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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CHERRY ALMOND MILK

It’s that time of the year again ! Our annual Cherry picking at Brentwood,CA. I look forward to this more than my kids! Not sure if it is the fun of picking ripe red cherries of a tree rather than buying a box at a store or getting to taste so much of cherries(that the […]

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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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Chocolate Challah

Challah is a Jewish bread , enriched with eggs and traditionally braided. I have enriched the bread further with milk and butter to compliment the chocolatey filling. It is important for the eggs to be at room temperature. Be sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour earlier. Best served […]

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Nutella-Pretzel Bars

These bars hit every note in your taste buds. Salty, sweet, creamy and crispy ! Crumbly and buttery shortbread crust with the addition of oats, salty pretzels and nutella combined to make a mousse like filling , thin layer of dark chocolate glaze and sprinkled with sea salt to finish the deal. Granted the bars […]

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Dried Fruit Focaccia Bites

Focaccia is a slight modification of pizza dough, baked in a flat pan, topped  with sea salt and sometimes herbs. My local Safeway has a jalapeno and asiago focaccia which is highly addictive (my version will follow soon) . Focaccias are great on their own, or split , stuffed with meats and cheeses and grilled […]

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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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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cherry Rice Krispy Cake

The ever so humble rice krispy treats is all set for a Valentine’s gala. When you are looking for a different type of cake from the usual frosting laden ones (not that there is anything wrong with that), this one fits the bill. Simple, quick, and you don’t have to turn on your oven! Replace […]

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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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