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Birchermuesli for one
Breakfast Parfait
Cherry Parfait
Chia Seed Pudding
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes
Rawa Idli
S'mores Pancakes
Sabudana Khichdi
Souffle Eggs
The Single Lady Pancake

Arugula Salad
Bean Salad
Beet, Many Ways
Beetroot Salad
Carrot and Manchego Salad
Chickpea Salad
Cosi Salad
Grain Bowl
Herbed Cheese and Grilled Apple Salad
Israeli Couscous Salad
Millet Salad
My Favourite Salad
Odds and Ends Salad
Sprouts Salad
Watermelon Feta Salad

Black Bean Soup
French Onion Soup
Green Soup
Kaffir Lime Rasam
Kulith - Horsegram Flour Soup
Pumpkin Soup
Tomato Saar
White Bean Soup with Arugula Pesto

Amritsari Paneer Pakoras
Balsamic Stuffed Mushrooms
Cheese Corn Balls
Creamy Mushroom Pate on Toast
Grilled Halloumi
Pao Bhaji
Polenta Cakes
Smoky Almonds
'Tempura' Pakora
Textures of Fig
Tomato Bruschetta
Upma 'Polenta' Cakes with Mushroom Sauce
Zucchini Fritters

Aloo Chhole Biryani
Beetroot Risotto
Berry Pulao
Chana Dal Khichdi
Curd Rice
Forbidden Rice
Lemon Rice
Mushroom and Mint Risotto
Peas Pulao
Rainbow Sushi
Raw Mango Rice with Eggplant Relish
Red Pepper Risotto
Spinach and Three Cheese Risotto
Sushi Rice
Tamarind Rice
Tomato Risotto

Cheesy Spaghetti with Mushrooms
Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce
Lasagna Rolls
Macaroni in Spinach Sauce
Mushroom Macaroni
'Pantry Staples' Pasta
Pasta al Bakunin
Tagliatelle in Tomato Sauce

Lentils, Beans and Legumes
Baked Beans on Toast
Black Chickpeas
Chana Urad Dal
Chickpeas in Spinach
Rajma Chawal
Sai Bhaji

Vegetables and Curries
Aloo Matar
Aloo Wadi
Burrito Bowl
Dum Aloo
East Indian Vegetable Curry
Egg Curry
Homestyle Paneer
Kadhi Chawal
Massaman Curry
Modern Aloo Posto
Sarson ka Saag
Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Tingmos
Thai Brown Curry
Vegetable Manchurian
Zucchini Caponata

Rotis and other Indian Flatbreads
Aloo Paranthas
Aloo Puri
Besan Parantha
Dal Parantha
Gobhi Parantha

Breads and Sandwiches
60 Minute Rolls
Carrot Herb Rolls
Cauliflower Sandwich
Cheese and Herb Rolls
Chickpea Patties in Pita
Cinnamon Rolls
Croque Monsieur
Egg Salad Sandwich
Garlic Bread
Honey Wheatberry Bread
Paneer and Onion Rolls
Paneer Sandwich
Pao Bhaji Toasties
Pesto Rolls
Rye Bread
Spinach and Cheese Sandwich
Stuffed Garlic Bread
Tutti Frutti Buns
White Sandwich Loaf

Dips, Chutneys and Sauces
Baba ghanoush
Beet Hummus
Greek Goddess Dip
Green Chutney
A Slightly Simpler Hummus
Peach Salsa
The Perfect Pizza Sauce
Tomato Sauce

Everything Else Savoury
My Mom's Garam Masala
Lime Pickle
Mushroom Stock
Neufchatel Cheese
Nori Granola
Pickled Jalapenos
Polenta Bowl
Punjabi Mango Pickle
Quark Cheese
Winter Vegetable Pickle

Caramel Macchiato
Cherry Liqueur
Hot Chocolate
Mulberry Nights
Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
Peppermint Mocha
Shirley Temple
Sol Kadhi
Strawberry Smoothie
Vegan Eggnog
Virgin Mojito
Virgin Pina Colada
White Hot Chocolate

Almond Cake
Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake
Brown Butter Banana Cake with Peanut Streusel
Brown Sugar Pound Cake
Cherry Muffins
Christmas Cake
Cocoa Cola Cake with Popcorn Icecream
Chocolate Exploding Cake
Dulce de leche Brownies
Eggless Chocolate Loaf Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Caramel
Lime and Poppyseed Muffins
Macadamia Praline Cupcakes
Olive Oil Cake
Orange Berry Muffins
Pineapple Pastry
Playing Cards Cake
Ruby Brownies
Sticky Toffee Cake
Strawberry Cheesecake
Vanilla Cupcakes
Vanilla Yogurt Cake
White Chocolate Cheesecake

Cookies and Candies
Chessboard Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Spiral Shortbread
Ischler Cookies
Marzipan Apples

India Inspired Desserts
A Study in Mango
Chocolate Sandesh
Coconut Barfi
Coconut Fudge
Gajar ka halwa
Jackfruit Sheera
Jalebis with Rabdi Icecream
Lagan nu Custard
Seera: My Grandma's cold remedy

Sweet Sauces and Spreads
Apricot Lekvar
Balsamic Caramel
Pastry Cream
Salted Caramel Sauce
Strawberry and Apple Jam

Puddings and Frozen Desserts
Berry Fool
Cereal Milk Panacotta
Coeur A La Creme
Frozen Sour Cream with Berries
Frozen Strawberry Yogurt
Fruit Cream
Lime Posset
Lychee and Coconut Sorbet
Peach Parfait
Strawberries and Cream Panacotta
Strawberries and Cream Redux
Strawberry Cheesecake Icecream
The 'English' Trifle
Tiramisu Deconstructed
Winter Panacotta

Everything Else Sweet
Apple Galette
Bakewell Tart
Bread and Butter Pudding
Chocolate and Caramel Tart
Chocolate Ganache Tart
Chocolate Mousse
Gingerbread Trifle
Mince Pies
Nanaimo Bars
Tropical Fruit Tart


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