Nov 182014
 
Rajma Chawal [ Red Kidney Beans & Rice]

I remember Rajma Chawal used to be one of our school lunches. Back in those days(OMG, I sound so old!)–ok let me rephrase that, when I was in school, lunch menu were not predetermined but would highly depend on the person preparing it. I used to love their rajma chawal and days that this dish was served I would buy lunch even though I would have boxed lunch from home. I was so obsessed that Want to know more about this recipe?

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Nov 172014
 
Mixed Vegetable Manchurian with Tofu Fried Rice

Many of the Indo-Chinese recipes are not very complicated if we have the right ingredients in the pantry. These manchurians are similar to making koftas except the gravy in koftas are quite rich when compared to this gravy. There are two ways of making manchurians– Gobi (Cauliflower) manchurian and Mixed Vegetable manchurian. My family loves gobi manchurian and they are truly very delicious and they lean towards gobi manchurian versus any other variety in any Want to know more about this recipe?

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Nov 172014
 
Poori with Shrikhand

I love complicated foods, there’s something commendable when you can follow a complex recipe and be rewarded with a great taste its like finding your way through a giant maze. On a similar note, there’s something very comforting in making simple foods. This recipe is as simple as you can get, yet they taste so good they out shine some of the elaborate dishes. Poori with Shrikhand is considered a festive dish in Maharastrian and Want to know more about this recipe?

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Nov 112014
 
Nanaimo Bars

Nainaimo (pronounced as “nuh-NI-mo”) is a very famous dessert originated from city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. They are quite popular dessert which requires no baking and made of three layers. Each of these layers are quite decadent by themselves and put together they taste like heaven. These bars are so popular that they are named as “Canada’s Favorite Confection”. The bars are so rich that they have become a must in any festivity especially Canadian Want to know more about this recipe?

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Nov 102014
 
Spicy Nuts and Chocolate Brittle

Many people believe Christmas is the season for love, kindness, compassion, to give and to forgive. I also believe the following quote–“Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself…” (Norman Wesley Brooks) There are many ways to express the love we have for Want to know more about this recipe?

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Nov 092014
 
Christmas Fruit Cake

This cake is a tradition followed by the English, made especially during Christmas. People used to eat plum-porridge on Christmas Eve to break their fast. As people evolved so were the many recipes and the plum porridges eventually turned into Christmas pudding with dried fruits, spices, and honey. Later on, flours, eggs, and butter were added to the porridge and were made as steamed cake. Families that were richer and were blessed with an oven Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 302014
 
Edamame Fried Rice

Fried rice are very common and are most welcome to the rice eaters in my family. We hardly dine at Chinese or Thai restaurants as my son is allergic to peanuts and sesame seeds. Having to explain the allergies and further investigate if peanut or sesame seeds were used in a particular dish makes the dinning experience a harrowing one. I make most of my kids favorite Chinese dishes modified to their taste at home Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 242014
 
Grilled Almond Butter Pomegranate Sandwich

Have you tried sandwiches with pomegranate? It’s not something that’s crossed my mind like ever but I should say I’ve tried pomegranate covered dark chocolate and they are decadent. My family loves pomegranate and I should say I’m a big fan of this fruit myself. My lovely neighbor recently shared a bag full of pomegranates that she harvested from her backyard and my kiddos were thankfully not present when she stopped by. I’m sure my Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 232014
 
Olive Hummus Wrap with Avocado and Cucumber

Hummus is an Arabic word for chickpeas but are usually made with sesame paste (tahini), lemon juice, garlic, and salt. My son is allergic to sesame seeds so store-bought hummus never make it to our household. I make hummus at home without sesame and I need to enhance the flavor with other ingredients.I try to encourage my kids to choose healthier options for their meals and many a times fancy names attract my kids more Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 182014
 
Garam Masala Popcorn

My mind is constantly in thought about something or someone, like a hamster in a wheel. I’m sure if I can run physically at a speed that my mind does, I don’t have to worry about calories or the weight that I’m endlessly trying to reduce.   “Stop thinking, and end your problems.” — Lao Tzu Easier said than done. In order for my mind to reset the thought process I would like to unwind Want to know more about this recipe?

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