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14 September, 2017

Cumin flavoured Almond flour tart with Zucchini filling. Gluten free

Cumin flavoured Almond flour tart with Zucchini filling. Gluten free
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It  is  almost  a  Zucchini  exchange  here  friends.  I  cooked  my  share  of  curries,  included  them  in  salads.  When  the  Zucchinis  still  kept  coming  from  friends  and  coworkers,  I  had  to  look  for  new  ways  with  Zucchinis. I  found  a  simple  gluten  free  tart  crust  recipe  here.  I  modified  it  a  bit  by  switching  the
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8 September, 2017

White chocolate dipped Apricots. Healthy treat for School

White chocolate dipped Apricots. Healthy treat for School
Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks on by : Ratna

Planning  a  lunch  box  treat  for  kids  can  be  challenging.  It  has  to  be  healthy,  yummy,  easy  to  assemble,   keeping  in  mind  any  dietary  restrictions.   Repetition  won’t  go  well.  The  menu  may  need  a  change  depending  on  what  the  popular  TV  character’s  latest  preference  is  or  even  the  content  of  a  friend’s  lunch
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31 August, 2017

Red Lentil and Rice Khichri for a weeknight supper: Gluten free

Red Lentil and Rice Khichri for a weeknight supper: Gluten free
Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains, Main Courses & Sides on by : Ratna
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Like  it  or  not,  August  is  coming  to  an  end.   The  summer  holidays  will soon  be  done.  The  stores  have  been  advertising  ‘back  to  school’  shopping  for  some time  now. Looking  back  to  when  my  children  were  younger,  this  is  such a  busy  time.  The  last  thing  you  worry  about  is  the  weeknight  supper.
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16 August, 2017

Grilled nectarines with maple syrup, mint and chaat masala

Grilled nectarines with maple syrup, mint and chaat masala
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August  is  such  a  bittersweet  month.  All  the  beautiful  fruits  are  ready  to  be  enjoyed,  the  veggies  are  ready  to  harvest,  children  are  still  on  summer  holidays,  days  are  long…. It  is  also  a  time  when  the  leaves  start  to  change  colour.  The  single  digit  temperatures  reminding  us  of  times  to  come. Coming  back  to
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12 August, 2017

Food photography workshop and Yoga retreat in Kerala, India

Food photography workshop and Yoga retreat in Kerala, India
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Imagine  rain  outside,  a  hot  cup  of  filter  coffee  and  a  bunch  of  foodies  together.  Now  add  an  idyllic  setting  with  traditional  architecture,  excellent  service  and  oh-so  delicious  food.  I  recently  spent  a  few  days  at  the  Kumarakom   luxury  resort  in  god’s  own  country,  Kerala,  India. I  have  always  loved  light  airy  photographs,  until
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30 July, 2017

Sil Patta: Indian grinding stone. A step backward?

Sil Patta: Indian grinding stone. A step backward?
Comments : 3 Posted in : Gadgets, Kitchen on by : Ratna

Moving  forward  has  always  been  the  trend,  and  now  is  no different,  but  does  that  mean  we  forget  the  past? Our  lives  are  always  on  ” full  speed  ahead ”  mode.  We  need equipment  that  help  us  to  do  more  things  in  less  time.  Bulk production  with  multi  tasking  has  become  the  norm  and  I
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1 July, 2017

Grilled corn with 3 different dressings.

Grilled corn with 3 different dressings.
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There  is  something  about  the  monsoon  and  grilled  corn.  The  gentle  crackle  of  the  open  fire  on  which  the  road  side  vendor  constantly  rotates  the  cobs,  the  popping  of  the  corn,  the  ears  from  the  corn  piled  high  in  the  rickety  garbage  bag  set  on  a  corner  is  a  telltale  sign  of  monsoon  in  India.
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23 June, 2017

Dabeli masala : Dabeli spice mix : Gluten free

Dabeli masala : Dabeli spice mix : Gluten free
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Summer  is  here.   Days  are  long,  flowers  are  in  bloom,  the  green  grass  feels  like  a  cushion  under  the  feet.  The  school  holiday  starts  in  one  week.  Imagine  the  excitement!  Things  to  do,  places  to  visit.  Above  all  the  food  to  eat.  Picnics,  Barbecues,  Ice  cream  and  so  much  more. I  have  shared  a
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17 June, 2017

Linzer cookies for Canada day

Linzer cookies for Canada day
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Oh,  you  have  no  idea  how  excited  I  am.   Linzer  cookies  and  I  go  a  long,  long  way.  It  feels  like  yesterday  though.  ‘Will  you  lick  the  jam  first  or  bite  into  it?’  Us  sisters  as  young  girls,  carefree,  innocent,  bubbly  gathered  around  this  beautiful  biscuit  box  with  cherub  faces  painted  on  the  outside
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