Balvinder Ubi

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Garden Vegetable Soba Recipe

I’m all about making real meals simple and convenient enough for weekday. The easier and simple it is, the more likely you are to cook it and eat it. …

New type of chocolate looks and tastes like no other

It was approximately 80 years ago that white chocolate was created, joining the existing dark chocolate and milk chocolate to form a sort of holy …

Food

Lemongrass Chicken Skewers and Pan Roasted Japanese Eggplant

My husband left for his thrilling hiking trip around Mont Blanc so Sunday lunch here was simple but flavorful! A fabulous Thai inspired recipe of …

Grilled Eggplant Caprese Salad

Hello! How is everyone doing on this fine Tuesday?<p>Did you have a fun weekend? Nothing too exciting went on here, just some shopping, relaxation and …

No Egg Eggplant Rollatini

Since the majority of my recipes on my blog are photographed on the weekend, I already had a post planned for today. But when I picked this homegrown …

Grilled Okra

Growing and eating your own vegetables is such a pleasure. Earlier in Spring, I spent a couple of weekends preparing small vegetable beds in our …

Lemon Blueberry Tart

Hello, Friends! How was your weekend?<p>Mine wasn’t that much fun. I spent it alone as hubby was ‘too busy’ in a two day conference and daughter was …

Sirke Waale Pyaaz / Quick Pickled Onion Salad

Sirke Wale Pyaaz / Quick Pickled Onion Salad<p>Prep Time: 35 minutes<p>Total Time: 35 minutes<p>Sweet, tangy and savory. A plateful of this quick pickled …

Cabbage Stirfry

Cabbage stirfry<p>Prep Time: 15 minutes<p>Cook Time: 15 minutes<p>Total Time: 30 minutes<p>Yield: 4-6 servings<p>Healthy and flavorful side dish that can also be …

Persian Ground Lamb Kabab – Kabab Koobideh

We eat dinner as a family pretty much every night. It’s something that has always worked for us but Friday evenings are special. We have specifically …

Paneer Oat Pancakes with Lavender Berry Compote and (blogiversary)

Hellloooo everyone!<p>Guess what today is, it’s my 6 year blogiversary… Yeah. I’ve been at this for a long time and I feel like I say it every year but …

Wadi wali Lauki/ Bottlegourd cooked with Sundried lentil cakes

Bottle gourd is highly appreciated vegetables in Indian cuisine though it is not very familiar to the western world (yet!) as an edible. It is rich …

Vegan Black Bean Burger with Mango Salsa

Black bean burger<p>200 g dried black beans (or use 2 1/2 cup of canned beans)<p>2 1/4 cups water<p>1/2 cup (55g) walnut pieces<p>Scant 1/2 cup quick oats<p>1 1/2 …

SriLankan Style Fish Curry

For marinating<p>750 g fish of your choice, cut into steaks or fillets 4-6<p>1/2 tsp turmeric powder<p>1/2 tsp red chili powder<p>3/4 tsp salt<p>oil for shallow …

Uncovering the what and why of mindfulness

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I told my family doctor that I suffer from anxiety. She said I would have to wait a long time to get an appointment with a psychiatrist. Instead, she suggested I attend a group therapy class that teaches mindfulness. What is mindfulness and can it really help me?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>Your family …

Mindfulness

Sprouted Red Lentil, Quinoa Nourish Bowl

One of the things I look forward to in the summer is being outdoors. Taking a walk in the woods, planting a garden, doing an outdoor activity, eating …

Besan Dhokla/ Steamed Savory Gram flour Cake

This incredibly tasty savory snack is light, healthy and hit the spot. It is just as good at lunchtime if you can add a salad on side or for …

Minty Fruit Salad

The weather is FINALLY starting to get warm around here after a long, wet winter. The trees are bursting with leaves, the grass is turning green, and …

Desi Ghee-Making your own Liquid Gold at Home

Pure Ghee is an integral part of South Asian Household. Being from a Punjabi family, every dish my mother cooked was tempered or garnished with ghee. …

Sri Lankan Spicy Green Apple Curry {Sweet, Spicy & Vegan!}

<i>A warm, sweet, spicy Green Apple Curry dish that transforms the sourness of green apples with the earthy spiciness and robust flavours of Sri Lankan</i> …

Coconut Pandan Black Sticky Rice with Mangoes

My daughter came over yesterday and said, “Mom you haven’t made anything with mangoes, this season”.<p>“We’ll change that, tomorrow”, I said.<p>There’s no …

Pithaud with Chaunke Matar / Gram flour Cakes with Masala Peas

For Pithaud<p>234 g (1 cup) Greek yogurt (2%)<p>100 Besan /gram flour (I prefer roasted)<p>150 ml (+) water<p>1/2 tsp(-) red chili powder<p>Salt to taste less than …

Simple Millet Crepes

Food evokes memories and many a times they give birth to recipes that have resemblance to their origins but modified to dietary restrictions. I got …

Tropical Fruit Chutney

Fruits are great to eat fresh or in salad but I also like to transform them into chutney to have it with my food. I am particularly fond of eating it …

Deepak Chopra's Yoga Sequence to Reach Higher Consciousness

Connect to higher consciousness and reach your full potential with this heart- and mind-opening asana and pranayama practice.<p>Tap into your connection …

Hosting a Yoga Retreat – Here’s how you can do one too!

Last year a circle of my girlfriends decided to meet monthly to recite “Sukhmani Sahib” at each other’s house. Sukhmani Sahib is a Sikh prayer …

Phirni (Rose Scented Rice pudding)

Phirni (Rose Scented Rice pudding)<p>Prep Time: 40 minutes<p>Cook Time: 30 minutes<p>Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes<p>Yield: 4 servings<p>Light and creamy rice …

Tomato curry in a Hurry

6 large tomatoes,<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed<p>1 " piece ginger, grated<p>2 tbsp cilantro, chopped<p>1/4 tsp turmeric powder<p>Scant 1/2 tsp red chili …

Persian Chickpea Flour Cookies (Nan-e Nokhodchi)

Sweets made with besan have always been my favorite. So when I encountered this cookie a few years ago, during spring at a specialty store featuring …

Chicken Kofta Curry ( Chicken Meat Balls in a Yummy “No Cream” Sauce)

This is one of those recipes I have been meaning to make since Azlin Bloor (moderator) announced the ‘love my balls’ event in the foodies community …