Main Course, Recipes

Caramelized Pan Fried Rice Noodles

This is a simple recipe that makes an easy one pot meal for those lazy nights. This is my take on the Japanese pan-fried noodles served at Noodles ( a local restaurant). Whenever I am at Noodles with my girls, they tell me we know your order Mam. It's not that I don't like to try other… Continue reading Caramelized Pan Fried Rice Noodles

Appetizers, Recipes

Bangkok Cabbage Salad

Two years ago, I went to Bangkok, Thailand for my niece's wedding . It was a grand destination wedding with a lavish variety of food spread everywhere, you almost needed 3 plates at one time to try every thing at the buffet. This salad grabbed my taste buds immediately. I had to come home and… Continue reading Bangkok Cabbage Salad

Main Course, Recipes

Jaggery Glazed Roasted Carrots

The bright orange vegetable, every child’s favorite. Fresh carrots can be available in the markets around the season. Naturally sweet and crunchy, carrots are notably rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber and a healthy addition you can make to the vegetable list of your diet. They are an exceptionally rich source of carroteness and… Continue reading Jaggery Glazed Roasted Carrots


Black eye peas Corn Salsa/ Salad

Could not decide whether to call it salsa or salad!! What would you call it? I was making a salad and then my kids picked up the pita chips (that's what I had at home) and started digging into it .  I guess when you have the chips it is salsa and when you don't… Continue reading Black eye peas Corn Salsa/ Salad

Appetizers, Recipes

Super Easy Radish Pickle

Super easy pickled radishes that are ready to eat immediately! I remember as a child I always had this pickle in my house. I used to wonder how my mother would make it in the morning and serve it by evening. Now, I always have this pickle in my house. My family adds this pickle to… Continue reading Super Easy Radish Pickle

Appetizers, Recipes

Crunchy Munchie Roasted Chickpeas with Lemon Pepper 

Roasted chickpeas is a healthy snack that satisfies your craving for junky munchy without added calories. I usually keep a container of this in my office for that mid afternoon junk food craving. Low calorie and satisfying. This recipe is a no brainer. All you have to do is open a can of chickpeas and sprinkle… Continue reading Crunchy Munchie Roasted Chickpeas with Lemon Pepper 

Desserts, Recipes

Rustic Blueberry Galette

Blueberry Galette- It's my favorite summertime dessert next to sorbet. Oddly enough, I've never made a blueberry galette until now. I normally make banana and strawberry galettes. It is incredibly simple yet rustic. The blueberries do all the work. It's even better  with hand-picked, fresh blueberries. Very simple ingredients make up this elegant looking dessert. I… Continue reading Rustic Blueberry Galette

Main Course, Recipes

Spinach and Corn Rice

Happy St Patty's Day!! Fresh Spinach and corn adds a sweet flavor and heartiness to rice. Spinach is a superstar of all greens, it is packed with high levels of iron and rich in calcium. It has vitamins and minerals that other foods don't have. Spinach has a remarkable quality of increasing blood, restoring energy.… Continue reading Spinach and Corn Rice

Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Fresh fruit bars have a very different taste than preserves. You can control the sugar and make it with any fruit of your choice. These strawberry oat bars have a soft chewy texture to them. My girls say it reminds them of the nutri-grain bars they once could eat. Fresh strawberries give it a real… Continue reading Fresh Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Main Course, Recipes

Crispy (Not Fried) Baked Okra /Nani’s Bhindi

Okra is one the most wanted vegetables with my girls. Rolled up inside warm phulkas (tortilla) it tastes like any comfort food would. My ma makes this all the time for my girls when they visit her in India. The girls ate it often while they were in India and would also ask their grandma… Continue reading Crispy (Not Fried) Baked Okra /Nani’s Bhindi