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?

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Mar 232015
 
Bombay Veg Sandwich

”America is a confirmed sandwich nation. Everywhere you go you find sandwich stands, sandwich shops, and nine out of ten people seem to stick to the sandwich-and-glass-of-milk or cup-of-coffee luncheon.” –James Beard I come from a place where rice and wheat are the staple food. Sandwiches are rarely provided as a snack smacked with jelly and butter. If you asked me to make a sandwich a decade ago I would have implicitly assumed and happily Want to know more about this recipe?

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Mar 182015
 
Spaghetti with Creamy Avocado Sauce

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients” — Julia Child Today’s recipe is very simple made with fresh ingredients. It’s not fancy nor can be considered a culinary masterpiece but the burst of fresh flavors do make you want to relax and savor each and every bite. There’s no milk or heavy cream in this recipe that’s prominently present in creamy sauces rather avocado provides the Want to know more about this recipe?

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Mar 172015
 
Spinach Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

We love to eat together as a family and many days it’s becoming a feat with tight schedules and unexpected changes to the routine. There are good days and bad days and cooking takes a back seat if I’m burned out running errands. We usually prefer home-made food and would rather eat semi-home made food than take outs. Italian dishes are awesome in such scenarios and can be whipped in 15 minutes or less. Instead Want to know more about this recipe?

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Mar 162015
 
Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.” — Sophia Bush I’m not Italian and I would still say I’d much rather eat pasta than be a size 0. They are so easy to make and yet can be so rich depending on the ingredients and the sauce used in the recipe. Today’s recipe is a great option for an easy and quick Want to know more about this recipe?

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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?

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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?

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Feb 182015
 
Dhalia Biscuits or Kuih Semperit

Dhalia Biscuits otherwise known as Kuih Semperit in Malay language is a basic butter cookies but shaped like a flower. These cookies are widely popular during festive seasons like Chinese New Year, Aidil Fitri, Diwali or Christmas in Malaysia. The cookies very much resemble butter cookies in taste and I was totally drawn to these cookies just with one look. There was one another factor that made this cookie so interesting to make is the Want to know more about this recipe?

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Feb 172015
 
Girls Scouts Cookies -- Thin Mints

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”–(unknown) I have one such memory from my childhood. My mom used to travel about 17km each way to work and so were my brother and me. On many days my mom used to surprise us with treats from a local bakery near her work and we used to fight for the Japanese cake, I can really imagine the taste Want to know more about this recipe?

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Feb 162015
 
Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons are made either with ground almond or with coconut. They are often in circular shape and can be easily confused with the French confection ‘Macaron’. Even though the ingredients in both ‘Macaroons’ and ‘Macaron’ are very similar they are widely different from one another and each stand with its head held high providing a wonderful dessert with its own sweetness and taste. The name ‘Macaroons’ comes from Italian maccarone or maccherone meaning “paste” referring Want to know more about this recipe?

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