Tip Tuesday #5 – Quick Chocolate Tempering

Tempering chocolate can be challenging at times for the seasoned bakers yet the silky smooth, shiny melted chocolate that sets right without any dull finish can be rewarding. How hard can it be to melt chocolate for your baking recipes? Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for few minutes (depending […]

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Tip Tuesday #4 – No buttermilk? No problem!

Buttermilk contributes an amazing tenderness to many baked goods and pancakes.  It is certainly a must have for any baker but, at times I don’t like running to the store only for that. My handy sub is 2/3 cup plain yogurt + 1/3 cup water for every cup of buttermilk. This yields the same thick […]

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Tip Tuesday #3 – No More Tears….

No More Tears…. Almost every Indian savory dish begins with sautéing onions. Needless to say, I had to find the most effective method to reduce my crying. I have heard and and read many…many tricks over the years – some are effective to a certain extent while others aren’t even worth experimenting. Some of the […]

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Tip Tuesday #2 – Best Way to Store Ginger

Hey all!!! Do you store ginger in the refrigerator or freezer? Next time try burying them in dirt along with your outdoor plants. They keep absolutely fresh for many months. When you need some for a recipe, cut off a small piece and keep the remaining buried. It doesn’t have to be deep under ground, […]

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Tip-Tuesday #1 – Measuring Flour For Baking

I’m so excited to start a new series of Tip-Tuesdays! As much as I enjoy creating and posting unique recipes, I would also like to share some knowledge / tips / hacks that I have gathered over the years with my readers. If you have ever wondered why a particular recipe didn’t work (or) is […]

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5-minute Sunbutter Cups

5 minutes, 4 ingredient, no-bake fudgy, chocolatey and salty Sunbutter cups. PEANUT-FREE TREE NUT-FREE GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE VEGAN (use vegan chocolate chips) VEGETARIAN PALEO   If you have a child with peanut allergy like mine,  then you can certainly understand the challenges in maintaining a peanut-free lifestyle for the entire family. At times, the child feel […]

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Crisp and mildly sweet shortbread cookies that is flavored with the queen of spices! Queen of spices??? What? Don’t be puzzled….peppercorns and cardamoms are commonly referred to as the king and queen of spices back home. Cardamom is the vanilla in Indian cooking. Every sweet dish is flavored with cardamom and the aroma permeates the […]

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20-Minute Egg Drop Coconut Curry

Simple, healthy, creamy, mildly spiced egg curry ready in about 20 minutes. A perfect week night dish and delicious served with any type of wheat flatbread. So, I have a question for y’all – does meatless Mondays include eggs? I came up with this post for meatless Monday and then realized the controversy. I personally […]

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Chai Spiced and Glazed Braided Bread

Crisp outside yet super soft and fluffy inside with ginger, cardamom and a sticky chai glaze. A bread that is feast for eyes and tastebuds! First, I would like to share some exiting news with y’all or make that two – My Cranberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl has been published in Elle.es, a leading Latin fashion magazine and my Spice […]

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Neapolitan Cake Batter Chocolate Bark

All the Neapolitan ice cream flavors come together in the form of an indulgent candy that is just perfect for this Valentines day! Are you one of those who can’t decide on one favorite ice cream flavor? Or are you one of those who love some sundaes that is piled high with scoops of vanilla, […]

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