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Whole Wheat Potato & Rosemary Flatbread

WW Potato & Rosemary Flatbread / www.quichentell.com

A little rosemary can sing. It transformed the humble flour, salt and potatoes into Whole Wheat Potato And Rosemary Flatbread. Frugal and so fundamental, the flatbread made for clean, elegant eating with a chilled glass of white and warm company. Sometimes it takes so little to feel contentment – for me it was an afternoon of rosemary-scented quiet comfort. …

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Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread / www.quichentell.com

  Banana and coffee meld marvelously yet hold their own in this grain-free bread. It is built with ground almonds and oatmeal with cornflour acting as the cement. In this banana bread recipe, I’ve tried a riff on the classic and combined the vanilla sweetness of ripe bananas with the delicious and dark complexity of coffee. I even dropped the butter for fragrant, cold-pressed coconut oil. So obviously, I had…

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Recipes/ Rice, Grains, Noodles & Pasta

Seafood Coconut Pulao (Pilaf)

  Coconut palms line the sea shore, the countless lagoons and backwaters and populate the landscape of Kerala like a mammoth standing army. Is it any wonder then that the bounty they yield complements the delicious gifts that the sea bestows on this rich land. Seafood and coconuts – a match made in foodie heaven – inspired me to develop a pulao recipe that is as easy as it is…

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Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies / www.quichentell.com

Lately, all my online food haunts seem to be inundated with big, brown, fudgy squares, beckoning at every click. Overdosing on all the brownie porn induced a chronic craving within me. I needed an urgent brownie fix. I even dreamed of brownies – plain, marbled, glazed, layered, filled with nuts….. But waiting, shopping for ingredients, delaying was not an option. A new jar of peanut butter in my kitchen cupboard…

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Recipes/ Rice, Grains, Noodles & Pasta

Guest Post – Mexican Lasagna with Spinach, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion

Mexican Lasagna with Spinach, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion / www.quichentell.com

Sara Kayser and I must have exchanged more than 20 emails and a bunch of likes on Instagram and now she feels like an old friend. She has been generous enough to share her recipe for a Mexican-style lasagna that’s sure to feed friends and family. She blogs at theravenoushousewife.com, a blog that focuses on  family-style and budget-friendly recipes.  She’s partial to cooking pasta and baking cookies and is into all…

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Poultry & Meat/ Recipes/ Rice, Grains, Noodles & Pasta

Mom’s Rice Cooker Mutton Keema Pulao (Goat Mince Pilaf)

Mom's Rice Cooker Mutton Keema Pulao / www.quichentell.com

Mom makes a mean mutton keema pulao. She’s fast, unfussy and does not follow recipes. Her  repertoire of pulaos (pilafs) and biryanis is extensive yet each every single one is cooked from memory backed-up by instinct. On my last visit, as I watched her put together her mutton keema pulao, I felt a strong urge to share the recipe. Busy moms everywhere could use this tried and tested rice cooker…

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Coolers and Cocktails/ Recipes

Aam Panna (Green Mango Cooler)

Aam Panna / www.quichentell.com

March was a month of crashing mangoes. In the short burst of spring the air was filled with the sticky scent of mango blossoms.  Within a few weeks the same branches are bent low with fruit, eager to shed their weight. Temperatures climb higher every day and we yearn for cold, liquid comfort for our parched throats. Happily, the bounty of sour, raw green mangoes is perfect for making big jugs…

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Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Eggless Gluten-Free Ragi (Finger Millet) And Date Cake

Eggless Gluten-Free Ragi (Finger Millet) And Date Cake / www.quichentell.com

“Mom it tastes like Christmas”, said my 15-year-old taking his first bite of the millet cake. My experiments with millet recipes haven’t always been received with the same enthusiasm. Happily and hopefully, all that is about to change with this cake. I’m inclined more and more to bake with gluten-free flours, always seeking recipes where millet, nut and other healthier flours can replace regular flour. Many a millet recipe has…

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Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Guest Post – Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cake

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cake / www.quichentell.com

Rose Zellmer wrote to me that she was keen to do a guest post on my blog. She recounts her food adventures on www.gimmetasty.com and aims to spread happiness through food.Her idea of doing a gluten-free cake sounded delicious and healthy and so here it is for all you cake lovers. She has included a small informative note on making your own gluten-free flour mix. Happy reading!  Living in a…

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