Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thyme Infused Wild Sweet Orange Iced Tea


Firstly a disclaimer,  that this is not a sponsored post. I have received no monetary compensation for my affinity for Tazo® Tea. I just happen to love them. Although I strongly feel they should, given the amount of $$$ I spend on their teas every week!

I am kind of a tea snob. I drink 4 cups tea everyday. 

I was raised on Darjeeling Tea and till date it remains my favorite kind. Darjeeling Tea can be had with milk and sweetener but over the years I have learnt to appreciate it without milk and sweetener. I'm addicted to it and it is the first thing I have in the morning, after a glass of warm lemon water. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Tenders



Dals/Lentils along with store bought tortilla and a simple salad of cucumbers and carrots is one of our most frequent dinners. Another very popular combination is Quinoa or Cracked Wheat Pilaf along with grilled fish or chicken and steamed or pan fried greens, broccoli or green beans. If you have been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you would exactly know how frequently they appear on our dinner table.

There is never any fixed recipe for my grilled/pan-seared/or oven baked chicken. It all depends on what I have on hand. A sprinkle of paprika here, a snip of fresh herb there; a squeeze of lemon here and a smidgen of mustard there - that's pretty much my situation.

But when I make the same recipe, with the exact same ingredients on three consecutive Sundays, on popular demand, I know I just landed on a blog-worthy recipe!

So here it is... our Sunday dinner favorite - Lemon Rosemary Chicken Tenders!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cilantro-Lime Quinoa



When we first came to the US, 5 years back, we totally fell in love with the Burrito Bowl from Chipotle. Amidst all burgers, hot dogs and french fries we were hogging down, the familiar bean and rice combination of the Burrito Bowl, became our comfort food. The flavors were different, yet strangely reminiscent of the ones that we left back home. 

Over the course of time, our Chipotle outing got greatly reduced. I started cooking more at home. Moreover, we started developing a more adventurous palate. Eating out was all about trying new cuisines; newer flavor.

I never realized when Chipotle, dropped off our "Favorite Places to Eat" list. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Panchmel Dal - A Wholesome Stew combining 5 Hearty Lentils



If you have been following the blog, you know how I love my Dals/Lentils. Thankfully, Sid has also inherited my my loved for Beans, Legumes and Lentils.

Dals/Lentils along with store bought tortilla and a simple salad of cucumbers and carrots have been my lifesaver many a weeknight, when I have been too busy or too tired to cook a full course dinner. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tzatziki Sauce


The summer vacation is almost over. 
And once again it's a bittersweet feeling. 

While I would love the alone time and the prospect of drinking my morning tea at peace, I would miss all the late morning cuddle and snuggle. Even his relentless questions and non stop chatter. Today after our ritualistic cuddle, he declared that he's super excited to go meet his new teacher and friends next Monday, but he will miss snuggling with Mommy! 

I promised myself not to tear up.... but I did.

Now that I have put my Kleenex to good use, lets talk about Tzatziki Sauce.