Raw Food Recipes

Mango Shrikhand is made with yogurt / curd and fresh mango pulp. Flavored with cardamom and topped with almonds and pistachios.- www.clovesandcaramel.com

Mango Shrikhand – Amrakhand – Mango Yogurt Pudding

If you were a kid growing up in India, chances are – you would have gorged on some of the best mangoes in the world. After living in the US for a few years, I can definitely say that I miss mangoes. I know it sounds funny, but trust me I do, and I am sure a lot of Indians in… Read more →

Beetroot salad with orange juice dressing : A savory healthy beetroot, carrot, coconut, apple, peanut salad with orange juice and curry powder dressing. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Beetroot Salad with Orange Juice Dressing

I was never fond of beets as a child. I used every excuse in the book to avoid the beetroot and lentil dal that mom made. I did not like the taste or the red colored lentils mixed with rice. Looking back, I find it very funny. Especially because I realize now, how healthy beets are for you. They are… Read more →

Kale Whey Protein Shake : An antioxidant and protein boost. Made with berries, whey protein powder, chia seeds, pineapple and curly kale. It is creamy and perfect as a pre or post workout drink.-www.clovesandcaramel.com

Kale Whey Protein Shake

It’s a brand new year and that means new year resolutions and goals. One of my favorite books is The power of habit by Charles Duhigg. This book has helped me a lot in creating and sustaining many of the life changing habits that have improved me as a person. One of these habits is to incorporate exercise into my daily routine.… Read more →

Perfect iced instant vegan cold coffee for the summers, made with almond milk, coconut cream, coconut water and no added sugar. @clovesandcaramel.com

Vegan instant cold coffee

Coffee is the fuel that runs the work engines in offices across the  modern world. While I am not a regular coffee drinker, I always enjoyed my coffee “hot”. I had always preferred that version over colder one. My first cold coffee experience was Starbucks mocha frappucino and I must say, I liked it. Back in 2014, I tried going vegan and… Read more →

Melon Mint Salad

Summer is in full swing and what better way to enjoy hot summer afternoons than a fresh healthy salad. Extreme heat is very harmful to the body. It is always a good idea to keep yourself hydrated. Fresh fruits are a good way of getting essential nutrients and keeping hydrated. Melons are one of the most popular summer fruits. They… Read more →

Veggies & Hummus

    Healthy snacks play a very important role in meeting the daily caloric requirements. Today’s recipe for a tasty savory hummus dip and veggies is very tasty and also provides you with that burst of energy  that will keep you going until your next big meal. Hummus is a mediterranean dip made primarily from boiled and mashed chickpea with… Read more →

Mulberry Cereal

The best way to begin a wonderful day is with a healthy breakfast. Our body would be running low on fuel early in the morning and a nutritious breakfast is absolutely necessary for providing your body with the essential nutrients and starting the day correctly. According to a study conducted by the National Weight Loss Registry , 78% of the people who had… Read more →

Mustard Micro Greens Salad

Spring is probably my favorite of the seasons. Everything looks fresh, vibrant and colorful. The weather is gorgeous most of the days, and everything looks pretty. I have always been very enthusiastic about colorful pretty things. So, for today’s recipe, I have a fresh healthy salad that is almost too pretty to eat 🙂 I love micro greens. I always… Read more →

Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade

Another spring-summer speciality for today’s recipe. I present to you, watermelon raspberry lemonade. Watermelon is one of the oldest known fruits with evidence that it had been cultivated during the time of the egyptian civilization. It is found in many regions of the world and is liked by many because of its sweetness and is best enjoyed as a drink. Like many… Read more →

Jicama Mini Pizza bites

Its spring time and that means more time spent outdoors soaking up the pleasant weather. It is the time for picnics in the park, lazy brunches and getting back in shape. Today’s refreshing recipe is a quirky non traditional fusion dish. It is based on the native mexican tuber Jicama (HEE-kah-ma) is an edible root that resembles a turnip and is commonly known as… Read more →

Raw Coconut Cookies

Today is the halfway mark for our 21 day detox journey. This calls for a mini celebration !! And what better way to celebrate than to treat ourselves to a healthy treat, that is easy to make and tastes like heaven. I present to you, one of my favorite recipes for cookies. These raw vegan cookies are made primarily of… Read more →

Blueberry Acai bowl

Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. It is rich in anti-oxidants and is known to have many health benefits associated with anti-oxidant rich foods. Our today’s version of acai bowl is with blueberries. This recipe is very filling and can be a perfect breakfast and the best part is that it takes less… Read more →

Low Fat Basil Pesto

Pesto is among the most popular flavoring ingredients for pasta in the Italian cuisine. I have been experimenting with a vegan alternative to traditional pesto sauce. Today I present to you, my take on basil pesto with a quirky twist,  that is as flavorful as it is healthy. Ingredients : ½ cup  Zucchini diced ¼ cup  Fresh Basil leaves ¼ cup  Pine… Read more →

Detox Infused Water – 3 ways

Water. It is a vital component for healthy living. Human body is almost 50-75 % of water. It is necessary for almost all the cellular functions. It helps the body digest the food we eat, carry oxygen to the cells, help maintain the brain functions at optimum. It is a known fact that humans can survive weeks without food but… Read more →

Spring Salad with Mustard Dressing

Spring time is here and we have a nice healthy salad full of greens and nuts with a spicy tangy mustard dressing that brings out the fresh flavors of the greens against the cool crunchy texture of fresh lettuce. It is very simple to make, and filling. It has all the nutrition that you need to keep your body going… Read more →

Bananas and berries have always been a classic combination for regular ice creams and smoothies.This is a vegan dairy free twist and a healthy version of it

Banana berry vegan ice cream

In the spirit of Friday, I present to you a guilt free delicious dessert that is so good, I have it instead of a breakfast or a dinner sometimes. It is full of fruity goodness and can be made in a jiffy. bananas and berries have always been a classic combination from regular ice creams to famous smoothies. This banana… Read more →

Rainbow tacos

What can be better for a weekend brunch than healthy, raw, fresh and colorful veggies made into crunchy tacos with flavors that are crisp and distinct. Its taco time and for this new recipe, I have rainbow tacos. These are raw, vegan and are so simple to make and so filling with just enough calories to keep you going and… Read more →

Mango Mint Breakfast Smoothie

Mangoes always bring back the childhood memories of summers in India . Lassi made with mango with a hint of cardamom is the best. This is another variation of the same drink but the refreshing flavor of mint leaves adds another dimension to the smoothie. This is perfect for spring/summer mornings as a healthy breakfast. Mangoes are a great source of… Read more →

Sweet kale smoothie with grapes , kale, celery, ginger and is perfect for the day 1 of the 21 day detox challenge.

Sweet Kale Detox Smoothie

Smoothies are the wonderful and easiest way to get your daily dose of greens. While it may be difficult to eat an entire bowl of kale in one go, you can get all the goodness without the strong taste. Sweet kale detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients, a cup of fresh kale has only about 40 calories but is packed with… Read more →