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30 January, 2016

Easy, NUTricious Cookies (Gluten free, oil free and vegan)

Easy, NUTricious Cookies  (Gluten free, oil free and vegan)
Comments : 13 Posted in : Appetizer, Desserts, Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  Yes! Believe it or not, these soft and chewy gluten-free cookies are super easy to make.  Made with 90% nuts that are activated by soaking- not your conventional method of making a cookie. Read on to find out how these beauties can be made easily in no time (except for soaking, of course!).  
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13 April, 2015

Homemade Toasted Almonds- Meatless Mondays

Homemade Toasted Almonds- Meatless Mondays
Comments : 20 Posted in : condiments, Gluten free baking, Meatless Mondays, snack on by : apsara
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Almonds– one of the healthiest foods on the planet. High in mono-unsaturated fat, almonds actually lower the risk of weight gain, offers protection against diabetes, heart disease and also decreases HDL  (source: here) It is a wonderful source of micro-nutrients magnesium, copper, phosphorous, vitamin B2 and biotin. We love toasted almonds! I always get some
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15 December, 2014

Easy Homemade Almond milk with Omega juicer

Easy Homemade Almond milk with Omega juicer
Comments : 21 Posted in : Juicing, Tips to make daily food healthy on by : apsara
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  Yay! I have been able to make creamy almond milk in just 20 minutes- no blending, no messy straining with cheesecloth overnight, and no nut-milk maker. Just used my Omega 8006 juicer! One more reason why an Omega juicer is totally worth it- making mess-free nut milks. If you are looking to buy a
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18 June, 2014

Homemade Nutella with activated hazelnuts

Homemade Nutella with activated hazelnuts
Comments : 26 Posted in : condiments, Gluten free baking on by : apsara
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A few weeks ago, I got a bag of raw hazelnuts from Trader Joe’s. The first recipe that comes to mind is homemade Nutella. Interestingly, I have never bought Nutella from the store, but I do love Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Most people say that the flavor of the nuts is so much better in the homemade
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31 March, 2014

Coconut and pine nuts chutney

Coconut and pine nuts chutney
Comments : 28 Posted in : condiments, side dish on by : apsara
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Pine nuts are one of those nuts (seeds, actually) that have immense nutritional benefits but are not very tasty to eat by themselves. They are expensive and their shelf life is short too; need to be stored in the fridge or freezer. The best way to use them in Indian cuisine, from my experiments, is in
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15 February, 2014

cashew pistachio cookies (gluten-free and vegan)- the minimalist’s choice

cashew pistachio cookies (gluten-free and vegan)- the minimalist’s choice
Comments : 20 Posted in : Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  I do have minimalist ideas often, but this would be a dream come true for a health-conscious baker and a minimalist- making a cookie with just 2 ingredients. Well, here’s a recipe for one, with only nuts and raw sugar. I’m not counting water as an ingredient 🙂 I know you’re thinking “this girl
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