Nov 112015
 
Chickpea & Kidney Bean Salad

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort” — Sheilah Garaham I love food, it’s as simple as that and good for me, my family loves to try new recipes every now and then. There are days when we resort to simple comfort foods and this salad is as simple as can be. I make this salad very often but with different dressings and I can guarantee this salad goes with any type of dressing. Want to know more about this recipe?

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Nov 112015
 
Spinach and Persimmon Salad

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces just good food from fresh ingredients” — Julia Child Don’t you agree? I’ve cooked complicated foods, standing for hours trying to do it the authentic way and the results have been rewarding. I’ve also cooked food within minutes and with right ingredients they’re just as satisfying as complicated ones. I recently brought home a bag full of homegrown fuyu persimmons from my friend’s backyard. Even though Want to know more about this recipe?

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Nov 092015
 
Broccoli & Kale Salad

“Healthy isn’t a goal, it’s a way of living “– Unknown I’ve tried many types of diet and weight loss regimen in the past and they just don’t work. I’ve also been told that I’m extremely persistent when I need something and losing weight was my goal. So after many research I understood that no amount of binge dieting and lack of exercise will help me reach my goal unless I change my way of Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 252015
 
Tomato Kootu [Raw Tomato Gravy]

I don’t like to plan my meals…..its too much effort and time-consuming. I rather start my cooking by standing in front of my refrigerator doors wide open. I then ponder on what to cook with ingredients in my pantry and let my creativity take its shape. I reserve complex and elaborate¬†dishes for holidays as I need to give its due justice by providing the required time in enjoying and savoring the dish rather than rushing Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 232015
 
Stuffed Eggplant Curry

Good things come to those who wait…..and this recipe has done its due diligence in waiting to be published. I made this wonderful recipe as a side for Kashmiri pulao (recipe here) long time back and I’ve been wanting to post the eggplant side dish but didn’t get the right opportunity. Now that I’m still on the hunt for my dslr I’m using my saved recipes as pictures are more appealing than the ones that Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 182015
 
Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Have I mentioned I love desserts, especially single serving ones. I love when I don’t have to spend more than few minutes in putting together the dish from start to finish. I’ve been wanting to make snickerdoodle cookies for a very long time but when it comes to cookies my kids almost always prefer mint, chocolate, and/or caramel in them and that’s just not snickerdoodle anymore. When I was searching extensively on other varieties of Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 172015
 
Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

When it comes to dessert I almost always tend to lean towards anything chocolate. I stick to certain flavors that I have hard time trying new things. I need rave reviews and affirmations to convince me. With that said, blueberry muffins are my favorite and I hardly can avoid getting tempted when I see them. The fact that this recipe (courtesy: fivehearthome) is done in few minutes in a microwave works to my advantage especially Want to know more about this recipe?

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Oct 162015
 
Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Hola (Spanish), Hello, Salut(French), Namaste(Hindi), Vanakam(Tamil)….and I’m still waving my hands saying hi to you all after taking such a long break. I went on vacation and after getting back I’m huffing and puffing catching up to my schedule that I didn’t find time to dedicate to my blog (don’t worry my alter ego is berating me that I’m giving a lazy excuse). Moreover, the camera I was using before was a loan and I Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 252015
 
Mango Pannacotta

Mangoes that are available here doesn’t compare to the Indian mangoes. But I go loco just about seeing any kind of mangoes even though they are not my preferred choice, well, when in Rome do as the Romans do. We still are bundled up with sweatshirts and jackets when we go out due to chilly wind and abnormal cold weather this year. When we start getting mangoes in the market I get all excited as Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 242015
 
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

The name of this recipe is so enticing. I was in heaven tasting these chocolate covered strawberries with a oozing cheesecake stuffing. Strawberries are in season and I wanted to make something new with strawberries apart from my daily protein shake. What better way to feature these strawberries as whole than these beauties? The recipe is quite easy once you have the assembly line set up. All you need is a paring knife and a Want to know more about this recipe?

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