Mar 182016
 
Egg White Scramble

I strongly believe that the outcome of my day depends on what I have for breakfast. I don’t diet or starve, I try to eat as healthy as humanly possible. I do have to jump through hurdles on bad days where it gets tough to control my junk food or sugar cravings. A good breakfast satisfies my hunger and keeps me full for a long period of time, making the fight much easier for me Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 172016
 
Cauliflower & Mushroom Scramble

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” — Mark Twain I couldn’t help myself from laughing at this witty quote. Not to undermine cabbage, given a choice I would prefer cauliflower to cabbage on any given day. They are quick, easy to cook and can be used in versatile dishes. Known for their anti-inflammatory nutrients, they are mostly popularly used in dishes such as aloo gobi, gobi parathas or gobi manchurian. I’ve used Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 162016
 
Tofu Scramble

“The mind is like tofu. It tastes like whatever you marinate it in.” – Sylvia Boorstein I’m neither a fan nor a hater of tofu. Since tofu doesn’t have any particular taste, they blend into any dish with ease. Many of my friends frown upon the mere mention of tofu and my answer to them is that they are yet to figure out how to make it taste good. As you may know, tofu is Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 242015
 
Bread Upma

“I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I’m spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.” –Ricky Schroder The quote is so true especially when I cook recipes and dishes that my mom used to cook for us. Since my mom rarely made sandwiches at home, leftover breads was almost always featured as upma for breakfast or evening snack. Bread upma takes at the most 15 minutes from start to finish but Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 242015
 
Cinnamon Swirl Pancake Muffins

“Tomorrow’s Pancake Friday, despite the fact that it’s Monday.” –Jarod Kintz That’s a true fact in our house. Pancakes are most welcome on any day and in any form or shape. Our weekends usually start out with lazy pillow fights and family tickles so when my kids rush me to the kitchen with demands on making continental breakfast within a short period of time I tend to make it semi-homemade to assuage their demand without Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 232015
 
Potato Vegetable Omlet

I’m not a morning person, sometimes I wonder if I’m even an afternoon person! So, I’m not responsible for things that come out of my mouth right after you wake me up. Weekdays are always a whirlwind running around to push my kids (my husband included) out of the house but weekends are a different story. Somehow, my body refuses to acknowledge that I can get up early and many times we end up lazing Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 162014
 
Perfect French Toast

When asked the origin of this dish without further ado I sputtered out a victorious France with some attitude and ‘duh!’ (courtesy of my kids lingo) as I presumably deducted from its name. But French toast existed long before France as a country even existed. French toast was created by cooks who had to feed their families with every scrap of food that was left. Even though the recipe calls for soft white bread, even Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 112013
 
Rava Semiya Idli

I have to be honest here, I don’t like idlis but my husband and his entire family like anything that remotely uses fermented idli batter. I try to find every excuse to push making the batter every two weeks instead of weekly. I like upma and H just abhors them. Aren’t we the perfect match made in heaven! Sigh! When I was searching for healthy breakfast alternatives I stumbled on this recipe which uses rava Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 182012
 
Fried Idli Upma

Ok, seriously I didn’t know what else to make and I successfully managed to change a healthy dish into an unhealthy one. I felt very guilty frying idlis (I usually pan fry them with minimal oil) but wanted to taste the fried idlis as I do let my family(myself included) to occasionally indulge in such sinful foods. Idli upma is generally made by crumbling leftover idlis but this time I deep fried mini idlis and Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 172012
 
Broken Wheat Upma (Broken Wheat Pilaf)

Do you believe in miracles? I didn’t, until yesterday when my husband came home and said his lunch, which was “Broken Wheat Upma” was delicious. I didn’t know if I heard it right and alarmingly he repeated he loved it. I didn’t know I would hear it from the same man who abhors upma and who can give me 10 different expressions of hate and disgruntled tone with a single mention of the name upma. Want to know more about this recipe?