Israeli Salad

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I can’t believe summer is almost over 😦 It’s been a crazy busy summer for us here, but in a good way! It’s been the reason for the long summer slump in my blog 😦 But there should not be any excuses … Continue reading

Quick Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Choices

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One of the most popular questions that I get asked by friends, family and readers is what to have for breakfast that is quick to make and healthy. Plus some variety in breakfast is needed. Eating the same thing can … Continue reading

Vegan Quinoa Tofu Fried Rice

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One common request that I have gotten from my vegetarian readers is to post some recipes that include tofu. I use tofu in a lot of ways at home in a variety of cuisines, ranging from Indian, to Chinese, to … Continue reading

Pasta Fagioli Soup with Barley

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This year winter has very slowly crept in but it now it’s definitely in full form. In fact, it’s so cold here that it’s painful when the air first hits your face! As a result, we are in full comfort food mode, with warm soups on … Continue reading

Amaranth Protein Bars

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Growing up in India, I remember eating a local sweet from street vendors called “Rajgira ladoos”. They were perfect little balls of sweetness and crispness; an Indian slightly less-sweeter version of the American Rice Krispies. Amaranth is known as Rajgira … Continue reading

Barley Veggie Rainbow Salad

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You can ask any doctor and you will get the same advice, it’s always better to get your vitamins and minerals through fresh wholesome food rather than pills. One should eat veggies and fruits from all color food groups to … Continue reading

Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa Burgers/Tikkis

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I’m always looking for ways to sneak vegetables into meals, and making this Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa burger is a fantastic way to accomplish that. It totally transforms these veggies into these wonderful, flavorful, juicy burgers – or Tikkis (Indian street … Continue reading