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Cherry parfait recipe- Easy and quick breakfast recipes

This has become one of my favourite breakfast nowadays.I have always been wanting to make this, but kept postponing it. Recently during our Bangkok trip, we had had yogurt and fruit mix everyday during our breakfast among several other continental dishes served at our hotel where we were staying. My hubby reminded me to try it at home as he had really enjoyed this particular thing. As I had bought some really delicious and sweet cherries, I decided to make parfait with it. Usually I don’t buy cherries as they are really expensive. But this time, they were damn cheap…

 

Baked sweet potato fries – healthy snack for kids

Though I have tried better and interesting ways to consume sweet potatoes,especially by my kids, it really has not tempted us enough to make this in a regular basis. Years back , a friend had told me that sweet potatoes are really good for kids, like all moms, I am obsessed about feeding them to my kids. I buy them quite often. It lies in the refrigerator couple of days begging to be used and finally they get a chance. But this time , when I made this baked fries, it was enjoyed by us and kids equally and it…

 

Almond butter oats cookies recipe- low fat healthy baking

Hello to all my readers after a long time.I had mentioned in my previous post in november that I would be irregular.The kids are having holidays,my family from India were here and we had small trip to Bangkok. So basically, we were having lots of fun for the last couple of days. I did not even feel like touching my laptop though I had a few drafts. Now that the holidays are almost coming to an end and I thought of doing a quick post. I had been cooking and trying out a few new recipes though I could not…

 

Eggless Oats Chocolate brownies recipe – Healthy cake recipes

This is another healthy and guilt free cake I made for my family a couple of days back.I have used oats in my cake before. But here, I have just used oats and no other flour along with it. The recipe I have followed is my own recipe ofragi muffins which I posted a couple of months back. I have used coconut palm sugar , a recent addition to my pantry. It has a low glycemic index and therefore it does have some advantages in maintaining the blood sugar levels. However its not considered a healthier alternative to regular sugar….

 

Bhutte ka kees recipe- Grated corn upma – Easy corn recipes

I buy corn quite often as my son loves it.I roast the corn directly on fire and coat them with spices and lemon juice and he loves it this way. Sometimes I microwave the corn for a few minutes and then serve it. I have also tried pakode/fritters with corn and posted it before. A couple of years ago in India , I used to buy lot of sweet corns and bring back home. They used to sell fresh from the farms near a place I worked. I really miss the farm fresh fruits and vegetables we used to get…

 

Avacado salad and moong bean patty sandwich – bread recipes

I usually try to make make our dinner light and balanced. We usually don’t opt for rice in the night as its too tempting especially if there is delicious side dish along with it and then we end up eating more. So its usually a millet variety with a side dish or some kind of upma with either semolina or cracked wheat. Sometimes, I make a sandwich with different ingredients and my kids love this kind of food for dinner. So when I made it last time, I decided to use lentils as well as vegetables to make it wholesome….

 

Tofu tikka masala recipe – Baked tofu recipes

Tofu has become a favourite at my place after I started using it in Indian recipes just like we use paneer. I make it quite frequently as it is very healthy especially with high protein content. Inspite of all this , it is not as tasty as paneer. So I often marinade with suitable spices.Tofu absorbs the spices very well. I decided to bake like we often do for paneer tikka. This really tastes delicious and if you are not too fond of tofu, try this recipe. I am sure you will start liking it. It makes a good starter…

 

Whole wheat oats and apple muffins – Healthy and eggless bakes

I love to have this kind of healthy muffins for mid morning or evening snacks. I always use atta, oats or other kinds of healthy flours when I am baking for such kind of regular snacking. Maida or all purpose flour is reserved for cakes during special occasions. I once made muffins using finger millet flour and my kids had them thinking it was chocolate cake. I love to use fruits in my bakes and have used apples before in my cakes. I made muffins this time and it always pairs well with some walnuts. I generally try to avoid…

 

13 bean soup mix chaat recipe – 13 bean soup mix chundal- healthy snack recipes

My regular readers must have already guessed that this (that is the 13 beans soup mix) was the next thing I got from my mustafa shopping few days back. As I mentioned before, that we have been trying to reduce carbs from our diet especially during dinners. So we have been using quinoa, millet varieties,oats etc regularly. So along with this , I also make a salad everyday, sometimes with avacados, other vegetables or sometimes even fruit salads. I make salad with chick peas or black eyed beans or sometimes it is just a cup of plain dal. So for…

 

Oats upma recipe – Easy breakfast recipes

As I said before , I got a variety of wholegrains during my shopping to Mustafa. I have already posted with quinoa and I used quinoa in a variety of forms and also in place of rice. I will be posting some recipes with millets which is another grain I have been using. I also got a packet of steel cut oats. I have been using oats in my cooking for a long time and I have posted many recipes with it. This steel cut oats has a hard texture and takes little more time to cook than the usual…