Energy Balls (Dates and Mix Nuts Ladoos)

Hello Everyone, Nowadays I don’t get time to blog every week as I use to earlier. Life with a 20 months old toddler is busy but I will try to write more often. Here is my toddler’s favorite ladoos which are little energy boosters for him, as they are made up of dates, mixed nuts,…

Coconut Date and Nuts Rolls

Medjool Date is one of my favorite dried fruit. These dates contain fiber, calcium, iron, and other nutrients. One date a day can be really beneficial, although over indulgence of anything is never good. Always include dried fruits (no sugar added) and nuts in your meals, but in moderation. This recipe is an easy one and has…

Boiled Raw Shelled Peanuts (Halloween Party Snack)

You can treat raw shelled peanuts with two basic cooking method. 1. Roast them in a skillet and 2. Boil them in a cooker or a deep pot. Here is my recipe: Ingredients: 2 cups of Raw Shelled Peanuts 6-7 cups of water 1/4 cup of salt Method: Clean raw shelled peanuts with water. Pressure cook all the ingredients…

Blueberry Jam

Who doesn’t like jam. Actually in last two years, I have hardly purchased any store-bought ones, as home made jams are very easy to prepare. Moreover, you can control your ingredients, especially sugar. You can know exactly what is in your recipe, which is my all time favorite homemade cooking advantage. I don’t have much…

Sprout Beans (Protein Filled Breakfast)

For vegetarians beans, cereals, pulses, and lentils are very important protein sources. As an Asian Indian I utilize lots of them in my daily meals. The moth beans (also known as brown bean or matki) and they can be easily found in Indian grocery stores. I also use the similar technique for sprouting Moong (known as green…

Cheerios Pilaf (Indian Style)

Well in Indian chaats we call dry ‘rice crispy ‘ as ‘mumra’ or ‘murmura’. You can make bhel or poha style chatpati which means Indian style pilaf. I replaced rice crispies with Cheerios just to make it a healthier version. It can be a perfect light snack or side dish. Ingredients: 10 cups of Cheerios…

Two minute snack with Edamame (soybeans)

This is a quick snack recipe. Very filling and extremely nutritious. Ingredients: 1/2 cup frozen edamame (I used trader joes brand) Salt Pepper Method: Microwave edamame for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.