Posts Tagged ‘yummalicious’


Asalamu alaikum and Hello lovely foodies! I realized that I RARELY post anything about lunch, mostly because I usually focus on breakfast and dinner with small snacks throughout the day, as that usually works with my schedule. BUT this week, I am spending 12+ hour days in the library studying for finals (aaccckkkk!!) so I decided to plan ahead and prep my lunch to take with me! It’s all about the prep the night before lovelies!!!!

The items in my lunch bag today:

  • A toasted multigrain bagel spread with a layer of camembert cheese (YUMMMM!!!) on the inside, layered with baby spinach, tomatoes anddddd  spicy kabobs made by mama kashmiri foodie {my mom!} #blessed
  • Steamed edamame sprinkled with a tiny bit of salt
  • Olives {did you know olives are sunnah?? Read the healthy eating blog post I did under the Reviews section!}
  • Cucumbers
  • Green peppers
  • Multigrain crackers
  • Hummus
  • Water (a MUST to keep hydrated in this horrendous weather we’ve been having in Canada!)
  • annnnnnnd I know everything else is super healthy here BUT I must have something sweet after my meals: a Carrot cupcake topped with a bittttt of cream cheese frosting #perfection

So my advice, plan your meals ahead of time to give yourself…more time to get ready in the morning *what what!* You will also eat healthier this way {say NO to eating fast food!} and become more efficient in your daily life, be it working full time or studying! Enjoy!



1. Take a photo of your lunch bag contents and post it on your Instagram

2. Hashtag #lunchbagfood and tag me @kashmirifoodie

3. Tag 3 friends on MY instagram photo and post DONE so that I know you’ve completed the challenge

4. Giveaway open to Canadian and American residents only

5. Contest closes on March 10, 2015




Meatless Monday – Channo Ka Salan (Chickpea Curry)



1 medium size can of chickpeas

1 medium sized onion

1 medium tomato

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon laal mirch (red pepper)

½ chaat masala

¼ teaspoon baking soda


On medium heat and in a medium size pot, fry the sliced up onion until light brown

Add the diced tomato and all of the spices listed above (NOT the baking soda at this time…that is for later on!)

Mix everything together in the pot, this creates the fabulous masala

Add a bit of the canned chickpea liquid from the can to the pot and mix this well with the masala, let this cook for a minute

Now, add the rest of contents of the can (all of the remaining liquid and chickpeas) to the pot and cover the pot with the lid and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes

Check the contents of the pot often and mix together

When you notice the liquid starting to boil, add the baking soda, and leave the pot uncovered to cook for another 7 minutes

With your wooden cooking spoon -crush some of the chickpeas against the pot to thicken the liquid in the pot. One to three times is enough.

Garnish with chopped up green onions, green chilli peppers and coriander and serve hot with naan!




Monday = Smoothie Time!

Hey all! Happy Monday! It’s a new week so let’s make the best of it! I am off to an early start this morning so made myself this quick and fabulous green smoothie (okay its not a complete green smoothie ….but it is a lovely green colour!!!!). Started off with these ingredients:


….and once it was all blended in my Ninja it looked like this!! *in love with the colour*:



1 cup spinach

1 frozen banana

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/3 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup water (optional)


Peel the frozen banana-cut the banana into thirds and score the peel and pull it off, it should come off easily!

Then place all of the above ingredients into your blender/smoothie maker/Ninja/NutriBullet etc and blend for a few minutes until smooth.

Add water if the consistency is too thick

Blend some more

Pour into a cute mason jar or travel smoothie mug to take with you on your busy day

Enjoy and have a lovely Monday!!!


p.s. Have you seen our notes on the Healthy Eating Workshop we attended? If not, head on over to our Reviews section and check it out!