Month: April 2015

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Sweet Potato & Tofu Curry

Happy Friday folks! Hope you’ve had a great start to your day and here is something that will make your day a delicious one too! There is a traditional dish made in Southern India using bottle gourd and milk..it is a favorite dish in many households and I have been inspired by that dish to make this sweet potato and tofu curry. In this dish, I have used a paste of green chillies with coconut milk to compliment the sweet potatoes. It is a thai style curry with Indian spices and makes for a lovely meal for your evenings. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene and make a great addition to your diet and tofu adds the much needed protein punch for the day. The roasted peanuts coupled with chilli flakes bring in the zing in every morsel. Well, I hope I have managed to make your mouth water. Now go ahead and try this dish and let me know how you liked it! For the Sweet Potato Tofu Curry: 2 tbsp. coconut or …

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Baked Eggs with a Green Twist

Getting a dose of greens right in the morning is a great way of starting your balanced diet for the day. And it doesn’t have to be a smoothie always. Here is a dish that that brings together yummy and healthy eggs with a cocktail of greens to start your healthy day. This could be a great way of surprising your loved one with a breakfast in bed. If you pre-make the veggies the night before, then all you have to do is to add the eggs in the morning, season it and bake it! Voila! This is sure to bring a smile on your loved one’s face. For the Baked Eggs with a Green Twist: Serves 2 1/2 bunch of Dino kale 1/4 broccoli head cut into small florets 1/4 cup of peas 1/2 avocado sliced into small cubes 3 Eggs 3 tbsp of milk pinch of ginger garlic paste (optional) salt & pepper as per taste 2-3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese chili flakes for garnish (optional) Directions: Saute garlic, kale and broccoli on …

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Greek Lunch under 10$

Hello hello hello..So this week, I tried to do something different. I thought about how much we all spend on eating out and was wondering if I could come up with an economical yet healthy and also easy to cook option for your meal. And voila…here I am sharing this idea with you. I came up with a Greek Lunch idea for this theme which will cost you $10 to put together. This dish is essentially inspired by Green Kitchen Travels book. In the book they served this dish with Quinoa dolmades with greek salad. But I used store bought regular dolmades and put it together with homemade greek salad. You can buy either veg/meat dolmades based on your diet preferences. For those of you who are new to greek cooking, Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in the Middle East and surrounding regions including the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, Central Asia. Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. If you are interested, feel free to replace the dolmades …

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Raw Brownies with Salted Pistachio Crust

Easter is one of most celebrated festivals across the world. It makes for a great time for all the family members to meet and along side eat some great food. While most of the easter special dishes are rich and tasty, here is one little something for all those who have a sweet tooth but yet are nutrition conscious. Presenting Salted Pistachio Crusted Raw Brownies <drum roll> This recipe is easy and can be put together with very less preparation. It’s nutritious as we add lots of dates bringing iron to the mix with some chopped nuts. This will definitely be a dark horse of a desert that will surprise everyone 🙂 Try this and enjoy it with your family! Umami Kitchen wishes you all a very happy Easter!     For the Raw Brownie: 25 mejdool dates 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup of pecans & almonds coarsely chopped coarsely chopped pistachios for the crust approximately half a cup or more Direction: Pulse dates, cocoa, and crushed nuts in a food processor for approximately 5 …