Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread and a resolution checklist

Yesterday my daughter read out a joke on Neil Armstrong from the internet…. ‘Neil Armstrong was the first human being on the moon.Neil A spelt backwards is Alien. So did we send Neil Armstrong to the moon or back to the moon’¬† ūüôā¬† ¬†That reminds me,most of us have¬†made our resolutions for 2016 by now….

Chocolate Mousse – A Classic French Dessert

  Goofs and gaffes are a part of ¬†life. We all make mistakes. Some are small enough to be rectified, some leave us embarrassed and some others are so shocking that they shatter some one’s dreams. What happened in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant was appalling- a major goof up which left a bad taste…

Shimmery Wiggly Mango Pudding

What’s a party without some glimmer and shimmer. Just add some sparkle¬†and shine to your delicious food and set the festive mood going. Holidays mean parties, get togethers and visits from family and friends. How about making these velvety smooth and luscious¬†mini¬†mango puddings for your family and friends. Smear ¬†them with edible glitter and your…

Apple Roses and a Persimmon Rose too – a leaf from my Vegan day 3

  Our friendly neighborhood food blogs are so full of deliciously interesting and decadent recipes spinning their magic on the web that we¬†can’t resist not trying them.Thankfully for the bookmark bar they are safely stowed away until we get the time to don our aprons and churn out¬†these beauties in our kitchens.And my deposit vault¬†is…

Mexican Churros (fried and baked) and my Churro song

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† My Churro Song Rushing to that corner shop Giggling all the way Pushing open the glass door Breathing in the air Wafting smells of coffee and churros I remember till this day. Scrambling to catch the corner seats While some¬†friends bring the tray. Chatting over¬†steaming…

Blueberry Trifle – StressedessertS

‘Stressed when read backwards spells Desserts’. I don’t know if the words are¬†a coincidence or coined on purpose,but I quite¬†agree with¬†the quote.When we¬†are in a need to deflate our stress, gorging on a luscious¬†dessert can really work wonders.Especially when it is made with juicy little berries…sugary and tart… bursting flavors in the mouth giving tiny…

Cookies ‘n Fruits – No cook quick dessert

Fixing a dessert can’t get any simpler. You just need to have some basic ingredients in your pantry. Toss them up together,leave in the freezer for less than an hour…lo and behold! you have a delicious dessert ready to be served. You can make this in advance ,spoon¬†it in individual cups, cover with plastic cling…

Turon – Banana spring rolls and Jolly Jeeps

Turon or banana spring rolls is a popular Filipino¬†dessert sold on mobile food carts which line the streets of Makati‚Äôs Central Business District. They¬† are fondly known as Jolly Jeeps. Jolly Jeeps were originally wooden carts started with the purpose of providing¬†meals on wheels¬†to the blue collar workforce (laborers, janitors, clerks and low-level employees) who…

Mango bread pudding

This is one warm delicious dessert which you can serve at Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan. Sweet golden mangoes are in season and you can make the most of them by making this dessert. The bread cubes which pop out of the pudding stay crisp and make a crunchy crust, while the Mango…

Lychee Kheer – Appearances can be deceptive

Appearances can be deceptive. What meets the eye may not always be the truth. We often make judgments on people or things by their outward appearances almost instantly. Recently I was on a train with my family where I saw a man sitting on a seat adjacent to ours. He had a serious countenance, grim…