I have no idea why it took me so long to figure this out. I mean, who knew subbing spaghetti squash for vermicelli in Sevya would work. For those of us gluten intolerant peeps, I have to say it’s delicious.
A couple of days back, half way through my lunch of spaghetti squash and meatballs, I was already thinking about dessert. Really, what is a meal without dessert. It doesn’t have to be sugar laden or full of fat. Just a piece of fruit with nut butter would do. But, that was not what I was thinking of then. I wanted a warm bowl of sevya and low and behold the idea came to me. If this delicious vegetable satisfied my craving for spaghetti, why not try making sevya with it. And that’s exactly what I did.
Again… it has been a tad bit too long since I wrote to you last. As I mentioned in my previous post I was working on “Project Ghee”, well I don’t think I called it that exactly … but it sure does sound good right now 🙂
Anyway, let me tell you what I’ve been up too. I’ve been preoccupied with ‘GHEE’, now I’m sure you shaking your head and thinking, “Really Shamim, like you had to tell us that!” (sarcasm intended) Well, of course it’s ghee. Ghee all the way baby!
I was wondering if I could entice you with this recipe for juicy mejdool dates, slowly melted in ghee until thick and syrupy. I toss in some brown rice crispies, dried coconut and a bunch of chopped almonds resulting in a slightly gooey, moist, ghee-ey, crunchy and not overly sweet treat.
My date bars will hit every level of any sweet craving you may have and guess what? It’s not too bad for you. With no refined sugars or flours and made with just a few natural ingredients you will be laughing your way into Valentines day!
Whilst perusing the grocery store aisles lately, I’m sure you’ve been inundated with rows upon rows of gleaming chocolate wrappers hiding there treasures within, and begging to be slipped into your cart to be devoured shamelessly later. Continue reading →
“Quinoa Ladoo! You can’t be serious!” I’m asked in disbelief as I serve the little brown malty balls of delight with an afternoon cup of chaa. Yes, my friends, you heard that right, Quinoa!
Let me tell you a little story…
A couple of months ago I stared wide-eyed in disbelief at a recipe before me. I was excited at first, then immediately I slumped back into my seat and thought to myself, “Really?!”
Okay, I am exaggerating just a little… but if you’ve donned the gluten free hat, you know what I mean. “What if… what if it was another gluten free disaster like so many before?” Although the question loomed before me, Continue reading →
Ghee, goor and roti is my go-to comfort food. I’ve turned to it on countless occasions to pacify my emotional well being. This is such an endearing sweet meal and is close to my heart. It gently screams to me of family, togetherness, good friends and most importantly being loved. And with Valentines Day around the corner, Ghee, goor and roti makes the perfect dish to be shared amongst the people you care most about.
Ghee, goor and roti was my all time favorite as a little child and still is… and I’m sure will remain so, for as long as I can chew. Wait a minute – Continue reading →