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September 18, 2017

I have been on this spree of experimenting with savory versions of oats. While I like the idea of eating oats for breakfast because of all of its health benefits, but a few days of oatmeal with the usual suspects like cinnamon or vanilla, with nuts, fruits etc. and I j...

August 24, 2017

My usual go to ingredients for veggie burgers are mixed veggies with some beans (garbanzo, black beans, black eye peas to name a few) or paneer. Not having any of my regular items on hand, I used broccoli to make the burgers. Even the little one liked them. The one adv...

August 9, 2017

An indulgent treat for my nephews who are visiting us this week. I had lovely fresh mangoes at home and I added them for a special summery breakfast treat. I love adding ricotta cheese to pancakes, they get this milky creamy texture that I adore. They are delicate and...

August 7, 2017

I typically don't go to the grocery store with a shopping list unless I have invited friends or I plan to make something. I do have my staples but I almost always pick up something different. My every day menu planning happens while I am at the store picking up fresh p...

May 30, 2017

Chilly and rainy weather makes me crave hot and spicy snacks. It's almost summer but we have had some cold and rainy days the past few weeks. It is the kind of weather that makes you want to eat  spicy crispy fried food. It was one of those days when I had a clean kitc...

May 22, 2017

I love this time of the year. Everything comes to life and we get to enjoy fresh local produce. I am an amateur gardener, learning as I go, but I enjoy the farmer's market produce to my heart's content. It is expensive, so I limit my extravagance, but it also makes the...

April 25, 2017

When Asparagus is as fresh as it gets in Spring, I prefer to let it shine in its own right. Simply blanched and lightly tossed in ghee (clarified butter), coarsely crushed black pepper and cumin seeds. It retains its crunch and bright color. Toasting black pepper and c...

April 25, 2017

A family favorite! When fresh sweet mangoes are available in abundance in the bulk grocery store and you have had your fill and want to use up the rest before they get stale!

Ingredients:

*Ripe sweet mango - 2 diced small ( I used ataulfo mangoes, they are small, if you...

April 11, 2017

I love this time of the year. The birds are chirping and everything seems to be getting out of it's slumber. The trees and flower beds are blooming and it gives a sense of hope for the times ahead. I love the longer days filled with bright sunshine and fresh local prod...

April 5, 2017

This is my spin on matar kachoris. Matar kachoris are deep fried dough balls that are filled with a spicy green peas mixture.  You will find different variants of this all across India. My matar katoris (bowls) have the same filling served in a crispy and flaky fillo d...