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11 May, 2017

Resolving The Cooking Oil Dilemma (Which oils should I use?)

Resolving The Cooking Oil Dilemma (Which oils should I use?)
Comments : 10 Posted in : Hot Topics on Health, Tips to make daily food healthy, Uncategorized on by : apsara
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I have had the cooking oil dilemma for a long time; this is not the first time I have been writing about it. I thought I had found an answer 3 years ago, but since then I have been learning a lot more about this issue:  what is the best oil to use for various
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10 March, 2017

Why You Would Want To, And How To Make Kajal At Home

Why You Would Want To, And How To Make Kajal At Home
Posted in : Ideas For Non-Toxic Living on by : apsara
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What Is Kajal Or Kohl? Kajal or Kohl (or KaNmai in Tamil) is a popular cosmetic used to line the eyes, especially in Indian and Middle Eastern cultures. It is applied inside the lower eyelashes.  I grew up loving this cosmetic. It really highlights the eyes. Women in my family as in many others have
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3 March, 2017

Homemade Whipped Body Butter/ Lotion

Homemade Whipped Body Butter/ Lotion
Comments : 6 Posted in : Ideas For Non-Toxic Living on by : apsara
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Ok, I know I’ve taken a very long break from blogging. It was time to give it some love! I have been making new things in the kitchen, but just have not taken the time to document them, take pictures and create a new post.  Lots of fun-filled DIY projects. Yes, it is a great
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16 December, 2016

Easy Peasy Lemon Cookies

Easy Peasy Lemon Cookies
Comments : 7 Posted in : Desserts, Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking on by : apsara
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Yay, it is December, and I’m finally posting a cookie recipe that fits the festive mood! The lemon cookies that I have made are so simple to make and have no gluten, and have no oil or refined sugar either. And it can be made in under 30 minutes! We had a friend over for
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27 October, 2016

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun (gluten-free, vegan)

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun (gluten-free, vegan)
Comments : 10 Posted in : Desserts, Indian sweets on by : apsara
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Happy Diwali/ Deepavali!!! One of the advantages of being a food blogger is that one will always get inspired to try new things in the kitchen. Yes. Having connected with other food bloggers, it is hard to just sit there and watch as your friends are posting new recipes for Diwali. With three days to
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21 October, 2016

Vegan Cooking Substitutes- Easy and Effective Tips By Mandy

Vegan Cooking Substitutes- Easy and Effective Tips By Mandy
Comments : 11 Posted in : Guest Posts, Hot Topics on Health, Tips to make daily food healthy on by : apsara
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Gosh, it has been a while since I wrote a post. (again!)  While I gather some stuff and work on a recipe, here is a guest post by Mandy Wang, a health blogger at I Keep Healthy. A traditional Chinese medicine doctor by training, she shares her recipes and home remedies in her website. Some of
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29 September, 2016

Two Ways To Make Sprouted Black Eyed Beans Sundal

Two Ways To Make Sprouted Black Eyed Beans Sundal
Comments : 7 Posted in : Appetizer, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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The Indian festival of Navaratri is here! I regularly make sprouted black eyed bean sundal during this time. Here is the way to prepare a sweet and a savory version of this protein-rich snack: Black eyed peas are one of the easiest beans to soak and sprout, next to mung beans. If you can get
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27 September, 2016

Catching ‘Em Young! A Kids’ Cooking Workshop

Catching ‘Em Young! A Kids’ Cooking Workshop
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Last weekend, I had a great opportunity to bring two of my passions in life- teaching and cooking together in one place. A few months ago I met Nisha Bansal, an ayurvedic practitioner at Exhale With Hope, our local wellness center. Nisha conducts workshops to spread awareness about Ayurveda and nutrition. She had planned a
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