Homemade veggie pan pizza 🍕

My LO asks for these almost like weekly twice in the evenings, and since it has loads of veggies and is made of whole wheat preservative free bread I do make these! It’s nutritious, easy to prepare and very tasty too! Let’s see how to make these veggie pan pizza..

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Homemade egg 🥚 biriyani 

Biriyani is an rice dish with veggies/egg/meat, made with highly seasoned spices and is a favourite dish for many food lovers in India 🇮🇳! The word Biryani is derived from the Persian word Birian, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and Birinj, the Persian word for rice. So it could have originated in Persia, and  brought to India by the Mughals.

There are many varieties of biriyani – however this egg biriyani tasted real good and I wanted to share the recipe with you guys…

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Homemade lotus seed / phool makhana curry

Phool makhana / lotus seeds / fox nuts are the seeds of the plant Eurayle ferox. These seeds are popped before they are brought to the market to be sold and hence they are called phool makhana. It is an amazing source of calcium, protein, fiber & antioxidants and has wonderful health benefits, check this article to know the nutrition facts.

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Homemade soaked almond / badam powder

Almonds are just amazing in taste and are powerpacked with super nutrients like – biotin, vitamin E, manganese, copper, vitamin B12, phosphorous, magnesium, molybdenum & fiber! My LO loves having variety of nuts & dry fruits for snacks daily. Thanks to the Ajfan dates & nuts store near by that I get them, all fresh n that too unpacked, I carry my tins n jars n they fill it up for me! All I have to do is place them in the shelf, isn’t that cool! <Well if u think 🤔 it’s kinda crazy learn more about  zerowastehome here.>

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Homemade watermelon 🍉 popsicle / ice lolly

The most thirst-quenching & juicy fruit of all is definitely watermelon 🍉 since it has an extremely high water content, approximately 92% and has a sweet and delicious taste too… It is particularly refreshing on a hot summer ☀️ day, and is the ultimate summer fruit!

Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C and contains decent amounts of potassium, copper, vitamin B5 and vitamin A (from beta-carotene). It is a good source of two powerful & beneficial plant compounds, the amino acid citrulline and the antioxidant lycopene, that have been linked to lower blood pressure, improved metabolic health and decreased muscle soreness after exercise. For more nutrition details read this article.

We <family of 3 👪> consume half a small watermelon 🍉 everyday – I like eating them as is, my hubby likes the juice with breakfast & my LO loves having these popsicles!

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DIY all-natural bio-degradable hair shampoo

Hello friends! I hope you’ve already read my previous blogs – DIY all-natural pre-wash nourishing hair conditioner & DIY all-natural hair serum to manage frizzy hair. If not please do, as I have written on why I have chosen these for my hair.  If you have one of these problems and are sick n tired using false promising & chemical laden shampoos, look no beyond than this DIY shampoo…

  • Hair fall?
  • Damaged & brittle hair?
  • Dandruff?
  • Early grey hair?

I have been using this diy shampoo since my childhood until my teens… Yep I did get carried away by the misleading advertisements 😬, and departed from it for few years… I have a very thick, long and wavy hair and never had faced any hair problems other than frizzy hair. Suddenly a year after having a baby, every time I washed my hair I noticed a handful would fall 😮. I changed my shampoos, tried x,y & z only to notice more hair fall… In between I was greatly influenced by the zero waste lifestyle by Bea Johnson & the zero waste girl Lauren Singer, watched their tedex talks & read few wonderful books which changed my perspective and made me realise how the small things that we do unknowingly on a daily basis can impact environment… And cause of these two major reasons I went back to my basics and started using this all-natural shampoo.

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Homemade organic mango ice cream🍦

This recipe is specially for all those mango lovers out there… I’ve already shared my love 😍 for mangoes in my earlier post and homemade ice cream recipe too… The mad-over-mango fever made me try this mango ice cream 🍦 and my 4yr old LO loved it! He even complimented telling “it tastes yum 😋 n I liked it more than the one I had outside” < btw he had a mango ice cream from BR just few days back>, n I was flattered for that compliment 😃!

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Homemade rice pancake with coconut milk / appam 

Appam is a traditional Kerala 🏝 breakfast dish – it is a type of pancake 🥞 made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is crispy on one side and soft as cotton on the other n tastes yum. This is one of my favourite breakfast and a must try dish for those who haven’t tasted it yet. Get set 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 n started!

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Homemade beetroot chutney

Beetroots 🌰 are good sources of vitamins and minerals, such as folate(B9)manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C. They are high in several beneficial plant compounds, especially betanin (beetroot red), vulgaxanthin and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. This chutney tastes yum, is very easy to prepare & is packed with nutrients. So why not try it out friends!

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Homemade flat bread with coconut n jaggery stuffing or poli

This is a traditional Indian sweet prepared all over India 🇮🇳, with little variations and known by various names – to name a few as bobatlu (in telugu), holige (in kannada), puran poli (in hindi).

This coconut bobatlu is like a flat bread with coconut n jaggery stuffing, the outer layer would be crisp and the stuffing – sweet, gooey n heavenly 😋😍. If you like the taste of coconut  (like I do 💕), this sure is gonna top your favourite list!

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