Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Saturday, February 11, 2017 0

I was a bit skeptical about making a dessert with tofu at first. Then I thought silken tofu is bland with barely any taste so it should work in a mousse as a substitute for cream. I tried a few different recipes and this was the one I really liked. Now the challenge was getting my ...

Berry Cherry Tart

Thursday, May 19, 2016 5

  We moved to California about a decade ago from the East coast for work reasons. The first thing I told my husband  once we talked about the move was we need a house with fruit trees. I always had this dream of having a house with a large veggies patch and fruit trees amongst other ...

Mocha Black Bean Brownies

Friday, March 25, 2016 2

I have never been a chocolate or a sweets kinda person. It's savory salty foods that I like. So when I had kids and they got to an age when they discovered sweets, they would hound me to make sweet treats. In a way I liked the idea because we were in control of what ...

Citrus Salad

Thursday, December 31, 2015 8

This beautiful citrus salad is inspired by the warm sweet flavors of Morocco and sun-kissed California farmlands. Cinnamon, saffron, honey, mint, pomegranate celebrate the souks of Marrakech and the citruses from the endless orchards of Central valley, California.     Every year I look forward to winter for citruses. The juicy sweet oranges, clementines, navels, lemons fill my home ...

Matcha Chia Pudding

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6

Chia is a delicious seed with lots of nutritional benefits. Loaded with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium and good dose soluble and insoluble fiber, its worth incorporating it in your daily diet. Chia is a very thirsty seed and can absorb liquid 3-4 times its weight.. Once the liquid is absorbed it turns to ...

Tahini Hazelnuts Cookies

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 3

  I do about 90% of my baking this time of the year. Partly because in our family we are more of a savory than sweet kinda people. I love to make handmade edible gifts as much as possible, usually simple baked goodies, infused oils, spice mixes etc. I just find them useful and people appreciate ...

Kind Bars

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 2

Yesterday I started off making my usual healthy energy bars that I make once a month to snack on. Basically to keep me and my family off junk food. They are not exactly low in calories, but eat in moderate quantities; it provides you with heart healthy fats from almonds and pumpkin seeds, fiber in psyillium ...

Chia Kheer

Friday, November 6, 2015 1

Chia Kheer Kheer is a popular Indian style milk-based pudding made with a variety of ingredients like rice, tapioca or vermicelli. This is a healthier and much lighter take on the traditional kheer,  a dessert that's actually good for you.  Chia is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, dietary fiber and more. And unlike ...