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Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

A valentines re-run, originally published 2/10/2010 One of my favorite things to make during the holidays are marshmallows.  This year, I was busy taking care of a newborn and didn’t have time to indulge my candy-making yen. I thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s day version.  These fluffy candy hearts are a great alternative to those store-bought message candies we’ve all gro…

Wheat berry Indian risotto

Wheat berry Indian risotto

Indian style risotto made using wheat berries. Get the Recipe: Wheat berry Indian risotto

Coffee cupcakes

Coffee cupcakes

Moist and delicious egg-less coffee cupcakes topped with easiest coffee butter-cream frosting ever! Get the Recipe: Coffee cupcakes

Mango and apple smoothie

Mango and apple smoothie

A energy booster that tastes better than any dessert that you can ever imagine!! (with chia seeds) Get the Recipe: Mango and apple smoothie

Comforting Barley Soup

Comforting Barley Soup

Hot bowl of vegetable barley soup to beat this cold weather! Get the Recipe: Comforting Barley Soup

Achari Bhindi

Achari Bhindi

Achari Bhindi is okra cooked with ‘achari’ (pickling) spices. Simple yet satisfying. It has been a must addition to our occasional take-away menu. This is my attempt to recreate it at home, using the pickling spices, adding not too much oil. Get the Recipe: Achari Bhindi

Pecan Hazelnut Fudge Energy Bites

Pecan Hazelnut Fudge Energy Bites

Very delicious no-bake fudge bites. Absolutely easy to make, energizing, and not so easy to put down. Once you eat one…well…make it and you will find out! From the original site: While I am plugging away trying to make Sweet n’ Savory Life the absolute best that it can be, I wanted to share with you another recipe for truffles, bites, whatever you want to call them. Remember last time I couldn’t s…

Spring Onion Paneer Paratha

Spring Onion Paneer Paratha

It was again, my daughter who prompted me to buy spring onion at the Asian store. Her insistence has nearly always lead to diverse, yet homely meals:) I had bought some paneer (Indian cottage cheese) too during that visit.I am not a habitual paratha maker. I have had to learn certain key aspects by trial and many errors! I would like to share with you all a few things I have learnt along the process. Get the Recip…

Top cupcakes with fondant (valentine's version)

Top cupcakes with fondant (valentine’s version)

Many people are intimidated by fondant, but it’s really not that hard to make really lovely cupcakes with fondant and a few simple techniques.  Hello Naomi did this great tutorial on making these simple cupcake toppers, perfect for valentine’s day.  The technique could of course be used for all sorts of occasions– you’re only limited by your cookie cutters and your imaginati…

Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup is a comforting, flavorful and fast weeknight dinner. Top with tortilla strips, cilantro and avocado! Get the Recipe: Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

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