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Chick pea (garbanzo beans) salad.

In the summer I try not to spend too much time in the kitchen and stick to salads. A lot of the street food in India (“Chaat”) has variations of chick peas on their menu. “Chaat” which has a variation of sweet, spicy and savoury sauces poured over garbanzo beans, potatoes served with cilantro, onions and tomatoes and crispy puris. My dream food as a child was “chaat” and always a great excuse to take […]

Radish with coconut

Radish with Coconut

On a recent visit to India, my brother’s chef Manju made me lots of delicious low carb vegetarian dishes. I choose to eat a lot of dark vegetables because they also seem to do well for my inflammation issues. Manju spoilt me with her delicate dishes. The dark vegetable (in the red bowl) is the Tambadi Bhaji (or red vegetable) in Marathi, the language spoken in Maharashtra State. Use this recipe with spinach, kale, chard, […]

Dhokla – Steamed Mung Bean cakes

As many of you know, I have Type 2 diabetes (my story). It is pretty much in the normal range now with my low carb keto diet and intermittent fasting. I am part of a support group through the IDM program run by Toronto based kidney specialist, Dr. Jason Fung. I am so grateful to have have my health restored. Here is the link to buy the Complete Guide to Fasting, Dr. Jason Fung. The general […]

Aaloo Matar

Years ago, 2011, the Britannia Community centre asked me if I would organize events for Diwali. I called upon my dear friend Mital Gorman and we put together a series of dazzling events.. from sari draping, diva painting, Bollywood dancing to samosa making. The samosa making workshop was so popular that we ended up with a second equally packed workshop.   Here is a recipe for the samosa filling that Mital and I put together. […]

Walnut Coconut Chocolates

Walnut Coconut Chocolates

I love these simple chocolates. I have to have a dessert every night. I need to make my own since I have diabetes and this way I have control over how much sugar goes it. I use yacon syrup, pure monk sugar or liquid stevia. Store in the fridge until they harden and then transfer to a tin. This works well for my diabetes and does not elevate my sugars. I limit myself to 2 […]

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