Tag: vegan

Homemade fruit leather – Grapes and Lemon juice . A healthy snack made with 100 % fruit and no added sugar! Blend, bake and EAT. Perfect for back to school lunches too. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Fruit leather / roll ups – Grapes

August 28th 2016 marks the 1095 most beautiful days in my life. Last weekend was our wedding anniversary. I cannot believe that it’s been three years since we got married 🙂 We celebrated by taking a short trip to Charleston. We love watching this show called chef’s table on Netflix. Chef Sean brook’s restaurant Husk was featured in one of… 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 →

Vanilla porridge with cherries and nuts

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. –Lewis Carroll In order to believe in impossible things and getting ready to turn them into a reality we need breakfast that is not only healthy but also tasty. Numerous scientific studies have noted the significance of breakfast as the most important meal of the day. Oats are nature’s… Read more →

Palak / Spinach tomato daal / Palakura pappu

Food is one of few things in life that trigger powerful feelings. Nostalgia of times spent with people you love, memories of places, tastes and smells that transport you back in time. Daal is one such food for me. I have this memory of my childhood at my grandma’s place where she used to feed me daal and rice for lunch… Read more →

Potato masala curry and poori | punjabi aloo poori recipe

Aloo masala curry and poori was one of my favorite breakfast recipes for the sunday mornings. Growing up my mom always used to make this for me to brighten up my mood whenever I was down. Today I wish to share my version of it on the blog 🙂 Ingredients : Aloo masala curry 3 Large golden potatoes 1 Small… 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 →

Peanut Energy Bars

    What would you do when you are outside on a trek or a picnic or a hiking trail and you feel hungry , or you are in office working away and you feel the urge to go to the vending machine and grab that cookie. Whenever we need energy to carry on, it should always be from sources… 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 →

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 →

Apple green smoothie

Today’s recipe is about a healthy nutritious shake that is one of my favorite breakfasts. It has the goodness of apples, the nutrients of spinach, the sweetness and minerals from bananas and protein.It is also yummy delicious and easy to drink. A perfect way to start your detox day. Ingredients : 2 Fuji Apples 2 cups Baby Spinach 1 Cucumber 1… 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 →

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 →

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 →