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Eggless Semolina Coconut Cookies Without Baking Powder, Soda: Organic Chemical-Free Baking

If I say this semolina coconut cookie recipe is the easiest to follow, would you believe my words?  If I say these are crispy, crunchy cookies without baking powder, soda, would you trust me? Well, you have got to believe my words, for this is not the first recipe in the baking without baking powder/soda series. Do not forget to check out these organic, chemical-free baking recipes. You will love each one of my baking experiments, for these use organic ingredients. When looking for a simple cookie recipe, try out these easy Indian semolina biscuits and enjoy a blast of coconutty flavor in your mouth.

Why Do I choose to bake without baking powder/soda  Remember your chemistry lessons?
Baking powder and baking soda are chemical agents. Since cookies are a regular for me, I do not want to put chemicals into my body. The idea is to bake without chemical agents so we can enjoy organic cookies without guilt.

Raising agents are nothing but chemical agents (time to remember chemistry lessons…

Gluten-Free Coffee Cookies With Amaranth: Baking Without Baking Powder, Soda, Self-Raising Flour

If you love cookies, you are in for some magic.
If you love coffee, you will surely get passionate about it.
If you aren't a coffee lover (like me), you might want to try out more recipes with coffee brewed or not.

Is a loved one suffering from gluten allergy? Then this recipe is for you!

So are you ready friends? What's so special about this batch of gluten-free coffee cookies is that it is another addition to my baking without baking powder, soda, self-rising flour series. What's even more special is that these are perfect tea-time treats for a gluten sensitive loved one. So are these coffee cookies only for gluten intolerant people out there?

 Well, who cares?
In fact, all of us should indulge in some amount of millets too, for they are gluten-free and even healthier than whole grains.


 The amaranth cookies use brown rice flour.As some of my previous rice cookie and cake experiments have shown, brown rice makes for a yummy baked beauty. On top of it, brown rice is full…

Gluten-Free Besan Cookies With Jaggery: Baking With Chickpea Flour, Without Baking Soda, Refined Sugar Free

Gluten-free cookies? Is chickpea gluten free?

You have recently turned to a gluten-free diet and are looking for gluten-free recipes, right? Or a loved one is diagnosed with celiac disease and cannot tolerate gluten, so you want to ease their life with some gluten-free recipes that taste yum too. Well, you can have many gluten-free recipe options, but when it comes to baking with gluten-free ingredients, you might find yourself in a fix. Reason? Perhaps the biggest reason being that gluten-free flours are difficult to bind, because they lack gluten - the elastic component that makes rotis chewy. So I have experimented with a few gluten-free options to come up with the best gluten-free cookie recipe. The recipe has a secret ingredient that gives it substance and enhances its flavor too. Wondering what it is?

Let's unravel the secret to making gluten-free cookies here!
Before that, I would like to ask if you ever find baking with chickpea flour difficult?

I love chickpea flour, whi…

Eggless Best Milk Cookies: Marbled Shortbread Cookies; Milk Powder Biscuits

Eggless milk cookies sound like magic to the ears, right? Living up to your expectations are these easy-to-please marble cookies that are a step further in my motto to experiment baking without baking powder.

These are crunchy,
These are crispy,
These are just apt for munching.
Whether you want a cookie to much,
Whether you want a cookie bomb crunch,
The milk marble bombs are going to be a hit.
What makes these marbled bombs stand out,
Is the addition of milk, powdered jaggery, and oats.
Baking without baking powder or soda,
Lends these cookie bombs an air of healthy yumminess.
Making these perfect for tea-time munching,
Or for delighting the kidoo and company :)
Any takers?

Well, without further ado, let's go to the colorful marble cookie recipe. As already mentioned, these eggless milk cookies are another addition to my baking without baking powder series.




Did you know barley comprises more fiber than oats?
I feel barley behaves similar to maida/all-purpose flour in my bakes, th…

Harmful Effects of Artificial Food Colors

Artificial food colors make food look more appealing. Brightly colored foods attract the attention of consumers, especially children. You might not be aware of the risks and dangers of artificial food coloring on your health.

Do you know color additives are synthesized from petroleum byproducts? Artificial food dyes are also sourced from raw materials obtained from coal tar. Since they are cheaper and more stable under intense heat and light conditions, artificial colors have become widely popular in the food industry.

They may be used to standardize the color in products that may lose color during the production process. Food dyes make artificially flavored foods look more appealing. Artificial colors are often added to certain food products to intensify their natural color.

You might find Red #40 in foods that do not contain real fruit (cherries or strawberries) but use artificial fruit flavors.

Most common "colored" eatables with synthetic colors include:

candies
beverag…

The Mystery Called Kidney Stones Unlocked

About 12% of the world population is suffering from kidney stones. These are scary statistics, given the amount of risk kidney stones pose to renal function so much so that it makes you prone to end-stage renal failure. Not only this, you are more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cardiovascular problems if your body makes kidney stones.

Your kidneys are hardworking little organs that excrete body waste and eliminate toxins. When these organs are not able to eliminate excess minerals (read oxalates/uric acid/phosphorus), they accumulate on its lining as crystals of stone.

A kidney stone develops from the buildup of excess minerals in the urine. It begins as a small crystal-like material that may develop into a big solid mass in the absence of timely intervention.

How does that happen?
Urine contains chemicals, which hinder the formation of these painful crystals. In some cases, small particles of crystals travel through the urinary tract and are easily passed out in …

Vegan Ragi Carrot Cake: Eggless, Refined Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

When you rarely eat and bake cakes but wish to make the healthiest birthday cake for your loved one suffering from allergy, what would you come up with? These are surely testing times for you, but you want to give the best. When I was faced with this situation, I ended up baking a refined sugarfree, dairy-free ragi cake. that was compared with Britannia chocolate cake, to my surprise. Believe me, friends, this is the healthiest, yummiest, and best-naked cakes I have ever baked. I rarely make or eat cakes, but I must admit, I ended up with guilty indulgence this time.


The ragi chocolate cake is light, not too moist or fluffy, but an absolute delight for vegan cake lovers. I have not added baking powder here, because I always want to avoid harmful chemical agents in my recipes. On top of it, when you are baking for someone with allergy issues, you have your job cut out with the type of ingredients to use. I am happy my ragi carrot cake came up beautifully and delighted the one it was b…

Eggless Gluten-Free Healthy Orange Cookies:Refined Sugarfree Baking Without Baking Powder

Here I come with another recipe to contribute to my baking without baking powder/baking soda series - eggless gluten-free orange cookies. Well, when it comes to cookies, I can't think anything but healthy cookies. When it comes to healthy cookies, I want to experiment with simple ingredients to give you a simple cookie recipe, which is easy to make/bake in a cooker, on a stovetop, and/or in an arifryer, oven, or convection. All of my cookie recipes can be tried with all appliances and equipment. You do not need fancy stuff here to bake deliciousness in your kitchen, do you? Na, you do not! Seriously.


Why need an electric mixer when you can prepare the dough with hands? After all, not everyone has the fortune to buy one. Worry not! These simple cookie recipes come to you with simple ingredients and require easily available equipment. Even a spoon/spatula can do the work of a whisk. In fact, when I did not have a hand whisk, I would use a spoon. I do have an electric whisk, but I a…

Diabetes-Friendly Sugarfree Apple Butter Recipe: Easy, Quick Apple Jam on Stovetop With No Added Sugar

I have never had apple butter in my life, nor had I dreamed of making it ever. Perhaps the Lord had some other plans, and I was directed to come up with an experiment to make apple butter on stovetop without any added sugar. The batch of apples was overly sweet. The idea sprung upon me to try my hands at sugarfree apple jam - yes, you may call it apple butter or apple jam. I am simply in love with the end product, which is far healthier and yummier than market junk.  This stuff is good enough to indulge in on a cold winter day - during breakfast as a spread on toast or just like that. One spoon is simply not enough to satiate your cravings for more. I bet it! It is so addictive!


So what makes the sugarfree apple butter special?
First things first - it's sugarfree - which gives it an edge over all of its competitors.It's sans preservatives and chemicals.It's yummy, yummy, and oh so so yummy!- trust me.It's kid-friendly and equally appetizing for adults and elders.It'…
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