5 Super-Quick Summer Dessert Recipes for Kids

Want to put together a filling sweet treat for your little one but have no time or patience to bake a cake? I have five no-fuss dessert recipes to satisfy those unstoppable cravings. Satisfying your kid’s sweet tooth can be a challenge at times. Especially when you are famished after a long work-week or decluttering…

Pan-fried Salmon and Garlicky Stir- fried Beans

I am on a healthy eating spree (again) which happens after piling on vacation weight. One of the meals I really enjoy in this very brief phase is a good chunk of protein and some veggies on the side. This post qualifies as a ‘throwback’ post because the recipe was tried first time in my…

Hummus

Very excited to write my first recipe post sitting in my room in Mumbai. This is one of my favourite dips. It also doubles up as a healthy spread on whole wheat toast with some sliced cucumbers. I generally prefer more garlic and red chilli in mine. To start preparing it, either take one can of chickpeas or if…

Easy Canapés

Had spotted cute little toasties in Fred Meyer last weekend. They are bite-sized (with almost the Indian rusk kind of texture) that can be topped with almost anything you have in your kitchen and still look fancy. The other one I picked up was a loaf of mini Pumpernickel bread which is a slightly sweeter version of Rye…

Homemade Strawberry-Rhubarb jam

Last weekend I organized a baby shower for my dear friend in Seattle, Tina. When Tina broke the news about their baby and shared her first trimester ultrasound picture, I knew I have to throw her the best shower. Tina has always reminded me of my sister Akki. They are so similar in nature. Very…

Smoothie for the warm and sunny weekend

The sun surprised us this weekend by shining brightly and giving an almost spring like feeling to the rather gloomy winter. So out came the fruits and ice for a delicious ‘Jamba Juice’- like smoothie. I put together chopped strawberries, de-seeded oranges and one banana into our juicer with plenty of ice and a dash of lime…

Meaty Savoury Cupcakes

Meaty Savoury Cupcakes, a photo by Parinita on Flickr. I was pretty excited to see 50 ‘likes’ on my Facebook page on the very first day of sending off invites. Thank you all. It is very encouraging. To celebrate, I thought I shall bake a cake. But I also had to cook dinner. Can dinner…

Manila Clams, Mussels and Chilli Spagetti

Manila Clams, Mussels and Chilli Spagetti, a photo by Parinita on Flickr. Today I bought some fresh seafood from the market. Initially thought of cooking the clams into Mangalorean Marwai Sukka, but then decided to make it special with chilli spaghetti with clams. This recipe needs some saffron strands, fresh fennel (which we replaced with…

Rosemary Chicken & Potatoes

One pot meals are so convenient. This is my favourite one. I use rosemary most of the times because I have a small plant of it at home. It is a herb that can withstand harsh weather and gives a very nice flavour to dishes that don’t comprise of a complex list of ingredients. And…

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup, a photo by Parinita on Flickr. So this is what my lunch looked like. Comforting bliss on a slow Saturday. I arranged some chopped squash along with chunks of onion, garlic pods with their skin on and some rosemary on my roasting pan. Drizzled it with olive oil and put it in…