Mar 112016
Greek Quinoa Salad

“The colors of a fresh garden salad are so extraordinary, no painter’s pallet can duplicate nature’s artistry.” — Dr. SunWolf When people think of salad, they imagine a soggy lettuce which gets even more soaked by the overuse of salad dressing. I was one of them until I started to incorporate different types of salads in my meals. In fact, salad can be an easy dish where you can use your creativity and can’t wrong Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 102016
Kale Tofu Quinoa Salad

“I’m not gaining weight, I’m retaining food” — author unkown Currently my weighing scale and I are on a hiatus as we don’t communicate well with one another. I want the scale to tip in the right direction but no matter what I do, they seem to tip the wrong way. I’ve stopped caring about weight gain and started focusing on clean and healthy eating, with small indulgences every now and then. Don’t question me Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 092016
Garbanzo Zucchini Quinoa Salad

Recently I saw a gif with a parent teaching a toddler “Q is for Quinoa”– a modern parent’s method of teaching ABC. I didn’t know how to pronounce quinoa few years back and now anyone and everyone is “qurazy for quinoa”. As many know quinoa is rich in protein, rich in fiber, rich in anti-inflammatory properties and packed with healthy nutrients. I personally substitute quinoa for rice and I love it. Luckily for me, my Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 112015
Chickpea & Kidney Bean Salad

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort” — Sheilah Garaham I love food, it’s as simple as that and good for me, my family loves to try new recipes every now and then. There are days when we resort to simple comfort foods and this salad is as simple as can be. I make this salad very often but with different dressings and I can guarantee this salad goes with any type of dressing. Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 112015
Spinach and Persimmon Salad

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces just good food from fresh ingredients” — Julia Child Don’t you agree? I’ve cooked complicated foods, standing for hours trying to do it the authentic way and the results have been rewarding. I’ve also cooked food within minutes and with right ingredients they’re just as satisfying as complicated ones. I recently brought home a bag full of homegrown fuyu persimmons from my friend’s backyard. Even though Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 112012
Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Spinach and Strawberry in a salad? How odd right? Even I thought the same when a friend said she makes this salad often at home along with home-made strawberry vinaigrette. The thought of trying them was in my mind but if I had spinach then I had no strawberries and if I had strawberries I didn’t have spinach until the stars aligned and I got bountiful spinach and strawberry from my local farmer’s market this Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 032012
Cool Minty Melon & Cantaloupe Fruit Salad

I love to eat fruits as such in a bowl more than as fruit juices, though there are exceptions to that statement. I still remember the summer vacations where we used to get cantaloupe and my grandparents used to cut them and add sugar for added sweetness and serve it chill. I used to constantly check the bowl of fruits in the refrigerator to see if its ready, getting totally impatient with the rising afternoon Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 022012
Refreshing Green Papaya Salad

Salads are refreshing and can be a great way to start a meal. I don’t advocate on only salad diets but do find them fulfilling if made with interesting flavors to appease one’s palate. I used to think lettuce is a mandatory ingredient in a salad and just the thought of munching on raw leaf would makes me run away from salad bars. Interestingly our favorite dine in place is a local salad bar cum Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 122012
Black bean, Corn, Avocado Salad in Mango dressing

The salad sounds more of a summer time picnic salad but I couldn’t help myself from making one for lunch today. This salad is very colorful with black beans, yellow corn, green avocados, and red cherry tomatoes with sweet and sour mango dressing thats bound to give a burst of fresh taste that’ll last in your mouth for a long time. My kids love this salad and what an excellent way to make them eat Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 182012
Cabbage, Carrot & Tomato Salad with Radish Sambar

This salad is very refreshing and juicy and yet very tasty. It has South Indian tinge and I’m sure you’ll love the taste in all seasons. We usually have this salad as an accompaniment to sambar. It goes well with sambar rice. Since its raw and very easy to make, I prepare this salad when we get bored with usual curry and other side dishes.   Ingredients: Cabbage (finely shredded) —2 cups Carrot (shredded) –1 Want to know more about this recipe?