STARBUCKS BANANA WALNUT BREAD

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This Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread holds a special place in my heart because it marked my first ever baking adventure. Back home, baking is not something I grew up with. Firstly, the stoves in India are not ranges with 4 burners and an oven and storage space etc. Second, not everyone has a microwave-oven combo or an oven. So, baking is mostly using a pressure cooker. Of course, things have changed with time and a microwave oven combo has become a part of almost every kitchen and ranges are coming into vogue. But, my trysts with baking began a couple… Continue reading

AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

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This Avocado Smoothie has avocados, orange juice and yogurt in it making it a triple bonanza for healthy skin! It’s Tuesday, Ravishing Tuesday! The first in my list is avocado. I want to list out all the benefits of avocado without getting too technical and boring. I’ll try my best to that! 1)      Avocados are a great source of antioxidant carotenoids. These protect your skin from environmental damage. We all know what environmental damage can lead to- fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging :O 2)      Avocado contains both vitamin C and vitamin E. While vitamin C binds… Continue reading

BANANA BUNS – SERVED PANCAKE STYLE

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Banana buns are made from over ripe bananas just like this Banana Walnut bread. There is something about overripe bananas and their sweet flavor that brings out the kid in you, don’t you think? These melt in the mouth soft delicacies also known as Mangalore buns or Banana Pooris make an ideal snack with tea or even a perfect pancake-like breakfast which is what made our Sunday brunch this weekend. Bananas are a menace! Is it just with me or does anybody ever happen to find the perfectly ripened bananas in a store? Bananas that are not green like the… Continue reading

OVEN ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

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This oven roasted tomato soup recipe will result in a bowl of lip-smacking, spoon-licking bowl of delicacy! It has the perfect balance between the sour from tomatoes, sweet from sugar, heat from black pepper and a subtle roasted flavor from the roasted garlic and tomatoes. Tomato chaat, Tomato Pulav, Stuffed Tomato fritters, Tomato slush and now the oven roasted tomato soup. That is the list of tomato based recipes on Yummily Yours! I guess it is time to make it official now. I am an addict, a tomato addict! I must say, I completely missed the signs until these: I… Continue reading

GUACAMOLE CHEESE SANDWICH ROLL UPS

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“I solemnly swear that this Guacamole Cheese Sandwich roll ups is the best sandwich I have ever had” – Nachiket. Funny, right? Who solemnly swears about a sandwich?!! But those were the words from my foodie husband after he ate about 4 of them in one breath! 😀 It’s been two long weeks since I posted a recipe. While two weeks does not seem all that long, staying away from blogging definitely stretched it. While I was away from blogging, there has been no dearth of cooking and food at home as such. The long weekend brought with it a… Continue reading

GRILLED PEACH TART | EASY FRUIT PASTRY

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A grilled peach tart is a must make if you are fan of summer and its bounty of juicy fruits. Easy to put together, light on your stomach as well as your hips 😛 I know I have mentioned this a few times before but it is H.O.T this summer and I just have to say it. The need to express my dislike for heat and sultry weathers is almost as strong as my need to binge-eat fruits to beat it! Fruits are one of the best ways to keep yourself cool, keeps your skin glowing and our systems function… Continue reading

RAW MANGO SALSA | SWEET, SOUR ‘N SPICY

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Raw mango Salsa reminds me of the streets of India where the hawkers sell their wares from a hand-crafted bamboo basket. A hot summer day, soaring temperature and the sun shows no mercy. Imagine yourself walking down the road lugging a heavy backpack. Now, imagine a basket in front of you. A basket full of raw mangoes some of them cut open with a dash of red paprika sprinkled between the slits made with a blade-like knife. Oh! The joy of paying a few pennies for a slice of that wonder-fruit, a bite of which will make you forget all… Continue reading

MANGO SOOJI HALWA | AMBYACHA SHEERA (KESARIBATH)

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I had to make this mango sooji halwa or I wouldn’t have lived to see today. My mango-crazy husband almost gnawed through my brains to make Mango Mousse cake again (For heaven’s sake! I just cleaned the container a couple of days ago!)  Then again, who wouldn’t love mangoes if they looked like this?! Mango Sooji Halwa in plain English is a mango flavored cream of wheat pudding that comes together in 20 min. The aliases in the title are the same word written in languages that Nachiket and I grew up speaking. Any food called by the name your mom used… Continue reading

TOMATO SLUSH | SUGAR FREE & MELONY

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I sat with a glass of Tomato Slush this afternoon and wished the Texas heat away, one sip at a time. Then another and another but the sun had tuned me out. The heat has only been increasing with every passing hour! There is something all of you must know about me. It might come across as strange but I hope that you will not shy away from me and support me through these times when I am forced to look at it almost every day. I HATE WATER MELONS! 😀 How many of you just exclaimed “whaaat?!!”? Ha ha… Continue reading

CHIA STRAWBERRY PUDDING POPSICLES

Chia Strawberry Pudding Popsicles
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These chia strawberry pudding popsicles are just what I need to ward off the soaring Texas temperatures. Phew! It’s not even summer officially and 90’shave become the norm around here! The heat aside, I had a pretty good weekend. I just got onto the twitter bandwagon and my favorite Indian chef, (whose show I grew up watching) re-tweeted my tweet!! Woah! (The recipe was this one if you are interested in checking out). This is also the same feeling that inspires me when one of you mails me/leaves comment behind/messages on FB about how my recipe turned out and how… Continue reading