Extreme Nachos!!!

Super bowl is around the corner right? Actually, I am not a big fan of football . Also I don’t need a good reason or logic  to have these loaded Nachos 🙂 I call them loaded nachos or supreme nachos. Its loaded with veggies, beans, cheese and all the good stuff and is extremely flavorful…

No books this time

Often, these days I am finding myself reaching out to Google for help. I am finding my self typing keywords like parenting tips, rebellious child, bored child, how to deal with 9 year old girls etc.   It makes me very sad and nervous at the same time. Because I feel that my little girl,…

Madras on rainy days -Samina Ali

Exhausting! Not in a bad way! The book is in the voice of the protagonist. A young girl. The age which you only realize when you are at almost three-quarters of the book. It is thick , heavily weaved and braided narrative where the protagonist almost drags you along through her journey from her engagement…

The Apartment- By Danielle Steel

Dear friends, I am starting my first book review with The Apartment by Danielle Steel. I had an hour of free time between dropping off and picking up my kids from an Thursday  night art class. So I headed to the library. I straight  ahead stood in front of the New Fiction section, browsed the…

Weekend brunch. ALC Sandwich

Simple weekend brunch with coffee.  My new Avocado-lettuce-cucumber sandwiches. Easy preparation, tastes so good and puts me back on my lounge sofa with coffee and my smartphone checking facebook pictures:) Oh yeah, my kids loved them too. In fact, they had fun building their own sandwich:) You should definitely try  them . I used: Slices…

Food Truck Adevntures

I have always loved food trucks. I love the whole experience of eating at a food truck. I love the whole casual vibe that comes with it. No frills. And the food tastes SO GOOD! Recently I have embarked on this new adventure of trying out food at different food trucks. Lexington, MA had a…

Minty Aloo Tikkis (Potato cutlets)

At a time of crisis, Like a good friend, A potato is there. Always there. Anytime everytime. Those brown muddy spuds are lifesavers for me . I feel desolated without their presence  in my kitchen. And all that thoughts and talks about starch and carbs does not matter, when you are hungry and every member…

Methi Thepla

Methi or Fenugreek is often considered as a superfood in India. It is believed to have cooling properties. It is very therapeutic. Breastfeeding moms are often seen consuming fenugreek seeds in quite high amounts, as it is believed to increase milk supply. I have tried it too , and I must say it works! Because…

Tawa Pulav with Pav Bhaji Masala

Tawa pulavs are quick fixes and a delicious alternate to the much time consuming Biriyanis.Although,the way I make Biriyani is not often very elaborate or time consuming. check it out here.  For this recipe, All we need is some cut vegetables and precooked rice. The rest of the proccess goes very easily by adding our…

About being authentic.

It is very natural to imitate. That instinct to be wanting to be “like” someone else. Someone who is better than us. We all do that. Try to be like someone else. Mostly because, when we are surrounded by people who are doing better than us, we often feel low and inadequate and the pressure…

Cilantro rice with Vegetable Blend

I would like to call this dish as a perfect blend of the two most beautiful seasons: The spring and the Fall. The bright fresh green of the cilantro and specks of brown , orange and green of the vegetables and beans combine together to form this visual treat. Just as I finished grinding the…