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19 June, 2014

No-bake energy bites with Nutella (grain free)

Comments : 50 Posted in : Desserts, snack on by : apsara
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  After I made Nutella, even if I was eating it out of the jar non-stop, I realized that the kids did not share my enthusiasm in consuming it. I had to make something with it, then! There are many versions of Nutella truffles and pies out there. After much thought, I settled on trying something
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5 June, 2014

Cho-co-conut mini-muffins for snack time (vegan, whole-wheat)

Comments : 48 Posted in : Breakfast, eggless cakes, snack on by : apsara
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  Summer holidays are here! That means kids are always asking for more snacks, and they do not get tired at all. Makes me exhausted and long for the beginning of the school year again! One way I engage my kids is while baking. Yes, they do make a mess of things at times. My
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23 May, 2014

Fruit and Nut Granola

Fruit and Nut Granola
Comments : 51 Posted in : Breakfast, snack on by : apsara
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We like having granola for breakfast cereal, especially the kids. Big fans of the Cascadian Farm brand of granola. But once I realized that it is so ridiculously easy to make at home, I’ve started  making it often. My proud moment came when my daughter decidedly pointed at the object pictured above and said “I
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16 May, 2014

baked veggie patties/cutlets with sprouted chickpeas, dill and mint (grain-free, vegan)

baked veggie patties/cutlets with sprouted chickpeas, dill and mint (grain-free, vegan)
Comments : 60 Posted in : Main course, snack, sprouting on by : apsara
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Another way to use sprouted chickpeas if you have them in your refrigerator, like I did, a few days ago! We are big fans of Trader Joe’s masala burgers in my house and try to get as many boxes as would fit in the freezer when we visit the store  (50 miles away). I have
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13 May, 2014

Herb-loaded pizza with homemade sauce (whole wheat)- Fiesta Friday Challenge 1

Herb-loaded pizza with homemade sauce (whole wheat)- Fiesta Friday Challenge 1
Comments : 48 Posted in : Main course, snack on by : apsara
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  Nothing is more rewarding for a mom when her kids eat her homemade pizza and ask for more. Even if it is 100% whole wheat and not loaded with cheese. If we can eat whole wheat roti, whole-wheat pizza should be nice to eat too, right? Made from the same wheat flour, dressed with
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1 May, 2014

Speedy steel cut oats upma (savory snack with vegetables)

Speedy steel cut oats upma (savory snack with vegetables)
Comments : 47 Posted in : snack on by : apsara
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When you think of steel-cut oats, the first thought that comes to mind is the oatmeal for breakfast and anything sweet that would go into it. Here’s an easy whole grain savory snack made with it for those who don’t have a sweet tooth 🙂 Fiesta Fridays #14 (hosted by Saucy of SaucyGander and Sir Johnny of Kitschnflavours and Flours n
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25 April, 2014

brown rice and lentil crepes (dosa)

brown rice and lentil crepes (dosa)
Comments : 53 Posted in : Breakfast, snack, Tips to make daily food healthy on by : apsara
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  You know how crazy I am about using whole grains, if you follow my blog closely. I have now tried using brown rice in the traditional dosa/south-Indian crepe and it turns out pretty good, in fact! I served this to a few friends of mine and they said there was no difference between these
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14 April, 2014

asparagus and carrot curry (south Indian style)

asparagus and carrot curry (south Indian style)
Comments : 20 Posted in : side dish, snack on by : apsara
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While asparagus is abundantly available this spring, let’s make good use of the fresh vegetable for these nutritional benefits. There are many recipes to make grilled asparagus, paired with other veggies. Here, I have cooked it lightly with Indian spices, sans onion and garlic (saatvik) in combination with carrot. This can be eaten with rice
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10 April, 2014

Gluten-free and guilt-free cashew brownies

Gluten-free and guilt-free cashew brownies
Comments : 67 Posted in : eggless cakes, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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  The first flowers bloomed in my garden! I could not resist plucking a few to go with these brownies (I’m sorry, bees!) I’m taking these sweet treats to The Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Friday party, come join us there! Ah, yet another brownie recipe, you say. But look closely, this one has no egg, no
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7 April, 2014

Sprouted moong (mung bean) pesarattu by Priya of Sugarfree Sweetheart

Comments : 13 Posted in : Recipes of fellow bloggers, snack, sprouting on by : apsara
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I have started a new category in my blog- with recipes of fellow bloggers that I have tried and really like. Kind of a re-blog, with my notes on it. One of my favorite recipes that I often make and my family loves is the pancake or pesarattu made with sprouted mung beans. It can
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