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Vegan blueberry and orange cupcakes

Vegan blueberry and orange cupcakes

It’s been a long time since I baked cakes – three years – to be precise.  I won’t go into the reasons as it is like going into a rabbit hole, and I might not emerge at all to finish the post. Since last couple of weeks I accompany Mr.P on weekend jaunts — which read more

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Raw Vegan Vanilla Doughnuts

So, I am back and this is what we made; Raw vanilla doughnuts: Raw version of traditional doughnuts. They do not taste the same as cooked doughnuts but have a similar mouthfeel For some years now I have been considering a raw-vegan diet.  While ‘considering’ is very easy, for me the temptation for cooked food 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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Vella Payaru – Black eyed peas in a jaggery based sweet

  When we cook black-eyed-peas in a sweet roast, we call it ‘vella payaru’. It literally translates as ‘jaggery with black eyed peas’. This is the offering I made today as prasad or bhog. It is a very tasty dish, and gets done in minutes. Since I am blogging a dish every day, I am read more

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Vegan Vanilla Sugar Cookies

I am making efforts to streamline things on the site, and that includes making an easy start. When it comes to baking, cookies are considered the easiest. Last time I made savoury herb cookies, so it seems right to feature sweet cookies this time, and as usual we begin with the simplest kind. I have read more

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Musk melon soup with coconut milk

I was surprised seeing the number of mails that landed into my in-box after my last post on gluten free cupcakes was published. Surprised pleasantly. A few expressed happiness as the cupcakes did not contain any exotic or not-so-easily-available ingredients, and that they were just happy to have something healthier than all purpose flour, which read more

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