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Sunrise Smoothie: A diabetic Friendly Smoothie

…sing to take a next bite. My daughter will say “I don’t like it” clearly. I am in quest to learn what is healthy sugar, as my hubby is diabetic even a small portion of dessert can change his morning blood sugar. Nowadays even eating rice in the evening can affect his blood sugar. I always seen people saying if you substitute, dates, maple, honey is healthy it is good for diabetics.  So I decide to take a look at all the sugars through my own eyes…

Boondi Ladoo/ Boondi Laddu: Sweet chickpea flour balls: A gluten free dessert

…isses her. This sweet when you look at the videos and read the recipes it seems very easy, but in reality it is not that easy. It is mainly you must be careful with the two step in the process of making it. One sugar syrup consistency and second cooking the chickpeas ball, it should not be crunchy but it should be cooked right. If you can master that, then you are a winner. I was able to get it right this time.   Here comes the recipe of this de…

Kadala parippu Sundal/ Split Chick Peas Salad: For diabetic Awareness and Giveaway

…st with peanut butter. Lunch with rose matta rice and curries made of lentils and veggies. Evening there will be sugarless milk tea and a sundal/lentil snack. Dinner is at times chapathi and curry; mainly made with chana dal, black eyed peas etc.  Snacks are mainly fruits and occasional treats which I baked often. Now I am in quest of finding the combo of veggies, lentils, and flours other than whole-wheat flour that can keep the blood sugar low….

Mexican wedding cookies/ Snowball cookies

…ies, the almonds were first blanched and then toasted. I ground into powder along with ½ tablespoon of powdered sugar to prevent them from getting into nut butter. Then this ground almonds was mixed with All-purpose flour and powdered sugar along with butter. Reduce the butter amount from the original recipe.  I used vanilla extract and almond extract to get an extra flavor.  However after mixing everything the dough was still powdery, hence add…

Pani Popo: Samoan Coconut buns

…d powdered sugar as I found the recipe of King Arthur flour using cornstarch in the coconut milk. Since powdered sugar/ confectioners’ sugar contains cornstarch, I used 3 tablespoon of powdered sugar for ½ cup of coconut milk.  You can increase the amount of sugar if you want a really sugary bun. I baked buns with sweetened coconut sprinkled on the top, even though it is not in traditional recipe. These buns will be good with mixed vegetable st…

Orange Tiramisu: Daring Baker’s Challenge Feburary 2010

…ate (in the sieve) overnight or up to 24 hours. Keep refrigerated and use within 3 to 4 days. Vera’s notes: The first time I made mascarpone I had all doubts if it’d been cooked enough, because of its custard-like texture. Have no fear, it will firm up beautifully in the fridge, and will yet remain lusciously creamy. For Lady Fingers/Savoiardi Biscuits Egg, separated: 1 Granulated sugar: 2 tablespoon cake flour, sifted (or 1/4 cup…

Mango flavored Nanaimo Bar: Daring Baker Challenge January 2010

…elebration for 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. If you are a calorie conscious person, this dessert is not good for you, because it is dangerously loaded with sugar. Lauren suggested using homemade gluten free graham crackers. I was not able to find the gluten free flours suggested by her to make the homemade graham cracker. I used whole wheat flour for my graham crackers. I was a bit upset about as I baked the crackers a couple of min…

Zucchini Pineapple Ginger Cup Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

…and Turbinado sugar is different, the first one is used in tea and coffee, however for baking you need Muscovado sugar, and finally I got it from a specialty store at 1lb for $3. It is expensive, so experiment should to limited to cupcakes and muffins. I was convinced with result, Muscovado sugar imparts golden brown color and taste awesome.  Then comes searching for right recipe, I have seen zucchini chocolate cakes. However I am not chocolate…

Snickerdoodles: Cinnamon Sugar Dusted Cookies

…pes.com and changed the baking temperature as I thought it is slightly high. Instead of using regular granulated sugar and cinnamon for dusting the cookies, I used turbinado sugar, as I like the crunch of turbinado sugar better than anything else. I know lot of my friends grow up with these famous cookies and have grandma or mom’s recipe. Sure when you try this one it will make you nostalgic. Here goes the recipe. One year ago: Kuzhalappam / Rice…

Malpuri /Sweet Fried Pancake

…in the state of Kerala, India. I was curious as usual and wanted to try. I know street food has the magic which no other food can bring in. This Saturday I made it and it was easy to make needing only flour, sugar, cardamom and egg. Yes I know that fried goodies are not good for health. I occasionally ignore that warning just like a smoker who skips the warning on his cigarette packet. Upon searching the internet, I came to know that a recipe…

Three Cheese Carrot Red Bell Pepper Cupcake with Yogurt Cumin Frosting: Cupcake or Muffins?

…like a quick bread. When you hit it on wall you can hear “thud” sound. It doesn’t require creaming of butter or sugar and less fat and sugar content. No frosting. Cupcakes on the other hand are cake like, when you hit it in wall it you can hear” poof’’ sound. It has creaming of butter and sugar and has more fat and sugar content. It usually contains frosting.   I don’t know if these rules will be applicable to this savory cupcake or muffins….

Pineapple Grape Juice: No Sugar Added

…s from my home state, Kerala. My hubby says it is a six month project that I want to finish in one month. I have no comment on that. We buy lots of pineapple, and that’s because everybody in my home likes it; especially my princess who loves it.  Grocery shopping without them I feel is not complete. My hubby and princess like to eat them as such, but I love to make dishes out of it. The only that they agree with me is pineapple pachadi. But when…

Twisted Yeasted cookies/Biscuits/ Torcettini di Saint Vincent

…ke traditional version (as Aparna even given a chocolate version). As it has its origins from bread dough it has no sugar in the dough only sugar is rolled and then twisted to make pear or tear drop shape. I love the fact that there is no sugar is in the dough; only it is rolled in sugar just before baking. I used Turbinado sugar, which is crunchy and looks beautiful in baked goods, and also used lime zest. I used my food processor (which I rarel…

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