Mini Spiced Zucchini Spelt Loaves

Mini Spiced Zucchini Spelt Loaves

Simple, warm, spongy Mini Spiced Zucchini Loaves made with spelt flour, go perfectly with afternoon tea but are even better when slightly toasted with morning coffee! Why do we food bloggers work so hard and put in so much effort to develop recipes? Recipes that already exist in one form or another! I mean why are there so many chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookie recipes out there? And countless brownies and numerous pumpkin pies and myriad banana and zucchini breads? Is it because all those chocolate cakes disappointed you and so you decided you had to alter it to your palate? Or because you are a creator by nature and you simply had to contribute something that was yours to the internet universe? I asked myself these questions not while attempting my third mini spiced zucchini loaf but later while eating what seemed like my 50th piece (it really wasn’t). I couldn’t put my finger on it? Pinterest is full of zucchini bread, cake, muffin recipes and I can easily open any one of them and bake it. After all someone needs to do the testing as well, right? Ok granted that I wanted to use a slightly healthier […]

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Berry Almond Baked Oatmeal

Berry Almond Baked Oatmeal

This Berry Almond Baked Oatmeal will make a great summer breakfast and it won’t make you feel guilty one bit since it is gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free and vegan! Things I learnt this past week. I can live without cake My brain wont die without coffee My world won’t collapse without chocolate Cooking without oil or any kind of fat is not awful Berries and nuts make as great a snack (if not better) as cookies I can be a cynical person. I have always been skeptical about diets and I never understood why and how some people can be on constant diet. Giving up good food, different kinds of food, the ability to indulge in fried / cheesy / decadent goodness in order to be thin always seemed like sacrilege! I believe in balance and being healthy and eating well. But lately, I had been at the other extreme of the leaf-eating kind, with way too much sugar and indulgence and no self-control. I follow enough food bloggers to know that they don’t sit and eat their amazing cakes for all meals. Many of you give it away to friends and neighbors or share with work colleagues. Since I […]

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Blondies

These Peanut Butter Blondies are gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and make a great snack when you are craving for a sweet treat and need something quick! Don’t you think naming your own recipes is really hard? Especially if it is not as straight forward as a triple chocolate cake or birthday yellow cake. How does one name recipes? Do you just list all the main ingredients? Do you list the ingredients that you can actually taste? OR do you list the ingredients that are optimized (for getting more likes)? Now all those things can be different. Like say banana greek yoghurt chocolate chip muffin which also has peanut butter in it and is also gluten free and sugar free. I struggled with this one – should it be apple peanut butter blondies? OR almond peanut butter blondies? Or gluten free peanut butter blondies? Are they even blondies since there is no butter and sugar in there? I don’t think I want to go down that lane because then it will turn into a Sporkful episode of Is Cereal a Soup? Or Is Cheesecake a Pie? Those arguments are endless with no clear winning party! So anyway, I like short and simple […]

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One-Bowl Breakfast Brownie

Breakfast Banana Brownie

Banana breakfast brownie is all your favorite breakfast things in a delectable brownie form! Banana, peanut butter, chocolate, coconut –simply throw everything in a bowl, whisk it and you have amazing chocolate – banana brownies!  Oh yes, it happened! No point in living in denial anymore. We started with scorn, which gradually turned to surprise, which soon turned to shock and disbelief and has culminated in anger and disappointment. The long news channel speculations are over. Facebook and fake news have been blamed. The angry SM tirades and repartees are done. It gave us numerous new GIFs and a series of Women’s Marches which will go down in history. Now we keep vigil. Meanwhile personally, I had a nice week where I celebrated by X bday (Yes, I am at that age where I feel I must censor it in public!!) which was basically an excuse to get dressed up and go for a super nice 3 course dinner and make a 4 layer cake of Guinness, chocolate, brown butter and Whiskey caramel. Yes, it was boozy themed since I don’t go out to drink and party as much anymore, and so this was my way of jamming 90% of […]

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