Lake Sandoval, Peru (Early morning)

We hiked into the Tambopata national reserve on an early, wet morning and got on a boat to catch a glimpse of amazon’s wildlife. We spotted Caiman’s, giant otters and many other beautiful species. This shot was taken when our boat was in the middle of the lake and we could catch a 360 degree…

Oat Chocolate Chip Mini Muffin (No Sugar No Oil No Flour)

Birthdays, Chocolates and Muffins are some of my favorite things in the world, not necessarily in the same order. Although when put together, they definitely can rock anybody’s world!! So, this hump day I decided to spread some love by spinning them all into a delicious breakfast for my partner-in-crime’s birthday.

Come share our love for chocolates and celebrate his birthday with us!! Well, this goes without saying – Gobble Gobble!!

Crunchy Potato Cups

We all crave for afternoon snacks, and thats when our mind doesn’t wander into the health zone Back when I was a kid returning from school, my mom had to be super creative with even the basic rice and lentils to keep me away from those candies!! And some days she would let me experiment during my snack time, and I would play the chef in her kitchen. Overtime the kitchens have changed, but it still feels the same when I walk into my kitchen on a Friday afternoon to spruce up a quick snack for a fun evening with friends! I love to spice these little cups every time with different spice combinations and , so definitely feel free to be as creative as you can! And of course, don’t forget to Gobble Gobble!!

Oat Mango Pecan Muffin (No Sugar No Oil No Flour)

It’s always a special occasion when you cross your first landmark, and it has been an amazing fun ride sharing our tiny efforts towards a healthy living. A little over a month has passed since I made the move from the big apple to this beautiful sunny place with a new job, a new home, a new website and a new life..And all of this feels so worth it, when I’m just steps away from that person who helps create every corner of this place a little closer to home, who is always ready to become my guinea pig and who gives me that confidence to think about yet another new recipe. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than twisting one of my favorite recipes with his favorite fruit – mango!! (mine as well!!) Long way to go from here, and all along the way, we would love to just Gobble Gobble with you!!!

Game Day Snack – Baked Zucchini Sticks

If you are following the NBA games, you would know what a crazy game is coming up in less than an hour! Now that I’m on the west coast, I’m kind of swayed towards the Golden State team, especially when they have had an exceptional season this year!! But let’s not get carried away indulging in some crazy snacks (we all love our chicken wings and fries!!). In my attempt to not give up fries, I tried to quickly spice up some zucchini sticks in less than half hour. So, go ahead, wear your Golden State caps and enjoy the finals. But wait…you can’t possibly forget to Gobble Gobble!!

SLURP SLURP – Mean Green

Here we are, back again with yet another green slurpy (it’s not really mean though), and this time I decided to show you that the boy loves the smoothies as well (in case you think, I’m making these just for the gals out there!). Although he has been a great sport (being my guinea pig..lol!) Jokes apart, I love trying different combination of fruits for my smoothies, this time I wanted to mix up some grapes and bananas, and spin it up with some spinach. As you may have noticed, I usually try blending in a source of anti-oxidant, and grapes are an excellent choice along with bananas – they make sure you get that morning kick-off energy. Together they are like a power couple for you to start your week!! So why wait, go ahead and Sluuuurp!!

Tango w/ Mango

Guess what!!! Summer is approaching real fast and what better way to celebrate than with the king of the fruits himself. Oh yes, I am talking about one of my favorite fruits in the world – mangoes. My love for mangoes go way back to my grandparent’s backyard which has many many mango trees, and every summer vacation my grand pa would introduce us to his world of home grown fruits. Mangoes have a unique freshness associated with them and adding them to a salad just quadrupled it.

SLURP SLURP – Green and Minty

Say hello to our other green friend – the rusty old pal ‘kale’. I think you are now ready to add the nutritional powerhouse to your smoothies! Apart from providing us with the essential vitamins and fibers, our pal here helps fight and alleviate arthritis (that’s for you Ma!), and also keeps our body strong and healthy inside out with beautiful skin, hair and nails (I know!!). Usually I would peel my fruits for smoothies, however I would recommend against it for pears because their skin contributes to decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. I know what you are thinking!! Lots of health benefits, but does it taste equally good too! ABSOLUTELY!!!! So, shake it up and Sluuuurp!!

SLURP SLURP – Kiwi Way

A fresh new fuzzy green ball made its way to my blender very recently and I have been pleasantly surprised by the exotic fruit. From what I know today, kiwis help in your digestion, manage blood pressure, boost your immunity, and guess what, they also contribute to a glowing skin!! Healthy as well as beautiful skin you say – I am sold!! The mint leaves provide the freshness that I was looking for and together with the energy booster bananas, my morning is all set, what about you?? Sluuuurp!!

SLURP SLURP – Berrylicious Please

A sweet, healthy and yummy smoothie perfect for your breakfast or just for a snack – this smoothie packs all the colorful goodies together including fresh fruit, greek yogurt and my favorite, almonds. Both almonds and blueberries are known to improve memory function, and the amazing strawberry-raspberry combo helps keep your heart healthy, thus making this smoothie an amazing start of your day! Sluuuurp!!

SLURP SLURP – Red and Green Overload

Introducing our shenanigans of healthy smoothies with an overloaded sneak peek! Many more to come soon! Say hello to the world of Slurp Slurp, shall we!!

Oat Banana Blueberry Muffin (No Sugar No Oil No Flour)

This was another one of the greatest discoveries ever for me! I mean no sugar no flour no oil, and yet a muffin – it’s absolutely genius!! I adopted this recipe from pinterest and the original was a banana oat muffin. I have made so many batches of it with so many different variations that I am obsessed with them. They can be your breakfast muffins or even that afternoon snack that we all crave for! I can’t wait to go back to India to bake a batch with my mom 🙂

Please please please share your versions!! And don’t forget to gobble gobble!!