Homemade Nimco

Homemade Nimco

I am absolutely obsessed with this homemade nimco recipe. For those of you who don’t know, nimco is much like trail mix.  A South Asian version of trail mix if you will.  Perfect for gift giving As with many of my recipes I have my aunt (khala ammi as I call her) to thank for this one. She has been…

Rainbow Thai Salad

Rainbow Thai Salad

I love making this Thai salad. It is so colorful with the variety of cabbage as well carrots, the tri colored bell peppers. This salad pairs perfectly with my Gluten Free Khao Suey. I recently taught a cooking class in my membership and on the menu were these two dishes. My recipes are simple and quick because, really who has…

Bone Broth

Bone Broth

This bone broth or yakhni recipe is super easy and can be cooked on stove top or left in the slow cooker overnight. This was a staple at my grand parents’ home in Pakistan and growing up I remember my grandfather (nana) insisting we drink this before our meals. Little did we know how great this magic concoction is for…

How to Prevent Breast Cancer

How to Prevent Breast Cancer

October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and I wanted to go beyond the pink ribbons and charity walks. Prevention is what I promote and so key when it comes to vibrant health and longevity. Every disease has a root cause. Research shows that inflammation is at the root of most chronic illnesses. Cancer is a chronic illness just like…

Life Lessons From My Mom

Life Lessons From My Mom

I don’t believe in having just one day allocated to the toughest position in the world. Motherhood. Raising little humans is one of great responsibility although extremely gratifying at the same time. Before I became a mom I really didn’t realize just how tough moms had it.  It’s been ten years since I lost my own mom. Ten years on…

Cardamom Date Balls

Cardamom Date Balls

I have been wanting to make something that would give me the satisfaction of methai (a popular South Asian dessert/sweet meat made with milk and sugar) yet without the dairy and refined sugar. I was surfing the internet and came across detoxinista’s version and thought I’d give it a try. I tweaked it a little, added some more nuts and…

30 Day Jumpstart

30 Day Jumpstart

I am so excited to finally share The Eat.Drink.Pure 30 Day Jumpstart  with you all!

The premise is simple. Eat whole foods e.g. fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Take out the bad (processed junk)  bring in the good (healing anti inflammatory foods, herbs and spices) and get moving at least 30 minutes a day. This can mean any physical activity. You can do yoga, running, walking, weight training etc. but do it you must, for 30 minutes every day. That’s it. 30 days of keeping to this lifestyle is bound to heal you of so many common issues.