Posted in March 2012

Chunky Authentic Guacamole

Chunky Authentic Guacamole

I used to think of guacamole only as a dip, perfect with Doritos 🙂 I only just made it at home for the first time, and I am already addicted to home-made fresh guacamole and now cant think of eating the ready-made guacamole. The store bought guacamole firstly is so bland and has no texture … Continue reading

Mexican Bean & Avocado Tostadas

Mexican Bean & Avocado Tostadas

The other day, I was watching this TV show called Mexican Food Made Easy hosted by chef and restaurant owner Tomasina Myer (I hope Ive spelled her name correctly) and she made these yummy black bean Tostadas and I immediately decided to try this as the ingredients were all my favorites – Beans, Tomato Salsa, … Continue reading

Heavy Duty Fruit & Nut Flaxseed Granola Bars

Heavy Duty Fruit & Nut Flaxseed Granola Bars

Last week I made these yummy power-packed fruit-nut-seed snack bars – with walnuts, raisins, blueberries & cocoa and these were baked with powdered oats, orange juice and baking soda. This week, I wanted to try making a granola bar without any baking soda & orange juice, and also something that did not need freezing, and could be … Continue reading

Power Packed Fruit-Nut-Seed Snack Bars

Power Packed Fruit-Nut-Seed Snack Bars

These babies may look a bit dodgy but they are nothing short of being the most nutritious snacks EVER ! And tasty too! A lot of different types of granola bars and other healthy snack bars are available in stores now, but I wanted to make something at home where I can add specific ingredients … Continue reading

Healthy & Hearty Spinach-Kale & Brown Rice Cakes

Healthy & Hearty Spinach-Kale & Brown Rice Cakes

Yes, I have always known that spinach is super healthy, but while researching yesterday and creating a list of veg. sources for all the vitamins and nutrients, both spinach and kale kept coming up as a key source for most vitamins and nutrients. Thats when I decided that other than the usual carrot & brocolli … Continue reading

Vitamins & Nutrients – Functions & Vegetarian Food Sources

As I start my journey towards healthy & well-balanced eating, knowledge and understanding of the key vitamins and nutrients and how to attain them through plant-based or vegetarian sources  is imperative. Below are the key nutrients along with their function in a healthy body and a list (not exhaustive) of vegetarian/plant-based sources to attain them. … Continue reading