Recipes From My Kitchen

  • Low Carb Indian Rotis

    Rotis are a staple of the Indian diet but do pack a lot of carbohydrates into a meal. I wanted to come up with a way to add more fiber, protein and good Omega-3 fats to a roti. Here is a version that is hearty and delicious!  It does not inflate like a typical wheat roti, but cooks on a traditional tawa (cast iron pan or skillet) flat. Just make sure to cook well on both sides. Enjoy!

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  • Basil Pecan Pesto

    This vegan basil pesto is a great way to get plant-derived phytochemicals that help our bodies produce antioxidants that help reverse cell damage and promote repair. Pecans are a great source of monounsaturated fats and fiber.

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  • Indian-inspired Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding

    Many people are familiar with the benefits of chia seeds, but don’t know how to add it to their diet. This is a delicious & really easy way to enjoy them. Did you know chia seeds originated in South America? They are low in carbohydrates & very high in fiber, unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids & protein. They also provide a good amount of iron, calcium and potassium (beneficial in lowering blood pressure).

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  • Quinoa Mushroom Risotto

    Quinoa- is gluten-free, high in protein, and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.  It also happens to be high in fiber as well as magnesium, iron and potassium.

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  • Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu | Gluten Free, Healthy

    I recently discovered an award-winning dietician who has amazing "Desi" recipes and meal prep ideas- she even has a free E-book for download with 25 easy whole food recipes! She is the Desi-licious RD Shahzadi. I wanted to share with you her recipe for Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu- healthy and delicious.

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  • Berry Chocolate Chia Pudding

    RECIPE FROM NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG

    Author:Dr. Michael Greger & Robin Robertson from The How Not to Die Cookbook

    Avocado and almond butter add richness to this chocolaty pudding

    Prep Time 10 mins

    Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Difficulty: Easy Makes: 4 1/4 cup servings
    Daily Dozen Food(s): Berries, Nuts and Seeds, Other Fruits Servings:

    4 servings Calories: 165kcal

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  • Instapot Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)

    Ingredients:

    Dry kidney beans, soaked for 2-3 hours 2 cups
    Extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons
    Onion, chopped

    ½ large (Quick tip: mini food processor works great to chop these quickly!)

    Pomi crushed tomatoes1 cup
    Ginger, minced2 inches (2 tablespoons)
    Garlic, minced2 cloves
    Bay leaf1
    Cumin seeds1 ½ tsp
    Turmeric1 ½ tsp
    Ground coriander powder2 tsp
    Salt3-4 tsp, depending on your taste

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  • Healthy Low Carb Noodles

    Finally found the most amazing low carb noodles made by a Japanese company @kibunfoods. Made with konjac yam fiber and soybean flour, they have only 1 g net carbs per serving and 4g of fiber!

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  • Easy Cauliflower Rice

    Riced cauliflower is a great alternative to regular rice and grains, especially if you are watching your waistline.  Here is a simple, quick recipe that you can have on the table in 10-15 minutes. Serve with a side of protein of your choice and a salad, and you have a well-rounded meal.

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  • Creamy (Dairy-free!) Black-eyed Peas Curry

    Creamy (Dairy-free!) Black-eyed Peas Curry

    With the cold weather coming up, this black-eyed pea curry can be enjoyed by itself or garnished with avocados, cheese, or yogurt.  It is rich in fiber, iron and anti-inflammatory turmeric & ginger.  The almond meal in this version gives it extra creaminess along with added fiber, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and protein.

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