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Nutrition

Healthy Pasta, Zoodles with spinach pesto and pistachio sauce, vegan pasta recipe
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Zoodles with Spinach Pistachio Pesto Sauce and Nutritional Yeast

Nutrition, Recipes

The comfort of pasta in a a rich, smooth and delicious pesto sauce, all with reduced (in fact, recommended!) calories and zero guilty conscience. How do we do it? Easy! Introducing to you the new-age inventions called zoodles which help avoid the starch calories of refined-flour spaghetti and nutritional yeast that helps substitute fat-laden cheeses. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free too! Do I have your total attention now? I love pasta – it’s my…

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Raw Vs Cooked Food – Which Is Better for Your Health?

Nutrition, Wellness

“To cook or not to cook” has been the widespread dilemma over the recent years. While raw diets have been getting a lot of attention and celebrities vouch for it too, purists argue that the discovery of fire was one of the best things to have happened for food and evolution of mankind. Which method is healthier, and which ensures that your diet has all the nutrients you need? Read on for the real scoop…

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Eggless Carrot Cake, Millet Carrot Cake, Christmas Carrot Cake

Nutrition, Recipes

Ever wondered how to have your cake and eat it too? Add to the Christmas cheer with this healthy cake, with the goodness of jowar and wholewheat atta that is free of refined-sugar and eggless. Moist, delightfully tasty and wholesome too – also makes for a wise option for your kids’ lunch box! I first made this cake on a whim – sister was visiting and she wanted “something sweet and baked which was non-chocolatey…

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[The Bestest Ever] Oats Porridge Bowl

Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized

“It truly amazes me all the things you can add and mix in to truly transform a plain old bowl of oatmeal.” ~Ayesha Curry Humble, simple, handy, convenient, nutritious, but…BORING – are some of the tags associated with a bowl of oatmeal. Oats have been a part of traditional meals for people from several countries and cultures, but oats made their inroads within India and onto Indian breakfast bowls only since little more than a…

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5 Benefits of Mindful Eating

Nutrition, Wellness

  When was the last time that you enjoyed at least one meal of your day having an actual conversation with your loved ones or paying attention to what is on your plate, instead of eating in auto-mode whilst playing a game or watching a TV show? My guess is – a long while ago! Right? Read on to know how mindful eating can transform your personal life along with your health & well-being, for…

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Healthy Sweet Potato Halwa, Shakarkandi Halwa, Healthy Dessert, Guilt-free Eating

Nutrition, Recipes

Your quick, grain-free way to having the halwa and eating it too – with moderate amounts of added sugar and loads of micronutrients your way! This sweet potato halwa can be whipped up in a matter of few minutes, and can be the most ideal quick-fix for your sweet cravings. Read on to know the several benefits of eating sweet potato and how to make this delicious Indian dessert – thank me later! Festivals are…

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Persimmon Multigrain Scones, Healthy Baking, Wholegrain Scones

Nutrition, Recipes

Crunchy, crumbly, these wholegrain scones can become your most favorite snack. Pair them with your evening chai. Candied persimmons on the top make these ideal for your sweet cravings, sans any guilt or worry about empty calories! I tasted my first persimmon back in 2010 during a vacation in Singapore. Persimmons are quite a common fruit there, but for me they were a delicious novelty so I went on to devour half a dozen of…

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Oats Red Rice Cranberry Cookies, Healthy Cookies, Gluten free Cookies

Nutrition, Recipes

Crumbly on the outside, chewy on the inside. Made of healthy, wholesome ingredients with zero compromise on taste – sound like it’s right up your alley? Make a batch of these easy-peasy cookies for your tea-time indulgence, pack them in your kids’ lunchbox, dunk them in milk and call it breakfast, even – these are THAT healthy and tasty too. Did I mention gluten-free? These cookies were first made as a part of recipe testing….

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Lentil Vegetable Rainbow Salad

Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized

Wholesome goodness of lentils, veggies and feta cheese, sprinkled with olive oil, pepper and lime juice. No need to cringe the next time someone utters the word ‘salad’. For salads can be mind-boggling-ly tasty, easy to assemble and chock-a-block full of nutrition too. Try it to believe it! The good ‘ole whole red lentil aka chilke wali masoor ki dal is fast becoming one of my go-to staples in my pantry. And for good reason…

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Chocolate Protein Pancakes, Wholewheat Pancakes, Millet Pancakes

Nutrition, Recipes

Pancakes are a favorite breakfast choice the world over, but what if I tell you they can be made healthy, full of essential protein and micronutrients too! These chocolate-y fluffy pancakes are made from a mix of wholegrain flours and whey powder, hence proving worthy of a post-workout brekkie that keeps you fuller and satiated for hours. Really simple to assemble and can be made in advance and frozen too, for quick breakfast option on…

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