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29 April, 2015

Crunchy Thattai with a Twist- A Savory Snack for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays (gluten-free, vegan)

Crunchy Thattai with a Twist- A Savory Snack for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays (gluten-free, vegan)
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Creating Recipes with a Cause!I am a proud DFT blogger. To learn about DFT, read this link. To view more DFT recipes, Click here! Now, I must mention that this is only a mock “Thattai”, a south-Indian fried snack in which rice flour is the main ingredient. I have named it thattai because this tastes
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23 January, 2015

Healthy Festive Baked Crackers (gluten-free, oil-free, vegan)

Healthy Festive Baked Crackers (gluten-free, oil-free, vegan)
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  It is a special party at Angie’s place this week as the Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Fridays weekly potluck party completes one year since it began! What a lovely journey it has been. This has been the most enjoyable blogger’s party ever, and Angie is so good at making it THE BEST. Check out the
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21 November, 2014

Savory biscuits with cheese and chives (vegan, nut-free, wheat-free)

Savory biscuits with cheese and chives (vegan, nut-free, wheat-free)
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  The cold weather calls for some savory snacks at tea time. I bake more in the winter just because the warmth of the oven and the goodies inside keep me motivated and happy. Here is a totally guilt-free and easy-to-make biscuit/cracker recipe! I recently bought some vegan cheddar cheese at a health store. While
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7 September, 2014

Masala Crackers Won the First Prize at a Local Cooking Contest

Masala Crackers Won the First Prize at a Local Cooking Contest
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I’m very thrilled today! I took part in a cooking contest in our city, and made my Baked Whole grain Masala Crackers which won the first prize! The category was “Making familiar dishes in an unfamiliar way“.  This contest is held as part of a Ganesh Chaturti celebrations every year. Check out their lovely website
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12 August, 2014

Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day

Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day
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India’s Independence day celebration falls on Aug 15.  I went about making these patriotic crackers, my first attempt at making a tricolor-themed food. Baked with mostly whole grains and with spinach and carrot as natural food colors, these are healthy AND delicious! As I publish this, I realize this is my 100th post, how nice
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21 February, 2014

whole grain masala crackers- vegan and nut-free

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I am always trying to improve my recipes for crackers, you know why? Because they are so popular in my house,  I need to make a fresh batch every few days. I try to make it more interesting by changing a few things, and recently started adding nutritional yeast flakes. The result is awesome. Packed
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5 February, 2014

gluten free masala crackers

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On cold winter days when you cannot step outside, you just want to enjoy a cup of tea with some light crackers. Here is a gluten free cracker recipe using some whole grain flours and nutritional yeast flakes for the cheesy flavor. It has a crisp texture and holds together really well. If unsure about
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17 December, 2013

gluten free sesame crackers

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Making gluten free crackers does not lend itself to using only whole grains, since keeping the flours together in the cracker requires starch. I have been working on getting the starch (tapioca and white rice flour) to a minimum. Almond flour adds a nutty flavor and addition of xanthan gum helps with the binding too.
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10 November, 2013

Whole grain mint crackers

Whole grain mint crackers
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These mint crackers are a light and delicious snack.  They are not just tasty, an added benefit is that it relieves the stomach of gas. Freshly baked crackers just seem to disappear in no time! Ingredients: fresh mint leaves- a bunch yogurt- 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour- 3/4 cup oat flour- 1/4 cup sugar- 1 tsp
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