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30 January, 2016

Easy, NUTricious Cookies (Gluten free, oil free and vegan)

Easy, NUTricious Cookies  (Gluten free, oil free and vegan)
Comments : 13 Posted in : Appetizer, Desserts, Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  Yes! Believe it or not, these soft and chewy gluten-free cookies are super easy to make.  Made with 90% nuts that are activated by soaking- not your conventional method of making a cookie. Read on to find out how these beauties can be made easily in no time (except for soaking, of course!).  
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22 January, 2016

Tips On Cooking Vegetables and More

Tips On Cooking Vegetables and More
Comments : 22 Posted in : Hot Topics on Health, Tips to make daily food healthy on by : apsara
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A friend of mine asked me pen my tips on cooking vegetables to maximize their nutrient benefit. I do not claim to be an expert on the subject, but have gained some knowledge through reading books and health blogs. My blogger friends: please feel free to share your tips in comments below. I will update
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13 January, 2016

The Perfect Gluten-free Spinach Roti/ Flatbread for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

The Perfect Gluten-free Spinach Roti/ Flatbread for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
Comments : 16 Posted in : Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Main course on by : apsara
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  Enjoy the winters with Team DFT with Greens Overload! Bringing some hearty dishes with seasonal greens. I have been trying to make the “perfect” gluten-free roti for the past year, making it as close to the “real” wheat roti. It is not easy to make a wheat-less flat bread; the absence of gluten as
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4 January, 2016

Zucchini Cardamom Cupcakes- Meatless Monday, Fiesta Friday #100 (GF, vegan)

Zucchini Cardamom Cupcakes- Meatless Monday, Fiesta Friday #100 (GF, vegan)
Comments : 11 Posted in : Desserts, eggless cakes, Gluten free baking, Meatless Mondays on by : apsara
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  After a break of a couple of weeks, I am back here with a new recipe, wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!! I am so glad to be taking part in the 100th Fiesta Friday blogger’s party hosted by the lovely Angie, Judi, Mollie, Steffi and Suzanne. This is also a Meatless
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31 December, 2015

2015 Year Round Up- Top 10 posts of the Year

2015 Year Round Up- Top 10 posts of the Year
Comments : 4 Posted in : Uncategorized on by : apsara
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It has been almost a year since I went to a self-hosted blog site, in early 2015 and what a year it has been! A lot of time spent in learning healthy cooking methods, food photography, making new virtual friends… It has also been a year when I got into creating recipes for a cause,
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16 December, 2015

Easy Savory or Masala Granola For Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

Easy Savory or Masala Granola For Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
Comments : 7 Posted in : Appetizer, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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Creating Recipes with a Cause! I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT, click here!  Celebrate this Holiday Season with Team DFT with some figure fitting, weight watchers and Diabetes Friendly Recipes! Who says granola has to be super sweet or even sweet? And who says you have to eat it only for
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3 December, 2015

Why Vegetarians and Vegans May NEED Vitamin B-12 Supplements

Why Vegetarians and Vegans May NEED Vitamin B-12 Supplements
Comments : 6 Posted in : Hot Topics on Health, Tips to make daily food healthy on by : apsara
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We often hear stories like: “I took my B-vitamins and got a lot of energy that kept me going throughout the day.” There is a lot of truth in it. Read to find out about a very important B vitamin that you may be missing! Sharing this post at Angie’s Fiesta Friday #97 co-hosted by
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1 December, 2015

Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizer, Meatless Mondays, Uncategorized on by : apsara
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One more cranberry recipe, the third one in a row! This is the last one for this season, I promise.  A healthy dressing recipe, just in time for Meatless Monday this week! We have the very popular “raspberry vinaigrette dressing” that you can see in most salad bars. The red sweet and sour dressing is
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20 November, 2015

Finger-licking Cranberry Thokku, a Versatile Chutney

Finger-licking Cranberry Thokku, a Versatile Chutney
Comments : 13 Posted in : chutneys, side dish on by : apsara
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I cannot adequately express the excitement that I have when I find fresh organic cranberries in the market! Ever since I found they can be made into a delicious thokku, I never get tired of making it often… so easy and rewarding! Thokku is a spicy chutney that is prepared (in south India) and stored for a
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19 November, 2015

Sugar-free Cranberry Relish- A Thanksgiving Recipe

Sugar-free Cranberry Relish- A Thanksgiving Recipe
Comments : 14 Posted in : chutneys, 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! It is Thanksgiving time! There are traditional Thanksgiving recipes everywhere. What appeals to me the most is the cranberry relish that is served usually with the turkey. A sweet, tangy side dish but loaded with sugar. Here’s a satisfactory
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