2 Delcious and Healthy Seasonal Smoothies

Anti-inflammatory green smoothie and Persimmon mandarin Bliss

I am sure you all agree with me that eating seasonal food is good for health. Perhaps the biggest benefit is that we get the best tasting seasonal produce at great price. When it comes to smoothies, nothing beat quality seasonal produce and I know I am not the only one who can drink smoothies during winter. In fact, keeping your body well-nourished is more important in winter months to prevent weight gain from eating comfort foods and to ward off the nasty germs that cause cold and flu. Smoothies are the nutritious way to stir things up, if you have a good blender and quality ingredients handy in the kitchen. So, today I have two smoothies for you, one is the anti-inflammatory green smoothie and the other is persimmon mandarin bliss, for those readers who can not gulp down green smoothie.

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Thai Chicken Laksa

Thai Chicken Laksa

Laksa is a popular noodle dish from south east Asia. There are many variations of this dish and each regions’ version has slightly different spices or ingredients. The one that I first had and adored was in a Thai restaurant. Ever since then, I have been an addict. So, here’s my version of chicken laksa with Thai flavors. It tastes delightfully refreshing and light, yet nurturing and filling at the same time.

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Healthy Homemade Chikki / Brittle – three types

Box of  lohri sweeets chikki / gachak, pinnis

Amidst the freezing cold weather and dense fog outside, we Punjabis get together for a harvest festival called Lohri. In the late evening, with the setting of the sun, a bonfire is lit outside and prayers are offered to thank God for the generosity and blessings. Here in Canada, our winters don’t always lend us to a Lohri-friendly atmosphere but we do gather in temples for a bonfire and later at some friend’s house for singing, dancing and merry making.Special pinnis and chikkis are prepared in every home. Here, I have you three chikki recipes today.

A very happy Lohri and Makar Sankranti to all Indian folks!!!

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Carrot Slaw Salad with Tangy Lemon Mustard Dressing

Shredded Carrot Salad

Another beautiful year is upon us and I wish all my valued readers a very happy and prosperous 2015! I am kick starting the first recipe of the year with a simple, colorful and nourishing slaw salad, it pretty much makes up for all that party food you consumed over the holidays. If you want to be kept up to date on more delicious, healthy and gluten free recipes like this, then you can subscribe to simpleglutenfreekitchen. You can receive updating via email, social network (Google+) and flip board magazine. Your email address won’t be passed on to anyone and you will never be spammed.

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Panettone French Toast with Orange Yogurt Sauce

Panettone french toast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and french toast has always been my quick and easy breakfast choice. Although, before coming to Canada I never had a french toast that was sweet, because my mom always made it savory and we had it with tomato and chilli sauce. I will share her recipe with you sometime next year. Today I have a sweet version to which I had slowly grown addicted. Panettone is a delicious sweet bread. I started making my own gluten free panettone from last year and I think it makes the best French toast that almost tastes like a dessert.

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