Whole chicken marinated with Indian spices, pressure cooked and then grilled… Welcoming Summer with a bang, we are having long weekend and I’ve been busy with my new project- beautify my garden and other outdoor activities. How I love Summer, sunshine and being with Nature- these are so therapeutic for me… After all the hard work in the garden,...

Soft, chewy and delicious chocolate chip cookies… Finally, I made chocolate chip cookies. This is one of the most popular cookies in the US, can be seen at almost all coffee shops and you will be treated with this at most houses too. Traditional way of making this cookies involve the addition of both white and brown sugar. I love the addition of brown sugar...

Crispy homemade waffles and easy to make…the best tasting waffles… Waffles has been our favorite weekend breakfast. I’d tried a few different kinds of waffles: cornmeal waffles, nutella waffles and french toast waffles. The other day, my Man made a delicious breakfast for me, he got up early and had some fun in the kitchen making waffles. I was...

Dry beef stir fry or beef chukka- Kerala style… This is my most favorite dish made with beef, totally Kerala style dry beef stir fry. Marinated beef is cooked in a pressure cooker and then fried in oil till it turns brown. Fried beef is then stir fried with mustard seeds, ginger, garlic, green chilies, lots of curry leaves and onion. I use coconut oil to stir...

Avocado and Strawberries made into a healthy smoothie, seasoned with honey… It’s not strawberry season, yet I’m seeing strawberries in abundance in the grocery store. I love strawberries, have been enjoying it for the past few weeks. Making smoothies out of them has been my main activity and I throw in all kinds of ingredients: flax seeds, chia...

Healthy quinoa and mixed veggie salad, perfect Summer salad… I couldn’t be any happier, the weather got better and we are actually enjoying warm weather for the past few days. The first thing I did was to hang the bird feeder in my backyard, within a few minutes lots of cute birds gathered around to enjoy their food. Their chirping makes my backyard lively. Meet...

Asian rice bowl with soy chicken- my healthy week day lunch… Week days are all about easy breezy and healthy meals. When I pack lunch to work I want to keep it simple and healthy. This Asian rice bowl fits my week day lunch criteria. I make this quite often with different veggies, sauces and chicken seasoned with different seasoning, it’s never boring!!!   ...

Plantain, Maple syrup and Coconut oil- three of my favorite ingredients when combined together and made into a cake, turned out to be delicious… You guys know very well about my love for plantain. I’ve already posted a few recipes using plantain and I am always in search of different recipes that I can make with plantain. I’d bought a few plantains...

One of my favorite easy to make desserts that I make often when I get the sweet craving is sweetened vermicelli or payasam… The other day when I made this dessert, I topped the sweetened vermicelli with praline pecans or pecans combined with brown sugar and butter. The crunchy and caramelized pecans made this simple dessert taste even more delicious. Update...

Rasam made effortlessly… Rasam is a spicy and tangy clear liquid resembles to a soup- it’s basically a side dish served with rice and other dishes in South India. This can be enjoyed as a soup or poured over rice. My most favorite way of having rasam is by pouring it over rice along with fish curry, combine everything together and just enjoy. Tastes...