Rocky Road Cups

I was cleaning my kitchen and found some bits and opened packets of kids popcorn, dried apricots, Easter egg M & M, lotus biscuit and some cooking chocolate. What a coincidence! I decided to throw everything together and make a bowl of rocky road candy. When I made rocky road bars last time using a…

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Stick Man Halloumi Fries

Tara had halloumi fries for the first time at Harvester and she loved it. I made a big batch of halloumi fries for the family and a neighbor who came home for evening coffee. Ingredients: A pack of halloumi (225 gms) 1/4 cup plain flour 2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs, optional Paprika to taste Cajun seasoning…

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Cocoa and Nuts Butter

I make a fresh batch of nuts butter very often. I’m pretty much against using store bought spreads or nuts butter for my daughter because they almost always contain palm oil and refined sugars. Trust me ! Once you make nuts butter by yourself, you’ll stop buying it from stores. I make different kind of…

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Okra Fingers

Okra is my favourite vegetable. When I was new to UK, I was too sad that okra isn’t that abundantly available like how it is back home in India. Okra is available once in a while in tesco and when I see it, I immediately buy it. That said, my daughter hates okra. I tried…

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Wholewheat Dairy free Pancakes

By now it is well established that I don’t go by measurements when it comes to pancakes. I had some banana that were too ripe and wanted to use them immediately. So I made wholewheat banana pancakes that are dairy free and egg free. I have used hazelnut milk in this recipe. It’s completely your…

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Gruffalo Dosa

Today my daughter had a really disturbed sleep. Poor thing woke up at 5 and wanted me to play. I put her back to sleep at 7, woke up, went for a run and had nothing else to do. We read Gruffalo book last night so I decided to make some fun gruffalo dosa this…

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Spicy Black-Eyed Beans Salad

We South Indians make a spicy curry or “sundal” with legumes. Black eyed beans curry used to be something that I’ve always loved! I usually make it with simple curry powder or make the masala version that I learnt from my friends in Pune. I buy dried beans, soak them in water for a couple…

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Peek-a-boo Popsicles

My daughter loves Lotus Biscoff spread. When she just started walking, she opened the kitchen cupboard, opened a jar of lotus spread and started eating it. I don’t give her too much of store bought spreads because they are loaded with sugar, empty calories and preservatives. It’s been a year since she had lotus biscoff…

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Green Bell Pepper Curry

My daughter initially hated green bell pepper. I made peace with the fact that okay it’s a vegetable she doesn’t like and she will eat it one fine day. Never thought that “one fine day” would come so soon. Last month I made this curry for some friends who came home for lunch. She loved…

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