It’s 35F outside, but feels like 25F yet unbelievably windy and freezing. In this weather anyone would unanimously crave for one thing, a bowl of hot soup… It’s Friday evening and I am excited to welcome the weekend. I thought I should make this weekend special with some special cooking. So I drove out for a quick grocery shopping. The weather has...

Healthy lasagna??? Are you kidding me? How could that be possible? Isn’t lasagna supposed to be layered with cheese and topped with extra grated cheese??? Aren’t these the questions that popped into your mind when you read the title, healthy lasagna? I warn you, don’t underestimate lasagna; it does have a different face that only few people might...

Gina at Simply life made my day special by sharing this award with me… She has been always special to me, as she is my first ever blogger friend. After accepting this award I have to list 10 things that make me happy. So here it goes.. My husband, the man of my dreams, who is always there to support me, encourage me, critic me and who gave my life a new meaning. My...

My first love in the food world: Shrimp (Prawns) and it was love at first sight… Whether it’s fried, sautéed, grilled or buried in a bowl of rice, I die for them and my love for shrimp never seems to subside even after meeting with other handsome guys in the food world: P When the incredible food blogger Anamaris at Chef it yourself approached me with...

[People try to get food at a food distribution center in Port-au-Prince, January 17, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Kena Betancur] All we can now think and talk about is Haiti… The bitter pain and sufferings of the Haitians are beyond our imagination and defies any description. It’s indeed heart breaking to see fellow humans in Haiti are going through so much...

I had participated in the January Joust and the 3 ingredients with which I had to create an original recipe, chosen by the previous winners were Mushroom, Orange and Wine or Sparkling Grape Juice. As soon as I read about the ingredients, I had the urge to participate in this joust, though I wasn’t quite sure about the recipe I would come up with these ingredients....

Crispy, crunchy Jack fruit chips fried by my mom in a different continent, packed well and saw off at the Trivandrum airport, waited in many lines to go through the security clearance in couple of airports, after 24 hours of flying, finally it reached me safe and sound in another continent… I lack words to describe how much pleasure I had while devouring each one...

Good Morning World!  “I do this everyday, I wake up in the morning and seeing the sun rising up over the horizon, I raise my eyes up into the heaven and Thank God for giving me the privilege to see this day”-Touching words from the person who successfully completed his 100 years of life, you heard me, 100 years. Can you believe this, living for 100 years...

UPDATE: The donation has been made, please see the update here. [People walk on a debris-covered street in Port-au-Prince, January 17, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar] I am going to donate $100 to Haitian Relief via UNICEF. Here’s how you can make it even better with a click: Become a fan of Cooking with Thas on Facebook or if you’re already a fan,...

A simple and humble dish that has been reigning over the taste buds of all the Keralities for centuries… Chammanthi (in malayalam) is a side dish made in less than 5 minutes by grinding grated coconut along with other ingredients. This is one of the popular side dishes in Kerala cuisine. I don’t know to which category I should include this, as this will be...