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[15 Nov 2011 | 39 Comments | ]
Wholewheat & Veggie Savory Cake – A Healthy Breakfast Treat

No Pancakes, no Parathas, no Upma and no Sandwiches please…we want something different for breakfast tomorrow” my son made a demand last night. “We are ready to wait for a little extra time mom, so no excuses” my daughter informed with a blink. First half of the night was spent turning from one side of bed to other, thinking about that ‘something different’. Why not take one ingredient each from all the breakfast recipes and …Yes I got it, now sleep tight Zzzzz…

Wholewheat from parathas, semolina from Upma, yogurt from pancakes and veggies from sandwiches and here I am with this healthy yet ‘something different‘ on a lazy Sunday morning breakfast table…Tada! Big smile on their faces and I know that the effort of baking this delightful savory cake is really worth taking 🙂

Featured, Festive bites, nutri bombs »

[18 Jul 2011 | 70 Comments | ]
Peanut Butter Fudge with Nuts & Caramel Topping

A sweet indulgence – making Fudge is very common during festivals and many religious ceremonies in India. Though Wiki defines it as a western confectionery, for me a fudge is what completes any Indian festivity as long as I remember. From the humble melt-in-mouth Besan ki chakki (chickpea flour fudge) to the more exotic Kaju Katlis (cashew fudge) Indian festivals are incomplete without these goodies. With loads of sugar, butter and milk to go into making these fudge, these goodies are truly a sinful indulgence!

Peanut butter fudge is high on calories but if eaten in moderation it could provide all the health benefits attached with peanuts in your diet. These Nutty Peanut butter Fudges are highly addictive and a word of caution is to keep a tab on the number of times you open your refrigerator 🙂

Breakfast bites, Foods that heal, milkshakes and smoothies »

[1 Jul 2011 | 12 Comments | ]
Wonder Food Goji Berries and A Smoothie Recipe

I am on a Goji Spree, yes this wonder berry is omnipresent in all my meals. Goji on my breakfast table with oatmeal porridge, in lunch along with yogurt Kadhi and in dinner too with my pulav recipe! Goji berries which were evading me till date are now proudly occupying the most coveted place in my basket during my monthly trip to the health store.

Baking bites, Breakfast bites, scones »

[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 🙂

Lunchbox bites, Soup »

[30 Apr 2011 | 16 Comments | ]
Whole Lentil and Mint Soup – A Healthy & Comforting Broth

A bowl of soup could be a perfect meal when one is looking out for something light to eat which is comforting and filling as well. Though steamy soups remind that of chill winter nights, this healthy broth could be a refreshing delight during summer as well when served cold. This whole lentil soup is one such recipe which comes handy in all weather. The Whole lentil and Mint soup with cherry tomato Foccasia bread is a great combo for a scrumptious dinner.

Breakfast bites, pancakes »

[4 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Healthy Wheatgerm Pancakes
I received a lovely parcel from Nivedita with the mystery ingredient in it some days back as a format for the Arusuvai chain. She sent a set of beautiful coral bowls and a hand painted stone with a thoughtful message ‘Lets’ grow together’. The mystery ingredient was not too difficult to find out. The cornflour powder which she sent for me to identify and make something out of it was transformed into Ragi cookies and these healthy Wheat germ Pancakes.
I decided to include this post for the chain, as these Pancakes are pretty easy to make than the cookies and can be a very filling breakfast recipe.

Baking bites, baking medley, kids lunchbox »

[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 🙂

Breakfast bites, Healthy Drink »

[8 Mar 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
A Few Grains of Barley and Three Refreshing & Healthy Drinks!

Barley drinks are an excellent coolers for summer time. Easy to make, refreshing and healthy, Barley water is one of my favorite drink of any time. And now that my kids love the flavors too I make them often for my family. Try these quick energizer and am sure you will fall in love with it!

Festive bites, Foods that heal, halwa »

[8 Mar 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
The Wonder grain Barley – Health Benefits and a Delicious Dessert

Barley reminds me of my pregnancy when I had to gulp that glassful of white, odorless and tasteless fluid religiously. Times have changed after the constant browsing and learning more about food and health through internet. Though there are schools which are for and against the wholegrain in diet, I go with the former. As I don’t make the wholegrain as my staple food but add them as a supplement with my veggies, fruits and lentils.

Baking bites, muffins »

[1 Mar 2011 | 57 Comments | ]
Wholewheat English Muffins – A Healthy Breakfast treat!

‘I am a Muffin Man’..and here is what I baked, an English Muffin on a griddle! And my daughter never stopped humming the rhyme the whole day with these muffins in her hand 🙂 Ever since I made my healthy Palm sugar Mixed fruit preserve I was thinking of a great accompaniment to supplement it. And what better than a hot whole-wheat English Muffins right from the griddle.

Unlike the oven baked muffins with leavening agents, these English muffins baked with yeast are extremely light and soft in texture. These are actually quick-baking breads and make a good breakfast when smeared with butter, honey or fruit preserves. These are generally made in small portions and are generally not very sweet and are devoid of frosting. Made in flat circular shape these muffins are traditionally split open with a fork and served with hot butter with tea.

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