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17 September, 2015

Mung Sprouts Salad On YouTube Video and As A Cooking Contest Award Winner!

Mung Sprouts Salad On YouTube Video and As A Cooking Contest Award Winner!
Comments : 8 Posted in : Appetizer, sprouting on by : apsara
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This is a good week for my Mung Sprouts Salad recipe! It has been featured in an Aum Cuisine You Tube video and it also won my daughter the first place in a kid’s cooking competition at our local Ganesh Utsav celebrations!  In the picture above is a recipe that can be prepared by children,
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9 September, 2015

Brown Rice Khichdi – A Single Pot Meal for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

Brown Rice Khichdi – A  Single Pot Meal for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
Comments : 25 Posted in : Diabetes Friendly Thursdays, Main course 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! This week, DFT goes easy and cooks a one pot meal for you!! Khichdi is an Indian one-pot meal made with rice and lentils. Most often, rice is paired with mung lentils and cooked along
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26 August, 2015

Zero-Oil, 5-Ingredient Lime Pickle for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

Zero-Oil, 5-Ingredient Lime Pickle for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
Comments : 19 Posted in : condiments, Diabetes Friendly Thursdays 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 celebrates Raksha Bandhan which represents the love and respect between siblings along with Onam which is reminiscent of Kerala’s agrarian past, as it is considered to be a harvest festival. Growing up, my
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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?
Comments : 15 Posted in : Hot Topics on Health, Tips to make daily food healthy, Uncategorized on by : apsara
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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
Comments : 9 Posted in : Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, Meatless Mondays on by : apsara
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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)
Comments : 14 Posted in : Breakfast, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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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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