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Cilantro Chutney

Cilantro- Mint Chutney

My next door neighbour Sean has mint growing wild. He handed me some mint leaves and I made him this chutney from other ingredients I had on hand. This one is a keeper. My chutneys never turn out the same as I often change the spices I use depending on if I want it spicy or not. Cilantro Mint Chutney 1 cups mint leaves & 1 cup cilantro (Chop the edges of the stems off) […]

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 […]

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 Bean Dip

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 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 […]

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 […]

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