Healthy Salads: 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…

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…

Stuffed Aubergines – Simple Vegan Home Food

One fine Monday, I decided to go Vegan. I have been cooking and posting so many non-veg dishes of late that I had to remind myself and my folks back home that we belonged to an omnivorous family. Please note that I didn’t say ‘turn’ vegan, I just said ‘go’ vegan…that should be for about a week…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a popular Levantine dip made from smoked aubergines. A frequent fore runner to an Arabic main course, it is delicately flavored with garlic, lemon juice and tahini, and eaten with baked pita chips, pita bread or khoobz. It is healthy, vegan, gluten free and delicious. ‘Baba’ in Arabic means ‘father’ and Baba Ganoush…

Sweet and Savory Canapes

      Nibbles, bits, bites and morsels, in short finger food are an essential part of every party. In fact they kick start an awesome party. They are the Hors d’oeuvre, the first course of  food items served before the main meal. And since that is the first item presented to the guests, every party host or…

Crunchy Quinoa Salad : My vegan day out

  I turned vegan for a day. The whole of last week I was out of town and travelling, which meant eating literally twenty one meals in restaurants and fast food joints. Despite choosing the best places while eating out, the guilt of consuming high calorie and not so nutritious diet overpowered me by the end of the…