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Ma Chole ki Dal

Ma Chole ki Dal (Slow Cooked Split Black lentils and Split Bengal Gram Curry)

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‘Ma-chole ki dal’ is a North Indian (most commonly prepared in Punjab) lentil dish that is made with split black lentils(split urad dal) and split Bengal gram lentils (Chana dal). Although I have tried various combinations of mixed dals, this one is my favorite so far. It is certainly a lighter [...]
Super Healthy Energy Balls

No Bake Super Healthy Energy Balls

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I usually work until late night and by the time it is 10:00/10:30 PM, I am hungry and always looking for some candy or sugar fix ( not so healthy) to keep me going for another couple of hours. Few weeks ago I stumbled upon a similar recipe of energy snacks with all healthy ingredients and I [...]

Suji Kheer

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By Amanat Khullar This morning I had an urge to eat something sweet. I wanted to keep it quick, healthy and ofcourse “YUMMY”  to satisfy my cravings.First thought that popped in my mind was kheer. Since calorie amount can be a bit scary in rice kheer, I decided to use suji instead of rice and 1% [...]
Methi Malai Paneer

Methi Malai Paneer

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This one is for mom. While growing up paneer based dishes used to be a staple in our house and I cannot even remember how many different kinds my mom, grandmother and my aunts could make! (I grew up in a large family and shared about 12-13 wonderful years under one roof with my parents, brother, [...]
Creamy Pesto Macaroni

Creamy Pesto Macaroni

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I wanted to try making it ever since I noticed my son liked a ‘Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta’ from a local Italian restaurant. That inspired me try making Basil Pesto Sauce and this is what I made first using the Pesto sauce. This is not a perfectly low calorie dish. I can say it might be lighter [...]
Basil, Garlic and Cheese- in Magic Bullet

Presto Basil Pesto (Nut Free)

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Pesto, an aromatic herb sauce or paste, originated in Northern Italy and is used very commonly in Italian cooking. Traditionally it is made with toasted pine nuts but there are nut free variations as well. Every now and then I have tried different pesto based dishes and always amazed how this [...]
Toddler Approved Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Broccoli

Toddler Approved Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Broccoli

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So what do you do if your skinny little one gets most of his carbohydrates from pasta? Well try to invent recipes that makes the same old pasta taste different with some added nutrition. Sometimes I use traditional Ragu pasta sauce with some meat or make white sauce with some cheese and Spinach. So [...]
Moroccan Style Red lentil and Garbanzo Soup

Moroccan Style Red lentil and Garbanzo Soup (Low Calorie)

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Today I tried Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo soup at Sweet Tomatoes. The soup was great- light, chunky, flavorful and apparently low calorie just the way I like my soups. I guess I liked it so much that I came home, looked up a few recipes and decided to make a batch for dinner (while I was cooking [...]
Turkey Meatballs-shaped

Easy Turkey Meatballs

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It is always great to have some meatballs on hand when you are in hurry and need to put together a quick and delicious meal. You can make sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, serve with pasta and even throw in soups. I usually make lean turkey meatballs instead of fatty beef ones and make more than I need so [...]
Mediterranean Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

Mediterranean Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

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Couple of weeks ago I tried red lentils soup at a local Mediterranean restaurant. It was light and flavorful and perfect for lunch. Although it did resemble a bit like Indian red lentils dish and we call it ‘lal masoor dal’ and it is commonly served as a main dish with rice or Indian flatbreads for [...]
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