Citrus fruits, like orange are nature's Vitamin C supplements - to keep cold and flus at bay! Oranges are available in abundance during the winter months and must be consumed in ample amount. This quick-to-do recipe puts together orange juice with pomegranate juice to create a healthful, visual delight. This simple recipe will help you to take your daily dose of Vitamin C! And ofcourse, eating seasonal fruits is even better, since that's when all of their health properties are at peak potential.
Increasing our vegetable intake, has a very alkalising effect on our bodies. It helps us combat any illness that the body is facing. Nuts are bodybuilders and enhance the repair mechanism of body. Veggies and Nuts combined together have the power to heal and nourish from within! Here is a warm winter soup. Do note that we have lightly steamed the veggies to ensure their enzymes and nutrients are not destroyed through cooking.
Experimenting with different combinations of vegetables, textures and flavours is often helpful when trying to incorporate raw salads in your daily intake. Not only does it help cater to individual taste buds it also breaks the monotony of having the same old salad. Try this one! A combo of cabbage with a variety of colourful vegetables. Its ready in no more than 15 minutes and is extremely filling. Could be used as a meal replacement as well! Indulge in this colourful and flavorful cabbage salad!
Come moonsoons or chilly winters, and you crave for pakode (fritters). But the guilt always follows you if you indulge. So here is a guilt free oil free version of the pakode. We have simply grilled them! It tastes no different than the deep fried version. The recipe uses spinach, you could use any veggie of choice. In summers simply do an onion version.
Doing the veggie cutlet without oil may seem impossible. But cooking the food in simple ways such as steaming, and grilling actually retains the flavour along with the enzymes and nutrition of the food If you do not have an oven, worry not, you could use some cold pressed oil and lightly cook the cutlets on the usual tawa. This may not turn out exactly like the tikki waale bhaiyya does, but in our view keeps the taste intact. Combine it with your green chutney and imli chutney and you won't miss the oil fried version!
B for blissful health…B for broccoli !! Try this broccoli soup & be in bliss. Easy to do, the cashew lends it a milky flavor. So kids are happy to eat it too! Just do not tell them it's Broccoli. This is a winter soup, best done when Broccoli is abundantly available.
Carrots are easly available in winters. Make a good use of these yummy and juicy carrots. We should always consume salad before cooked food. They release digestive juices to digest the cooked food very well. Peanut and mustard in this give a nice crunchy taste.
What I love most about the beetrot is their rich color. Do you know that this indredible color comes from pigment betanin. Beetroot were first cultivated by Roman people. I love this Raita for its rustic color which makes it more apetite. This recipe I have steamed Beetroot, Somtimes I juice it and its rich in antioxidants, which helps in detoxification.
Here is another daily recipe - done in a healthful manner. Dairy should not be combined with other food groups (if you are consuming it, have it alone). Instead of dairy we have used cashew nuts - a whole food which provides natural oils to us. We have also done this recipe oil free, as refined oil just adds to our digestive overload.
Enjoy this quick-to-do yummy and healthy soup noodles as a winter evening snack or even as a dinner replacement meal! Easy to prepare, versatile rice noodles are commonly used in soups and dishes. The gluten-free and dairy free rice noodles are put together with a combination of mixed vegetables of your choice, in this soup recipe. It should be specifically kept in mind not to overcook the veggies, in order the retain their nutritional value.
Adding oil to stir-fry does not have to be obligatory; it is possible not to use oil in food preparation. In fact, refined oil which is neither a health food or whole food just adds more toxic digestive load on the body. Oils and fats, though needed by the body are best to be derived from naturally available sources like nuts. We generally prefer to cook without oil or add just a dash of cold pressed oil for flavour, if at all! It just takes a couple of trials to get used to cooking without oil. Discover the oil free way to stir frying your favourite combo of veggies!
Crisp, satisfying and full of nutrients! This crunchy Thai salad tossed in a creamy peanut dressing will be your new salad addiction. Each bite contains a powerhouse of fresh superfoods and a peanut flavor punch to match. If you are looking for a quick, wholesome and exciting meal that you can enjoy for dinner, this salad will make your taste buds super happy. A few chops with your chef's knife and a blend of the sauce, and you've got your next veggie-packed meal ready in minutes.
Our favorite party dip. Doubles up as a lovely salad dressing. Great replacement for market bought mayonnaise dip. Easy on pocket, easy on tummy. Can be used as dairy cheese replacement in many baking preprations.
Mushroom mint stir fry requires simple ingredients and can be prepared with any kind of mushrooms that are easily available. You will enjoy the delightful combination of Mushrooms, crushed Black pepper, garlic and mint. It can be served as an appetizer or as part of the main meal. Make the most of mushrooms when they are in season. Make sure you consume this hot off the hob, for amplified flavour and nourishment. This oil-free recipe with the flavourful mint is a quick fix solution when you must cook in a jiffy!
Pungent, yet yummy radish (mooli) can lend some real flavor to a salad. This particular recipe is an Indian style salad which goes well with any Indian meal or even chaat! This is a winter salad, grate mooli + lemon juice + any fresh herbs of choice, and voila taste and health in your plate.
We love this versatile leafy veggie especially in our salads. Here is simple do-at-home recipe. This salad goes very well with aloo tikkis (top it up with some chutney) or with dosas and chillas. This is best eaten during winters, when spinach is abundant and high in nutrition too!
Salads are simple way to increase our raw foods intake. But often we may stare at our fridge for inspiration for ideas. Running short of salad ideas? Here is a simple recipe to break the monotony! This is best eaten during winters, when carrot and beetroot both are abundance.
Juices are great way to up your raw quotient. They act as natural vitamin and mineral supplement, without the side effects! Often it may feel cumbersome to get the process of juicing going. Read more about juicing in our section to Vegetables & juices. Here is a simple winter season juice to get you started!
Get some sweet, juicy kinnu or oranges to get a revitalizing drink. Put your feet up on a Sunday morning, and treat yourself to this healthful drink. Fruits make for the perfect start to day, in line with our circadian rhythm. So go ahead and indulge. Remember not to mix cereals or breakfast, as fruits must be had alone. Have at least 30 minutes prior to a meal.
This simple to make, healthy fruits ensemble is yet another all time favourite. You could quickly blend ripe strawberries and sweet, black grapes to pour out a glass full of fruit power. It's a visual delight too! Strawberriesand black grapes both come into season for a very short time, during Jan to Mar period. Bring your favourite glasses out and make the most of the nature's bounty!