Figs with walnuts, yoghurt and honey

Figs, one of the oldest fruit cultivated and consumed by humans traverses global cultures and complex history. Fresh, dried and preserved figs have carried many a generations through culinary experience of reaping its sweet benefits.   When I saw my parent’s fig ( Anjeer) tree in Kashmir this summer, I was in complete awe. It…

Rose and Saffron Ice cream

The weather is warm, the landscape is green, lush and peppered with bursts of flowers. The month of Ramadan completed and  flowed into the festivities of Eid ul Fitr, signifying the end of Ramadan. This has the flavors of Eid I grew up with, saffron, cardamom and rose….mmm the essence is just so soothing. The irony is…

Banana Berry Cashew Cream Pie

Fresh raspberries, blackberries and strawberries are flourishing in the market now and you know you want to put them in everything including Banana cream pie! They are perfect this time of year. Just be careful to pick the organic one without the harmful pesticides. Not only I had the best bananas and berries on hand,…

Chia Seed Mango Dessert

A cool dessert for cold winter days….simple, healthy and full of energy from Chia seeds, coconut and fruit.  This version is vegan, dairy free and gluten free. You could use honey instead of coconut nectar and real grass fed creamy milk if you like. The gelatin is also a vegetarian brand. I use Chia seeds…

Raw Caramel and Walnut Bars

Sweet and savory dance on the senses and such beautiful raw ingredients. I made this as one of the thanksgiving deserts and it was so well received. I could say that it is healthful ( depending on how many slices you eat:) with the use of coconut nectar and honey. The dates also as a…

Coconut Burfi- Saffron and Rose infused

I still had coconut left over from when I made the Coconut Almond Butter Clusters. Burfi is a true Indian sweet make with reducing milk (and products) thereby intensifying the taste and flavor. I still remember standing in narrow side streets in India waiting for the fresh Khoya Burfi plates which would easily be devoured…

Coconut and Almond butter energy clusters

The bag of organic coconut flakes went through many a recipe experiments last week….some flops and others a success. This one was a winner and decidedly easy to make. The Almond Butter and Coconut oil make it vegan. Use a good quality dark chocolate to dip in and you will not be disappointed. I used…

Heavenly Energy Balls

It is a sweet sublime pleasure to continue experimenting with food and recipes. Working with your hands, imagination, the sense of smell tastes and optics. Never fails to enrich your soul, like music, like literature, like growing plants, like creating art. Enough said. I was looking for something to take for my sister as I…

Figs, Avocado and Cashews Dessert

Is is a dessert, power food, snack or adorns a high tea table? No matter how you you serve it, this dessert is a heart healthy vegan decadence that will leave you guilt free:) Dried figs were a highlight that were calling to be used. I soaked them in warm water and used them along with…

Slices of heaven

This slice is a divine source of energy and so healthful. The energy from the almond butter and nuts, the chewiness from the cranberries and antioxidants from the raw cacao all come together and melt in your mouth. Perfect when you need the energy for a workout or just need to feed that sweet tooth….