Protein-rich Bean and Tofu Chili | A Nourishing Soup

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here on The India Edition – I’m sorry for being away but I assure you, I’m back! We made the move to Chicago earlier this fall – six oversized bags in tow, with pretty much none of my kitchen essentials. Over the last year and a half I had built a sizable collection of beautiful crockery, pots … Continue reading Protein-rich Bean and Tofu Chili | A Nourishing Soup

Zucchini Spaghetti with Red Pepper Pesto | Vegan

Zucchini has my nomination for vegetable of the season – if you’ve been following my recent recipes, you’ll see that I’ve used it in everything from taco lettuce wraps to double chocolate zucchini oat muffins. And because it’s so easy to cook with and has the lightest flavor, it really does work in anything. For this healthy dinner of zucchini spaghetti with red pepper pesto, … Continue reading Zucchini Spaghetti with Red Pepper Pesto | Vegan

Healthy Zucchini Chocolate Oat Muffins | Gluten Free

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

Tofu Veggie Lettuce Wraps | Vegan

The third and final post in my summer series is a recipe for these delicious, crunchy tofu veggie lettuce wraps. I was inspired by the classic lettuce wraps at P.F. Changs, an Asian-themed restaurant that is found across the U.S. and now also in other parts of the world. I used tofu and green beans (which are in season) and complemented them with a ginger-garlic sauce … Continue reading Tofu Veggie Lettuce Wraps | Vegan

Chocolate Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake | Gluten and Dairy Free

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

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Chocolate Mousse Shots | Eggless, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Quick!

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!

Nutty Chocolate Buckwheat Granola

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

Avocado Chocolate Mousse | Vegan + Guilt-free

A quick, simple, super healthy chocolatey treat sounds a little too good to be true but this vegan avocado chocolate mousse is exactly that. I first tried avocado chocolate mousse at Ellary’s Greens in New York’s West Village. It was one of my favorite healthy brunch spots. This mousse is inspired by their version; it’s just a simple treat. I’m not one of those people … Continue reading Avocado Chocolate Mousse | Vegan + Guilt-free

guilt-free fudgy chocolate almond cookies

Guilt-free Fudgy Chocolate Almond Cookies

If you ask me, small-batch desserts are perfect. They satiate the need for sweet and you aren’t left with dozens of cookies or too many slices of cake staring at you waiting to be eaten every time you stop by the kitchen. This batch of guilt-free fudgy chocolate almond cookies was gone in an evening and deservedly so! It’s acceptable that they were gone so quick: this … Continue reading Guilt-free Fudgy Chocolate Almond Cookies

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Quick Breakfast Salad | No Carb & Healthy

This past weekend, we had plans to go to Sunday lunch at one of our favorite Italian spots. Naturally, that means consuming a larger-than-usual amount of carbs in various forms from focaccia to pasta to pizza to those delicious ladyfingers nestled between layers of coffee cream in tiramisu. For myself at least, I don’t believe in diets – I believe in balance. Savoring good food and drinks go … Continue reading Quick Breakfast Salad | No Carb & Healthy