My complete menu and recipes to host an awesome dinner party; sharing my experience, tips and tricks… Last weekend, I’d hosted an awesome holiday party for my friends. This was the first time I’ve ever cooked for 10 to 12 people. It did involve a lot of planning, prep work and cooking. When I saw everyone enjoying my food especially the kids, I...

Chicken marinated in an aromatic green herb marinade, stir fried, combined with veggies and drizzled with an Asian dressing; flavorful Asian chicken salad that tastes delicious… A warm welcome to 2015! Let this year bring peace, prosperity, happiness and good health to everyone. My motto is to live the moment, not to hurt anyone and to appreciate all the...

  Wishing everyone a Happy New year! On every Dec 31st, I browse through all the recipes that I’d posted for that year and I cherish all the good memories that I’d in my kitchen. Even though, all the recipes are made and posted with so much enthusiasm, some recipes are very dear to me. Here are some of the recipes that was loved by me, my Man, my...

Puff Pastry with ground beef filling, perfectly crispy and crunchy appetizer or evening snack… Without a doubt, December is my favorite month. My mom, my sis, most of my cousins, aunts and I were born in December and this is the  month when everyday will be seen in holly jolly festive mood. Last week, I had a few days off from work and I thoroughly enjoyed...

Beetroot rice pilaf, I adore the vibrant red color of this rice and looks so festive… One of my co-workers brought beetroot rice for a potluck party, the vibrant red color of this rice did attract a lot of people and was enjoyed by everyone. Since then, I’d been thinking of making beetroot rice in my kitchen. I don’t have any problem with beetroot,...

Ripe bananas are transformed into delicious fritters… I had a couple of over-ripe bananas that had developed black spots on the skin. I don’t like to eat the over ripe bananas, I usually turn them into smoothies or milkshakes. It is said that over-ripe bananas that have black spots on the skin helps to fight cancer. So, don’t throw the over ripe...

Poached egg in roasted coconut gravy, one of my favorite egg curries… In Kerala cuisine, there are many dishes that can be made with eggs. One of the evening snacks loved by most people is Egg puffs, in which hard boiled egg roast is used to stuff the puff pastry. Egg curries can be made many ways, most delicious egg curries are made by adding coconut milk...

Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, have a nutty flavor and tastes incredible when stir fried with chicken and veggies… Recently, I came across soba noodles at the Asian isle in the grocery store. I became curious and soon got into the investigation mode. The noodle has brown color and on the ingredients list it said: buckwheat flour and enriched...

Homemade pizza base topped with dragon chicken… I have to agree that homemade pizzas are healthy and less greasy. It can be made just like restaurant style and can be topped with any kinds of ingredients. Every time, I make pizza I try different kinds of topping. So far, my favorites are ground beef pizza, pesto chicken pizza and butter chicken pizza. I took...

Broccoli pesto soup; Pesto made this soup taste delish… Those who follow my blog might know by now that I’m a true pesto freak. I can literally have it everyday, the aroma and the flavor of basil pesto is such a delight. I spread my pizza dough with pesto, combine pasta with it, stir fry chicken in pesto, I’ve done so many things with it. However,...