Archive for the ‘sides and snacks’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Snack in a box, black chickpeas

This should actually be called lunch in a box, but the ‘siab’ phrase is growing on me :). I’d pack just rice and a salad, or just rotis and a salad all these days for Sid’s lunch..without ever thinking a wee bit out of the box (!). But ever since the 3-compart’mentor’ entered the kitchen […]

Easy bread pizza

Think pizza, think cheese! It’s usually the cheese we balk at, double layers of it if you please on some pizzas! I mean, what were they smoking…?! So when a pizza urge strikes but you don’t want to be fat stricken too, this recipe is the saviour. Use just a smattering of cheese, or mix […]

Veggie hot pot

It’s been a while folk! And I only have the craziness of our daily schedules to blame from this uncharacteristic absence from STB. I think after the hols I’ve just got too embroiled in the daily grind of getting stuff ready for the older one’s school and the younger one’s all-day needs that putting fingers […]

Grilled potatoes, again

OK, I made these grilled potatoes again, and this time not only left the skin on most of them for extra texture and taste but got a better picture. Ha! Though I poked plenty of holes in the potato for the marinade to soak in, it wasn’t enough. So I suggest that if you’re leaving […]

A Lunchbots snack in a box

I’ve been drooling over the Lunchbots boxes as much as any kid might drool over what may go inside them! Ever since I read about bento and packing an artful lunch, that is. And I finally got my Lunchbots boxes in the mail! Yoohoo! (I suppose even Sid isn’t as excited as silly old me.) […]