Avocado Cardamom Milkshake

There's no doubt in my mind that people all over the world love Avocados, and yet this deliciously healthy fruit is under-utilized, mostly because they think it has no taste. In fact, its lack of taste becomes its greatest strength, because now you can add Avocados to almost any recipe that calls for a creamy ingredient, and its subtle green color will not overpower any other ingredient, at the … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies

How would you describe your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies? Soft, Chewy, a bit crunchy, such that it melts in your mouth? If this sounds like your thoughts, then you'll be pleased to know that its very easy to create these in your own kitchen, that too, without much fuss! If you've ever baked before, you'll be familiar with Dorie Greenspan's name - yes, the famous baker who's created so many … [Read more...]

Florida Key West & The Famous Grouper Fritters

A favorite destination for Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, and many more, Key West is known for its palm lined streets and fish that is fresh enough to draw any committed culinary traveler. With a distinct mixture of cultures, the island is not only home to a strong seafood scene, but a tantalizing fusion of cuisines. At night, the street a lit up with vibrant sidewalk cafes that lure in … [Read more...]

Dessert Crepes with Homemade Dulce de Leche

Spring break shoots up in one week, and what that means is that kids will demand more attention in every aspect of life, starting from a custom breakfast served every morning! Whether I can keep up with the demands or not is another thing, but I'm definitely going to try to make it special for them, as much as I can! And one morning treat I was thinking of are the Argentinian … [Read more...]

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans & Cheese

Baked sweet potatoes, with chopped pecans, crumbled cheese and spiced herbs   Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite veggies. I love their sweet flavor, and how versatile they are in terms of pairing them with other ingredients to make sweet or savory recipes. However, they are great to enjoy all by themselves too. When I was growing up, my mum used to fry small chunks of sweet potatoes, then … [Read more...]

Linguine With Kale Basil & Walnut Pesto

Fall is officially upon us in California, and its time to warm things up with some fresh recipes that use fresh home-grown veggies, perfect for Fall and Winter! My garden bounty has some delicious picks this year like Roma tomatoes, Green peppers, Burpless cucumbers, Basil, and recently - the colorful Kale. I have to admit I have been skeptical about using kale in my recipes. But after a … [Read more...]

Fried Banana with Yummy Yogurt Granola

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias As back-to-school date looms ahead, I've started racking my brains about what I'm going to cook for lunch and snacks for my little ones. And since Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I know I'll have to serve some healthy yet filling and … [Read more...]

Healthier Carrot & Zucchini Quick Bread

Looking for a healthier version of a holiday quick bread, then you've got to bookmark this recipe! Thanks to Pompeian, I was able to create this wonderful cake recipe for the holiday season, along with a fancy personalized bottle to engrave my recipe on it forever. Check out the cool label I printed below; It has our family name, and the recipe with a family photo - pretty cool, isn't … [Read more...]

Veggie Burger with Castello Blue Cheese

4th of July means a lot of things to a lot of people, but some traditions stay unchanged - like wearing Red, White & Blue, relishing the fireworks at night, and hosting or enjoying a BBQ with friends and family! Who are we to break these traditions, so just like most of you, we enjoyed America's birthday as well, outside on our patio with a bunch of friends, and some heart-warming … [Read more...]

Cheesy Gooey Tandoori Macaroni

Pasta Salad is a great side dish that goes well with almost any kind of meal, and I love the fact that you can make it hot or cold, to suit the rest of your menu. Last week when I went to Walmart, I picked up a couple packs of Hamburger Helper® - one of them I used to make my Penne Pasta last night, and today it was time to put the Cheesy Macaroni to good use. I am planning to host a bbq for … [Read more...]