Buckwheat crepes always seemed too difficult to make at home – I imagined that there was some secret method that brought out the best of that toasted nutty buckwheat flavor. I tried to make them a few times, but they never tasted quite like the ones I’ve had at small French cafes in New York or even at Suzette, the well-known creperie in Bombay (and … Continue reading Buckwheat Crepes | A French Classic Made Easy
Zucchini’s mild flavor makes it a prime candidate for including it (or for some, hiding it) in cakes, muffins and sweet breads. It takes on the other flavors that it’s paired with beautifully and in turn shares its juicy qualities to make a rich, moist and soft texture. These healthy zucchini chocolate oat muffins wrap up good-for-you ingredients like oat flour, yogurt, cocoa and zucchini into a … Continue reading Healthy Zucchini Chocolate Oat Muffins | Gluten Free
Back when I lived in New York, I frequented the local Le Pain Quotidien when I wanted a sweet snack and a coffee. One of my favorite Friday morning treats was their chia muffin; their baked goods are delicious and definitely healthier than most other bakeries’ around the block. I was reminiscing that chia muffin when I wanted something lightly sweetened yet healthy to go with … Continue reading Oat Apple Chia Muffins | A Healthy Eggless Breakfast
The moment I received a carton full of fresh, juicy oranges straight from the orchards of Nagpur, I knew exactly what I was going to use the first few fruits for – this chocolate orange almond olive oil cake (phew!). Orange and chocolate together make a classic combination, but that flavor is even more nuanced when paired with almonds and olive oil in this moist, delicious … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake | Gluten and Dairy Free
Inspired by a Mediterranean warm spinach salad I’ve eaten at several restaurants, I created this summer-version of it with cold, but cooked, spinach and cooling yogurt. Thankfully, spinach is one of the few “mainstream” and “international” green vegetables that you get almost all year round. The weeks I spend in Calcutta, I struggle with ideas to incorporate other green vegetables that I’ve ever heard of … Continue reading Spinach and Yogurt Salad with Crispy Onions | Summer Tapas
This recipe is one of my new favorite when it comes to chocolate desserts – it’s easy, completely fuss free, eggless, gluten free, grain free, low carb and quick! Does it get better than this? Not really, if you ask me. As long as you stick to these exact proportions and use the best quality chocolate you have available, you’re set to make these perfectly … Continue reading Chocolate Mousse Shots | Eggless, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Quick!
In a departure from my usual style, this recipe is not vegan, gluten free, whole grain or healthy. Instead, it’s a celebration of spring! The bougainvillea plants are blooming on our terrace and I couldn’t resist the beauty and brightness they add to the scene; the lemons these days are spotless, smooth and fragrant. These lemon cupcakes that are so good they don’t need any kind … Continue reading Lemon Cupcakes | A Springtime Classic
These last couple of months, I’ve rediscovered the warmth and heartiness of a bowl of oatmeal at breakfast. I ran out of the store-bought Swiss granola I usually top it with and decided to make my own nutty chocolate buckwheat granola this time around. I thought to make a granola that incorporates more of other grains rather than just oats; buckwheat is perfect for this purpose because it … Continue reading Nutty Chocolate Buckwheat Granola
Running out of good, easy, healthy meal options and feeling uninspired? Me too. This has come to my rescue. It’s filled with greens, herbs and olives, so it’s far from boring (which sometimes happens with a wrap or sandwich, especially one without cheese). The herb flavors in this mediterranean wrap take centerstage with the combination of fresh parsley, mint, thyme and olives. Instead of … Continue reading Mediterranean Salad Wrap | Healthy, Vegan Option!
There’s no denying it, I love pretty much any cheese. I try to leave it out fairly often because it’s easy to go down a spiral where every meal includes or even focuses on cheese (which we all know is also usually paired with simple carbs). This simple recipe for labneh makes life easier – it’s a much healthier cream cheese, simply made with yogurt that’s … Continue reading Healthier Cream Cheese: Labneh