Using Oats in Indian Cooking

As people in India become more health conscious, there has been a marked increase in our consumption of oats. In earlier years oats was, at best, used to make porridge in more Westernized homes. We didn't much hear of the use of oats in making  our traditional Indian dishes. But all this is changing- for the better....more

Brain Food: 5 Best Foods for Your Mental Health

Researchers and scientists have only recently started examining a possible connection between mental health and diet. While it’s unclear whether eating unhealthy foods leads to mental illness, or mental illness leads to eating unhealthy foods, there’s no doubt that cleaning up your diet can clear up your mind as well.1. Green Food...more

Zucchini Noodles: The Healthy Way to Enjoy Pasta!

I enjoy a good plate of pasta.And since I married my Italian husband, I've been working on my Italian housewife skillz.So far it's going really well. But in an effort to eat more nutritionally dense food and less carb heavy food, I've been trying to avoid pasta night....more

East-West Curried Seafood Stew

 Are you a fan of bouillabaisse? Well, prior to meeting my husband, I’d actually never had bouillabaisse, which is surprising since I’ve always been quite the foodie. Now, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur. Bouillabaisse is essentially a type of seafood stew that’s packed full of veggies, beans, herbs and spices. Using a pressure cooker to prepare such stew can substantially reduce your cooking time while also preserving all the savory flavors. Here’s a fun and delicious pressure cooker bouillabaisse recipe that’s perfect if you’re in the mood for something exotic: "East-West Curried Seafood Stew"....more

Greek Yogurt Parfait

With Easter and Mother’s Day on the horizon, we want to give you an easy, healthy and delicious dessert to serve your guests and/or family.  If you are hosting an Easter lunch or a Mother’s Day brunch this dessert will leave your guests feeling very satisfied and not at all guilty.  Another plus of this delicious treat is that it looks very pretty displayed on a buffet or on your kitchen island for your guests to admire. ...more

DIY: Raw Vegan Gingersnap Cookies

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Eating Well. Does that Make Me a Food Nazi?!

For a year to a year and a half now, I have been avoiding, as best as I can, canned foods, processed foods, and the like, not keeping it in my house and not cooking with it. Around last January, two of my (nursing) children and I went completely gluten-free, as I had good reason to believe one was gluten-sensitive. Add to that our dairy sensitivities, and we have loads of fun. Not so much. But, I will not complain, because there are people with much more comprehensive and serious dietary restrictions, and I still have access to a variety of foods. ...more

Cinnamon PB Greek Yogurt Dip

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MOTICHUR LADOO with Carrot and Honey

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