Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tomato-Basil Soup with Cashew Butter



"Do I still need to put the bowl in the sink?" asked Sid wearing his naughtiest smile.

I glanced and couldn't suppress my laughter. Lying on the dining table was an empty soup bowl, spotlessly clean.

"Did you actually lick your bowl clean?"

He nodded and said, "It was so yummy. It was finger-licking ... nope... bowl-licking good Mommy!"

And then he went ahead and gave me a 'squishy-do' hug and went on to tell me that I am the "best soup maker in the whole wide world!"

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Greek Salad with Chickpeas and Mint


July has been a busy month. The good kind of busy!

Though I didn't get to try out any new recipes, we'd a wonderful time as a family. Cincinnati had been unusually hot this summer. Which meant a lot of fresh and light meals and a lot of easy and fuss free cooking.

The highlight of this year's summer has been our tiny herb garden. Since it was our first foray into gardening, we kept it less adventurous with low maintenance herbs like Mint, Sweet Italian Basil, Rosemary and Thyme.

Having an herb garden has its advantages. A snip here and a snip there and suddenly, there is a burst of freshness in our everyday meal.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Blueberry - Coconut Popsicle


Third time's the charm!

After two, very dismal results, I finally nailed the Blueberry - Coconut Popsicle!

Just look at that color! What gorgeousness!

I have had my heart set on these Blueberry - Coconut Popsicle, the moment I saw them on Pinterest. The thought sweet-tart flavor of the berries and the luscious creaminess of the coconut milk was enough to flutter my heart.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ab Doogh Khiar - a Persian Chilled Yogurt Soup with Cucumbers, Mint, Walnuts & Raisins


I was on a lookout for a cold soup to beat the "it's-finally-here" Cincinnati summer heat. And when Gazelle Abedi posted about Ab Doogh Khiar in A Shared Meal, the timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Ab Doogh Khiar (Ab: Water, Doogh: Yogurt Drink, Khiar: Cucumber) is a delightful Persian Chilled Yogurt Soup made with Cucumbers, Mint, Walnuts and Raisins.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Strawberry-Avocado Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction



If you thought classic Caprese Salad cannot get any better, try this Strawberry-Avocado version and you would fall in love.... all over again!

This super simple Salad Recipe, will undoubtedly become your Summer favorite.

Ladies and gentlemen... Be prepared to be blown away!