Amaranth Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trust all of you are staying safe and well during these unprecedented times. Back in March, I thought that working from home will give me spare time to blog but as most of us have realized, life has just gotten way more hectic – all family members are home, lots of cooking + our regular jobs need increased attention. Added to that the anxiety and stress of the times…

Finally the past weekend, my brain seemed to reboot and I put together my first video post. My little one who is all of 15 years old now was the videographer (for the most part 😉 ) and editor of my first video post. As a Freshman in High School his favorite subject was Video Production which was put to good use!

Allergy Friendly Amaranth Chocolate Chip Cookies


A family legacy and allergy friendly fryums – Part 2

The warm Saturday afternoon sunshine, family gossip and fryums – life just does not get better. Oh wait, it did get better…the one thing I have loved even as a little girl – a handwoven string of fresh fragrant flowers to adorn the hair. That was my kiddie cousin’s spontaneous gift for me from their kitchen garden 😉 India-002



And the next part of our Allergy Friendly cooking journey continued with ‘Tapioca Pearls Fryums’. What are Tapioca Pearls?  They are white starchy balls (usually 2-3 mm in diameter) made from processed cassava (Manihot esculenta).  Cassava is a shrub that is cultivated in large parts of South America and Asia for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates. The starchy part is often referred to as Tapioca. In recent times – it has been made very famous thanks to the tasty and pretty looking bubble tea. Do not confuse Tapioca pearls with Sago pearls – they look very similar and are cooked in similar ways. However, Sago is extracted from the starchy center of various palm trees. 

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