Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pinto Bean Chili with Chicken and Kale

The red-green-gold or the blue-silver decoration has given way to the orange-black in the supermarket aisles in and around Cincinnati. The Roaring Tiger graces every cap, jersey , sweatshirts, mugs and watches.

Yup! The Superbowl fever is here and its raging. The Cincinnati Bengals are on every conceivable merchandise.

Trivia: The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are currently members of the North division of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL). Their home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium in Downtown Cincinnati. Their current head coach is Marvin Lewis. Their primary colors are orange and black. The team's official mascot is a Royal Bengal Tiger named Who Dey.


While I still don't understand the nuances of the game, I kinda like the frenzy associated with it. It reminds me of home. It reminds me of the cricket. It reminds me of the mass hysteria that comes with cricket. In short, I love madness! Of any kind....




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sid's Latest Gastronomical Crush: Tofu Bhurji - Scrambled Tofu with Assorted Veggies



How can a five and half year old be so in love with Tofu? I mean I am also very fond this amazingly bland soybean curd, but Sid had taken it to the point of obsession. 
(When I say "amazingly bland", I mean it in a good way. It absorbs any flavors very well and hence I find it very versatile and utterly delicious.)

Packed with protein, iron and calcium and extremely low in calorie, tofu is a weight-watcher's dream super food. I should feel blessed that my son is making healthy choices so early in life. But try eating it every other day and you'll understand what I mean. I am running low on ideas. Ideas to make tofu a little more interesting to ME.... My freaking fussy palate! Any suggestion?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Warm and Cozy Curried Sweet Potatoes and Carrot Soup to welcome the New Year

We are 12 days into a brand new year and it seems a little silly to with greet with a broad Happy New Year grin! But then again this is my first post this year. So here is a little prayer for all of you out there.

Happiness deep down within
Hope with each sunrise
Success in each facet of life
Family by your side and close friends too
Health all the way and Love that never ends
Precious memories of Yesterday be with you always
A Today to be Thankful for...
With a Promise for Better Tomorrow!
Have a wonderful year ahead!!!

For us, 1st Jan 2015 was like any other Thursday. Ever since we came to the US, Sam works on New Year's Day. Its his financial year end. He works like a maniac. So no cakes and champagne and no crazy New Year's Eve Party for us. At the stoke of midnight we raised a toast. Drank some limited edition Scotch to good health. I went to bed and Sam to his reports. That's how the year arrived for us. But he made up. Took us for a late night ice-cream treat over the weekend. Late night ice-cream always does the trick!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bye Bye 2014 with a Delicious Tangy Oven Grilled Pomfret Fish




2014 is over. We still have few hours to go but some parts have already welcomed 2015 with open arms 

For us, it was mostly a good year with memories to last a lifetime. Like always we had our share of apprehensions, uncertainly, tears and despairs but it was also speckled with faith, hope, love and laughter.
Hope 2015 brings the same joy, love, health and prosperity to everyone.

A very Happy New Year to all of you!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

Give a Soup-a-holic an immersion blender and what she'll do?
She will go into a blended soup overdrive!

And that's precisely whats happening to me. So presenting today's soup echoing the color of the season: a bright red Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup!