Chia Seed Mango Dessert

A cool dessert for cold winter days….simple, healthy and full of energy from Chia seeds, coconut and fruit.  This version is vegan, dairy free and gluten free. You could use honey instead of coconut nectar and real grass fed creamy milk if you like. The gelatin is also a vegetarian brand. I use Chia seeds…

Coconut Burfi- Saffron and Rose infused

I still had coconut left over from when I made the Coconut Almond Butter Clusters. Burfi is a true Indian sweet make with reducing milk (and products) thereby intensifying the taste and flavor. I still remember standing in narrow side streets in India waiting for the fresh Khoya Burfi plates which would easily be devoured…

Coconut and Almond butter energy clusters

The bag of organic coconut flakes went through many a recipe experiments last week….some flops and others a success. This one was a winner and decidedly easy to make. The Almond Butter and Coconut oil make it vegan. Use a good quality dark chocolate to dip in and you will not be disappointed. I used…

Mango Tart

This one is a Mango version of the recipe I did a while back with chocolate and strawberries  It is a heart healthy desert and full of protein and nutrients. You can use fresh ripe mangoes or frozen ones. I happened to have both on hand so used a combination. For the crust you need to…

Coriander Coconut chutney

I am always exploring good and healing Ayurvedic recipes. The simplicity and balance found in such form of cooking balances the pittas and is good for the soul. This is a variation of a Coriander chutney that I found on an Ayurvedic website and was inspired to try it out. Coriander also known and Cilantro contains…

Coconut Kheer ( coconut rice pudding)

This turned out so good that I had to write this blog. Something about kheer is so comforting, this is a twist on the traditional recipe making it a little healthier with all natural ingredients. 2 cups or whole milk 2 cup coconut or almond milk 1/2 cup rice, soaked overnight coconut palm sugar (…