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Food for the Soul food and discovery of the soul with global inspirations especially my roots in For balance of mind, body and soul.

For the love of good healthy food and cooking with and for friends and family. For the discovery of who we want to be and who we can be...
These are my personal discoveries of global food..food the language that unites us all. From the Americas to Kashmir, Thailand and Middle East and many more, this is what brings me love and reawakening.

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Early Mornings made beautiful by getting to the floating vegetable market at the crack of Dawn and being greeted by this...
09/09/2022

Early Mornings made beautiful by getting to the floating vegetable market at the crack of Dawn and being greeted by this amazing rose cardamom kehwa 💕.
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The best sarson ka saag and makki di roti at . The hospitality of our hosts was unparalleled..
09/05/2022

The best sarson ka saag and makki di roti at . The hospitality of our hosts was unparalleled.
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The breakfast that was worth the 7000 mile trip - waking up nun chai and girda by the  .
08/28/2022

The breakfast that was worth the 7000 mile trip - waking up nun chai and girda by the .

Summer Sundays and a chilled glass of Matcha tea with plant milk...
08/21/2022

Summer Sundays and a chilled glass of Matcha tea with plant milk.
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08/19/2022

Beautiful summer and soulful sunshine food.

That Kashmiri chutney to brighten up your table, your palate and your day 😊😋. This elevates the flavors of walnuts and w...
08/12/2022

That Kashmiri chutney to brighten up your table, your palate and your day 😊😋. This elevates the flavors of walnuts and white radish with a nudge of green chilies, garlic and mint which is finally combined with the richness of creamy yoghurt ( plant based is perfect).
Serve as a side or a dip or by the spoonful 😍.
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Loving the summer eggplants- this one is roasted long eggplant brushed with thyme, lemon and oregano oil served on a ref...
08/07/2022

Loving the summer eggplants- this one is roasted long eggplant brushed with thyme, lemon and oregano oil served on a refreshing cucumber dill yoghurt base. Plant based yoghurt will be perfect here. Sprinkle some sumac on top for the zing
There is a recipe on my blog. Search for eggplants. ..
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It’s eggplant season - enjoy your summer produce. This dish is called Mahshi Batinjaan. Batinjaan is eggplant. You can p...
08/06/2022

It’s eggplant season - enjoy your summer produce. This dish is called Mahshi Batinjaan. Batinjaan is eggplant. You can prepare the dish stuffed with meat or vegetable. I have used a stuffing mixed with rice. Any leftover stuffing can be cooked to a side dish.
There is a recipe on my blog.

This is a whole food plant-based no oil recipe which is airy and yet strong from the ginger and miso. You can add other ...
07/25/2022
Miso Ginger vegetable soup

This is a whole food plant-based no oil recipe which is airy and yet strong from the ginger and miso. You can add other vegetables but I found the mirepoix ( onions, celery, carrots) to give the clearest flavors....

This is a whole food plant-based no oil recipe which is airy and yet strong from the ginger and miso. You can add other vegetables but I found the mirepoix ( onions, celery, carrots) to give the c…

It’s always soup season in my kitchen - this is a  clean and heavenly bowl of vegetable miso ginger soup that fueled my ...
07/23/2022

It’s always soup season in my kitchen - this is a clean and heavenly bowl of vegetable miso ginger soup that fueled my weekend.
This is a no oil soup made with onions, celery, carrots, miso and ginger. Topped with some organic tofu and fresh herbs
Slurrrp :)
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07/22/2022

Blazing summer mornings call for chilled nourishing drinks - this one is cucumber, pineapple, ginger and wheatgrass. Clean and simple but packs a punch


Mango saffron dreams- a sweet and intoxicating simmered infusion of rice, mango, cardamom, saffron and milk sweetened wi...
07/15/2022

Mango saffron dreams- a sweet and intoxicating simmered infusion of rice, mango, cardamom, saffron and milk sweetened with condensed milk.
You can use plant based milk so beautifully in this recipe. The result is exquisite.
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Today’s gifts from the garden have me smiling - sarson ka saag, bathua and radish. So lush and green. Ready to make sars...
07/02/2022

Today’s gifts from the garden have me smiling - sarson ka saag, bathua and radish. So lush and green. Ready to make sarson da saag and makki ki roti for dinner tonight.
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A bright and beautiful Sunday salad. Full of energy, vibrance, pre and pro biotics that will lift your soulThe line up:B...
06/05/2022

A bright and beautiful Sunday salad. Full of energy, vibrance, pre and pro biotics that will lift your soul
The line up:
Base is homegrown kale and arugula with mint and radish pods( they are juicy and plump at this time)
Edamame
Red bell pepper
Grated beets soaked in ACV
Potatoes boiled, spice is Ras-el-hanout and then air fried
Grated carrots
Chickpeas and black lentils marinated in mint and lemon juice
Tomatoes
Asparagus

Dressing is a mix of lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, wasabi powder, Kashmiri chili powder, black pepper and olive oil.
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06/03/2022

It’s garlic scape season in my garden and always brings me joy to cook with them once a year
These are being sautéed with garlic cumin fenugreek seeds and shallots. I will add sliced potatoes and cook until tender. Serve topped with lemon juice and cilantro.

Bespoke spice mix for Ras-el-hanout being put together just for me in the Médina of Marrakech. The fragrance is so inten...
05/29/2022

Bespoke spice mix for Ras-el-hanout being put together just for me in the Médina of Marrakech. The fragrance is so intense and magical that it makes to want to get back home and start cooking with these spices.
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Lunch in Tanger: Another city today and another 5 course Tagine lunch. This was in the heart of Medina served like a hom...
05/23/2022

Lunch in Tanger: Another city today and another 5 course Tagine lunch. This was in the heart of Medina served like a home cooked meal by some amazing hosts. We started with salad and soup, followed by an amazing plate couscous and then the steaming tagines. This was then beautifully closed by fresh fruit, sweets and always the steaming cups of mint tea.
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Moroccon coffee and mint tea on repeat- the street side cafes are a quaint experience. This one was oceanfront enroute f...
05/22/2022

Moroccon coffee and mint tea on repeat- the street side cafes are a quaint experience. This one was oceanfront enroute from to .
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First order of business straight after landing in Casablanca . Tagine by the ocean side…. Absolutely delicious 😋 took a ...
05/21/2022

First order of business straight after landing in Casablanca . Tagine by the ocean side…. Absolutely delicious 😋 took a bit of talking to order the vegetarian one 😁. Such wonderful hospitality ❤️❤️.
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Simply sushi - homemade and vegan with a pot green tea. Hits the spot just right .This  is easy to put together with goo...
05/07/2022

Simply sushi - homemade and vegan with a pot green tea. Hits the spot just right .
This is easy to put together with good quality , sushi rice and and veggies such as asparagus, carrots, scallion and don’t forget the
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Black bean and mung soup - the one that uplifts your taste buds along with your spirit. Dancing with protein energy and ...
04/09/2022

Black bean and mung soup - the one that uplifts your taste buds along with your spirit. Dancing with protein energy and nutrition and super creamy taste without any cream.
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Ramzaan Mubarak everyone…. Such a beautiful time to reflect on the spirit and the soul. ..As you fast, remember food is ...
04/03/2022

Ramzaan Mubarak everyone…. Such a beautiful time to reflect on the spirit and the soul. .
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As you fast, remember food is medicine, and this is the perfect time to rejuvenate your body along with the soul with dedication to prayer.

This here, is a deconstructed eggplant borani with air fried tahini eggplants and potatoes on a yoghurt and garlic base. Perfect and light for Iftar.
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03/26/2022

Love fills these mini dark chocolate tarts...decadent, coconut-ty, vegan with no added sugar. These are simply the best way to express love for your friends and family....the occasion was a special anniversary for friends that are very close to my heart

That sunshine bouncing off the red rocks onto the  tacos,   at its best with black beans and rice served on a sunny terr...
03/20/2022

That sunshine bouncing off the red rocks onto the tacos, at its best with black beans and rice served on a sunny terrace in the streets of Sedona.

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The red heat in the red rocks - hanging dried chilies of Sedona, I want to haul them all home 🌶.. #
02/27/2022

The red heat in the red rocks - hanging dried chilies of Sedona, I want to haul them all home 🌶
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02/19/2022
The making of Red Thai Curry Paste

Pounding the spices and aromatics is food meditation 🧘‍♀️This is how I make a batch of Thai curry paste with Red Thai chilies Garlic Galangal and Lime leaves. It is so unbelievably good 🔥Easy to freeze and so versatile… there is a recipe on my blog if you need it

The art of a vegan  with a sweet potato crust - the love and care that goes into making this is thoroughly savored and e...
01/29/2022

The art of a vegan with a sweet potato crust - the love and care that goes into making this is thoroughly savored and enjoyed …. It’s the art of slowing down and cooking with good ingredients that nourish your soul 🌺

There is a recipe on my blog if you search for sweet Potato crust pizza.

Cook something this weekend 💕

When it’s icy and white outside - time to nourish with green….This one has kale, apple, banana, berries, mango, pea prot...
01/17/2022

When it’s icy and white outside - time to nourish with green…
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This one has kale, apple, banana, berries, mango, pea protein, wheatgrass, spirulina, cilantro, ashwagandha, moringa and ginger 😍 😍
Morning routine ✅
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A cold winter day calls for a warm and crusty sweet potato sourdough. A quiet morning, a slice of toast and a cup of hot...
01/15/2022

A cold winter day calls for a warm and crusty sweet potato sourdough. A quiet morning, a slice of toast and a cup of hot brew is glorious…..

have a great weekend everyone and bake some bread!
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The gorgeous line up for a spinach dish that truly leaves you licking the plate. And it’s nourishing to the bone with fr...
12/21/2021

The gorgeous line up for a spinach dish that truly leaves you licking the plate. And it’s nourishing to the bone with fresh spinach and fenugreek leaves. And it’s vegan with soft and creamy tofu. The spices here are , and .
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This will be on the holiday menu - recipe coming up soon.
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12/18/2021

Starting the holidays beautifully with a mouthwatering Kashmiri breakfast made possible by a delectable Haersse provided by Uffi's Kitchen . This was accompanied by homemade Kashmiri girda bread, omelettes and caramel Kheer. Let’s not forget the pink and salty Nun Chai which sealed the deal ❤️.
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.Happy Holidays everyone. Hope you spend it well with family and your tastebuds are always dancing 💃.

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Winter essentials and food poetry- fried lotus stems done in a Kashmiri street food way in an American kitchen  is delec...
12/05/2021

Winter essentials and food poetry- fried lotus stems done in a Kashmiri street food way in an American kitchen is delectable in light rice batter sparked with red chillies.
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A crisp fall day in Virginia- a walk in  followed by an absolutely delicious  at  in Arlington. Happy Sunday everyone.. ...
11/07/2021

A crisp fall day in Virginia- a walk in followed by an absolutely delicious at in Arlington. Happy Sunday everyone.
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The last of the garden tomatoes and beautiful poblanos going it for roasting with fava beans. This has been dressed with...
10/31/2021

The last of the garden tomatoes and beautiful poblanos going it for roasting with fava beans. This has been dressed with homemade za’atar spice and good quality olive oil. Once roasted and 375 for 25 mins these will be combine with fresh dill, lemon juice and feta. .
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These dreams of chocolat’- a poetry of flavors that blend together coconut and very dark chocolate with a base of dates,...
10/01/2021

These dreams of chocolat’- a poetry of flavors that blend together coconut and very dark chocolate with a base of dates, cacao and walnuts.
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Still harvesting this crazy long pepper - the baby plant was a gift of the best kind , it just keeps on giving. everyone...
09/26/2021

Still harvesting this crazy long pepper - the baby plant was a gift of the best kind , it just keeps on giving.
everyone. Enjoy your and the beautiful pre day in .
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09/18/2021

Karela is that bitter vegetable that I absolutely love - like many of us this was not a veggie of choice when we were kids, in fact, I steered clear of it. Now I grow it organically and look forward to cooking with it. The medicinal benefits are immense and frankly, I love the bitter-sweet taste. Freshly picked from the vine it is just exquisite.

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Love all the recipes, especially from Zeba Durrani, who I had the fortune of meeting when she was a very very young cute girl💕
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