All posts filed under: For the Sweet Tooth

Spiced Poached Pears with Vanilla Icecream and Chocolate Sauce-3

Spiced Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe on desert. I know, sorry you guys… I  prefer savory food and love anything that is hot and spicy. So, I dont make deserts that often. Every once in a while, I do develop a sweet tooth for chocolate and soft sugary fruits which I typically enjoy with vanilla ice cream. I just loveeeeeeeeee vanilla ummmmm sooooo goood!!!!!!!!! It’s flavor is like blank canvas that you can paint with the toppings of your choice. So I decided to use my favorite Indian whole spices in this dessert….. Spices and peaches who does that? Well that’s what I thought before I poached my beautiful succulent pears in it. The fragrance of whole spices adds such sweet mild flavor to the peaches you can smell the aroma from each bite. After poaching my pears in the spices I just fell in love with the idea… and took it up a notch and added spice rum to my chocolate sauce. Who’d say no to that??? So without further adieu here you go…. For …

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Raw Brownies with Salted Pistachio Crust

Easter is one of most celebrated festivals across the world. It makes for a great time for all the family members to meet and along side eat some great food. While most of the easter special dishes are rich and tasty, here is one little something for all those who have a sweet tooth but yet are nutrition conscious. Presenting Salted Pistachio Crusted Raw Brownies <drum roll> This recipe is easy and can be put together with very less preparation. It’s nutritious as we add lots of dates bringing iron to the mix with some chopped nuts. This will definitely be a dark horse of a desert that will surprise everyone 🙂 Try this and enjoy it with your family! Umami Kitchen wishes you all a very happy Easter!     For the Raw Brownie: 25 mejdool dates 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup of pecans & almonds coarsely chopped coarsely chopped pistachios for the crust approximately half a cup or more Direction: Pulse dates, cocoa, and crushed nuts in a food processor for approximately 5 …

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Greek Yogurt with Blueberry Marmalade

A bowl of Greek yogurt is a great way to start your day. According to Healthline.com – Few foods pack as healthy a punch in such small serving sizes as Greek yogurt. A bowl of Greek yogurt can keep you fortified with essential nutrients like proteins, vitamin b12 and probiotics and even help you lose weight. Greek yogurt goes great with the sweet and tart blueberry marmalade, both taste and visually. It is a tasty and healthy breakfast option and the best part of it all is you can put this together in 5 minutes. So for all of you healthy eaters with busy schedules can try this at home and don’t forget to post suggestions and comments on this recipe 🙂 Ingredients: Serves 4 1 cup of store bought or homemade blueberry marmalade 2 cups of greek yogurt 2 tbsp honey (if desired) 2 tsp of vanilla extract 4 tbsp granola Instructions: Mix 2 cups of greek yogurt with vanilla extract and honey until nicely incorporated. Take a serving glass and layer alternatively with …

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Mango Popsicle

Mangoessss!!! The king of fruits…Well, this is the most loved fruit in India, my hometown. Back home we all used to wait for the hot summers to enjoy this majestic fruit and it was totally worth it. Mangoes come in different varieties and each has its own distinct taste and flavor. What better combination than mangoes and ice to enjoy the warm weather. If you have access to fresh mangoes, I would recommend you use them. If you don’t have access to fresh fruits, feel free to use the canned pulp and that works just as good. Try this cold melody at home and you will love it for sure! Ingredients: makes 10 pops 1 can sweetened mango pulp 1 can of mango slices a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon, or as much as you want fresh thyme Equipment: Popsicle molds and stick Directions: Slightly mash the mango slices don not puree we want some chunks in there. Add mango mash to pulp, add the salt, …