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Protein Rich Tofu & Skyr Dip

I am always in constant search for low fat and tasty dips. So last Friday, for family tv time munch, I began experimenting and ended up in the preparation of a healthy Tofu & Skyr dip. Honestly, my family absolutely loved this dip.

Cool Apple Smoothie

Even though the weather is getting crispier and leaves are changing colour, I still prefer a cool smoothie and nothing says fall as much as apples and pumpkins. Using up every single apple from my beautiful apple tree is a task I handle every year. Smoothie is one of the ways I prefer because I don’t essentially need to add unhealthy stuffs to it to make it taste good!

Watermelon and Plum Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie is rich in electrolytes and antioxidant nutrients and is ideal as a workout/sports drink. Most of us over-consume sodium, but many people get less than required amount of potassium. It is important to balance the ratio of minerals like sodium and potassium for the proper functioning of the body.

Buckwheat and Mushroom Risotto

Risotto often brings that comforting feeling to mind. This hearty buckwheat and mushroom risotto is no exception. Buckwheat is a wonder grain in a sense as it comes with numerous health benefiting qualities. It neither comes from a grass family nor closely associated with wheat as the name suggests.

Curried butternut squash soup

This simple and easy to make soup is an irresistible combination of aromatic spices and sweet and nutty squash. Butternut squash is an excellent source of orange colour providing beta-carotene, an antioxidant. They can protect our body from free radicals.  On top of that, they provide good amount of vitamin C, B5 and B1, folic acid, potassium and fibre as well. Both cumin and fennel seeds are good for the health of digestive system.

How to make a traditional medieval period meal: Spicy beef roll with olives

Get creative and medieval in the kitchen with this beef recipe. Ideal healthy and nutritious lunch or a delectable party centrepiece - read tips for lunch options.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 14th July 2014. Please click on the link below to read: 

Pineapple and cranberry salsa with tarragon

Immune boosting, low calorie food packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and digestion aiding compounds.This recipe is ideal for Hay fever management. If cranberries are not in season, use 1/4 cup dried cranberries as they are high in sugar. 

Salad is very vibrant and fresh tasting and it will make you feel good and better.

Spicy roasted aubergine dip

This is the simplest aubergine recipe I have ever made. The creaminess of roasted aubergines goes well with charred chilli and tamarind. It is simply irresistible as a dip or as an accompaniment with cooked fluffy rice.

Ingredients

1 Large aubergine
1 Red dried chilli
Tamarind, (raspberry sized ball)
Salt, to taste
Olive oil to brush

Method

Watermelon and cantaloupe ball salad with coconut milk dressing

Every year, from the first day of spring onwards, we all foresee a picnic and wait for the perfect sunny day. This is what I made recently when we went for the first picnic of the year. It’s the cool, refreshing, sweet effect of this salad is the main tempting thing and your family will be asking you to make it for every picnic.

Minty Melon Drink

Very refreshing, cool drink. Ideal for picnics and BBQs.

Ingredients

Mint leaves – few sprigs
Honey dew melon – 2 Cups
Juice of half a lemon

Method

Blend everything together. Decorate with Mint Leaves and serve chilled.

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