Pumpkin Spice Croissants

The perfect fall coffee house treat! Pumpkin-almond filled croissants with warm spices makes an indulgent pairing with your coffee or just enjoyed plain! Is it Fall already? Are halloween decorations out yet? Have the trees started taking on the majestic shades of orange and red? No….no….no! On one of our recent trips to Starbucks, Sylvester […]

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Baked Peaches with Oat-Pecan Streusel

Soft baked peaches topped with crispy streusel, served with creamy greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Makes for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert! While the kids are wandering around with phones to catch Pokemon and battle gyms, they return home (along with an army of friends) HUNGRY!! Summer vacation is all about 8 snacks […]

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Mango-Coconut cupcakes with Cherry Glaze

Pretty in pink and yellow! A bright, summery cupcake that will send your tastebuds on a tropical vacation. A little cherry glaze ain’t going to hurt! These cupcakes are not only pretty, but also moist and fluffy! And surprise, there is a cherry inside! Let’s discuss about these beauties, shall we? A basic cupcake recipe […]

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No-Cook, Guilt-Free Truffles

Chewy, chocolatey, indulgent, addictive, satisfying, nourishing, wholesome and healthy! Why do all things so addictive not so waist friendly? Why do I crave for chocolate at all times? Why do I have such a big sweet tooth? These bite size beauties are my solution! Kiddos refuse to believe that these truffles are indeed good for […]

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Brown Butter Maple Rice Krispie Treats

Brown butter-maple rice krispie treats layered with salted dark chocolate-maple ganache. Kids and I planned a surprise whale watching trip over the weekend as a bonus gift for dad’s birthday. He loves….loves  the ocean! He might even trade his couch and TV to live at the sea⛵️. Had an awesome trip to the Monterey Bay […]

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Oat Fries

A creative take from the usual mozzarella fries, fish fries, chicken fries and polenta fries! Heart healthy oats is more versatile than served in a bowl every morning. Oats is simply cooked with some stock, cooled in a pan, cut into sticks, breaded and fried. Great even in kids lunch box served with marinara sauce. Simply […]

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Cashew Meringue Cookies

This is probably my first blog post with my Indian flavors. Meringues have always intrigued me! How can a liquid of mere eggs whites , with a few minutes of beating can transform into a cloud ? It can be broadly classified into 3 types – French , Swiss and Italian, depending on the method […]

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Blood Orange Fennel Granita

Oh, the luscious blood orange tree in my neighbor’s backyard and their kindness in sharing the bounty with us every year. Thanks guys! You got to love the color of the fruit inside, such a deep red. I wanted to capture that beauty without messing around with this pretty fruit. Granita is a semi frozen […]

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Coconut Beet Macaroons

Coconut macaroon is all dressed up for Valentines day! What is more appropriate for this romantic day than some pink and chocolate? The addition of beet gives a lovely pink shade to the traditional cookie. These cookies are great homemade gifts for all your friends and family on this special day! If you prefer a […]

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Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies

I have been wanting to finish up a jar of almond butter that has been sitting in the back of the kitchen cabinet for a while now! Both kids have not really embraced almond butter as much as I would like them to! Sylvester likes to dip apple slices into almond butter mixed with honey once […]

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