Recent recipes

November 20, 2020

Mirchi Bhajji

Post by giftofhealth

Mirchi Bhajji (Stuffed chillies) is one of my favourite Indian street food that I grew up with. The spicy chillies are stuffed and dipped in chickpea flour batter and then deep-fried in oil. We all sometimes crave our favourite deep-fried foods. When transitioning to a no oil whole food plant-based…

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October 26, 2020

Chips

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We can make Chips in minutes using whole wheat Pitas or Tortillas. Method: Pita Chips: Choose whole-wheat pitas with no added oil, sugar or other preservatives. Locally we get Compliment brand Pita bread meeting these criteria Preheat oven for 350F Using a Pizza cutter, cut the pitas in triangle shape…

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October 22, 2020

French Fries

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Potatoes are nutritional powerhouses. They are full of fiber, vitamins and many other nutrients. Unfortunately, potatoes get a bad reputation because of some of the ways we prepare them. What makes the potatoes unhealthy is the added fats like oil or butter or cheese or sour cream that we choose…

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April 9, 2020

Holiday Menu

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Holidays are about spending time with family and friends and being thankful for all the great things in your life. Whether it is Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas this can be a great opportunity to share a meal with family and friends and show them that you can still do a…

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April 8, 2020

Oat Groats

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Oat groats are one of our favourite breakfasts. They are a powerhouse of nutrients, packed with fibre, protein, vitamins and are very filling. They are nuttier and chewier than steel cut oats. They take a longer time to cook. We usually cook them in the Instant Pot. Alternatively, you can…

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April 3, 2020

Tadka (Tempering Without Oil)

Post by giftofhealth

We use tempering in almost every Indian dish.  Traditionally in Indian cuisine, tempering involves heating oil or butter first. Then we add the ingredients mentioned below. This process is done at the beginning of the cooking or as a final flavouring at the end. However, here we are omitting oil…

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March 24, 2020

Green Lentil Sprouts

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Despite the cold climate, Green lentils are easier to sprout.  They can sprout in 24 hours after being soaked overnight. Green lentil sprouts are rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, and are excellent immune boosters. Method: Rinse the green lentils. Soak them overnight (or 8 hours) by pouring a generous…

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March 24, 2020

Immune Boost Drink

Post by giftofhealth

During this pandemic spread of COVID-19, we are all worried about protecting ourselves and our families. Though we can never guarantee life, we can definitely give our bodies a fighting chance. One thing that we can do to fight against viruses and illnesses during these times is to boost our…

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