Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thai Inspired Noodle Salad with Lemon Ginger Shrimps

After a cold soup, a cool drink, its a cold Salad's turn to beat the heat. 

The summer vacation are on and my lunches are no longer a leftover affair. It now needs the meticulous planning and attention that my dinner usually gets. With the temperature so high, I hardly have any inclination to cook anything. Cold soup and salads often come to the rescue. But with a five year old who wants pasta for lunch everyday, innovation is the only solution.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Cooler 2: Strawberry - Pineapple Agua Fresca

Pinterest is overflowing with Agua Frescas. So much so, that I was finally tempted to try one, even though fruit juices are not exactly "my thing".

Sid, like any other 5 year old, is a total sucker for fruit juice and punches. The summer vacations are on and in addition to the outdoor activities, we are spending a lot of time in the kitchen together. Between my steadily rising blood sugar and Sam's increasing paunch, we are trying to keep the cookies, cupcakes and brownies to a minimum. Agua Fresca seemed a relatively less guilty indulgence for the family.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gazpacho: A Cold Cold Soup for a Hot Hot Day!

This week, Cincinnati was kinda gray. Cloudy and gloomy with busts of thunderstorms. 
But this couldn't deter me from posting is cold cold soup which we had on a rather hot hot day last week.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Cooler 1: Ayran - A Turkish Yogurt Drink

Boy! Its hot!!!

And its not a complaint. Just a statement.

After the bitter winter we had, I promised to myself that I'll never complaint about the heat. So don't get me wrong.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jordan's Cheesy Tomato Spinach Bites

If I know her well, Jordan would protest vehemently at the tittle of this post. She would point it out that this is NOT her recipe but she received this one from a family member via an email. 

This is how much she respects other's work, protecting and promoting all at the same time. But whenever I make these cuties, the lovely Jordan is always on my mind. For me, these would forever be Jordan's Cheesy Tomato Spinach Bites.