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Lemony Yam Coconut Bread

Today's recipe is a bread made without any flour or grains, and made with yam and coconut.  It is not your regular loaf of bread, but more of a contemporary bread which you cut instead of slice :-). No refined sugar, refined oil or other processed ingredients are used. It is grain-free, gluten-free, vegan and paleo friendly. The bread has a nice flavor to it and you can use it in a variety of ways.

This recipe was first introduced in the quicknhealthy kitchen to satisfy the sandwich craving of our son when we were on a kind of a detox after a vacation. I made a sandwich with this bread, using an avocado spread along with sautéed onions and baby greens, but the bread can be enjoyed warm just as is or with your favorite spread or in another kind of warm or cold sandwich too.


Yam - 2 (medium) (garnet yam, sweet potato)  Dried shredded coconut - 1 1/2 cupFlax meal (flax seeds powdered) - 4 Tbs Arrowroot powder - 4 TbsEV Olive oil -2 TbsHimalayan salt - 1/2 tspLemon juice …

Carrot Banana Kheer

Holi Ayee Re.. (meaning holi is here). Holi is the festival of colors, just like how we have a festival of lights. In South India, we do not celebrate Holi, but that does not really matter in the Quick'n'Healthy kitchen. We take it as one more opportunity to cook something special. As it is a busy weekday we decided to go with a quicknhealthy treat - Carrot Banana kheer. 

In Indian cuisine, a kheer or payasam is a broad term that is used to represent a wide range of sweet dishes. There are 2 basic versions of payasam or kheer, one made with cow's milk and the other made with coconut milk. There are different subsets within these two, depending on the ingredients, consistency and occasion. Today's recipe is made with carrots, banana, coconut milk, cashews and is only sweetened with a little bit of raw honey and the natural sweetness from the banana. 
Carrot - 2 Banana - 1Homemade thick coconut milk - 1 1/2 cups (see notes) Cashew nuts - a big handful (soaked f…

Veggielicious Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is an Indian street food which has origins in Maharashtra, the coastal state of India. Bhaji just means a vegetable side dish, while Pav interestingly has a Portuguese connection. Pav means bread in Portuguese and this connection dates back to the time they were present in Maharashtra during the colonial time before the British. Pav bhaji itself is recorded to be originated as a quick lunch for mill workers in Bombay (present day Mumbai), where they did not have long lunch breaks for a full course meal. Nowadays this is so popular that anywhere in the world where you have a reasonable Indian population, you might find a food cart or small food joint which sells Pav Bhaji. If you go to an Indian get-together you are more likely to find it as part of the spread. 

Like all other dishes which get a face-lift in the Quick'n'Healthy kitchen, this has also gone thru some healthy customization. Though I don't really dislike potato, I consider it more as a carb than a ve…