Friday, April 24, 2015

Tofu and Mushroom Soup - The Thai Style Version

Before this post embarks on any controversy, let me give the following disclaimer:

I  make no such claim that this soup is authentic Thai. It does contain Coconut Milk but no curry paste. Sid had one sip of it and said it tastes a lot like the soup we get in Sukhothai, our most loved Thai restaurant in Cincinnati. Since then, I call it Thai Style Tofu and Mushroom Soup!

This gorgeous soup came together as a result of a fridge raid operation. My fridge looks pretty desolate on Fridays. Putting together a decent lunch is a challenge. Scrambled Egg Quesadilla is pretty much our go-to lunch situation on most Fridays.  But not today, as I am out on cheese and really low on eggs.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Changua, the Colombian Egg and Milk Soup - Our newest breakfast favourite

This is weird. Even by my standard.

A couple of weeks ago, I didn't even know the name Changua.
And now, thanks to the generous Jordan and her Shared Meal, I can safely say that it is quickly becoming a new breakfast favorite, especially on weekends.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rajma Salad (Red Kidney Bean Salad) - Simple and Basic

Last Monday was pretty hectic. By the time I picked up my kindergartner and came home, it was way past lunch time and we both were famished. A super quick Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a breezy 4-ingredient Strawberry Smoothie satiated his little tummy, while Mommy was left scrounging the fridge to find something instant to eat.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jicama Carrot Purple Cabbage Slaw and a Stunning Sunrise

Pic Courtesy: Uttara Banererjee, who had taken mobile photography to another dimension. Thanks a ton for your kindness.

The only thing I like about these long nights and short days is that I get to see a sunrise every day! It's a sheer marvel of nature how a pitch dark night gets transformed in a glorious sunny day in a matter of minutes. The various shades of blue, the pinks and the orange... the day break... It mesmerizes me every single time. Today was one such day. It was a golden sunrise. It felt as if the sky was on fire. It was ethereal. 

Isn't this a perfect way to start your day? Witnessing a nature's magic first hand. As I bathed in the first rays of the golden orange sun, the morning glory filled me up with its its positive rays. I felt a surge of energy that I haven't felt for a long time. 

However not all my morning as as poetic or magical. 7:15 to 8:30 is not a very peaceful time in our house. I have breakfasts to make and lunches to pack. Today Sam has a team lunch and has also volunteered to drop off Sid. A relatively low pressure morning and a stunning sunrise to boot. Maybe it was God way of compensating of all the hurried sunrises, that I could not enjoy as I would have liked to. Or so I would like to assume.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Super Moist Banana Muffins with Pecan-Brown Sugar Crumble

A lot of people, when they come to know that I am a diabetic and a food blogger, ask for diabetic friendly dessert recipe. More often than not, this is my standard reply: "Instead of using sugar substitute and compromising on taste and getting depressed, enjoy a proper dessert once in a while, with all its sinful glory by incorporating it in your meal plan." My profound wisdom comes from bucketful  tears I have shed, after repeated botched attempts at diabetic friendly desserts. I-will-eat-a-proper-dessert-when-I-want-to has been my mantra ever since. But when a 'healthy' Banana Muffins with Pecan Crumble tastes like this, you swallow your words, make puppy eyes and wolf down a couple with just a teeny bit of guilt!