Healthy Brown Rice & Barley Salad

This healthy, Brown Rice & Barley salad, mixed with Brown rice and chopped vegetables is a great way to fill yourself up with proteins, carbs and fiber. The rice lends a distinct flavor to the salad, while barley, sweet potato, chickpeas and coriander add a tonn of spice and taste to this salad recipe. It is particularly interesting how this salad is tasty, and yet low-fat, low GI and healthy. … [Read more...]

How to Make Pie Crust?

For those who love baking pies, here's an easy recipe to make the perfect Pie Crust at home. I love baking, but I hardly find time to bake a crust from scratch. And yet, a home-made pie crust is much better than a store-bought one. Ask Alton Brown if you don't believe me! For most pies, the ready-made crusts available out there are good enough; but if you have the time and the will, try this … [Read more...]

Pavlova Dessert Recipe with Mixed Berry Sauce

Pavlova", a famous Australian dessert, is basically a meringue cake with a light, delicate, crisp crust and a soft & sweet marshmallow center that is produced by folding a little vinegar and cornstarch into stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar. This dessert is then served with whipped cream and some fresh fruits. I used mixed berries for this recipe, and a bundle of eggs that needed to be used up … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse - one of the easiest and most indulgent of desserts, this is also a great flavor combination! Made with two rich and delicious ingredients which have certain health benefits too. Chocolate is a good antioxidant and energy booster, when eaten in moderation, and raspberries are rich in antioxidants too, as well as vitamins, fiber, water content and flavor! Made with … [Read more...]

Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria Recipe

Strawberry Sangria - This luscious red drink filled with the freshness of 2 great summer fruits - strawberries & rhubarb, combined with a bit of vanilla, red wine and rose flavor , will have you flipping over in no time! There's a reason Sangria is a favorite cocktail, and this one, particularly with its looks, is a sure-shot winner! The Strawberry Sangria is a great way to entertain friends, and … [Read more...]

Blueberry Pancakes – Healthy Weekend Breakfast

Light & Fluffy Whole Grain Blueberry PancakesWhole-grain Blueberry Pancakes served with sizzling butter and some maple syrup - wouldn't that be an ideal breakfast every morning??!! What could be more healthy, tasty and beautiful at the same time! Loaded with the goodness of whole-grains, antioxidant-rich blueberries, almonds and a flavoring of coconut milk, these pancakes are the ultimate balance … [Read more...]

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Its always good to have a tried-and-tested Eggless Chocolate Cake recipe! Eating a cake is sinful for some, but not this one - I've used whole wheat flour, no eggs, minimal butter and all the goodness of Ghiradelli chocolate, still keeping it an healthier option! Melted chocolate lends it rich texture, and the applesauce and sour cream make it soft and smooth without using eggs! Perfect for a … [Read more...]

Vegetable Gobi Manchurian Dry

Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian Dry is undoubtedly the best Indian-Chinese dish ever; a cuisine inspired by the fusion of taste in Indian and authentic Chinese cooking. It is a favorite for everyone who loves spicy food. Gobi Manchurian is made with Cauliflower florets and shredded veggies. The vegetables are mixed in a corn flour batter, then deep fried and finally smothered with a spicy hot and … [Read more...]

Espresso Brownies Recipe

Espresso Brownies, filled with the richness of cocoa, a shot of espresso and a hint of Kahlua liqueur, there's hardly anyone who could resist these super-delicious brownies! They are very easy to make, and you can experiment with several flavored coffee powders to make a version that works best for you. For regular cocoa brownies, omit Kahlua and add some chocolate chips instead if you want. These … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Crab Cakes Recipe (with Zucchini )

Vegetarian Crab Cakes served at most restaurants are made of "stuff" that looks like meat, but is not actually meat! Not able to make myself eat one of those, I decided to go for a less glamorous but equally tasty option - Vegetarian "Crab" Cakes made with Zucchini! It tastes a bit like zucchini fritters except that it's a healthier option. Feel free to experiment with other herbs that you like; … [Read more...]