Spiced Avocado Buttermilk – A Refreshing Summer Drink

Winter has been terribly tough and tenacious where we live. The stores have started to carry lovely spring clothes, but to get a glimpse of even a little bit of green grass seems impossible. It is snow, snow everywhere and white appears to be nature’s only favorite color for now.

Chopped Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Hello folks! How are you? How has the New Year been treating you so far? How have you been doing on your resolutions, if you went in for some? It has been a very pleasing year for me so far. We moved into our new house and have settled in quite comfortably. It is a nice feeling…

Spicy Curried Cauliflower (Ready in just 20 mins!)

Week days only get more busier and crazier by the day leaving me with very less time to make dinner every night. We however, prefer to eat homemade food as much as possible and seldom eat out/do take outs. To me, it is also much important to include a good portion of vegetables in our meals everyday.  It is…

Finger Licking Sun Dried Tomato Chutney!

I’ve always been sharing only success stories from my kitchen with you. For a change, I thought I’ll share a kitchen disaster experience this time.  Don’t worry, it was not with this recipe that I’m posting today.

Kid Friendly Broccoli Mushroom Quesadilla

I was not used to seeing picky eaters during my growing years. My two brothers and I ate whatever my mother made with barely any complaints. Of course she made the best/most tastiest food always. We had very few dislikes and we outgrew them as well over the years. That was pretty much the same…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I’m a big fan of pureed vegetable soups. They are so hearty and filling. One big bowl of soup is all you need to satisfy your appetite. With winter already well on its way, what more can be comforting than warm soups with some crusty bread! I love the flavor of this soup when the…

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad

We’re starting to include more salads into our diet recently. With the varieties of vegetables that you get these days, one can come up with a new kind of salad everyday I guess. Nothing comforts me like a bowl of fresh salad on a warm summer day.   Speaking of summer, I know we are almost at…

Watermelon Limeade

Summer is on in my part of the world and watermelons are available in plenty at almost every grocery store. I went to a local farmer’s market nearby and saw some lovely,huge, whole watermelons that were priced so good. I brought a huge one home and left it  on my kitchen counter. I usually leave melons for…

Caprese Salad

 The salad bar in the cafeteria at my work place carries some really good varieties of salads everyday. Their Caprese salad is one of the  best I’ve ever had. I wanted to try making it at home since the very first time I had it there and got to do it only now. This salad is so refreshing…

Fruit Yogurt Parfait

American parfaits are layered desserts prepared with layering cream,  fresh fruits, nuts,  etc. alternatively in a tall, clear glass. They are distinctly different from French parfaits which are frozen desserts. The creamy layer of the parfaits can be made using ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt, cream cheese, mascarpone cheese and the list goes on. Parfaits made with…

Stir Fried Broccoli and Mushroom with Cashewnuts

 I never thought making Asian stir fried veggies would be a breeze until I tried this one. You can make this on a week night for supper, pack it for lunch with some jasmine rice or delight your guests for a weekend lunch. Our family is a big fan of Asian food and at least one…

Pudhina Pulao (Mint Pilaf)

Pilaf/Pulao, is a dish in which rice is cooked with vegetables or meat and flavored with spices. The rice is cooked in a broth or milk or just plain water. There are hundreds of different varieties of pulao and it is a dish that is very  common to South Asian, Middle Eastern and Carribean cuisines. Pudhina is…