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How to Make Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt is a staple around our house – vanilla yogurt is one of the picky child’s favorite foods, and I’m a big fan of thick and creamy plain Greek yogurt. Yogurt is one of those foods that’s quite easy to make at home, but rarely attempted.  You don’t need a yogurt maker (although I think […]

Chickpea flour bread

A wonderful bread made with chickpea flour, high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Perfect for vegan and vegetarian diets! You’ll love it! Get the Recipe: Chickpea flour bread

Farinata (Genoese Socca)

Farinata (Genoese Socca) is a delicious gluten-free and dairy-free focaccia, high in protein, perfect for vegetarian and vegan diets. ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS! Get the Recipe: Farinata (Genoese Socca)

Granola Bars

Granola Bars are nothing but Granola cut into different shapes, so that one can enjoy them during any given time of the day. Granola Bars are the powerhouse of energy that’s why it is preferred by those who are hiking, trekking or camping because it is lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store though […]

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How to make Homemade Almond Butter (Recipes & Variations)

Making your own nut butters is really so fun and easy, I don’t know why I ever buy the storebought stuff.  Make your own, then you can eat it, and use it in other recipes!  And there are tons of ways to mix it up, too… read on. Here’s a recipe from Chockohlawtay on how to make your […]

How to make coconut whipped cream
How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Did you know you can make whipped cream out of coconut milk? This is such a neat idea for berries and cream or anything else that you’d like a tropical feeling whipped cream out of. Plus great if you have vegan or lactose intolerant friends. I found a couple of different techniques online, but mostly […]

Chocolate Cranberry and Walnut Focaccia

Focaccia is a simple oven baked Italian bread, with or without numerous toppings. I have never quite made an attempt at baking one because I presumed breads like this are meant only for expert bakers! Well, I learnt that my preconceived notion about this bread is not quite true. Though, I must admit it’s a […]

Watermelon Granita

A must have on hot summer afternoons or evenings, just sit back, relax and enjoy the cool, melt-in-your-mouth granita. From the original site: When I first heard about granita (that was like 2-3 years back…don’t judge me I m still learning about the popular trends in the food world), I was instantly fascinated by it’s […]

Ancient Omelette with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

This is a recipe which survived almost 2000 years. It’s a lovely herbal omelette with asparagus and subtle hints of wine and olive oil. It’s not only ancient but also very healthy, with the addition of the asparagus and the aromatic herbs. This dish is perfect for breakfast or for a light vegetarian lunch. From […]

Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro is a traditional Florentine tomato and bread dish, half-way between a soup and a porridge. Its robust flavor is perfect to pair with a glass of red wine. Also, this dish is easy and quick to prepare, and is an excellent way to use up leftover stale bread. If you don’t have […]

Cheese and Seaweed Scones

Seaweed is so healthy, full of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. When added to food, it delivers a delicious salty note. I added some Irish seaweed, dillisk to some homemade scones, along with some cheese and sesame seeds. They are so tasty and easy to make too.

Croissants you can conquer

This recipe stems from Julia Child’s traditional Croissants and Pain au Chocolat recipe. It might seem a bit daunting at first, but you realise that’s because each step is really detailed out, to help walk you through the entire process. It makes something so complicated and challenging quite a cakewalk. And you’re sure to feel […]

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Raw Kale Salad with Avocado and Blood Orange

Sometimes you need to just rely on your judgment instead of a written recipe, don’t you agree? In fact, the name of this recipe pretty much tells you all you need to know. Go ahead…step outside your comfort zone. Try it! From the original site: I had a ripe avocado and a blood orange just […]

Vegan Filipino Eggplant Omelette

Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette is made by frying eggplants dipped in egg batter. Many Filipinos love it because it’s tasty and convenient to cook, especially if they’re on a budget. Originally, Tortang Talong consists of eggplants and eggs. To veganize it, I replaced the eggs with a mixture that has squash, specifically, kabocha squash. […]

Squash Yogurt Soup With Panko Crusted Chicken

An Asian inspired Squash yogurt based soup served with Panko fried chicken. From the original site: This week’s soup was inspired by Marc Matsumoto of [No Recipes]. Not only are his recipes easy to prepare and delicious but his skills with the camera make his blog an alluring treat. His most recent post on the […]

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Apple Kheer

I had a huge bag of red gala apples staring at me saying “use me soon”. Several thoughts flipped through my head on what to do with them but I kept going back to one of my favorite desserts as a kid. Okay, so it even passed off for breakfast one several occasions. I love […]

Mango Jicama Salad.

This is hands down one of my favorite warm weather dishes. Whether you serve it on the side or just enjoy it as a snack, it’s so fresh and delicious! This mango jicama salad is not only healthy but very filling and the cayenne pepper kicks up the flavor and adds a little spice. Plus, […]

Toad Skin Melon and Stone Fruit Salad

A refreshing fruit salad with a lime jalapeño honey drizzle kick. From the original site: Hey! Look at that. I made you a salad. It’s a toad skin and stone salad to be prescise. Not a real toad, silly. The melon skin resembles toad skin. Not real stones, goofy. That’s what you call fruit with […]

Ragi and Banana Muffin

This is a simple muffin modified from banana muffin. My first experience with muffins was when we were in UK, it my earlier days there. After a tired long day walk in a big shopping mall (Oracle), we went and sat down for some coffee in bb’s, I think I remember the name right. My […]

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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

This is a delicious recipe for those of us with a pension towards the orange chocolate combo. These are made with melted chocolate, orange zest and bits of orange flavored chocolate. The frosting on them is smooth, sweet and delicious with a bit of twang. From the original site: I was caught between Chocolate Orange […]

Poached Pear in Spicy Mango Nectar

Classy Poached Pear in Spicy Mango Nectar served with home made Mango Ice Cream From the original site: Everyone in my family simply loves mangoes. I remember we had a big mango tree back home and my mom used to pick fresh mangoes in the morning and make countless recipes with this tender fruits right […]

Curried Pumpkin Soup

I always love to have soup, since it’s the easier and healthier option to includes veggies in your diet. This spicy soup is made with lentils and pumpkin. From the original site: The type of lentils which I have used is moongdhal. In India Moongdhal is generally used for making dhal soup, kootu curry( dry […]

Butternut Squash Lasagna
Butternut Squash Lasagna

We’re taking a couple of days off for the holidays, so we’re running a few old posts from when we first launched back in February! -ed As much as I’d like to take credit for this one, I have to confess that I saw it on TV….  Get Fresh with Sara Snow.  I just love […]

Ruby Red Grapefruit & Ginger Granita

Over at Yummy Supper, check out this delightfully refreshing granita recipe… and be inspired as they travel around the Pacific! Darwin is damned hot – over 100 degrees every day we were there, and this wasn’t even the hot time of year. I needed the satisfaction of making a refreshing treat for my travelin’ clan. […]