Mango Achaar ( Spicy Mango Pickle)

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe!  To celebrate summer and mango season, I wanted to share a special condiment with you.

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Lemon Tea Cake

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Happy March everyone! The sun is finally out in Northern California after a great deal of much needed rain.  I’m anticipating spring and summer produce but for now, I’m still enjoying the last of the winter citrus.

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Mexican Rice Bowl & Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies

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Last summer, we visited Hawaii.  We used to visit Hawaii often but before my daughter had multiple food allergies. Over the years, the list and severity of her allergies grew so we put travel on hold. Continue reading “Mexican Rice Bowl & Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies”

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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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 Dip

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I’ve had it in my head to make golden beet dip 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 Dip”

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”