A Li'l Bit of Spice

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Classic Muddy Buddies

Classic Muddy Buddies

A classic crowd favorite that is made from a combination of melted chocolate and almond butter then tossed in powdered sugar and mixed with M&M’s for the epic sweet snack. The first time I heard about this snack, I was intrigued.  The combination of chocolate and nut butter has always lured me.  I decided to… Continue reading →

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan, these chickpea chocolate chip cookies are out of this world.  Pillowy soft, fluffy, sweet, melt in your mouth, chunky chocolate chip cookies. 

Pistachio Pudding Bundt Cake

Pistachio Pudding Bundt Cake

A simple bundt cake that is moist, light, fluffy, and a little crunchy.  Fresh ground pistachios in the cake with some more drizzled over the top of a beautiful sugar glaze, this Pistachio Pudding Bundt Cake is beautiful to look at and divine to eat.  

Browned Butter Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Browned Butter Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

This easy recipe makes pancakes light and fluffy with crispy edges, topped with a tangy and sweet blueberry compote. 

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

This Dragon fruit Smoothie Bowl is a beautiful, quick, and easy tropical breakfast recipe!  Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is nutrient dense food packed with antioxidants, low calories making it a great option for vegan and paleo diets.  Made with just 3 ingredients, dragon fruit, mango, and coconut water, add your favorite toppings and… Continue reading →

Cranberry Curd Tart

Cranberry Curd Tart

This Cranberry Curd Tart is a beautiful show stopping dessert that has a velvety sweet and tart curd filling inside a macadamia nut and graham cracker crust. Cranberries are underrated as a holiday fruit.  They usually get relegated to a sauce or jelly used for Thanksgiving or dried up and used as a snack or… Continue reading →

Cranberry Curd

Cranberry Curd

This delicious cranberry curd is made with only 4 ingredients including fresh cranberries.  I love adding it on pancakes, scones, ice cream, or even use it as a pie or tart filling!  It’s a wonderful seasonal treat that you will enjoy! It’s definitely cranberry season.  Beautiful red berries that are most often used as a… Continue reading →

Chewy Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Chewy Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft, chewy, and filled with warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, all spice, and a little black pepper, these yummy snickerdoodles are hard to resist.  Cozy up with a cup of tea or coffee and a plate of these delectable cookies. One of my favorite traditions for the holidays is making cookie tins and platters… Continue reading →

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Turkey Meatballs are sticky, sweet, and moist.  Lean ground turkey is seasoned with parmesan cheese, herbed breadcrumbs, garlic, fresh rosemary, and a little orange zest.  They are then coated with luscious glaze made with cranberry sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, fresh rosemary, orange juice, and soy sauce.  Mini meatballs are the perfect appetizer for any dinner or holiday party.  

Beet and Butternut Squash Salad

Beet and Butternut Squash Salad

A perfect combination of fall flavors, this salad is perfect for lunch or as a side for dinner.  Roasted beets and butternut squash are served over peppery arugula, tangy feta cheese, earthy walnuts, sweet pomegranate arils.  Tossed in a maple dressing that is easy to make and shake, this beautiful salad is gluten free and… Continue reading →

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad

This Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad is filled with bursts of sweetness, texture, and nutrients.  The quinoa soaks up a delicious Maple Dressing and the arugula gives just a hint of a peppery note.  What’s best is it’s great to eat for lunch, or have as a side dish. This salad is not only delicious, but… Continue reading →

Nankhatai Bars

Nankhatai Bars

Crispy exterior with a soft interior made with ghee, thandai masala, sugar, and a little bit of milk.  Nankhatai is a traditional Indian cookie similar in texture to shortbread.  There are many variations of flavors and flours used based on where in India you are eating this delicious cookie. I started making Nankhatai last year… Continue reading →

Chai Spice Pumpkin Muffins

Chai Spice Pumpkin Muffins

The perfect afternoon snack with your cup of coffee or chai.  Soft and moist muffins filled with pumpkin flavor and loaded with chai spices, this muffin is sure to be your new fall favorite. Pumpkin is in the air around me wherever I turn and I’m loving it.  I love them because they are not… Continue reading →

Spiced Plum Crumble Bars

Spiced Plum Crumble Bars

One of my very good friends, Diana, has a plum tree that produces an abundance of plums every year.  One of my favorite memories is when Sanaya was just over a year old, we had gone to her house and she let us pick plums in her backyard.  We had so many plums in our… Continue reading →

Crostini 3 Ways

Crostini 3 Ways

Fresh fruit, caramelized onions, bright flavors, and an abundance of crostini.  That is what I call the perfect crostini board.  Simple ingredients that require more assembly than cooking is a delicious way to start your party! This past weekend was my mom’s birthday and I wanted to make it special for her.  This is the… Continue reading →

Chocolate Samosa

Chocolate Samosa

**Updated August 2021.  Original blog posted Aug 2020** Rakhi is here and I wanted to make it special for the girls’ cousin Krish.  Traditionally, a sister ties a Rakhi (similar to a friendship bracelet) on their brother’s hand and feed them their favorite sweet.  In return, the brother gives his sister a gift as a… Continue reading →

Secret Ingredient Brownie Bites

Secret Ingredient Brownie Bites

Back to school is all I can think of at the moment.  We’ve made it through the first week successfully so this week, we are adding a challenge – soccer practice.  I’ve got two schools in opposite directions of each other, different timings for both kids, and now practice days.  I’m definitely going to need… Continue reading →

Mango Lassi Loaf Cake

Mango Lassi Loaf Cake

Light, moist, and elegant loaf that tastes like Mango Lassi and is made without butter and eggs.  If you’ve following my blog for a while, you’ll know of my love for mangoes.  If you are a newcomer, let me tell you… I LOVE MANGOES!   Every year when mango season rolls around, I feel like my… Continue reading →

Mini Upside Down Spiced Peach Cakes

Mini Upside Down Spiced Peach Cakes

Sweet and juicy peaches combined with warm spices in this moist and tender cake is the perfect end to your summer dinner parties.  Peach Season is upon us and these delicious upside down peach cakes are the perfect bite sized desserts for your party! Whenever it is peach season during the summer, I tend to… Continue reading →

Fig and Pistachio Tartlets

Fig and Pistachio Tartlets

Sweet, flaky, melt in your mouth delicious, and best of all, perfect to make in a pinch or for a simple dessert that looks as if you spent hours making it! Figs are one of my favorite fruits and every year, I look forward to seeing them at the Farmer’s Market.  I saw the most… Continue reading →

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