Digestion

Banana and Dark Chocolate Pancake

Happy pancake day to all readers!!!

These outrageously awesome pancakes are the best I ever came across!! My pancake recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a workout snack.

Pumpkin and chocolate dessert

Pumpkin is one of the most versatile squash and thanksgiving is not complete without at least one pumpkin dish on feast table. This frozen pumpkin dessert is an alternative to usual pumpkin pie with a pleasant twist from chocolate and cinnamon.  Mellowness of pumpkin goes well with the nuttiness of almonds and sweet indulgence of maple syrup and chocolate.

Healthy Beetroot Flapjacks

Beetroots are in season now and there is no harm in adding a root vegetable to your favourite snack. So here is my recipe for wholesome goodness. This flapjack is mildly sweet, chewy and crunchy at the same time. Nuttiness of the oats and cashews goes well with sweetness of the beetroot, honey and maple syrup. Plus that extra sweet flavour and alluring aroma from cardamom makes it perfect anytime snack.

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!

A gut reaction

I recently had an opportunity to write a featured article about digestive health in the spring edition of International Therapist journal. Take a look at the photos. Feel free to email me to get a readable copy!

A gut reaction

Autumn comfort soup in a bowl

Autumn reminds us about comfort eating somehow. The reason could be lack of sunshine or cold wet days. Usually when we choose food for comfort, we tend to choose fatty, sugary and salty foods. But unlike many other so called comfort foods this soup is highly nutritious and healthy. 

Spinach and Butternut Squash Curry

Growing your own vegetables is always very satisfying and so is making a curry.There are plenty of small pumpkins, chillies, tomatoes and spinaches in my garden now. So I always find ways to use them up. I usually make this curry with butternut squash, but I used small pumpkins instead of squash this time just because there are so many of them to pick. 

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.

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.

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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