Lunchbox Friendly

Low-fat Creamy Pasta Salad

Pasta-based salads are a favourite with a lot of people. In fact, the common sight at salad bars is people indulging in a large serving of pasta salad with that extra helping or two of mayonnaise/aoli/sour cream. How cool would it be to have a not-so-fatty version of the salad? […]

Guilt-free Yoghurt Fruit Parfait

Yes, you read that right! This indulgent dessert goes on to prove that sinfully tasty goodies don’t necessarily come with a guilt factor attached to it. This no-cook/no-bake dessert is rich in calcium, probiotics, antioxidants and vitamins. Whether you’re packing this with your lunch, feeding a crowd or craving for […]

Chilli Garlic Noodles

What do you do when are sick and have very few ingredients in the pantry? Make some chilli garlic noodles. A bad cold is all it takes to send your tastebuds hibernating; I needed to get it back in action with something spicy and that required minimal effort. This ridiculously […]

Chunky Baked Bean Soup

The low-calorie, fibre and protein-rich baked beans is made from navy beans. Navy beans, also known as haricot beans, is typically slow-cooked in sauce and then baked for long hours. By doing so, the beans are perfectly cooked, and get infused in the flavourful sauce. I haven’t tried my hand […]

Strawberry & Avocado Salsa

How about giving fat-laden and calo-terrific dips and sides a break? Here is a salsa that will make your chips, crackers, tortillas and meat dishes tastier. It is a combination of fruity, savoury and tangy ingredients loaded with vitamin E, vitamin C, anti-oxidants and so much more. It is a […]

Spicy Hummus (Without Tahini)

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made with chickpeas and a few tasty ingredients. Typically, hummus has tahini (sesame paste). I do not enjoy tahini so I decide to skip it from the dip. This easy and versatile dip tastes great with crudités, pita bread, chips, salads and wraps. Hummus […]

Bread Upma (A bread-based savoury dish)

Bread Upma (A bread-based savoury dish) This is one of the easiest dishes to make for a lazy weekend breakfast or for a quick-fix weeknight dinner. This super easy upma is my go-to dish when a pack of bread is nearing the end of its shelf life. It is also […]

Punjabi Chole

Punjabi Chole

JUMP TO RECIPE Punjabi Chole is a spicy and tangy chickpea curry. The curry is a popular Indian dish, which is typically served with rice and/or flat breads. If you’ve ever enjoyed eating at an Indian restaurant or dhaaba you’d have 100% seen a chickpea curry on the menu. It […]

Corn and Peas Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Cauliflower ‘rice’ has been favoured by those on a grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb diet, and the Paleo community. Ever since I heard about it, I’ve been waiting to try this ‘rice’; after much research I realised it was easy peasy and incredibly tasty. When grated/put through the chopper, the cauliflower florets […]

Garden Veg Salad

This has to be one of the easiest salads to make; it is a no-fuss salad that can be made with whatever ingredients you have in stock. Another reason why this salad gets a big thumbs up is because it tastes great with just about any dressing. I have used […]

Dal Fry with Rice and Salad

Restaurant Style Dal Fry

Dal Fry is a classic lentil-based Indian curry. To me, this Restaurant Style Dal Fry is comfort food at its best! Dal is one of the most commonly prepared dishes in the Indian sub-continent. It can be made in so many different ways and each family adds its own personal […]