Miniature Cook Book – Viji’s Food Recipes – Food Recipes


Miniature Cook Book

Dry herbs are fatal to a good salad, always use fresh ones.

Only the best quality of olive oil and vinegar are good for a delicious salad.

Mayonnaise and white sauce cream are not the only salad dressings.

Salad should be ready a few minutes before it is served.

It is the dressing that makes the salad, and not the salad that makes the dressing.

Honey mayonnaise ( 1 cup whipped cream and 1 tbsp honey) is excellent for fruit salads.

Before creaming sugar and fat together, keep spoon in boiling water for over five minutes.

If you wish the jam to be more delicious, do not remove the frothy scum which comes to the surface of jam or jelly mixture.

Don’t put icings or frostings on cakes before they are thoroughly cooled.

Do not stew fruit in an iron saucepan, because the action of acid on the fruit juice in the iron pan spoils flavour and colour of the fruit.


Commonly Used Garnishes For Soups – Viji’s Food Recipes


Croutroles    –   Dices or other shapes made from bread, toast, pastry.

Profitroles   –   Prepared from chou paste. They are miniature cream puffs which may be filled or used plain.

Cereals   –   Rice or barley.

Cheese   –  Cheese balls or grated parmesan served with croutons on one side.

Cream  –  Unsweetened whipped cream or sour cream.

Meats   – Usually small dices or juliennes.

Poultry   –  Same as meat.

Seafood  –  Diced or flaked. Large enough pieces distinguishable.

Pastas  –  Noodles, spaghetti other pasta products such as star letters, cornets,  etc.

Vegetables  –  Cut in various sizes, shapes – juliennes, round slices, dices or sprig, printaniere vegetables.

Low – Calorie Diets – Viji’s Food Recipes – Food Tips


Very few people are overweight because of bodily disturbances. Most people are fat because they are sedentary in their occupation but eat as if they are vigorously active. Food, always a symbol of hospitality and good fellowship, is becoming more and more important. Alone or with others, most people love food. It reduces boredom and in times of stress and strain it acts as a palliative. When unhappiness is prolonged people can develop habits of over-eating that last a lifetime.

A man who normally eats about 2500 calories worth of food daily can cut 1000 calories from his diet and still get all the proteins, vitamins and minerals he needs.

A woman who normally eats only 2000 calories worth of food can spare only 500 to 700 calories each day.

The following points must be kept in mind:

Less food, but not so very much less as to affect health.

Avoid too much variety and spices.

Avoid sugar and sweets.

Use less fat and avoid rich meals.

Milk should to taken in moderation.

No pudding and pastries.

Use plenty of green vegetables but a reduce quantity of rice and chapatties. Avoid root vegetables.

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