my lil munchkin.

Khaman

20106562_10154656425331643_4188270816247224905_nKhaman, a Gujarati traditional dish is a savory snack made out of gram flour. It is steamed and is typically served during breakfast or dinner. Since it is made out of chickpea flour it is rich in proteins and carbohydrates. Soft, spongy and delicious they also make a great mid-afternoon or tea time snack. Gram flour is a food with very low glycemic index, which is very healthy and good for diabetics.

This is one of the side dishes I learned from my grandmother. My grandmother is an expert at making Khaman. I have attempted many times but never could recreate this dish perfectly. Khaman are very tricky to make. You can easily make mistake if there is even slight change in one of the ingredients. Khaman needs to be cooked properly and they only tastes good if they are soft and spongy. Everyone has different ways of making this dish.

Remember that tadka/seasoning is important and needs to be done the right way. My grandmother has unique concept of seasoning which is adding the sugar in the tadka. When this is poured over the steamed Khaman, they give it a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Gram flour/Besan
  • 2-3 tbsp Sugar
  • 0.5 tsp citric acid (nimbu ke phool)
  • 3/4-1 cup Water
  • 1.5 tsp of fruit salt (ENO) – goes in right before you steam (LAST INGREDIENT to be added)
  • 0.5 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder

For tempering 

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped
  • 2-3 Dried red chillies (optional)
  • 3-4 tsp Oil

Garnish 

  • 1-2 Tbsp Grated coconut (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro (chopped) (optional)

Method:

  • In a big bowl, add all the batter ingredients besides fruit salt.  Add water and whisk it well. This batter should be smooth and medium in consistency. when you use a ladle to pour it should fall in dollops.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with enough water in the bottom or you can use steamer. Grease a round container that fits in the pressure cooker/steamer.
  • Note: I use the round steel vessel that is used for cooking rice in the cooker. if you don’t have it than you can use a those metal cookie containers as long as they fit in your pressure cooker/steamer.
  • once the steamer is hot, add your fruit salt and mix it well.
  • Transfer the prepared batter to the round container, steam for 10-11 minutes. If you are using pressure cooker then you should use the weight/whistle. Remember after the Khamans are steamed they will puff up. It is really important to close pressure cooker/steamer properly. Khaman will not rise if the steam pressure is leaking out on the side.
  •  To check if they are cooked take a clean knife or toothpick. When inserted into the center it should come out clean. If khaman is not cooked properly your knife/toothpick will be sticky with batter stuck on it.
  • Take the round plate out and keep it aside. Let Khaman cool down completely before you can cut them into squares. 

Seasoning/ Tadka

  • Heat oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add the green chopped chillies.
  • Slowly add the water and turn off the heat.
  • Using a small spoon pour it evenly over the steamed and cooled khaman. Let it rest for a little while.
  • Cut them into desired shapes squares and garnish with coriander leaves and coconut before serving.

Ready to Serve. You can eat khaman by itself or with mint cilantro chutney.

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Instant Veggie Oats Idli

This is my sons favorite to go snacks. Its quick/healthy and tasty! Best for kids lunches and best meal when you are on the go!

Ingredients:

2 cup Oats

1 cup Semolina

1 cup Yogurt

1 tsp Baking soda

Salt to taste

2 clove crushed garlic

1 finely chopped green chili

1/4 cup grated Carrots

2 tbsp Green peas

2 tbsp Corn

You can add any veggies you want

Method:

In a blender, add oats and make a fine powder of it.

In a bowl, add oats powder, semolina, baking soda, salt, yogurt, water and mix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Now add vegetables (optional) like carrots, green chillies, green peas, corn, peppers, etc.

Put this mixture in a grease idli tray and cook them on a steam for about 10-12 minutes.

Serve warm with any chutney 🙂

Happy 12 months, Dhyan!!

I am not even sure where to start.. I dont know how this year flew by so quickly. I remember Dhyan’s arrival into this world like it was yesterday, yet i can’t even picture what life was life before he arrived. It’s been a very bittersweet past couple of days for Kunal and I. How did we get here so quickly? We have been mom and dad for an entire year? and look! he is still breathing, healthy and happy and oh my gosh, so beautiful!

Dear sweet Dhyan, it has been my greatest privilege to be called your mother this past year. I dont know how many times throughout the day I pause and look at you and think, “he belongs to me?? how did I get so lucky?” Dhyan, you have taught me so much about myself, about love and the things that matter the most. you have made my saddest and most frustrating moments joyful again! I am thankful I get to spend my days by your side. Thank you for being here, for being your happy beautiful self and for making your mama and papa’s day, over and over again! Dhyan has so much personality and my little cutie wants to be so independent already! We love you, eternally! Happy Birthday Dhyan!!

Height/weight: Dhyan weight is about 23 lbs (he lost a little from being sick / ear infections/ cold :() and height is 31.5 inches.

Size: Dhyan is wearing 12-18 months clothing and size 4 diapers.

Routine: His daily routine hasn’t changed much from last month except for the fact that he is not pretty much down to 2 naps a day, which is fine. Length of the naps are approx. 1-2 hours.

Sleeping: Dhyan is  sleeping through the night his crib/in his room with the door shut. I started sleep training slowly by putting him in his crib for naps and at night. I tried the ferber CIO method first night at night but it didnt go well and broke my heart. He did not sleep through the night but did not wake up 3 times either. 2nd night he fell a sleep within 3 minutes and slept through the night and 3rd night he fell a sleep within seconds without crying and slept through the night. I am glad we did this and wished would have done earlier.

Eating: I breastfed until he turned one year old and now transitioned him to organic whole milk. I m happy that I am done with nursing but I am so happy that I completed my goal of a year because I remember how hard it was in the beginning and how badly I was close to giving up. But I am so glad I did not and I can tell you right now that it was absolutely worth it. Dhyan is eating 3 solid meals a day and drinks milk twice during day and once at night. Dhyan loves indian food and easily tries new foods when given to him. I have noticed that he doesnt care for sweet sugary foods but he loves savory things. In the morning he loves his cereal with milk or eggs or anything I make for my self (indian food), for lunch he always has to have his favorite vegetable khichdi and for dinner we have something new and different each day.

Personality/mood: Dhyan is definitely changed compared to last month and wants to be very independent. His personality is really showing through. If he wants something he will point it and say gibberish and he doesnt want something then he will grunt and push it away. If you try to give it to him he will take it and throw it away. He does have little temper LOL. He is so fast at crawling and now soon to be walking. Dhyan loves going to play dates but recently I am noticing behavior that he wants everything that his friends have. My son is very stubborn LOL. I am trying to teach him sharing by taking him to play dates so he learns while having interaction with other kids.

Milestones: Dhyan is about to walk- he holds on to things and walks around slowly. He is such a busy bee and extremely active. He is all over the place and at times I feel like my little cutie is energized bunny. Dhyan talks gibberish and clearly says cookie, daddy, mommy, kaka, dada, papa, hot! He tries to repeat words and when I tell him I love you Dhyan he tries to repeat with back to me.

Loves: Dhyan loves going outside to the park. He loves looking at the dogs and cats, and wants to bring them home. He loves soft toys. Dhyan loves reading books, cars and anything with wheels. Dhyan loves swimming and bath time. Dhyan loves messing things in the house, getting into kitchen cabinets to pull things out. Dhyan has not been afraid of anything yet !!

Doesnt love: Dhyan doesnt like trying sweet things and drinking milk. Dhyan hates when you take his favorite toy away or books away to feed him or for nap time. Dhyan is getting little fussy when we pull him out of the water during bath time and during diaper changes. Dhyan hates wearing socks/ hats/ coats/ tight clothing.

 

Happy 11 Months, Dhyan!!

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It’s breaking my heart to know my baby is already 11 months old!! Dont get me wrong, I love him and I love the little funny human being he’s becoming, but I can’t get my head around the fact that he will be a year old and become a toddler!! Where did the last 11 months go? It feels to much shorter! well I should stop feeling like that and just embrace it and enjoy every second with my amazing 11 month old baby!

Despite that, I think he’s at the best stage. I feel like he understands everything now and starts to show so much more of his personality. He is my baby so of course I love every single bit of him!!

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Development: Dhyan is crawling all over the house and running around using his walker. Dhyan is very fast climbing the stairs. Dhyan loves his nursery rhymes and starts waving his arms and shakes it up and down. Dhyan is quite independent and wants to do everything himself. Although he is getting into the point where he wants a play buddy and play dates really help! Dhyan is pulling onto things and standing up, and takes a few steps with assistance.

Height: 31.5 inches

Weight: 24.15 lbs

Clothes: Dhyan is wearing 12-18 month clothes.

15016445_10153976887076643_662382471232373788_oSleep: Dhyan finally learned how to fall a sleep own his own in the pack and play or crib. At times in the middle of the night, he wakes him self up and fusses and ends up in my bed if he doesnt fall back a sleep. Dhyan is early rises and wakes up at 630am everyday.

Eating: My boy loves to eat food! He has been eating 3 meals per day but now we are incorporating more indian foods. He loves eating his cereal in the morning. Dhyan usually gets his veggie khichdi/yogurt in the afternoon. Daal/rice or vegetables/curd rice in the evening. We try to rotate things to keep it interesting for him. Dhyan loves yogurt.. esp. home made yogurt.

Personality/mood: Dhyan is definitely a people person these days. He will just crawl off and go to strangers and make friends. He smiles at everyone he sees and has little bit of temper if he doesnt get what he wants. Dhyan does not like when u do things for him, he wants to be out and about, wants to do things by him self. Dhyan loves play dates and trying to teach him to share everything.

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Loves: Dhyan loves going outside to the park. He loves looking at the dogs and cats, and wants to bring them home. He loves his Hershey kiss soft toy. Dhyan loves reading books and started chewing those too this month. Dhyan loves swimming and bath time. Dhyan loves messing things in the house, getting into kitchen cabinets to pull things out. Dhyan has not been afraid of anything yet !!

Doesnt love: Dhyan doesnt like trying sweet things and drinking milk. Dhyan hates when you take his favorite toy away or books away to feed him or for nap time. Dhyan is getting little fussy with diaper changes and getting out of bath/pool.

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Happy 10 months, Dhyan!

14712547_10153909748636643_5308256716157238105_oOur baby boy is 10 months old! double digits!! goodness thats hard to say.. it is so bittersweet watching him grow. Every stage has become my new favorite. 10 months old has been so much fun, he is a little giggle box, he grabs my face and opens his mouth to give me kisses, he stands holding on with one hand. He is still crawling to places while exploring and venturing out, mama is his favorite and he is still dealing with some separation anxiety where he only wants me, he loves his daddy and is constantly looking at the door when mentioned his name and waiting for his dad to get home from work so he can play with him. His personality is developing in leaps and bounds and due to all the new skills he is mastering which allow him to engage and interact more than ever, we have so much fun together. He is such a happy little chappy, constantly smiling and laughing, and I adore spending time with him.

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It is during this past month that Dhyan seems to have suddenly morphed into a little boy. It is as though he went to sleep one evening and overnight transformed from a baby to a toddler. I look at him now, with his dark brown hair, light brown eyes and pouty lips. He suddenly looks so much older and although it’s bittersweet that his baby days are behind us, I love witnessing the person he is becoming.

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Height/Weight/Teeth/Clothing size: Plodding along nicely on the 80th percentile, Dhyan weighs 23 lbs and 11 oz at 10 months. We suspected he had a growth spurt as he looked bigger and had been sleeping more, and it was confirmed when we measured him, he has grown with in a month and he is now shot up to  3o inches… 92 percentile for height. Wears 12-18 month clothes and has 8 teeth already and 2 more coming.. one of them is possibly a molar..

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My little munchkin loves reading books. Hand Hand Finger Thumb is his favorite.. He wouldnt mind if you keep reading that book to him all day.. Lol

Health: Dhyan finally had his first cold. I like to think he managed so long without one due to being breastfeeding, but maybe we just got lucky. He coped with it very well and remained surprisingly chipper considering he had a constant nasal drainage and cough.

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Here is my son doing yoga.. He does it every morning.. practically two to three times a day ;).. Esp when he sees me doing yoga poses LOL

Sleeping: Dhyan is now sleeping through the night and is still going the half night in crib and other half with me which ends up early morning. Sometimes he wakes during the night and fusses a little bit but now that he is in a routine he will put himself back to sleep after playing by him self for bitter bit. I still love cuddling with him and its the best way for both of us to wake up each other in the morning.

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Dhyan visited marry-maid farms with the family in Lansdale, Pennsylvania 🙂

Eating: Dhyan is still on baby led weaning and its working great for us. Dhyan is trying slowly to eat pieces of food and takes his own time while eating it. His independence is coming through. These days he wants to eat anything he sees his mom eating LOL. On my birthday he ended up eating pizza with me and some days bread slices with some butter. He loves eating crackers and oatmeal puffs for snacks. We found these yogurt snack for babies at aldi and he loves those. Dhyan usually eats cereal with breastmilk in the morning and for lunch i make indian vegetable khichdi,which is (rice/lentils/lots of different veggies – carrots/peas/spinach/etc) and in evening we have been trying different types of food every evening. Some days fruits/veggies and some days he eats lentils or tortillas and some days he ends up eating cereal at night also. Dhyan does well with sippy cup; very independent. Dhyan loves icecream- which i make at home for him. Dhyan loves bread, cheese, crackers for snack.

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Meera and Dhyan 🙂 His playdate in Lansdale, PA

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Manav and Dhyan 🙂 His playdate in Lansdale, PA

My lil munchkin had two playdates with mommys friends’ kids!

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Dhyan still loves going to the park.. ❤

Miletones:

  • Dhyan is constantly talking all the time.. mama.. dada.. nana.. tata.. papa.. daddi..
  • Dhyan can point and bang toys together with both hands
  • Dhyan has 8 teeth and 2 more coming right now.. possibly a molar is coming up.
  • Dhyan is crawling and runs around in his walker and he does stand up holding onto pieces of furniture/people. This can be dangerous so I have to keep an eye on him all the time.
  • Dhyan loves being near other kids and taking long walks on stroller. This month he doesnt even mind the long car rides.. We traveled almost 8 hours in the car and only had to stop 2 times to change his diaper. My baby hardly fussed or cried in the car. He just kept playing by him self and talking gibberish.

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Celebrated Dhyan’s 10 month!

Dhyan also experienced his first Navaratri at his nana nanis home in Lansdale, PA.

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Dhyan really enjoyed visiting his nana and mama and talked whole way through the 8 hour drive. My lil munchkin’s personality is glowing through.. Hoping what next month brings.. This is the best month so far.. Love you Dhyan.

 

Garlic-pesto cheesy pull apart bread

14468537_10153844925526643_2008414953671741295_oI have full on confession to make. I think I have eaten almost half of this loaf of pull apart bread all by myself. LOL! Bread-Cheese-Pesto-Butter-Garlic. <-Five out of the six best things known to man all stuffed inside on recipe. The last one is chocolate, incase you are wondering 😉

When it comes to food, I can practice self control all I want until garlic bread is involved. At that point, all rhyme or reason go flying out the door and a big hunk of garlic bread heads straight into my mouth. You guys. We’re suppose to be making a salad today. SALAD. How did the word ‘salad’ evolve into garlic-pesto cheesy pull apart bread? Wait.. who cares HOW it happened. Fresh whole milk mozzarella cheese, tons of chopped garlic, fresh pesto, a little butter, and lots of fresh herbs all stuffed inside a country style loaf. You like me just a tad bit better now don’tcha?

This is one of the most FUN garlic bread recipes to serve your guests. Let’s admit it, as tasty as regular old garlic bread is, it’s not the center of attention. This crack bread stuffed with cheese is possibly the coolest centerpiece to serve when you’ve got guests over. Just a quick garlic butter action stuffed inside diagonally cut bread and then pesto and cheese it up and voila! Pull apart garlic bread! I sometimes want to be über selfish and share just 1 cutout with the hubby and binge eat the rest. When it comes to garlic bread, i’ve got major issues.

Not only is it fun to eat it’s also easy to make. The hubs loved this recipe so much that he’s VOLUNTEERING to make this next time we have company. I think he wants to wow them with his garlicky bread skills. This pull apart bread recipe is super fun to make if you’ve got any little ones around. They can totally help stuff the mozzarella cheese into the cuts. Also how perfect is this for when football season starts? I don’t think anyone would actually be watching the game if you serve this cheesy garlic pesto bread though. It’s truly the MVP.

I’m going to dare you to NOT eat this straight from the oven. Waiting to dig into this pull apart bread until after I had taken the pictures was hard, not gonna lie. When perfectly melted mozzarella is oozing out of crispy bread and roasted garlic pesto butter whispers your name, one can only practice so much self control.

Let me cure your midweek blues, all you need is a little pull apart bread in your life.

14425443_10153859164651643_8444516999998450029_oIngredients:

10 garlic cloves finely chopped

1/2 cup parsley finely chopped

2-3 tbsp frest pesto

2 tbsp olive oil

1 small loaf country or sour dough bread

2 tbsp butter

salt to taste

4 ounces deli sliced mozzarella cheese (or shredded)

Method:

  1. Combine the garlic cloves, parsley, and olive oil in a small food processor until the garlic breaks down into small pieces. If you’re using sliced mozzarella, stack the cheese slices and cut into 1 inch squares.
  2. Heat the butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. When the butter melts, add the chopped garlic mixture to the butter along with a pinch of salt and allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes, stirring as necessary so the garlic does not brown. Remove from heat. Let it cool and add fresh pesto to it.
  3. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF. Using a sharp serrated knife, make 1 inch diagonal cuts across the loaf of bread making sure you don’t cut the bread all the way through. I have used both slices and shredded cheese to make it extra cheesy 😉
  4. Use a spoon to drizzle the garlic butter into the the cuts of the bread. Stack 3-4 cheese squares and place them in the cuts. Place the garlic bread on a sheet of foil and fold up the sides. Use a second piece to cover the top (we’ll be removing this later). Allow the bread to bake for 10 minutes. Remove the top piece of foil and allow the bread to bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese melts completely. Serve warm.
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