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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Llonch- Vidalle Family enjoying my Coconut curry in Argentina.

Coconut Curry

  As a child, I was a very picky eater. However, I LOVED coconut curry, mainly so that I could drink the gravy. This recipe below is my husband’s favourite curry and the one I make most of the time. I much prefer using fresh coconut to desiccated coconut for this dish. I made this dish for our good friends in Argentina when travelling there. Below is picture of them enjoying this dish with all […]

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