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Lavender Panna Cotta With Raspberry Sauce

Panna Cotta is a ridiculously simple dessert made with sugar, cream, milk, gelatin, and an optional flavoring. Lavender Panna Cotta is delicately flavored with lavender buds and makes for stunning presentation when served with raspberry sauce. Gluten Free Panna Cotta is one of the most elegant desserts around. Often the beautiful presentations make cooks shy …

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Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani With Vegetables | Easy Weeknight Dinner

This Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani with vegetables is a delicious one-pot meal. This is a lighter version of the rich, and fragrant layered casserole of rice, shrimp, vegetables, and spices. It is gluten free and dairy free. Serve with a side of a few chips, pickles, or raita (flavored yogurt). Instant pot biryani or cooker …

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Ribollita – A Hearty Bean and Vegetable Soup From Tuscany

Ribollita is a hearty vegetable soup made with cannellini beans, greens, and a variety of vegetables. Serve over crusty bread, and add a generous drop of pesto or a sprinkling of parmesan or drizzle olive oil to top off. A hearty bowl of soup is the perfect meal to look forward to on a cold …

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KulKul – The Sweet X’mas Treat From Goa

Kulkul is a deep-fried sweet snack. It is made by frying a sweetened dough of flour, coconut milk, and sugar is shaped into intricate curls. Vegetarian | Egg Free Kulkul is a treat made in most Christian homes in the Mangalore/Goa region during Xmas. If you are not Christian chances are your neighbor will be …

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Cranberry Orange Scones | Christmas Morning Scones

These Cranberry Orange scones are an easy treat to make for breakfast. The cranberries and pistachios add a festive touch, add a drizzle of icing and it is indeed a treat on a special day! Vegetarian | Egg Free Scones for  breakfast  has  become a  Christmas  tradition over the past few years, followed by binge watching Star …

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Christmas Fruit Cake aka Kerala Plum Cake

Christmas fruit cake is a tradition in many parts of the world. Usually it is a spiced cake filled with dried fruits and nuts. This version from Kerala has all the rich flavors and the mouthwatering taste. Fruit filled spiced cakes are a tradition in many parts of the world around Christmas time. This version …

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Cardamom Bread – The Finnish Pulla Wreath

Finnish cardamom bread or Pulla is an enriched bread. It is soft and delicately flavored with cardamom. You can serve it plain or make an intricately braided loaf, decorated with sugar, almonds,  or jam. I am fascinated by bread, especially the ones leavened with yeast. So every December, you will see me trying out traditional …

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The Ultimate Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These garlic mashed potatoes are luscious, creamy, and smooth. All the garlic goodness without the dairy. The flavors are intensified when you take the diary out of the equation. Try for yourself and see! Vegan There is something very earthy and comforting in potatoes. I love them in curries, with rice, roasted, stuffed in flatbreads, …

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