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 also find a greater emphasis on Indian food because  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. Many indigenous foods are highly reliant on plants, and can easily be made entirely whole foods, plant based. 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 - Ingredients: You can use your choice of mixed seasonal vegetables, cut into bite sized chunks.I like to use the following:1 chayote squash 1 handful of fresh green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 carrots cut into bite sized pieces1 C peas2-3 tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of cabbage red or green1 bell pepper1 C edamame or… Continue Reading

Soups Or Stews

Karnataka Saagu or kurma recipe or Mixed Vegetable South Indian Stew - Ingredients: You can use your choice of mixed seasonal vegetables, cut into bite sized chunks.I like to use the following:1 chayote squash 1 handful of fresh green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 carrots cut into bite sized pieces1 C peas2-3 tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of cabbage red or green1 bell pepper1 C edamame or… Continue Reading

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Chutneys

Instant Pot Karnataka Gojju/Gotsu - A karnataka favorite Gojju is a sour-spicy-sweet relish that adds flavor and spice to any meal. It complements any Indian meal with the burst of flavors that it encapsulates. 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… Continue Reading

Snacks

No dough Pav bhaji Pizza, Mexican Pizza Variations - Pav bhaji is a favorite Indian street food full of vegetables and is very flavorful and delicious! Pav means pull apart buns and bhaji means vegetable mash! It is one dish that is the favorite of kids and adults alike! Many vegetables that the kids don't like can be hidden in this dish. So don't… Continue Reading
Zucchini Corn Spinach Fritters/Bhajiyas/Pakoras - *Corn Zucchini Fritters/Bhajiyas Recipe* INGREDIENTS: 1 C grated zucchini1 C whole fresh or fozen corn1C fresh chopped spinach or greens of your choice1 C raw grated potato1 C thinly sliced onion1/4 C oat flour or rolled oats1/4 C rice flour1 TBS roasted cumin1-2 TBS Chopped jalapeno or green chillies, adjust to taste1/4 C Chopped Cilantro2… 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 - Ingredients: 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 bananasRaw apple sauce of 1 apple, or 1/2 C store bought… 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

Sign up for the next Online Nutrition & Cooking Class

Online Nutrition & Cooking Classes start on the 1st Sunday of each month

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 also find a greater emphasis on Indian food because  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. Many indigenous foods are highly reliant on plants, and can easily be made entirely whole foods, plant based. 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 - Ingredients: You can use your choice of mixed seasonal vegetables, cut into bite sized chunks.I like to use the following:1 chayote squash 1 handful of fresh green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 carrots cut into bite sized pieces1 C peas2-3 tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of cabbage red or green1 bell pepper1 C edamame or… Continue Reading

Soups Or Stews

Karnataka Saagu or kurma recipe or Mixed Vegetable South Indian Stew - Ingredients: You can use your choice of mixed seasonal vegetables, cut into bite sized chunks.I like to use the following:1 chayote squash 1 handful of fresh green beans cut into bite sized pieces2 carrots cut into bite sized pieces1 C peas2-3 tomatoes chopped 1/4 head of cabbage red or green1 bell pepper1 C edamame or… Continue Reading

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

Chutneys

Instant Pot Karnataka Gojju/Gotsu - A karnataka favorite Gojju is a sour-spicy-sweet relish that adds flavor and spice to any meal. It complements any Indian meal with the burst of flavors that it encapsulates. 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… Continue Reading

Snacks

No dough Pav bhaji Pizza, Mexican Pizza Variations - Pav bhaji is a favorite Indian street food full of vegetables and is very flavorful and delicious! Pav means pull apart buns and bhaji means vegetable mash! It is one dish that is the favorite of kids and adults alike! Many vegetables that the kids don't like can be hidden in this dish. So don't… Continue Reading
Zucchini Corn Spinach Fritters/Bhajiyas/Pakoras - *Corn Zucchini Fritters/Bhajiyas Recipe* INGREDIENTS: 1 C grated zucchini1 C whole fresh or fozen corn1C fresh chopped spinach or greens of your choice1 C raw grated potato1 C thinly sliced onion1/4 C oat flour or rolled oats1/4 C rice flour1 TBS roasted cumin1-2 TBS Chopped jalapeno or green chillies, adjust to taste1/4 C Chopped Cilantro2… 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 - Ingredients: 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 bananasRaw apple sauce of 1 apple, or 1/2 C store bought… 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