BERRY BANANA BREAKFAST(3B)

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Hola everybody!

How is everyone? I have missed sharing my posts with you guys. Yes, I know you must be wondering why was I MIA for all this time. The reason is, I was in India for the past 2 weeks.I had gone to this nature care institute, where they use natural treatments to detoxify your body as well as cure certain ailments.

A lot of people would probably shy away from it, but I’d like to admit that I have chronic lower back pain.I have taken a lot of medicines/western ointments to cure it, but its just a temporary fix.It was good to know that there are natural methods to gradually make your back strong, yoga being one of them.

It was a great break from online and offline stress and just to rejuvenate and come back much stronger and healthier.It was a great trip, I am blessed to have gone to it.

The most essential thing I bring back from that trip is that, the natural organic food that mother nature has to offer us, really does cure most of your problems. This inspired me for our Berry Banana Breakfast, the first ever 3B dish, you get it ? not 3D (3B) :D. Wholesome, nutritious, organic and insanely delicious! Yum Yum 🙂

TIME: 8 mins

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:

1 Fresh Coconut Water

1 Ripe Banana-chopped

3 big Strawberries-chopped

1/2 cup Oats

5 Walnuts

A big pinch of Cinnamon

A handful of Blueberries

5 Pecans

5 Macadamia Nuts

HOW TO PREPARE:

Take a bowl. Add in the coconut water, it could be chilled or at room temperature.

Add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and serve. Enjoy.

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WHITE GARBANZO SALAD(Lunch/Dinner)

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Everybody! How art thou?

Hope everyone is doing amazing in their lives.I am just boiling away in the heat right now :P. As it is really hot in Dubai,standing in the hot kitchen,deciding what to eat is the last thing I want to do or if I could just sit in the freezer with decadent chocolate ice cream keeping me company. This dilemma has led me to make the food post of the week, White Garbanzo Salad.

Nutritious, light on the body and  ridiculously easy to prepare, I mean I am talking about wash wash, toss toss and eat eat!That simple, here we go.

Serves 2

TIME TO PREPARE:10-15 mins.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups White Garbanzo Beans-boiled

(Tip: Pre-boil beans (any kind) and keep them in the fridge, they always come in handy, when you can’t decide what to eat)

1 cup Spring Onions-greens and whites washed and chopped

1 cup Black Olives-sliced

1 Cucumber-chopped

4 Lettuce leaves-roughly chopped

1 big tsp Dried Oregano

1/4 cup Lime Juice

Salt (optional)

HOW TO PREPARE:

Take a big bowl. Add in all the ingredients.

Mix well and Serve.

Great for summer lunches/dinners. Packet it for work/picnics/at home cozy dinners.Share it with your friends and family.

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DAL CHAAT(Snack)

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Hello World.

Today’s post is going to banish your Monday blues away!

I love spicy food.Period.Being an Indian and eating spicy food since childhood does have something to do with it  🙂 and you also know my love for snacks.So food such as CHAAT my friends is the perfect mixture of them both.

Chaat is a MAGICAL blend of savory, tangy,sweet,spicy flavors bursting in your mouth and just waking you up with happiness and energy.

However, the chaat available in restaurants/food stalls/street vendors is filled with excess salt and excess carbs and mind you is also expensive if you, like me,have regular cravings of it.

Which leads us to my DAL CHAAT, a crazy, yummy snack filled with nutrition and pure deliciousness.

Serves 2

TIME:20 mins

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Haldirams Chana Dal (You can use any brand you like or which is available to you)

1 cup Corn-boiled

1 cup Pomegranate (richer color is always better)

3/4 cup Onions-chopped in long slices

3 Lettuce leaves-chopped in bite sized chunks

2 tbsp Lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala(available at Indian stores or online markets)

1 Green Chili-chopped(Optional)

2 tbsp Fresh Coriander/Cilantro for garnish

Salt (optional, as the chana dal already has salt in it, so it balances the rest of the dish)

HOW TO PREPARE:

Take a big deep bowl, add in the chana dal, corn, pomegranate, onions.

Just before serving, add in the rest of the ingredients.Mix and serve.

Enjoy your snack just as it is or something to munch on just before your evening tea.

You can also pack it to go for summer picnics with your loved ones or even for quick lunches.

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BLACK CHICKPEA FUSION SALAD(Lunch/Dinner)

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Hello world! I have something amazing to share with you today.

Today’s post is about my super yummy Black Chickpea Fusion Salad. Black chickpeas also known as Kaala Channas( in Hindi) are absolutely delicious and are a great source for protein.They are versatile hence you can add them in your curries/pastas/hummus/salads etc. A small bowl of these keeps you satiated and energetic and beats those hunger pangs right away!

TIME: 15-20 minutes

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of pre-boiled black chickpeas-Soak the chickpeas overnight or for minimum 6-8 hours and boil in pressure cooker till cooked.

1/2 cup broccoli-chopped(I prefer mine raw but you can steam/cook)

1/2 cup mushrooms-chopped(you can use the mushrooms of your choice)

1 tbsp white sesame seeds

1/2 cup tomatoes-chopped

2 tbsp lime juice

Salt(optional)

1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano/mixed herb seasoning

HOW TO PREPARE:

In a bowl mix all ingredients, except salt and lime juice. Put in fridge to chill for 1 hour. Add in the salt and lime juice and toss well. Serve chilled.

Perfect for hot summer lunches and dinners.You can pack these in jars and take for work or picnics. Try it and share it with your loved ones.

Enjoy

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DATE RUSKS (SNACK)

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Hey everyone. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

I love dates.I am always looking at ways to incorporate them in my diet. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that are great for the body and they taste absolutely delicious.This takes me to the recipe of the day: DATE RUSKS. Perfect for a light breakfast before your workout, a snack to-go or just to enjoy it with a cup of tea in the evening.It’s crunchy, sweet and yummy!

TIME: 1/2 hr to 35 mins

INGREDIENTS:

5 whole wheat/Rye rusks-I used store bought ones which I got from India. You can use any brand available to you.

1/2 cup dates-I used dried khudri dates, you can use any dried variety that you have.

1 dried red chilli-chopped

1 tbsp sesame seeds-white

8 cashew nuts-roughly chopped

2 tbsp peanuts-salted

1/2 tsp asafoetida

1/2 tsp brown sugar-Optional

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup water

HOW TO PREPARE:

Soak the dates in water for 15 minutes.

Take a non-stick pan, heat oil on medium flame. Add the asafoetida and the red chilli.

Add the sesame seeds, cashew nuts and the peanuts. Cook till they leave their fragrant aroma, so about 4 minutes.

Deseed the dates and add in the mixture.Add in the sugar. Mix well and saute till dates are mashed and mixed well. Add water and bring to boil.

Take the pan off the gas and let the mixture cool. In a grinder, blend the mixture to a thick and creamy spread-like consistency, adding water when needed.

Spread some on rusks and enjoy .Store the rest in an air-tight container to eat later. Yummy!

Try it and share it with your loved ones.Would love to know more ideas and suggestions down below.

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BAKED PEPPER BEANS(BREAKFAST)

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HELLO FOLKS. How’s it going ? Hope my recipes are making a change in your life 😉

I particularly like my breakfasts sweet though occasionally I do like to change things up by opting for white bread sandwiches or baked beans on toast. So earlier I used to eat the ready made baked beans tin, which was filled with preservatives and was high on salt and sugar.This made me feel bloated, which ended up making me hate myself. I needed a better option!

This leads us to our recipe of the week BAKED PEPPER BEANS. This is a fresh, preservative-free and delicious way to enjoy the classic baked beans on toast for breakfast, which gives you the nutrition needed to start your day.It is a simple, quick and wholesome recipe. Great for you and your family.

TIME: 15 minutes

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cup pre-boiled Red Kidney Beans

2 Garlic Cloves- chopped

2 medium-sized Tomatoes-pureed

1 tsp Black pepper powder

1 tsp Dried Parsley

1 tsp Olive Oil

Salt (as required)

Water (a sprinkle)

HOW TO PREPARE:

In a pan add the olive oil on medium heat. Add in the chopped garlic, saute till the smell goes away.

Add in the pureed tomatoes , mix and cover the pan with a lid to cook the tomatoes for 3-4 minutes. Remove the lid, add in the salt, black pepper and beans.

Put on slow for a few minutes , add water to adjust consistency. Switch off the gas and garnish with parsley.

Serve with your choice of toast, i.e- Rye/whole wheat/Protein bread etc.

Personally I like it just as it is or maybe with some warm multi-grain bread.

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SPROUTED RIBBON SALAD(LUNCH/DINNER)

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Good evening world 🙂 How art thou?

Summers in Dubai are pretty intense, people often fall sick because of the heat plus food available outside at restaurants/cafes is usually heavy on the body to digest hence making matters worse.

I needed to eat something light and refreshing to combat the heat and its side effects on my body and mind, which takes us to the recipe of the day which is my super crunchy Sprouted Ribbon Salad. Easy to prepare and perfect for summer lunches and dinners 🙂

TIME: 20 minutes

Serves 1 (Double the quantity for more)

INGREDIENTS:

1 Carrot- cut in slivers (use a potato peeler, it helps:) )

1 Cucumber-chopped in bite sized chunks

1 tbsp Black Olives- sliced

3 tbsp Mung/Moong Bean/Green Gram Sprouts-these are available in supermarkets, you just need to cook them for a few minutes if you want to remove the raw flavor or you can wash them and just toss them in the salad, tastes great anyway OR if you want to make them at home from scratch, check this out How to get Moong/Mung/Green Gram Sprouts

1 tsp Mixed Herbs Seasoning

Salt (according to taste)

1 tsp Lemon/Lime juice

HOW TO PREPARE:

Take a deep bowl and toss all the ingredients except the seasoning, lemon and salt.

Keep to chill in the fridge. Just before serving add in the seasoning, lemon juice and salt. Mix well and serve. It is easy to pack therefore you can take these for work, picnics etc.

Colorful, nutritious and delicious.Yum!

Try it and do share it with your loved ones.

Would love to know your comments down below.

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