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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie - Healthy and delicious

  Chocolate Avocado Smoothie!! Made this super yummy guilt free smoothie using Avacados, bananas, cocoa powder, honey, and some milk.Absolutely tastes delicious. I made it two layers by just blending some avacadoes separately without adding cocoa powder.Just once in a while, We do have such quick breakfasts which is not only healthy but flavourful.😋😋 Here's a simple recipe for a two-layered chocolate avocado smoothie: **Ingredients:** - 2 ripe avocados - 1 big ripe banana - 2 tablespoons cocoa powder - 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based) - 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional, depending on your sweetness preference) - Ice cubes (optional, for a colder smoothie) **Instructions:** 1. **Prepare the Green layer:**    - Peel and pit the avocado and banana.    - Place them in a blender along with milk, and sweetener (if using).    - Blend until smooth. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can add more avocado or banana. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add more

Pumpkin Mini Hand Pies (Eggless)

      You will fall in love with these eggless pumpkin hand pies once you bake them at home. Wondering what are handpies??               A hand pie is a pastry made with either sweet or savory filling, formed by placing a dollop of filling on to a circular piece of biscuit-style dough and covered with another piece, or folded by itself and baked or deep-fried. They are a perfect treat to celebrate fall season and Halloween, but can also be made any time of the year as it requires the canned pumpkin puree. Usually, they are made with All purpose flour and use eggs in the recipe...But I have given a healthy twist by making them with whole wheat flour and replacing eggs with yogurt. I also added coconut sugar instead of refined sugar. This recipe requires a pumpkin spice flavor...Oh, what if you don't have it?? Here's the solution...I will share with you the easiest way of making one. You can also make pumpkin puree at home if you don't have canned pum

Green peas and Onion Samosa

Samosa is one of the most famous and delicious snacks in India. I guess there is no Indian who would refuse to have a Samosa. It is basically a fried flaky pastry with a savory filling such as potato, onions, peas, cheese, etc fragrant with plenty of spices like coriander powder, cumin seeds, etc. It is triangular in shape and usually served hot with mint chutney or Ketchup. This recipe calls out for a cumin-studded whole wheat flour dough which is healthier than APF and a filling made out of spicy green peas and onions...which gives a unique twist to the traditional samosas that usually uses potato as the base for the filling. These are a tasty treat and a go-to appetizer for any parties...loved from kids to elders. It can also be served with evening tea or coffee. They are absolutely tasty and easy to make. Let's dig into the recipe. INGREDIENTS: For the dough: Whole wheat flour 1 cup Cumin seeds 1 tsp Ghee 1 tbsp Salt to taste Water to knead For the filling Cooking o

Homemade Mini burger (eggless)

There is nothing better than eating a hamburger and there is even nothing better than eating a homemade burger which is egg free by making them at home.Burgers are usually a favourite of all and especially kids.They make a great party snack. Have you or your kid ever wondered how to eat such a huge hamburger and thought if there was a smaller version which can be gobbled up easily.Then you have arrived at the right place.Here I will be sharing how to make burger buns(eggfree) at home which seems quite complicated but are so easy to make. You must try this recipe as they are *eggless *made with whole wheat flour as a major ingredient (unlike Apf) *Vegan friendly *kid-friendly  *Economical *Preservative-free And last but not the least are fresh, soft and fluffy. So without wasting time let's dig in the recipe. Makes 10 whole burger buns. INGREDIENTS: Whole wheat flour 1 1/4 cup All Purpose flour 3/4 cup Coconut Sugar 1tbsp Warm Milk /Vegan Milk 1/4

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

A Gazpacho is basically a chilled raw soup from Spain and a perfect treat when temperatures rise in summer. It is made by blending vegetables /fruits. If you are a tomato fan, like to eat healthily, then you will definitely love this recipe like me. There are so many versions...but today I am sharing with you a recipe that includes heirloom tomatoes. These are usually none hybrid tomato variety, passed down intact among families across the country, so beautiful to look at with lots of bumps, gorgeous color, and delicious to eat. You can find them in both full size and cherry size. You may find some mysterious colors inside.They are fruity, sweet and less acidic than the regular tomatoes. You can make this with regular red tomatoes if heirloom tomatoes are not available.I have added minced veggies for garnishing like red onions, bell peppers, cucumbers for some texture. Let's dig into the recipe. Makes 1 bowl...adjust the measurements as required. INGREDIENTS

Eggless Cherry Apricot skillet cake

As the summer arrives, We find all the beautiful stone fruits in the market. And we are so tempted to buy them. Apart from eating them, just raw...there is a fun way of eating them by adding them in a beautiful simple cake.Also this can be the part of Father's day which comes in this season.A great way to celebrate this special day. One such cake is this Skillet cake which is super easy and quick to make, made with minimal ingredients, tastes delicious with the juiciness of the fruits, and looks lovely too. This is so much healthy as it is *eggless *made with whole wheat flour *refined sugar-free  *Can be easily made vegan. *filled with vitamin C from the stone fruits You can add any type of fruit to this cake. It looks gorgeous and is a perfect last-minute dessert. The skillet gives a lovely, slightly crisp edge to this cake that I personally love. You can make this cake even if you don't have a cast-iron skillet by using a cake pan. Adjust the

Creamy Artichoke and Cherry tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. But there are so many other versions of this...and one such version is this yummy mouthwatering Creamy Artichoke and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta the recipe of which I will be sharing here. Let me introduce you to the little artichoke hearts that are present in a thistle species flower bud. These hearts are edible and usually marinated. These marinated artichoke hearts are loaded with nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. These healthy hearts are used in a wide variety of dishes and today we are using them as the topping for our bruschetta. This recipe mainly calls for Baguette, Parmesan cheese, Mayonnaise (Vegannaise),  artichoke hearts that are easily available in the stores. This is one of the summer recipes which is so refreshing to relish the bounty of the summer. So without wasting any more time... let's dig in the

Tortellini pasta with Broccoli and Basil Pesto (from scratch)

I love eating pasta ...who doesnt?I always wondered how are pastas made and can they be made with hands in our homes.?? And the answer is a big yes and So I will be sharing with you the steps to make a healthier eggless tortellini pasta without any authentic pasta maker or tools.Also there is no preservative which makes it way healthier than the storebought ones.Right?? You can make them in a large batch and freeze them ..Isnt it exciting...?? Lets see what shape it is....Tortellini is a ring shaped pasta originally from the Italian region of Emilia.They are also called belly button and strongly resemble wonton.These cute shaped pastas can be made either round shape or square shaped and  usually filled with a plain cheese filling /spinach cheese/herbed cheese whatever you choose. So this recipe includes making the dough, preparing a cheese filling,shaping