Mulberry & Granola Parfait

Did you know that frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed? Well, I didn’t . And I am so glad I do now, because I would have  completely freaked out at the sight of lobsters playing in my living room in the morning after having left them overnight to thaw. See! browsing around…

Sheekh Kebabs in a Pan- Melt in the Mouth Delicacy

My earliest Sheekh kebab memory is from my childhood when  dad used to drive me to a tiny water front kebab joint which served the tastiest kebabs in town.I don’t think there were any other kebab joints back then,at least none that I knew of. Like it is popularly said, the first impression is always…

Best Blueberry & Cranberry Muffins Ever

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own               -Charles Dickens The world around us is as pretty as a picture if only we have the time to look and admire.I don’t know about the places which are still covered in snow but the weather in…

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies:Week 3 – Pista Apple Chikoo & Almond Milk

As the New Year draws closer,I am sure everyone is enjoying the holiday season with family and friends…partying hard and feasting harder. The cold air is filled with the irresistibly delicious aromas of baked goodies everywhere. They inevitably find a way into our homes even if we are not whipping them up in our kitchens. I…

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies:Week 2 (Apple dates &nuts)

If you are a fitness enthusiast, have a weight loss goal or simply want to look good this party season, this delicious and healthy smoothie is made just for you. I hope you have tried and enjoyed the Strawberry and banana smoothie I shared with you last week. This week I have a different one…

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa & Chicken and some childhood memories

Bell Pepper is one gorgeous vegetable, I can’t keep myself from adding to the shopping cart every week. Their glossy skins and vibrant hues instantly jazz up any ordinary looking dish.Beauty of bell peppers is not just skin deep as they are a store house of vitamins and anti-oxidants.They are known to improve eye health,…

Caramelized Gherkins-Time to eat some Gentle man’s toes

  The world has been chopping,cooking,relishing  Ladies Fingers all the while. It is high time they eat some Gentleman’s toes too. Haha!Don’t get scared.Gentleman’s toes,Gherkins,Ivy Gourd,Baby Watermelon,Scarlet Gourd, Tindora,Donda Kai,Gol kankri,Fruited gourd or Telakucha are all different names of this ellipsoid berry shaped vegetable native to East Africa but now available in different parts of…

Mango Mastani

Mastani was the beautiful and brave wife of Peshwa BajiRao, the general of the Maratha Empire in India. Baji Rao served as the Prime Minister of the Maratha king from 1720-1740. Mastani was his second wife and a woman not only known for her exquisite beauty but also for her expertise in arts,literature and warfare. It…