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25 April, 2017

Chia seed pudding with plum compote. VG

Chia seed pudding with plum compote. VG
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Remember  the  saying  ” Don’t  judge  a  book  by  its  cover?”  It  can’t  be  more  true  than  in  case  of  Chia  seeds.  Who  knew  that  these  innocuous  looking  seeds   were  a  powerhouse  of  nutrients ?  No  wonder  they  are  being  called   “Superfood”. Native  to  Mexico  and  Guatemala,  these  seeds  are  from  the  plant
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1 April, 2017

Vegan meringue nests with fruit and chocolate eggs

Vegan meringue nests with fruit and chocolate eggs
Comments : 4 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Internet  is  full  of  new  ideas.  Sitting  in  the  comfort  of  our  home,  the  whole  world  opens  up  in  front  of  our  eyes. Aquafaba  has  been  popping  up  for  sometime  now.  The  Chatelaine  magazine  had  a  beautiful  front  cover  on  ‘Meringue  kisses’,  last  year.  I  had  my  eyes  on  them  and  wanted  to  give  them
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30 March, 2017

Dabeli : Spicy potato and peanuts slider

Dabeli : Spicy potato and peanuts slider
Comments : 4 Posted in : Recipes, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches on by : Ratna
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For  those  that  frequent  my  blog,  are  familiar  with  my  unconditional  love  affair  with  Indian  street  food,  I  would  like  to  introduce  you  to  this  one  of  a  kind  of  Burger.  There  is  something  about  this  exact   titration  of  the  sweet,  sour,  salty  and  hot  that  calls  my  name.  This  is  my  “Umami”. Across
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18 March, 2017

Besan, bajre ki waffles : Chickpea flour, green millet savoury waffles. Gluten free.

Besan, bajre ki waffles : Chickpea flour, green millet savoury waffles. Gluten free.
Comments : 2 Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains, Recipes on by : Ratna
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The  word   ‘ Waffles’  conjures  a  picture  of  a  plate  piled  high  with  these  beauties  ,  topped  with  cream,  some  berries  and  honey  dripping  down  the  corners.  Breakfast  is  served.  All  is  well  unless  there  are  family  members  or  friends  that  have  dietary  restrictions. That  is  when  the  idea  of  savoury  variety  comes  handy.
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12 March, 2017

Imli ki mithi chutney : Sweet tamarind chutney; Gluten free

Imli ki mithi chutney : Sweet tamarind chutney; Gluten free
Comments : 6 Posted in : Chutneys & Relishes, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Condiments,  dips  and  chutneys  are   like  the  supporting  actors  or  actresses.  On  their  own  they  are   plain,  but  they  prop   up the  main  actors  and  together  elevate  them  to  a  new  level  or  in  this  case  the  dish.   Sweet,  hot,  or  nutty,   the  choices  are  many.   Pair  it  with
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4 March, 2017

Kiwi, peas almond smoothie. DF option

Kiwi, peas almond smoothie. DF option
Comments : 4 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna
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There  is  no  denying  that  in  today’s  busy  world  smoothies  have  become  an  ideal  snack  or  meal-on-the-go.  With  the  daily  time-crunch  we  need  more food  that  is  nutritious,  easy  to  carry,  faster  to  inhale   consume.  Smoothies  are  here  to  stay. The  flavour  permutations  and  combinations  are  endless:   fruit,  nuts  or  nut  butter,  yoghurt  or
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24 February, 2017

Dahi chura : Yoghurt and flattened rice bowl; Gluten free.

Dahi chura : Yoghurt and flattened rice bowl; Gluten free.
Comments : 4 Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks, Recipes on by : Ratna
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The  world  of  Instagram  is  full  of  delicious  pictures.  I  am  being  drawn  towards  food  in  a  bowl.  The  varieties  are  mind  boggling.  Be  it  salad  or  smoothie   bowls,  the  choices  frankly  are  too  many.  It  almost  feels  like  an  artist’s  palette.   The  combination  of  colours,  the  selection  of  ingredients  are  done  keeping
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18 February, 2017

Maple taffy ; Snow day activity with kids

Maple taffy ; Snow day activity with kids
Comments : 8 Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks, Recipes on by : Ratna
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When  the  winter  is  so  long  and  harsh,  there  is  no  way  but  to  adapt  to  the  surroundings.  Staying  indoors  only  leads  to  cabin  fever. If  you  are  like  me,  brought  up  in  a  no  snow  place,  it  doesn’t  come  easy.  I  always  prefer  the  spot  by  the  window  of  a  warm  room  to  gaze
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13 February, 2017

Cashew Pista roll; Gluten free, Dairy free

Cashew Pista roll; Gluten free, Dairy free
Comments : 4 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna
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  February  is  such  a  dreary  month  here.  Buried  under  deep  snow  with  temperatures  plummeting  to  about  twenty  below celsius  and  daylight  is  still  rationed.  It  is  dark  both  going  to  as  well  as  coming  back  from  work.  The  lack  of  sunlight  actually  gives  rise  to  ‘winter  blues’  also  known  as  ”  Seasonal  affective  disorder’,
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