Salads

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 →

Spiced turkey plantain lettuce wraps – Loaded with warm spices, topped with avocado and fresh cilantro. High in protein and super healthy and delicious. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Turkey Plantain Lettuce wraps

After a long (ahem !) debate about whether to get a roomba or not, dear husband convinced me with some pretty good calculations of time and cost that getting it is a good idea. Well we got the roomba and I was curious to open the package as we were watching the new Louis CK stand up show on Netflix.… Read more →

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Buddha bowl – Indian style

The urban dictionary defines Buddha bowl  as a bowl filled to a rounded heap like Buddha’s belly with nourishing, filling ingredients that you can eat to fill up while also being very healthy 🙂 . I was going through the pictures I clicked while on a trip to Disney world with my parents last year and came across this picture of… Read more →

cloves and caramel southwest quinoa salad with corn , beans , carrot , avocado , chicken stock , lemon and coriander , cloves and cardamom

Southwest quinoa salad

Quinoa was first domesticated by Andean people around 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. It is often called the super grain because it contains more protein than any other grain. Analysis shows that it is relatively high in all the 8 essential amino acids. Quinoa is also high on saturated fats and low on carbohydrates. There are mainly four varieties of… 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 →

Citrus Kale and Quinoa salad

    Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of the oldest cultivated food grains with evidence dating back to being a domesticated crop more than 5000 years ago.It is a cereal grain but with higher and more favorable nutrient composition than other regular cereals. It’s high in essential amino acids like lysine and nutrients with anti-inflammatory properties. Quinoa has a mild… 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 →

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 →