Monday, October 5, 2015

Black Bean, Quinoa, Kale and Sweet Potato Burgers... or lets just call it The Superfood Burger!!!

My carnivore family never ceases to surprise me. While they salivate at the mere mention of meat or fish, they are equally happy chomping down veggies. Surprisingly, when it comes to burgers, both the dad and  his son prefers veggie burgers as opposed to meaty ones, especially when homemade. It might also stem from the fact that I invariably overcook my meat patties, making them dry and flavorless. But the bottom line is all three of us love... love... love a good veggie burger.

And we also love the word 'LOVE'. We say it often.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DIY Craft - Painting Mason Jars with Mod Podge and Food Color - Step by Step Tutorial

A couple of months ago I posted a DIY craft where I painted random jars with school glue, Mod Podge and food color, mainly to organize Sid's school and craft supplies. I got some really positive response and it made me feel so good about myself because I an not at all crafty.

Some of you wanted to know exactly how I did it and I had also promised a 'step by step' tutorial at some point. However, I took me another few months before I could get my hands on another jar, that can be converted in to beautiful stained glass vase. And I remembered to take pics too.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dal Makhani - the diet version

Dal Makhani - the diet version. This was supposed to be my very first post on the blog!  And I have no idea why it took me almost 4 years to post it. I have made this countless time. Just for the three of us. And for our guests too. 

This was the very first low calorie 'restaurant style' dish that I learnt. I still don't believe that I actually paid for the recipe! I am talking about 2001-2002... much... much before blogosphere happened. Those were the times you had to a 'paid member' on cookery sites, to access their recipes. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus

A 23,520 pounds plate of hummus was made in Beirut in 2010 and it holds the Guinness world record for the biggest plate of hummus to ever exist.

I should have been there. Along with Sid. And I assure we would have completely taken on ourselves to polish that humongous plate off.

That's how much we L-O-V-E Hummus.
We LOVE it...
And we LOVE it....

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DIY Cleaners - All Purpose Cleaner

If you remember my "The summer that was!" post, you'll know that we moved into our new condo this summer.

The new house though cute came with a lot of work. The property was not in use for a long time. The landlord did replace the carpets and gave it a fresh coat of paint, but it still need some TLC... actually a lot of TLC. The appliances were filthy. The oven had a thick layer of grease. The counter was spotty and the cabinets dusty. And lets not even start on the bathrooms and the backyard weeds. It required a lot of work to make this house habitable. Since every cloud has a silver lining, some good came from this extensive house cleaning operation.