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[7 Jun 2011 | 45 Comments | ]
Oatmeal and Banana Scones – Perfect Way to a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast recipes cease to change in many households due to lack of time or inability to adapt to new tastes. If it is traditional Indian flat breads or Parathas all year long in my mom’s place, Idlies or steamed rice cakes adorns the breakfast table in my In-laws house. To break the monotony I started introducing various grains and fruits in baking along with various healthy breakfast recipes immediately after my marriage. Today we all enjoy to feast on our breakfast of Muesli crumble, Ragi pancakes, barley scones or granola bars with the same enthusiasm.

Oatmeal never tasted that great before!” is the comment from my son after having a bite of these Oatmeal and banana scones 🙂

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[12 Apr 2011 | 37 Comments | ]
Wholewheat Mini Pears Pie with Cinnamon and Palm Sugar

The unexpected guests who were allergic to cream, condensed milk & eggs, made me bake these mini pears pie, and I am delighted I did the same! Else dessert is normally a frosted cake or fresh fruits with cream. And this time I thought of making a pie with pears instead of the ubiquitous Apples and bake them in individual mini tarts. Quite easy to assemble, these Mini Pears Pie also give more crust to bite upon than the single crust pies.

The uneven look of the pie crust is due to the hard dough which almost crumbled when I lined the moulds. But then the result is a very delightful pie with a crisp base and a soft filling of red pear. Cinnamon and palm sugar combo give the extra flavors and healthy touch to this delicious pie .

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[22 Mar 2011 | 41 Comments | ]
Baked Spinach Balls – An Appetizing Starter and a Scrumptious Healthy Snack

“The other bunch is free with the one you bought” said the vendor after watching the amused looks on my face. “No one buys these greens here, and I want to empty my cart madam” he continued. Yes Spinach is not a very common sight in many kitchens of South India…good for me, I got my bounty 😉  But then after coming home I was perplexed about how should I make use of these huge piles of lovely greens strewed all over my dinning table!  Palak paneer was surely not in my list, neither was the spinach chapattis which my family is now bored of eating.

The whole of last week went on a spinach bonanza…baking, curries and smoothies..have tried more and enough with these greens in my kitchen. These starters is one such experiment, and if you are a spinach lover then this is a must try for you too. These no-oil Spinach ball starters, soft from inside and crisp on the outside is so simple to make, never new Spinach could give me a winner recipe 🙂

Baking bites, scones »

[8 Mar 2011 | 47 Comments | ]
Eggless Barley & Raisin Scones – A Scrumptious Breakfast to Start Your Day With!

I had my first shot of Barley when my mom thought I needed extra energy to pep up myself after my pregnancy. And Barley water used to be the regular alongside the loads of other tasteless, bitter and weired food on my plate 🙁 Never thought I would develop a liking for this grain. Thanks to internet I am loving it all over again!

My pantry now proudly displays this wonder grain and my breakfast table is always filled with a few dishes from it,  Barley flavored water being the most common amongst all.  And to add a few more flavors in my cooking, got a mail from the editors of a famous social site for Indian blogs BlogAdda that my blog Lite Bite is being featured on their Home page 🙂 Motivating indeed..

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[22 Feb 2011 | 56 Comments | ]
A Bread, a Brownie and Wonderful Zucchini All The Way!

Sometimes simple things in life can bring in windfall gains and mine came through the wonderful vegetable Zucchini I bought this weekend. Yes, this small veggie got transformed into three different delectable dishes for my family last Sunday. A bread, a brownie and a few pancakes. Thought of posting all together but then restrained myself doing the same, as the post will become too long and will be difficult to categorize all. So here are the two Zucchini delights for you to indulge in…a bread and a brownie. Don’t miss out on the easy & quick breakfast of Zucchini savory pancakes.

The plain Zucchini bread with no other flavors and very less of sugar tasted very good and was liked by me and my hubby. The chocolate in the brownies marred the flavors and taste of the veggie but anyway became a hit with my kids 🙂

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[5 Feb 2011 | 52 Comments | ]
Oats & Wholewheat Eggless Vegetable Quiche

Quiche is one of those exotic European dishes baked with cheese, eggs and milk mixture which can make a very filling and healthy meal in itself. And home baked Quiche has an advantage of adding extra veggies and also curbing those fats which makes it quite heavy. Simple & easy to make, a Quiche can adopt various forms with the savory to sweet fillings you add in the baked pastry. The eggs used in the filling gives Quiche a light and fluffy texture, but believe me this egg less version tastes as good as if not the exact version, of the French Quiche 🙂

baking medley, Festive bites, fresh fruit desserts »

[24 Jan 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
A Refreshing Yogurt & Strawberry Dessert

There is nothing special in this dessert except the fact that I wanted to try my hands on Macarons. I do lots of baking but mine is restricted to just cakes, muffins, cookies and bread. Never got inclined to baking anything lying outside my territory. The pretty & colorful Macarons posted in many fellow bloggers got me attracted.

baking medley, Lunchbox bites, rice recipes »

[29 Dec 2010 | 30 Comments | ]
Easy Vegetable Rissoto

Risotto-a warm Italian rice recipe is a perfect dish for the winter season. Slow cooked in vegetable broth, cheese, veggies and butter this makes a delicious main course. The method of cooking and the rice variety used is what makes Risotto somewhat different from some common rice dishes such as fried rice, pilaf or pulav.

The creamy texture of Risotto comes with the special variety of rice used to make it, and the slow cooking to release the starch from the rice.The Risotto should be served in a flat plate and should be eaten within few minutes of serving; else it can become too dry.

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[21 Dec 2010 | 33 Comments | ]
A Healthy Wholewheat Veggie Pot Pie

Pot pie is a baked pie recipe, which is filled with loads of veggies and covered with whole-wheat or flaky pastry. Easy to make and healthy, these are a perfect and wholesome dish for the cold winter nights.

The top crust can be made flaky with refined flour or a bit dense and chewy with wholewheat. Since I like whole grain in my baking recipes, I baked this pot pie with whole-wheat pastry which was similar to a baked wheat biscuit texture.

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[16 Nov 2010 | 36 Comments | ]
A few Sprigs of Dill and a Baked Pinwheel Snack

Snack time is the most awaited moments on any weekend, time when the whole family sit together and enjoy these small pleasures of life. It is the time when most of us are a bit relaxed and can spend extra hours in our kitchen.

Easy & quick to make these baked Pinwheels made with cheese and Dill is an absolute delight with a hot cup of tea.

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