Chocolate Strawberry Meringue Bars

When I say Chocolate Strawberry Meringue bars, yes it has 3 layers on top of a chocolate cookie base.  I went through many sites looking for a cookie bar recipe but I was not so tempted of the different ingredients that was used in cookie bars.  A lot of the cookie bars call for condensed…

Vegan Crepes with Grilled Pineapple and Orange Sauce

With the arrival of spring, I am already in the mood of making anything tropical.  I love tropical fruits like mangoes, papaya, pineapple etc.  All of a sudden I got an idea of making crepes with a tropical fruit.  Why not?  So drove to the grocery store and found a container of fresh cut pineapple. …

Honey Tahini Cookies

I was browsing for a recipe that uses tahini and came across this recipe on the food & wine website.  This recipe is so simple and quick.  A very healthy and gluten free recipe as well.  The combination of honey and tahini gives these cookies a pleasant fragrance and taste.  I would give a 5 stars…

Bottle Gourd in Almond Sauce

Bottle gourd – I never ate this vegetable when I was growing up, I don’t the reason – may be my mom never liked and never cooked or they thought it does not have any taste.  Yes, compared to other vegetable this is quite bland and watery taste.  But after coming to the united states,…

Sugar cookie mix almond bars

I usually don’t like buying cookie mix or cake mixes since they never have the flavor that we get when baking from scratch.  But with this cookie bar, it is a bit different.  The main flavor and taste comes from the almond paste topping and the fruit preserves.  The cookie dough was used just as…

Flourless Almond Cookies

Ingredients: 2 egg whites 1 cup almond meal/ground almonds 1 cup caster sugar ½ teaspoon almond extract About 15-20 whole almonds Method: Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside Lightly beat egg whites.  Add almond meal, sugar, and almond extract and beat with an electric mixer until combined and mixture is soft Let stand…

Mixed Nuts Maple Bars

Ingredients: ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 1 egg 1/3 cup maple syrup ¼ cup canola oil ¼ cup freshly squeezed ornge juice ¾ cup toasted mixed nuts (such as cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts) ½ cup chocolate chips Recips of Chocolate-Hazelnut…

Crunchy Almond Crepes with Orange Sauce

Ingredients: Pancake: ½ cup all purpose flour 1 egg white 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon sugar ¾ cup 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon orange peel Filling: ¼ cup generous whole almonds toasted ¼ cup almond meal/almond flour 2 tablespoon 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Sauce: 1 cup fresh orange…

Almond Ricotta filled Crepes with Raspberry coulis

Ingredients ½ all purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 egg white 1 tablespoon oil Pinch of salt Filling: 1 cup blanched almonds lightly toasted ½ cup ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons castor sugar Few drops of almond essence Raspberry Coulis 1 cup fresh raspberries 2 teaspoons castor sugar About ¼ cup water   Method: Make the…

Mixed Nuts & Herb Swirls

Ingredients: 1 17.3 oz. Package Puff Pastry sheets (2 sheets – Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets) 1 egg lightly beaten ¼ cup walnuts ¼ cup blanched/slivered almonds (almonds should not have any skin) ¼ cup Cashew nuts 4 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon dried tarragon ½ teaspoon…