30 Minute nutritous meals

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

Aloo Chorchori with Nigella

aloo chchori

  As a youngster, I found train stations to be magical places. The screaming engines, swishing smoke chimneys that rose out of the beasts that pulled the beautiful red, blue, green bogies, beats of footsteps as people jogged, ran, walked, limped to…

A saturday morning shake

shake magic

Apples. How do most people see apples? A juicy fruit that is a fountain of nutrition, glamorous enough to lead Adam (of Eve fame) astray, quirky enough to become Steve Job’s muse, handy enough to be tucked into the purse…

Avocado breakfast sliders

Breakfast slider

The winter vacation went by in a whirl. White whirl to be precise. Lots of snow, lots of indoor activities and not much of a vacation. My older one finished his marathon robot building project for his Robotics competitive club.…

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…