Vegan Friendly

Daddy Cool Juice

With the Aussie summer upon us, I look for ways to keep the body cool and hydrated. Rummaging through the fridge I found a large piece of watermelon and a few cucumbers that caught my attention. So, I decided to put these ultimate coolers to good use and make a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chole Masala (Spicy and Tangy Chickpeas Curry)

This chickpeas-based curry is a popular Indian dish, which is typically served with pooris or bhatura (both flat breads). This curry is a gorgeous blend of whole and ground spices with a hint of tanginess. Chole masala originated in North India, and is widely popular across the country. This dish […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watermelon Lemonade

The winter has officially begun in Australia, and I am missing the warm weather terribly. As I reminisce about the bright, summer days on a cold, rainy day, I bring to you watermelon lemonade. This cold drink is just what you need to beat the heat. With the sweet melon […]

‘Sunshine’ Soup

I call this the ‘sunshine’ soup very obviously because of the colour. Besides that, the soup is such a mood elevator on really dull days. It is that perfect comfort food to perk me up. This preparation is my version of the Thai style butternut squash soup. It is a […]

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 […]

Berry & Almond Milk Smoothie

Juicy berries blended with almond milk makes a refreshing breakfast or post-workout drink. The anti oxidants-rich berries provide natural sweetness making it easy to skip the sugar or sweetener. Almond milk is low in sodium & bad cholesterol; and it is a rich source of B vitamins and vitamin E […]