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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

Akara -Nigerian Black eyed Pea Fritters

Akara is the name of a popular snack recipe in Nigeria . They are basically Nigerian black-eyed pea fritters fried to perfection served with a local chili sauce called Red Kosayi. This recipe comes from West Africa and Brazil, usually served hot and the main ingredient being black-eyed peas. These are very delicious and are a vegetarian-friendly meal.   They have a gorgeous crisp exterior and soft mildly spiced inside. A very quick recipe requires minimal ingredients. The only part that requires time is to deskin the black-eyed peas after soaking. I would recommend doing this beforehand so that you can mix and fry them quickly when they have to be served.Lets check the recipe Ingredients and Instructions. Total time: 2 hours Makes 20 fritters INGREDIENTS : Black-eyed peas (soaked overnight) 1 cup Small onion (chopped) 1/2 Jalapeno (chopped) 1/2 Ginger (grated) 1 tsp Curry leaves 3-4 Salt to taste Oil to fry INSTRUCTIONS 1. Take the soaked black-eyed

Homemade Parmesan cheese Crackers

         Did you know the word 'cracker' is originated from the crackling sound created by the accidental burning of the biscuit.??That's really interesting..isn't it??     Crackers are dough-based products, thin like biscuits made with a grain and flavored with seeds, herbs, spices, salt, etc.     These savory snacks are loved by one and all and eaten with dips, spreads, etc. Usually, the stored bought ones are made with All-purpose flour, lots of preservatives, and artificial colors which make them unhealthy for consumption, especially kids...So here I am sharing one of the easiest, yummiest and healthiest cracker recipes with minimal ingredients which don't have any preservative, colors but made with whole wheat flour, crispy and cheesy just like the store-bought one's. This is a kid-approved recipe because my daughter eats them with a lot of excitement as soon as they are cooled down after baking. It is so easy that my daughter hersel

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

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