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Indian-Style Couscous Stir-fry

Greetings! This is a healthy and delicious dish that I specially prepared for the Home and Family “Home Cook Contest”! The dish is made of couscous (a whole grain rich in fiber and protein), as well as many vegetables and spices, all of which have many health benefits (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant) which reduces the risk of […]




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Spices and their Health Benefits — Video

I am excited to share a video of one of my favorite topics, Spices! –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rnObuFr6p8 A big, heartfelt thank you to TV hosts, Esha and Soph, for inviting me back to their show, “Faces of South Asia”, to discuss a few of my favorite spices including turmeric, paprika, coriander, black cumin and cinnamon. For more details, check out the […]




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Vegetable Medley with Italian-Style Chicken Sausage

I whipped up this tasty recipe in less than 20 minutes. Easy to make, full of healthy, nutrient-filled ingredients, and tastes really great! You can serve it on a bed of baby spinach, quinoa, brown rice or have it on its own. Bon appetite! Cooking spray ~2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 pieces of Al […]




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Spicy Nutty Brussel Sprouts

This is a really quick, simple and delicious vegetable (and vegan!) dish. Various spices which provide multiple health benefits (check out the “Spices” category of this blog) are in this recipe. Brussel sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that are chock full of nutrients (Vitamins K, C, B6, B1, folate, fiber), and can lower cholesterol and reduce […]




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Angel Hair Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Turkey Sauce

This is a hearty, healthy and tasty pasta dish. It is full of healthy ingredients including whole wheat pasta, as well as onions, broccoli, garlic and olive oil which is high in monounsaturated fats. Spices like turmeric decrease inflammation (which is associated with all types of chronic diseases and cancers) and cumin improves digestion. Lean […]




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Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Zucchini, Onions, Garlic & Almonds

There’s just something comforting about warm, fresh, homemade pasta. And for those out there who would like a healthy source of carbs yet not be carb-overloaded, this pasta dish is nearly half vegetables. I used organic whole wheat pasta which – unlike white pasta which has most of its nutrients refined out of it – […]




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Fresh Spinach Salad with Sauteed Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage

This is a simple, quick and healthy dish with plenty of room for variety and creativity. The protein source, chicken sausage, laid on a bed of spinach can be replaced with tuna, salmon or tofu. You can also add nuts, dried cranberries for additional nutrients and flavor. Hope you enjoy this dish! Make it your […]




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Eggplant and Okra Stir fry with Cumin

This is a tasty recipe, full of flavor, and versatile in that it can be served with plain rice, roti or rolled in wraps. This vegetable dish is also chock full of nutrients! Not only does each spice have health benefits (look under Spices category of this website), but the vegetables do as well. Eggplant […]




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Fresh Spinach Salad with Spicy Tuna, Turmeric and Cumin

This is a healthy and tasty salad that is chock full of nutrients. For instance, spinach and tomato contain vitamins A and C. Almonds are rich in vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), dietary fiber , B-complex vitamins and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (e.g. oleic and palmitoleic acids) which help lower LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and increase HDL (the […]




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Cauliflower and Potato with Cumin, Coriander and Turmeric

Also known as ‘aloo gobi’, this healthy vegetarian dish is commonly served in Indian restaurants. The taste and aroma emanate from the combination of ‘curry’ spices including cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, as well as ginger. Serve with rice, roti or plain. Spice Paste 1 teaspoon of ground ginger 2 teaspoons of ground cumin 1 ½ teaspoon […]




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