Monday, May 9, 2011

Extending the Arusuvai Chain with Four Grain Muesli

I am done with the moving and unpacking. Yet to get used to the huge community I live in:)
People do not even return smiles here. I was a little sad thinking of this, because in the US its so easy to make friends.
The best part here is a rent, read and return book store inside the premises. I felt it would kill the boredom I and kids are facing!
There is also a nice bread shop, grocers, parlour etc.

Its a pleasure to be a part of the Arusuvai chain. Aparna of "My Diverse kitchen" sent me some organic dry grapes. Since I was moving I could not think of anything easier than Muesli:)

(Bharathy, Srivalli and Lathamma started this Arusuvai Chain. Now the second season is organised by Sayantani of A Homemaker's Diary) . My Thanks to all the wonderful ladies !

1 cup medium or thick rolled oats/oat flakes
1 cup rolled rye flakes
1 cup rolled wheat flakes
1 cup rolled barley
1 cup corn flakes
1/2 cup dried dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or sliced/slivered almonds
1/4 cup whole flaxseeds or flaxseed meal
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried black grapes
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/3 cup raisins

Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. Transfer to an airtight container. If storing for longer periods, consider keeping the cereal in the freezer or refrigerator. 
Hot Muesli Instructions: Add 1/2 cup Muesli to 1/2 cup water, milk or soy milk and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. You can also microwave Muesli in a large bowl on high for 3-5 minutes, stirring once halfway through.  Makes two servings.

Cold Muesli Instructions: Soak 1/4 cup Muesli in 1/2 cup yogurt, milk, soy milk or fruit juice for 5-10 minutes, or soak overnight. Makes 1 serving.


Suparna said...

hi sharmi,

Glad to know that u'r unpacking is done and u r slowly getting used to the new surroundings...dont worry about the new people things will slowly fall in place :P
The four grain museli looks healthy and inviting :P

Pavani said...

Good luck with finding friends in the new neighborhood.
Muesli looks healthy & delicious.

Indian Khana said...

Glad that you are settling now ....and muesli looks so gud ...

chef and her kitchen said...

Nice Muesli...BTW which place u hv shifted 2 sharmi?

Kurinji said...

Welcome to arusuvai chain. Muesli looks yum!
Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer, Roundup : HRH-Puffed Rice

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

healthy breakfast option. Things will change and u will surely find more friends in the new place

Suman Singh said...

Glad to know that you are slowly adjusting and getting use to your new place..Good luck with everything..
Muesli looks and sounds delicious!

sanjeeta kk said...

It surely is a healthy breakfast recipe, Sharmi! Good luck with your new surroundings and getting friends :)

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Manasi said...

Good luck finding new friends Sharmi. I know how u feel, I felt the same when i moved to IL. Thankfully, now i hv real good friends and am happy.
Where hv u moved to?

Sharmi said...

@ Manasi and Prathibha- I have moved to b'lore and ppl seem to be very unfriendly. Met with some instances where ladies have a lot of attitude!

Raks said...

So moved to B'lore,? :) Four grain muesli sounds like perfect breakfast!

Rajani said...

Am I glad you moved into Bangalore!Try me, I dont throw attitude around-ha ha,joking.Anyway,welcome to Bangalore.It is a good city with warm people too,maybe you are yet to meet them. my email id is rajanivaidya.s at gmaildotcom. Please do mail me asap.I'll do what I can to make things easier for you.

Priya Suresh said...

Oh never know u have moved to India Sharmi, my hearty wishes to make friends soon dear, i know how it will be hard for u especially for kids..

Muesli looks healthy and incredible..

USHA said...

Hey come on dear...sure you are gonna find good friends in your new place.

Healthy and easy breakfast...

Prathima Shivraj said...

Hi Sharmi first time here, nice blog.., Muesli looks healthy.

Me too moved to Banglore from hyderabad 1 year ago... faced same pblm like you, still now I didnt get neighborhood friends really I am thirsty of friends here..

Prathima Shivraj said...

Hi Sharmi,

I stay in Jeevan Bheema Nagar, near thippasandra..


Swathi Vasanth said...

More recipes ...please.. Very nice blog..

Swathi Vasanth said...

Nice blog. Post more recipes!

Yogesh Kumar said...

Hi my name is yogesh kumar. I like this blog website due to the quality of a description about food recipes. I say thanks to that person who made this

Kay said...

yayyy! you are in Bangalore! :) I'll be there early next year.. Can we meet up?

Chitra said...

Loks healthy and delicious :)

Sarah said...

the muesli looks good... perfect for the morning rush...

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

Delicious muesli..healthy too

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely dish:)