Carrot Zucchini Bars

  This recipe has been in my mind for a while and some how I have missed it.  I saw this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website probably 2 years ago.  Finally I had a chance to make this yummy bars.  These bars are so healthy and packed with nutrition.  I omitted the cream…

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. …

Coconut Banana Bread

Finally I found the best banana bread.  I have made and have posted banana breads in the past.  But this time, I think I nailed it.  I have been looking for banana bread that is soft, moist but firm and that is what I got out of this recipe.  I think the coconut I added…

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…

Zucchini Cardamom Bread

I have been in the mood of making zucchini recipes.  It is the time to get a lot of fresh zucchinis in the market and normally I am not a fan of zucchini.  But after baking a few recipes, I fell in love with zucchini. This unique recipe combines the flavor of cardamom and nutmeg….

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…

Carrot Cup Cakes

I am not a fan of carrots and I rarely eat them and if so, it should be in salads.  But this morning I was wondering what to make for breakfast and found a big bag of carrots in the refrigerator. So immediately came up with the idea of about making these carrot cup cakes.  They don’t…

Blueberry Coconut Loaf

This fragrant bread recipe should be baked in a 8×4 inch loaf pan.  Since I did not have that size, I baked it in the standard 9×5 inch loaf pan.  The loaf came out a little small but rose well. Ingredients: 1½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼…

Blueberry Banana Bread

As opposed to plain banana bread, this gives extra fragrance of blueberries.  Adding blueberries also gives a sour-tart taste on top of the sweet banana taste.  Walnuts add extra crunchiness to this soft and moist bread.  You can store this bread wrapped in an aluminum foil or cling wrap in the refrigerator for up to…