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Soaking & Sprouting

Soaking & Sprouting

Studies have shown that phytic Acid is the #1 anti-nutrient found in seeds, nuts, legumes, and grains. It inhibits the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. Sprouting neutralizes phytic acid. Many enzymes that help with digestion are produced during the process of germination. I cannot adequately stress the importance of soaking and sprouting, thus eating live foods! It is a regular occurrence in our home and getting into this habit will become the […]

Mince Meat

Simple Mince Meat

Where is Mangalore? It is on the South West coast of India where I spent every single summer of my childhood. My father’s family comes from that city. Summers spent eating every variety of mangoes, guavas & coconuts from our garden. Food made on a wood burning stove & spices ground on a huge mortar-pestle by hand. We also had pepper vines in our garden… great for making masalas! This garden had a huge influence on what […]

Black beans

Black Bean Dip

Sira, my lovely guest from Germany, told me she wanted to make some chili and learn how to use my spices. I thought perhaps I can experiment with both the Chili and also make a black bean dip with some of the black beans. The result was this yummy dip below. I don’t have the chill recipe as yet as I need to perfect it before sharing. I have been on a raw food diet which […]

Cucumber Avocado Shake

Cucumber Avocado Shake

My favourite summer time drink! I am regularly at the Vancouver farmers markets, usually selling my Chai and Spices. At every market, I will trade tea for various produce. Cucumbers being one of them during season. I really love this shake below and it is easy to make and carry especially when I am busy and have no time to stop to eat at the markets. This works really well with my diabetes prevention diet […]

Truffles

Chai Spice Walnut Truffles

I have a sweet tooth and when I went on raw food vegan diet for curing my diabetes & quit sugar, I experimented with many desserts that I could safely eat. My friends who have by now all tried these goodies asked if I would post it so here you go! I tried many sweeteners which don’t elevate my blood sugar. Stevia, it’s hit or miss for me. If I have the wrong amount it […]

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

At my last Holiday Craft Fair the Chicken Tikka/ Butter Chicken  masala was a hit. I have a recipe for the Tikka on this blog and promised all there would be one for the Butter Chicken. Again my cousin Karen in London, helped me out with this recipe. I found this fairly quick and made this meal during my busiest work week as it happened to be my husband’s birthday. Had to make a ‘Bada […]

Chicken-Tikka

Best Chicken Tikka

Back home in India, we never cooked Chicken Tikka at home, just went out to eat it! In the past, I was often asked if I can make this dish and so I asked my international family for help! My Cousin Karen lives in London and has been cooking this incredible Chicken Tikka for a long time. Living in London, she knows exactly what this dish should taste like. We love exchanging and trying different […]

Chicken Roast

Tandoori Roast Chicken – Indian Style

Ever since I made my new Tandoori Marinade, I cannot stop using it on everything. Roasts, kebabs, vegetables. The stuffing is my grandmother’s recipe, it’s the best part of course. Great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any of the Holidays. When I make it, I fry the bread for the stuffing in bacon fat ;-D My Mangalore Curry (Pepper based masala), is a spice you MUST have in your kitchen. No dish for me is complete without […]

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