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5 skin glow drink recipes | juice for glowing skin | miracle juice for glowing skin

November 29 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

5 skin glow drink recipes | juice for glowing skin | miracle juice for glowing skin5 skin glow drink recipes | juice for glowing skin | miracle juice for glowing skin with step by step photo and video recipe. good and healthy skin is a product of a balanced and healthy food diet. we all know this, dont we? yet most of us end up or having this issue where we crave some magical skincare cream that would solve all our problems. however, this post tries to tackle this problem and talks about 5 basic and effective skin glow drink recipes which also help to detox your liver too. The post 5 skin glow drink recipes | juice for glowing skin | miracle juice for glowing skin appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

coconut burfi recipe with jaggery | coconut barfi with jaggery | jaggery barfi

November 24 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

coconut burfi recipe with jaggery | coconut barfi with jaggery | jaggery barficoconut burfi recipe with jaggery | coconut barfi with jaggery | jaggery barfi with step by step photo and video recipe. barfi recipes are one of the popular and sought indian sweet recipes for almost all occasions. it is known for its taste and texture which is generally derived from the white sugar crystals which can have health implications. this can be mitigated with other healthy alternatives and jaggery based sweets like the coconut burfi recipe with jaggery is one such healthy option. The post coconut burfi recipe with jaggery | coconut barfi with jaggery | jaggery barfi appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

kaju pulao recipe | cashew pulao lunch box recipe | kaju matar pulao

November 22 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

kaju pulao recipe | cashew pulao lunch box recipe | kaju matar pulaokaju pulao recipe | cashew pulao lunch box recipe | kaju matar pulao with step by step photo and video recipe. rice or pulao recipes are one of the popular choices when it comes to the office or school lunch boxes. it is a favourite choice because of its complete meal offering and moreover do not require any additional side dish with it. there are many offerings from a rice pulao category and one such popular and healthy option is kaju pulao recipe known for its mild spice offerings. The post kaju pulao recipe | cashew pulao lunch box recipe | kaju matar pulao appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas

November 18 2021 My New Roots 

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas Most lovers of North Indian cuisine widely available in North America are familiar with Butter Chicken – the iconic dish that has captured the hearts and bellies of people the world over. In fact butter chicken is likely the most popular and recognizable Indian dish in our neck of the woods, and without a doubt my own personal gateway to the unique flavours of Indian cuisine. This dish was the inspiration for these North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas! When I was 13 or 14, my best friends mother, Annie (who Ive mentioned before in my sushi post – a woman who truly opened my eyes to the world of food beyond hot dogs and hamburgers!), took the three of us to The Host, a famous, Toronto institution that has been running successfully for 24 years. I can still remember the feeling of walking into the space, the air absolutely swollen with mouthwatering scents I had never experienced before. We sat down at the table, covered in a crisp white tablecloth, and a basket of seed-flecked, paper-thin crackers was dropped off along with the menus. Papadam Annie said. I took one bite and the entire thing shattered into my hands, which made us all laugh, and the taste was delicious, even if completely unfamiliar. I had just tried my first cumin seed! This primed my palette for what was to come, and Annie confidently ordered for the table. There were things I recognized, like rice, and flatbread (naan), but most of the dishes were alluringly mysterious, arriving in copper bowls, with colourful sauces and chutneys. Once she explained to put some rice on my plate as a bed for the curries, she handed me a bowl whose scent made my mouth water instantly. Butter chicken she told me. Well, I knew both of those ingredients very well, but not looking like this! Is it spicy? I asked. Not spicy hot, she replied. There are plenty of spices in there, but Id describe it flavourful. I had trusted this woman to guide me through Japanese, Korean, Ethiopian, Greek, Macedonian, and Moroccan restaurant experiences so far, so I took a heaping spoonful of the butter chicken and spread it over the rice.  It was love at first bite. The combinations of flavours, commingling in a sauce that was beguilingly rich and creamy, with huge chunks of perfectly tender chicken throughout was absolutely divine. It was tomato-y, but not overpoweringly so, and deeply aromatic with spices that I had certainly never tasted before. I savoured every bite of that butter chicken, along with chana masala, palak paneer, aloo gobi, and dal makhni. We ate naan, and samosa, and pakora and bhaji. It was a veritable feast that began my love affair with Indian food. Little did I know every corner of the continent, every family, every household brings a diversity and a uniqueness to what we generally label Indian food -- theres so much to explore!     Butter chicken was invented in the 1950s, by a man named Kundan Lal Gurjal, who operated a restaurant called Moti Mahal in Delhi, the capital territory of India. Kundan had settled here in this Northern region of the country and started his business after escaping from political upheaval in another region of India. Moti Mahal was a success, and it served several delicious tandoori dishes, that came from their tandoor oven – a circular clay oven central to Punjabi cuisine.  As the story goes, Kundan didnt want his leftover tandoori chicken to go to waste, but he also didnt want it to dry out, so he mixed leftover marinade juices with tomato and butter, added the chicken to it, and let it all stew – butter chicken was born! Although necessity was the mother of this invention, he likely had no idea that he had created an internationally-loved delicacy that would stand the test of time.  I started eating a vegetarian diet when I was 16, and butter chicken was one of the foods I missed the most. Ive cooked a lot of Indian-inspired food at home over the years, but Id never taken a crack at a plant-based butter chicken until my mom served me a version with chickpeas...brilliant! It was a serious why-didnt-I-think-of-that moment.  One of the things that makes butter chicken so good, is that the chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices before cooking. This step accomplishes two things: one, it tenderizes the meat, and second, it seasons it. Because I was aiming for a weeknight dinner, I decided to skip this step with the chickpeas and just make sure that they were properly cooked and well seasoned before adding to the sauce. I also smashed about half of the legumes. This helped to increase their surface area, break up their tough skins, and allow the flavourful sauce to penetrate to the inner, absorbent centers. I also appreciated having the texture variation in the dish, making it more similar to the OG version. Chickpea Party Tricks We all know that chickpeas are fiber all-stars, providing 50% of your RDI in just one cup, (whoa!) but they have another party trick up their sleeve that I bet you didnt know about. Two-thirds of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble, meaning that it doesnt break down during digestion, but instead moves through our digestive tract unchanged until it hits the large intestine. The fun starts here, where friendly bacteria (think probiotics!) go to town on said insoluble fiber and actually break it down to create short-chain fatty acids, including acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid. These short-chain fatty acids can then be absorbed by the cells that line the wall of our large intestine and used for energy! How rad is that?! Butyric acid is in fact the preferred source of energy for the cells lining our colon, and with this bonus fuel comes greater potential for optimally active and healthy cells. This translates into a reduced risk of colon problems including colon cancer. So friends, invite chickpeas to your next dinner party - theyll feed you and your colon cells. Can your pot roast do that? Now lets get cooking! For this dish I highly recommend cooking your own chickpeas from dried (I mean, have I ever NOT recommended that?! haha). For one, if you make the entire batch, youre looking at around 4 cans of chickpeas, which is a lot  of waste produced. Second, if you cook the legumes yourself, you can control the amount of salt that you use, as high sodium levels are a concern for some people. Third, they taste way better. Trust me. And fourth, it costs a lot less – I likely dont have to elaborate on that for you If youre not sure how to cook beans from scratch, the full instructions are in this post, and a full video tutorial is up on my membership site, My New Roots Grow. If youre especially interested in this dish, Id love to invite you to the live, online cooking demo on Saturday, December 18th. Part of the Winter Radiance Retreat alongside Mikkala Marilyn Kissi, this recorded, one-day virtual retreat has so many wonderful seasonal goodies planned for you. Check it out and sign up here!  The ingredient list for this recipe may look long, but half of them are spices, and the remaining ones are primarily pantry staples, making this the perfect thing to cook up when you dont have a ton of fresh produce around (Im looking at you, late fall, winter, and early spring!). Cilantro is optional, but such a delicious addition if it’s available to you. And I like to serve the dish with rice or naan, or both. A simple kachumber salad, made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and lemon juice is a great accompaniment to butter chickpeas when those ingredients are in season. Pro tip: measure out two or more portions in separate containers of the spice mix when youre making it the first time so the next time all you have to do is grab the blend instead of all your individual spice jars!   And what about the butter?! Well, there isnt any classic dairy butter here (although there is no shame in adding it!), instead I used cashew butter to achieve that crave-able creaminess. Some recipes for butter chicken call for whole cashews, which may in fact be easier for some of you to find than cashew butter. If that is the case, sub the cashew butter with whole, raw cashews that have been soaked for 4-8 hours, and add them to the pot with the tomatoes and coconut milk in step 3. If you’d like to know more about soaking and activating nuts, check out my article here. Get a load of that 2008 photography! Print North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas  Author Sarah Britton Ingredients2 Tbsp. coconut oil preferably expeller-pressed or ghee 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. ground coriander 2 tsp. ground turmeric 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 Tbsp. garam masala 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/­­2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper pinch cayenne to taste 1 large yellow onion diced 2 tsp. fine sea salt 5 cloves garlic minced 28 oz. /­­ 796ml whole or diced tomatoes 1 large can 3 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup /­­ 250ml full-fat coconut milk 1/­­4 cup /­­ 60ml cashew butter 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cups /­­ 900g cooked chickpeas from 2 cups dried /­­ approx. 4 cans cilantro for garnish if desired rice and /­­ or naan for serving if desired InstructionsIn a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, garam masala, smoked paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir well to mix with the oil, and stir frequently so it doesnt scorch.   Add the onion and salt, stir well to coat, let cook for 5-10 minutes until the onions have softened slightly. Add the garlic, stir well,  and cook for 2-3 more minutes.  Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and coconut milk, stirring well to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.  While the sauce is simmering, take about half of the chickpeas and smash them flat with the bottom of a drinking glass. This step is optional, but it changes the shape and texture of the chickpeas (see headnote). Transfer the sauce to a blender, add the cashew butter and lemon juice, then blend on high until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired (if youd like it spicier for example, add more cayenne).  Add all of the chickpeas to the sauce and fold to combine. Bring a very light simmer, and let cook for 5 minutes, up to an hour, making sure to stir every so often so the bottom doesnt scorch.  Serve the butter chickpeas over rice with lots of fresh cilantro, and naan if desired. Say thank you and enjoy! NotesServes 8-10 I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and find the same satisfying coziness with each bite you enjoy. As we head into the darker, colder months of the year, I know Ill be turning to these butter chickpeas to keep me warm and grounded, while picturing us at our stoves, connected in spirit over steaming pots and nourishing bowls. All love from me to you, Sarah B  The post North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas appeared first on My New Roots.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix in a Jar - A DIY Edible Gift!

November 16 2021 Oh My Veggies 

This Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix in a mason jar makes for an awesome (and delicious) DIY holiday gift! This simple pancake mix is easy to make, reasonably healthy, and the addition of mini chocolate chips makes it a sure crowd pleaser too. Simply prepare the dry pancake mix, pack it in mason jars,... Read More This article was written and published by Oh My Veggies. It may not be reproduce or republished without permission of the author. The original article can be found here: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix in a Jar - A DIY Edible Gift!.

Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower

November 15 2021 Vegan Richa 

Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted CauliflowerThis Asian-inspired Miso Gochujang Peanut Butter Glazed Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a veggie-forward show-stopper perfect for the holidays, whether youre having it as a vegan main course of a vegetarian meal or serving it as a side dish or appetizer. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free. This Asian-inspired miso & peanut butter whole roasted cauliflower recipe is incredibly easy and requires just about 15 minutes of active kitchen time but delivers a healthy vegan main that’s impressive enough for entertaining during the holidays. I like to make this whole miso glazed roasted cauliflower as the main dish but you can also serve it as a shared side for dinner parties or weeknight meals! An umami-rich sweet and spicy peanut butter miso gochujang glaze with fresh ginger adds tons of flavor to the cauliflower. It has miso peanut butter and Korean gochujang to make up a deep complex flavor profile! Serve this whole roasted cauliflower with veggies, some steamed rice, or a side salad. This is really the best roasted cauliflower head I have ever tried and I cant wait for you to try it out! If you like the concept of whole roasted cauliflower, but with more traditional flavors, you might also want to try my simple oven-roasted herbed cauliflower. More Cauliflower recipes on the blog: - Cauliflower in Double Onion Sauce - Baked Gobi Manchurian - BBQ Cauliflower Wings - Diwani Handi Vegetables - whole Roasted curried cauliflower  - Sticky Sesame cauliflower  Continue reading: Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted CauliflowerThe post Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower appeared first on Vegan Richa.

aloo mixture recipe | aloo bhujia mixture | haldiram aloo mixture

November 11 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

aloo mixture recipe | aloo bhujia mixture | haldiram aloo mixturealoo mixture recipe | aloo bhujia mixture | haldiram aloo mixture with step by step photo and video recipe. tea time snacks are always one of the popular choices for most of us. generally, we end up serving the deep-fried pakora or bajji or even the bakery snacks like biscuits, cookies or puff. but you can serve something healthy that can be prepared once and served multiple times and aloo mixture or aloo bhujia mixture is one such healthy snack recipe. The post aloo mixture recipe | aloo bhujia mixture | haldiram aloo mixture appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Climate Change Is Making Food Less Healthy - and Putting Millions of People at Risk of Nutrient Deficiencies

October 19 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Climate Change Is Making Food Less Healthy - and Putting Millions of People at Risk of Nutrient Deficiencies Excess CO2 reduces the production of protein and other nutrients in crops like corn, wheat, soy beans, and rice. As CO2 levels rise, scientists and economists are racing to help our global agriculture system adapt. The post Climate Change Is Making Food Less Healthy - and Putting Millions of People at Risk of Nutrient Deficiencies appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings

October 5 2021 My New Roots 

Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings Hello friend. Its been a while. I sincerely hope that these words find you getting by as best you can in this strange world we find ourselves in. Staying centered and grounded these days is no small feat, and Im grateful to find myself here again, with the energy and space to share.  This post is actually two years in the making. The experience Im about to tell you about deserves thought, healing, and humility, and though I made a delicious recipe, I needed ample time to learn from, and honour the situation. Almost like with rich decadent food, your body and mind needs time to digest emotion and experience, and over the past 20 months of intense turmoil, discovering and uncovering, and worldly change, there is no better occasion or cultural climate than this moment to share one of my lifes most potent experiences. I hope youll join me on the entirety of this journey and take the time to read and digest it for yourself too. I welcome conscious comments and will receive your words gracefully and with humility in regards to my personal history and ask kindly that the inevitable missteps, mistakes, and /­­ or insensitivities in my story shared below are highlighted with respect and with the intention of learning, inspiring community and healing, and are supportive of a better and more just future.   The People Ill begin by introducing the people of the story that span many generations, many places of origin, and many cultures: The Anishinaabeg – an Indigenous community made up of the Ojibwa, Odawa, Potawatami, Chippewa, Mississauga, Algonquin, and Delaware peoples who stewarded the Great Lakes Basin before and through the late 1600s. A man named James Whetung of the Black Duck clan, Anishinaabe who has called this land home for his lifetime and the many generations before him. My European ancestors who arrived in this same area (Upper Canada then, and what is now known as Southern Ontario) in the early-to-mid 1800s. A young man named Mossom Boyd, my great-, great-, great-grandfather, who landed in 1833. He purchased 100 acres of land and cleared it himself in the hopes of building a prosperous life. After farming for a few years, he wasnt making the income hed hoped for, and sought work at a local sawmill, eventually taking it over, on the site which is now Bobcaygeon, Ontario.   As Boyd continued to work the land, benefitting from the abundant natural resources, he experienced great success with his lumbering enterprise. He later went on to cut forests in great swathes across Ontario, then moved out west to Vancouver Island with his son, Martin Mossom Boyd, who eventually took over the business. Needless to say, the familys enterprise had an indelible impact on the Canadian landscape and the Indigenous peoples. Me, a white, privileged woman who benefits from this history in seen and unseen ways with a mission to inspire health to the people of this world through conscious choices. Heres one of my many stories...  My Family I spent my summers in the Kawartha Lakes, just 12 kilometers upstream from the reserve where James lived and lives. My grandparents lived on the canal at the mouth of Pigeon lake, on the Trent-Severn Waterway. My grandfather owned a substantial portion of the land there (how we understand owned in our modern world), and a 1085-acre island just off the shoreline.  I was a very lucky kid to have so much wild land to explore, play with, and learn from. To say I feel connected to nature, to the earth and water, to the elements there, would be an understatement. That forest and lake are inside of me, just as much as I am inside of it – I knew every rock, nook, cranny, and crevice. I knew the plants, the poison ivy, the lichen, the cedar; the shallow soil, dry and bare rocks, the limestone; I can evoke the alchemical aroma of it all in an instant. My hideaways along the shoreline in giant rock fractures were coated in moss and gnarled cedar roots, and there I would live in worlds of my imagination, connected to natures creations and its magnetic energy. The sensation of being there, on every level, is burned into my being. It is cellular memory.    Mossom Boyd 1814-1883 /­­ My father and I canoeing on Pigeon Lake /­­ Fishing on Pigeon Lake, 1990 There is a museum in town, named after my great-great-great grandfather Mossom, honouring his vision and entrepreneurial genius (as our culture recognizes). This history was one to celebrate, an empire that spanned the country, a legacy to be proud of. We would visit the museum almost every summer when I was growing up, so that I could better understand where I came from. These truths coexisted within me — nature and empire. As I began to see the complexities of this place that is deeply a part of me, I sought out a way to understand the same land, water, air, forest through the eyes, hands, and hearts of the people with a completely different history to the shared nature and to the empire of my lineage.  The Whetungs James family has been living with the land known as the Michi Saagig Anishinaabeg territory for approximately 4,000 years, dated by wild rice fossils found by geologists. This being the same land, that Mossom Boyd purchased 3,780 years later.  When I drove up to Curve Lake First Nations to experience a wild rice (known as manoomin) harvest two years ago, I met James Whetung and his family. The man whose name I had heard before, but was admittedly afraid to come face to face with, as I had some idea of how my lineage had impacted his. At least I thought I knew. When the group of us had all arrived and settled, James introduced himself, and told his story – the side that I had never heard before. They cut all the trees, floated them down river using the highways of my people. They needed clearer waterways, so they dredged the lakes and removed the rice beds that had provided our food. The First Nations peoples were forcefully moved to reserves, and confined there, needing written permission to leave, and only in order to work for local farmers at slave wages. You had to be Christian to live on the reserve, and Natives were not allowed to practice their own spirituality or pass it on to subsequent generations. The people were starving. Listening to James, and hearing first-hand what his ancestors had gone through because of my ancestors, was heartbreaking, and it filled me with bitter shame and confusion. What was once a celebrated history of my family, became tainted and disgraceful. When he was finished, I raised my hand to speak, compelled to admit that I came from the family he was talking about. The lineage and industry that changed the landscape of his ancestors’ home. That I was deeply remorseful. He responded graciously by inviting me to canoe out with him to harvest manoomin. He said that those on the reserves eventually were able to take the remaining rice seeds and plant them. By 1920, the yields were up but only until the 1950s when destructive colonial farming practices began using chemicals (many of which still are in use today), which created chemical run-off causing imbalances in the lakes, soil, air, and water, further affecting the aquatic grasses; the nutritious, traditional food source.   Wild Rice on Pigeon Lake Canadian cottage culture took off in the area around this time as well, motor boat traffic increased destroying the rice beds, and leaked oil and gas into the water. Septic beds were added for sewage treatment, but none were regulated and leaching into lakes was a regular occurrence. In the years between 1950 and 1980, the Trent Severn Waterway underwent a weed eradication program using agent orange (a highly toxic herbicide) to make swimming more enjoyable for the cottagers. Shortly after, James started planting seeds to feed his family and community despite the many cultural and environmental concerns out of his control. Wild rice as a traditional food source is highly nutritious and is known to help prevent diabetes — a huge problem within Indigenous peoples due to a forced disconnection from their traditional practices and nourishment sources. James started sowing seeds on Pigeon lake, where his grandfather had seeded and harvested for many generations. He was healing his people, and as demand increased, he started to invent technologies to make his work easier and faster. The increased production meant that he could not only feed his community, but start selling his wild rice at local farmers markets.  Unfortunately, not everyone is as enthusiastic about the wild rice increase in Pigeon and surrounding lakes. Since 2007, a group of cottagers have been fighting against Whetungs seeding of wild rice, claiming that the shoreline is their property and that the rice beds impede recreational boating. Theyve gone so far as to form a protest group, called Save Pigeon Lake, which asks James to harvest without the use of a motorboat (he did this to increase efficiency) and to stop seeding the rice.  Canada and Curve Lake First Nation are both signatories to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Declaration states that Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and develop their political, economic and social systems or institutions, to be secure in the enjoyment of their own means of subsistence and development, and to engage freely in all their traditional and other economic activities (Article 20). And further, that Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of the sciences, technologies and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora... (Article 31). The rice beds run along the TSW in the tri-lakes area, which includes Buckhorn, Chemong and Pigeon lakes. Despite the concerns of waterfront property owners, Whetung says the land falls under Treaty 20 and is therefore not under the jurisdiction of the TSW, which is operated by Parks Canada.  About James Im going to keep doing what I am doing. Why would I stop? Our people have starved for thousands of years. This is food; this is a livelihood, says Whetung. And personally, as an advocate for healthy food access for all, for a thriving world, and supported communities, I whole-heartedly agree. For more about James and his community’s work, please visit the Black Duck Wild Rice website. I am deeply grateful for James time, energy, heart, perseverance, and spirit. This is a forever healing journey and one I intend to continue with the peoples intrinsically linked to my own familys history here in Canada. Wild Rice Harvesting and Preparation Let’s talk about this beautiful offering, manoomin, or wild rice. Having always been drawn to this remarkable plant, I knew that when I moved back to Ontario, Canada, I had to learn more about it firsthand, and perhaps even how to harvest and process it. That is what led me to James and Black Duck Wild Rice. Every year around the September full moon, the manoomin harvest takes place, and he and his community welcome those who want to join and learn. Harvesting James taught us the traditional way, in canoes, all by hand. With two people per boat, one navigates and steers, while the other uses two long, thin sticks (bawa’iganaakoog); one to bend the rice into the canoe and the other to beat the grasses until the rice seeds fall into the hull of the canoe. Once you get the hang of it, it’s rhythmic and meditative, but still a physical and time-consuming ritual that requires community. As with most traditional food cultivation practices its a closed loop cycle, for whatever rice that doesnt fall into the canoe to be processed falls into the water, planting next years crop at the same time! Curing Once on shore, the canoes are emptied by hand onto large sheets which are transferred to a cool dark place so the rice can cure. Two or three times a day for a week or so, the rice is turned and aerated, left to dry.  Toasting /­­ Parching The rice was traditionally toasted in a cast-iron cauldron over an open fire. James showed me how to use an old canoe paddle to turn the rice constantly so as not to scorch it — its texture and scent slowly transformed. This takes about an hour of constant stirring with a keen eye on the fire so it remains at the perfect temperature for toasting. If you stop for even a second, the rice will burn. James could tell from the smell, and how the rice felt between his fingers when it was ready the mark of a true artisan, energetically connected to his craft. Nowadays, James uses a machine that he designed and built himself, that stirs the rice automatically over open flames and gets the rice toasty faster and with less manual labour. Toasting the rice increases the flavour, and helps preserve it. If properly toasted and dry, wild rice can last in storage for five years or more (a necessity to help balance the yearly ebbs and flows of the harvest).  Dancing /­­ Jigging This was my favourite part of the process because it involved several people working together, and having the pleasure and honour of wearing beautiful, specially-designed moccasins just for this process. The toasted rice is put into another large cauldron (or sometimes a hole in the ground lined with leather cloth or a tarp) while three people sit around it, with our feet in the center. Once we had our soft shoes laced all the way up, we vigorously twisted and swooshed our feet around on the rice to loosen some of the chaff from the rice kernels — this was extremely hard work! We rotated through the group as people got tired, and eventually we were ready for the last step. Winnowing The danced rice is then turned out onto a large fabric sheet, with everyone holding the edge with both hands. Count to three and up the rice goes into the air, the breeze blowing the chaff away. This needs to be repeated countless times to separate the rice from the chaff completely. This is unbelievably time-consuming work and experiencing it first hand made me appreciate every grain so much more! At the end of a grounding day of traditional work, you are gifted a few cups of cleaned wild rice. The appreciation I felt to see the yield of the countless hours by many people, not to mention the effort and contribution of this Earth truly became overwhelming. The experience solidified how food has the unparalleled ability to bring people together — requiring many enthusiastic, hard-working hands (and feet!) to get the job done, start to finish. At the end of the journey, everyone is rewarded with delicious food, straight from the Earth, her waters, her people. It is so simple, and so powerful. Wildly Nutritious Wild rice is not related to true rice nor is a grain at all in fact, but the seed of aquatic grass that grows along the shores of freshwater lakes in Canada and the Northern US. Its a little more expensive than other varieties, as it is often harvested by hand.  Wild rice is also, of course, wildly nutritious and is no surprise that Indigenous peoples made a point to cultivate this true super food. Containing high levels of protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, wild rice is also gluten-free. It is extremely high in folic acid, an essential B-complex vitamin lacking in many peoples diets. Just half a cup of cooked wild rice yields 21.3 mcg of folic acid – necessary for cardiovascular support, red blood cell production, brain and nervous system health, and of particular importance during pregnancy – where brown rice by comparison offers only 3.9 mcg. The niacin content of wild rice is also notably high with l.06 mg for every 1/­­2 cup cooked rice. Potassium packs an 83 mg punch, and zinc, which is usually available in trace amounts, registers 1.1 mg. Wild rice is a wonderful alternative to any grain that you would use in either hot or cold dishes. My favourite is to enjoy it in veggie bowls, soups and stews, as well as hearty salads. Its rich, nutty flavour pairs well with other earthy-sweet foods like beets, sweet potato, pumpkins and squash, making it the perfect ingredient to add to your fall recipes, already full of abundance and gratitude. It lasts for about a week after cooking, so making a large batch at the beginning of the week will give you the honour to grace your meals with a serious boost of nutrition and spirit with every grain! Wild Rice & Butternut Blessings This recipe was born from the desire to combine the elements that James and I had a hand in growing: wild rice from his lake, and butternut squash from my garden, coming together for one beautiful meal. Stacking the squash rounds makes for a grand, dramatic, and eye-catching presentation where the simple ingredients are made into something very special. This would be the most stunning main dish for a harvest celebration meal, or even into the winter holidays. It has the perfect balance of flavours, textures, and nutrition, so youll feel satisfied on every level. Try to find a butternut squash with a long and hefty neck. Since we are after nice big rounds, the longer your neck, the more rounds youll have! And try to source your wild rice from a local reserve or farmers market, if possible. There are several components to this recipe, but Ive written it in a way that you can juggle all the elements with seamless management of your time.    Print Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings with Mushrooms, Toasted Walnut Garlic Sauce, and Sumac Author Sarah Britton Ingredients4 lb. /­­ 2kg butternut squash about 1 large, try to find one with a long neck! 1 cup /­­ 175g wild rice soaked for at least 12 hours 9 oz. /­­ 250g mixed wild mushrooms or any mushroom of your choice 3 cloves garlic minced a couple sprigs fresh thyme and rosemary 1/­­2 cup /­­ 13g chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 batch Toasted Walnut Sauce recipe follows 1 Tbsp. sumac divided freshly cracked black pepper handful of walnuts for garnish if desired Toasted Walnut Garlic Sauce1 cup /­­ 125g raw walnuts 1 garlic clove 2 Tbsp. cold-pressed olive oil 4 tsp. apple cider vinegar 2 tsp. pure maple syrup 2 generous pinches of fine sea salt plus more as needed InstructionsStart by cooking the wild rice: drain and rinse the soaked rice well, place in a pot. Add 3 cups /­­ 750ml of fresh water, a couple pinches of sea salt, then bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer. Cook until rice is chewy-tender - about 45 minutes. While the rice is cooking, preheat the oven to 350°F /­­ 180°C. Spread the walnuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 7 to 10 minutes, watching them carefully so they do not burn, until they are golden and fragrant. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Turn the oven heat up to 400°F /­­ 200°C. Give the butternut squash a good scrub, making sure to remove any dust or dirt. Leaving the skin on, slice the squash neck into rounds about 1 /­­ 2.5cm thick. Place on a baking sheet, sprinkle with a little salt, and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking, until the squash is fork tender. Remove from the oven and drizzle with olive oil and a little more salt, if desired.  While the squash is roasting, make the Toasted Walnut Sauce. Place the toasted walnuts, garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend on high, adding up to 1 cup /­­ 250ml of water to thin the dressing as needed--you are looking for the consistency of melted ice cream. Season with salt. Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Lastly, prepare the mushrooms. Clean and cut the mushrooms as desired (I used king oyster mushrooms, sliced in half lengthwise and scored diagonally). Add a knob of your favourite cooking fat to a large skillet, and once melted add the mushrooms and a couple pinches of salt. Cook the mushrooms without crowding them, and do not move them about in the pan too much. Youre looking for a nice sear and that comes after the mushrooms have been in constant, direct contact with high heat. Once golden on one side, flip, and continue cooking until golden on the other. In a large bowl, combine the wild rice and parsley. Drizzle a touch of the sauce and about 1/­­2 Tbsp. of the sumac, a few grinds of black pepper, and fold to incorporate. To assemble, drizzle or puddle some sauce on the bottom of your serving plate. Add a round of butternut squash, followed by the wild rice mixture, a couple mushrooms, then repeat the layers of squash, rice, mushrooms. Drizzle remaining sauce over top, sprinkle with additional sumac and black pepper, and a handful of walnuts. Say thank you and enjoy each bite, each grain. NotesServes 4 Makes approximately 1 cup /­­ 270ml of Sauce In Closing I would love to hear your thoughts about how we can better respect and heal our pasts culturally, together. I wanted to open up the conversation here, not try to offer some kind of solution. This is a complicated, complex, deeply layered issue that has deep roots, well beyond us here today. I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to be in a canoe with James himself, to witness how to harvest with intention and gratitude. It felt deeply meaningful to be there with him, the place our two family lines have crossed in many ways for many years, finally converging in a peaceful, cooperative, and hopefully reciprocal way. This extends far beyond James and I, and takes many more hands and hearts. The first step of many, I am forever grateful to James for sharing the story of his family and community as it has been silenced for too long. Thank you for taking the time to read this today. Id also like to add for those who havent seen Canadian news over the past few months, that there has been uncovering of more extreme darkness in this country in relation to the Indigneous people of this land. The residential school system removed children from their Indigenous culture, communities, families, and ways of being. These Anglo-Saxon, Christian boarding schools are sites of mass unmarked graves where thousands of children’s bodies were found, taken from their families. There are many agencies working towards healing, remediation, and reconciliation in response to these unfathomable atrocities in our history. One of them is the Downie Wenjack Foundation, which aims to to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education, and action. This link will take you to their page about Reconcili-ACTION, and a list of ways to catalyze important conversations and meaningful change, recognizing that change starts with every one of us and each person can make an impact. The post Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings appeared first on My New Roots.

Research Finds Parents Are Feeding Kids Fast Food More Often Amid the Pandemic

September 27 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Research Finds Parents Are Feeding Kids Fast Food More Often Amid the Pandemic Healthy and plant-based options at fast food chains remain limited The post Research Finds Parents Are Feeding Kids Fast Food More Often Amid the Pandemic appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free)

September 21 2021 Vegan Richa 

Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free)This easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free, and made with just a few simple ingredients. No chilling needed! The perfect crust for practically any pie! There’s something intimidating about making your own pie crust – especially when it comes to rolling out a pie crust. For some reason, we all tend to prefer graham cracker crusts, where you simply crush store-bought crackers together with vegan butter and press the mixture into a pan. If you feel the same way, I am here to tell you that with the right recipe, everyone can make their own vegan pie crust from scratch! Give this easy pie crust a chance and you will be pleasantly surprised. This almond flour pie crust is so easy to make. Its only made with a handful of simple ingredients that you probably already have stocked in your gluten-free pantry. But there’s more to this vegan pie crust! Apart from being simple, this is also a gluten-free and grain-free pie crust recipe. Due to the absence of gluten, you dont need to worry about overworking the dough and ending up with a tough crust. As we are using oil in this vegan pie crust, you dont need to worry about chilling and cutting in butter. Also, theres no need to chill the dough so not only is this an easy pie crust but also a quick one! I have used variations of this almond flour pie crust in several of my favorite recipes, like this Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie.  It is so versatile and you can season it with your favorite herbs and spices. Continue reading: Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free)The post Easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust (Low-Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Doing the Dirty Work: Why Regenerative Agriculture Might Be the Future of Farming

September 15 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Healthy soil sequesters carbon and aids the long-term viability of farmland The post Doing the Dirty Work: Why Regenerative Agriculture Might Be the Future of Farming appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

suji ki khandvi recipe | masaledar lehsuni suji rolls | rava roll breakfast

September 4 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

suji ki khandvi recipe | masaledar lehsuni suji rolls | rava roll breakfastsuji ki khandvi recipe | masaledar lehsuni suji rolls | rava roll breakfast recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. rava or semolina takes a significant role in indian cuisine. it is generally used for simple morning breakfast recipes but also used for simple and healthy dessert recipes too. this recipe is yet another healthy breakfast recipe where rava based dough is used to prepare pinwheel rolls with additional garlic chutney topping. The post suji ki khandvi recipe | masaledar lehsuni suji rolls | rava roll breakfast appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

ginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup – kitchen scrap broth

September 1 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

ginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup – kitchen scrap brothginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup with kitchen scrap broth with detailed photo and video recipe. soup recipes are one of the easy and simple starters or appetiser recipes. these are generally served just before the main meal to improve appetite and also digestive juices are activated. but these days, soup recipes are also given as remedy or immunity boosters and the ginger-garlic soup recipe is one such simple and healthy soup recipe. The post ginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup – kitchen scrap broth appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

weight loss soup recipe 2 ways | fat burning soup diet

November 18 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

weight loss soup recipe 2 ways | fat burning soup dietweight loss soup recipe 2 ways | fat burning soup diet | healthy soups for weight loss with step by step photo and video recipe. soup recipes are always termed as one of the healthy and filling meal recipes. it is generally served just before the meal as an appetiser so that it reduces the number of calories you eat in your full meal. but the same soup can also be prepared as a complete meal which is not just a filling meal but also helps to flush away the body fat and thus reduces the weight. The post weight loss soup recipe 2 ways | fat burning soup diet appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Traveling for the Holidays? Try These Tips to Stay Healthy on an Airplane

November 16 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Traveling for the Holidays? Try These Tips to Stay Healthy on an Airplane Cut your chances of getting sick while flying this holiday season with these must-try tips. The post Traveling for the Holidays? Try These Tips to Stay Healthy on an Airplane appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

sabudana khichdi recipe | 6 tips to make perfect non sticky sabudana ki khichadi

November 12 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

sabudana khichdi recipe | 6 tips to make perfect non sticky sabudana ki khichadisabudana khichdi recipe | 6 tips to make perfect non-sticky sabudana ki khichadi with step by step photo and video recipe. khichdi recipes are perhaps one of the important and popular healthy meals from indian cuisine. it is generally prepared with a combination of rice and a choice of lentil options to make a comfortable and filling meal. yet it is made with other types of ingredients too and one such popular choice is tapioca pearls to make a healthy sabudana khichdi recipe. The post sabudana khichdi recipe | 6 tips to make perfect non sticky sabudana ki khichadi appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

poha recipe 2 ways | kanda poha | aloo poha | maharastrian kanda pohe

November 5 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

poha recipe 2 ways | kanda poha | aloo poha | maharastrian kanda pohepoha recipe 2 ways | kanda poha | aloo poha | maharastrian style kanda pohe recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. morning breakfast is perhaps one of the challenging meals to plan and prepare. it is due to the limited time availability, yet we need something special, easy and also supply all the nutrients for the daily first meal. this generally requires a lot of planning, but there are some other recipes like kanda poha or aloo pohe that are easy and healthy morning meals. The post poha recipe 2 ways | kanda poha | aloo poha | maharastrian kanda pohe appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

granola bar recipe | homemade granola snack bars | no bake healthy oat bars

October 14 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

granola bar recipe | homemade granola snack bars | no bake healthy oat barsgranola bar recipe | homemade granola snack bars | no bake healthy oat bars with step by step photo and video recipe. energy bars or mixed dry fruit-based snack bars are one of the recent healthy meal adaptations from oats and dry fruits. it is not only quick and easy to prepare but also produce a lot of energy and protein in a small amount of bar. one such easy and simple healthy bars recipe prepared with oats are the chewy granola snack bar known for its taste. The post granola bar recipe | homemade granola snack bars | no bake healthy oat bars appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack Bites

October 1 2021 Vegan Richa 

Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack BitesPumpkin Energy Balls are a fun vegan snack perfect for the cozy season. These snack bites are naturally sweetened, gluten-free, soy-free and the perfect healthy treat both kids and adults will love. Its getting to be that cozy time of year where candy, desserts and all the comfort food start showing up. I can pass on most store-bought candy, but a piece of my pumpkin pie or vegan pumpkin bread are things I look forward to all year and cannot say no to. This is the time of year I also start stocking the fridge and freezer with healthy fall-tastic snacks and mini treats that taste like the fall desserts I so love. These Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls or Snack Bites are the perfect replacement for when I’m craving a slice of pie but really just one bite – not the whole slice. These vegan pumpkin energy balls are packed with cozy pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, and healthy nuts and seeds. So as you can imagine theyre also great as a pre or post-workout snack. These should be stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. Keep them no longer than 3 hours at room temperature. You could, however, coat these in melted, tempered dark chocolate to make them less sticky to handle.   More Vegan Snacks - Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites - When you want a blueberry muffin without baking. - Carrot Cake Bites - They taste like Carrot Cake! - Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls with Rice Krispies- Cannot get any better than pb and choc - Seedy Chocolate Snack Bars - no dates! - Golden Sesame Balls - Because turmeric - Mojito Energy Balls - so fresh and zesty! Continue reading: Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack BitesThe post Pumpkin Energy Balls – Pumpkin Snack Bites appeared first on Vegan Richa.

green papaya roti recipe | papita ka roti | healthy roti for heart & cancer

September 27 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

green papaya roti recipe | papita ka roti | healthy roti for heart & cancergreen papaya roti recipe | papita ka roti | healthy roti for heart & cancer with step by step photo and video recipe. rice flour roti or akki rotti recipes are very common in south indian breakfast category. commonly, it is prepared with rice flour and adding flavoured herbs, vegetable grate to make it tastier. but the same rotti can also be extended by adding raw papaya grate to make it a healthy and nutrient roti recipe. The post green papaya roti recipe | papita ka roti | healthy roti for heart & cancer appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-free

September 16 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-freeFor a fall-tastic breakfast treat that is easy to make, look no further than these vegan pumpkin breakfast cookies! Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, refined oil-free and packed with nutritious add-ins like pumpkin puree, chia seeds, chopped nuts, and rolled oats. If youre looking for an easy, one-bowl cookie recipe that the whole family will get excited about, these pumpkin breakfast cookies are it! Trust me, they are going to bring your on-the-go breakfast game to the next level. These perfectly crispy yet chewy oatmeal cookies are made with gluten-free oats, almond flour sunflower seeds and a handful of especially healthy add-ins like chia seeds! But you can customize the recipe to your familys preferences and use any seeds you have. My pumpkin breakfast cookies are chock full of nutritious oats, unsweetened pumpkin puree, nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, and they are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. No Flouf, no Oil! With all those add-ins, these oatmeal cookies are definitely wholesome enough to eat for breakfast! I like packing these pumpkin breakfast cookies as a lunchbox snack for the kids and make them for my own on-the-go breakfast. Leftovers keep for days so make lots and stash them away for snacks. More pumpkin recipes - 1 Bowl Pumpkin bread  - Pumpkin Carrot Bread  - Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread  - Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls - 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal ! Gf Continue reading: Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-freeThe post Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Gluten-free appeared first on Vegan Richa.

bottle gourd dosa recipe | instant lauki dosa recipe | sorekai dose

September 14 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

bottle gourd dosa recipe | instant lauki dosa recipe | sorekai dosebottle gourd dosa recipe | instant lauki dosa recipe | sorekai dose with step by step photo and video recipe. dosa recipes or particularly instant dose recipes are always handy recipes to have in your pantry. these are not only easy and quick to prepare, but also a tasty and healthy alternative compared to the lengthy traditional one. one such easy and simple instant dosa recipe is lauki dosa or bottle gourd dosa recipe known for its healthy and flavour aspects. The post bottle gourd dosa recipe | instant lauki dosa recipe | sorekai dose appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

poornam boorelu recipe | how to make poornalu recipe | purnam burelu

September 3 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

poornam boorelu recipe | how to make poornalu recipe | purnam burelupoornam boorelu recipe | how to make poornalu recipe | purnam burelu with step by step photo and video recipe. south indian recipes are known for their healthy rice urad dal based breakfast recipes. these are generally steam cooked and served with a spicy lentil soup or with coconut-based condiments or chutney. yet there are some sweet recipes too derived by the same rice and urad dal combination and poornam boorelu recipe from andhra cuisine is one such recipe. The post poornam boorelu recipe | how to make poornalu recipe | purnam burelu appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Get These Six Common Items Out of Your Kitchen Right Now

September 1 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Get These Six Common Items Out of Your Kitchen Right Now These kitchen utensils and supplies are unhelpful, unhealthy, and even dangerous The post Get These Six Common Items Out of Your Kitchen Right Now appeared first on Vegetarian Times.


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