“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”… Love is in the air and most of the people are seen busy getting gifts for their loved ones. I’ve decided that this Valentine’s day I am going to express my love to my valentine through delicious food. When everything seems to fail, delicious food helps me to win over my husband’s heart....

Yay, this is the 100th post of Cooking with Thas, let me sweeten up this post with Carrot Halwa… Among the root vegetables, I admire carrots the most. Probably, this is the only root vegetable I don’t have to always worry about cooking or baking to perfection. Just a well washed raw carrot packed with Vitamin A makes a good snack. I wasn’t aware...

Before writing about the top 5 reasons to eat whole grains, let me answer the question: What is whole grain? Whole grains are cereal grains that contain bran, germ as well as the endosperm. In other words, whole grains are made from the whole kernels of grain, that is both the inside part of the grain and the outer covering. Top 5 reasons to eat Whole Grains: Many...

The aroma of sesame drives me crazy, whether it’s oil heating up or just seeds roasting on a pan or my sesame scented body oil… Here is my new obsession: Sesame. I have been drizzling sesame oil to whatever I make.  Sometimes sprinkling a dash of roasted sesame seeds on the dishes. The aroma of sesame oil heating up on a pan or seeds getting roasted...

I’ve made my Superbowl Menu, have you??? The big day everyone has been anticipating is just around the corner. Football fans have started their bets. Foodies have started thinking about items to set on their table for the Superbowl party. This year I am way ahead and have already planned my menu. So I thought, by posting the recipes before hand might help some...

A bowl of salsa and a bag of tortilla chips is enough to make me a couch potato and I can go on munching them… While grocery shopping, I always find it hard to resist a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa, I easily fall for these. I don’t know how many bags and jars I had bought over the years, it’s better not to count 😛 If there is a party...

Who could resist homemade tortillas and baked tortilla chips??? One thing you could see in my refrigerator is store bought tortillas stacked up. If I have tortillas, I just have to worry about making something to go with it. I always go with store bought ones. One concern I have while buying them is the excessive sodium content, hence I try to get low sodium and...

For me, Super bowl fun is incomplete without Pizza, if it’s homemade pizza the fun seems to double… For the past few years, pizza has been a main attraction of the super bowl party hosted by me. Each year, I think of trying out a different pizza and yet end up making this one. This pizza is loaded with flavors. I get the taste of grilled chicken wings,...

If you are searching for a fancy appetizer to impress your guests, here’s one from my cook book: Ground beef stuffed baked potatoes… A real fancy appetizer you can make for super bowl party – Baked potato with a twist! While having the potatoes you also get the bite of beef stuffed inside it. This definitely makes the perfect appetizer, especially...

VGYO smoothies represent Violet, Green, Yellow and Orange colored healthy smoothies… The truth: I was hoping to make VIBGYOR smoothies and ended up with VGYO. The idea of making VIBGYOR smoothies had been tuning in my mind for a while. This was not an effect of seeing a rainbow. The last time I had encountered a rainbow was during my camping trip at Starved...