Archive by Author

Chutneys-&-Salads

Apple Chutney – Sweet & Spicy

My neighbour Eric showed up with a bucket full of apples from his tree and I thought it was a good idea to make apple chutney. I have a family recipe that is simple and can be used for any fruit chutney. The hard part is the peeling, coring and slicing! I decided not to can this batch as I’m giving most away and keeping what we need. The original recipe called for equal parts […]

Raw pestos

Raw Pestos

With all the mint, basil and cilantro growing this time if the year, I’ve been making a lot of spreads and adding them to my home made raw crackers! You can also spread them on vegetables. Please note that I often substitute the nuts I used in each recipe for pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds. Both make about 1 cup. Nutrition is based on 8 servings. Cilantro Sunflower Seed Pesto 1 bunch cilantro […]

Hummus

Hummus

Whenever I have soak garbanzo beans for my chana masala, I soak extra to make hummus. This is a basic hummus recipe which I jazzed up using my organic spices. Please read the section about soaking and sprouting. Ditch those beans in a can folks! Your body will thank you. It’s better for the environment as well to not have so many cans. Ingredients: 1 cup sprouted garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup […]

Chana-Masala

Chana Masala (Garbanzo Beans)

Ever since I quit using generic store bought spices, I have been craving the taste of Chana Masala without mass produced spices that come out of a box. After lots of experimentation, I think I got it. I tend to like mine sweet and tangy. Most of my recipes don’t call for a lot of chili as I don’t like my food very spicy. Add chili powder to any of my recipes if you want it […]

58409263_356670441631545_7004355633261474361_n

Cure for Diabetes: Ketogenic Low Carb – Real Food!

How does a skinny lady get Type 2 diabetes? People looked at me & said how lucky I was. I would jokingly ask if they wanted my diseases. I had grand Mal seizures as a child. Several every month. In 1993 the epilepsy medication (valporic acid), gave me hemorrhagic pancreatitis. At this time, I was not eating healthy. I had gained about 50 pounds within two years of arriving in North America. I am 5 […]

Baingan-Bharta

Stuffed Eggplant (Veg & Non Veg Recipes)

When I left India, I could not cook. I collected recipes from everyone around me on the eve of my departure to North America. Once here, I experimented by making the most labour intensive dishes when I was in Graduate school, especially on weekends when we had big parties in our International student home. I found cooking relaxing and the aromas reminded me of our kitchen at home. This in one such dish I enjoyed making. […]

Biryani

Biryani – Indian Layered Rice

I was recently invited to our friend Steve’s Birthday Party & decided this occasion was a perfect time to figure out how to make Biryani from scratch using some of the organic dry roasted spices I have created rather than generic store-bought spices. I cannot eat very spicy food so this recipe is for a milder Biryani. Add more curry powder or chili powder for a spicier dish. My Aunt Diana, an ACE cook (President […]

Masoor-Dhal

Daal- Lentil Soup

I make Daal many times a week as it is quick and yummy. This is a great meal when my sons bring home unexpected friends.  I like to invite them to eat with us especially if they have come at dinner time, in keeping with traditions from home. This with rice and a simple salad makes all happy. In most Indian homes, you will always have a bowl of Daal in addition to other dishes with […]

Back to Top

LOCAL PICK UP East Van by Appointment Free shipping on orders over $70 BUY: Online Ketogenic cooking classes. Get Healthy in 2021. Dismiss