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Bowl of korean bibimbap

Sunday Lunches: Korean Banchan and Bibimbap

I love that Korean meals have a variety of sides, called banchan, that can be paired with rice; they include greens, vegetables, meats or tofu, pickles, and sauces. Once you get them together in a bowl, you have a full meal called bibimbap. It’s a satisfying, delicious, healthy meal to be made and had at leisure.
Bibimbap literally translates to mixed rice, and you can mix and match different ingredients to make your personalised bowl of this delicacy. The variety of banchan might look intimidating to make, but they’re quite easy, and most of them can be made beforehand.

Apples and pears with 4 cups of apple crumble set on a wooden table

Easy Fruit Crumble Recipe for Breakfast or Dessert

I’m not an early riser, so I’m always looking for ways to make my mornings easier. One of the most time-consuming parts of my mornings is making breakfast for my son. It needs to be quick, healthy, and tasty so that he eats without a fuss.
This mix-and-match fruit crumble is easy to make, filled with fibre from oats and fruits, and it’s so delicious you can serve it as dessert.

3 floral plates set on a vibrant pink and green mat. Each plate has 2 white mochi balls. One of the plate has the mochi balls split in half revealing the fillings - one with yellow mung dal and the other with black sesame seeds fillings

An Easy Sweet Treat: Mochi Balls

Mochi is a sticky, usually sweet, treat either had on it’s own or with some filling or topping. It is made with glutinous rice flour and is widely used in East Asian cooking.
It is super easy to make, and with a little practice, you can use this versatile dish in a variety of ways. Check out two sweet recipes made with mochi.

a plate with blue leaves plated with cooked amaranth grains with roasted mushrooms, and topped with coriander, feta cheese, and walnuts

Easy Healthy Meal Ideas: Vegan Mushrooms with Amaranth

Quick and easy meals are a saviour when you want to eat healthy food but don’t have the time or energy to make an effort. If you do meal prep for the week, then this recipe is an excellent option for you. You could make the millet in large quantities and add different toppings during the week. It ensures you get a new healthy meal but don’t spend hours slaving over a stove.

bowl of pasta with Butternut squash fettuccine with sambal oelek and bacon bits sprinkled with grated cheese

Make it Vegan or Meaty: Butternut Squash Fettuccine Recipe

I love creamy pasta. What I don’t love is all the cream, milk, and cheese that make it so creamy. This butternut squash pasta recipe is the best of both worlds. It’s smooth and creamy without the milk products. As a bonus, you can make this as a vegan dish or sprinkle some crispy, crumbly bacon bits to satisfy your meat cravings.

Butternut squash is from the pumpkin family and is versatile enough to be used in various dishes—from soups to a roasted side dish and this pasta sauce. They are a good source of fibre, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin A. It is not commonly available in India, but once in a while you do find it.
Here’s an indulgent pasta recipe you’ll love.

Sticky Rice pudding with coconut cream paired with pieces of ripe mangoes served on a blue floral plate is a sweet Thai delicacy

How to Make Mango Sticky Rice: A Delicious and Simple Recipe

I first had Thai Mango Rice in Hong Kong over 20 years ago, and I’ve been hooked on it since. It used to be that I could only have it if I travelled to South East Asia, but in recent years, ingredients from all over the world have become readily available in India. The recipe for Thai Mango with Sticky Rice couldn’t be more straightforward. It’s a rice pudding with coconut cream accompanied by juicy sweet, ripe mangoes. Since we are in the middle of mango season, it is the perfect time to have this. I made this on Father’s Day, and everyone just polished it off their plate in no time. Ingredients:  Serves 4-6 1 cup uncooked glutinous rice   2 cups water 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut cream 3 tbsp sugar Pinch of salt 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced or diced Method: Wash and soak the rice for at least 30 minutes Drain and cook with 2 cups of water in a pan for about 20 minutes. Check for doneness. While the rice …

blue plates with a millet salad set on a table with colourful runner and plants

Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas: Millet with Veggies and Cheese

Quick and easy meals are a saviour, with the Indian summer lingering over our heads. You don’t need to spend hours slaving over a stove to make a delicious and healthy meal.
Millets are nutrition dense and an excellent substitute for your regular wheat and rice grains. They are gluten-free and contain high protein, fibre, and antioxidants. These properties also make them easier to digest.
Lunches like these are light on the stomach but pack a punch in nutritional value are also great to pack for the school or office. They don’t need to be re-heated either.