Sunday, April 5, 2015

Changua, the Colombian Egg and Milk Soup - Our newest breakfast favourite


This is weird. Even by my standard.

A couple of weeks ago, I didn't even know the name Changua.
And now, thanks to the generous Jordan and her Shared Meal, I can safely say that it is quickly becoming a new breakfast favorite, especially on weekends.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rajma Salad (Red Kidney Bean Salad) - Simple and Basic


Last Monday was pretty hectic. By the time I picked up my kindergartner and came home, it was way past lunch time and we both were famished. A super quick Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a breezy 4-ingredient Strawberry Smoothie satiated his little tummy, while Mommy was left scrounging the fridge to find something instant to eat.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jicama Carrot Purple Cabbage Slaw and a Stunning Sunrise

Pic Courtesy: Uttara Banererjee, who had taken mobile photography to another dimension. Thanks a ton for your kindness.


The only thing I like about these long nights and short days is that I get to see a sunrise every day! It's a sheer marvel of nature how a pitch dark night gets transformed in a glorious sunny day in a matter of minutes. The various shades of blue, the pinks and the orange... the day break... It mesmerizes me every single time. Today was one such day. It was a golden sunrise. It felt as if the sky was on fire. It was ethereal. 

Isn't this a perfect way to start your day? Witnessing a nature's magic first hand. As I bathed in the first rays of the golden orange sun, the morning glory filled me up with its its positive rays. I felt a surge of energy that I haven't felt for a long time. 

However not all my morning as as poetic or magical. 7:15 to 8:30 is not a very peaceful time in our house. I have breakfasts to make and lunches to pack. Today Sam has a team lunch and has also volunteered to drop off Sid. A relatively low pressure morning and a stunning sunrise to boot. Maybe it was God way of compensating of all the hurried sunrises, that I could not enjoy as I would have liked to. Or so I would like to assume.
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Super Moist Banana Muffins with Pecan-Brown Sugar Crumble

A lot of people, when they come to know that I am a diabetic and a food blogger, ask for diabetic friendly dessert recipe. More often than not, this is my standard reply: "Instead of using sugar substitute and compromising on taste and getting depressed, enjoy a proper dessert once in a while, with all its sinful glory by incorporating it in your meal plan." My profound wisdom comes from bucketful  tears I have shed, after repeated botched attempts at diabetic friendly desserts. I-will-eat-a-proper-dessert-when-I-want-to has been my mantra ever since. But when a 'healthy' Banana Muffins with Pecan Crumble tastes like this, you swallow your words, make puppy eyes and wolf down a couple with just a teeny bit of guilt!




Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pinto Bean Chili with Chicken and Kale

The red-green-gold or the blue-silver decoration has given way to the orange-black in the supermarket aisles in and around Cincinnati. The Roaring Tiger graces every cap, jersey , sweatshirts, mugs and watches.

Yup! The Superbowl fever is here and its raging. The Cincinnati Bengals are on every conceivable merchandise.

Trivia: The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are currently members of the North division of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL). Their home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium in Downtown Cincinnati. Their current head coach is Marvin Lewis. Their primary colors are orange and black. The team's official mascot is a Royal Bengal Tiger named Who Dey.


While I still don't understand the nuances of the game, I kinda like the frenzy associated with it. It reminds me of home. It reminds me of cricket. It reminds me of the mass hysteria that comes with cricket. In short, I love madness! Of any kind....