So 2015 has finally dawned upon us and the last few weeks of indulging in some delicious and rich festive foods have now started to settle on the waist line oops! Are you thinking along the same line as I am? Dieting? No more Indulgence? Well I wouldn’t go as far as dieting, I’d say… Continue reading Gujarati Spiced Thick Country Soup- Vegan, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Low oil
Stew, a comforting dish usually associated with cold, dark Winter months right? Well today I needed something hearty and comforting , a dish that required less time to prepare, one that didn’t involve using a lot of fats or even flour, so Voila this one pot dish is what was served for dinner healthy,… Continue reading Vegetable and Barley Stew with a touch of spice
Whenever I make this easy yet classic curry dish, it brings back memories of my childhood watching my mum prepare this dish together with Roti’s. From a young age we were always taught to eat greens and lentils on a daily basis for its nutritional value, hence these staples were on our weekly menu.. I… Continue reading Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry
Next time you have to entertain why not attempt making this delicious and aromatic curry of sweet potatoes and kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves). The bright orange fleshed sweet potatoes are so vibrant that when served as a curry it is definitely appealing to the eyes, I am a great believer in we eat with… Continue reading Kasoori Methi aur Mitha Aloo ki Subzi
Lentils are a staple dish in Gujarati cuisine, from a young age I remember we had a different variety of dhal for lunch daily. For vegetarians, lentils not only provide protein but it’s also healthy depending on how you make it and filling. To me cooking with lentils is easier as I can mix it… Continue reading Paanch Dhal with Barley
Who doesn’t love a bit of creamy pasta, it’s one of my husbands favourite and when I’d ask what pasta sauce do you want he would always choose creamy white or cheese. As usual I would make a thick white sauce at home using butter, flour, milk, spices and herbs. To make it a healthier… Continue reading Healthy Option: Creamy Sweet Chilli Fusilli with Edamame Beans and Red Chilli
A couple of years ago when I started feeling really sluggish,tired and overweight my plan of healthy eating kicked in, not only for me but for the whole family. Since then I seldom make fried foods or use excess oil, majority of my cooking is made with a low calorie spray or very little oil.… Continue reading Healthy Option: Aloo Tikki Chaat
In our household you will always find a huge variety of pasta from mini pastas for soups to large pastas as its part of our staple diet. One thing that attracted me to join slimming world is that you can eat unlimited pasta in vast quantities but still loose weight. I remember questioning this twice and… Continue reading Indian spiced papardelle with purple sprouting broccoli.
Quinoa has come a long way in culinary cuisine it is small in size but big in flavour and can be eaten as a light meal in salads, soups or with main meals with curries to replace rice. This gorgeous grain is full of calcium, iron and essential amino acids, when I came to know… Continue reading Quinoa with masala chickpeas and lime and pomegranate dressing.
Being born and raised in Kenya, I was very lucky to experience fresh exotic varieties and flavours of fruit and vegetables. We used to get fresh vegetables delivered daily to our house by a ” Mama Boga” meaning vegetable lady, it always amazed me how they used to carry heavy platters of vegetables on their… Continue reading “Sukuma wiki”- Creamy Spinach and Kale Curry.