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Quinoa Salad & Other Things

Quinoa, the wonder food does not often make its appearance in my kitchen. But it came in handy today as I wanted something really light for lunch instead of going through the rice/curry rigmarole....

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Bagels

Of late, I have been baking a lot with yeast. And the smell of bread being baked is so wonderful. A handful of ingredients and the house is filled with magical aromas…. The only...

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Pineapple Pies

The other night I happened to watch Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook /Melbourne and that episode had some pretty pineapple pies. I couldn’t wait to get started particularly when all the ingredients were ready and...

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Bejewelled Black Rice Salad

A salad of black rice, chicken, cucumber & pomegranate There has been quite a few posts of black rice on my blog and my latest is a salad that I made yesterday. I had...

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Ricotta cake

I was in Delhi recently but instead of haunting familiar places (for ingredients, need I say) I was down with a severe cold. Luckily my husband got some of the stuff that I needed...

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Masur Dal With Amaranth Stems

Lentils cooked with amaranth stems One of the most common leafy greens we consume is the amaranth. Although they grow throughout the year they are at their most prolific during this season. Even though...

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Amaranth Polenta Quiche

Jamun/Indian blackberry blooms…sign of Spring March moved on to April with some hint of rain but never a full-fledged storm the kind that we usually associate with the month. There’s this film of dust...

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Cherry Frangipane Tart

It’s not cherry season now but the tinned cherries I got from my recent trip went into making this cheery tart with a frangipane filling. I used some pastry dough left from making a...

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Star fruit pie

I have often mentioned in my posts about the acidic fruits of our region. You certainly don’t want to bake with most of them. The other day as I was picking my star fruits...