cottage cheese recipe. it was appreciated both ways :). So I thought why not to share it with all! It has almonds, sun-dried tomatoes(which gives this sauce a nice tangy flavour) and herbs too. Homemade food is always best-fresh, good to taste and healthy! So try this versatile sauce and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015
So, how was your weekend? Mine was good, it was raining here and I enjoyed the monsoon shower sitting on the porch and admiring the soothing "pitter patter" of rain drops. It was very relaxing! And of course the food. Unlike the popular rainy day treat- pakora and chai (tea and fritters), I made this salad! I know this may sound boring but it was really good and healthy too. Well, we all know that broccoli is a superfood! It has more nutrition and less calories. A cup of broccoli provides 100% daily need of vitamin C and K. I love using them in salad, but blanch them to avoid any germs or bacteria.
And then there are "the poor" potatoes, they have a very bad reputation among weight watchers. But the truth is that it is also a very healthy, low calorie food which is rich in potassium, fibres, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Minus the extra fat or deep frying, and add potatoes to your diet! Potatoes do have carbohydrates but they are easy to digest. If eaten in moderation, potatoes are very good for your health. But still if you are not convinced, use sweet potatoes instead :). I have also added beetroot for more health and to have the gorgeous coloured salad!!The combination of flavours in the dressing gives the salad its depth. So try it anyday, anytime and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
I call it a healthy version of aloo tikki, why?, because unlike regular tikki, it does not have any unhealthy binding base, instead I used semolina which is healthier. Also to make these tikkis even healthier , I added fox nut (aka Makhane). Fox nuts are very healthy, light and easily digestible. They are a good source of calcium, phosphors, protiens and magnesium. These tikkis are a good option for kid's snacks and a delicious way to add the goodness of makhane into their diet. I have used italian seasoning to bring a new touch to the tikkis but you can use garam masala instead. Also you can add vegetables too. So try these healthier aloo tikki and cook the natural way!! hope you like it!!
Saturday, 13 June 2015
I love putting mangoes in salads. They make salads juicy, pulpy and interesting!! This salad is one of my favourites, I often prepare it and it is always a hit!! It is vegan, oil-free and gluten-free, so a good option for weight watchers. Eating sprouts is very beneficial for loosing weight. Sprouts can be a good source of proteins without calories. they are also rich in vitamin C and minerals. But it is important to blanch them before consuming, to kill bacteria that develop during the sprouting process. Sprouting is very easy to do at home. I will soon write a post on it!Mango-sprout combination goes so well So try this fresh delicious salad and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!
Thursday, 11 June 2015
How can we forget mango ice-cream!! I think it's a must-have, when trying mango recipes.Mangoes
are super delicious and mango ice-cream is"heaven". To top it up, I made this ice-cream healthier and low-fat, so that all can enjoy it without any guilt!!! This recipe has all natural ingredients and no chemicals at all. It is the delicious way to add goodness of oats and you need to churn it just once!! So enjoy this mango ice-cream and cook the natural way! Hope you like it!!!
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Mango Recipe#3 -Don't just get stuck with mango shake when it comes to mango drinks, try combining mango with other fruits or other ingredients for a good change.Unlike mango shake, this drink is light and refreshing and is dairy-free and vegan!! So enjoy this fresh and soothing Mango Cooler on a hot summer days and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Today it is my second mango recipe post here. This challenge is making me idea-less, as mango has a fantastic taste of its own, no matter what we make out of it, it's original taste beats all!! I taste my recipe and then the mango, the mango always wins...lol!!! But still I'm in. Anyways, this rice recipe is my favorite. It literally confuses you, you can't decide whether it is sweet or hot and spicy. All the fresh and simple ingredients make this recipe really special. So give it try and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!!
Friday, 5 June 2015
Mangoes. mangoes, mangoes....I am sure many of you are in love with this fruit. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, this fruit is everybody's favorite!!! This week I am going to post some of my Mango recipes and today starting with this mango salsa. I have used roasted capsicum in this salsa because I like it's taste but you can use raw capsicum if you like. With all the fresh ingredients, this salsa is very refreshing and super delicious!!! So try it this hot summer season and cook the natural way!!! Hope you like it!!