Orange Quinoa Porridge with Tahini Caramel

Sunday, November 27, 2016 1

This porridge is more of a bowl of dessert. Creamy quinoa-oat porridge topped with smooth sweet sesame caramel. I've combined cooked quinoa and overnight oats for this recipe, if you prefer you could cook both grains to make a hot porridge. Both work well. There are two steps to this porridge. You make the porridge ...

Superfood Fall Kale Salad

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2

A classic Autumn kale salad. I've eaten many versions of this lovely salad and I love them all, this is our favorite. What I love is that the ingredients are super nutritious and complement each other beautifully, without feeling you are chewing on raw leaves endlessly. Make sure you massage the kale with the dressing and ...

Turmeric Chia Fresca

Keeping oneself well hydrated is very important, more so in the warmer months. If you are out and about this summer hiking, playing sports or just being out doors soaking up the sun is fun. Taking some important precaution while sun worshipping makes it a pleasant and a healthy experience. 1. Remember to use a sunblock ...

Vegetable Som Tum Salad

Sunday, February 21, 2016 5

The first time I ate the traditional papaya salad was about a  decade ago on a vacation to Kho Samui, Thailand. I instantly fell in love with this salad and ate it everyday while we were there. Freshly picked and grated this salad was nothing I had eaten before. I learnt to make this salad ...

Citrus Panakam

Sunday, January 24, 2016 5

January by no means is lemonade season, but with the abundance of citruses we can't let the season go by without making a tasty recipe that celebrates these natures gift. During the latter part of March, Ram Navmi is celebrated in India, a Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama. One of the offerings ...

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 ...

Immune-Boosting Green Juice

With the impending flu season around the corner, it's time to boost your immune system with these powerful nutrients.  These powerful ingredient bolster your body's ability to fight germs and keep you strong. Each ingredient in this juice/ smoothie (either or all) has antioxidants, immune-boosters, flu-fighters, anti-inflammatory properties. If you find the quantity of ginger and ...

Citrus & Fennel Juice

Sunday, January 25, 2015 3

Store bought juices from regular grocery store or health juice bars look tasty, healthy and fresh in their fancy packaging, but they can be expensive and may not have all the nutrients as freshly squeezed juices. A lot of places use frozen fruit, concentrates or produce sitting on a shelf/fridge for days. Most times I ...

Citrus Almond Olive Cake

Sunday, January 11, 2015 1

Winter is citrus season. California produces some of the most delicious citruses found anywhere in the world. One of my favorite is Meyer lemons which grows in Northern California in abundance. For this cake however we will be using regular oranges. Along with other " Mediterranean Californian" ingredients this cake is healthy and delicious.   Ingredients 1 cup ...