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Mini – Blueberry Pancakes

It’s the weekly recipe time again! Hope you are all enjoying our wide variety of weekly recipes. As usual, we would love to hear from you about what you like about our recipes and what kinds of cuisines or recipes you would like to see in the future. Well without further ado, we bring to you the simple, yet delicious Blueberry pancakes. Today’s breakfast recipe is intended for a weekend or a day when you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. This is not something you quickly put together, but something you spend time making and then savour bite by bite. This also makes for a great breakfast in bed recipe..All of you planning for a father’s day surprise for your dads, make a note! Alright then, go ahead and checkout our recipe and let us know how you liked it!    For the Mini – Blueberry Pancakes: 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 3 tbsp sugar 1-1/2 cup whole milk (plus more as needed) 1 egg …

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 …

Vegan Salad

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, …

Baguette with toppings

Baguette with toppings

Craving for an evening snack? Whip up this quick fix for your hunger pangs when you get back from a hectic work day. The crunchy baguette go very well with the softer toppings and gives you that satisfied feeling. I have listed some yummy toppings that I love but feel free to experiment with different ones to suit your taste. Ingredients: Ricotta cheese Sliced grilled baguette Toppings of your choice (I used zataar & olive oil, blueberries, frozen strawberry, basil pesto and sliced peach)   Spread ricotta cheese on a slice of baguette, add toppings of your choice and enjoy!

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Chia Pudding with Nanaicecream

Chia…a new ingredient I learnt about recently and I am completely loving experimenting with different flavors to go with it. Chia by itself doesn’t have a particular taste, it is pretty much neutral in taste but it does have a very interesting nutty texture to it. What is cool about Chia is how healthy it is and how perfect it is for breakfast. Small amounts of chia pack a powerful nutritional punch, they have very less calories, they are rich in antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are fiber, filled with high quality protein and the best part is that eating chia goes with my motto of eat healthy not less. Chia while being filling and healthy helps you with weight management. In this recipe I’ve combined the rich banana icecream to go along with the nutty chia pudding. Banana adds the much needed shot of energy for your busy day ahead. Checkout other variations of chia pudding on this website. For Chia Pudding with Nanaicecream: 2 cups of sliced frozen banana 2-3 tbsp …

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Butternut squash smoothie

Having smoothies in the mornings is a great idea for a breakfast on the go. I usually make it in the evening while cooking my meal and stick in the fridge so all I need to do in the morning is to pour it in a sipping jar and I am all set. This smoothie is generally liked by many mainly because of the rich and comforting flavor. It is naturally a little sweet so you don’t have to add any extra sweeteners. Butternut squash, I think is one of those vegetables that is hard to peel and cut but once you are past that step you will love to cook and eat it. One way to get over this initial step is to just cut the vegetable in half and roast it in the oven. While roasting, butternut squash becomes softer and makes it easy to get the pulp off the shell while absorbing all the nutrients from it. While on the topic of nutrients, it is a great winter vegetable and it is …