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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 [...]
Summer Salad with Couscous and Peanuts

Low Calorie Summer Salad with Couscous and Peanuts

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After eating not so light meals last couple of days, today I was in no mood to repeat the same pattern. At first I started planning for the week and put some chickpeas in my slow cooker – to be boiled in 4 hours. I thought I could make some chickpea couscous salad for work later. It was almost [...]
Basil Pesto and Tomato Sandwich

Basil Pesto and Tomato Sandwich

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Here is an easy to put together lunch-ready in less than 5 minutes and can be prepared ahead and packed to go. It is a no brainer if you have some Pesto on hand. I usually prepare a big batch of Pesto and keep some frozen. The sandwich when combined with a healthy side qualifies for the ’400 [...]
Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (Eggless)

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This one is for my father-in-law. He loves cookies but not the fact that most of them are loaded with sugar, refined flour and fats. As I stumbled upon this recipe, I remembered him and thought of giving it a try. I am not sure if I should categorize these as cookies or not. Contrary to [...]
Turkey Seekh Kebab

Baked Turkey Seekh Kebabs

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This is a description of seekh kebab from Wikipedia: “Traditionally Seekh Kebabs are made with minced meat and spices and grilled on skewers. It is cooked in a Tandoor – (clay oven that can reach higher temperatures than our traditional ovens) and is often served with chutneys or mint sauce. It is [...]
Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

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This post is long overdue. Last few days it was little hard to keep up with things. Even though it is getting late at night, I decided today I will make an effort to get back on track . I made this soup few weeks ago as I experimented with these two ingredients: Brown Lentils and Collard Greens. [...]
Mili Juli Sabzi-mixed vegetables medley

Mili-Juli Sabzi (Mixed Vegetable medley with chickpeas)

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Here is very easy Indian dish that just needs few minutes of preparation and needs very little attention while cooking. Mixed vegetables are traditionally made with several variations using different combinations of vegetables like peas, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, green beans, peppers and the [...]
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 [...]
Tortellini with Roasted Vegetables

Tortellini with roasted vegetables

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Here is a great example of under 500 calorie dinner. Very easy to prepare and great on taste buds. 500 calorie dinners are part of Fitness magazine’s popular diet plan when combined with moderate exercise helps you lose weight in a healthy manner. Tortellini pasta is anyways filling and addition [...]
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 [...]
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