Healthy Chocolate Brownies: Prunes lend a fudgy texture to these dense dark chocolate brownies besides making these brownies uber healthy. Instead of using processed sugar and butter, these are made with the goodness of honey and extra virgin olive oil.

Healthy Chocolate Brownies

I love brownies. They are one of my favorite desserts. This recipe for healthy chocolate brownies, adapted from here, is a healthier version of the classic brownies.

I love my brownies to be fudgy and dense, and less cake like. And this recipe yields just that.

Prunes are basically plums that have been dried naturally in the sun without undergoing any fermentation process. Prunes are a great source of Vitamin A, iron and antioxidants, and thus are great for your skin and hair.  Prunes also are a good source of potassium, helping in keeping blood pressure low and supporting bone health. 1 prune provides 3% of recommended daily fiber intake, thus are great for digestion. (source:

Adding prunes to the classic brownies not only gives these healthy chocolate brownies a distinct taste, but you also get all the health benefits that prunes come with. By replacing the butter with extra virgin olive oil and processed sugar with honey- the classic brownie is made healthier with no compromise on taste.

If you are looking for a healthy chocolate brownie recipe, do give this a try. If you do try the recipe, please tag me in your creations on instagram, facebook or leave a comment here. Have a great Sunday!

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Bacon Spaghetti Aglio Olio!

Aglio e Olio is one of the most basic pasta sauce made from garlic and oil. By making the aglio olio with fat left from cooking bacon,  the classic spaghetti aglio olio is taken up a notch.

Bacon Spaghetti Aglio Olio

One of my favorite food bloggers is Richa, from My Food Story. I love her recipes and she had posted this recipe for bacon spaghetti aglio olio a while back and I had made a mental note to try the recipe out soon. Soon came much later, but I am glad it did.

I love bacon fat- it’s the secret ingredient when I make scrambled eggs at home. So I knew I would love it in my spaghetti aglio olio. I used my regular aglio olio recipe, which is adapted from Ina Garten’s and added Richa’s twist of bacon to it. The result – a quick weeknight dinner which will have you licking your bowls.

If you are a fellow bacon lover, this bacon spaghetti aglio olio is a must to try. Its quick, easy and absolutely delicious.

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The Chipotle burrito bowl recreated at home. A satisfying meal made at home with copycat Chipotle burrito bowl elements- cilantro-lime rice, guacamole, salsa, corn salsa, chicken, and black beans.

Copycat Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Now that I have moved to India, there are certain things I really miss about the US. Besides my friends, the food has to top the list, and Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl is one of the things I miss quite a lot.

Before moving to Dallas, even in Morenci, Chipotle was a luxury and a must almost every time we visited Phoenix. I had attempted recreating the Chipotle Burrito Bowl recipe at home in the US as well. I remember it was really good, but somehow I never got around write the recipe down for the blog.

Since I had some time to myself between projects, I have been trying to be more active on the blog, a space that keeps getting neglected time and again. Here I am today sharing the recipe for Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bowl.

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