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...

Are you a food freak and looking for ways to maintain a balance between food and health? With a few simple tips you could attain that balance… At times, I feel it would have been much easier if I were enthusiastic about either food or health. Apparently, I love food and want to stay healthy. One of the biggest challenges I have encountered is maintaining a steady...

I told ya I am hooked on my griddle… After making non-veg dishes on my griddle, I wanted to try a veggie dish, so I had made a stir fry with vegetables and noodles. I blindly threw few veggies on the griddle along with fried paneer and seasoned the veggies with few sauces. It was a simple stir fry made with less effort and tasted truly delicious. Veggie Noodle...

Cooking on the griddle continues… In winter I don’t have any other choice but cook in a closed kitchen accompanied by the annoying sound of the exhaust. As spring arrives, I constantly keep an eye on the outside temperature and any sign of sunny bright day is enough for me to move my whole kitchen onto my deck or patio. This year, I was fortunate enough...

It’s time to dig out the grill or the griddle and let the BBQ party begin… I am back from a week long road trip, we covered Colorado,Utah, Arizona and Nevada. While in Utah, I felt like I have landed on some other planet, it’s full of breathtaking views and stunning canyons. I haven’t yet gotten out of the road¬†trip hangover. Still looking...

Pan seared Chicken breast drizzled with oyster flavored sauce, Ain’t this perfect for dinner??? On days when I really don’t want to spend much time in my kitchen, easy breezy recipes come to rescue me from rushing to a restaurant. On such days, I find boneless chicken breast as my perfect companion, it cooks faster and any kind of marinade and sauce goes...

The best vanilla custard I’ve ever tasted, absolutely over- the-top recipe… You don’t have to spend hours and hours whipping up a dessert, with just few simple ingredients you could make a dessert that’s going to impress the entire crowd. If not a crowd, if it pleases your inner self, that’s enough to call it as a winning dessert. This...

What would you like to have: sandwich, cutlets or both???… Need a break from the usual chicken or turkey or beef sandwich? Try this protein rich and healthy vegetarian sandwich. It’s good to be a vegetarian at least once in a while. Yesterday, after a heavy Easter lunch, one thing I was damn sure about was skipping the dinner. To burn all the calories,...

It’s actually a cake with two treasures, it has vanilla pudding inside it and chocolate glaze over it; what more do you need? Just gobble up… Finally spring has sprung and we are enjoying unbelievably beautiful and sunny weather for the last couple of weeks. Hope the weather is not going to trick us by acting anymore weird. As spring arrives, first thing...

Papaya was called “The Fruit of the Angels” by Christopher Columbus… This tropical fruit is abundantly found in Kerala, India. There are couple of papaya trees in the backyard of my Kerala house. Due to the tropical weather in Kerala, it grows almost everywhere and the they don’t need any special pampering or care for its growth. It just grows...