Quinoa Masala Dosa (Rice and quinoa crepes with potato filling)

 Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.  From Wells to Velcro and from tyres to test tube babies! Humans are a determined species indeed.  And when someone who loves the typical south indian dosa made with rice and urad dal (black gram split lentils) who has to now avoid lentils being on an anti-inflammatory diet,…

Instant Oats Dosa (Savory Oats Crepes)

 Being gluten,dairy and sugar free, some mornings I have a tough time deciding what to eat for breakfast. Poha is a favorite and so is Oats Upma which I have posted recently.  This is another Oats recipe that my sis suggested to me. And so I decided to give it  a try. Came out pretty good…

Dates and Nuts smoothie

Dates and nuts are a great snack. And I always have a large stock of them in my pantry. The Mr loves them to the extent that he has an addiction to them! Now that I am following a clean, anti-inflammatory diet, these are the only snacks that are ‘allowed’ for me.  No artificial anything…

Oats Vegetable Upma (Savory Oats with veggies)

A very quick and healthy dish that you can make in about 20 minutes!  Since I am on a gluten free diet now, I am looking to use oats in different recipes. Here I tried to replace the traditional sooji or semolina with oats. Upma is a traditional south indian breakfast dish made with semolina….

Flattened Rice Snack (Aval Vilayichathu)

Originally posted on Indu's International Kitchen:
Another quick and healthy snack from my amma’s repertoire of easy snack recipes! As kids we used to always come home to find a tea time snack and different types of aval (poha) dishes used to be common.  I have posted one aval recipe before – Aval nanachathu.  Today…

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

 My mom used to make these appams quite often when we were growing up. She used to make these for an evening snack instead of breakfast. Yes we were really pampered. Mom always used to make home made snacks to have with evening tea!  And looking back all of those snacks used wholesome, healthy ingredients….

Chia seed, Fruit and Nut Parfait

Once you decide to eat healthy it is amazing how over time eating healthy becomes a way of life and you don’t crave for sugary, empty calorie desserts anymore.  For me, fruits are the perfect dessert and give me the right amount of sweetness. The best part is that after I am done eating there are no guilt…

Dates, Almond and Coconut rolls (Easy 3 ingredient Date rolls)

A few weeks ago while shopping at our local supermarket, I noticed these date nut rolls displayed in cute little packages in the middle of the produce aisle.  ‘Neat’ I said to myself and also made a mental note that I had to try making them. Of course I did not buy them 🙂 So…