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Dhokla – Steamed Mung Bean cakes

As many of you know, I have Type 2 diabetes (my story). It is pretty much in the normal range now with my low carb keto diet and intermittent fasting. I am part of a support group through the IDM program run by Toronto based kidney specialist, Dr. Jason Fung. I am so grateful to have have my health restored. Here is the link to buy the Complete Guide to Fasting, Dr. Jason Fung. The general […]

Cocoa Butter Pistachio treats

Cacao Butter Pistachio treats

Being diabetic, I’m constantly making low carb/ low sugar treats. These 2 sweeteners are zero or 1 on the GI Make sure the sweetener you use does not have added ingredients that can raise your sugars. Substitute nuts and berries for any of your favourite. I use the low carb nuts usually. If you don’t have moulds, pour into a tray & cut when it sets. Ingredients: 1/3 C Cacao Butter 1/2 C butter or […]

Spiced Tea, with Love in Ming Pao News

Spiced Tea, with Love

At the farmers’ market, people often ask Trudy Ann if she sells Chai Tea. She patiently explains: “To be accurate, it’s called masala chai.” In Hindi, ‘masala’ stands for a mixture of spices; ‘chai’ means tea.

Panch Phoran

Aaloo Matar

Years ago, 2011, the Britannia Community centre asked me if I would organize events for Diwali. I called upon my dear friend Mital Gorman and we put together a series of dazzling events.. from sari draping, diva painting, Bollywood dancing to samosa making. The samosa making workshop was so popular that we ended up with a second equally packed workshop.   Here is a recipe for the samosa filling that Mital and I put together. […]

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