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Energy boosters that can be made with zero effort… I literally feel lethargic in the afternoon after lunch. I immediately intake caffeine to keep myself from dozing off. I cannot imagine an afternoon without drinking coffee or tea. Most of the times, it depends on the kind of food we have for lunch. If it’s too starchy or greasy we are definitely going...

It’s Kerala style chutney made with green pepper… At times, I wish if my mind went blank for a few minutes without any kind of thoughts popping up now and then. This reminds me of how once my mind had actually gone blank for sometime when I had a concussion from skiing. I didn’t even get comfortable skiing in the beginner ski slopes that time....

Easiest peanut butter cookies you can ever make… My husband and I are hooked on these cookies. This recipe fits all my criteria: easy to make, not many ingredients are needed, in just a matter of minutes I can indulge in these cookies, it’s crunchy and melts in my mouth. This recipe also fits my man’s criteria: it’s gluten free and dairy free,...

The best pudding I’ve had in a while, Yum… How Ironic! Yesterday was the first day of Spring and it’s been snowing lightly for the past few days. This year we did get a lot of snow so I enjoyed this winter a lot, now I cannot wait for some greenness, lushness and serenity. Summer, please come faster. Last night, we dined at a new sushi restaurant...

Kinnathappam with a twist, jaggery or brown cane sugar is added instead of granulated sugar… Remember my kinnathappam post? If you haven’t read that post yet, here you go. Kinnathappam is my mom’s speciality dessert, I continue to brag that my mom still prevails as the “queen of kinnathappam making”. It’s a South Indian delicacy,...

Forget the oven and grab a pressure cooker, you can make delicious moist cake in it. No Kidding! The first ever cake that I’d gobbled up when I was a kid was not the fancy one that was made in an oven nor it was topped with whipped cream or buttercream frosting. It was a simple and humble butter cake made in a pressure cooker by my dear mom. At that time we...

Absolutely refreshing and moist cake… Clementine is a variety of mandarin orange, obviously it’s a member of orange family, though it has less acid than orange. I love mandarin orange and I always have the canned mandarin in my pantry. They are just great for garnishing salads, fruit salads etc. Last weekend, I bought a few pounds of clementines and kept...

No flour added, just with peanut butter you can make these delicious cookies… These are perfect for treating any gluten intolerant people or who loves peanut butter. I was amazed by the taste of these cookies, I couldn’t believe it didn’t have flour, tasted better than the cookies which has flour in it. Using a very few ingredients, without much...

Tender Coconut Pudding, an authentic Kerala dessert… One of the dishes I had been wanting to try for the past 5 years was tender coconut pudding. For making this I needed fresh tender coconut, which was not available in the US. But here in my hometown tender coconut is abundant. Tender coconut water has several health benefits. In fact it is an instant energizer....

Celebrating the first anniversary of “Cooking with Thas” with this delicious Carrot Cashew Nuts Cake made specially by my dear hubby… Oh ya, my man can bake! April 28th, 2009 was the day when I posted the first recipe on my website. That means today is the first anniversary of my blog. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! Before...