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Granola Bars

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 simple Granola can also be enjoyed as a cereal with a glass of milk or coffee but again that can be d…

How to make Homemade Almond Butter (Recipes & Variations)

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 own. Click through to get the recipe: Raw Almond Butter! Quote: So let’s calculate how much cha-ching! …

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 they are the same, just refrigerate the can of coconut milk (full fat) so that the cream separates, and th…

Chocolate Cranberry and Walnut Focaccia

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 kneading nightmare (if that’s a phrase at all), if you are like me and don’t currently own a stand mixer. T…

Watermelon Granita

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 healthy charm and totally impressed by the fuss free method of makin…

Ancient Omelette with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

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 the original site: Today I tried another ancient recipe. This one is from Apicius’ b…

Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

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 any, just slice up a fresh loaf and let it dry in a warm oven. Ingredients: 70 oz ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra virgin oliv…

Cheese and Seaweed Scones

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

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 so proud of yourself at the end. So, if you’ve been…

Raw Kale Salad with Avocado and Blood Orange

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 waiting to be invited to the party. The avocado added a soft richness and the blood orange a bright sweetness. Of course, they b…

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