Quinoa Garbanzo Burger

Being a vegetarian I tend to be limited to a Burger King in the fast food chain or a Morning star black bean burger patty and it is great for quick meals. However it does get very boring, so I got inspired by an India snack time recipe Sabudana Vada which is made out of Tapioca pearls. I decided to try out something different, and this totally random experimental recipe turned out that I no longer have to stock my freeze with Morning Star Patties but rather my pantry cans of grabanzo beans.

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Basil Pesto

I usually opt for making fresh pesto for my pasta and sandwiches. It just adds more flavor and freshness to the food, after all it is all about the sauce. This recipe is a fairly simple and you can either chose to make it right when you need it or just freeze it for a later use. You can even try creating your own variations at home, by adding avocados, switching up the cheese etc.

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Avocado Brownies

It’s Throwback Thursday!! I’m sharing this recipe from one of my previous abandoned blogs. This was when I was on a low-calorie diet and to address my unavoidable sweet tooth Nandita shared this recipe with me. Be sure to check out her beauty blog (http://mystyleexpression.com) and follow her on twitter @mystyleexp.

What makes this recipe Healthy?
In this recipe we replace the butter with Avocado, a quick Google search tells me that   8oz. Butter = ~1600 calories vs 8oz. Avacado = ~350 calories.

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Paneer Tikka Kebabs

I love Paneer Tikka kebab. I am yet to find a place in the bay that does taste of home. It is a widely popular vegetarian alternative to the chicken tikka kebab  that you get at your local Indian Restaurants. It is usually cooked in a Tandoor (clay oven) in most restaurants which adds the smoky flavor, but at home you can use your grill, griddle or a normal cooking range oven.

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