Lemons are oval in shape and feature a yellow, texturized outer peel. Like other citrus fruits, their inner flesh is encased in eight to ten segments. Usually smaller than lemons, limes are oval or round in shape having a diameter of one to two inches with green flesh and skin. They can be either sour or sweet depending on the variety. While both are available throughout the year, lemons are in the peak of their season around May, June and August while limes are at their peak from May through October.
Lemons and limes contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. In addition to their unique phytonutrient properties, lemons and limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing almost 46% of your daily value needs. In addition to boosting immunity, vitamic C is one of the most important antioxidants in nature. Lemons and limes, have also shown to provide humans with protection against inflammatory polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis involving two or more joints.
Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings This a breakfast staple at our home but it really can be made for any meal or snack. You can use it has a side dish or even a topping on some fresh bread. It's light, refreshing and full of fresh Continue Reading
Thai Pomelo Salad Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 108Fat per serving: 7.2 gms I tried this dish for the first time in Krabi, Thailand at the Nakamanda resort, where the Chef took great care to source only the freshest of ingredients. With every bite of this salad, your mouth will be bursting with flavors of Continue Reading
Auto Draft Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 158Fat per serving: 8.3gms Finding a healthy snack to munch on has always been an issue with me. My eyes would always waft to the spicy Indian deep-fried snacks and I would definitely regret it later on. But I think I have hit the spot with this crunchy Continue Reading
Parsi Wedding Fish Sauce Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 165 (fish), 180 (shrimp)Fat per serving: 8.8gms (fish), 6.3gms (shrimp) A must at all Parsi weddings, 'Lagan No Saas' or 'Wedding Fish in Sauce' is the most delicious way to enjoy seafood in a gently spiced yet sweet-n-sour way. My granny used to make this dish Continue Reading
Steamed Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaf Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 103Fat per serving: 1.9gms This dish is a Parsi favorite and super popular among folks who have lived in Mumbai, India, where it's also known as 'Patra Fish' (Patra being the banana leaves). It's light, fresh and full of aromas of cilantro and mint. Continue Reading
Bollywood Chutney Sandwich Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 159Fat per serving: 2.9gms I've grown up on these delicious and healthy sandwiches and they are often served in school cafeterias and movie theatres in India. Not only are they super easy to make if you have the Mint Cilantro Chutney ready beforehand, but they're also very Continue Reading
Auto Draft Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 155Fat per serving: 9.4gms This soup is my attempt at masking the sweetness of the pumpkin so that my husband (who wouldn't touch a pumpkin soup with a barge pole) would finally change his mind. Guess what...he DID!! That's how delicious this soup is. A must try for Continue Reading
Jamaican Jerk Fish Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 223Fat per serving: 10.8g With winter slowly encroaching on us, I've been dreaming of my island holiday last Christmas and craving all the jerk-spiced dishes I relished. I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated at the thought of recreating the jerk sauce myself, but I Continue Reading
Edamame Leeks Soup Serving Size: 2Calories per serving: 176Fat per serving: 7.0gms What I love about this soup is that I can have it hot or cold. Its deliciously smooth and creamy (without the cream) and full of phytonutrients from the green edmame and leeks. Slightly sweet and boldly flavored, I could have this time Continue Reading
Blueberry Chia Jam Serving Size: 16 servings when spread on toastCalories per serving: 15Fat per serving: 0.2gms I find it really hard to find good fruity jams in stores that are not made from processed sugars or filled with preservatives and GMO ingredients. So I decided to give home made jam a shot. Instead of Continue Reading