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Chillis and peppers

The second recipe on the table, after the chocolate cake of last week. Which is saying something, considering it has been about 6 months since I logged in to this site. Jamie Oliver..though I find him and his ever-so-cavalier shows..starts up an itch to try fresh fresh fresh ingredients. So finding these super sized chillis […]

Tender bean and corn salad

This super simple recipe has been too long in the making! Am sure it was almost a year ago that Ayesha told me about a friend having made this. Been meaning to try it out ever since. It is a simple, clean, and quick one. You need: Slender, tender green beans, washed, and chopped at […]

Quinoa

Introducing “Quinoa” to those who don’t already know. It’s a healthy food that we use as an alternative to white rice and when we’re a bit bored of eating brown rice. Quinoa is light, fluffy in texture when cooked. I tried this and turned out yummy and of course it’s a great healthy recepie! Check […]

Grilled veggie pasta salad

Mm hmmm. ’tis the season for salads. Have to keep bisi bele bath and the likes locked up for a while, while we feast on juices, buttermilk and salads. Even for the pasta, I prefered doing a dry one yesterday, with grilled veggies and olive oil, instead of the heavier tomato or cheese based sauces. […]

Press… refresh!

Cool. Ice. Breeze. Cool again. Mantra for the summer? Then this cool salad will definitely fit in! Great if you;re in the mood for trying a new blend of flavours. I loved it… And the best part is, the dressing is au naturelle. 2 ingredients only! You need: 1 small head iceberg lettuce <just saying […]

Dry fruits ‘holige’, sweet dish

This is a very different holige ( a sweet dish very prevalent and loved in India) sent in by Neeta Hegde. She sent it to me long back, and I’ve been keeping it under cover unwittingly :). Here it is, Neeta! It has a dry fruit filling, instead of the regulation cocnut+jaggery or lentils+jaggery fillings. […]

Recipe Cards: Beet Hummus

Hand grenades (cheese, onion bread roll)

Once in a while, the deep-fry syndrome hits. And no matter what you do, your feet are dragged to the cabinet with the kadai and your hands irrevocably reach for the oil can. Well, what I do is give up and quietly get some lip-smacking ingredients ready for a tum-smacking snack. So this time when […]

Snack in a box, apple checkers

The weeks are zipping by and it’s almost the end of Feb! Soon the summer hols will kick in and aaaahhhh I don’t have to wake up at an unearthly hour and worry about what to put in the boxes!!! But, while we are still here and the school days skip on – here is […]

Rice Pilaf (with a twist)

Rice Pilaf, in chicken AND pork broth (Lunchbot me, oh yeah!) Trivia alert – at the end of the day, a pilaf is a pulao. Period. But as a true foodie, if you want to know the history, as it were, and regional variants of this dish, do check out – http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-pilaf.htm http://news.ancientayurved.org/2010/06/many-grains-of-pulao-pilaf-plov-paella/ And now, […]