30 Minute nutritous meals

Quick satisfying meals that delight the tastebuds without taking your entire day in the kitchen.

Petite Bites – Four Ingredients

Smoked salmon bites

Looking for a quick appetizer and want to impress as well? Go for some smoked salmon bites dressed with basil and goat cheese. I also experimented with Harissa as well as balsamic vinegar, but sons vetoed it. This weekend was…

Peppery Fried Calamari Rings

fried calamari rings

Munch chowmein at 4pm, take a swim at 11 pm, rise and shine at 11am …..that’s my idea of a dream vacation. We had this dream vacation only once, and that was in Washington DC, during a much earned break when all we…

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

  Yesterday, I found my older one listening to a really screechy, bad parody of Psy’s song ‘Gangnam style. The grating song it seems is an attempt to teach the people listening to this dreadful rendition the basics of Spanish…

Potato Salad #InaFridays

Potato salad

There is an air of celebration to 2014. I don’t know why I feel that way. The world still looks like it has gone to the dogs, weather still sucks – we left for East coast in midst of a…

Nibble and toast

Egg and Toast married

Did I tell you guys that I was in the middle of arranging for a community event to celebrate Diwali? It was a lot of people, lots of food and lots of dancing. It also had lots of kids dancing…

Tamagoyaki – Japanese omelet

omelet with nori sheet

  Easy, delicious, scrumptious and quick, not to mention a big hit with my kids. This amazing sounding omelet given by Nami on her blog Just One Cook Book sprinkles Japanese flavors into an otherwise pedestrian dish, taking it to a different…

Sumac toasted pita bites

sumac

Middle eastern cuisine introduced itself to me about nine years ago. A chance visit to a small joint in Washington DC opened a world of delight that only continues to climb higher in my favorite food chart. Initially, I limited…

Zucchini Masala

Zucchini Masala

I am in love with the green oblong vegetable that promises delight in every form. I can eat anything Zucchini – cakes or curries, even fries will do. It was not so earlier. Before I started cooking on my own,…