Friday, December 30, 2011

Chickpea Yogurt Salad....step by step.



This is my favorite healthy salad ... a perfect break from all the Christmas goodies. Not a bit of oil of any kind in this salad, I used plain fresh yogurt/curd... perfect meal with roti or you can have it own its own (preferably chilled) ...a true protein packed salad...perfect to free your system from all the Christmas goodies.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes....Again!!



Yes, I made my favorite moist, chocolate cupcake again. I made these as Christmas gifts for my friends......this time I added a handful of chocolate chips to the batter and sprinkled some (generous) on top....for that extra extra chocolate.....If you have not tried these cupcakes TRY IT NOW

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Boil And Bake Fruit Cake/Christmas Cake ......step by step.



Every year I soak dry fruits in rum or brandy by the beginning of November to make fruit cake for Christmas, this year due to some reason I was not able to do so. Christmas is always a month of cakes and cookies and kids were adamant that they want a fruit cake and I was in a dilemma, thankfully I came across this wonderful space and was happy to know that you can actually boil the dry fruits with the butter and water and cool it and mix it with the dry ingredients...ta da...fruit cake is ready. I immediately tried the cake and it came out wonderful.


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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Martha Stewart's Chocolate Cupcakes......step by step.



I am a bit wary of using oil in cakes instead of butter, but this recipe made me realize that using oil is as good as using butter. A cake for those who want to reduce butter in their baking....and for those who are still wary of using oil in cakes like I was....its past tense now! :)

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuna / Fish Cutlets......step by step



These crunchy fish cutlets has been sitting untouched in my drafts for quite sometime now. With the festive season around the corner I think it's the right time to make some fish cutlets. I have posted vegetable cutlets which is my daughter, Nidhi's favorite. She just cannot stand fish.....a veggie by all means in a purely non veg family.

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Grilled Corn On The Cob......step by step


After so much of cakes and cookies, I am sharing an easy grilled corn which you can do on the stove top. The best part is it is fat free....no oil....no butter... and yes HEALTHY too!



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Friday, December 02, 2011

Spiderman Cake for my son...


From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to each other.
Emily Matthews
The very first day of December brings so much joy in our family......10 years ago on December 1st our son was born....my very own Christmas gift.

My son wanted a Spiderman cake for his birthday, he has been wanting that for such a long time and I promised him that I will make one for him, but even when I promised him I had no idea 'how' I will make it. No idea at all. Anyways, I thought I will give it a try seeing his enthusiasm....he even proclaimed to his friends and family that "amma is going to make a spiderman cake for my birthday"....and honestly I dint have a clue on HOW TO....


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