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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Summer Fruit Salad with Shrikand Sauce

Thursday, July 16, 2015 3

If you travel in the south or western states of India particularly in the summer months or have eaten at an Indian wedding there is a good chance that you got to eat Shrikand. Shrikand is a dessert made with greek style yogurt, very sweet, scented with cardamom, saffron and nuts. I love everything about this ...

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 ...