Easy Carrot Pudding (Gajar Halwa)

Desserts | December 15, 2017 | By

I know healthy-dessert is an oxymoron however this Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding) recipe holds true to both. Besides there’s no better way to prepare for the cold winter weather than to devour a bowl full of soul-warming Gajar Halwa (carrot pudding) made with fresh carrots, homemade ghee and coarsely ground cardamom! This recipe was a result of being snowed in last year and I made it again recently as soon as the temperatures dropped. 


Apple Crisp (Paleo)

Desserts | December 29, 2016 | By

There are five ways in which I like eating apples:

  1. Slices of apple slathered with some creamy almond butter
  2. Microwave chopped apples for 2 minutes and top with coconut butter and raisins
  3. Apple pie
  4. Apple and cashew milk smoothie
  5. And this yummy APPLE CRISP!


Spiced Cookies (Anise, Cardamom & Fennel)

Desserts | December 27, 2016 | By

This is my favorite time of the year, it’s festive and everyone is in holiday mode but for me, I honestly like the peace, quiet and the much needed time to introspect. Its been over a year since I started blogging, even though the posts haven’t been consistent, this is still a big part of me. I’ve been thinking more about the focus of upcoming posts, apart from recipes and some health driven posts, it’s going to be based on spices…so 2017 is going to be Spice Year in the blog space. The intent is to read and learn about the nuances of blending spices and then use the blends in recipes.


Fresh Fig Pie

Desserts | September 5, 2015 | By

I make a weekly ritual trip to the local Trader Joe’s, this is something I have been doing for years now.
Its best to avoid going there on an empty stomach, you typically end up making bad choices! This really holds true for any grocery store. Also for some reason people believe that everything at TJ’s is healthy and that’s so not right. However, I do love it when they carry seasonal fruits, fresh figs and blood orange being my favorites.


Bitten by the Baking Bug – Paleo Marble Loaf

Growing up in India I hardly ever baked, there were really good baked goods available in local bakeries and cake shops so there was no need to bake at home. Also it was not something I grew up with, Indian food doesn’t involve a lot of baking. Even the handful of times when I did bake it was a disaster so I resorted to boxed cake mix if I really wanted to bake.