Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Curried Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving ~ My most favorite holiday of all. 

Its just the 5th year I am celebrating Thanksgiving, but every year I fall  in love with it, all over again.

I love celebration of any kind - be it my bright and colorful Indian festivals; creepy Halloween or the jolly Christmas. But Thanksgiving has the most special place in my heart. 

Being the non-religious person that I am, I love the fact there is no religious bindings on Thanksgiving. My friend Mili, puts it across beautifully. She says, "there is no ulterior motive in Thanksgiving. No gifts involved. Completely unpretentious. Its all about food, friends and having fun."

All my favorite "F - words" - Food, Family, Friends and Fun. No wonder its on top my "Favorite Holiday List"!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Oven Roasted Zucchini Spears

My plans have a strange way of going awry.  
Do you remember my Superfood Burgers post? 
This recipe was supposed to be published the very next day, because it is sort of a continuation of that post.
But it took 45 more days for me to hit the publish button!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Black Bean, Quinoa, Kale and Sweet Potato Burgers... or lets just call it The Superfood Burger!!!

My carnivore family never ceases to surprise me. While they salivate at the mere mention of meat or fish, they are equally happy chomping down veggies. Surprisingly, when it comes to burgers, both the dad and  his son prefers veggie burgers as opposed to meaty ones, especially when homemade. It might also stem from the fact that I invariably overcook my meat patties, making them dry and flavorless. But the bottom line is all three of us love... love... love a good veggie burger.

And we also love the word 'LOVE'. We say it often.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DIY Craft - Painting Mason Jars with Mod Podge and Food Color - Step by Step Tutorial

A couple of months ago I posted a DIY craft where I painted random jars with school glue, Mod Podge and food color, mainly to organize Sid's school and craft supplies. I got some really positive response and it made me feel so good about myself because I an not at all crafty.

Some of you wanted to know exactly how I did it and I had also promised a 'step by step' tutorial at some point. However, I took me another few months before I could get my hands on another jar, that can be converted in to beautiful stained glass vase. And I remembered to take pics too.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dal Makhani - the diet version

Dal Makhani - the diet version. This was supposed to be my very first post on the blog!  And I have no idea why it took me almost 4 years to post it. I have made this countless time. Just for the three of us. And for our guests too. 

This was the very first low calorie 'restaurant style' dish that I learnt. I still don't believe that I actually paid for the recipe! I am talking about 2001-2002... much... much before blogosphere happened. Those were the times you had to a 'paid member' on cookery sites, to access their recipes.