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27 September, 2016

Catching ‘Em Young! A Kids’ Cooking Workshop

Catching ‘Em Young! A Kids’ Cooking Workshop
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Last weekend, I had a great opportunity to bring two of my passions in life- teaching and cooking together in one place. A few months ago I met Nisha Bansal, an ayurvedic practitioner at Exhale With Hope, our local wellness center. Nisha conducts workshops to spread awareness about Ayurveda and nutrition. She had planned a
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7 April, 2016

Las Vegas Is Hosting VegFest This Month!

Las Vegas Is Hosting VegFest This Month!
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What is VegFest? VegFests are community festivals for celebrating the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle and welcoming all people to learn more about it.  These festivals are happening in major cities across the world as individuals and groups become increasingly aware of the positive environmental impact and health benefits of a vegan diet. It is at Vegas this week.
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13 March, 2016

Cacao powder Giveaway Results!

Cacao powder Giveaway Results!
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Folks, remember the giveaway that I announced last week in my Cranberry Orange Chocolate Bark and extended the date in my Coconut Almond Chocolate bark post? Well, the results are here! And the winners are: Sarah (olso5801) and Kelsea Nixon. Congratulations to both of you!!! I will send you an email to get your address,
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31 December, 2015

2015 Year Round Up- Top 10 posts of the Year

2015 Year Round Up- Top 10 posts of the Year
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It has been almost a year since I went to a self-hosted blog site, in early 2015 and what a year it has been! A lot of time spent in learning healthy cooking methods, food photography, making new virtual friends… It has also been a year when I got into creating recipes for a cause,
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1 December, 2015

Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
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One more cranberry recipe, the third one in a row! This is the last one for this season, I promise.  A healthy dressing recipe, just in time for Meatless Monday this week! We have the very popular “raspberry vinaigrette dressing” that you can see in most salad bars. The red sweet and sour dressing is
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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?
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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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17 June, 2015

Pineapple Kesari – a Father’s Day Special for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

Pineapple Kesari – a Father’s Day Special for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
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Celebrate Father’s Day with DFT Team with healthier and diabetes friendly desserts, this week. “Kesari” is the ubiquitous dessert that you would find at any south-Indian celebration. The easy-to-prepare sweet is made with rava or semolina. Adding pineapple is a variation that adds a new dimension to the flavor taking it to a new level.
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13 February, 2015

Easy Beetroot and Carrot Fudge/ Halwa- Valentine’s Day Special (Gluten-free, Vegan)

Easy Beetroot and Carrot Fudge/ Halwa- Valentine’s Day Special (Gluten-free, Vegan)
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It has been a while since I posted anything on the blog, I can’t believe it! Life does sometimes get in the way of wonderful hobbies. Harsh winter weather does not help either. I got so busy, that at first I just kept postponing writing, and when I finally got time to breathe, I realized
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