Been forever since I have blogged on here, But if you really want to know what I am upto and all the new stuff that's happening in my life and what's keeping my soul nourished, Feel free to friend me on my IG @glamlocal and my health page @bollywoodyogi ! Yeah, I am a yoga teacher now! All that and more happened in 2016 with a lot of ups and downs like hurting my knee and being bedridden for a few months at the beginning of this year and being able to stand on my head now!
Alright, enough with my never ending banter, I am so happy to share this super simple recipe of healing soup that I posted a while on my "stories" on instagram and a couple of my friends wanted the recipe! I have to say, My kiddo who is 8 now loved it and so did people at a party I was at recently!
Enuf said, Let's get on the recipe already!
Here are some super awesome ways to SUPERCHARGE your life!
With truckloads of positive vibes and gratitude,
Making Sprouted almond milk is as easy as 1-2-3 and some of you might be a regular at making it! I started making my own almond milk shortly after turning vegan somewhere around 2013, Although I buy store bought almond milk when I know I won't be able to whip up mine at a given time. Silk and 365 organic brand from whole foods are the brands I prefer, But there is nothing close to drinking freshly made delicious almond milk at home, I just wish I could make it as often as I would like.
Sprouting almonds overnight is a wonderful way to get even more nutrients out of the nut! Here are some amazing benefits.
For the recipe all you need is Almonds, some water, pitted dates and non alcoholic Vanilla essence to make slighter sweeter but you can choose to omit if you like it completely raw.
Ingredients & Procedure
And you are pretty much done, Just pour it through a measuring cup into a glass bottle and enjoy it for the week ahead! Let me know if you make some in the comments below. Also, you could follow me on my social networks Fb, IG @Glamlocal and [email protected] which I will be relaunching as Glamlocal very soon.
With truckloads of positive vibes and gratitude,
It is getting pretty hot in Northern California! Although, I am waiting for fall now so that I can start making some hot comforting soups and stews, I must admit, summers are still my favorite season of them all. My little one has been keeping me so busy all summer long that me time is some sort of a luxury I feel. Friday's my husband offered to take him for a daddy and son day at work so that I could spend some time my way! It is so important to have some downtime especially with summers around and not having to listen "Mommy, what do I do now?! " I am old school and not much of a fan of camps and 5 day lessons. So we have planned a bunch of stuff to do throughout summer with my son's inputs of course and lemonade stand was one of them. I am working on it with him and will share how it went through and our experience with his entrepreneurial streak lately!
I made this cool refreshing drink a while ago and totally forgot to blog about it. One kind reader gently reminded me and I totally made up my mind to blog about the procedure although I did not take many pics.
Ingredients for the Tea
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Sorry for being MIA on my blog for a few weeks now. I have been super back & forth with a few projects with my husband and graduating from International Dermal Institute this week! It's been a whirlwind to say the least, plus we have guests from India! I am loving it, but it's also super tiring at times. Back to the post, if you are new to my blog, welcome!
I will take this opportunity to explain my absolute LOVE for Bagara Baigan!!
It is one of the specialty dish made in Hyderabad which is a city in the south of India where I grew up! I always like to call myself a Hyderabadi although my roots are spread all over India:)
I tasted this dish first time in 11th grade in high school. I still remember that specific lunch break after my botany class where my friend Hira opened her lunch box and I took a couple bites..it's so nostalgic that such a small casual incident is being remembered exactly a decade later so fondly.
It was not until I got married, I started to experiment with this dish and till date this is the best tasting version that I have been able to whip up!
Our guest at home who is my husband's childhood bestie couldn't stop raving about this delicacy as he had tried it for the first time!
Made my week!
I am sharing a detailed version of this recipe below & I hope your family & friends will love it as much as my family did.
Did I say it's VEGAN too!
Ingredients for Bagara Baingan
First off unlike my earlier experiments of frying the eggplant or brinjals, I tried baking them to cut the calories. The temp maintained was 375F for 11/2, just be mindful and keep an eye to check the texture with a fork wearing an oven mitt.
Meanwhile you can add some oil on a cast iron skillet and roast some peanuts, sesame seeds & Coconut powder or shredded coconut as well, Tossing and turning them often.
It is definitely a time consuming recipe and requires some patience, I spent close to 4hrs cooking+cleaning. So that just FYI. But it is well worth the effort and the appreciation that follows is priceless!
I hope you give it a try and leave your feedback! Would love to hear your thoughts.
Lots of happy & positive vibes!
Hifiiii!!! Across the screen!!
Ok, so who likes Ice cream??!! Me Too!!
Made this consistently for the past 3 days and my boys are still not over it! It's that DELISH!!
It kinda matches my walls.
I am obsessed with color! Colorful foodie, Told ya!
Here you go with this easy 10 minute or less recipe:
Blend everything and sprinkle Chia & Goji berries.
And that's it!! Drink it up!! SLURP!!
Thank me later !!!
Ok, so lately I have been addicted to Vegan cookbooks and busy trying out every recipe in the book and adjusting it according to my taste buds and preferences.
I was at the local library last week and had ordered Chloe Coscarelli's Vegan cook books, As soon as I got them, I jotted down all the recipes I wanted to try, if you follow me on Instagram @mrsparijain, you probably know about my obsession with Chef Chloe!
I had made Cranberry barley bliss recipe from her cookbook and my family loved it back to back for two days, once as a baked casserole with cashew cream sauce and second has a filling in a burrito with some authentic chimichurri sauce!
The sauce turned out soooo good that I had to put it up on my blog!! It's a MUST HAVE staple in my house for that spicy kick to just about anything!
You all know I post easy peasy recipes that could be whipped in minutes, coz that's exactly my style of cooking on busy weekdays.
Ingredients required for ChimiChurri Sauce
Just add everything to the blender &...... voilaaaa, the most amazing spread ever!! Whooop!!
Easy Peasy! Told ya!
While everyone is watching( like 1 billion people worldwide!! Yeah!) INDIA-Pakistan cricket match, I am heading to a relaxing foaming Epsom salt bubble bath that is waiting for me!!
Hope you enjoyed my post & will give that CHIMICHURRI a try!
Heyyyy!! It's Fridayy!!
Actually, I wanted to add more exclamation marks because that's how I am feeling right now!
You know when it rains and you can hear the droplets while you have spa music in the background and warm milk with condiments on the stove that is making the home smell aromatic!
Well, just taking a quick moment out of my rainy day to share a super simple all vegan ofcourse 'Golden Elixir' !
Everything is to be brought to a boil and simmered for a while in a saucepan!
Just looking at all the spices and flavors come together is therapeutic to me!
Pour it in to favorite mug and cherish the fact that you have made time for yourself and your body totally deserves all the love & nourishment!!
Meanwhile if you'd like, you can stay in touch with me & see my daily musings on my [email protected]
or my youtube channel youtube.com/ajxotica.
Food definitely has a hugee role to play, So, I am sharing this easy peasy smoothie recipe rich in antioxidants,vitamins,minerals and beta carotenes! Plus it tastes like DESSERT! You've got nothing to lose! Hifii!!
Blend everything together and there you have it! Beta carotene (So good for your peepers) loaded dessert smoothie is ready to relish!!
Hope you all enjoy it as much as my family did.
Stay happy & healthy! (Life's main gaols right?!)
Today was an exceptionally productive day! I got a LOT done, considering it's pouring non-stop (Cali needs some! Thank the heavens!) but ALL I really want to do is hide under that plush blanket I got the other day from Costco! Speaking of Costco, I took a while for me to master the maze like aisles and find all the amazing goodies they have on their shelves, Like this amazing high tech globe I found for my 6 yr old son! And the Cuisinart programmable cooker, I am debating between the Instant pot on amazon and Cuisinart for my kitchen, Let me know if you own any of them! I also bought a dozen of seasonal sweet potatoes to make some recipes for the winter and get over the occasional winter blah...one step at a time!(Winter blah ..errr..beauty..post next up!)
I am always up for modifying and taking all my previous amateur recipe trials by experimenting with seasonal vegetables! This time it was sweet potatoes or yam however you would like to call it! It's fairly easy and ohh so delicious! You will never want to have the store bought version again! I promise you!
Blend all of the above, My beloved Ninja blender made sure it's just perrrrfect! You can choose to add cayenne pepper, I totally forgot, so make sure to add a lil pinch & it will definitely make things a lil spicier!
This variation of hummus is one of my favorite versions and I hope you will give it a thumbs up too!
Next up should be my winter beauty must have's!
I am obsessing over so many amazing products and I can't wait to share it with you allll!!!