Tasty and Healthy Spinach Pesto Sauce – One secret sauce for your Pasta, Fried Rice, Frankie, Zoodles and so on..


The recipe that I am going to share today will make your kids eat their greens without their knowledge, will make your guests ask for another serving of pasta, will make your toddler eat the entire sandwich loaded with goodness ๐Ÿ˜€

These are the basic recipes that are “quick-to-make on a hectic day” and can be converted into elaborate meals depending on our time and creativity.


  1. Spinach
  2. Nuts of your choice
  3. Black pepperย 
  4. Himalayan salt
  5. half garlic pod
  6. Oil of your choice


Blend, Blend, Blend with some water to make it into a creamy paste.


Penne Pasta with Spinach PestoKids’ favorite at playdates

  1. Cook pasta according to the packaged directions
  2. Sautรฉ the veggies of your choice with tofu or Indian cottage cheese/paneer in Olive oil
  3. Add the spinach pesto and cook for one minute
  4. Add pastaย 
  5. Pour about 3 table Spoons of milk and the drained pasta water
  6. Add parsley and serve with grated cheese

Spinach Fried Rice – A quick fix with leftover rice

Note: Add some red bell pepper to the spinach pesto and blend

  1. Melt butter in a pan and add veggies of your choice
  2. Add corn, peas , red onions and cook till they are softened.
  3. Add couple cloves and raw sesame seeds
  4. Add spinach pesto and cook for a minute
  5. Add rice and continue to cook till the rice turns a little crisp
  6. Add salt if needed

Spinach pesto Veggie Sandwich – Easy, Healthy and tasty lunch box option for kids

  1. Spread the pesto mixture on one slice and tomato sauce on the other
  2. Add red, yellow thinly sliced bell peppers ย and basil leavesย 
  3. Add the spice mix* (details below)ย 
  4. Be generous with the cheese and spread it over the sandwich. I love the grated Italian blend that I get from whole foods.
  5. I add a thick slice of paneer sometimes ย but this is optional
  6. Grill and serve ย with avocado slices on the side

Veggie Frankie

The above recipe works for this too! ย  ย  ย  ย ย 

Spice mix

  • fennel seeds powder – 1 Tsp
  • coriander powder – 1 Tsp
  • white pepper powder – 0.5 Tsp
  • cayenne pepper (optional) – pinch
  • salt


If you would like to know any more recipes, please post it in your comments and I will answer asap!!

Will come back with an amazing hair oil recipe in my next post.

Till then, Chao!


Exquisite Oatmeal – The best way to start your day!

The whole meal in the Mornings – Super Healthy and Tasty!

If I have to mention two foods I love the most, I would say oatmeal and Khichdi.

They are easy on the stomach, super nutritious and are delicious.ย 
The recipe for my customized Khichdi is on the waiting list and I will post that soon. For now, lets start with the super comfort food, Oatmeal.
Before I jump into the recipe, I would like to share some quick facts about oats .
  • Oats are a whole-grain cereal and are among the healthiest grains on the earth
  • They are a good source of fiber, good quality protein and unsaturated fats
  • One variety of oats, Steel cut oats have less glycemic index than its other kinds.
  • Oatmeal is a well balanced breakfastย 
For me, experimenting with Oats is a passion as they provide endless possibilities. It is like filling a blank white paper with myriad of colors. Today, I will share one variety that I make frequently as my family loves this including my three year old son!!
  • Oats
  • Flax Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Fruits of your choice
  • Nuts of your Choice
  • Honey/Maple Syrup
  • Coconut (Optional)
  • Raisins/Mejdool dates
  • Pumpkin Seeds/ Sunflower Seeds
Thats it!
1.Cook the oats based on their type. If I use Steel cut oats, I soak them overnight. Else, it takes about 10 mins on stove top.
2. Once cooked, add enough quantity to your bowl and start adding colorful fruits of your choice .
  • I usually add strawberries, blueberries and ย banana.
  • For a change, I sometimes cook strawberries(Mangoes in Summer) over low heat with coconut sugar and lemon and pour this mixture over oatmeal
3.Then add nuts of your choice. I add walnuts, almonds and green raisins or Dates
4.Sprinkle soaked chia seeds , flax seed powder and dry coconut
5.Pour honey as needed
Don’t forget to read the notes below to see the variations of what I do !
  1. In the above picture, I added Activated Superfood that I got in Whole Foods which is high in Omega 3’s and 6’s
  2. We usually have an avocado , Flax milk or Greek Yogurt on the side with oatmeal
  3. I add less or no honey for my family most of the time because Raisins/Dates have enough sugar in them
  4. Adding Vanilla extract/ Orange Extract gives a different feel to the oatmeal
  5. Make sure you get everything Organic as much as possible
Nutrition Facts:
  • Oats contain Manganese, fiber, Iron, Vitamin B1 and B5,Folate and many antioxidants
  • Fruits are packed with many vitamins, minerals and photo nutrients and everyone should have three to four servings of fruit everyday. They help the human body to be fit, help it rejuvenate and disease-free.
  • Nuts and seeds are rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much discussed omega-3 fatty acids
  • They have good fats that are good for heart and do not increase the waist line
Do try this and let me know what you feel through yourย comments below.
Stay tuned to know theย “skin benefits”ย of Oatmeal in my next post!