Tropical Fruit Crepes with Chocolate Drizzle

    I have never had or even heard of “crepes” when I was growing up.  After I came to US, with the internet and so many recipe websites, blogs and recipe books I started making dishes that are not native to my place.  Initially I was into pancakes but as time went by I…

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. …

Spinach Jicama Salad with Champaign vinaigrette

I have seen this vegetable (actually it is a root/tuber) in the farmers market with n other varieties of yams and had been thinking of buying.  I first got introduced to this at the Whole Foods Market lunch buffet.  They always make a salad out of this which is so delicious.  Finally I decided to…

Pineapple Zucchini Cake with dried Cranberries

Who can resist a tropical pineapple flavor pared with cranberries and walnuts.  The original recipe called for shredded carrots.  I have made carrot cakes and Indian carrot sweets which had a “carroty” flavor and taste which I am not a fan of.  So I was looking for a twist and thought why not zucchini since…

Pineapple Zucchini Loaf

I have been longing to make a muffin or loaf with pineapple.  Pineapple is a very common fruit in Sri Lanka and there people even make pineapple curry (when the fruit is not too ripe).  So I was searching on the web for any pineapple loaf/bread/muffin recipes and I came across this recipe on allrecipes.com…

Apple Raisin Crepe Pouches in Strawberry Orange Sauce

Ingredients: For the sauce: 4 oz strawberries chopped 3-4 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon castor sugar For the filling: 1 granny smith apple 4 tablespoons raisins 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons ground almond (almond meal) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon For the crepes: 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 egg white 2 teaspoons…

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…

Blueberry Orange Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Pinch of salt 1 egg ¼ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup orange juice 2 teaspoon orange peel 3 tablespoons cooking oil ¾ cup fresh blueberries 8 walnut halves (optional) Method: Pre heat oven to 375F.  Lightly grease 8 muffin cups With an electric…

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…

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…