Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Baked Falafel Muffins with Yogurt-Tahini Dip



Falafel???
Yumm!!

Baked Falafel Muffins
Cute and Delicious!!!


Though I am a hard core non vegetarian and cannot fathom the idea of having a meal without fish or meat, I must tell you that I am in love with these little bite sized  puppies. They are so darn cute and they taste phenomenal. Even better than their fried counterparts. 


Friday, January 24, 2014

Tofu Steak with Mushroom Sauce


I LOVE Japanese cuisine. I really do. But apart from snacking on steamed Edamame and the occasional Teriyaki sauce that I make from scratch, I usually don't do much of Japanese food at home. I usually let my favorite restaurant satisfy my soul, when I crave for Japanese food. 



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ranga Aloo r Pithe (Sweet Potato Dumpling in Cardamom Infused Syrup) for Poush Sankranti




Sankranti usually falls on 14th of Januaruy. This is one festival the whole country celebrates but with different names. Its Poush Sankranti in Bengal, Bihu in Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujrat and Makar Sankranti in rest of India. It’s a harvest festival where Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of Wealth, is worshiped and thanked for the bountiful harvest. She is offered sweets made from the freshly harvested paddy.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Combating the Arctic Cold Wave with piping hot Chicken 'Pot Pie' Soup


These past two days has been insane, weather wise. The United States experienced it coldest weather in decades this week.  Some areas in the United States dropped to their coldest temperatures in years as a polar vortex flooded the country from the Arctic, spreading into the Midwest and expanding to other states from coast to coast.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year And Oven Roasted Tomato and Red Lentil Soup



A very Happy New Year to all.

Year 2013 was really hard on us. We were plagued by health issues and personal problems.
The good news: its over.
A brand new year and a brand new start.

I am glad we stuck together as a family in tough times and emerged as tougher individuals. The year actually ended on a positive note. I finally overcame my paranoia about driving. I had a near fatal accident in 2006, which led to my compulsive road phobia. Thankfully it is in past tense now.