Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone!! We all know about Mother’s and Father’s day, but some of us are unaware (like I was until a few years ago) about this special day where we thank our planet for being so beautiful and pledge to maintain it that way. Each year, Earth Day – April 22 – marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The time people decided to dedicate a day or a week to work towards keeping this earth beautiful. But why not a month or forever!… 

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Soba

Soba noodles with Edamame

Serves: 2

Soba/ Buckwheat Noodles (1 Serving = A bunch of soba noodle through loop formed with your thumb and forefinger)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp thinly sliced ginger
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp mirin/ sweet rice vinegar/ wine vinegar = 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar + ½ tsp brown sugar
1/8 cup light soy sauce
1 piece of kombu (optional) (soaked in water for 5 minutes and then thinly sliced)
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 /2 cup zucchini (thinly sliced)
1 cup snap peas
1 cup cooked edmame (cook edmame and snap peas in water until soft)
1 cup scallions
1 tablespoon any kind of chilli paste / sweet chilli paste/ sriracha or any paste which is sweet and sour at the same time.
¼ Cup Crushed peanuts
Salt and lemon to taste… 

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Almond Cake

Vegan Almond Cake

Green tea with a piece of almond cake…wow what a combination! This cake is a perfect cake for an evening tea party, light to eat and a nutty flavor of almonds in it. It tastes wonderful with any kind of hot beverage. Give it a try and do let me know if you liked it.!… 

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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eye Peas Salad

Adding earthy flavored legumes in a salad is a perfect way to convert your salad into a full satisfying meal. I am a big fan of including legumes, beans and lentils in my diet at least once a day. This helps me to have all the protein and other good essential vitamins and calcium needed by my body…. 

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Journal

Let’s make a promise

There are many things in my mind which I want to share with everyone. Although I prefer to interact in person, which I believe brings out more warm and meaningful conversations, there are so many things I want to learn and share, that I need additional mediums of interaction. This inspired me to add this journal to my blog. In these posts, I will write about something different related to food each time. This section won’t be about recipes, but about how food can make difference in our lives in so many other ways…. 

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Polenta with Mushrooms and Garlicky Kale

Once a peasant dish, this beautiful and versatile dish made of corn grits is a perfect and a light textured food served with mushrooms, sea food or meat. Polenta can be made in varied ways. I made this same dish for one of my clients who wanted to learn some flavorful vegan meal. He loved the combination of polenta with mushrooms and could not get enough of it. … 

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