Guacamole

Hola everyone!  Today I am going to share an authentic Mexican recipe with you called Guacamole.

Ingredients:

2 large ripe avocados mashed

1 large tomato diced

¼ of an onion diced

1 lemon

1 lime

Salt to taste

1 chile pepper

Making Guacamole:

  1. Mix avocados, tomato, onion and pepper.
  2. Squeeze lemon and lime into the above mixture.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Store in fridge in an airtight container.

You can eat Guacamole with chips; use a dip with vegetables; use as a spread in sandwiches or wraps.

Please give above recipe a try and if you have any comments or questions please leave them below.

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Quinoa and Coconut milk

Hello Everyone!  Recently my family members found out that they have milk allergy.  While looking for cow’s milk alternatives, I tried making various other milk recipes.  The best recipe that I have created is Quinoa and coconut milk.  This milk has great taste, is a good source of protein and various other nutrients.

Ingredients:

I cup cooked Quinoa

4 cups of distilled or filtered water (use 3 cups if you want thicker consistency)

1 tsp of raw honey

3-4 green cardamom

Making Quinoa and coconut milk:

  1. Put all ingredients in a Vitamix and blend it for 2 minutes at high speed.
  2. Use nut milk bag to strain the mixture preferably in a glass container.
  3. Store the strained milk in a airtight glass bottle in fridge for upto 3 days.

You can use this milk with homemade granola for morning breakfast.  You can also make smoothies and milk shakes.

Please try this recipe and if you have any comments please leave them below.

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Avocado Summer Salad

Salads are one of my favourite things to make when summer rolls around! I love using locally grown produce and fresh ingredients to create bright and colourful salads. Today, I am sharing my avocado summer salad with all of you!

Ingredients:

3 ripe avocados cut in cubes

1 ripe mango cut in cubes

½ cup of shredded carrots

1 diced cucumber

1 small diced onion

4 mint leaves chopped for garnish

For the dressing:

Juice of 2 lemons

¼ cup of olive oil

Making Avocado salad:

  1. Cut the avocados, mango, onion and cucumber into small cubes. Add all the chopped ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Add the shredded carrots to the salad mix and toss all the ingredients together.
  3. Drizzle the dressing on top of the salad.
  4. Garnish the salad with a few mint leaves for a pop of flavour!

Please give this recipe a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Eat healthy and be happy!

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is an excellent alternative to rice and is easier to cook.  It is much healthier choice as it is high in protein.  

Ingredients:

2 cups quinoa

1 cucumber

2 carrots

3 celery stalks

1 orange or red pepper

1 cup boiled chickpeas

1 cup boiled kidney beans

½ cup cranberries

½ cup chopped cilantro

4 cups of water to cook quinoa

¼ cup of homemade vinaigrette

Ingredients for Vinaigrette:

¼ cup olive oil

Juice of 3 lemons

1 ½ tsp of dry basil

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients for vinaigrette in a small jar.  Close the jar and shake it well. Your vinaigrette is ready!

Making Quinoa Salad:

  1. Chop all the vegetables into bite size pieces and put aside.
  2. Boil quinoa in water for 10 min and take off the stove.  Keep it covered and leave it aside for 5 min and fluff it with fork.
  3. Add all the cute vegetables to the quinoa.
  4. Add cilantro and cranberries.
  5. Pour vinaigrette on top and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for about 2 hours and serve it cold.

You can enjoy this quinoa salad as a snack, as full lunch or as a side with fish or chicken.  

Please try this recipe and if you have any questions or comments please leave it below. Enjoy!

Eat healthy and be happy!!

Vegan Sweet Potato Cake

This Vegan cake recipe is for my friends who are vegan and don’t consume eggs and dairy.  It is very healthy and is full of nutrients.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups oats flour

½ cup potato starch

1 tb spoon flax seeds (egg replacer)

I tb spoon baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

2 tb spoons raisins

2 tb spoons slivered almonds

1 ¾  cup of honey

1 large sweet potato

¼ cup oil

2 tb spoons of water

Making Vegan cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cake pan with parchment paper and put it aside.
  3. In a bowl mix oats flour, potato starch, flax seeds, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a mixer mix honey, oil, sweet potato and water.
  5. Add the wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture in cake pan.
  7. Bake it in the oven for 45 minutes.  Check it with fork to make sure that the cake is ready.  
  8. Once you take it out of the oven, let it cool down and then cut into desired size pieces.  Enjoy!

Please try this recipe and if you have any comments and questions, please leave them below.

Eat healthy and be happy!!

 

Vegetable Soup

During the winter season, soup is one of my family’s favorite lunch.  I always experiment with my recipes and have been able to come up with various great soup combinations.

In this recipe, I am going to share my favorite vegetarian soup with you.

Ingredients:

2 carrots cut in medium sizes

1 sweet potato cut in medium sizes

⅓ cauliflower cut

2 small cloves of garlic

½ inch piece of ginger

2 tb spoons of oil

Dry basil

Salt to taste

Black Pepper to taste

Cumin seeds

Pinch of turmeric

½ tsp of paprika

2 cups of water

Making soup:

  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker.
  2. When oil is heated, add cumin seeds.
  3. When cumin seeds starts to roast, add all vegetables, garlic and ginger and roast in oil for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika and water.
  5. Let the vegetables cook until 2 whistles of pressure cooker.
  6. After cooker simmers down, use hand blender and blend all the vegetables.  If the consistency is too thick, add some water and bring it to boil.  If the soup is watery, boil it for few minutes and bring it the required consistency.
  7. Add dry basil and serve it hot. Enjoy!

Please try this recipe and if you have any questions and comments below.

Eat healthy and be happy!