All posts tagged: pecans

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Blueberry couscous salad with Italian sausage

And we are back again. Happy Thursday folks, how is your week coming along? Anything exciting planned for this weekend? Well this week we bring to you an easy but sumptuous salad you can make a part of your meal. You can have this for lunch or dinner or even for a healthy snack. All it takes is 15 mins to get this going. Also what better way to get those yummy blueberries in your meal before the season ends eh? This salad is pretty versatile and so you can easily make it vegetarian by replacing the sausage with vegetarian sausages or add greens to it. There are plenty of veggie sausages available in the market, try them out if you haven’t before. I know this picture is tempting you to taste it..and I wont hold you back, here comes the ingredients and the recipe. Enjoy! Blueberry Couscous Salad 1 cup dried Israeli couscous 1 1/4 cups water ¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional) salt and fresh cracked pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil juice …

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy-seed dressing

Happy Friday dear friends! How has your week been? I have had a great time the past two weeks traveling and doing fun activities with my parents. One of the activities we did was to go strawberry picking! Strawberry picking at Delange’s Redberry farm is a great way to engage with ur local community, gain access to fresh strawberries that are sweet, juicy and amazing. Great way for family to hang out together perfect weekend activity. [/caption]Here are some of the pictures from our picking … mom & dad thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Fruit picking is not a common activity in India and this was a completely new experience for them. Well, end of the day we had a ton of strawberries at home and it was time to whip up something using these juicy fruits. Strawberry being a versatile fruit can be added to so many dishes and it doesn’t have to be desserts only. Here’s a salad that I made using these strawberries. Inspired by Panera bread’s  premium signature summer salad. I just love salads …

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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 …

Strawberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Craving for a salad today? Tired of cooking and looking for a quick fix munch? You are in the right place my friend! This is a salad that I often make when I am in the mood to eat something light yet healthy and when I am in the crunch for time. This recipe can be made anytime during the year but it is the best during the strawberry season when you get the best, succulent, and fresh strawberries 🙂 I’ve combined strawberries with nuts and spinach bringing omega 3 and iron to the mix. Adding healthy salads like this to your weekly diet will also help in bringing that nutritional balance that we always aim to gain. Try this out and let me know how you like it 🙂 For the salad: Serves 2 1 cup of small strawberries, halved 1/2 cup toasted pecans 2-3 cups of baby spinach 4 tbsp store-brought poppy-seed dressing poppy seeds (optional) Directions: Divide all the ingredients between two plates. Drizzle on top with dressing and Enjoy! Do I …