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6 May, 2016

My Mother’s Mysore Rasam (Spice Mix recipe included)

My Mother’s Mysore Rasam (Spice Mix recipe included)
Comments : 9 Posted in : homemade spice mixes, Main course, side dish, soups and chili on by : apsara
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It has been a couple of weeks since I posted a recipe. I hate when this happens; it is so hard to get back on track again! Well, since Mother’s day is coming up and I take this opportunity to get over the inertia and  post something to celebrate  that occasion. What better way to
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21 April, 2016

Diabetes Friendly Thursdays Anniversary- A Collection of The Best Recipes

Diabetes Friendly Thursdays Anniversary- A Collection of The Best Recipes
Comments : 12 Posted in : Appetizer, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays on by : apsara
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Diabetes Friendly Thursdays completes one year in April. To celebrate the joy and hard work of working on DFT for an year, team DFT is bringing a collection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes from individual contributors. Yes, in the Diabetes Friendly Thursdays venture initiated by Sonal, we have been creating recipes with a cause for a
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10 April, 2016

Fun Chocolate Birthday Cakes (gluten free, vegan, natural icing colors)

Fun Chocolate Birthday Cakes (gluten free, vegan, natural icing colors)
Comments : 9 Posted in : Desserts, eggless cakes, Gluten free baking on by : apsara
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Regular readers of this blog know that I am passionate about avoiding artificial flavors and colors, even in cakes and icing. Many synthetic colors that are used in food are known to have harmful effect on the body, especially in children. Read this article about the dark side of food colors from Food Matters. One
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1 April, 2016

DIY Easy, 3-Ingredient, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent (Lavender)

DIY Easy, 3-Ingredient, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent (Lavender)
Comments : 12 Posted in : Ideas For Non-Toxic Living on by : apsara
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What?!! Soap recipe in a food blog, you ask. But I have to tell you that since I started to follow a healthy lifestyle, I’m constantly trying to eliminate toxic products in my home. That includes what we put on our skin too! After all, toxins from products that we put on our skin DO
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16 March, 2016

Protein packed Edamame Salad with Almond, Hemp & Cilantro Dressing

Protein packed Edamame Salad with Almond, Hemp & Cilantro Dressing
Comments : 19 Posted in : Appetizer, condiments, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays on by : apsara
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Creating Recipes with a Cause! I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT, click here! March is the month of start of Spring and cleansing of house and yards and discarding the old and welcoming the new. Let’s begin the onset of spring with some healthy PROTEIN PACKED Salads! Have you heard of
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13 March, 2016

Cacao powder Giveaway Results!

Cacao powder Giveaway Results!
Comments : 2 Posted in : Uncategorized on by : apsara

Folks, remember the giveaway that I announced last week in my Cranberry Orange Chocolate Bark and extended the date in my Coconut Almond Chocolate bark post? Well, the results are here! And the winners are: Sarah (olso5801) and Kelsea Nixon. Congratulations to both of you!!! I will send you an email to get your address,
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11 March, 2016

Millet Chivda – A Quick Whole-grain Savory Snack and Co-hosting Fiesta Friday #110

Millet Chivda – A Quick Whole-grain Savory Snack and Co-hosting Fiesta Friday #110
Comments : 26 Posted in : snack on by : apsara
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Yay, it’s Friday again! And guess what, it is a special friday for me, because I’m co-hosting Fiesta Fridays for the first time! Have you heard about it yet? Fiesta Fridays is a party started by the super awesome Angie 2 years ago, to bring bloggers together. It is a place where bloggers from all
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7 March, 2016

Coconut Almond Chocolate Bark And Extending The Giveaway Deadline!

Coconut Almond Chocolate Bark And Extending The Giveaway Deadline!
Comments : 12 Posted in : Desserts, Meatless Mondays, snack on by : apsara
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I have been bitten by the chocolate-making bug! After the huge success in making my cranberry orange chocolate bark, I “embarked” on this new flavor! Simple and easy- mixing almond flavor and coconut gives this delicious homemade chocolate. We could never have enough of these! Remember in my cranberry-orange chocolate post last week, I announced
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4 March, 2016

Healthy Cranberry Orange Chocolate Bark, and An Exciting Giveaway!

Healthy Cranberry Orange Chocolate Bark, and An Exciting Giveaway!
Comments : 45 Posted in : Desserts, snack on by : apsara
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I made this wonderful chocolate bark using raw cacao powder, flavored with orange and cranberries. I should tell you, it is one of the easiest things you can make at home- with real ingredients! Making an easy dessert with superfoods- cacao powder, coconut oil and a natural sweetener has never been more rewarding… What is
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29 February, 2016

Homemade Almond Milk Using A Good Blender- Meatless Monday and FF#108

Homemade Almond Milk Using A Good Blender- Meatless Monday and FF#108
Comments : 10 Posted in : Meatless Mondays, sprouting on by : apsara
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There could be many reasons why one might want to try making almond milk or other nut milks at home: 1. Chronic eczema (skin issues) or seasonal allergies that need to be cleared up in the family. Cow’s milk is known to trigger/ aggravate those. 2. After eliminating gluten from diet, one may feel that
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