Blueberry Cardamom Sauce

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My friend Ana who writes the blog Family Wellness Tips recently wrote a post on Instagram, explaining the term “earthing”, which is the act of walking barefoot. In her post, she describes the many health and sensory benefits of walking barefoot. Continue reading “Blueberry Cardamom Sauce”

Sun-tella Spread ( Sunflower Seed Butter Chocolate Spread)

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Hi Everyone,

This week, May 13-19 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. It is a week where us food allergy folks shed light on all things food allergies.  Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a mama without food allergies caring for a young child with food allergies.  That’s a mouthful! Continue reading “Sun-tella Spread ( Sunflower Seed Butter Chocolate Spread)”

Apricot-Ginger Energy Bites

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Do you want to take a break from eating cookies this holiday season? Do you need an energy boost but without all the refined sugar and processed chemicals? My apricot-ginger energy bites make a nourishing, delicious alternative to cookies. They would make a great gift too.   Continue reading “Apricot-Ginger Energy Bites”

Golden Beet Hummus

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I’ve had it in my head to make golden beet hummus for quite a while now. My talented friends Nancy who writes the blog Urban Kitchen Apothecary  and Anuja who celebrates colorful food on her blog The Pepper Cook  have made variations of lentil dips before which looked utterly delicious. Continue reading “Golden Beet Hummus”

Mango Salsa

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Hi friends! I’m very pleased to share a recipe using Oaktown Spice Shop‘s Chile Limon. This blend combines the heat of Turkish chile and coriander with the tartness of lime juice and sea salt. I can’t think of a better way to showcase these flavors together than in a fruity summer salsa.

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Beetroot Chai

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If you grew up in a South Asian home like I did, most often you will find a pot of slow brewed chai simmering away on your stove.  Any time a guest pops in for a visit, chai is served with biscuits or sweets.

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Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh

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Out of all the citrus varieties found this season, blood oranges are unique. Their skin is just as gorgeous as the deep crimson hues and blood-colored flesh found on their insides. They almost have a hint of raspberry mixed with citrus notes. I find them to be less sweet than other oranges. They are just so darn elegant. Continue reading “Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh”

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Loaf

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The weather was pretty gloomy here in Berkeley last week. We’ve gotten a break from the rain for a bit although there is forecast for more to come this weekend.

What is it about cold damp weather that makes me want to put my cozy socks on, get into the kitchen and bake something that smells delicious? Continue reading “Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Loaf”

Vanilla Bean Ghee

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A few months ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed. Jessie from Sporks and Foons (I love the name) posted a picture of her delicious waffles. In her caption she mentioned that the waffles were topped with vanilla bean ghee.

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Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup

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Nowadays it seems like everyone is busy; overscheduled and overbooked. We have apps to help manage our lives, supposedly making things easier for us, however with the accessibility of technology, we still seem to be stressed out. When a crisis strikes, we find ourselves in the midst of chaos struggling to hold on until the storm passes. If we are lucky, we have family close by to help with simple things such as providing a meal or household chores. Continue reading “Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup”

Butternut Squash Dal

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Now that it is officially fall, it is time for all things pumpkin, squash and many more vibrant, delicious root vegetables to come. We have been having our version of summer in September in Berkeley, however the forecast looks like it will return to our cooler temps soon.

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