Vegan Coconut Pancakes with Mango Sauce

It finally feels like Winter here in Chicago, temperature is dipping and my trenchcoat+beanie+gloves are out! Not really complaining since this is my fifth winter here and I’m kinda used to it. We went grocery shopping on Saturday and was surprised to see mangoes and pineapple and grabbed them, I love me some tropical fruits in Winter. Also, those vegan scones from last week got me thinking.. What other ways can I make a delicious breakfast that are also Vegan? I vaguely remember seeing this recipe somewhere, can’t remember where but it came out just the way I wanted. image1-44 Read More …

Channa Sundal

Cold evenings are upon us and I love me some steaming hot sundal. Sundal is nothing but you make some tadka and add it to you steamed lentils. As we know lentils are very healthy and I love them, I’m hoping to have more sundal throughout the winter. If I could eat this everyday I would but then who can endure fart fest everyday? xD This is a southindian snack and many of you may not be aware of it so here’s how I make it.  channa_sundal Read More …

Green Smoothie Bowl

If you have been following me here or Instagram, you know that I’m a sucker for smoothies. I love how yummy, healthy and filling it is. Checks all the boxes! I also love how you can play around with the ingredients and develop new recipes. Most of my smoothies look green but definitely doesn’t taste the same. My smoothies are green because I love me some spinach/kale in my smoothies. This time I just added some spinach, green apple and a tiny piece of ginger.Trust me that tiny piece goes a long way, I’m sure you wouldn’t want ginger to be dominating. So here’s how i made it. You will need-Read More …

Quinoa Halwa/Pudding

quinoa_halwa ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ true that!! Last night I was craving something sweet(yes, again) and I came up with this yummy dessert. Kesari bath/Sheera is one of the easiest thing to do but I thought of subbing rava/sooji with quinoa and sugar with coconut sugar. It turned out so well and this recipe is a keeper guys.Read More …

Fruit Pizza

Summer is here baby, my favorite time of the year! All of my favorite fruits are in season now and I’ll take full advantage of that. I don’t know about you, I crave for something sweet after every meal. Now that the mangoes, berries, peaches are in season, I’m satisfying my cravings with these delicious fruits. Today, I was a zombie since morning and needed a pick-me-up and for me that means something to do with food. I came up with this with whatever I had in my refrigerator. I loved it! Fruit Pizza- a delicious, healthy and look at that, oh-so-pretty. I almost din’t have the heart to eat them. It’s perfect treat for a summer get-together, pool party or even a great activity to do with your kids. here’s how I ‘made’ it.Read More …

Zucchini Spaghetti in Avocado-Pea-Radish greens Pesto

IMG_2733 I’ve been meaning to try spiralizing zucchini since long time, so glad that I finally made it to the zoodles bandwagon. a lil too late but oh well! We had a zucchini plant last summer which flooded us with jumbo zucchinis and I was running out of recipes. Since they were jumbo in size I couldn’t spiralize it then. I recently picked some small sized zucchinis JUST to make zoodles and it came just fine. I love how it comes together so easily and tastes so much like the real deal.. but healthier.. and tastier. FUN-1 CARBS-0 Read More …

Smoothie Recipes

Summer is around the corner, looking for smoothie recipes?  Here are my favorite recipes which are tried, tested and loved. These recipes are perfect as a breakfast, pre or post workout fuel or just a evening pick-me-up. It certainly satisfies your sweet craving and at the same time  boosts your energy and keeps you going throughout the day.

PEACH SMOOTHIE

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Moringa Leaves Stir-fry

  Growing up, I hated greens and vegetables. I vividly remember making faces at my mom whenever she force fed us. Little did I know the health benefits then, all I knew was spinach was Mr.Popeye’s favorite. Now, greens are a must for me not that I like it but I feel good when I eat it. I usually add it to my daily smoothies or else in curries like palak paneer, spinach dal tadka or a simple stir-fry like this one. This time I was surprised to find moringa leaves/ drumstick leaves/Murunga keerai in our Indian grocery story and grabbed it without second thoughts. My mom usually makes sambar or kootu, I wanted to just stir-fry it along with some moong dal.Read More …