Vegan Banana Flax Dog Treats

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I started making these treats for my daughter’s puppy, our grandpuppy Kashew. He is a long haired mini dachshund and the love of my life. 🙂 Once terrified of any dog, he transformed me into a dog lover. He loves to eat, and I love to feed him – a match made in doggie heaven! But I try to give him healthy snacks – mostly fresh vegetables and fruits, and these treats that are made with whole wheat flour, oats, bananas, and flaxmeal. He loves them! I found this recipe online at:
http://healthyslowcooking.com/make-banana-flax-vegan-dog-biscuits/

Badusha / Balushahi

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Badusha, or Balushahi as it’s known in the northern parts of India, is a delicate, flaky, pastry that is somewhat similar to donuts. Except, I do think it’s not as doughy, and is quite a bit flaky. When I told me daughter it’s like a donut, she asked: “Is this one of those things that you say it’s like an American sweet, but it’s really not?” For some reason, my kids, while they inhale all the spicy Indian food with gusto, run when I offer them Indian sweets. They say it’s too sweet. This from the kids who would eat ice cream for breakfast if it’s an option! But then, I’m digressing. On to the recipe of this delicacy!

Mysore Pak

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I have wanted to make mysore pak, a melt in your mouth, goodness of ghee and sugar sweet for ages now. The first time I tried it, it didn’t go too well (see recipe notes for what happened). But it was at the back of my mind, that I had to conquer it. And I think today was a small victory! Thanks to moral support, recipe, and videos from mom and my sister, I made it, and it was easier than I thought!