Easy Homemade Orange Almond Butter

Homemade orange almond butter is a creamy, nutritious, vegan butter. A good alternative to those with peanut allergies. What is Almond Butter? Almond butter is a nut butter with roasted almonds. Preparation is similar to any homemade nut butter; roast almonds and grind to a smooth paste. Homemade orange almond butter is a variation of […]

Instant Pot Carrot Sabudana Kheer ~ Tapioca Pudding

Instant Pot carrot sabudana kheer is a delicious, easy Indian sweet. Theme of the Week – Colorful Food As my regular readers know, I do blogging marathons with a group of bloggers and we post theme based recipes 3 times a week. Theme for this week is colorful food and the first recipe is carrot […]

Thandai, Sweet & Spicy Drink for Holi

Holi is a festival of colors, celebrated all across India. The way it is celebrated varies from region to region. Regardless of region, common element is playing with colors, applying to friends and family. In many western and northern Indian states, food is also an important element in celebrating this Spring festival. Apart from array […]

Multi Colored Vermicelli Pudding ~ Vermicelli Payasam

Vermicelli payasam or kheer is one of the traditional sweets prepared all across India. It is a delicious, quick & easy preparation for many festivals Vermicelli is also known as semiya or seviyan. To prepare paysam, roast it in ghee, then cook in milk and garnish with roasted nuts. As with any recipe, there are […]

Basundi ~ Creamy Milk Dessert

Basundi is a milk based sweet from western India. It is a thick sweetened milk, flavored with cardamom and saffron, garnished with pistachios and almonds. In some versions of basundi, powdered nuts are also used. Traditionally to prepare basundi, whole milk is boiled with constant stirring until it reduces to ⅔ or ½ the original […]

Microwave Roasted Almonds

I had a planned on posting a mixed nuts laddu for the last day of ‘Go Nuts’ theme. Something came up and had to go out of town. Before I left, I made this quick spicy almonds. These almonds are not very spicy but spice level can be adjust to taste. I thought of making […]

Um Ali for #FoodOfTheWorld

This month Food of the World is traveling to Egypt. I made a popular middle Eastern dessert that originated in Egypt. Um Ali is an Egyptian version of bread pudding. Um Ali means Ali’s mother and this pudding is also called as Umm Ali or Om Ali. There are two popular stories on how this […]

Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti are Italian almond cookies made with almond meal or almond paste. These cookies are native to Saronno, Italy and originated during the Renaissance era. Amaretti cookies are similar to French Macaroons. These make a great accompaniment to ice-cream or can be made as a sandwich with ganache or jam filling. Crumbled amaretti can be […]

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Paprika Vinaigrette

Couple of months ago when I took up the theme cooking from Food 52 recipes, I bookmarked quite a few recipes from that site. I baked a few of those for this bake-a-thon. When I saw Rajani’s version of roasted broccoli from Food 52, I made it right away. I like broccoli when cooked properly […]

Apple Cake

In one of FB groups, whenever someone requests a recipe for apple cake, one of my virtual friends V always recommends Padma’s apple cake. I never got an opportunity to bake the cake until 10 days ago. The made 1/3rd of the recipe in my mini bundt pan and it was delicious. The cake is […]

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