Vanilla Spice Cake

One of my all-time favorite light tea cake with an aroma that takes me back to my childhood memories. This is a moist and light Gluten-free vanilla cake with a hint of flavor from nutmeg and cardamom. Best to be had with tea or coffee.  

Cheesy Tortilla Cups

Crispy tortilla cup filled with cheesy eggs and mushroom drizzled with siracha sauce. Easy and delicious recipe perfect for breakfast or snack and can be made in no time. You can use any veggies or meat of your choice along with eggs  in this recipe.

Carrot, Date and Pecan Cake

Gluten-free, moist and delicious cake with healthy ingredients like carrots, pecans, and dates along with the flavor from caramelized sugar. Tastes amazing without frosting but just a dusting of Confectionary sugar.   You can also try this recipe with carrots, walnuts and fig combination which also works quite well!

Peach Protein Smoothie

Super yummy and healthy smoothie bursting with peach flavor. Gluten free and easy recipe perfect for the summer. For a pure vegan smoothie, replace Greek yogurt with coconut yogurt or any vegan yogurt. If peaches are not in season you can try this recipe with ripe mangoes which gives a similar rich flavor to the…

Spiced Chicken & Potato Curry

Rich, delicious and authentic Kerala (South Indian) dish. Chicken and potatoes cooked in fresh ground spices and shallots- tomato gravy with a touch of cream for a rich texture. Absolutely Gluten free recipe. I always try to use Fresh ground GARAM MASALA/ ALL SPICE MIX for all Indian savory dishes. You can either use store…

Blueberry & Pom Yogurt Parfait

A healthy and beautiful way to start your mornings. Vanilla yogurt layered with pomegranate and blueberry purees. One of my favorite and easiest breakfast packed with vitamins, antioxidants and proteins. You can also use Coconut yogurt in this recipe for an absolute vegan parfait. Click on this link to check my other ‘Yogurt Breakfast’ recipes.

Orange Cream Popsicle

Gorgeous homemade orange and vanilla flavored pops are one of the easiest desserts to put together. I like to call them ‘SUNSHINE POPS’ coz of the bright orange color. This one bowl recipe uses simple ingredients and is a perfect dessert for the summer! Absolutely vegan too! These popsicles consist of 3 layers- orange juice,…

Magnolia inspired Banana Pudding

Homemade version of the Classic Banana Pudding inspired by the famous Magnolia Bakery,NY. Simple and delicious comfort dessert perfect for all occasions. No layering needed, you can even throw the banana slices and wafer crumbles into the cooled pudding, refrigerate and dig in! I have made the pudding (eggless) from scratch here , but you…

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Delicious anti-oxidant rich smoothie for a healthy kickstart to your mornings. Super easy and simple recipe made with less than 5 ingredients. You can use dairy-free yogurt, coconut whipped cream and maple syrup to make this an absolute Vegan recipe!

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with sautéed mushroom, spinach & onions

Classic Grilled sandwich made with golden toasted French Brioche, pan seared skinless chicken thigh and sautéed spinach onion mushroom trio, melted together with Swiss and Cheddar cheese slices. Tastes absolutely delicious and packed with flavors. This is one of my ‘all time favorite’ grilled sandwich with lot of possibilities for variations. You can use your…

Turkish Eggs

Poached egg resting on warm garlic flavored yogurt and chili butter sauce with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. Simply egglicious recipe, perfect for breakfast or dinner. One of the most satisfying comfort food.

Strawberry Jell-O Panna Cotta

Simple and delicate Classic vanilla Panna cotta layered with strawberry jelly. Panna Cotta is sweetened cream chilled and thickened with gelatin and molded. Panna means cream and cotta means cooked so PANNA COTTA translates to ‘cooked cream’.   Panna cotta can also be served with any fruit toppings. I have used some poppy seeds in …

Pink Coconut Splash

Beat the summer heat with this refreshing gorgeous drink made with watermelon, strawberry and coconut water. Purely non- alcoholic and tastes amazing! Coconut water is found to contain several nutrients and a delicious source of hydration. This drink is also a healthy detox drink with the antioxidants & vitamins from the watermelon and strawberries. Perfect…

Soft boiled Egg Salad & Cucumber Wraps with Crispy Fried Onions

Gluten free tortillas filled with soft boiled egg and chicken salad, cucumber slices and crispy fried onions. Trust me the crispy fried onions are a perfect pair with the egg salad and it makes such an easy and yummy breakfast! You can use Instant Pot or normal boiling method to prepare soft boiled eggs. I…

Buttery Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

If you like waking up to the aroma of fresh cinnamon , you will love this version of french toast as it is takes the breakfast to a whole new level. It tastes just like Cinnabon and has a perfect shape to dunk into your favorite dips like maple syrup, cream cheese frosting etc.  …

Hot Cereal topped with Strawberry sauce

Start your day (specially rainy days) with this healthy and tasty cereal porridge topped with fresh strawberry sauce. I have used ‘Mighty tasty Hot Cereal’ by Bobs Red mill which is made from freshly milled whole grain brown rice, corn, buckwheat and sorghum. It is an absolutely wonderful breakfast to replace the usual toasts, cereals…

Vegan Mango Ice cream

Beat the summer heat with this creamy and delicious mango ice cream made with less than 4 ingredients and no Ice cream maker needed. It is a simple and eggless recipe using coconut whipped cream and fresh mangoes. I have used used pureed Ataúlfo mangoes in this recipe for the intense rich mango flavor and…

Chocolate Vanilla Pancakes with PB Chocolate syrup

Delicious stack of fluffy gluten-free chocolate and vanilla pancakes with a generous drizzle of creamy peanut butter chocolate syrup and fresh strawberries. Its such a yummy comfort breakfast and so easy to put together with simple ingredients. Trust me! It tastes amazing almost like a light fluffy cake.  

Classic Stuffed Omelette

Fluffy omelette stuffed with sautéed mushrooms, onions, spinach and some shredded chicken served with a toasted french brioche and thin scrape of butter smeared on top!! Doesn’t that sound like a perfect weekend breakfast? For me its heaven and that too if it is a ‘breakfast on bed’ then it will make my day! 🙂…

Classic Tiramisu

Classic Italian dessert made with Gluten free ladyfinger cookies dipped in coffee and layered with whipped mixture of egg yolks, sugar, mascarpone cheese with a touch of coffee liquor, dusted with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings. It is an all time Coffee Lover’s Dessert and one of my favorites too! An easy ‘no bake’ dessert…

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

Moist and delicious chocolate banana bread loaf loaded with dark chocolate chunks and topped with chocolate glaze. Another easy recipe to use those over ripe bananas! Absolutely Gluten free!! Chocolate and Banana is an ultimate pair that you will sure ‘Go Bananas’ for.😍 I have used King Arthur Gluten free flour for the recipe here.I…

Chocolate Raspberry Marble Loaf

A simple yet delicious pound cake loaf with fresh raspberry, chocolate and vanilla swirls and topped with mini chocolate chips. You get a hint of every flavor in each bite making this a ‘Perfect Summer snack or breakfast’! It is a very easy Gluten free recipe and uses simple ingredients. The yogurt in the recipe…

Cast Iron fried Chicken Gizzards

South Indian style, spicy slow fried chicken gizzards and hearts marinated in fresh ground spices. Tastes absolutely amazing with Rice. Simple and easy recipe with very less ingredients.    

No Churn Coconut Icecream with Raspberry swirls

Delightfully creamy homemade coconut ice cream with swirls of fresh raspberry coulis/syrup. Absolutely no eggs! Coconut and raspberry to me is a ‘PAIR MADE IN HEAVEN’ !! I am sure you will also love it after trying this recipe. Click this link to check my other dessert recipes. Check the link in ingredient list to…

Beet and Guacamole Quesadilla

For all Beet lovers!! Cheesy glutenfree quesadilla filled with beetroot patty and fresh guacamole! Tastes amazingly delicious and filling. Perfect as an appetizer or main course.

Chocolate Mocha Mousse Cake

A classic dessert from scratch for all the coffee lovers out there! Moist and decadent chocolate cake with mocha mousse layer and chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate shavings. A perfect dessert for potlucks and parties ! I have used an easy mousse recipe in this dessert instead of the traditional one.

Kiwi Pineapple Smoothie

This is a healthy vitamin loaded green smoothie perfect for the summer. Kiwi and Pineapple is a ‘GO TO’ pair for the season and its tastes absolutely refreshing!

Instant Pot Dark Chocolate Brownie

Forget the oven and cake mixers! These indulging brownies are easy to make and have a moist fudgy texture. Made in Instant Pot Duo Mini(3 qt). If you don’t have an IP, you can use the same recipe to bake in an oven. Use good quality dark chocolate for the rich color and goodness of…

Instant Pot Coconut Flan

This silky smooth coconut flavored flan is an all-time crowd pleaser! A super easy & delectable dessert, made in Instant Pot Duo Mini, took me just 15 minutes on high pressure, which is less than the usual baking time. This is a Gluten- free dessert too so you can enjoy guilt free! 🙂

Quick Indian Samosas using Tortilla

Samosas are crispy fried tortilla pockets stuffed with mild spiced savory filling made with boiled potatoes, green peas and chopped onions. This is my cheat version for the authentic Indian samosas, using store bought Gluten free tortillas. You can use any type of tortillas of your choice for this recipe. These samosas are best when…

Strawberry Lovers- Chia seed Pudding # 3

For all strawberry lovers out there! Almond milk Chia pudding layered with homemade Strawberry compote and strawberry yogurt. It’s a healthy sweet treat and a quick breakfast which can be made in no time with less ingredients. Check my previous post to see other variations of the Chia pudding or click the links below to…

Strawberry Smoothie

A quick and healthy drink and a perfect breakfast ‘ON THE GO’. Made with frozen strawberries and bananas.

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

This is one of my favorite summer recipe. Moist and tangy loaf cake filled with fresh blueberries and topped with a delicious lemon glaze.   I have used some fresh meyer lemons for this recipe as it gives a subtle tang and sweetness unlike normal lemons.But you can use any kind of lemons available.This is…

Coconut Berry Trifle-Chia seed pudding #2

Simply ‘berrylicious’ and healthy sweet treat and a quick breakfast which can be made with just 5 ingredients. Coconut Chia seed pudding layered with blueberry yogurt and topped with fresh berry sauce.   Check my previous post to see another variation of the Chia pudding or click this link to get the full recipe, Vanilla…

Classic Cake Truffles with a Healthy Twist

Simple, decadent, Gluten-free dessert and a ‘Perfect Leftover-Cake Hack’. Bite-sized cake balls made from crumbled ‘Sticky Dates and Raisin Cake’, covered in melted chocolate and decorated with sprinkles and white chocolate. Click this link for my ‘Sticky Dates and Raisin Cake’ recipe.   The sticky texture of the cake and the dry fruits help the…

Snicker Cookie Freakshake

Easy and super yummy milkshake bursting with your favorite chocolate flavor. I have used one of our childhood favorite cookies Parle-G….adds that nostalgic element of taste to this drink.You can find this cookie in any Indian grocery stores or you can replace them with any wheat biscuits, speculoos cookies or digestive cookies.

Vanilla Almond- Chia seed Pudding #1

Simple and delicious vegan food made with just 5 ingredients. One of the easiest breakfast option. A lot of variations are possible with Chia seed pudding and I will be posting few of my favorites in the coming posts.

Gluten-free Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Guilt free ‘melt in your mouth’ cookies which are basically scoops of chocolate, walnut and egg white mixture baked to get a cracked shiny texture outside and chewy inside.Absolutely no oil or flour and tastes so good like brownies!  

Café Latte

‘Nothing is as heavenly as waking up to the aroma of a hot instant coffee.’ Making a good coffee is the simplest of thing anyone should know. This recipe works well with instant coffee powder or espresso powder from brands like Folgers, Bru, Nescafe, Maxwell House. I personally prefer Folgers and Bru instant coffee powder…

Cornbread Muffins

Light and sweet muffins made using corn meal and buttermilk. These muffins go well with spicy chili or had just like that. I have used King Arthur Gluten-free All purpose flour in this recipe but you can use any brand of your choice. The same batter can be used to make cornbread by baking in…

Banana Almond Bread Loaf

Best way to use up those over ripe bananas resting on your Kitchen counter. Moist and healthy bread loaf. Gluten-free and Instant pot-friendly recipe!!👍😊

Shredded Chicken Salad Sandwich

Delicious creamy chicken salad with shredded chicken, finely chopped apples, celery, hardboiled eggs and pistachios for a twist. Best way to use that leftover rotisserie chicken in your refrigerator(Rotisserie Chicken Hack). Perfect as a side or a filling for your sandwich! Apples give a hint of sweetness to the salad and the nuts give a…

Chicken Biryani

Savory Indian rice dish layered with chicken pieces marinated in yogurt, whole spices and fried onions. Rice and Meat are cooked separately before layering and then cooked together and served garnished with fried nuts, raisins and chopped cilantro.

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

One of my ‘Go-to’ dinner recipe for those cold rainy days. IP friendly recipe! Citrus flavored chicken thighs with a touch of herbs. The first half of the cooking I have used Instant Pot and the 2nd half was done using a cast iron skillet in the oven, for the even browning and baking of…

Basbousa (Arabic Sweet)

An Arabic/Libyan dessert made with semolina (Indian Sooji) and soaked in sugar syrup flavored with cardamom/rose water. Simple and decadent sweet for all occasions.

Black Pepper Chicken Roast

This south Indian spicy and dry side dish is made by marinating chicken thighs in crushed black pepper, cilantro and green chilly and roasted along with caramelized onions. It is a quick and easy recipe. Cilantro and black pepper combination is also a proven fast remedy for common cold. This is one of my favorite…