Crispy & Crunchy Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower

Vegetarian version of the classic buttermilk fried chicken. Crispy, crunchy, spicy cauliflower florets that are delicious as a snack or appetizer or side dish. When life gives you cauliflower… you deep fry ’em.¬† Dunk florets in a buttermilk marinade with spices (six to be precise)…. Plaster with some textured-flour… Let ’em crisp-up in hot oil… […]

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Baked Mango Cups with Honeyed Coconut Streusel

Simplicity at its best! Juicy ripe mango halves topped with honey-coconut-cashew-pistachio-oat streusel. Enjoy plain as a snack or with sweetened greek yogurt for breakfast or with vanilla ice cream for dessert. `Hellllllllo….. Mango season. I think we all know what a mango freak I am. Why is this the best fruit in the Universe?   […]

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Very Berry Arugula Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie uses some of the freshest produce in season! Peppery arugula, spring berries, apple, banana and almonds blended with coconut water and a dried fig to sweeten. Gluten-free Dairy-free Vegan Paleo Morning breakfast, healthy afternoon snack on warm days, post-workout snack – this smoothie is a great choice. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, folate, antioxidants, […]

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Raita Stuffed Cucumber Cups with Roasted Madras Garbanzo Beans

Can clean eating get any more elegant? Cucumber cups stuffed with a simple and easy raita and then topped with crisp garbanzo beans roasted with Madras spices. Great as appetizer, healthy snack or even a light meal. Gluten-free Nut-free Vegetarian Madras (now renamed as Chennai), located in the southern part of India is one of […]

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Ridiculously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These highly-addictive anytime cookies are “ridiculously” healthy and easy to make. Enjoy them for breakfast or pack them in school lunchbox or snack anytime. Go ahead….indulge!! They are TOTALLY GUILT-FREE. Gluten-free (use gluten-free oats) Dairy-free Vegan (use vegan chocolate chips) No added fats No added sugar This cookie has it all! Three more weeks for […]

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Deconstructed Mango Lassi and Chia Breakfast Parfait

The 5-ingredient breakfast parfait that is a feast for the eyes! I have a confession to make – Chia seeds found it’s way into my kitchen only about 3 weeks ago. I know…I know…..I realize the stupidity too. So, what changed my mind? A lady was contemplating at our local Sprouts one day, holding on […]

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Keema-Matar Inspired Cauliflower rice

Super delicious cauliflower rice that has all the flavors of Keema-Matar and comes together in under 30-minutes for a quick weeknight dinner. Gluten-free Dairy-free Nut-free Vegan Vegetarian Paleo (use olive oil instead of vegetable oil) Whole 30 What is “Keema-Matar”?? It is a stir-fried dish made with any type of ground meat (traditionally made with […]

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Baked Kale Falafels with Sriracha-Tahini-Yogurt

Gluten-free and vegetarian baked kale falafels are wonderfully crisp without all the hassle of deep-frying. Serve them inside a pita for a traditional touch or as a healthy snack with the spicy, nutty and creamy sriracha-tahini-yogurt sauce. I tasted my first falafel about 12 years ago at a hole-in-the-wall falafel joint in San Jose and […]

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Overnight Dark Chocolate Hot Oatmeal

Decadent, rich, luxurious and creamy hot oatmeal is made only with milk, oats, almond butter, cocoa powder and honey. It comes together in just 5 minutes in the microwave! Oatmeals are one of those healthy and filling breakfasts that we love around here. But, it’s not practical on hectic weekday mornings and those quick-cooking ones […]

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5-minute Sunbutter Cups

5 minutes, 4 ingredient, no-bake fudgy, chocolatey and salty Sunbutter cups. PEANUT-FREE TREE NUT-FREE GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE VEGAN (use vegan chocolate chips) VEGETARIAN PALEO   If you have a child with peanut allergy like mine, ¬†then you can certainly understand the challenges in maintaining a peanut-free lifestyle for the entire family. At times, the child feel […]

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