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Natural Instinct
Published: Volume 15, Issue 5, May, 2007

Verve beats the sizzle of summer with organic flavours

Healthy eating is here to stay. Organic food is no mere fad. A lifestyle revolution has quietly changed the food habits of the health conscious worldwide, who have turned to nature's guidance for their dietary plans.
As you eat, so you become. Think twice before you put that oil-dipped morsel into your mouth. Particularly since the red-hot days of summer have made their annual appearance, as have the season's abundance of fresh fruits which offer the perfect opportunity to fit in organic servings with ease. So, beat the heat by going natural and conjure up nourishing alternatives with slices of crunchy pineapple and oven-cooked pears. Eat well, enjoy the hot, lazy days of summer…and just chill!

Model, Feroz Gujral says,
Although I don't come across as conservative (she once flaunted a dress whose back just stopped short of her tailbone), I am quite traditional in my food habits. I have a simple philosophy with regard to food: eat what's in season. And summer is the ideal time to stock up on exotic fruits and veggies which constitute most of my diet. I add a lot of mint to my food too. Refreshing squashes and nimbu paani are perfect coolers. There's no fuss about food in my house; the family loves to eat healthy."

SKILLET DRIED PINEAPPLE SPLINTERS, LEMON ICE, MINT JELLY AND CHEESE
LEMON SORBET

Ingredients: Sugar, 350 gms; Water, 250 ml; Glucose, 50 gms; Vanilla bean, 1 unit; Lemon juice, 250 ml; Zest of lemon for flavouring.
MINT JELLY
Ingredients: Mineral water, 250 ml; Sugar, 60 gms; Mint, 50 gms; Gelatin, 7 gms.
CHEESE TOPPING
Ingredients: Cream cheese mixed with crème brulee in equal quantities.
SPONGE
Ingredients:
Eggs, 10 units; Sugar, 300 gms; Flour, 200 gms; Corn flour, 50 gms; Almond powder, 100 gms.
Method: Mix all the ingredients together and steam in a mould until soft and fluffy.

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