Couscous Paneer Salad with Lemon Dressing

by Helene Dsouza on April 6, 2014

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When the days turn into an endless torture, when the sun is hitting beyond crazy and when you turn into a steaming dumpling, that’s when you know you didn’t escape the Indian summer heat! So what does one do in this case, besides complaining endlessly that it is hot and draining? You help yourself with […]

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Spicy Avocado Crostini

by Helene Dsouza March 28, 2014
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Have I told you that we have been growing two avocado trees together in our garden? They were about our height when we acquired these precious trees, together with the olive and bread fruit tree, and they have been growing considerably well in the past 2-3 years. We can’t wait to discover what the fruits will […]

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Caprese Salad – Tomato Mozzarella Basil

by Helene Dsouza March 24, 2014
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Caprese Salad makes me happy. It transforms my mood the moment I allow the tomato mozzarella basil and olive oil to gently glide of the fork onto my excited tongue. I can feel the happiness in my cheeks with each bite and to soak up the remaining olive oil with some white crust bread is […]

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Red Cabbage Grape and Mandarin Juice Homemade

by Helene Dsouza March 21, 2014
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Are you a raw food fan? Lately I have been noticing a certain food trend in Goa amongst the multicultural community, raw foodism. Raw foodism is a way of life and the aim is to consume only raw uncooked and mostly also organic vegetable fruits, nuts and milk products, sprouted grains, meats, eggs and fish. […]

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Yogurt Lime Dressing for Savory Salads

by Helene Dsouza March 16, 2014
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It’s quite clear that the Indian summer has surprised us once again in Goa. We live in denial that the heat is going to hit us sooner or later and when the day comes, we act surprised and of course annoyed. So, here I am sitting writing this while feeling all sticky and uncomfortable – […]

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Polenta Squares

by Helene Dsouza March 9, 2014
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Have I ever mentioned my secrete love for polenta? Polenta might have been a topic in the past but I hadn’t posted a recipe yet, which is a shame of course. Golden Polenta is one of my all time favorite side dishes and definitely a comfort food in my world. It’s easily cooked, in fact […]

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Stuffed Eggs Tomato Sauce Bake

by Helene Dsouza March 7, 2014
Stuffed Eggs Tomato Sauce Bake

Sometimes we tend to feel more inspired in our kitchen. All this depends if our mood swings lie in the positive, if we are happy or at peace with the surrounding. Of course we are just humans and without experiencing “rain”, we wouldn’t enjoy the sunny days the way we do. So when I feel […]

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10 Spicy Hot Pinterest Food Boards you should Follow!

by Helene Dsouza March 4, 2014
10 Spicy Hot Pinterest Food Boards you should Follow! masalaherb.com

Yes, I have turned into a Pinterest pinning monster lately. Of course this is not surprising because Pinterest, the visual picturesque Social Network, is definitely one of the coolest things the internet has to offer and to be honest, who can resist collecting inspiring pictures of our favorite themes? My friends have fallen for the […]

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