Author Archive | Lavina Melvani

Chocolicious Granola Cookies

Today we would like to share with you our all-time-favourite cookies. A very quick and simple recipe we came up with to substitute for biscuits at tea time (actually, at-any-time). They are packed with nutrients and are very satisfying. We have used only healthy and pure ingredients to make a gluten-free, high protein cookie that should be […]

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Gluten free Crispy Seed Crackers

These yummy crackers are absolutely nutrition packed and I have to admit – quite addictive! You will just love them! Its so satisfying being addicted to something this healthy 🙂 They are very high in fibre, healthy omega fats and plant based protein, low in carbs & free of sugar. These crackers are very versatile: Serve them with […]

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Buckwheat Granola

A nutritious on-the-go snack that is very simple & easy to prepare. A crispy granola that you must check out. Buckwheat is no wheat – its a seed! And combined with other nuts and seeds (and the goodness of bananas), it makes for a nutrient rich preparation. Totally Superfood! Buckwheat Granola Ingredients: 2 cups raw buckwheat […]

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Health Benefits of Cissus Quadrangularis

Cissus Quadrangularis is a perennial climber that is widely used in traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. Commonly known as the ‘Bone Setter’ or ‘Hadjod’. It has been reported to possess bone fracture healing, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antihemorrhoidal and analgesic properties.  It has been historically used for hemorrhoids, ulcers, asthma, and constipation – all important issues associated […]

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Health Benefits of Vanilla Extract

According to Research conducted and Studies published, here are some findings : Vanilla extract is rich in antioxidants. Vanilla shows great potential as a health supplement and food preservative. Vanilla extract is found to have powerful liver-protective abilities, as well as anti-inflammatory abilities. This is due to Vanillin, a natural antioxidant present in vanilla that […]

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Gluten-free Ganesh Laddu

Gluten-free Ganesh Laddu (Churma variety)

Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival of Lord Ganesha, is celebrated widely in many parts of India – and in our home state of Goa! Many of my childhood memories revolve around this beautiful festival. The colours! The lights! The aromas! The fun!…. The best part was Family getting together for the festival – everything was done together! […]

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Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a stable, healthy, naturally saturated fat that is free from trans-fatty acids. It contains medium-chain fatty acids, including lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid which are readily converted to energy by the body. Consumption of coconut oil at recommended levels, along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, helps maintain already […]

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Health Benefits of Cocoa

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Though most of us crave chocolate, we tend to avoid it because we think it is fattening and unhealthy. And that would be true of most chocolate products. But that is because of the added substances like sugar and not because of the core cocoa itself. In fact, cocoa is highly […]

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Health Benefits of Roasted Cocoa Nibs

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Though most of us crave chocolate, we tend to avoid it because we think it is fattening and unhealthy. And that would be true of most chocolate products. But that is because of the added substances like sugar and not because of the core cocoa itself. In fact, cocoa is highly […]

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