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Recipes tried

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I am currently in pantry cleaning mode. So, I have tried out a lot of recipes this past two weeks. I had bookmarked some of them for maybe a year now and I finally tried them out.


Gingerbread Cookies
The daughter saw an episode of Care Bears making gingerbread cookies and since that day, she had been insisting I make them. She even told me the recipe : ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, molasses and flour. Thats a good enough recipe for a 3 year old. I followed the King Arthur flour recipe This recipe makes real tasty cookies! A great balance of spice and sweet and a good crisp to soft ratio. The dough needs to be kept cold at all times otherwise it will turn into a sticky mess real fast. I made the dough the previous night and stuck it in the fridge in a covered container and pulled it out of the fridge about half an hour before rolling to make it manageable to roll. The dough still has to be cold to touch. I rolled it out on parchment paper with a piece of plastic wrap on top.
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Snack time - Date ladoo with nuts and seeds, Oven roasted Chivda

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Recently our snack stock ran out. I decided to restock it with some healthy snacks. One for the sweet tooth and the other for the savory.


No Sugar Date ladoo with chia seeds Dates provide all the sweetness for this ladoo. They are sweet and full of fiber and nutrition. The nuts and seeds provide crunch and substance while providing good fats.



Ingredients:1 cupdates1 1/2 cupmixed nuts and seeds *4cardamom podsMethod
Soak nuts like almonds and walnuts in water for about 2 hours. This makes them easier to digest.Peel and chop. This is a time consuming process. This step can be done a day ahead. Using a nut chopper or food processor will make it a whole lot easier.Boil some water. Barely cover the dates with the boiling water in a container. Cover and leave aside for 15 minutes. This softens the dates. This step is optional if you have a food processor. Since I used the blender, I took this extra step.Blend a little bit of dates at a time in the blender till coarsely blended. Mix together t…