Banana Bread

When I think about what got me interested in baking, it is probably this banana bread recipe. The original recipe for this was doing the rounds on the internet few years ago and I just happened to find it on a blog on which I was a regular. It got me interested as it didn’t…

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

There are days in your life when one longs for some kind of comfort in the form of a kind word or a loving hug, maybe a bright smile or something that just tickles your taste buds… Something that would make you feel the way you felt when you were a kid when your mom…

Mac ‘N’ Cheese Pizza Pie

Yesterday turned out to be one of those days when I found myself desperate to create something. I had some fresh mozzarella cheese in the fridge and was dying to use it in some way. Off late, my little one has been going on and on about  ordering cheese pizza!! And he was at it…

Summer Basil Pesto Pasta

I never thought I would write again, leave alone publish a food blog! It has been a roller coaster ride the past few years and it has been hard to write or think clearly…I have had an adventure or two and have been busy in the kitchen a lot more than I prefer, cooking and…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

If you love anything chick peas you are bound to love hummus! It goes with everything  as a spread on a sandwich, in a chapathi wrap and in its most popular form, as a dip for veggies and crackers. But I love it best by itself 🙂 On the lines of what Mary Poppins sang,…

Fire Roasted Red Peppers

Fire Roasted Red Bell Peppers! Sounds exotic doesn’t it?? Slow roasting a vegetable on an open fire brings out its juices and intensifies its flavor. And of course the smoky taste which is imparted thanks to the fire is unique in its own way. If you are someone that fancies roasted bell peppers in your…

Spaghetti aglio e olio, well almost!

Other than wishing someone “Good day” and “Bye” in Italian, my knowledge of this beautiful language is pretty much limited to penne, ravioli, orecchiette, spaghetti, linguine etc., I am sure you know where I am going with this! The names of different shaped pastas  coupled  with other gems like zuppa or soup, insalata or salad,…

Streusel Coffee Cake

I love streusel cakes – the sweet crumbly topping on a not so sweet cake, is the perfect match for a nice cup of tea or coffee or can be enjoyed by itself as a snack.  The story about how I found this recipe is pretty crazy and crazy seems to be the norm in…

Basil and Veggie Linguine

It was one of the those rare occasions that  I found myself with only me for company at home this week without any food for lunch. While I was contemplating a quick cheese sandwich, I recalled that I had some linguine left in my pantry (a fancy word for those overcrowded shelves I have and the…

Chocolate Coffee Cup Cakes

Few months ago, as I was hurrying through the baking aisle (btw I am always in a hurry) I found coffee extract right next to the vanilla essence. I have never tried coffee extract before and wanted to try it out and I found the recipe, right on the back of the box 🙂 Who doesn’t love…

Whole Wheat Cheese Pizza

 I love pizzas, but the version that’s loaded with veggies. I had never cared much for cheese pizzas, which is quite funny because the very first pizza that I had was a cheese pizza!  I was probably in the 6th grade and my dad had bought these pizza bases from Nilgris and he set out to bake…

Aloo Methi Paratha

The only way I have used methi leaves till date was to cook it with some lentlis and make methi daal. For the uninitiated, Methi or Fenugreek is a key ingredient in many Indian households. It is available in the form of dried seeds and fresh leaves and has loads of health benefits from aiding…