Luscious Lemon Bar

With summer around the corner I love making fruity desserts since fresh fruits are readily available in stores.  But the first thing comes to mind on a hot summer day is the cool refreshing freshly made lemonade.  With that in mind, I thought to make this lemon bar which is tangy, sweet and full of…

Raisin Bran Muffins

  Bran is the outer shell of the grain that has high amount fiber.  Wheat is not grown in Sri Lanka due to warm climate.  But Sri Lanka’s primary food crop is rice.  When rice is milled the husk/out shell is usually thrown away or used as cow feed or to use as manure for crops….

Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Here is a very simple Kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes.  When I was working in New York City, I always go to the Whole Foods market to get lunch.  They have healthy salad bar and hot dishes – buffet style.  In fall, this Kale salad is one of my favorite.  They make this salad…

Green Juice

Kale leaves are quite fibrous.  When Kale is juiced, it has to be torn into smaller pieces.  Also depending on the juice machine, it might be difficult to get the juice since it does not produce juice like other fruits.  To get the maximum amount of juice, first I juiced few slices of apples and…

Lemon Scented Cranberry Scones

For some reason I always thought scones are a difficult thing to make.  I think I tried to make scones couple of years ago and it was a disaster.  That’s all, I stopped and never thought about it.  So with the Thanksgiving long weekend, I had some extra time and I wanted to make something…

Orange-Lemon Scented Cookies

  Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon orange extract (optional) 2 tablespoons powdered sugar ½ cup all purpose flour Powdered sugar   Method Add butter and sugar to a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and…