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19 December, 2019

Easy Saffron-laced Baked Badam Burfi or Almond Fudge (gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar)

Easy Saffron-laced Baked Badam Burfi or Almond Fudge (gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar)
Comments : 4 Posted in : Desserts, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara

This year for Diwali/ Deepavali, I had made a baked version of almond burfi and my friends loved it during a potluck dinner. After a friend asked me for the recipe recently, I finally made it again to finally document the recipe and share it. It is almost Christmas now, so there is more opportunity
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1 January, 2019

Homemade Orange Flavored Dark Chocolate

Homemade Orange Flavored Dark Chocolate
Posted in : Desserts on by : apsara
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My customary post for the New Year! Do you want to make chocolate that is soft, yet does not melt outside the fridge? Yes, it’s possible and is easy too! With fair-trade ingredients, this is the best way to enjoy chocolate without burning a hole in your pocket 😉 This is a cross between a
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5 November, 2018

Quick and Easy Moong Dal Laddu (gluten-free, low glycemic)

Quick and Easy Moong Dal Laddu (gluten-free, low glycemic)
Posted in : Desserts, Indian sweets on by : apsara
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Happy Deepavali/ Diwali!! I’m here again with a new Diwali sweet to celebrate the festival of lights this year. Mung dal or lentil needs no introduction. It is widely used in various dishes in India and desserts make no exception.  This year, I wanted to make a really quick gluten-free sweet and settled on a
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19 September, 2018

Roasted, Curried Spaghetti Squash or Upma

Roasted, Curried Spaghetti Squash or Upma
Comments : 4 Posted in : Gluten free baking, Main course, snack on by : apsara
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Talk about spaghetti squash in the summer!  I have been making this incredibly easy and simple snack/ meal in my home for a year now, and have had multiple friends ask for the recipe.  I  finally got down to posting the recipe today! Make this for your kids while we get this wonderful vegetable and
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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 : 12 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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