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22 August, 2015

The Truth About Gluten- Why Is it A Problem For Some People?

The Truth About Gluten- Why Is it A Problem For Some People?
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I have been thinking of writing this post for a long time, since some readers ask me why I post recipes labeled “gluten free” in this blog. Is gluten-free diet just a trend or fad? Is there more to it? Read on… What is Gluten? Gluten is the protein (a long chain of amino acids)
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18 August, 2015

Honey sweetened Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free, egg-free)- Meatless Mondays

Honey sweetened Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free, egg-free)- Meatless Mondays
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It was time to make some cookies at home; kids were craving chocolate chip cookies… And then I saw these awesome gluten-free cookies on Michaell’s blog. Using that as an inspiration, we (my kids and I) came up with this very simple recipe! Not the traditional sugary type. Just honey sweetened, with additional sugar from mini chocolate chips. We loved it! Taking
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12 August, 2015

Tricolor Paniyaram / Savory Pops – Independence Day Special (Diabetes Friendly Thursdays)

Tricolor Paniyaram / Savory Pops – Independence Day Special (Diabetes Friendly Thursdays)
Comments : 9 Posted in : Breakfast, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, snack on by : apsara
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Let us celebrate the Independence of India, with some DFT recipes, cheering for the colors of the flag! Paniyaram is a south Indian snack usually made from left over idli/dosa batter. When it is made in a Appe/Abelskiever pan, it is called “kuzhi” paniyaram.  With the DFT team celebrating India’s independence day this week, I
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1 August, 2015

Carrot Orange Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Drizzle

Carrot Orange Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Drizzle
Comments : 9 Posted in : Desserts, eggless cakes, Gluten free baking on by : apsara
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  There has been another occasion to make cupcakes in my house; it was my husband’s birthday this week! Not that I really need a reason to bake, but I just made it look special with some mild but interesting topping. I decided to make a gluten-free version of my carrot orange cake recipe. These are
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18 July, 2015

Maple Walnut Granola- a Tribute to Selma (Fiesta Friday #77)

Maple Walnut Granola- a Tribute to Selma (Fiesta Friday #77)
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I have been very fortunate to have met Selma of Selma’s Table through our Fiesta Friday Virtual Party. An excellent cook and a very passionate blogger, she has always left encouraging comments in my posts. She has co-hosted Fiesta Fridays numerous times, and readily offered her expert advice on everything related to cooking. A quick tour of her
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15 July, 2015

Mixed Vegetable Brown Rice Pilaf for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

Mixed Vegetable Brown Rice Pilaf for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
Comments : 9 Posted in : Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Easy lunch box recipes, Main course on by : apsara
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To all my Muslim Friends: Celebrate the Eid Dinner with Team DFT’s Biryanis and Pulavs! Eid Mubarak! Celebrate the Eid Dinner with Team DFT’s Biryanis and Pulavs! Eid Mubarak! We are a “brown rice family”. Having switched to whole rice two years ago, brown rice has become our daily staple. In fact, I started to blog
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8 July, 2015

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Comments : 15 Posted in : Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT, read this link. To view more DFT recipes, Click here! Team DFT created magic this week. “Unfrying the Fried Snacks” was the challenge and it has been well received ! I’m bringing my “sweet potato chips” for this challenge. Crunchy, crisp chips are a welcome
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1 July, 2015

Grilled Black Bean Veggie Patties

Grilled Black Bean Veggie Patties
Comments : 15 Posted in : Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Easy lunch box recipes, Main course on by : apsara
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Grill away the summers with team DFT! I have made some black bean burger patties using my panini grill for this grill theme! They are great in a sandwich or just eaten plain with some ketchup. Beans in general are one of the best sources of protein in a vegetarian/vegan diet. Black beans, just like
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24 June, 2015

Strawberry Mint Lemonade for Diabetes Free Thursdays

Strawberry Mint Lemonade for Diabetes Free Thursdays
Comments : 18 Posted in : Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Juicing on by : apsara
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Creating recipes with a cause! I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT click here To find more DFT recipes click here Sipping on some diabetic mocktails and coolers with team DFT! Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than a yummy drink to cool off! This was a particularly good
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17 June, 2015

Pineapple Kesari – a Father’s Day Special for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

Pineapple Kesari – a Father’s Day Special for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
Comments : 24 Posted in : Desserts, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Indian sweets, Uncategorized on by : apsara
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Celebrate Father’s Day with DFT Team with healthier and diabetes friendly desserts, this week. “Kesari” is the ubiquitous dessert that you would find at any south-Indian celebration. The easy-to-prepare sweet is made with rava or semolina. Adding pineapple is a variation that adds a new dimension to the flavor taking it to a new level.
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