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date pumpkin butter sugar-free

Date Pumpkin Butter | Sugar-free Recipe


A lightly spiced and naturally sweetened pumpkin butter with dates, no added sugar. This butter is great smeared on toasts, crackers, pancakes, added to porridge or incorporated in other sweet treats.
Chilly temperatures beckon warmer dishes; luscious morsels to snuggle the belly and cozy us up. Growing up in a tropical country with only two seasons and little seasonal variation of temperature, I don’t recall paying much attention to colder weather seasonal dishes. In fact, summer bounties — garden-grown and local tropical fruits — were more often awaited with much anticipation rather than winter produce. After more than 15 years spent living in countries with colder winters, I’ve grown quite fond of the seasonal fall and winter produce.

apple tamarind chutney sweetened with date and jaggery

Apple Tamarind Chutney Recipe {sweetened with Date & Jaggery}


A sweet, sour and spicy apple tamarind chutney recipe filled with sun-kissed ingredients like tamarind and chillies. Fingers smeared with spicy tamarind sauce swept from the banana leaf that food is served on during Hindu and Tamil weddings or religious ceremonies — this is how I remember the spicy tamarind compote. Locally known as ‘takkar’ in

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