Vanilla Bread

Whole Wheat Vanilla Bread

One morning in Bombay, Desi, on an errand to pick up some bread for breakfast, came home with two little balls of fur, one yellow and the other red. You can expect to find just about anything for sale on the streets of Bombay and that morning Desi had come across a man selling tiny…

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Whole-Wheat Focaccia

Whole Wheat Focaccia

After making the best focaccia ever, I was a little obsessed with the idea of making a whole-wheat focaccia that was just as good, or even better. But with all that was going on, it took me until now to actually make it. Boy, was it worth the wait! My Whole Wheat Focaccia is not…

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Gobi Paratha

Gobi Paratha With Zucchini Raita

This giveaway is now closed. The sleigh bells are done ring-ting-ting-a-ling and all you are left with now is that jiggle in your waistline from all those holiday goodies. So what are you to do? Exactly what you do every year this time of the year: resolve to lose weight. And to get you started,…

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Garlic Hamburger Buns

Sandwich Buns or Hamburger Buns

Hey, there! How have things been in your world these past two months? You may have wondered what was going on in mine after I dropped off the face of the planet, unannounced. But I was around, very much so, and missing you too. Life just got in the way and to make a long story…

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Mirch Ka Salan With Peshawari Naan

Before I get to today’s recipe, Mirch ka Salan with Peshawari Naan, here’s a small rant. I am not a Bolly-watcher, by any means. I am not hungry for the latest news on whichever middle-aged “hero” and painfully young “heroine” is dominating India’s movie industry. I couldn’t care less who’s going out with whom. And…

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Maple Oatmeal Bread

Whole-Wheat Maple Oatmeal Bread

This sun-kissed Maple Oatmeal Bread is so light and fluffy, you might have to fight an urge to cuddle it when it comes out of the oven. Or to gobble it all down in one sitting. I made this bread this past weekend and of all the breads I’ve shared with you on Holy Cow!…

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Focaccia

Best. Focaccia. Ever.

I was planning an Italian dinner for my friend Margo and her family recently and I wanted to bake a bread that would appeal to her son Danny who’s as picky as any four-year-old can be. I pondered my Rustic Tuscan Loaf and my Whole-Wheat Ciabatta, but I wasn’t quite sure that these fantastic but…

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Carrot Bread: Low Fat And Wholegrain

Spring arrived early this year, like an unfashionable guest. The cherry trees in Washington’s Tidal Basin– gorgeous with their full, pink flowers — have already bloomed, days before they were supposed to. The daffodils have been out for a while, and the tulips are beginning to bud. March is all dressed up in weather that…

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Whole-Wheat Sourdough Ciabatta

Whole-Wheat Sourdough Ciabatta

Latest in my adventures in baking with sourdough is this crusty, healthy Whole-Wheat Ciabatta. It is, quite simply, as good as bread can get. Ciabatta, as you know, is my favorite Italian bread. Its crackling crust, soft texture with those large, airy holes, and delicious, slow-developed flavor are to die for. But so far I’ve…

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Whole-Wheat Sourdough Baguettes

My dead oven sprang to life last week and I couldn’t wait for the weekend so I could put it to work again. I had the perfect job for it too: baking up a Whole-Wheat Sourdough Baguette. Or two. Baguettes can be tremendously healthy eats, especially when made my way. These crusty hunks of French…

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Maple And Wheat Germ Waffles

Around here, the very word “waffles” brings a sparkle to Desi’s eyes. Rivaled only by the word “pancakes.” Which explains why I have so many pancake and waffle recipes plastered around this blog. This waffle recipe I have for you today is perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving. You are beginning to get hungry again…

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Khasta Paratha

Khasta Paratha/Parotta

Khasta Paratha, which translates to a flaky flatbread, is a unique treat that just begs to be torn apart with your fingers, dunked into a spicy curry, then popped into your mouth. I’ve seen as many versions of this dish as there are cooks. Some recipes are rather straightforward and not unlike those for other…

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Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

All-Whole-Wheat Sourdough Bread

My sourdough starter has been bubbling and maturing for a few weeks now, just begging me to bake some bread. And because it is so darn special and smells so damn good, I’ve been working hard to come up with ideas that’ll do it justice and more. I first made this all-whole-wheat sourdough bread recipe…

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Bolillos (Mexican Rolls)

Before I share today’s recipe– scrumptious, crusty Mexican rolls called Bolillos that are like little football-shaped baguettes— let me reveal the winner of last week’s giveaway of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s new book, Vegan Pie in the Sky. Thanks to all of you who participated and took the time to Facebook and…

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