Israeli/ Pearl/ Regular Couscous is a small whole grain-like food made from semolina or wheat flour. It has a slight toasty and nutty flavor and is chewy in texture. It can be made like a regular pasta dish. Just add some vegetables and leafy green. You can always try it with pesto or some regular vinegar oil maple dressing. Enjoy it!!…
Don’t you get amazed how these tiny chia seeds are found in so much food these days!! From muffins and puddings to breads and salads, everything has them. My new found love for breakfast is chia seed pudding. You can find this pudding in several health food cafés and bakeries, but it actually takes only 10 min to make, can be made anytime and easily stays in the refrigerator for a week….
Quinoa is back in my kitchen and I am happily cooking it. Last summer I made quite a few dishes with quinoa. From salad, burger, Indian style porridge to alternative for rice, almost everything I made had quinoa as an ingredient. I am trying to compile some of my easy recipes and put them here for everyone to try. This recipe is really easy and requires 5 minutes to finish if you already have cooked quinoa. Cooking for oneself can be a tough job. I always keep some cooked quinoa and beans in my fridge and make salad with some veggies on the side. Gives me balanced nutrition and keeps me healthy.
Serving size : 2 – 3 cups
½ cup quinoa
½ tsp turmeric
2-3 small radishes, small cubed
½ cup cucumber, small diced
¼ cup red onions
1 green chilli (remove the seeds and slice) (optional) / ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
1 tsp fresh toasted cumin powder
½ tsp apple cider vinegar
¼ cup Greek yogurt
2 tbsp finely chopped dill
Salt acc to taste
- Wash quinoa and cook it in a pan with turmeric and 1 cup water. Start heating it with open pan and when the water starts boiling, cover it with lid and cook on a low flame. This will take 20 – 25 minutes.
- Once quinoa is cooked, fluff using a fork and let it cool down/chill in refrigerator.
- Add the radishes, cucumber, onions, green chilli, yogurt with dill leaves, vinegar, salt and cumin. Mix well and enjoy!
Summers are finally here and gazpacho is a perfect dish for a hot afternoon. I am addicted to gazpacho in summers. Its healthy, raw, quick to make and so very refreshing. The bright pinkish-red color of the dish cheers me up and the tasteful combination of raw red onions with sweet watermelon emits bursts of tantalizing flavors with each sip. Give this recipe a try… it’s a must have this season!…
Breakfast is such an important meal of the day. This is an easy and a quick option for breakfast, very light and refreshing but still quite satisfying. A perfect start to the day…Enjoy!
Za’atar is one of my favorite spice blends; it’s full of flavor, and goes perfectly with mint and lemon. This recipe blends crunchy vegetables with garbanzo beans that have been roasted with za’atar. It’s very easy and quick to make, and can be eaten both warm and cold. If desired, add some crumbled feta cheese for creaminess.
This whole week has been really cold in New York and I have been having soup regularly. My favorite soup is lentil or any kind of bean soup because of their earthy flavors. I was never a fan of butternut squash soup because I find it a bit sweet. But then I come up with this recipe. …
Khichdi is a dish we regularly have for dinner on Sundays. Its a well balanced comfort food, rich in proteins and vitamins. One of the highly recommended Ayurvedic dishes, Khichdi is a perfect detoxifying meal to end a week! (And it is super easy to make!) …