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Chicken Shawarma with Serrano-Garlic Yogurt Sauce

I’m a big fan of authentic chicken shawarma — a classic middle eastern style street food. Traditionally, to make shawarma, meat is cut into thin slices, stacked, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie. But, at home, in the absence…

Fat-free Grilled Chicken TikTok Pasta

This recipe was inspired when the world was going crazy for the Baked Feta Pasta on Tik Tok. With a block of feta cheese in it, it surely was not something I was going to try to make. But the summer…

Pork Carnitas in Grilled Pineapple Habanero Sauce

Pork carnitas are the perfect filling for those taco night cravings. I use my Grilled Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce as base in this recipe but the recipe is pretty flexible and you can substitute it with any hot sauce of your choice…

Fat-free, Quick Lentils and Rice in Instant Pot

This lentils and rice recipe is very easy to make. It is simple and quick and perfect for days when you want to eat a healthy, high fiber, high protein meal without putting in much thought into the cooking. The…

Easy Fat-free Kadhai Chicken or Wok Chicken

This fat free version of a popular Indian delicacy — kadhai chicken — is very quick and easy to make and requires minimal variety of spices. You can serve it with Naan or Pulao or plain basmati rice on the side.

Fat-free Rajma or Curried Kidney Beans

Rajma is a staple food in the Northern part of India. It is kidney beans (dark or light) cooked in well fried spices. Here I have modified the recipe to make it fat free, so there will be no frying….

Lean Bison Burgers

These lean bison burgers made with 90% lean ground bison are definitely a healthier alternative to your traditional hamburgers. Spiced up with a hint of ground cumin, coriander, and thai hot chili peppers, these burgers pack a punch when it comes to…