A vegetarian version of chili chicken… One of the my favorite Indo Chinese dishes is chili chicken. I’ve had different versions of chili chicken made my by mom, my aunts, at restaurants and finally made by myself. This is such a delicious dish that I wanted to make a vegetarian version, so that my vegan readers can also enjoy it. While thinking about...

Am I falling more for ground beef lately??? Well, my husband gets very happy when I make something out of ground beef. I think I’ve already mentioned that if he enters the kitchen then it’s guaranteed that he will come out with meat loaf or some ground beef dishes. A few days ago, I felt way too much love for him and so decided to make a ground beef...

Finally, I made the best tasting salmon totally my way… One fish that I cannot handle much is salmon, on the other hand my husband loves it a lot. In fact, most North Americans love this fish and is a popular fish in American/European cuisine. I’ve had salmon at many restaurants, none of them seemed to impress my taste buds. For me, when it comes to...

Thai cuisine always reminds me of chicken satay… Seeing chicken satay on the menu of almost all Thai restaurants, I had an impression that this must have originated in Thailand. Apparently, satay originated from Indonesia and is a popular dish over there. However, this is a very popular dish in many Southeast Asian countries, so that explains why it is seen...

Quinoa, my new favorite grain… Ever since I tasted quinoa which happened a few months ago, I have fallen for it so hard. I love the mildly nutty flavor and the crunchiness of the cooked quinoa and the fact that I could combine it with almost anything impressed me a lot. I had already tried a few dishes with it, once I stuffed eggplant with quinoa cooked with...

One of my favorite, my most favorite cake or dessert without a doubt is Tiramisu… I was determined enough to make the best cake for my husband’s birthday. Way too many cake ideas rushed through my mind and most of them hardly impressed me. I then thought about the cakes that my husband enjoyed with so much enthusiasm. One cake that topped his favorite...

Thank you to everyone who entered the $100 worth HALFPOPS Giveaway . Here is a happy news to all those who took the time to enter but didn’t win, you all will get a discount of  $5 off your online purchase and free shipping on every order. Here is the discount code: LESS FLUFF (not case sensitive). Using the code at checkout on HALFPOPS online store will take $5 off an order of $45 dollars or more (so that’s two cases of the smaller 2 ounce bags, or one case of the larger 7 ounce bags). Now let me announce the winner of...

Yes I am bragging, this butter chicken tastes better than the restaurant ones… Butter chicken is one such dish that needs no introduction as even the non Indians are familiar with this. One of my co-workers is a die hard fan of this and she brings this for lunch quite often. I don’t think there would be any Indian restaurants without butter chicken being...

Fun size halloween candies. Not so fun for your health! I am back from a candy shopping for Halloween, it’s not for me, it’s for the neighborhood kids. My neighborhood is a super kid friendly one, last year I had around 100 kids come over for trick or treat. I ran out of candies and had to go for a second round of candy shopping. So this time I am well...

This is totally my way of making shrimp curry… I know a few ways of making shrimp curry which I learned from my mom and I blindly follow them most of the time. Last time when I wanted to make shrimp curry, I felt it’s big time I cross the comfort zone. I decided to do a little experimentation in my kitchen with shrimp, however I didn’t go too wild....