Tag Archives: gluten-free

Raspberry Almond Cake with Sunflower Seeds

These days I have been trying to cut back on my sugar intake (on my doctor’s recommendation) but every now and then I desperately crave something sweet. It’s on days like this that I allow myself a tiny indulgence - a Raspberry Financier and a cup of espresso at Le Pain Quotidien. This Financier is tiny (two bites and...
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Black Chickpeas or Punjabi Chana Masala

Recently my doctor told me that I may be at risk of getting diabetes and should work towards losing some weight but that has always been an uphill battle for me. Despite my trying to eat a very healthy diet and take regular exercise, I haven’t been able to lose any weight. The trouble stems from my asthma medications...
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Easy Sweet Corn and Bean Salad

This is the quickest and best tasting one-dish-meal that I prepare.  In the summer when I can get locally produced fresh sweet corn, this is on my table for at least a couple of times every week.  It takes very little time to prepare and is nutritionally well balanced.  A bowl of this salad is great by itself for...
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Mediterranean Tri-colored Quinoa

In an attempt to eat healthy, I have started experimenting with Quinoa. A few days ago I found tri-colored Quinoa at the local Trader Joe’s (TJ’s) and instantly thought of cooking with it.  This recipe has a base of Quinoa (which has the ability to absorb other flavors very well and still retains its texture) in combination with all...
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Potatoes, Green Beans and Feta Cheese Salad

I have no means to describe this salad but you MUST try it. It is a quick one-dish-vegetarian-well-balanced-healthy meal that is absolutely delicious! I can eat this every day of my life and be absolutely happy!


1.    8-10 oz of fresh green beans (preferably Haricots Verts) 2.    10-12 small red potatoes (white are okay as well) 3.    6-8 oz of...
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