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1 April, 2017

Vegan meringue nests with fruit and chocolate eggs

Vegan meringue nests with fruit and chocolate eggs
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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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4 March, 2017

Kiwi, peas almond smoothie. DF option

Kiwi, peas almond smoothie. DF option
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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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13 February, 2017

Cashew Pista roll; Gluten free, Dairy free

Cashew Pista roll; Gluten free, Dairy free
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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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12 January, 2017

Chandrapuli with patali gur : moon cake using date palm jaggery

Chandrapuli with patali gur : moon cake using date palm jaggery
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  The  first  harvest  has  a  special  place  in  all  cultures.  Paddy  is  the  most  important  crop  in  most  part  of  India.  Bringing  the  first  crop  home  is  celebrated  with  a  lot  of  fanfare.  Among  other  seasonal  speciality  that  become  available  are  a  jaggery  that  is  made  from   the  sap  of  the  Date  Palm
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2 January, 2017

Komla lebur payesh : Orange pudding

Komla lebur payesh : Orange pudding
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Happy  new  year  friends.  I  feel it  is  only  natural  that  we  start  the  year  with  something  sweet.  Are  you  with  me  on  this? It  is  citrus  season,  and  I’m  going  with  the  oranges.  Growing  up  I  have  so  many  fond  memories  of   winter  food.  Looking  back  the  winters  were  very  mild,  but  we
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31 December, 2016

Aantur : Caring for a new mum: Part 1.

Aantur : Caring for a new mum: Part 1.
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  Rooted  deep  in  the  ancient  Indian  tradition  of  Ayurveda  is  the  need  to  care  for  the  new  mum.  This  phase  is  termed  as  “Aantur”  in my  culture.  This  is  as  important  a  part  as  is  the  prenatal  care  and  childbirth.  In  fact  we  say  “Aantur  tola”,  or ‘ lifting  postpartum’  as  opposed  to  helping
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29 October, 2016

Sandesh: Cheese fudge

Sandesh: Cheese fudge
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  Wish  you  all  a  very  happy  Diwali.  Raise  your  hands  if  you  agree  festivals  and  sweets  are  inseparable.  More  the  merrier,  may  I  add. Sweets  made  from  home  made  cheese  or  Chhena,  is  popular  in  Bengal.  Chhena  mixed  with  sugar  results  in  Sandesh.  Throw  in  different  flavours  like  Rose  water,  Kewra  essence,  mango  or
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9 September, 2016

Apple and Raspberry lattice mini pies

Apple and Raspberry lattice mini pies
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    I  have  been  away  for  a  bit.  Not  that  I  flew  to  a  fancy  destination  or  drove  around  the  country,  but  a  staycation,  as  they  say.  I  had  family  visiting.  Days  were  busy  eating  and  cooking,  cooking  and  eating,  catching  up  with  each  other. Then  when  I  finally  got  my  house  back  and
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28 July, 2016

Caramel ice cream cheesecake

Caramel ice cream cheesecake
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    As  you  know  I  stay  away  from  traditional  baking.  There  is  one  exception  though.  If  the  header  starts  with  phrases  like  No  bake  Cake,  Easy  to  assemble  Tart  and  such,  well   that  is  a  different  story.  You  have  my  undivided  attention. I  am  very  excited  to  share  with  you  that  our  family
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