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2 April, 2015

The Best way to make Moong/ Mung sprouts and a super-healthy salad

The Best way to make Moong/ Mung sprouts and a super-healthy salad
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Moong beans are one of the easier beans to digest and are loaded with micro-nutrients.  Sprouting makes the B-vitamins in it more available and also increase he soluble fiber content. It is also the easiest bean to sprout. Any method would work well- muslin cloth, a covered colander or a seed sprouter. A tip: A
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23 January, 2015

Healthy Festive Baked Crackers (gluten-free, oil-free, vegan)

Healthy Festive Baked Crackers (gluten-free, oil-free, vegan)
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  It is a special party at Angie’s place this week as the Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Fridays weekly potluck party completes one year since it began! What a lovely journey it has been. This has been the most enjoyable blogger’s party ever, and Angie is so good at making it THE BEST. Check out the
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16 November, 2014

A carroty salad with tasty miso dressing

A carroty salad with tasty miso dressing
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  It was time to pull out all the carrots from the garden. This is my first time growing carrots in the garden, and I found that they took a very long time (almost 5 months) to get to a decent size. Although I cannot boast about getting very fat ones, they are tasty and the
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10 October, 2014

Grilled beet and brussel sprouts salad with miso-ginger dressing

Grilled beet and brussel sprouts salad with miso-ginger dressing
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  It’s friday and Fiesta Friday 37, the virtual party has started in Angie’s place. I’m glad I’m not late this week, I have something to bring today! Something simple, exotic and delicious. Even those who hate beets will love this salad. Thank you, Angie and co-hosts, Julianna and Hilda for this week’s party. I hope you
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6 October, 2014

Cutlets / patties with sprouted black-eye bean and sweet potato (vegan, gluten-free)

Cutlets / patties with sprouted black-eye bean and sweet potato (vegan, gluten-free)
Comments : 26 Posted in : Appetizer, snack, sprouting on by : apsara
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A delicious, protein-rich snack in the form of patties or cutlets made with sprouted beans. I had some leftover black-eye bean sprouts that I had made sundal with, last week. We were tired of eating varieties of sundal for the Navaratri festival, and our taste buds were begging for some other form of snack. Quickly
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20 September, 2014

Dried Neem flower soup (Veppam poo rasam)

Dried Neem flower soup (Veppam poo rasam)
Comments : 28 Posted in : Appetizer, Main course, soups and chili on by : apsara
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  Today I bring you a very traditional recipe, a treasured recipe from my mother. A very healthy soup or rasam made with dried neem flowers. I have not seen neem flowers sold anywhere outside India. Neem is known for its therapeutic (antibiotic, anti-diabetic) properties and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times.
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7 June, 2014

Quick and healthy carrot-ginger soup with cashew cream (Soups with SS)

Quick and healthy carrot-ginger soup with cashew cream (Soups with SS)
Comments : 44 Posted in : Appetizer, soups and chili on by : apsara
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  When I decide to make a soup it is usually just a half hour before dinner time. Something quick, with what is there in the fridge. Yesterday, I saw that there is a new blogging event  Soups with SS, set up by blogger friends Shruti @ Cooking with SJ and Sonal @ Simply Vegetarian 777. This
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17 March, 2014

8 steps to make the daily salad on a budget

8 steps to make the daily salad on a budget
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  A couple of friends requested me to post ingredients of the salad I make on weekday mornings. No fancy dressing, just whole ingredients that I buy once a week within a budget of $10. It takes me less than 15 minutes to put everything together in the morning, fresh and delicious for lunch (serves
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8 March, 2014

Baked Bitter Gourd Chips (or rather, “better” gourd chips!)

Baked Bitter Gourd Chips (or rather, “better” gourd chips!)
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  Some time ago, I posted a curry recipe with bitter gourd in gravy, and after that I’ve been experimenting with making a simple, ‘bitter-less’, dry curry with the green vegetable. And baking provided a solution- hey, it always makes things simple, doesn’t it? I’m very thrilled with this recipe because it was an instant
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17 January, 2014

simple celery and tomato soup

simple celery and tomato soup
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  Celery has a great amount of nutrition and anti-inflammatory properties (check this webpage). One good way to consume it raw is in green juice that I regularly make, but there we lose out on the fiber content. And soups are always welcome on cold, winter nights! Here is a simple, yet delicious soup with
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