Chickenless Drumsticks- Food for thought

Good food doesn’t always have to have meat in it. If you are considering giving your chicken loving family a small break from meats,then illusion food is the right way to get them to fall in love with their veggies.  I was toying with the idea of creating an  illusion dish which would not only…

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…

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…

Eggplant Rollups

  My dear friends and readers, your friendly food blog is finally on Facebook. All of you have been a huge support to me and have encouraged me with your likes and kind comments.I want to thank each and everyone for that. Please continue with your motivation by joining me on Facebook. Please join me…

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…

Chinese style Potato – sweet spicy and sticky

Potato is one food which has found its place in practically every cuisine across the planet. Whether it is the Spanish Tortilla Espanola, European Latkes, Indian Aloo Gobi, Italian Gnocchi, Canadian Poutine, Irish Shepherd pie or the ever so popular French fries, I have found potatoes enjoying their indisputable place in so many different menus . But…

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…