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...]

5-Minute Mango Pudding


In India, Summer is synchronous with Mangoes - yes, you will find markets and homes flooded with this sweet juicy colorful fruit, which is known as King of Fruits for a valid reason! There are several varieties of Mangoes available in India, but Kesar and Alphonso are among the most famous ones. The former has a more elongated shape with a pointed tip, and is more sweeter than Alphonso, which is … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Mix-In-a-Jar

Hot Cocoa

I spent the last two hours browsing the internet for Christmas gifts, and boy, it is hard work! Luckily, I have to do this only for the kids on the list. For all the adults, I can just use my culinary skills to create edible foodie gifts that they can enjoy during the holiday season. I was very keen on doing a gift-in-a-jar kind of thing this season. So instead of packing cookies or candies in a … [Read more...]

Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate


Though I'm a foodie and I love trying out new recipes, I'm very picky when it comes to choosing a cookbook for my experiments. in fact, I don't even go and buy every new recipe book that I see on the market, I barely have like 12 cookbooks, and though these days blogs (like mine and my fellow bloggers:)) are what drive a lot of recipe creation in the culinary world, I do love my cookbooks and I … [Read more...]

CashewMilk & Oreo Cookie Milkshake


For those of you who've been regular readers of my blog, you know that I am a fan of SILK, and though it took me years to try their Soy Milk, I was instantly interested in their Almond Milk and Coconut Milk offerings. But now their latest addition, the rich and creamy SILK Cashew Milk has completely bowled me over! I always knew that dairy-free, gluten-free milk was a great option for people with … [Read more...]