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Scrumptious Okra Salad

Scrumptious Okra Salad

An amazing recipe from Chef Suvir Saran’s fabulous cookbook American Masala, had my whole family drooling and asking for more. I know I have to go back to the store for some more Okra, to once again prepare this wonderful, tangy, and crispy okra salad with the caramelized flavor of the fried okras combined with tomatoes, red … Continue reading

Polar Vortex Smoothy!

Polar Vortex Smoothy!

This is my vitamin C boost smoothy to beat the colds and coughs that this polar vortex has been showering us with! Besides it is a delicious, nutritious meal replacement, with a kick! Yields about 24 oz 1 cup packed kale 1 medium vine ripe tomato 1 ripe avocado 1 1/2 cups fresh tangerine juice … Continue reading

Our Vegetarian Ancestors

Our Vegetarian Ancestors

Many say that we started out being meat eaters, as cavemen did in the past, that is why we continue to eat meat. Interestingly enough this recent article in the Scientific American says otherwise!  Controversial? Absolutely!!! The article raises the question, if we are getting our ancestral diets wrong, especially paleolithic diets. “A paper out just … Continue reading

Simple Teas To Bring On The Warmth

Simple Teas To Bring On The Warmth

This is an article that was published in Whole Life Magazine. As I tested these recipes the whole house was filled with a warm fragrance that was soothing and energizing. The tea recipes below are extremely simple to make and instantly gratifying. As far as I am concerned, this would be as close as you … Continue reading

Hunting For Dosas

Hunting For Dosas

I grew up in a traditional South Indian home, and dosa’s would be served every other day, and I mean the most fabulous dosa’s ever!  Did not get the value of it then. Now, I live for it… We make plain dosas, masala dosa’s, quinoa dosa’s, rava dosas, tomato dosa’s, Mysore dosa’s, sweet jaggery dosa’s. … Continue reading

Vegetarian Haleem Demonstration

I grew up in the town of Hyderabad, among several Muslim friends. One dish I really missed, especially during Ramzan was Haleem, because of the mutton used in the traditional recipe. We would try many versions of it at home, sans the meat. This particular recipe is one of the better ones. I use extra … Continue reading

Kale Banana Nectarine Breakfast Smoothy

Kale Banana Nectarine Breakfast Smoothy

A most delicious breakfast smoothy with Kale and the most flavorful fruits! I find that the fruits balance out the bitter kale beautifully. The banana and the nectarine along with the citrus compliment the greens beautifully. Kale Banana Nectarine Breakfast Smoothy 2 cups kale loosely packed 1 nectarine 1 banana 1 cup orange juice 2 … Continue reading

Summer Arugula and Mango Salad

Summer Arugula and Mango Salad

This is a salad that I threw together with ingredients on hand and it turned out looking lovely and tasting delicious! On a bed of Arugula, about 2 cups, chop up an avocado, throw in a handful of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, and one cup of mango cubed about 1/2 inch pieces. Then drizzle … Continue reading