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Ragi Black Sesame Cookie (Vegan)

I am always excited when I discover a new product and try out a new concoction or rather a mix of different ingredients for a healthier snack or food. Visit some Indian/Asian shops or supermarkets and check out what they have in store for you to try and/or buy for your next bake. Based on certain sites that I’ve visited, this ancient grain Ragi or Finger … Continue reading Ragi Black Sesame Cookie (Vegan)

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Breakfast Brownie (Vegan)

My usual quick breakfast fix that combines many health benefits including low blood sugar, constipation and possibly IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) was a combination of quick cooking oats, mashed banana, dark cocoa powder & flaked almonds. Portion control is key in assisting us in avoiding the unneeded side effects of foods that we consume in our daily meals. I came up with this ‘brownie’ as I did … Continue reading Breakfast Brownie (Vegan)

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Almond Quinoa Cookies (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Soft, slightly chewy. Best of all – no chocolate chips!! I am not sure why there are so many recipes for Quinoa cookies have chocolate chips in them. I much rather have nuts and/or dried fruits in them in order to fully enjoy the full health benefits of Quinoa. This recipe does not include any dried fruits and is not sweet. So, if you rather … Continue reading Almond Quinoa Cookies (Gluten & Dairy Free)

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Gluten & Dairy Free Banana Loaf

If you are trying to make something healthy for a special relative who has gluten and/or lactose intolerance, you might want to try this new recipe.  Do take note that this was not meant to be a nut-free recipe. It can be with the omission (leave out) of the walnuts and possibly the Soy Lecithin if you are concerned about possible allergies to soy. Continue reading Gluten & Dairy Free Banana Loaf

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Ginger Flower & Orange Pork Stir-fry

A marriage of the  Ginger Orange Pork or Chicken Stirfry and the Ginger Pork recipes.  Always on the lookout for a new variation of an old dish. Why? I do get tired of cooking and eating the same dish over and over again and as such, I like to experiment and try a different style of cooking or choice of condiments to see it they work. … Continue reading Ginger Flower & Orange Pork Stir-fry

Shakshuka (African Poached Eggs)

Hailing from the Barbary Coast off Northwestern Africa, this dish of Tunisian? or Maghreb origins was first mentioned by my daughter when she made it for her brunch. Capsicums or bell peppers are not my cup of tea, only because of my body’s reactions to it. As much as I like eating it, it doesn’t agree with my innards and sometimes my hands get tingly … Continue reading Shakshuka (African Poached Eggs)

Beef & Lentils Stew

When you are cooking stew, do you get – I need a change in the recipe – moments? I do. Trying to incorporate other proteins into your meals? Will the rest of the family like it? Lentils & beans are part of the Legumes  family and are a good source of protein and fiber. It is also a good alternative to red meat. Ingredients: serves 2-3 600g … Continue reading Beef & Lentils Stew

Matcha Chocolate Shortbread

I am sure almost everyone has heard of Japanese matcha and it’s specially cultivation methods as well as health benefits. Because matcha means green tea, there are many versions of green tea marketed as matcha. Thehttp:// colour and taste of a genuine Japanese matcha is very different from many others you can try. I am slightly peculiar in that I get a headache from drinking … Continue reading Matcha Chocolate Shortbread

Chickpea Quinoa Salad

A very boring title for a salad packed with nutrients. I know I could have opted for yet another Mediteranean Power Packed Salad or something else, I didn’t. My husband made this salad for us some months back and I really enjoyed it and wished I had added it to this blog then and there. So here it is, Chickpeas & Quinoa Salad. It is great as … Continue reading Chickpea Quinoa Salad