Blueberry Orange Muffin

Blueberries are in season now and I I love them. I eat them as is, add them to salads and of course use them in a lot of baked goods.  If you search my website for blueberries, you will find a lot of recipes with them.  These blueberries are little gems packed full of vitamins and antioxidants….

Apple Blueberry Crumble

I found this recipe on the WebMD website which is very healthy and totally vegan.  You can replace blueberries with other fruits such as raspberries, blackberries or even apricots etc.  Chopped almonds gives additional flavor and richness to the topping. Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped green apple 1 ½ cups blueberries 1 tablespoon castor sugar…

Pumpkin Pudding with Walnut Topping

Ingredients: Butter for greasing 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1-2 tablespoons walnuts chopped 1 teaspoon butter softened 1 teaspoon brown sugar Method: Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease about 4 custard cups and set aside (it depends on the size of…

Cardamom Scented Apple Crumble

Ingredients: 2 green (granny smith) apples 1 1/2 cups blackberries 1/4 cup light brown sugar zest and juice of one orange Butter for greasing For topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup slivered almonds crushed 2 tablespoons cold butter 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds Pinch of salt   Method: Preheat…

Fiery Red Thai Curry

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste 1 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 cup medium thick coconut milk 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 3/4 cup string beans cut into…

Oatmeal with Dried Fruit Compote

Ingredients: 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 cups water ½ cup milk Pinch of salt ½ cup chopped dried fruits (such as pear, apple, plum, apricot etc.) 1 ½ cups water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut toasted 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts Method: To prepare oatmeal, bring water…

Apple Sacks in Orange Sauce

I love crepes especially with fresh fruits.  I have posted many crepe recipes and I wanted to do something totally different in taste wise and display wise.  So I thought of making these crepes with cooked apples.  I added some crushed ginger to the apples to give some spiciness.  Initially I was a bit afraid…

Vaazhi Pazha Paniyaram

இலங்கையில் வாழைப்பழ பணியாரம் வாய்ப்பான் என்றும் கூறப்படும். Ingredients:  2 medium sized bananas (yields ¾ cup mashed banana 2 teaspoons butter melted ¼ cup brown sugar 1 cup all purpose flour Oil for deep frying Method Peel and mash the bananas Mix mashed bananas, butter, sugar and flour with fingers – make sure there are no lumps…

Praline Topped Cheesecake Squares

I saw this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website which is one of my favorite websites (http://www.bhg.com).  When made, most of their recipes come out extremely good and in perfect shape.  So when I saw this recipe, I kept thinking of making and this weekend was the perfect timing since my friend had a…

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Ingredients 1 lb green apple (2 medium, preferably granny smith for its tart taste) 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries Zest and juice of one orange 1/3 cup brown sugar For Topping: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup walnuts ground ¼ cup rolled oats ¼ cup brown sugar 5 tablespoons cold butter ½ teaspoon cinnamon  …