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Hot summer days call for a cold salad as one of the meals. It sure is a refreshing change in the heat, a fresh and healthy idea for summers! If you love salads, you will surely love this recipe! It's healthy, quick, homemade and tastes delicious. I have made it several times already and absolutely in love with how filling and refreshing it can be. We usually make a big batch for dinners and consume it with bread and maybe a juice. Here is how can make this too: INGREDIENTS: 1 big lettuce 15-20 cherry tomatoes 1 english cucumber 8-10 black olives 2-3 tbsp salt Half of a lime 5-6 pods of garlic 10-12 pieces of walnuts 1 tbsp pepper 3-4 tbsp Feta Cheese 2-3 tbsp olive oil 2-3 tbsp honey METHOD: In a large bowl, mix slices of lettuce, sliced black olives, halved cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and the cucumber. For the dressing,

Bread Poha or Bread Pulao is not an unknown delicacy. It is a favourite of many who love bread in all forms and are lazy to cook, at times! It is a one pot dish that you can make, with several customisations, when the hunger pangs hit. A good and quick recipe for working mothers, Bread Pulao seems to be a saviour when children demand for snacks in the evening. Our mother has made us a fan of this dish by making it in the best possible manner, everytime she cooks it. It is an amalgamation and the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. Might we mention, the textures are varied and interesting as well. The softness of the bread, crunch from the peanuts, mushiness from the potatoes, makes it a full and interesting meal. I am sure you get the

If you love Pasta, especially Spaghetti, you need to try makin this quick Aglio e Olio at home. We tried this during the lockdown phase at home and absolutely loved the results! The best part about this recipe is that it is made with simple, easily available ingredients and ready in no time for a quick dinner or lunch on busy days. It took us hardly 20 minutes to get the finished dish on the plate and gobble it up! We love Aglio e Olio and would order it at a cafe or restaurant often. Now, having made it so easily at home, we are not sure if we would like to order it out anymore! Let's learn how to make this at home. The first step is boling the spaghetti which needs to be done carefully in order to avoid

Waffles are the ultimate breakfast or dessert option that we love having! We would order it from outside occasionally when we craved for it but during the lockdown, this was not an option. So, what do we do? We tried making this at home, make it healthy and enjoy it too! And yes, the experiment was a success after a few trials. This is the easiest waffle recipe that you need to try at least once with or without a waffle maker! We do not buy all purpose flour or maida anymore, we avoid it completely from our daily meals as well as desserts. So, the waffles had to be whole wheat! Here is what you need to make the batter: 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 1.5 Cups Jaggery Powder/Brown Sugar/Coconut Sugar (any healthy sweetner) 2.5 Cups Soya Milk/Almond Milk/Regular Milk 1 tsp Vanilla

Smoothie Bowls are a quick, healthy, filling breakfast or post workout option that one can have readily, without making too much of a fuss. We love smoothie bowls for this very reason and the fact that it tastes really good! Sharing with you our favorite smoothie bowl recipe: INGREDIENTS- 4 Frozen Medium size Bananas (Freeze for 2-3 hours) 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder ½ tsp Vanilla essence ½ tbsp Honey 1 Cup Soya Milk/Almond Milk/Regular Milk (We use Soya Milk) ½ tbsp Sugar Free Peanut Butter Chia Seeds, Blueberries, Pomegranate for garnish METHOD: 1. Blend all the ingredients, except the ones for garnish, in a blender. 2. Add a little more milk, if required, to get a good consistency. 3. Serve the smoothie in a glass or bowl and garnish with sliced bananas, honey, blueberries, dry fruits, chia seeds and ingredients of your choice. Hope you will enjoy making and having this smoothie

In the past when someone said healthy and clean eating, we cringed because to us it indicated boring, bland food that takes forever to cook and does not taste good. But, sometimes healthy comes along with taste as well as ease and Kirti taught us just that. Her humble raw papaya and mango salad, thinly sliced and flavoured with all sweet, salt, sour and spice is minimalism in a bowl. Kirti shared with us her goal of eating healthy and clean, which made her start her ever growing Facebook group, ‘Kukclean’ which consists of clean eating members. The best part about eating clean is the focus on freshness and locally sourced products. Raw papaya and raw mango are two products that are easily available to any market; it is not priced exorbitantly because of its easy and local availability and can

Mrs. Vandana Parulkar is an expert homechef, who has been developing recipes and cooking since more than 2 decades! A goan at heart, residing in the city of Bengaluru, she tries out the traditional Goan recipes at home, that were passed on to her from her mother and aunt. One such recipe was the Eggless Sooji Cake, that used to be made often at her home, because of it’s taste and simplicity. She demonstrates the same as one of the recipes for the video shoot on our Youtube channel. You can make this easily at home to satisfy your dessert cravings. Here is how to make it: INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups Chiroti Rava 1 Cup Ghee 2 Cups Sugar 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 2 Cups Curd METHOD: Take a vessel, add the Sooji in it with sugar and ghee. Mix this well. Add the curd

We had visited the home of Lakshmi Tauro, an artist, homemaker and a phenomenal cook who showed us two of her classic recipes, that she had developed over the years through experiments and passion. The first one, was Ying Yang Chicken Lollilops, a fusion twist on the regular deep fried lollipops, available in the market. The recipe of the same, you will find in a separate blog. The second recipe Lakshmi demonstrated was a quick, healthy, baked sweet potato salad. We absolutely loved this salad and could not stop asking for more helpings ! We tried this at home a couple of times as well and it is definitely worth making again and again! Here is how you can make this from the comfort of your home: Ingredients: 2 Cups Cubed Sweet Potato 1 tsp crushed black pepper 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Chilli