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Whole Wheat Focaccia With Cherry Tomato and Chorizo

Bread and wine, cheese and fruit, a picnic under the trees, bare feet, lush grass, eyes squinting at the sun,  a slow and happy drowsiness spreading through me as I see the world with new, hopeful and mellow eyes. Sometimes I manage to slip away, other times  I inhabit my daydreams and often when the real world gets heavy, cooking the food to suit my reveries is escape enough.…

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Banana Oat Muffins With Pecans and Salted Peanuts

Baking is therapy. It cures heartbreak, stress, loneliness, homesickness and many more blue-hued maladies. Like Panadol for your heart, its quick, foolproof and offers deliciousness as a welcome side-effect. Right from choosing a recipe to measuring the ingredients, mixing them, waiting for their transformation in the oven, the satisfaction of beholding and finally tasting the results, is a simple yet effective process that helps lift my sagging spirits whenever I need…

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Sweet Potato Oat and Whole Wheat Loaf

It even drives my experiments in the kitchen and many, in fact, most of my food-related ideas are born from it. I’m always seeking to discover unlikely ingredients that  work magic together and bring out the best in the other. My attempts at baking bread are a part of this journey. I have been baking bread on and off for some years now and I admit my failures outnumber my…

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Whole Wheat Flaxseed Bread

Yes it’s true, everything that celebrity chefs say on TV, and all the superlatives penned in cookbooks on the satisfaction of baking the perfect loaf of bread. After suffering many failed attempts at making bread, and ending up with stodgy blocks that could only be used in the construction of a building, I  need a new dictionary of words to describe the warm glow of achievement that spread through my…

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Oat and Avocado Muffins

Since avos are buttery and rich, I thought why not use them in place of butter in a cake or muffin. Since this was going to be an experiment, I decided to go the whole hog and cut out the sugar and make savoury healthy muffins. To underline the health quotient, I opted for an equal mix of rolled oats and flour. And so having decided my key ingredients, and…

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