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Balvinder Ubi
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Caramelized apples with pistachio yogurt cream - perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth without gorging in calories:)

Simply toss the #apple slices with minimum amount of coconut palm #sugar, cinnamon and #coconut oil. #Bake until the house start smelling really good and the apple slices become perfect golden brown. Serve with #pistachio #yogurt #cream.

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Gluten free is a big concern for many. Here's a good beginner's breakfast recipe from my lovely friend +maria nasir

Ser Sukh, Rice Flour Spicy Pancakes :
Gluten free and dairy free, these savoury and spicy pancakes are ready to eat in 15 minutes.

A no-hassle, nutritious and filling breakfast for any day of the week. You can create several different sweet and savoury versions with the basic batter .

This near-extinct-recipe is from the tribal cuisine of Pakistan and is remarkably similar to western style pancakes, Italian thin crust pizza and Indian Uttapam.
One more recipe connect us through food!

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+maria nasir It won't, I know:) I lived completely on rice diet before moving on to whole grains.
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Tandoori Gobhi

I enjoy sharing recipes from my kitchen, especially when they are dishes I make again and again. Tandoori gobhi is one of those recipes in which cauliflower florets are marinated in traditional spice marinade and roasted till charred and golden. This is an easy and fun recipe for appetizer, or as a side with grilled meat and veggies or wrapped in a gluten free tortilla with yogurt cucumber dressing.

1 cauliflower or 600g florets
Traditional spice marinade
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
1 1/2 tbsp. Mustard or olive oil
1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1/4 tsp ajwain/ carom seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp garam masala (optional)
1 tbsp. besan /bengal gram or chickpea flour (optional)
1 cup thick yogurt, whisked


Break or cut the cauliflower into even size florets. Rinse the cauliflower and let it thoroughly dry on kitchen towel.
Roast besan (if using) in a nonstick pan (Cuisinart enameled cookware works best for dry roasting)
Combine all marinade ingredients.
Toss the florets in the marinade taking care that they do not break. Coat all over including inside the nooks.set aside for 1 hour or more.
Preheat the oven to 450°F.( This is ideal for roasting, although you can adjust up or down as you prefer.)
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the florets in single layer.
Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, turning halfway through to ensure they are nicely browned all over.

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Daal Saag
Say goodbye to summer and welcome fall with this #hearty lentil #stew packed with fiber and protein. I have made with #moth #bean and #chickpea leaves but any #lentil and leafy green would work.
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Definitely, meri jaan! +Shamsa A. 
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Looking for a recovery drink?
Here's great recipe from +Azlin Bloor with turmeric, black pepper and chia seeds.
Post Workout Drink with Turmeric, Black Pepper and Chia Seeds

Here is a favourite post workout drink, basically a variation of the standard milk, fruit and protein powder mix that I have. I love to change it up some, living by no hard and fast rules.

For all the benefits of the ingredients and how to make it non dairy, head on over to the blog, link at the end.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: A generous 1


125ml/half cup semi skimmed milk
2-3 tbsp live yoghurt
1 handful raspberries
2 handfuls strawberries
1-2 servings protein powder (depending on your need)
1 tsp chia seeds
quarter tsp turmeric powder
some freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp honey (optional - I don't use it)


1. Place everything in a blender and blitz to your heart's content! I like it smooth.

2. Serve up, with or without a straw. Using a straw may be a touch hard work but I prefer it.


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Thanks +Shamsa A.  its a post workout drink from Azlin.
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Naseer Turabi's gazal "wo hamsafar tha" beautuflly sung by Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch.
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+Shamsa A. I like most gazals, some are really soulful. The drama was good too.

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Making a delicious, healthy version of highly caloric dessert for a party. It's also dairy and nut free.

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Wah wah looks so delicious! The bright yellow colour is lovely! :) May you have a great day ahead Balvinder ji! 💜💞
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Ajwain / Carom - A tiny seed with many health and medicinal benefits.
Caring Carom

Carom is an annual herb that has its origins in India. It is also known as Bishop's Weed, Ajowan Caraway. Both the leaves and the fruit ( mistakenly called the seeds) are consumed by human beings.
It is an important spice found in our kitchens, well known for its flavour. It is used for culinary as well as medicinal purposes.
Like the cumin seeds, carom is highly effective in treating stomach disorders such as flatulence, acidity. It is also known for its antispasmodic and carminative properties. My grandmother's kitchen had an amazing array of bottles filled with these spices and also the prepared remedies.
METHOD - For Acidity
Lightly roast the carom seeds. Add equal quantity of sea salt and grind to a fine powder and store in an air tight container.
HOW TO USE - Take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of this, add a little hot water and drink it two to three times a day.
METHOD - For Flatulence
Grind equal quantities of carom seeds and dried ginger with 1/4th quantity of sea salt and store.
HOW TO USE - Take a level teaspoon of this mixture with warm water after your meals when needed.
BENEFITS - Carom seeds contain Thymol that is very effective in giving relief from stomach ailments. It reduces stomach aches considerably and gives relief from heart burn.
NOTE - A poultice of crushed carom can be applied externally on the stomach too. It is a warm spice.

#curesathand For centuries Indian mothers have used simple recipes and folk wisdom to treat common ailments. Today these are still in everyday use, although now they are seen more as stopgap solutions. We call them KAI VAIDHIYAM, which means cures available at hand. 
In this collection, I am trying to bring together these old treatments known to my family and friends, before we forget them, and are lost to our children.

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+ebuka micheal thank you:))
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I was so looking forward to the sunny, warm day forecast for today but .......
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Tandoori Gobhi
In this classic #Punjabi #vegetarian dish, #cauliflower florets are marinated in traditional #spice marinade and roasted until charred and golden. It's a #delicious #starter or as a #side with #grilled #meat, veggies or wrapped in a gluten free #tortilla with greens and cucumber #yogurt dressing.

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Thank you so much for sharing the information :-) 
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My precious Pom is going through a phase of hair loss due to internal disorder. Doesn't he still looks cute and adorable?

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You are welcome dearest:)
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Cooking, Baking, Gardening, Flower arranging, Puzzles, Anything that involves craft, Watching movies, Yoga, Hiking, Snow shoeing, Reading before bed
  • Cambie Animal Clinic Ltd
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  • Simple Gluten Free Kitchen
    A web blog with family friendly and healthy gluten free recipes.
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Love to cook nutritious meals and putting healthy twist to classic recipes.
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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