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12 January, 2018

Patishapta Pithey : Bengali crepe with coconut cream filling for Sankranti

Patishapta Pithey : Bengali crepe with coconut cream filling for Sankranti
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There  are  some  foods  that  transport  me  to  another  time  instantly.  Pithey  is  one  such.  I  remember  my  mum  sitting  on  a  low  stool  in  the  kitchen  and  making  these  lovely  crepes  for  hours  together.  The  month  of  January  would   be  middle  of  winter  with  a  chill  in  the  air.  ‘Komor  ta  dhore  geche’,  she  would 
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6 January, 2018

Haldi doodh: Turmeric milk a.k.a Moonmilk. DF option

Haldi doodh: Turmeric milk a.k.a Moonmilk. DF option
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Wishing  you  all  a  fantastic  new  year  friends. Hope  you  all  had  a  great  Christmas,  fun  with  family  and  dear  ones  and   enjoyed  all  the  delicious,  decadent  food.  Speaking  of  food,  I  immersed  myself  in  everything  sweet,  chocolatey  and  buttery….  You  know  what  I  mean. In  this  new  month  I  am  looking  forward  to  healthier 
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6 October, 2017

Milk Peda: Fudge. 5 Ingredients and ready in 5 minutes.

Milk Peda: Fudge. 5 Ingredients and ready in 5 minutes.
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There  is  no  denying  that  at  times  we all  look  for  the  fastest,  easiest,  no  fuss  recipe.  Be  it  a  dessert  or  a  main  course.  And  why  not?  Life  is  busy.  Work,  family,  kids  activities,  sometimes  elderly  parents,  community  commitments  I  could  go  on  and  on. Festivals  needs  sweets,  period.  The  more  decadent  the  better. 
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22 September, 2017

Squash mini tarts with fresh fruit topping. Vegan

Squash mini tarts with fresh fruit topping. Vegan
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Can  I  call  myself  a  baker?  I  was  pondering  this  question  for  a  bit.  I  have  never  done  cakes,  Madelines,  Pavlovas  and  all  the  other  lovely  stuff.  I  am  always  looking  out  for  desserts  that  take  minimum  effort. With  abundant  of  Squashes  and  Pumpkins  in  the  stores,  I  decided   a  to  bake  a  Tart.
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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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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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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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11 June, 2017

Skinned black beans and almond milk popsicles. GF. VG option

Skinned black beans and almond milk popsicles.  GF. VG option
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Picnics  and  popsicles  can’t  stay   far apart.  With  a  short  summer  as  is  in  the  prairies,  picnics  and  barbecues  are  quite  common. Badam  Doodh  or  milk  with  nuts  and   spices  are  quite  common  in  India,  both  as  a  hot  beverage  as  well  as  cold.  Flavoured  with  saffron,  cardamom,  rose  petals,  textured   with
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19 May, 2017

Prickly pear and raspberry smoothie. VG

Prickly pear and raspberry smoothie. VG
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Prickly  pear  smoothie?  I  mean  weren’t  anything  else  available  or  was  I  stuck  in  the  hinterland  of  Arizona?  Nope,  Neither. I  like  trying  out  new  fruits,  unknown  vegetables  in  the  grocery  store.  These  curious  fruits  with  bright  spiny  exterior  caught  my  attention  for  a  while.  It  was  only  after  I  watched  several  you  tube  videos
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