Free from Fridays: Gluten free, Egg Free Mini Raspberry and Orange Cheesecakes

Free from Fridays: Gluten free, Dairy Free Mini Raspberry and Orange Cheesecakes

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Do you sometimes fancy dessert but want something that’s refreshing or light? Well I am so excited to share this recipe post with you honestly this biscuit base is to die for, light, melt in the mouth, crumbly mmmmmm so tasty and it’s gluten free. Initially this blog post was going to be purely about these biscuits, but as  usual when the creative mind gets thinking there’s no stopping so here…

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Free from Friday’s: Coconut and Mango Lassi

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Yay it’s Friday, the sun’s shining, patio doors wide open, birds chirping and kids playing outdoors, you have to love and embrace every bit of this wonderful weather. Talking of weather what has been your temptation to cool down in this heat? Ice cream, ice lollies, cocktails, mocktails, cold beer or Lassi?  Free From Fridays this week brings to you a deliciously thick and creamy Indian yogurt…

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Kesar milk masala and coffee cake

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Do you remember the first time you tried coffee? What did you think of it, was it strong, bitter but full of aroma? Maybe it was just a sip you had and you knew whether you like it or loathe it am I right? Well, I must have been probably around 8 or 9 when I first experienced the taste of coffee and to my surprise I loved it but there was a reason behind that. First of all as kids we weren’t…

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Free from Friday’s: Kenyan style Spicy Corn on the Cob and Spinach Curry

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corn2Corn is one of Kenya’s staple food alongside beans and potatoes. The crunchy but sweet kernels can be eaten in many ways ie: boiled, roasted or more indulging and tasty curries. My first childhood encounter with corn was a delightful one, one that made me want more time after time, it was charcoal roasted corn on the cob seasoned with chilli powder, salt and lemon hmmm salty, spicy and sour the…

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Free from Friday’s: Green chilli and coriander marinated baby potato and pomegranate salad served with raita dressing

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Sometimes do you crave a salad that is full of flavour but filling too? Not just a plate of leaves served with dressing? Well hands up of you like potatoes, I absolutely love them, ever since a kid and even more when I saw that you can consume potatoes in so many forms from plain boiled to chips to croquettes and the list can carry on. What’s even better? Seriously the colour of potatoes ok we…

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Free from Friday’s: Gluten free Coconut and Fresh Cherry Yoghurt Cupcakes

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Gluten Free coconut, fresh cherry and yoghurt cupcakes

One cherry, two cherries, three cherries more….ooh I have 2.5kg box of  deep red, juicy and plump cherries in the fruit bowl to get through. Some eaten by the kids, some by hubby and majority by myself as every time I walk into my “paradise” which yes of course is my kitchen I pick on these cherries. They taste absolutely wonderful but…

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Guest post by Chintal from Chinskitchen : White Chocolate, Orange and Gulab Jamun Cheesecake, No Bake and Eggless

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I did a blog post for a fellow blogger and am so taken back by her wonderful and kind words. Thanks Sonal

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Chintalis my baking diva. why ? Well, you have to visit her blog Chinskitchento find out yourself! She bakes and bakes some more, the goodness and the aromas and the wonderful fusion flavors in her cupcakes, certainly makes her stand…

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Free from Friday’s: Baked Chocolate Tortilla’s with Cinnamon infused fruity salsa

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Have you ever thought about a”Dessert Party” where nothing but a variety of desserts are served? Hmm well I dreamt of it and it was so surreal, I saw myself surrounded by wonderful family and friends and trays of delicious cakes, pastries, bakes, chocolates and fruit. Yes this dream turned into thoughts when I started questioning why is it that whenever we mention chocolate and desserts we…

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Free from Friday’s: Gluten and Dairy Free Methi Theplas (spiced Indian Flatbreads)

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Thepla’s are not only a personal favourite but a family favourite, quite literally they are so versatile you can have them for breakfast, lunch, snack or even as a quick bite to eat on the go. There are many variations in making these deliciously spiced flat breads, you can be as creative and add spinach, carrots, bottlegourd, radish and the list goes on. I have chosen to share the classic…

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Chundo ( Hot, sweet and sour raw mango pickle)

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For many who read my blog surely know by now my penchant for mangoes they could be ripe, raw, Indian, Brazil, Dominican republic……. Why do I love them so much? Maybe it’s because I grew up in a tropical country surrounded by mango trees or because they add such a wonderful twist to any dish sweet or savoury. Well currently it’s the Indian mango season, at present we all are aware of the ban…

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