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10 May, 2015

Strawberry Mini-cheesecakes – a Mother’s Day Special (gluten-free, vegan)

Strawberry Mini-cheesecakes – a Mother’s Day Special (gluten-free, vegan)
Comments : 28 Posted in : Desserts, Gluten free baking on by : apsara
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The very first time I tried a mini cheesecake was after getting inspired by my blogger friend Josette’s (The Brook Cook) post. She gave some helpful hints and beautifully presented the dish. I tried an egg-free version of that and fell in love with cheesecake in general. Now that I have shifted to a dairy-free and
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22 March, 2015

Guilt-free Fruit and Nut Chocolate

Guilt-free Fruit and Nut Chocolate
Comments : 31 Posted in : Desserts, snack on by : apsara
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Who knew making chocolate at home was this easy? I certainly did not, till today! Having these cute little silicone baking cups only made it easier and more attractive to try it out. And I decided to try it out the healthier way, with unprocessed cocoa powder, coconut oil and lots of dried fruit and
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17 February, 2015

My Recipe Featured in AUM Cuisine Video

My Recipe Featured in AUM Cuisine Video
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Folks, I have something wonderful to share with you today! My Apricot-Orange Fudge has been featured in AUM Cuisine’s youtube video. During my trip to California a few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Vaidya Priyanka. “Vaidyaji” is an Ayurvedic healer from Kerala (India) who, among other things, runs AUM Cuisine– where she
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15 January, 2015

New Year Pretzel Bread with Maple glaze (whole-wheat)

New Year Pretzel Bread with Maple glaze (whole-wheat)
Comments : 22 Posted in : Breads, Breakfast, Desserts on by : apsara
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  Baking breads is not something I can claim to be totally comfortable with. Taming the ‘yeast beast’ is a continuous learning process for me. Many of my bread trials have not worked out in the first attempt. Exceptions are whole wheat pita bread and whole wheat pizza which are relatively easy. This month, Swetha
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18 December, 2014

Super-moist Chocolate Bundt cake (egg-free, butter-free, whole-wheat)

Super-moist Chocolate Bundt cake (egg-free, butter-free, whole-wheat)
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  With Christmas  around the corner, the atmosphere is so festive that the urge to bake a cake is just irresistible! This is another version of chocolate cake that I have been making over the past six years- one with maple syrup that makes it so moist that it is hard to believe it is
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12 December, 2014

Apricot-Orange halwa or fudge (gluten-free, vegan)

Apricot-Orange halwa or fudge (gluten-free, vegan)
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  I’m so excited to be participating in the Virtual Vegan Potluck,a yearly online party for vegan-friendly bloggers. This is their 5th Potluck party and the first one for me! Annie, the blogger at An Unrefined Vegan organizes this event and my entry is in the Desserts category. Do check out the other entries using
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18 November, 2014

Pumpkin Whoopie pies (whole wheat, egg-free) Fall Recipe

Pumpkin Whoopie pies (whole wheat, egg-free) Fall Recipe
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  Have you heard of Whoopie Pies? They are a sandwich of 2 “cookies” with cream filing. The cookies are soft and have more of a pie or cake consistency. A very American dessert, originally from Pennsylvania/ New England. According to historians, Amish women packed these in the farmer’s lunches and they would shout “whoopie!”
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20 October, 2014

Chocolate almond burfi (brittle cake/ fudge)- Diwali special

Chocolate almond burfi (brittle cake/ fudge)- Diwali special
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  A sweet recipe for this Diwali! An almond  burfi with chocolate flavor. I will not pretend that this is super healthy, it is loaded with sugar! But I just added my twists- 1. I used raw sugar, and 2. used the almonds with the skin intact, that will retain fiber. Since the burfi would
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17 October, 2014

This blog is a year old! A small Raspberry ganache pie (no bake, gluten-free) and a big confession…

This blog is a year old! A small Raspberry ganache pie (no bake, gluten-free) and a big confession…
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  Yes, I cannot believe that this blog has officially completed one year, and what a journey it has been! I wanted to combine it with the Fiesta Friday #38  party this week to celebrate! Thank you Angie, Hilda and Julianna for hosting! I will finish the confession part first, I know you want to hear
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29 September, 2014

Navaratri special- Coconut, cashew halwa with a secret healthy ingredient (gluten-free, milk-free)

Navaratri special- Coconut, cashew halwa with a secret healthy ingredient (gluten-free, milk-free)
Comments : 27 Posted in : Desserts, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  Navaratri is an Indian festival that motivates me to make an Indian sweet, as I call people home to celebrate the function in the evening. Last week, I had fresh coconut with me and thought of making a variation of my mango halwa. Alas, I did not have any mango pulp or the fruit
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