Depression, the monster that no one knows to see!

Today, I want to download everything that have been rumbling within me in the last few years. I want to relieve myself of all the pain and heaviness that have engulfed me.   I want to consolidate all the negative emotions that have stealthily yet steadily encroached my heart and eradicate them without any trace. I…

Affordable, Abundant And Amazing Light For Food Photography

I couldn’t have expected a better response for my previous post “Story Telling With Food“. It is one of my most favorite topics on food photography and I feel extremely overwhelmed that it fetched over ONE THOUSAND new blog followers!! It feels so rewarding to see hundreds of readers react to it so positively and…

Story Telling With Food

Some of you know that I had this wonderful opportunity to speak at a ‘CTPPA (Connecticut Professional Photographers Association)’ about food photography recently. “Tell Your Food Story Stunningly” was the topic I chose to package my knowledge and experience with food photography and deliver to a group of very talented and accomplished photographers. The amazing…

Strawberry Ginger Limeade/Margarita Mix

Happy Spring everyone! The trees are in full bloom, the days are warmer and the grass is so vibrant and greener; isn’t Spring gorgeous? It is also one of my favorite seasons of the year, next to Fall. I must not complain much about this past Winter. It wasn’t all that bad at all but still…

Mom’s Garlic Pepper Rasam

My daughter was two when my mom passed. She knows her maternal grandma through pictures only and can’t recollect any experiences with her.  It is so unfortunate that I couldn’t have my little girl enjoy the love, pampering and warmth of the most wonderful person on earth. Most girls look up to their moms as…

Spinach Dhal With Chickpeas (Keerai Kadalai Koottu)

We are a family of good eaters. When I say ‘good’, it is eating to our heart’s content :). My little girl used to give me a very hard time feeding her right from her birth until a few years ago. But she’s gotten into the groove with the rest of us now and loves to…

Happy Valentine’s Day

I have a forty five minute drive to work one way. If traffic gets bad, it could take an hour or even more sometimes. Although it is not fun to be driving alone for nearly an hour twice every day, it happens to be the only quiet time of the day that is entirely  mine….

Loaded Veggie Sheet Pan Nachos!

Happy New Year everyone! Please don’t give me that strange look; I know, the first month of the year is on its way out and  it feels like 2017 has been here forever. Although late,  I really wanted my best wishes to be with you through the remainder of the year and bring to you all…

Green Salad With Spicy Tofu Croutons

As George Michael sings in his Heartbeat song, “Another summer, another vacation is over …” . It felt like just yesterday when the chirping birds, the bright and beautiful flowers, and the sweet juicy berries announced the arrival of Summer. It is hard to believe that the season is now behind us and we’ve started…

Bruschetta Caprese (ready in ten minutes)

You may have observed that unlike many other bloggers I do not make posts very frequently. Well, it certainly is my wish and interest to make a few posts every month. With a full time job in the IT industry and two lovely kids that occupy rest of my time, it is certainly a challenge to find…

Oregon Vacation

Hola folks, how have you been? It’s so good to be back here with you guys, it feels like I’ve been away for ages. We had a wonderful time vacationing in the states of Washington and Oregon. A much needed break for all of us in the family. My teen graduated from high school and…

Your Ultimate Dosa Reference

Jump to “Your Ultimate Dosa Reference” straight if you’d want to skip reading my story. It was a nice and memorable evening of the first day of my hostel life  This beautiful town Tirunelveli of southern India that I had to call my home for the next four years was a few hundreds of miles away…