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Bhuja hua kaju barfi | Roasted cashew barfi

One week-day, when I was in a hurry and time seemed to be ticking away a little faster, I knew I could not wait for the ‘cashew barfi mix’ in the wok to cook even a minute longer, and poured it onto a jelly pan a few minutes earlier than I should have.  I willed, read more

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Thengai barfi | Coconut candy squares

  Tamil: Thengai barfi | Hindi: Nariyal or narial ki barfi | Marathi: Narali pak or copra pak | Gujarati: Koperapak | English translation: Coconut candy squares | A quick sweet made with just coconut scraping, sugar and cardamom powder. Till I came to Mumbai (then Bombay) I assumed coconut barfi was a South Indian read more

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Vegan Kitchen Basics – Oat Milk

In my previous post I had shared a recipe for almond milk.  While it is very tasty, it is not suitable for people allergic to nuts.  Oat milk is nut free. Some of you had requested that I post a cheaper alternative to dairy milk that can be taken on daily basis.  This is perfect. read more

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Almond nut milk | Non-dairy milks | GFCF | Vegan

Considering that I have been a vegan for quite a few years and make nut milks on a regular basis, this recipe should have arrived much earlier on the blog.   It did not feel important to me until a few emails nudged me.  Nice.   I always wanted to take a picture of milk in read more

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Cocoa hazelnut spread (Vegan homemade nutella)

Do you remember those lovely ghugras from my previous post?  Here is another gem where that came from! I was on a short vacation to Bangalore.  My parents had moved homes, so we were helping mom sort books and other things. We had simple, home cooked meals while I was at home, and most of read more

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Vegan strawberry and sherry vinegar ice cream

We are still getting gorgeous strawberries half-way through March.  Of course, we are making the most of it.  I love  strawberries and had a plan in place last week.  On Sunday morning Mr.P expressed thick coconut cream and coconut milk.  I had purchased two boxes of beautiful, red, plump strawberries the evening before. For inducing read more

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Vegan kitchen basics – Hot chocolate with cocoa and almond milk

I am on a short holiday from work and it is a different sort of bliss. I wake up to the opening strains of Aerosmith’s,  ‘something’s wrong with the world today’, dig into the crisper for a quick assessment of vegetables available, and decide upon the menu. Packed lunch for my son includes steamed rice read more

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