Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The smell of a freshly-baked Chocolate Zucchini Bread can be tantalizing, and a serious booster to get you out of bed in the morning! Especially when it looks and tastes this good! I've never been a fan of zucchini in my food, and yet, this recipe is close to my heart. It is moist, dense, and is not heavily owerpowered with chocolate. But that's not all, to add to its credit, this Zucchini bread … [Read more...]

Almond & Coffee Biscotti (Low Fat Recipe)

Biscotti is a popular Italian cookie commonly served with coffee or latte. Unlike other cookies, it is more crispier and shaped like a log, rather than a cookie. This healthy version of Almond Coffee Biscotti is a treat to cherish! This recipe has no butter; it uses olive oil, almonds & wheat flour, and is flavored with instant coffee powder. Biscottis are similar to Indian Toasts, or Rusks, just … [Read more...]

Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)

Chana Masala, also known as Chhole Masala, is made from garbanzo beans, or Chickpeas, cooked in creamy spicy gravy flavored with authentic Indian spices. I think it is the easiest Indian curry to make - just add boiled chickpeas to a saucepan, add the gravy and let it simmer on slow heat as the lentils absorb the flavor of the spices. Slow-cooking induces a lot of flavor as the chickpeas become … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are the best for a filling breakfast or a light meal during the day. And with a smoothie like this, which has chocolate, peanut butter & bananas, you just can't go wrong! Bananas have tremendous nutritious value, and peanut butter is a great source of protein. Chocolate wakes you up and kickstarts your metabolism, and these three combined together make a delicious yet healthy smoothie. … [Read more...]

Coconut Cake with Poppy Seeds

There's nothing like a slice of delicious Coconut Cake to begin your day! But this is no ordinary cake; its a coffee cake flavored with sour cream, shredded coconut, poppy seeds and vanilla baked into a soft and scrumptious cake that is great to be eaten by itself or served with something else. But beware of the poppy seeds, they are like opium - too much and it could get you to sleep instantly! … [Read more...]

A Quick 15-Minute Workout At Home That Works!

All of us aim to stay fit, but more often than not, its hard to find time to go to a gym for a workout. I face this problem myself, and this is when a quick yet effective full-body workout comes to my rescue. I learnt this during my weight-loss programme, and it has been one of the most effective workout routines I know of! Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, burn fat around your tummy, … [Read more...]

Ideas for Celebrating Halloween – Martha Stewart Style!

Halloween is around the corner, and though I've never had quite a grasp about why its celebrated, I'm all for going with the flow! Its a time for kids to have fun, a time to get as spooky as they can, time to make cupcakes & pumpkin pies, and if you are looking for ideas and tips on Halloween entertaining, or for simple ways to make your home "halloween-friendly", here are some cool ideas to check … [Read more...]

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Baked Sweet Potato Fries, the healthiest way to enjoy finger fries by far! According to World’s Healthiest Foods, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C - both powerful antioxidants. It is also considered an anti-diabetic food, which means that it can stabilize blood sugar and lower insulin resistance. Plus, they have a typical sweet taste that potatoes lack - but don't get carried … [Read more...]

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...]