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Balvinder Ubi
Attended Courses in Bookkeeping and Payroll from Langara college, Vancouver, Canada
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Orange Flavored Chocolate Risotto
A sweet version of creamy savory Italian risotto. Instead of cheese, wine and broth you put chocolate, orange juice and milk.

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Anyone who loves rice and chocolate will love it, I made with arborio rice but any short grain rice of that variety would be fine. +Soma Saha Ray 
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Mystery Ingredient
What am I?
I am a teeny tiny ingredient, pretty as a pearl.
I am mildly sweet, light, and easily digestible with a slight nutty flavor.
As versatile as you can think of, I can be used in sweet or savory dishes,
But I can be ground and popped, and even be used in making beer and wine.
I'm tagging +Rita Dolce , I am sure she has a secret ingredient hiding in her pantry.
You have one week to think of a mystery ingredient. Post about it in a similar way, then tag another person to lead the game.

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oh ! sorry :( +Balvinder Ubi 
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Spiced Parsnip cake with citrus cream cheese frosting
Its no carrot cake but just as good for those of you who do not like things too sweet.
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Baghare baingan /Tempered eggplant
An exotic eggplant dish with spicy, tangy and nutty sauce.
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I am not fasting but this dish appeals to my taste buds +Ranjani Venkatesh 
Are u fasting for Shiv rathri tomorrow. Here is a snack which u can munch on the and keep the day going good.
This khichidi / Upma is usually had during the fasting days. I was introduced to this dish in childhood by my athai patti (My father’s aunt). She lived it north for some years, so learnt it from there. I dedicate this pos...
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Very lovely poem on roses +Shamsa A. 
Roses are simply flowers
Blooming on their times
They can't smell their fragrance
Or see their pretty hues...
Our feelings give them meanings
Emotions lend them words
They hug the chest of grooms
And kiss the hair of maidens
They cry on fallen ones
And smile as heirlooms
Shamsa Anwar.

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Spiced Parsnip Cake with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting
Parsnips look like pale carrots but they actually contain much more folate than carrots. Their unique sweet, nutty and earthy flavor goes well with warm spices. Here I took the classic carrot cake recipe and changed things around to make a tender gluten free parsnip cake with citrusy and spiced cream cheese frosting.

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Yes...back....if its not so sweet....its for me sure... +Balvinder Ubi
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Baghare baingan /Tempered eggplant

With a single bite you will fall in love with this exotic eggplant dish. The magic lies in the spiced, tangy and nutty masala sauce.
16 small eggplants*
for stuffing
 3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
 3 tbsp peanuts**
 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
 2 tsp poppy seeds
 1 tsp turmeric powder
 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
 sea salt to taste
 2 tsp cumin seeds
 2 tsp coriander seeds
for gravy
 1 onion, ground
 1/2 tbsp ginger, ground
 1/2 tbsp garlic, ground
 30 g tamarind
 2 tsp sugar
 1 tsp mustard seeds
 2 sprigs curry leaves
 2 dried red chillies
 1/2 tsp deggi mirch (optional it's just for color)*
 1/4 cup extra virgin olive or coconut oil
 sea salt to taste
 3 cups water

* If you don't find small eggplants readily you can use large eggplant (cut into bite size pieces) and use the filling mixture in the gravy
**  I used natural peanut butter and homemade sesame paste in place of peanuts and sesame. If you do the same add the tamarind pulp in the gravy instead of stuffing mixture.
*  Deggi mirch is an Indian spice made from a unique blend of special varieties of red capsicums and Kashmiri red chillies. It has a mild heat and a deep red-orange color. You don't see the red color in the picture but it does make difference if you add it.

Soak tamarind pulp in 1/4 cup warm water.
Preparing the stuffing mixture
In a pan dry roast the coconut, sesame, peanuts, cumin and coriander seeds one at a time until fragrant and toasted.

Let them cool down and blend to a coarse mixture.

Squeeze the softened tamarind pulp into the water it was soaked in, throw away pith and add two tbsp of it to the above mixture along with salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder to make a thick paste.

Prepping the eggplants

Wash the baby eggplants and cut partially into quarters so that the pieces stay joined at the stalk.
Soak the eggplants in salted water for few minutes. Remove from the water and pat them dry.
Stuff the eggplants with the coarse nut and seed paste.
Poke the eggplants with a toothpick from outside. Leave them for 20 minutes (this is an important step otherwise the masala will not absorb in the eggplant flesh).

Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat.

Add the mustard seeds, dried chillies and curry leaves followed by onions once the seeds crackle and chillies are roasted. Fry for 1 min.

Next add ground ginger and garlic and cook until golden brown.
Add the turmeric powder, deggi mirch, chilli powder and the remaining stuffing mix (if any). Fry gently till it leaves oil.

Add the leftover tamarind pulp, water, salt and sugar and bring it to boil.

Gently place the eggplants in it. Lower the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until just tender, stirring occasionally, taking care not to split the eggplant.

Check for seasonings, adjust the sourness and remove from heat.

Enjoy the dish with rice or chapati.
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+Azlin Bloor Hey no problem, things are getting busy on my side and I haven't got much time to check on other foodies posts. Yes the stuffing is really tasty, that's probably why I like this dish:) I do find small eggplants slightly tougher, and because of that they hold their shape better. Thank you!
Azlin, I was going to ask you about this, Glad you suggested the solution. Now, I'll fix my posts.
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Love these spinach cream cheese roll! +Zülal Garipkuş 
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ISPANAKLI KREM PEYNİRLİ RULO Ispanaklı Rulo Az haşlanmış ıspanağın krep hamuruna dahil edilmesi ile tavada pişirilen ve arasına krem peynir sürülerek hazırlanan ıspanaklı krem peynirli rulo , özellikle kahvaltılar için çok uygun bir hamur işidir. Krepteki b...
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ISPANAKLI KREM PEYNİRLİ RULO Ispanaklı Rulo Az haşlanmış ıspanağın krep hamuruna dahil edilmesi ile tavada pişirilen ve arasına krem peynir sürülerek hazırlanan ıspanaklı krem peynirli rulo, özellikle kahvaltılar için çok uyg...
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Sweet and Spicy Parsnip Soup
If you love parsnips you will love this recipe. The subtle sweetness of parsnips and pears, in combination with peppery ginger root, and a garnish  of sweet and sour raisin  gives this soup a nice contrasting flavor.
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Hi +Ivonne Rivero Fresh-root does have a pungent flavor, and spicy peppery taste that hit the senses in palate and nostrils. I am enjoying my morning tea right now and there is the spice and sweetness of ginger in there, and some pepperiness. You know ginger is one of those flavors that people love it or hate it, and I love it. :)It is hot, tangy and a bit acid as you described,,, and this is what the dictionary meaning of peppery is:)
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Wow, this looks wonderful +Maria Hopper 
Why not use winter fruits to make a salsa for crunchy tortilla crusted catfish fillets?
The tortilla crusted catfish is nice and crispy and the crunchy apple, juicy Clementine and cool cucumber in a sweet tart dressing accompany it perfectly!
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You are very welcome +Maria Hopper 
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A daughter, a wife and a mother. This is how people know me and perhaps describe me. What they don't see behind the roles is the woman who help (work for) her husband in his business and love to do gardening and write a food blog in free time.
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Cooking gives me satisfaction and I feel it is a way to show people that you love them. I can’t escape from this even if sometimes I want to, first its in my blood, I have seen my mother, aunts and other women in family doing the same, not as a chore but as providing nourishing meals to their family. Second cooking has become my passion and third I am gluten free. Cooking it myself gives me freedom to choose the ingredients that I want.
  • Courses in Bookkeeping and Payroll from Langara college, Vancouver, Canada
  • B.Ed from Malwa Central college of Education, Ludhiana, India
  • Graduation from Govt. college for girls, Sector11, Chandigarh, India
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