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Queen of Nutrition Chef, Dipika Patel & Health and Nutrition Coach, Cindy Karls

Queen of Nutrition Chef, Dipika Patel & Health and Nutrition Coach, Cindy KarlsIn November, Lauren and her mom Doris attended our Holistic, Happy & Healthy Cooking class at Kitchen Kitchen in Indian Wells. Impressed with the dinner created, she asked that we share the recipe with Desert Health® readers. When thinking of a ‘healthy’ meal, red meat and coconut rice are not the first ingredients that spring to mind. However, our  core philosophy to healthy eating is a combination of using only fresh, high-quality,  organic, and nutrition-packed ingredients, and eating in moderation. We also encourage the use of medicinal spices which not only add flavor, but also provide many  health benefits.

Spicy Indian Steaks

1 ½ T grated ginger root
1 medium onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 t coriander seeds
1 t cumin seeds
¾ t cayenne pepper
1 ½ t Himalayan pink salt
1 ½ t mustard seeds
4 T extra virgin olive oil
3 lbs grass fed tri-tip

Spicy Indian SteaksPlace the first three ingredients in a food processor until finely minced. Grind the next five ingredients in a spice or coffee grinder until powdered. Stir into onion mixture. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in large skillet and add onion mixture; sauté over medium heat until fragrant and sealed. Place mixture on steaks, turning to coat, then marinate steaks 2-24 hours. Grill/bake steaks at 375 degrees, 30-45mins or until desired doneness. Arrange over rice and enjoy!

The spicy main course was complemented with sticky coconut rice, a mildly sweet yam and banana puree, and roasted asparagus accompanied by a glass of organic red wine to complete this holistic experience. In addition to the delicious main course, guests were treated to a starter of chilgoza paneer, followed by a warming split red lentil soup, and finished with a spiced chai tea shot served with chewy ginger cookies.

Chef Dipika holds monthly ‘Healthy Eating’ & ‘Indian’ cookery classes at Kitchen Kitchen. To reserve your spot go to or call (760)773-9464. You can also create this holistic experience in the comfort of your own home by booking private tutorials which are an educational, fun and an unforgettable experience. To enjoy this life experience, go to or contact Dipika at Special guest Cindy Karls is also a health and nutrition coach with an expertise in weight loss and empowering her clients to make life-long changes through nutrition. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact Cindy at

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