Homemade cutlets are the best, ground beef cutlets can be turned into patties for burgers and the male beings in your family and friend’s circle will love it… Yesterday, we hosted a game night at our house. We had some of our friends come over and we played pool, foosball and carroms. We introduced carroms, which is a table game popular in India to our...

Two super foods: quinoa and kale in one dish. This is a healthy, protein rich and gluten free dish. This can be served as a side dish along with fish or chicken fillet… I befriended quinoa only recently, since then have been including it in my diet regularly. Until last year we’d thought that my Man was gluten intolerant. In one way it was good, that...

Kabsa is the national dish of Saudi Arabia, it’s a rice based dish made by combining rice and meat (chicken, lamb, camel, beef etc)… While browsing through my Picasa album, I came across the pictures for Chicken Kabsa. I’d made this last year for Eid. For Eid, biryani is the most unavoidable dish in my family. However, for last year’s Eid...

These chicken patties are baked; it’s delicious and has spinach in it. These patties can be served with salad or can be made into a sandwich or Panini; these make a great meal on a busy day… I went on a grocery shopping spree this evening. I like to go for grocery shopping on my way back from work that too on a week day so that I don’t have to spend 2 or 3...

Laksa is a popular noodle soup in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This is a very comforting dish, coconut milk makes it creamy and the spices added makes this dish  flavorful. I’d made a similar dish called Khow Suey, which is a Burmese speciality. I am sure that these two dishes are related as most of the ingredients used and the preparation are the same. Laksa...

Drumstick along with coconut when stir fried tastes delicious and makes a healthy side dish… When we hear drumstick , the first thing that comes to our mind is Chicken drumstick or legs. Well, this is not that, this drumstick is vegetarian and is a long rod shaped veggie that is found hanging on drumstick trees. India being the largest producers of drumstick,...

A great way to introduce spinach which is a super food to our diet is by making parathas or flatbreads with it… Spinach being a super food is packed with all good nutrients and vitamins. Since, it doesn’t have any intense taste it can be eaten raw or can be made into a smoothie. Surprisingly, cooking spinach will actually increase its nutrients as the...

Pan fried chicken with spinach salad is a low-carb, low-fat dish and is great for weight watchers. Easy to make and is very healthy… My latest favorite salad is made by combining spinach and fresh beetroot, which is then drizzled with lemon juice. I don’t need any mayo or cheesy dressings for this particular salad. To make it a complete meal, I also topped...

  Squid, one of the seafood delicacies… I couldn’t wait till Spring to start my garden. I love tulips and got excited seeing different colored tulips at a nearby store. I picked this beautiful tulip and kept it in my living room. Finally, spring has sprung in my house. Flowers never fail to put that vibrant smile on my face. Squid is also known as calamari,...

Green Dosa or Mung dal (green gram) crepes… A very healthy crepes or a variation to urad dal dosa. The batter is made with Mung dal and rice, while in Dosa urad dal is used instead of mung dal. For making this dosa, you don’t have to wait for the batter to ferment, grind the batter and make the crepes right away. This dosa is quite popular in Andhra pradesh,...