Recipes

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I have added recipes here which are our family favorites, tried and tested on kids and adults. Many of the recipes are derived from my ethnic background of being a South Indian from Karnataka. You will find a greater emphasis on Indian food as it lends itself naturally to a well balanced Whole Foods, Plant Based Nutrition Plan. We have such a pletora of lentils, beans, legumes and grains from the Indian sub continent that you may never need to repeat a dish all through the year! I will be adding dishes from all the other world cusines as well. Enjoy these dishes, Share with friends and family, join my cooking classes & rejoice in vibrant health! Healthy Eating!


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Vegetable Curries

Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Kurma - Ingredients for paste:1 tbsp cashews1 tsp khus khus (white poppy seeds)1/4 cup fresh grated coconut (frozen works as well)3-6 cloves garlic (optional)1 inch piece ginger1 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste)1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)2 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya)1 tsp garam masala powder1/4 cup plant based yogurt or plant… Continue Reading
Karnataka Saagu or kurma recipe or Mixed Vegetable South Indian Stew - Your choice of mixed vegetables in season cut into bite sized chunks.Choice of Veggies:1 Chayote squash 1 handful of fresh Green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 Carrots cut into bite sized pieces1C Peas2-3 Tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of Cabbage red or green1 Bell pepper1 C Edamame or black eyed peas cooked1 Potato, cubed1 Sweet… Continue Reading

Soups Or Stews

Karnataka Saagu or kurma recipe or Mixed Vegetable South Indian Stew - Your choice of mixed vegetables in season cut into bite sized chunks.Choice of Veggies:1 Chayote squash 1 handful of fresh Green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 Carrots cut into bite sized pieces1C Peas2-3 Tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of Cabbage red or green1 Bell pepper1 C Edamame or black eyed peas cooked1 Potato, cubed1 Sweet… Continue Reading

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Chutneys

Instant Pot Karnataka Gojju or Gotsu or Sweet & Sour Chutney or Relish Recipe - Option of vegetables: Bittergourd, Okra, Eggplant, Pineapple, Organic Clementine Peel, Butternut squash, Pumpkin, Raisins etc. In an Instant Pot or pressure cooker layer:1. 1/4 C tamarind deseeded and strings removed2. 4 chopped dates seeds removed3. 3/4 C water In an inner stainless steel dish or a steamer basket keep the veggies with no water. Your… Continue Reading

Snacks

Grits Handvo – an Indian savory cake - Ingredients • 2 C Yellow Corn Grits/Polenta (Bobs Red Mill brand) or Millet Rawa or Raagi Rawa • 1-2 TBS Cream of Wheat (Sooji Optional) • 1 TBS Chick pea flour or besan as thickening agent (optional) Or Handva Flour in place of Sooji + Besan • 2 TBS Flax Meal • 5 small or… Continue Reading

Make it POP

No 0il seasoning/tadka/oggarne/thaalippu/vaghar – Make it Pop! - Oil free Tadka or Seasoning Ingredients:1 C chana dal (split chana dal)1 C urad dal (split urad dal)1 C jeera1 C small black mustard seeds1 C sesame seeds1 C dry red chilies1 C curry leaves Method:Dry roast each ingredient separately. Take care not to roast them for too long.1. Heat a wok or steel kadai… Continue Reading

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Desserts

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding - Ingredients:2 C or 2 large roasted or steamed organic sweet potatoes1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder12-15 dates depending on size Method: Blend in food processor until very smooth and creamy. Add a pinch of salt! Serve with berries or a sprig of mint…🌱 Note: substitute mashed, ripe avocados for cooked sweet potatoes! Simply delicious! Continue Reading
Healthy Banana Nut Bread Recipe - 3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour 3/4 C Unbleached All purpose flouror any combo or GF flour3/4 C sugar or dates or sweetener of your choice3/4 tsp Baking Soda3/4 tsp Baking Powder2 TBS flax meal (optional)1/2 - 3/4 C chopped walnuts4 mashed very ripe bananas1 raw apple sauce of 1 apple1 tsp vanilla orpowdered cardamom or… Continue Reading

Salads Galore!

Sprouts – A powerhouse of nutrients, simple method - Sprouts are the highest in anti-oxidants similar to berries and many other fruits and vegetables. They are a powerhouse of nutrients and pack a sizable amount of proteins as well. Whole beans and lentils are very easy to sprout and add a wonderful variety to any meal. They can be lightly blanched, cooked, ground up… Continue Reading

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Soups and Stews

Vegetable Curries

Chutneys

Snacks

Desserts

Breads

Recipes

See details of an upcoming Virtual Workshop

I have added recipes here which are our family favorites, tried and tested on kids and adults. Many of the recipes are derived from my ethnic background of being a South Indian from Karnataka. You will find a greater emphasis on Indian food as it lends itself naturally to a well balanced Whole Foods, Plant Based Nutrition Plan. We have such a pletora of lentils, beans, legumes and grains from the Indian sub continent that you may never need to repeat a dish all through the year! I will be adding dishes from all the other world cusines as well. Enjoy these dishes, Share with friends and family, join my cooking classes & rejoice in vibrant health! Healthy Eating!


Subscribe below to get the latest news about upcoming online and in-person workshops and the latest recipes.


Vegetable Curries

Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Kurma - Ingredients for paste:1 tbsp cashews1 tsp khus khus (white poppy seeds)1/4 cup fresh grated coconut (frozen works as well)3-6 cloves garlic (optional)1 inch piece ginger1 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste)1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)2 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya)1 tsp garam masala powder1/4 cup plant based yogurt or plant… Continue Reading
Karnataka Saagu or kurma recipe or Mixed Vegetable South Indian Stew - Your choice of mixed vegetables in season cut into bite sized chunks.Choice of Veggies:1 Chayote squash 1 handful of fresh Green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 Carrots cut into bite sized pieces1C Peas2-3 Tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of Cabbage red or green1 Bell pepper1 C Edamame or black eyed peas cooked1 Potato, cubed1 Sweet… Continue Reading

Soups Or Stews

Karnataka Saagu or kurma recipe or Mixed Vegetable South Indian Stew - Your choice of mixed vegetables in season cut into bite sized chunks.Choice of Veggies:1 Chayote squash 1 handful of fresh Green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 Carrots cut into bite sized pieces1C Peas2-3 Tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of Cabbage red or green1 Bell pepper1 C Edamame or black eyed peas cooked1 Potato, cubed1 Sweet… Continue Reading

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Chutneys

Instant Pot Karnataka Gojju or Gotsu or Sweet & Sour Chutney or Relish Recipe - Option of vegetables: Bittergourd, Okra, Eggplant, Pineapple, Organic Clementine Peel, Butternut squash, Pumpkin, Raisins etc. In an Instant Pot or pressure cooker layer:1. 1/4 C tamarind deseeded and strings removed2. 4 chopped dates seeds removed3. 3/4 C water In an inner stainless steel dish or a steamer basket keep the veggies with no water. Your… Continue Reading

Snacks

Grits Handvo – an Indian savory cake - Ingredients • 2 C Yellow Corn Grits/Polenta (Bobs Red Mill brand) or Millet Rawa or Raagi Rawa • 1-2 TBS Cream of Wheat (Sooji Optional) • 1 TBS Chick pea flour or besan as thickening agent (optional) Or Handva Flour in place of Sooji + Besan • 2 TBS Flax Meal • 5 small or… Continue Reading

Make it POP

No 0il seasoning/tadka/oggarne/thaalippu/vaghar – Make it Pop! - Oil free Tadka or Seasoning Ingredients:1 C chana dal (split chana dal)1 C urad dal (split urad dal)1 C jeera1 C small black mustard seeds1 C sesame seeds1 C dry red chilies1 C curry leaves Method:Dry roast each ingredient separately. Take care not to roast them for too long.1. Heat a wok or steel kadai… Continue Reading

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Desserts

3 Ingredient Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding - Ingredients:2 C or 2 large roasted or steamed organic sweet potatoes1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder12-15 dates depending on size Method: Blend in food processor until very smooth and creamy. Add a pinch of salt! Serve with berries or a sprig of mint…🌱 Note: substitute mashed, ripe avocados for cooked sweet potatoes! Simply delicious! Continue Reading
Healthy Banana Nut Bread Recipe - 3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour 3/4 C Unbleached All purpose flouror any combo or GF flour3/4 C sugar or dates or sweetener of your choice3/4 tsp Baking Soda3/4 tsp Baking Powder2 TBS flax meal (optional)1/2 - 3/4 C chopped walnuts4 mashed very ripe bananas1 raw apple sauce of 1 apple1 tsp vanilla orpowdered cardamom or… Continue Reading

Salads Galore!

Sprouts – A powerhouse of nutrients, simple method - Sprouts are the highest in anti-oxidants similar to berries and many other fruits and vegetables. They are a powerhouse of nutrients and pack a sizable amount of proteins as well. Whole beans and lentils are very easy to sprout and add a wonderful variety to any meal. They can be lightly blanched, cooked, ground up… Continue Reading

Subscribe below to get the latest news about upcoming online and in-person workshops and the latest recipes.

Soups and Stews

Vegetable Curries

Chutneys

Snacks

Desserts

Breads