Mar 102016
 
Kale Tofu Quinoa Salad

“I’m not gaining weight, I’m retaining food” — author unkown Currently my weighing scale and I are on a hiatus as we don’t communicate well with one another. I want the scale to tip in the right direction but no matter what I do, they seem to tip the wrong way. I’ve stopped caring about weight gain and started focusing on clean and healthy eating, with small indulgences every now and then. Don’t question me Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 252016
 
Chettinad Carrot Kurma

Kurma is usually served with rotis, parathas or pooris. South Indian style of making kurma is different from the North Indian version otherwise, called as Navaratan Kurma. When I was growing up, we ordered Kurma only at hotels as my mom refused to make it at home. According to her, some recipes are best left to experts but I took it as a challenge and am always on the look out for different versions of Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 242016
 
Arbi Fry [Taro Root Fry]

This dish is one of my favorite curries in South Indian cuisine. This root is native to South India and Southeast Asia. Taro root is also well-known as Colocasia and is a perennial tropical plant which has big leafs that are often referred to as “elephant ears”. The taro we get in India are baby ones that can be made as curry without cutting them, whereas the ones I get here are so big that Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 232016
 
Undhiyu-- A Gujarati Dish

Undhiyu is a traditional Gujarati dish made with different vegetables especially during winter season. The dish is made with different root vegetables, beans and cooked in simmer with fenugreek dumplings (methi muthia). Ever since I tasted Undhiyu for the very first time when my Gujarati friend made it for a potluck, I’ve been wanting to make it. Unable to wait for the recipe from my friend I tried this recipe from bhavnaskitchen, it’s not exactly Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 182016
 
Crazy Chocolate Cake

Crazy is a relative term but normal is boring to me. This cake defies any normal chocolate cake recipe only in its method. The recipe does not need any fancy equipment or fill your sink with dirty bowls of various size. All you need is the round cake pan, spatula,and measuring spoons-now how’s that for simplicity? I’ve made recipes with steps spanning days like my croissant recipe and I assure you they are well worth Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 172016
 
Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

“A Balanced Diet is Chocolate in Both Hands” — unkown People who eat loads of food and never gain weight….I so envy you. All I have to do is breathe or just think about food and poof!!! my weighing scale seems to tip in the wrong direction. A balanced diet may be the best medicine to solve my health issues. Well, my definition of balanced diet is exactly what the quote says. This recipe is Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 162016
 
Dark Chocolate & Almond Toffee

I took some break…a well needed one. In the process of trying not to neglect my baby (my blog), I’ve been cooking up a storm. Heads up, lots of new recipes that are tried and tested are going to be posted in my blog so stay tuned. I’ve also been so excited playing with my new DSLR and hopefully the days of bad pictures are behind me. I’ll be posting as regularly as possible, well Want to know more about this recipe?

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?

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?

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?