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Cucumber Extract Mint Drink (Recipe)

I tasted this drink and thought I should share.  Especially for those who have been struggling with losing some weight. Its as simple as it gets: Lime, cucumber, tonic water, Gin and mint work together to create a refreshing sip.

This drink not only helps in reducing the swelling of your stomach but also burn fat in the areas of the stomach.

  • Ingredients
  •  1.5 oz gin (or 3 Tbsp)
  •  1/4 lime, sliced
  •  4-6 cucumber slices
  •  6 mint leaves
  • 4 oz tonic water
  •  1 Tbsp sugar (optional)

Instructions
1. Add mint, lime, gin, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle.
2. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
3. Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
4. Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy.

For those who prefer a sweeter drink, add sugar to taste. However, it’s also quite enjoyable without sugar.

Keep in the fridge and serve chill.

Chicken Burger

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A chicken sandwich or chicken burger is typically a boneless, skinless, breast of chicken between two slices of bread.

It consist of coarsely shredded or sliced chicken, lettuce cucumber, tomatoes and avocado (optional)

Served as main course, it can be enjoyed with freshly prepared mango-shake or juice of your choice.

Chicken Shawarma

You know, ever since i had my first bite of shawarma, i so crave for it. i wondered how it recipe was made not until a friend told me of how simple it is to make and ever since then i have always loved my homemade sharwama.  Just a bit oh… its heavenly! Am glad i cracked the homemade shawarma code.

I had chicken shawarma in the office today made by my colleague. Of late I have been so lazy to make my home made shawarma which my husband craves to have.  But I think I have to get back to my delicious homemade recipes. I love trying new and different food recipes and even when some do not come out nice, I have my hubby who is ever ready to happily eat them. Lol…

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 cup shredded English cucumber
  • 1 shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads or lavash
  • 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce

     DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in another medium bowl.
  • Slice chicken breast crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; toss with the spice mixture to coat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and toss to combine.
  • Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  • To serve, spread 1/4 cup of the cucumber-yogurt sauce on a pita (or lavash) and top with one-fourth of the chicken, and lettuce. Fold like a taco (or roll closed, if using lavash) and enjoy!