Cashew and Ginger Energy Balls

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Energy balls are perfect for a snack on the go. They are readily available in health food stores and supermarkets, but sometimes the good quality ones are a bit pricey. However, you can easily make these at home with a few ingredients that you might already have in your pantry/cupboard. Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup medjool dates, pitted and […]

Cashew Milk

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If you cannot digest dairy milk, then I have a super easy and quick nut milk recipe for you.     There is a wide variety of alternative milks available on the market but the problem is that they are often a blend of sugar, stabilizers, and emulsifiers which are unnecessary and can cause digestive problems for some. Until recently, I used to make almond […]

Persimmon Smoothie

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Are you craving something sweet? Then try this smoothie. It’s easy to make, delicious, and sweet enough to hit the sugar craving without adding refined sugar. Persimmons are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and B-complex, manganese, and fiber. They are in season right now, so enjoy them while you can! Ingredients: 1 ripe persimmon/sharon fruit 1-2 large medjool date ( I used one large […]

Grain-Free Gingerbread Granola

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Granola for breakfast is so delicious and satisfying. Usually I go for my homemade chocolate granola but I wanted something non chocolatey and grain free. Since it’s winter, I decided to spice it up with gingerbread mix and topped it with dried fruits. Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup desiccated coconut […]

Fig and Cherry Energy Bites

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Snacks are an important part of a diet and can actually be beneficial in that they regulate blood sugar levels and give you a boost of energy to keep you going till your next meal. Energy bars/bites are one of my favorite snacks; made with few ingredients such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit, toppings and spices of choice. I like trying out different combinations and […]

Turmeric Latte

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Turmeric milk has been used for centuries in Eastern countries as a healing drink to heal wounds, treat a sore throat or a cold, heal skin conditions, alleviate digestive problems, and more. Thanks to today’s scientific advancements, it is well known that turmeric is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and high in antioxidants. Growing up in India, I never actually had turmeric milk and when I heard about […]

Quinoa and Sweet Potato Salad

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Eating healthy when on holiday abroad can sometimes be challenging. Normally I try to eat as healthy as possible but the meals on my recent holiday were a mix of both healthy and junk food due to poor planning. One of the healthy meals I had was a salad made with quinoa and roasted butternut squash. Since I liked it so much I tried to […]

Matcha Smoothie

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Need an afternoon energy boost? Why not try matcha green tea?! Along with low caffeine concentration, matcha is packed with antioxidants, helps boost the metabolism for efficient fat burning, improves skin, increases energy levels and endurance, detoxifies the body, and is also a good source of vitamin C, selenium, zinc, and magnesium. The first time I tried matcha was in a ready-made matcha coconut milk […]

Guilt-Free Onion Pakoras

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Pakoras are my all time favorite Indian snack food!!! The soft, fluffy texture, and slightly spicy flavor can be enjoyed any time; with tea, lunch or dinner. The downside is that THEY ARE FRIED! 🙁 Often in unhealthy refined oils. But guess what? There is another way! These pakoras are adapted from my original fried recipe; tweaked slightly to avoid the frying and yet retaining the […]

Sweet and Sassy Salad

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How do you feel when you think of a salad? Crunchy? Yummy? Colorful? Vibrant? Or cold? Boring? Bland? Diet food? Chances are you thought of the latter. I feel the same especially when I go to a restaurant or an event where the salad is just cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce. Thats it?! That’s your salad?!! Making good salad is super easy. Really! It is! Here are […]