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13 March, 2015

Whole grain Nonbu Kozhukattai (Indian festival sweet/savory rice cake)

Whole grain Nonbu Kozhukattai (Indian festival sweet/savory rice cake)
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Tomorrow is the south-Indian festival of Karadaiyan Nonbu (or vratam in Sanskrit). A traditional festival observed by many Indian families. The women pray for the health and longevity of their husband while younger girls pray for getting a good spouse. It used to be exciting to sit with our mother and other elder ladies in
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15 October, 2014

Baked Butter Murukku/ Chakli

Baked Butter Murukku/ Chakli
Comments : 34 Posted in : Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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  Deepavali/ ‘Diwali’ or the Festival of Lights is less than a week away! In many Indian homes, preparations of sweets and savories have begun. Since the kids are at home for Fall break this week, I decided to begin early, to work out some easy and healthier version of a snack. I do not
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6 October, 2014

Cutlets / patties with sprouted black-eye bean and sweet potato (vegan, gluten-free)

Cutlets / patties with sprouted black-eye bean and sweet potato (vegan, gluten-free)
Comments : 26 Posted in : Appetizer, snack, sprouting on by : apsara
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  A delicious, protein-rich snack in the form of patties or cutlets made with sprouted beans. I had some leftover black-eye bean sprouts that I had made sundal with, last week. We were tired of eating varieties of sundal for the Navaratri festival, and our taste buds were begging for some other form of snack.
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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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25 September, 2014

Chocolate energy bars with superfoods (raw, grain-free)

Chocolate energy bars with superfoods (raw, grain-free)
Comments : 25 Posted in : Breakfast, snack on by : apsara
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  When I visit a Health & Wellness store, I can go crazy buying unprocessed foods including superfoods. It is my aim to use as much of it in everyday food. Superfoods being loaded with antioxidants and minerals, are best consumed in raw or minimally cooked form to get the full benefits. After all, we
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18 September, 2014

Baked whole grain seedai – adapted recipe of Vidya (Traditionally Modern Food)

Baked whole grain seedai – adapted recipe of Vidya (Traditionally Modern Food)
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  Seedai is a deep-fried traditional dish that is made for Krishna Janmashtami or the birthday of Lord Krishna. Every time that I have tried making these for the festival, the seedai pops in the oil, with a violent ‘explosion’, always a disaster, leaving me in a state of shock. Recently, Vidya of Traditionally Modern
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6 September, 2014

Sprouted bajra (pearl millet) dosa/pancakes (gluten-free, oil-free)

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Dosas are versatile in that many combinations work well. This time, I tried a combination of sprouted whole grain bajra or pearl millet along with urad dal (black gram dal). I got this inspiration from my mother who recalled reading about this in a women’s magazine in India. I used a non stick orgreenic pan
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16 August, 2014

chocolate walnut banana bread (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)

chocolate walnut banana bread (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)
Comments : 43 Posted in : eggless cakes, snack on by : apsara
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  A few days ago, I realized that there is no simple banana bread recipe on this blog! My kids do not like simple banana bread; somehow the taste of just wheat and banana does not appeal to them. I have date syrup with me, so this time when I found 2 overripe bananas with
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12 August, 2014

Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day

Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day
Comments : 32 Posted in : Crackers, snack on by : apsara
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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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18 July, 2014

clementine date cake (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)

clementine date cake (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)
Comments : 37 Posted in : Desserts, eggless cakes, snack on by : apsara
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  One simple cake with 2 main ingredients: oranges and date syrup. You don’t even need a blender or a mixer. Makes a nice fruity cake, perfect for a quick evening snack. I’m taking this over to join our friends over at Angie’s blog as we celebrate Fiesta Friday #25. Do check the link for great food
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