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Seasonal
Triple Chocolate Chai Hot Cross Buns

Triple Chocolate Chai Hot Cross Buns

For many, Easter comes with many traditions. And Hot Cross Buns are as synonymous with Easter as chocolate eggs.

HOT and cross. Remember the nursery rhyme? “One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross buns.” The rhyme and the word bun always creates an inner child like excitement that conjures memories of yeast smells oozing from baking.

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Seasonal
Waiting For Spring Salad & Indian Sunshine Dressing

Waiting For Spring Salad & Indian Sunshine Dressing

So you know those Little Men books, specifically the Little Miss Sunshine one? Well, for as long I have known, I have been referenced to this book character. Believe me, I have the pyjamas to prove it. I think this connection is simply because I tend to see the rainbow behind the proverbial clouds in any circumstance.

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Desserts & Treats
Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of traditional goodies eaten, the festival of lights should really be called the festival of sweets. “Mithai” the name for South Asian sweets consists of items like “galab jamuns” “laddoos”, “barfis” and “halwas” and are a cross between confectionary treat, snack, and a dessert of sorts.

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Desserts & Treats
Jessie’s Incredible Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cinnamon Icing

Jessie’s Incredible Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cinnamon Icing

There is something sacramental about eating cake, especially chocolate cake in good company.

Growing up, my sisters and I were on a mission to do just that, but never thought to bake a cake from scratch. It never crossed our minds. We only baked Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines premixed cakes. Chocolate and even German Chocolate were on heavy rotation, along with white, confetti, lemon, orange, and even banana. Alas, there was always wishful thinking, hope even, that the cake would look just like the picture on the box.

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Sides
Yam Conspiracy – Savory Spiced Yams & Sweet Potatoes

Yam Conspiracy – Savory Spiced Yams & Sweet Potatoes

I love potatoes. I realize this is quite the declaration, but it is true. Versatile. Comforting. Supremely accommodating. They are perfect any time of the day. Some days, I try to sneak them into every meal. If this does not happen, rest assured I get my daily fill. For me, after hours of writing, the end of the day is always capped off by a craving and indulgence in potato chips. I go through flavour and brand rotations – Plain. Rippled. Salt & Vinegar until my tongue can no longer tolerate the acidity. Sometimes, Jalapeno because I am hooked on heat.

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