All posts tagged: avocado

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Avocado Nanaicecream

Happy Thursday friends! How are you all doing? This week has been quite warm for us and it is a delight to see all the plants and trees soak up the light and grow with it. While on the topic of being warm, what would compliment this weather better than some cold ice cream. What say? Presenting to you, our avocado and nanaicecream! This is a blend of my two favorite and power packed ingredients, avocado and banana. Both of them are so rich in potassium and many other nutrients. This recipe is a great way to include these two superfoods in your regular diet. You can also add more fruits as toppings depending on your choice. For this, I added a bunch of berries including blueberries, cherries and goji berries. I went cherry picking recently and I had a great lot of fresh and juicy cherries at home so I was all the more motivated to add them to this recipe. Well without further ado, go ahead and checkout our recipe and let us …

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Aspacado Soup + Spring Favorites

  Happy Friday friends! Hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. Spring is here and I am totally loving the weather. All the flowers have sprung and so have  the spring vegetables. I am having a delightful time trying new recipes and cuisines both at home and at restaurants. Keeping the spring theme in mind, we decided to do something different this week. In this post you will find  some of the interesting spring recipes I have come across recently in different food blogs as well as our spring recipe for an Avocado Asparagus soup. You can see our recipe at the far end of this post. As Umami Kitchen subscribers, I thought you all would be interested in learning about these cool food blogs as well as their cool recipes. Well without further ado, read on! Infused Water Ideas – This refreshing recipe is from hellonatural.co. I absolutely loved this idea as I am one of those who gets bored of drinking plain water but doesn’t …

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Wasabi Avocado Hummus

Avocados are one of the best choices for quick small meal. It is healthy, filling and an awesome choice for guilt free snacking. Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. Avocados combined with iron rich chickpeas make one power packed snack for your tired evenings. In this recipe, I have added a dash of wasabi for that extra bit of zing. Try this lip smacking recipe and let me know how you liked it 🙂 For the Wasabi Avocado Hummus: 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained 2 ripe avocados, cut into chunks 1/2 cup wasabi infused sesame oil (you can replace it with olive oil) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp tahini 1 clove garlic pita chips, for serving Directions: In the bowl of a food processor, combine chickpeas, avocado chunks, wasabi infused sesame oil, lemon …

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Simple Vegan Salad for Mid-Afternoon Snack

Looking to add some fibre to your diet today? Here is a quick bowl of everything fibrous and crunchy. I have put this bowl of simple vegan salad with some of my favorite veggies. You can add more veggies depending on your taste. This is a quick and tasty way of getting that dose of veggies for the day. Try it out and let me know how you liked it! For the salad: Serves 1 1 large avocado diced into cubes 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds (optional) handful of cherry tomatoes, halved 1 large carrot, julienned 1/2 cucumber, diced 2 green onions, thinly sliced handful of cilantro or parsley leaves (optional) sesame seeds (optional) For the dressing: 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1-2 tsp honey (or other sweetener), to taste salt and pepper Directions: Prepare all the ingredients under salad. Whisk all ingredients under dressing in a bowl, adjust seasoning as required. Add all the vegetables into glass jar and pour the dressing on top. Close the lid, …

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Chilli Tofu Brown Rice Bowl

Here’s a healthy yet filling meal option for veggie lovers. This recipe brings together a balanced meal with tofu and avocados to the delicious rice bowl. We make this dish every week and its a family favorite. It takes you about 30 minutes to make it so it would be perfect for a meal on any day. You can spice up the mix by adding some asian slaw that gives you that bit of crunch and bite. For the Chilli Tofu: (Makes for 2) 14-16 oz. firm or extra firm tofu 1 T peanut oil 2-3 T sliced green onions large piece of ginger root, grated 3 T soy sauce (reduced sodium is fine) 3 T rice vinegar (not seasoned rice vinegar) 1 T Sriracha (more or less to taste) 1 T Chilli garlic paste pinch of chilli flakes to make it extra hot Instructions: Drain the tofu well in a colander placed in the sink.  Then put tofu pieces between a double layer of paper towels and press down with a heavy pan and …