Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

A wholesome breakfast for the extended weekend!


This weekend is memorial day in the US and I’ve got a 3 day long vacation. It’s funny calling an extra day off as a vacation but what then it is an extra day after all! I had plans of visiting another city but then things did not materialize so I had to improvise. It’s […]

Mushroom and bell pepper pilaf


We got an email from the HR yesterday that today would be a holiday due to the strike. With me being down with the flu, I was anyway planning to take a leave so this came as a blessing. I did not want to have a regular sick meal so yesterday I started scavenging for […]

Chanar Payesh – Cottage cheese pudding two ways


When it comes to sweets, bengali sweets are in a league of their own, with virtually no contenders.  The usage of cottage cheese for the preparation of these delicacies is time-consuming but is worth the effort put in. It’s a play on different forms of milk like cream, fresh cheese or simply reduced milk. To […]

Reviving my roots with some Indian cooking: Basics on Indian Cooking


With my last post written a while back, I’ve been hiding under the safety quilt thinking I’m lost for ideas what to write about.. even though my cooking has not stopped. Yeah, the sheepish smile on my face with excuses: I did not click a picture of what i cooked or the pic was not […]

Breakfast in a jiffy: Sprouts and sautéed veggies with yoghurt cream and toast


Breakfast is the king of all meals and I always preach on this fact. Go ahead and have a light dinner but do yourself a favour and indulge in a hearty, wholesome breakfast. Every now and then I see myself in a debate with my friends who don’t have breakfast and I question them why. […]

Eggless wonder: pineapple cake


For many of you who love baked goodies but miss out on the fun due to the presence of eggs in it, this is the perfect recipe. I’ve been trying out numerous eggless cakes but have always found the to be dense and gooey. Lets face it, the softness and bounce that comes from the […]

Back to cooking with chewy flapjacks


So I had gone missing right?.. Trying to make amends, I’ve come back with some information that will treat your senses. Recently, I went on this vacation which was long due but was just not happening.  Gushaini is a small village in Himachal Pradesh and pretty as a painted picture. I highly recommend this place if you […]

Candied orange peel: high on sugar


The freshness of oranges is by far the best.. For me, its something that can bring back that skip in my step! To treat myself with more that the usual orange juice or oranges slices, I decided to try my hand at candied orange peel and realised what a fun activity it is. A super […]

Savoury lentil Pancakes: Soaked mung bean


We’ve had our share of panckes made from flour in various forms so this time  I decided to try something different. Crepes made for various lentils are a common snack in Indian cuisine. Lovingly called a Cheela, it is a must have when you decide to visit India. With its filling ranging for the usual spiced […]

Carrot Mania: more ideas for sides


Bugs bunny is  among the top 5 animated characters in my list. First of all, he’s got the looks, he’s smart and witty and health conscious (after all, he only eats carrots). My carrot frenzy has been there ever since I was a kid. My two favourite things to eat: Carrot and laddos. So, till […]