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Preparing for Ramadan – Meal Organization & Healthy Eating Tips

It’s going to be Ramazan in about a week Alhamdulillah!  For my readers who are non-Muslims, Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar. Everyday during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast by abstaining from food & drink from sunrise (suhoor/sehri) to sunset (iftar). Not only do Muslims have to fast, but they also have to stay away from any sinful behavior or speech and spend more time in prayer. Ramadan…

Healthy Eating/ Salads, Soups & Starters/ Vegetarian

Salad Greens with Roasted Garlic Dressing

Continuing on with posting recipes for salads, here’s a recipe for another simple green salad with roasted garlic dressing. With oranges going out of season, it can easily be substituted with other fruits (grapefruit, pear, or more apples). Garlic in the dressing might seem odd, but once garlic is roasted, it loses its bitter raw flavor, and becomes mild & sweet. Ever since I discovered how amazing roasted garlic is through the tomato soup I made in winters, I have been…

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Guacamole

I was just checking out my blog stats and I am done to about 20-40 pageviews a day from a considerably high number earlier. Just goes to show what happens if I don’t update this blog on a regular basis (Ouch).  But I am resolving to spend a bit more time on posting recipes since I have been receiving some amazing feedback on how much my recipes are being enjoyed by people! So just motivated to share more. Will probably…

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Green Salad with Fruits & Nuts in a Honey-Yoghurt Dressing

After I got the hang of the olive oil, lemon juice, yoghurt & mustard dressing, I started experimenting with something different. This time I made a salad with fruits & nuts with a honey based dressing – loved the slightly sweet dressing with the grapefruit & olives. The carrot is only there because I had one lying around so I just tossed it in the salad, but wouldn’t recommend adding it otherwise. Fresh Salad with Fruits & Nuts with Honey…

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Leafy Green Salad with Apples & Tomatoes

So now that everyone is updated on what I haven’t been posting for the last couple of weeks, let me start catching up by continuing my Salad 101 posts. I have covered How-to’s on Cleaning & Storing Salad Greens, Types of Salad Greens & Tossing and Adding the Dressing. Now I will FINALLY be sharing the recipes 😀 ..  Since I embarked on this salad making journey, I have been experimenting with various types of greens, fruits, dressings & seasonings, and…

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Salad 101 – The Basic Salad Dressing

By now you should have bought, washed & mixed your salad together. The next step is deciding on the dressing and with most salad greens this is usually a type of Vinaigrette. A vinaigrette consists three things – a good oil, acid (vinegar or lemon/lime juice) and seasonings which is combined with a chemical process known as emulsification to form a beautiful creamy dressing. Following are basic dressings, with a few variations based on the type of salad greens that…

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Salad 101 – Types of Salad Greens

Continuing on with my salad how-to, the next part is about the different kind of salad greens available, and a general idea on how they taste (mild, bitter, spicy) & look. Lettuce is the most salad green available, however, it does tend to have a one-dimensional taste. Hence, the best kind of salad is made with a mixture of different salad greens which complement each other. My personal favourite is to either use a bag of mesclun lettuce (mixture of…