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Whole wheat Atta bread

I am experimenting with baking bread at home for about six months now. I stopped bringing commercial sliced bread for some time now. I was put off by all the preservatives and other chemicals used in the production of bread. Also, everybody in my family enjoys the artisan bread with butter or bowl of soup.… Continue reading Whole wheat Atta bread

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Roasted purple sweet potato with piri piri spice

Last week I had two new things in my pantry, I found these beautiful purple sweet potatoes in my local market and picked up Piri Piri spice on a whim at my grocery store. I roasted the potatoes with the piri-piri mix and it was a great hit. My husband who is not a sweet potato fan… Continue reading Roasted purple sweet potato with piri piri spice

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Heartburn​ (Acid reflux) home remedies

I've been suffering from acid reflux for over ten years now. It became much frequent in the last couple of years.Last year my doctor advised me to take a popular over the counter acidity medicine ( a proton pump inhibitor) for six months. Which gave me relief for that time, but created a much serious… Continue reading Heartburn​ (Acid reflux) home remedies

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Bubble green tea with Chia seeds

One of my favorite guilty pleasure is iced green tea latte from Starbucks. I also love the bubble tea available in Asian tea shops. This is my way of combining both those flavors, making it healthy with chia, minus the extra sugar. Here is how I make it. 1 Tablespoon chia seed 1.5 Teaspoons matcha… Continue reading Bubble green tea with Chia seeds

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Green Tea and Walnut Cupcakes​

My love affair with matcha tea goes on. Here is my recipe for green tea cupcakes it is also a big favorite of my kids. The recipe can be easily doubled. This makes 12 medium size cupcakes. 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup sugar 1 and 1/4 teaspoon… Continue reading Green Tea and Walnut Cupcakes​

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Homemade Facial Toner- DIY

Like so many of you ,I've been looking at ways to cut chemicals from my every day life . I've tried and tested several recipes for home made toners and this one works best for me. My skin is very oily and after moving in a warm tropical climate it is becoming even more oilier.… Continue reading Homemade Facial Toner- DIY

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Spicy and sweet quinoa salad

Ingredients 1 cup red quinoa 4 scallions chopped 2 tbs green raisins or dried cranberries 1 green chilli chopped 1 tbs chopped cilantro 2 tbs roasted  pine nuts 1 tbs lime juice salt to taste Instructions Boil 2 cups water. Wash quinoa and add to the boiling water. Cook on medium heat till quinoa is done and… Continue reading Spicy and sweet quinoa salad