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Healthy Option: Aloo Tikki Chaat

A couple of years ago when I started feeling really sluggish,tired and overweight my plan of healthy eating kicked in, not only for me but for the whole family. Since then I seldom make fried foods or use excess oil, majority of my cooking is made with a low calorie spray or very little oil.… Continue reading Healthy Option: Aloo Tikki Chaat

Baking · Eggless · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Snacks · Uncategorized

Gujarati Style Carrot and Courgette Muffins

In the past few weeks I have been utilising a lot of vegetables and fruit in baking sweet or savoury treats. This time it’s a savoury treat to tantalize your taste buds with use of spices found in two traditional gujarati delicacies.  My fridge was full of yummy courgettes and carrots as I am introducing… Continue reading Gujarati Style Carrot and Courgette Muffins

East meets West Fusion · Eggless · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Snacks · Uncategorized

Happy Navratri – Cranberry, Pistachio and Coconut Balls

Today marks the start of our dance festival Navratri which lasts for nine days. I am full of excitement and joy as I get to dance the night away, I’ve always loved dancing and this is a great opportunity. As it’s the first day I made this recipe to offer as prashad to our god… Continue reading Happy Navratri – Cranberry, Pistachio and Coconut Balls

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Spiced pumpkin and apple muffins

It seems like I’m on a roll with baking muffins recently, to be honest it’s the autumnal weather. Whenever I hear or see the word Autumn my brain overloads with all the fruits, veg and spices associated with this season such as pumpkins, blackberries, cinnamon,cloves, oranges, apples and list goes on,mind you a few of them… Continue reading Spiced pumpkin and apple muffins

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Fresh Fig and Apricot Muffins

Until a few days ago I disliked Figs purely due to a bad experience a few years ago when I consumed dried figs, however, my husband loves figs and tends to eat them on their own or in porridge.  I purchased these gorgeous figs in my regular shop and took the chance to try fresh figs. One… Continue reading Fresh Fig and Apricot Muffins

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Lime and ginger black rice with pan fried asparagus and fresh apricots.

Whilst shopping in my local health food store I came across a packet of black rice which I found quite interesting. Previously I have tried wild rice so I assumed the taste will be similar. When I cooked the rice I was really impressed with its colour, taste and texture, it has a natural rich… Continue reading Lime and ginger black rice with pan fried asparagus and fresh apricots.

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Cookie fun- Chocolate Bean Cookies

On Saturday I took my son with me to the cake and bake show and his best part was to decorate a cookie and eat it of course. We went round a few stalls and made a few purchases one of my favourites was the Billington’s hut where I got to taste different types of sugars… Continue reading Cookie fun- Chocolate Bean Cookies