Introducing Shamim’s Pantry Pasture Grazed Ghee

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Hi my dear friends and fellow bloggers!

Again… it has been a tad bit too long since I wrote to you last.  As I mentioned in my previous post I was working on “Project Ghee”, well I don’t think I called it that exactly … but it sure does sound good right now 🙂

Anyway, let me tell you what I’ve been up too.  I’ve been preoccupied with ‘GHEE’, now I’m sure you shaking your head and thinking, “Really Shamim, like you had to tell us that!” (sarcasm intended)  Well, of course it’s ghee.  Ghee all the way baby!

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Juicy Date and Brown Rice Crispy’s

 

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I was wondering if I could entice you with this recipe for juicy mejdool dates, slowly melted in ghee until thick and syrupy. I toss in some brown rice crispies, dried coconut and a bunch of chopped almonds resulting in a slightly gooey, moist, ghee-ey, crunchy and not overly sweet treat.

My date bars will hit every level of any sweet craving you may have and guess what? It’s not too bad for you. With no refined sugars or flours and made with just a few natural ingredients you will be laughing your way into Valentines day!

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Whilst perusing the grocery store aisles lately, I’m sure you’ve been inundated with rows upon rows of gleaming chocolate wrappers hiding there treasures within, and begging to be slipped into your cart to be devoured shamelessly later. Continue reading

Quinoa Ladoos – a Healthy Treat!

“Quinoa Ladoo! You can’t be serious!” I’m asked in disbelief as I serve the little brown malty balls of delight with an afternoon cup of chaa. Yes, my friends, you heard that right, Quinoa!

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Let me tell you a little story…

A couple of months ago I stared wide-eyed in disbelief at a recipe before me. I was excited at first, then immediately I slumped back into my seat and thought to myself, “Really?!”

Okay, I am exaggerating just a little… but if you’ve donned the gluten free hat, you know what I mean.  “What if… what if it was another gluten free disaster like so many before?”  Although the question loomed before me, Continue reading

Ghee Goor and Roti – Crumbled Roti Sweetened with Jaggery

Ghee, goor and roti is my go-to comfort food.  I’ve turned to it on countless occasions to pacify my emotional well being.  This is such an endearing sweet meal and is close to my heart.  It gently screams to me of family, togetherness, good friends and most importantly being loved.  And with Valentines Day around the corner, Ghee, goor and roti makes the perfect dish to be shared amongst the people you care most about.

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Ghee, goor and roti was my all time favorite as a little child and still is… and I’m sure will remain so, for as long as I can chew.  Wait a minute – Continue reading

Gulaab Jambu – with coconut

My Mum’s Recipe
Gulaab Jambu - with coconutA couple of weeks ago in preparation for Eid I spent countless happy hours in the kitchen making tonnes of sweet indian delicacies, as well as other baked goodies.
First of all I have to explain the different forms of gulaab jambus that I grew up eating.  The first being the round glossy brown balls of spongy goodness that are soaked over night in syrup. My Grandmother, bless her soul, used to make the most perfect gulaab jambus this way.  Well needless to say, my attempt at making this version did not go so well.  Feeling slightly defeated, I decided to make the gulaab jambus I know best.  I would describe these as fried oval-shaped dumplings, dipped briefly in syrup and rolled in desiccated coconut. 
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