Edible Gift Ideas- Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas Recipe (Healthy Snack Ideas)

If you are looking for a cool edible gift idea that you can do yourself then look no further than simple, homemade, tasty – Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. Easy to prepare, these chickpeas are perfect for munching on or as a homemade gift for your friends/family for the holidays.Check out more of our Snack Ideas here.

Ingredients/ Method

1-2 cups boiled or canned chickpeas. I boil mine. I simply soak them in the water overnight and pressure cook them for 2-3 whistles.
Completely rinse and dry them. Roast them at 400 F for 20 mins. If they are on abaking sheet lined with aluminium foil, they will crisp up quickly. Once they are a shade darker than original and crispy, coat them with honey, coconut oil. cinnamon and nutmeg ( While the chickpeas are still hot) . Roast for 10-15 more mins and then serve warm or let cool, put in a pouch and give out as a gift 🙂 You can prepare two pouches.. One sweet and one salty. Here is a recipe for spicy roasted chickpeas.

Healthy Lunch Ideas- Simple Veggie Wrap Recipe

During fall, humans move away from cold summer salads and crave some hearty warm food. While soups are amazing, sometimes you want a good ol’ veggie wrap and thats where this recipe comes in. It’s quick, easy and fulfilling. Best part is you can customize it as per your own taste.

Ingredients/ Method

I used spinach, onions, zucchini which I sauteed in a pan with some salt, pepper and Balsamic vinegar.
Optional but You can also use portobello mushrooms in the wrap but to get their flavour out, marinate them with some Salt/Pepper and some oil+balsamic Vinegar for at least 30 mins. Then pan-fry them until they shrink in size then cut them in bite size pieces and place on your wrap.
For the wrap, I used carrot/Pumpkin wraps which I picked from Costco. Spread cream cheese on them before adding veggies on. Instead of veggies you can also use Avocado, hummus or other sorts of spreads.
Load the wrap up, fold and enjoy.

How to make Bulgar Kebabs? Vegan Recipes

In this recipe, we make these super yum Kabobs with Burgol, boiled potatoes, various spices and greens (mainly spinach and baby Kale chopped)These are easy to prepare, great for potlucks and store well too.
Burgol or Bulgur is a grain from the ancient Middle East; from there it spread quickly around the world. Bulgur is wheat berries that are partially hulled, steamed, then cracked and dried. Often confused with cracked wheat, both look the same, however, Bulghur is steamed (precooked) unlike cracked wheat. Bulghur is gritty and flaky and used primarily in Tabbuleh or Tabouli (a typical Lebanese salad). Bulgur is also commonly used as a meat substitute.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup Burgol/ Bulgur wheat
4-5 boiled/mashed potatoes
2 cups chopped greens – Spinach/Kale
2-3 tbsp oil for pan frying. You can deep fry these as well.
Spices I used- salt, garam masala, seasoning pepper, red chilli powder (or paprika), garlic salt and curry powder. Adjust quantities as per your liking.

Mix everything well and then form small patties. Pan- fry both sides on a skillet until golden brown. Outside will be crispy and inside soft but cooked. Enjoy it with chutney of your choice.

Bulgur (Burgol) Pilaf Recipe ( Easy Lunch Ideas)

Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried, ground into particles and sifted into distinct sizes. Bulgur is a nutritious, versatile wheat product with a pleasant, nut-like flavor and an extended shelf-life that allows it to be stored for long periods. Bulgur is high in fiber and rich in B vitamins, iron, phosphorus and manganese.

Often confused with cracked wheat, bulgur differs in that it has been pre-cooked. In contrast to cracked wheat, bulgur is ready to eat with minimal cooking or, after soaking in water or broth, can be mixed with other ingredients without further cooking. Bulgur can be used in recipes calling for converted rice (and it’s more nutritious than rice).

The many spellings of bulgur can be confusing too: bulgar, bulghur, burghul, just to name a few. Here we prepare a delicious Pilaf with this tasty grain.

Here I show you, how to prepare simple bulgur Pulao at home for a delicious lunch. Also check out how to make tasty vegan kebabs using Bulgur Wheat.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup cooked Bulgur wheat
2-3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup of veggies of your choice
(Peas, corn , mushrooms
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves.

Method:
Cook Bulgur Wheat, just like rice. It cooks way quicker than rice. Set aside.
Heat some oil in a pan. In hot oil, add cumin and mustard seeds. Fry some onions. Add salt and Chilli powder.
Fry veggies. Stir them well.
Add bulgur. Mix thoroughly. Add lemon juice and cilantro leaves and enjoy.

1 minute Chocolate Mug Cake – Only 3 ingredients Dessert Recipe

Easy Valentines Day recipe idea..perfect little dessert for two or simply indulge yourself.
This 1 minute Mug cake with only 3 ingredients will surely impress you and your guests.

Ingredients/method:

1.5 tbsp Cocoa
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg

Method: Combine the ingredients and microwave for 1 to 1.5 min ( depending on your microwave’s setting)

Also check out our 1 minute Vegan Cake Recipe as well as 1 minute Peanut Butter Mug Cake

1 minute Vegan Cake Dessert Recipe – Easy dessert Recipes

Here is a delicious cake which is eggless and vegan and perfect for midnight cravings. There’s a reason it is called Midnight dream 🙂 Enjoy this 1 minute dessert recipe.
and don’t forget to check out some more tasty treats out here:
Easy Cookies, Desserts and more

Ingredients/Method

1 tbsp flour
1.5 tsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
4 tbsp Cashew-Almond Milk
2 tsp Oil
2 tbsp Agave Syrup ( or another syrup of your choice)
Pinch of Powdered Sugar

Combine all ingredients, except syrup and microwave for a minute. dress up with powdered sugar. Add in syrup and enjoy 🙂

Best Ever Homemade Bars – Breakfast On the Go

If you are looking for a healthy on the go snack or breakfast recipe idea then these easy homemade bars wont disappoint you.
More snacks Ideas here : Easy Indian Snacks

Ingredients/ Method

1 frozen banana
3/4 walnuts
1/2 cup cashews
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all these ingredients and bake them at 350 F for 30 mins in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Best Ever Chocolate Cookies – Homemade Treats

Here are some mouth watering, melt in your mouth cookies which are perfect to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
More Easy cookies and baking ideas here: Sweet Treats

Ingredients/Method

1 cup of flour ( I used combination of all purpose and whole wheat)
1/4th cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar ( this amount is perfect to my liking but you can add upto 3/4 cup of sugar)
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix coconut oil, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Beat them up to have a creamy mixture. Set aside. Add Cocoa, pinch of salt and baking soda into flour. mix well.
Combine wet and dry ingredients together to form dough. place small portions on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake cookies at 350 F for 7-8 mins. Serve with a cup of chai tea.

Quinoa Kebabs Recipe ( Gluten free, Vegan Recipes)

Lets admit that we all know that vegan, gluten free food is good for us but its hard to find good recipes.. here’s a delicious Kebab recipe using Quinoa and other veggies..certainly worth trying. Who doesn’t want a wow appetizer for their party ?

Ingredients/ Method

1 Cup uncooked quinoa.. Cook it like rice and use the entire quantity for the recipe.
1/2 cup chopped onion
3-4 boiled potatoes
1 cup carrots
1 tbsp grated ginger
1-2 cups chopped spinach
1-2 tsp Salt (as per your taste)
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp Mango Powder ( Amchur)
2-3 tbsp oil for pan frying the Kebabs. You can deep fry them as well.

Mix all ingredients. Form small flat patties and cook on a pan until both sides golden brown… can’t get any simple than that 🙂

Cauliflower Pizza Crust ( Gluten Free Recipes)

Here is an easy recipe for gluten free pizza crust. It’s delicious and ready in no time.

Ingredients/ Method

2-3 cups of grated cauliflower
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 cup grated mozarella cheese
2 medium size eggs
Seasoning of your choice. I used 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp each Parsley, Oregano and basil and 1/2 tsp seasoning pepper.

Cook grated cauliflower in microwave for 10 mins (with 2 tbsp water). Then mix it with all other ingredients and bake at 400 F for 20-25 mins. Pizza crust is ready. You can enjoy it just the way it is or prepare and add on some toppings.

Check out our recipe for Gourmet Home Made Pizza