New Year Special | Wholesome Chia Bread Bliss | Chai Latte | Yellow Lentil Curry | Zesty vegetable Soup

December 30, 2023 4 min read

New Year Special | Wholesome Chia Bread Bliss | Chai Latte | Yellow Lentil Curry | Zesty vegetable Soup

As the new year approaches, it symbolizes more than the simple passage of time; it marks a significant moment filled with joy, love, anticipation, and celebration. Beyond the ticking clock, it encompasses a range of emotions, enveloping us in the comforting embrace of hope and rejuvenation.

On New Year's Eve, the air is charged with the promise of new beginnings, inspiring a collective commitment to shape the upcoming days with purpose and enthusiasm. With each turn of the calendar, every day unfolds as a blank page ready for the stories we choose to write on it—a mosaic of dreams, aspirations, and the limitless potential to turn those aspirations into reality. In this intersection of time and opportunity, we find ourselves at the threshold of possibility, prepared to embrace the journey and color the unwritten canvas with the vibrant hues of our aspirations and ambitions.

Celebrations create a symphony of shared experiences, weaving us together in a tapestry of emotions. From hugs exchanged at midnight to laughter resonating through the night, each interaction threads joy and connection.

Happiness assumes the center stage—a pervasive state of being that fills the air. It's a blend of the joy of being surrounded by loved ones, the warmth of shared laughter, and the promise of new beginnings. The New Year is more than revelry; it's a profound reflection of our journey—a moment of introspection recognizing conquered challenges and learned lessons. Emotions during this kaleidoscopic transition span from nostalgic reflections on past moments to excitement for the adventures ahead, reminding us that the future is an unwritten story waiting to be authored by us.

So, as we enter the dawn of this special period, let's embrace the swirl of emotions, savoring each moment and painting our lives with vibrant hues of happiness. May this time unfold with days filled with joy, laughter, and the cherished company of friends and family.

Here's to celebrating the journey ahead with open hearts, embracing the magic that each day brings. In the spirit of festivities and as part of your resolution for health, may your kitchen be a haven of culinary delights. From mouthwatering roasts to decadent desserts—may your celebrations be as rich and diverse as the flavors on your plate. Cheers to a year of delightful culinary adventures, where each recipe becomes a celebration on your dining table, filling the air with warmth and the delectable aroma of success.

Let's dive into some New Year recipes that promise to sprinkle your coming months with joy and season them with love.

Zesty Coriander Spiced Veggie Soup


  1. In a sizeable pot, warm up the olive oil over medium heat.
  1. Toss in the finely chopped onion and sauté until translucent. Stir in the minced garlic, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and paprika, enhancing the spice factor for vegetable soup. Cook until fragrant.
  1. Sprinkle the freshly ground coriander, salt, and pepper. Stir well to create a flavorful base.
  1. Add the diced carrots, sliced zucchini, chopped green beans, diced bell pepper, and cauliflower florets to the pot and any other vegetable of your choice. Sauté the medley until the vegetables soften and release their natural flavors.
  1. Pour in the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes, bringing the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the vegetables cook until tender, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  1. Allow the soup to simmer on low heat for at least 30 minutes, allowing the aromas to intensify.
  1. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, ensuring a harmonious blend of spices and vegetables.
  1. Ladle the yummy vegetable soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro (coriander) and a squeeze of lemon juice for a burst of freshness.

Vanilla Dream Chai Latte


  1. Boil 6 oz of water or heat it until hot but not boiling.
  1. In a mug, add 1 scoop or 3 teaspoons (0.5oz) of the powdered instant chai tea latte premix.
  1. Pour the hot water into the mug with the premix.
  1. Stir well until the chai premix is fully dissolved in the hot water allowing vanilla chai latte ingredients to harmoniously blend.
  1. Allow your homemade vanilla chai tea latte to cool slightly and enjoy!

Healthy Chia Bread Bliss


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a loaf pan, ensuring easy removal once the bread is baked.
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons maple syrup,1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir until well blended, creating a smooth liquid base.
  1. In another bowl, whisk together 2 cups Pride of India's chia seed flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup gluten-free coconut sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  1. Then add the wet ingredients gradually to the dry ingredients. Keep stirring until just combined.
  1. Pour the resulting batter into the loaf pan that you have prepared.
  1. Enhance the appeal of your bread with sesame seeds by generously sprinkling white sesame seeds over the batter for a delightful crunch.
  1. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The enticing aroma will signal that your wholesome bread is ready to be savored.
  1. Cool the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a rack. Once cool, slice and enjoy your effortlessly delicious homemade bread.
  1. Pair it with a cup of your preferred beverage and enjoy your wholesome bread.

Easy Peasy Yellow Lentil Curry


  1. Rinse and soak 1 cup Pride of India's yellow pigeon peas. Cook them in a pressure cooker with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric until soft.
  1. In a pan, temper 1 tablespoon each of cumin and mustard seeds. Sauté finely chopped onions, green chilli, minced garlic, and grated ginger until golden brown.
  1. Stir in pureed tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of coriander powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of Pride of India's garam masala. Cook until the oil separates.
  1. Add the cooked yellow pigeon peas, adjusting the consistency with water. Introduce Himalayan salt to taste and let it simmer.
  1. Finish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve the aromatic yellow lentil curry with rice or naan.

Savor every flavor, relish shared meals, and let the joyous aroma of each dish linger. Cheers to a year filled with discovery, connection, and the taste of success in every aspect of your life.

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