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Healthy Mango Panzanella Salad

Nutrition, Recipes

The goodness of ripe mangoes, tomatoes, crisp garlic bread, crunch of pumpkin & melon seeds, with protein coming from wheatgerm and fresh peas, with a fragrant Olive oil – Basil vinaigrette. Sounds yum, right! My first tryst with Mango Panzanella Salad happened during one of our holidaying times at Goa, a vibrant coastal town in India that is now the chosen holiday destination for people from different countries. Over the years, in an effort to…

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Wholesome Egg Muffins

Nutrition, Recipes

What’s not to love about these egg muffins- aside from the protein punch, these can enfold fat, fibre and essential micronutrients from whichever greens you choose to put in! One of my go-to breakfast choices for obvious reasons – you need not break your head over macro-calculations, these are ready in a jiffy, and oh so easy! All these need is eggs, your choice of greens and an oven. Or a microwave oven that has…

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Instant Healthy Sooji Dhokla, Healthy Rawa Dhokla, Suji Dhokla

Nutrition, Recipes

Soft, spongy, instant variant of khaman dhokla made with easily available ingredients.. Makes for a healthy comfort food option too! Dhoklas were always a preferred food option in our home. Mother started making this variant of Dhokla some 10-15 years ago, and Suji/ Sooji (Wheat Semolina) Dhokla has stuck on as a favorite. For good reason too, since it’s ready in a jiffy and the aroma of the batter while being cooked, wafting through the…

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Jamun (Black Plum) Mango Overnight Oats Smoothie Bowl

Nutrition, Recipes

Overnight oats and jamun (Indian Blackcurrant/ Black Plum) base topped with plethora of fruits and seeds. A nutritional powerhouse of a breakfast that pleases the eye too! I keep reiterating how smoothie bowls are versatile as crazy – you can choose from wide-ranging base and toppings, decorate them as much as your ingredients, time and energy allow you to, have them for almost any meal, though I prefer them for breakfast as they can mark…

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Healthy Aloo Bhat/ Spicy Potato Rice

Nutrition, Recipes

A traditional, simple Indian breakfast or meal with rice, potatoes and ghee. Wondering how to add protein content to it and make it a balanced meal? Read on! Aloo Bhat/ Aloo Bhaat/ Spicy Potato Rice is considered the one-dish-cure-all kinda meal in my family. Sundays would begin in a laid-back manner with the vegetables being chopped and rice being prepared over the tunes of Chitrahar on DD channel, followed by the fragrance of spices being…

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All About Bulletproof Coffee

Nutrition, Recipes

Have you had your black coffee buttered and blended ever? Is Bullet-proof Coffee really the energy-igniting elixir they claim it to be? Should it really be a meal replacement? I picked up the Bulletproof coffee from all its rage in 2014-2015. Then it got dropped and people moved on to other things, while I stuck to it. Why? I always liked the idea of black coffee better, rather than the versions where coffee is doused…

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Tomato Papeta Par Eeda / Parsi Style Potato and Eggs

Nutrition, Recipes

A lip-smacking combination of tomatoes, potatoes and eggs. Makes for a great balanced meal and is ready in a jiffy – what’s not to love! One visit to Papa’s Deli years ago in Indiranagar, Bangalore, is all it took me to understand how seriously Parsis take their eggs! That visit warranted another, and then one more, and soon I was a regular at restaurants specializing in serving Parsi cuisine, like Soda Bottle Opener Wala at…

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Sajana Saag/ Drumstick Leaves Moong Dal Stir Fry

Nutrition, Recipes

A nutritive powerhouse,, where Moringa or Drumstick leaves combine with moong dal and coconut flakes to bring forth a rustic, simple yet delicious preparation. Delicious balanced meal indeed! Moringa/ Drumstick greens are not new to me as they are to some who are waking up to the West embracing this near-superfood. Moringa oleifera, known popularly as Drumstick tree, is indigenous to India and Pakistan and are grown for the nutritive and medicinal properties of its…

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Jamun (Black Plum) Banana Millet Muesli Smoothie Bowl

Nutrition, Recipes

Goodness of jamun (Indian Blackcurrant/ Black Plum), bananas, topped with millet muesli, yogurt, apples and kiwis, seeds and coconut flakes. A hearty, healthy breakfast indeed! By now my love for smoothie bowls must be obvious! I find them extremely easy to whip up, and what is more, they’re versatile as crazy – you can choose from plethora of base and toppings. Blend your choice of vegetables and fruits for the base, add seasonal fruits and…

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Murgh Methi Malai (Chicken cooked in Fenugreek Leaves & Fresh Cheese)

Nutrition, Recipes

 The aroma of fenugreek leaves, creamy texture from homemade ricotta, protein from chicken. Comfort food that does not compromise on nutrition! “Is this how you cut the pieces? How do you marinate it? How long do you cook it? Won’t it remain raw inside?” – are just some of the questions I asked my friend Ananya when I had decided to start cooking chicken at home, maybe a year or so ago. Ever so patient,…