Quesadillas stueed with Spinach, Cocobeans and Potatos


Quesidalas final

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Quesadillas, literally queso tortillas in Spanish, originated in Mexico, along with so many other tasty things. Although my default quesadilla is stuffed with beans and dipped in salsa, my quesadillas don’t always feature traditional Mexican flavors  as I haven’t used any cheese here as potato itself  has enough starch so tried to avoid cheese here-but feel free to include if desired.

Yields-2-3 servings
Preparation time-25 minutes
Cooking time-15-20 minutes

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Roasted Babypotato skins loaded with avocado black eye bean – Vegan


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The baby potatoes are roasted until they’re browned and a little crunchy, then topped with the fresh bean-avocado filling.They were amazing. And you 100% have to serve them or bring them to your Super Bowl party. People will be singing your praises all year long.

These crispy, one-bite snacks—which are just a fancier take on chips and healthy filling—are perfect for guilt-free snacks.

Serves – 3 to 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20-25 minutes

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Bitter gourd masala rice


Bitter gourd tamrind rice final

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Due to its extremely bitter taste we tend to avoid. But soaking in salt turmeric helps to reduce its bitter taste and sautéing in tamarind pulp/juice adds taste to the gourd.  This is a flavourful rice with spices. This dish can be served for breakfast/lunch with raita/yogurt dip.

Health benefits:

We usually hear of bitter gourd and diabetes together. It is a well known fact that bitter gourd cures diabetes. For example, did you know that bitter gourd is a medicinal food for people with liver disorders. One of the prime health benefits of bitter gourd is that, it helps to cleanse the liver and regenerate the liver cells. Bitter melon is invariably good for your skin. It helps gets rid of acne and gives you a flawless complexion. There are several other health benefits of bitter gourd like weight loss.

Serves – 2-3
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes

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Avocado Tortillas with salad and bean filling


Wrap salad final

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I love how easy Mexican food is to prepare and it’s a joy to make because I know my family is going to love it.   These tortillas are going to be perfect for some quick quesadillas or wraps. I used avocado which gives flavour and soft texture to the tortillas. Homemade tortillas are super easy, can make them ahead and cover with foil to avoid the dryness.

I stuffed these tortillas with fresh salads and beans. These wraps are a great healthy and delicious way to enjoy nutritious beans and fresh salad.

Yields-8 tortillas
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-25 minutes
Waiting time-20 minutes

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Thyme-yogurt walnut dip/spread


Thyme dip2

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It comes together in just a few minutes. The dip is salty, tangy and just pretty with that flavour of thyme. It goes well with seasonal veggies or spreads easily on breads and sandwiches. It’s the perfect thing to share. Usually feta cheese and cream cheese is used for thick and creamy texture but just to keep it healthy I used very less amount of low fat cheese and most of greek yogurt.

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-10 minutes

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