Healthy Salads: Week 1- Fruit & Nut

  When we are planning to lose weight or just eat healthy, the one advice we often get to hear is to eat five small meals instead of three big meals. In addition to planning healthy  breakfast,lunch and dinners, there are two other meals we need to fix- mid morning and evening. Usually the gap…

Strawberry and Orange Sorbet- A Royal Palate Cleanser

Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. The once princely state was a kingdom of the wealthy and powerful Qutubshahi and Asafjahi rulers. The relics of their glorious rule can still be seen all…

Mango Bread – Easy and Delicious

Come Summer and the royal land of Nizams, Hyderabad appears golden yellow.Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. And when it is summer, especially in the month of May, the entire city is…

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…

Persimmon RedGrape Pear and Two bean salad – My Vegan Day 2

My dad loves to send me a fruit basket with seasonal fruits every now and then. This time he sent me a dozen of Fuyu Persimmons among other fruits.  Persimmon are native to Japan and available this time of the year(mid fall to winter). This tomato look a like is firm,crispy and delicately sweet with one seed…

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…

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…

Cantaloupe Smoothie – Super Healthy drink

Cantaloupe more popularly known as  musk melon is a powerhouse of health. The name comes from its sweet enticing aroma when the fruit is ripe.Tender,juicy and wonderfully delicious muskmelon is available abundantly in summers. It is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, fiber , vitamins and most importantly high percentage of water which keeps you hydrated and cool. Plus it is very low in…

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…