Happy Cinco De Mayo to all who celebrate, to be honest I’d love to experience a full on Mexican celebration, their culture, music and regional dancing together with enticing dishes to savour, with all that zesty,spicy, smokey, crunchy, sweet flavours and textures on offer who wouldn’t? Oh and not to forget those heavenly margaritas ;),… Continue reading Chipotle Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
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
Now with the festive seasons dawning upon us we all want some treats to celebrate right? No matter how hard we try we can’t avoid getting our teeth stuck into delicious sweets, treats or chocolates and with Diwali round the corner shall I mention the dreaded “Mithai”? Are you one who is not a fan of… Continue reading Coconut, Apricot and Fennel mini Ladoos -Gluten free, Dairy free and Sugar free
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
Bottle gourd also known as Dudhi , Lauki, Calabash, opo squash or long melon is a long green vegetable full of hidden benefits. Made of over 90% water makes it very easy to digest. In the Ayurvedic world, bottle gourd is known to be cooling, calming, rich in vitamins and minerals, popular for… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.
Who loves savoury spicy snacks? Every Indian household will have a cupboard full of these delicious savoury snacks . Whether it’s for breakfast, snack or tea many of you will agree we just can’t resist temptation but the downside is? They’re all fried, oh yes, there is nothing greater than delicious khakra (gujarati thin crackers),… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Baked Millet flour and fenugreek crackers
In this cold, wet, wintry weather there’s nothing more comforting than delicious dal that is nutritious, filling and tasty. This recipe is my personal twist on the universally recognised Dal Makhani. If you have ever tasted this dal dish, you will know exactly what I am talking about. Dal makhani is slightly different to the… Continue reading Black Turtle Bean Dal Makhani served with Millet and Wholewheat Roti’s.