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Spicy Soba Noodles w/ Almond-butter Sriracha Sauce

Here is a spicy and flavorful Asian inspired noodles recipe. You can make this with any good quality noodles, soba, udon, rice noodles or even your spirooli cut veggie noodles. Though this is best served warm, it can be served at room temperature too, and hence can be great for pot-lucks. Add your choice of vegetables to good measure. As always, use clean and organic ingredients as much as possible.


Ingredients:
Organic Soba Noodles - 1 packet (I buy this brand - Hakubaku or KOYO)Homemade almond butter - 3 Tbs Homemade Sriracha sauce - 2 Tbs (more or less as per preference)Bell pepper (yellow/orange/red) - 1Carrot - 1 mediumFresh ginger root - 1 inchGarlic - 2 cloves Toasted sesame oil - 2 Tbs Sesame seeds - 1 Tbs Sea salt - as per tasteRed chilly powder - optional (if you need extra heat)Directions: 
Cook Noodles as per package instructions, rinse in cold water and keep aside.Meanwhile, slice the bell pepper, carrots, ginger and garlic into matchstick slices.Heat sesame oil in a pan, ad…

Turmeric Cumin Oats w/ Lemony Avocado Cream

I gave you a sweet breakfast in my last post, but today I have a savory breakfast idea. Made with a small list of wholesome and clean ingredients and can be put together in no time. There is a lot of buzz around turmeric these days, but that is not something new to Indian cuisine. Indian cuisine uses turmeric in pretty much everything. Here, I am just adding a dash of Indian flavors to the simple, everyday oatmeal. 


Ingredients:
Thick rolled oats - 1 cup (optionally soaked overnight)Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspSea salt - as per tasteCumin seeds - 1/2 tspDirections:
Start boiling oats in 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder. Cook till well done.Toast cumin seeds in a small pan and mix with the cooked oats.Serve warm with a dollop of lemon avocado cream.Makes about 3 servings. Enjoy!!
Lemon Avocado Cream:
Avocado - 2Lemon juice - from half a lemonGreen chilly minced - 1-2 (optional as per taste) Sea salt - as per tasteCilantro chopped - 1/4 cup (substitute with your preferred chopped herbs…

Apple-Pie Chia-Pudding

Apple-Pie Chia-Pudding does sound like a dessert right? I am talking about an awesome breakfast idea though. If you are using wholesome and clean ingredients, you don't really need to worry about eating dessert for breakfast anyway :). The best part is that you can put this together the night before, and you have a high energy, wholesome and satisfying breakfast to start your busy day. Made with wholesome and organic ingredients, and sweetened with only dates and an optional dose of raw honey. No refined or processed ingredients are used and it is gluten free, dairy free, raw, vegan-friendly and quick'n'healthy:). 


Ingredients:
Apples - 3 Dates - 1/4 cup Honey - 1 Tbs (optional)Fresh ginger - 1 tspCinnamon - 1 tspNutmeg - 1/4 tspCardamom - 1 skin removedHimalayan pink salt - a pinchLemon juice - 1 Tbs Chia seeds - 6 TbsHomemade almond milk - 2 cups
Directions:
Soak chia seeds in almond milk overnightTo make 'apple pie': Roughly chop one apple. Add to a blender jar alo…

Coffee Bites

For the coffee lover traveler looking for a good bite, here is something just for you. When I am on travel or just on a long drive I like to carry a bunch of homemade goodies with me that I can reach out when I need a quick bite. Usually I make small bite sized bars or balls which give you some quick energy. Here is a recent addition that was added to that collection. This one is for the coffee lovers who like good coffee flavor and are looking for a quick coffee feel without the diary and sugar that goes with a cup of coffee. Made with organic German instant coffee powder and pure raw cacao powder, and sweetened with only dates. Clean, gluten-free, diary free, no-sugar-added snack coffee bites for your long afternoons at work, for long drives, pre-workout or any time you need a quick bite, a coffee bite. 


Ingredients:
Almonds - 1 cupDates - 1 cup packedOrganic instant coffee powder - 1 TbsCacao powder - 2 TbsHimalayan pink salt - a pinch Directions: Pulse almonds in a food processor or …