Espresso Brownies Recipe

Espresso Brownies, filled with the richness of cocoa, a shot of espresso and a hint of Kahlua liqueur, there's hardly anyone who could resist these super-delicious brownies! They are very easy to make, and you can experiment with several flavored coffee powders to make a version that works best for you. For regular cocoa brownies, omit Kahlua and add some chocolate chips instead if you want. These … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Crab Cakes Recipe (with Zucchini )

Vegetarian Crab Cakes served at most restaurants are made of "stuff" that looks like meat, but is not actually meat! Not able to make myself eat one of those, I decided to go for a less glamorous but equally tasty option - Vegetarian "Crab" Cakes made with Zucchini! It tastes a bit like zucchini fritters except that it's a healthier option. Feel free to experiment with other herbs that you like; … [Read more...]

Mint Mojito

There's nothing like an old-fashioned original Italian Mint Mojito to lift your spirits! A sort of a Cuban cousin to the traditional American mint julep, the Mojito has long been considered a classic cocktail - Pure, light, and flavored with fresh lime, Prosecco, white rum and mint, this is one of the most favored Mojito recipes throughout out the world. A touch of brown sugar adds to the zing! It … [Read more...]

Vegetable Fried Rice – Chinese Style

Vegetable Fried Rice, cooked in indian-chinese-style, with shallots, beans, carrots, onions and the goodness of asian spices and soy sauce, are truly a treat to eat! The long-grain Basmati rice is best suited to make this recipe,but jasmine rice can be substituted if you don't have the other one. It can be prepared in a jiffy, and is a great way to get some carbs, proteins, vitamins and fiber into … [Read more...]

MoMa – Ideas for Contemporary Entertaining

If you are a hostess who loves chic, cool and contemporary stuff, look out for some fabulous ideas over at the MoMa store! With beautiful new designs for Fall and Autumn, and an enchanting collection of kitchen accessories, you are sure to find something that catches your eye, is stylish and affordable, and leaves your guests wide-eyed too! Moma has some real interesting stuff, most of it … [Read more...]

Grilled Peaches with Chipotle Raspberry Sauce

Grilled Peaches with Cheese & Raspberry Sauce - Nothing can come close to fresh summer fruits, and while you are out there, barbecuing in your backyard, fruits are the best options to grill some scintillating dessert. Bananas & Peaches have always been favored fruits, and here's a nifty take on Grilled Peaches, topped with Goat Cheese and some lovely Chipotle Raspberry sauce, they are sure to … [Read more...]

Maharashtrian Modak Recipe (Ganesh Chaturthi Special)

Modak is a famous Indian sweet prepared in Maharashtrian houses, especially for Ganesh Chaturthi. Flour dumplings, filled with jaggery and coconut mixture, it is a traditional favorite for Lord Ganesha, and for all Indians! Here is a simple recipe to make your own Modaks during the festival time! Traditionally, Modaks are fried in oil, however, you can even steam the dumpling rather than frying … [Read more...]

Methi Pakodas(Gota) Friiters

Methi Pakodas, also known as "Methi na Gota" in Gujarat, are a famous snack prepared using gram flour, Indian seasoning, sour curd and fresh methi(fenugreek) leaves! It tastes great with a cup on Indian Chai or some spicy cilantro chutney. These fritters are very easy to make, and can be improvised in several ways. Its a great way to use some fresh seasonal Methi; after all, who can deny a serving … [Read more...]

Baked Peach French Toast

A fruity French Toast is a delicious way to start your morning, especially with the summer fruits available in all their glory. I love this colorful Peach French Toast - made with thick French bread, layered with peaches, some streusel, protein-filled eggs, a hint of coconut essence and the goodness of milk, then baked just like a pancake, who could deny a slice of Peach French Toast that looks, … [Read more...]

Tomato Chutney – South Indian Style

Tomato Chutney, made with onions, tomatoes, and the essential flavor of garlic, coconut and tamarind, is a favorite south-indian recipe. This chutney is a classic accompaniment to Idlis and Dosas, even Medu Vadas! It can be preserved for a few days too; there's a reason why you'll find a jar of tomato chutney in every home in southern India - extremely versatile and tasty, this can be used as a … [Read more...]