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December 17, 2017
Love Life & Gluten Free: Activated Buckwheat Brownie Mix 400g

  Who would deny baking isn’t therapeutic? The mere mental & physical act of shifting flour, cracking eggs, mixing a bit of sweetness whisking and finally tossing them into the oven to see the magic happening. The pleasure of converting raw ingredients from ones pantry into a delicate after dinner fare is simply irresistible. Now I often wonder would I ever derive the same pleasure in using premixes. I sometimes find myself in situations when I am time bound &…

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Pies and Tarts snacks treat.

Vegetarian sausage roll

December 11, 2017
vegetarian sasuage rolls .As we are gearing up for the biggest party season of the year, these vegetarian sausage rolls are just few things we can count in.

Vegetarian sausage roll definitely sounds intriguing… These days it is quite common to get hold of meat looking patties and sausages in the supermarket and they are 100% vegetarian. My boys are a big fan of these nibbles ( particularly meat based sausages ) and I do make them often using with high quality meat as I do have reservations for processed food. Now this recipe itself is a derivation of vegetable cutlets that I  make with paneer. Very often,…

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Cooking Mushrooms Prawn salad

Soba noodles with prawns

November 26, 2017
soba noodles with prawn

I often wonder what kind of dinner served on the family dinner table would not cause the brows of the boys to be furred up and dinner would proceed with the minimum of fuss and twitching and complaining about one another. Being a mum to two fussy eaters is quite a job in itself.  Now this soba noodles with prawns has made its way to the good books of the boys & when this is served our dinner table conversation goes down to…

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ODIA FOOD snacks

Coconut fritters or Nadia bara

November 16, 2017
Nadia Bara or fritters with few ingredients put together

Does fritters with coconuts in them sound a tad different? Coming from a coastal city, where coconuts grow in abundance, this recipe shouldn’t be a surprise coming from my kitchen.It has been a while since I have shared any recipe from my home state. It is not that I do not like cooking our traditional food & not that I am unfamiliar with it, but every time I cook something traditional and something bespoke from my home town I feel…

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Bars Bread cakes and cookies My favorite treat. treats

Clients work – Bakery products shoot

November 7, 2017

I can hardly believe it when I look at my calendar and wondering amazement where did time fly? Time seems to be in a mad rush to get somewhere fast and perhaps left me behind on a forgotten lane or at least thats how I feel when I realise I am already in November.   Last month was crazy for me both on a personal and professional sphere & like they say when you are having fun you stop to realize…

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Featured salad

Mango Jalapeno salad

October 30, 2017
Seasonal juicy mango tossed with veggies and jalapeno dressing. This mango jalapeño salad Light, refreshing and zesty salad ideal for summer entertaining.

Seasonal juicy mango tossed with veggies and jalapeno dresssing. This Mango jalapeño salad is  Light, refreshing and zesty salad ideal for summer entertaining. I know it’s spring when the  warmer sun and bewitching scent of new blooms in my garden starts to lure me. Our garden just comes alive from a dead patch. A narrow strip in front of my house and our veggie patch in our backyard thrives as we march towards summer. Apart from blooms that are show stealer,…

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Bars dessert My favorite pistachious treats

Pineapple Coconut Barfi / Fudge

October 17, 2017
Pineapple and Coconut Barfi

This Pineapple coconut  barfi was one of those Ah ha!! That eureka moments for me when I sliced a small piece for myself after my two boys finger licked their share. The ‘ber months always make me feel nostalgic.. They remind me of the lanes I left behind in my rush to keep moving & grow up quickly but somehow every year these few months drag me back, heel foot and head to those forgotten misty lanes. The temperatures dip slightly in…

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chocolate dessert Eggs

Baked spelt doughnuts

October 16, 2017
Spelt baked doughnut

This  Baked spelt doughnuts were just perfect for my hungry boys as an after school treat. I have used spelt flour instead of regular flour so they were bit dense but certainly tasty. Now with the beginning of last quarter and the pace as we head towards the end of year, it reminds me of my goals that I had chalked at the beginning of the year. We all go through these cycles but as we get closer to our…

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Chicken salad

Spring Salads

September 30, 2017

 An Ode to Spring- From the wafting fragrance of primroses To the delicate dewdrops that adorn the grass blades The wild mating calls of the Kookaburras & the early morning mist that delicately caresses my cheeks Wake me up from my winter slumber & remind me that all around me The world is being reborn again. As the days grow longer and my shadows shorter My dreams take on their flights of fancy Leaving behind my doubts, erasing them forever.…

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Strawberry Ricotta tart

September 22, 2017
Strawberry Ricotta tart

This strawberry ricotta tart  is just amazing and teaming up with the seasonal sweet berries with soft fresh ricotta is just the perfect combination for the season. Just like a match made in heaven. Tart, sweet & sinfully delicious, almost ambrosial. A fantastic tart recipe adapted from Donna Hay. Hey beautiful readers, I know I am not the only one when I say spring is my favourite season. It is the season of a fresh new beginning, the season for love and the season…

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Strawberry rhubarb Lattice pie

September 14, 2017
This strawberry rhubarb lattice pie is a fail proof pastry crust recipe from Donna hay with almond meal definitely makes this recipe a must try.

 Winter seem to be playing hide and seek at the moment and with a beautiful season unfolding, seasonal produce  such as Strawberries have stormed the market.Honestly what would be the best thing to do is to make the most of out it. My boys love it and they are simply happy to enjoy it in its pristine state.Last couple of weeks we have been having it regularly in our porridge, smoothies. I know that baking with strawberries  would be even…

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cakes dessert Eggs My favorite orange treat.

Blood Orange almond cake

September 8, 2017
if you are looking for a mess free baking, then this is blood orange almond cake recipe is for you and of course is a great crowd pleaser too.

This blood orange almond cake recipe is definitely a keepsake. What I love about this beautiful delicious cake is that the whole orange including the peel is puréed and mixed into the batter and not just the orange, incorporating shredded carrots makes it even more enticing. So let's take a peek into the blood orange almond cake recipe and believe me if you are looking for a mess free baking, then this is the recipe is for you and of…

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Anjeer barfi

August 29, 2017
Anjeer barfi a sugar free dessert using dried figs loaded nuts, flavoured with rose water, I can't stop myself from snacking on it.

I often make this Anjeer  barfi for special occasions and its  absolutely delicious. With no added sugar and loaded with nuts and mildly flavoured with rose water, I can't stop myself from snacking on this delicious Anjeer barfi.... and I am sure its hard for you to resist too... Every now and then I have to remind myself to remember that goals are important and these milestones along ones journey remind you how far you have come & goads you…

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Tarts

No-bake Walnut tart

August 17, 2017
No -bake walnut tart

 I have had a passionate interest in eating and learning about food ever since I was little. The kitchen was the hallowed space that I was often drawn into without any body’s coaxing or cajoling. As a teenager, I immersed myself in learning the intricacies of food & the mysteries it had to offer that made royalty of ordinary people. I kept scrapbooks of recipes and articles that inspired me. I used to spend my holidays in baking and enjoying…

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Chicken Curries Mushrooms

Chicken Strogonoff

July 31, 2017
Chicken Strogonoff

In less than 20 minutes, a fancy looking creamy dinner is all set to impress your family. Chicken Strogonoff with mushroom is absolutely delicious. “It is not the destination where you end up but the memories you create along the way” These days who would deny that life has become more worse than rat race… The constant humdrum needs a break, we all need a down time, take some time off to rejuvenate and re energise yourself. So we decided…

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Cacao brownies

July 18, 2017
A delicious, healthy and flourless cacao brownie that melts in your mouth and gives you a tingling sensation with a hint of chilli

A delicious, healthy and flourless cacao brownies that melts in your mouth and gives you a tingling sensation with a hint of chilli. It is mid-July already - things are moving fast yeah!!! It’s as if the calendar is on a high dose caffeine fix and is yearning to be somewhere and so is in this mad rush. What's interesting though is in the midst of peak winter we lucky ones in the Southern hemisphere get to celebrate a special “Christmas”…

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beetroot Pies and Tarts Soup Tarts

Beetroot and ricotta tart using LSA

June 30, 2017
Beetroot and Ricotta tart using LSA

 Now this beetroot and ricotta tart was raised up a notch when I decided to swap the regular plain flour for the pastry with LSA Reminiscing about my past and childhood was perhaps a preordained conniver of nature to make me think about beetroots. When I think back about my childhood I often remember the humble beetroot. The thinly sliced root was regularly part of our Salads that we would savour during its peak season. These rather bold bulbs were carefully…

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Caramel mud cake with salted caramel sauce

June 21, 2017

  Honestly nothing occurs to my mind that would fill the gap between these beautiful pictures. I had asked my other half to pen down a poem about his favourite drizzle .. Salted caramel sauce.  I am waiting and I am sure it will be filled up in no time. Till then enjoy this cake…. This cake is delicious and finally I got the perfect shape. Now this is the third time using the same batter, the other two cakes were…

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Cooking Featured Mushrooms My favorite

Vegatable tofu noodles

June 15, 2017
Tofu and Vegetables noodle1s

The vegetable tofu noodles is a delicate balance of the protein from tofu combined with the Umami flavours from the Soya sauce to the crunchiness of the thinly sliced vegetables makes for a dish that one remembers for a long long time.   I wonder If I even need to qualify my statement with any facts or figures that .. The world belongs to China and not to mention the multitude of Chinese cuisine.  Growing up in eastern part of India, we…

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Orange cream biscuits

June 7, 2017
orangecreambiscuits

 Orange cream biscuits… Beautiful memories attached those carefree days of childhood, where I would lick all the cream  and eat all the cookies and still not worry about the calories…. I am glad that I baked these delectable biscuits and it will be always my all time favourite.   Honey !!! Haven’t seen you baking biscuits lately …..remarked my other half over the weekend. While gazing at the laptop screen & eagerly sipping the freshly brewed Chai to keep warm.…

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