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No-bake Dates and Coconut Energy Balls

Often, I look for healthy snacking options especially for those post-workout hunger pangs. On one of my grocery runs, I saw these dates, almond and coconut balls; not only were they pricey but also contained obscene amounts of glucose and sugar in it. Although very appetising, the thought of consuming […]

Street-style Sandwich Chutney

I have always enjoyed a sandwich or two from the street-side vendors at Egmore, Chennai. Their sandwiches are so tasty that is hard to stop at one. So what it is that makes their sandwiches tasty? Well, it is that spicy, tangy, nutty, minty chutney they spread on the bread […]

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Vegetable manchow soup is an Indo-Chinese soup; this soup enjoys popularity in large & small restaurants and in the street-side food carts. Making this soup has marked a couple of firsts for me – this my first attempt at making an Indo-Chinese soup and this is the first time I […]

Two-melon Juice

Two-melon Juice The Aussie summer has ended, and I am holding on to every last summer fruit that is available in the market. A dear friend and fellow food blogger, Dhanya Samuel has always been suggesting that I try champagne watermelon, which seemed very elusive. Recently, the yellow-coloured melon caught […]

Gazpacho

A cold soup on a warm day is as comforting as a hot cup of soup on a cold, rainy day. Gazpacho is a simple Spanish soup that is small on effort but big on flavours. There are several versions of this classic Spanish soup, here is mine. Note: Many […]

Moroccan Carrot & Beet Salad

How about a festive looking and great tasting salad for your holiday party table? This crunchy salad is super simple to put together. Rendering the aroma and flavour to it are ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander seeds. Tips: You could introduce a little sweetness in the salad and raisins or […]

Carrot Ginger Juice

Keeping your body hydrated is crucial and sometimes just drinking water gets a little monotonous. So, how about a glass of carrot ginger juice for hydration? This juice besides being tasty, works as a great anti-oxidant and detoxifies the liver. Tips: If you are using a blender, you may find […]

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lemon-Mint Granita

Summer may be my most favourite season in Australia simply for its abundance of summer fruits, especially melons. It is easy to put together a salad with the wide variety of fruits available here. I have combined three different types of melon, Granny Smith apples, mango and lemon-mint granita for […]

Oven Roasted Corn Flakes Chivda

I am constantly on the lookout for tasty and healthy snacks. It is a bonus when I get a snack that uses convenient and easily accessible ingredients. While clearing out my pantry, I noticed that I had a few bits of corn flakes, wheat flakes and rice crisps leftover. It […]

Carrot Ginger Soup

A warm and comforting soup to beat the winter cravings. Tips: You could add other dry spices that you like to enhance the flavour. You could also blend the soup with a tablespoon of chopped coriander for a fresh taste. You could also serve the soup with sour cream or […]

Roasted Vegetables and Cous Cous Salad

Cous Cous, a North African staple, is often mistaken for a grain. Surprise surprise, this grainy looking ingredient is a pasta variety. Just like some of the small pasta varieties, cous cous makes for a great addition in salads. Ingredients: Whole wheat cous cous – 1 cup (cooked according to […]