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/

Kachoris With Green Peas Stuffing

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These are seriously some of the best snacks! I always thought they were hard to make, having had some of the best made by a North Indian friend, and put off trying to make them. I recently wanted to eat them and bit the bullet and made them myself and couldn’t believe how easy there were!

Oats Idli

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Oats are good for you. Let’s just accept that. But one could get tired of eating oats only as a porridgy thing. I needed to find ways to incorporate oats in our meals without getting bored of it. Tried oats dosa – did not like it. Tried it instead of rice with rasam and yogurt. Meh. Rasam was alright, but didn’t care for it with sambar or yogurt. Tried idlis. And…we had a winner! Technically, this is oats rava idli as I add a litlte bit of rava (1 part rava to 3 parts oats so there’s definitely more oats). This is a quick recipe, and with the right chutney/podi, will definitely satisfy your idli craving as well – and there’s no need to soak, grind, ferment, etc. On to the recipe now!

Urulaikizhangu Bonda (Potato fritters/aloo bonda)

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Bonda is a south Indian delicacy where urad dal batter or spiced vegetable mix is coated in a chickpea flour batter and deep fried. It’s ideal for an afternoon tea. There is the plain bonda/mysore bonda which is made with an urad dal batter spiced up with pepper, coconut, and cumin seeds. Then there is the filled bonda which is where today’s recipe comes in – it has an outer covering made of a chickpea flour/rice flour batter, into which boiled and spiced up veggies (primarily potatoes, and optionally mixed vegetables) are dipped in, and then deep fried. They are all deep fried.
It can be served with a chutney such as coconut or peanut chutney. Or just by itself, as it’s spicy enough. Have it with a cup of coffee or tea on a rainy day to perk you up. I made these beauties for game day this weekend for the Jags playoff game. They lost, but the snack was a win!