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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 […]

Whole wheat chocolate oat cookies


We all want a magic mantra for eating healthy without compromising the taste. Since whole wheat and oat mean healthy, chocolate cookies  made from them are something you can definitely indulge in. Last week while making pumpkin cake, I had prepped for streusel. But with the batter too liquid, I could not top the cake […]

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 […]

Spiced pumpkin and sour cream cake


I’ve been planning on working with pumpkin for a long time now! Ever since I had my first bite of pumpkin pie, I’ve been wanting to bake something on my own… something involving pumpkin. It’s not fall in India any more. We actually are near to spring but the local produce of sugar pumpkins seemed to disagree, […]

Chocolate fudge cake with coffee cream icing


Last week my husband and I went to see an exhibition of Nemai Ghosh’s photographs with some friends. Though we all enjoyed the photographs, the actual interpretation and display of the work by the curator was something which was a topic of discussion later in the evening. A spectator to the conversion, I did agree […]

Chocolate muffins


My usual lazy weekend schedule was not that lazy. A dear fiend of mine has been blessed with a baby girl and I went to visit them both. Meeting old friends is always good enough excuse for me to bake so I  took  out my pots and pans… well, in this case my baking tray and paper […]

All about the lens: 50mm f1.8


I got a new lens yesterday and it needs to be played around with. This post of mine has nothing to do with food but my love for this lens. Some of the shots I took with it may be blurry but for someone clicking with eyes half shut due to sleep, you cant blame anyone. Happy […]

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 […]