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… Continue reading Tropical Fruit Crepes with Chocolate Drizzle

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. … Continue reading Vegan Crepes with Grilled Pineapple and Orange Sauce

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… Continue reading Spinach Jicama Salad with Champaign vinaigrette

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… Continue reading Pineapple Zucchini Cake with dried Cranberries

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… Continue reading Pineapple Zucchini Loaf

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… Continue reading Apple Raisin Crepe Pouches in Strawberry Orange Sauce

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… Continue reading Blueberry Orange Muffins

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… Continue reading Apple Sacks in Orange Sauce

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… Continue reading Almond Ricotta filled Crepes with Raspberry coulis