Blueberry white chocolate granola--with a quinoa crunch!
I never go to the store thinking, "Oh, I should get some white chocolate today!" For me it's the anti chocolate. I'd almost rather skip the chocolate all together than eat white chocolate. Almost. But one of my friends could only eat white chocolate. The poor thing, the real stuff gave her horrible migraines. I didn't want her to feel left out of the chocolate world so I went on white chocolate cooking spree. Cookies, savory dishes, and of course, you can't forget breakfast.
<br />This granola is extra healthy (if you ignore the chocolate) thanks to the addition of everyone's newest superfood--quinoa. I use dried quinoa which gives the mix an extra crunch plus toss in some blueberries, flaxseed and nuts. The beauty of granola is once you have a base it can easily be altered. No almonds? Try walnuts or pecans. Not a blueberry fan? Maybe some cherries or raisins. It's all up to you.
Blueberry tofu cheesecake
Cheesecake which is made of cream cheese and tofu. Top with blueberries. Much less calories than regular cheesecake thanks to Tofu.
The crust of this pie is more like a shortbread than a typical pie pastry, which means no rolling and no fuss. It's adapted from Alice Medrich's recipe for a mocha tart (aka the kind of pie I typically like: chocolate), and it takes well to this fruit filling.
Blueberry upside down yougurt cake
One does not find blueberry's easily in Bangalore/India and when I happen to find them in one of the store, my imagination went into hyper drive on ways I can use them creatively. After careful thought I decided to make blueberry upside down cake. It turned out moist, fresh and jammy because of blue berries and now my family & neighbors can't seem to have enough of it.
A muffin recipe has to be really good to get my endorsement. When it comes to baked goods, I have an exacting palate, and I am very particular about my muffins. Too many so-called muffins
Caramilk brownie bites
My sister and her husband came to visit a while ago, and very thoughtfully brought me a post-gestational-diabetes present - a large box of Cadbury's chocolate bars. I believe the box held 50 assorted bars,
Chocolate cherry breakfast bars (original recipe)
The dreaded school lunch. I don't quite know why this is, but making children's lunches for school is about as rewarding as making a beautiful gourmet dinner and then flushing it all down the toilet
Candy cane joe joe ice cream
"What the heck is a Candy Cane Joe Joe?", some of you may be asking. Ah, 'tis a sad business that not everyone in the world can know the pleasures of the Candy Cane Joe