Food for the soul

Monday 2nd September Pesto salad Pesto Genovese on steamed string beans, young potatoes and carrots. Served with a side of basil and masoor dal salad. This is a version of one of the most famous Italian dishes, pasta al pesto. Here I am using starchy potatoes in place of pasta! Please forget the common myth about potatoes - they are actually a diet food since 1 full potato is only 110 calories yet very filling and can therefore actually lead to weight loss and/or weight maintenance rather than weight gain. It’s so nutritious, one could almost live on potatoes alone as they provide you with almost every nutri¬ent you need. Really! This includes protein, fiber, and most of the major vitamins and minerals. On the other hand, pasta is made of white flour and has very low nutritive value and unnecessary calories. Tuesday 3rd September Spinach & Pumpkin salad with mustard microgreens and spicy mustard sauce sauceBaby spinach is carefully selected and tossed with roasted pumpkin. Raw, previously soaked and dried crunchy walnuts are added to make a colorful salad that is rich in nutrients, crunch and flavor. Fresh microgreens of mustard not only will add a bite but boosts the goodness of the salad. Served with a side of yellow peas and a spicy mustard sauce. Wednesday 4th September Indian Jewel Salad . Tomatoes, cucumbers, pomegranate, semi-ripe papaya and coconut together with Yummy fresh sprouts– Mung bean, moth beans, chickpeas, micro greens of sunflower and coriander. This will be served with a tangy mint and coriander sauce. Sprouts are considered superfoods because of their high nutritional qualities. Loaded with protein, fiber, iron, calcium and other nutrients, sprouts are also high in bone-friendly and heart-healthy vitamin K. I am hoping you feel symphony of flavors while you chew on this salad, enjoy! As always, please chew well Thursday 5thSeptember Raw pizzaRaw food “pizza” served with seed and nut cheese, tomato marinara and basil pesto This is typically what I eat to be full when I am eating an all-raw-food meal. This is a common item in the menus of raw food restaurants around the world. Super nutritious meal loaded with enzymes naturally present in the foods aid in easy digestion of this kinds of meals. This has been a popular menu item that is in great demand since I introduced it a few months ago! Friday 6th September Crunchy Asian sesame cabbage salad.  Green cabbage, red cabbage, orange carrots, sunflower sprouts, green onions, avocado, coriander, black sesame seeds, soakeddried and chopped almonds, spicy ginger, lime and sesame dressing. This yummy salad is served with a side of flavorful double beans and a hot sauce for those who like their mealsspicier. Cabbage is another proven cancer-preventing cruciferous vegetable (like broccoli, cauliflower and kale).

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