Tag: Gluten-free

Warm Mediterranean Salad with Halloumi

This is a Mediterranean-style salad that is served with warm vegetables and toasted halloumi cheese. This variety of cheese originated in Cyprus and features in Middle Eastern, Greek and Cypriot cuisines. If you have not already tasted halloumi, it tastes very similar to paneer (Indian cottage cheese). With a simple […]

Indian-spiced Grilled Apples & Pineapples

Are you feeding a crowd this holiday season or just simply looking for a tasty solution to consume fruits? How about some spiced-coated and grilled apple & pineapples? Tips: While placing the fruits in the skewer, you could alternate between pineapple and apple pieces in each skewer. Sprinkle a little […]

Roasted Chickpeas

The healthy and nutritious makes a fantastic snack. You will give the oily and unhealthy processed snacks a miss if you give this roasted chickpeas a go. The humble chickpeas is cooked, roasted and seasoned with flavourful and aromatic Indian spices. Tips: You could skip the soaking and pressure cooking […]

Jeera Garlic Rice

Jeera rice is a popular Indian and Pakistani rice preparation that is quick to make and goes well with curries and dal varieties. I’ve taken this simple rice preparation up a notch and included garlic for additional flavour. As you take a mouthful of this rice, you will relish the […]

Chilli Lemon Dressing

This is a simple and tasty dressing for your favourite salad – fruit or vegetable. Ingredients: Lemon – 1 Red chillies – 2- 3, finely chopped Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – 1 Tblspn. Method: In a small bowl, squeeze out juice from 1 lemon. Toss in the chillies and […]

Quinoa Pudding with Almond Milk

In the recent times, quinoa has gained popularity. It’s all thanks to its ‘super food’ status. It is often mistaken for a grain when in fact, it is a seed. Power-packed and nutritious, quinoa is a tasty addition to your meal. If you are unsure how to get started with […]

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 […]

Chickpeas Salad

Chickpeas Salad If you are looking for a salad that is crunchy, tasty and keep your tummy feeling full for longer then this your pick. Loaded with chickpeas and an assortment of vegetables, this salad will soon become a regular feature in your meal. Tips: If you find the process […]

Mediterranean Salad

This salad comes as a variation of the Greek Salad. Unlike the Greek salad, which has crunchy vegetables, the Mediterranean salad comes with a couple of cooked vegetables and has garlic. Tips: This makes a lovely salad to eat with pita bread or pita chips. If garlic or chilli flakes […]

Tzatziki

The first time I heard about it was on this TV show Chuck’s Day Off on TLC. From the very mention of it, tzatziki caught my fancy – I can’t really say if it the fascinating name, the simplicity of its preparation or its amazing taste. But it truly did […]

Skinny Basil Pesto Spread

Who says pesto is only meant for pastas. They yummy basil pesto can now double as a sandwich spread or a dip for your chips and pita bread. Pesto, originated in Italy and the word simply means ‘pound’; the ingredients are typically pounded in a mortar and pestle thus giving […]