Banana Blossom Stir Fry | Vazhakoombu Thoran

Banana Blossom Stir Fry | Vazhakoombu Thoran

Banana blossom is the superfood you haven’t heard of yet! It’s packed with essential nutrients such as phosphorous, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium, iron, antioxidants, and fiber. According to Ayurveda, it balances pitta and is used to treat bronchitis, constipation, and ulcer among other things. If 

Sesame Seed Brittle (Til Chikki)

Sesame Seed Brittle (Til Chikki)

Ellunda, as it’s called in Kerala, was a staple while I was growing up. It’s not only delicious and easy to make but also has a chock-full of nutrients. It is an excellent source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium,phosphorous, iron, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, vitamin B1, 

Super Easy Vegan Jello

Super Easy Vegan Jello

Super easy and healthy vegan jello made with agar agar and sweetened with apple juice. Conventional jello is made with gelatin which is derived from collagen obtained from various animal by-products like the skin, bones, hooves and connective tissues of animals such as cows, chickens, 

Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa

Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa

Salsa is extremely versatile and a must have in your refrigerator at all times! It’s a boon when you want to throw together something in a jiffy. You can add it to soups, sandwiches, salads, burritos, tofu scramble, dip, marinade and many more. Ingredients 3 

Carrot Pickles (Kaduku Carrot Achar)

Carrot Pickles (Kaduku Carrot Achar)

This pickle is inspired by the traditional mango pickle from Kerala. It’s not always easy for us to find unripe organic mangoes through out the year so we began experimenting with different fruits and vegetables, and clearly carrots were the winner. Ingredients 1 cup carrots, 

Easy Kale and Coconut Stir Fry (Thoran)

Easy Kale and Coconut Stir Fry (Thoran)

Thoran is a daily staple at most homes in Kerala. It is a vegetable stir fry with grated coconut and delicately spiced with cumin, turmeric, mustard, chilies and curry leaves. It is typically served with steamed rice. Ingredients 2 cups kale, finely chopped 4 tbsp 

Raw Vegan “Cheesecake”

Raw Vegan “Cheesecake”

Just in time for the holidays! This “cheesecake” is not only incredibly delicious but much more nutrient dense than a traditional cheesecake. Cashews and coconut oil take the place of cream cheese, sour cream and eggs, raw almonds take the place of graham crackers and 

Spaghetti & Zucchini Noodles With Greens & Avocado Sauce

Spaghetti & Zucchini Noodles With Greens & Avocado Sauce

Here is another easy and nutrient dense dish. We all know how absolutely essential greens are for good health. They are low in calories, low in sugars, low in sodium, no cholesterol, high in fiber and is a nutrient powerhouse! They contain a high amount of 

Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

Chia seeds come from the Salvia hispanica plant, which belongs to the mint family and is native to Central America. Among the Aztecs it was considered a dietary staple as well as a valuable currency.  Don’t let it’s size fool you, it packs quite a bit 

Hazelnut Milk

Hazelnut Milk

Hazelnut or Filbert is rich in protein, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, phytosterols and vitamin E.They are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), and folates. Hazelnuts, along with pecans, pistachios and almonds