Appetizer Crisps with Cran-Apple Chutney & Aged Havarti

It's that time of the year when almost everyone is busy planning parties and gatherings, and food definitely takes a center-stage on all these occasions. From appetizers to dessert, everything deserves some elaborate planning. But I often think, entertaining shouldn't be such a hassle always, right? I mean, I love preparing elaborate meals for my family and friends, but sometimes I just want to … [Read more...]

4 Fabulously Healthy Crisp Bread Appetizers

This post was sponsored by Wasa. However, the text, images and opinions are my own I have often wondered what keeps the Europeans much more lean and fit naturally compared to the rest of the world - is it their ingrained metabolism, do they all incorporate exercise into their daily routine, is it their food? maybe all of the above, but after talking to several of my friends whose physique and … [Read more...]

Spinach & Lentil Soup

Spinach and Split Peas (Moong Dal) soup flavored with garam masala and mint Spinach is not called a superfood without a reason! Loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, it is a very nutritious ingredient that does not have a very distinct taste, and hence can easily be added to several of your favorite recipes without altering their taste too much, like these Super Moist Spinach Banana Muffins. … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Cracker Bites

You can imagine how hectic our lives are with a 4 year old and a 3 month old consuming all of our time! I have no idea when the evening blends into the night and before I can realize that I have slept for a couple hours, its morning again! So this weekend, when the elder one was out for a long play-date, and the little one blessed us by napping for a full 3 hours, me and my husband decided to … [Read more...]

Khandvi – Gujarati Snack Recipe

Khandvi - Rolls Made With Chickpea Flour And Tempered with Spices Khandvi is an extremely popular Gujarati Snack made with Besan flour, and though it looks like a lot of work, it is actually very simple to make, and totally worth the effort! Besan is mixed with very sour buttermilk to create a lump-free blend, which is then heated, either on stove-top, or more conveniently in a Microwave, keeping … [Read more...]

Bruschetta With Roasted Tomatoes & Lima Beans

Bruschetta with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes Lima Beans and Goat CheeseBruschetta is a favorite Italian appetizer made with tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese. But today, the chefs from Indian Harvest give it a healthy and flavorful twist by pairing slow-roasted Tomatoes with garlic, basil, Lima beans and Feta cheese to make these scintillating version of Bruschetta, which will surely impress your … [Read more...]

Cheese Pumpkin Appetizers

 Cheese Pumpkin Appetizers This year, we are inviting a few friends over for Trick-or-Treat, and I was getting anxious about finalizing some simple Halloween Recipes that are easy to make yet dazzling enough to impress our guests. I already knew what I would serve for dessert, but it was the appetizer that needed some thought. I do not like to serve, nor eat seriously spooky or gory-looking stuff … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Poppers (Indian Style)

Indian-Style Jalapeno PoppersIts raining like cats and dogs since past 4 days, and when you see the dark gloomy clouds looming over your kitchen, you suddenly lose the enthusiasm to cook any elaborate meals. Funny how weather affects your cooking plans, or maybe I just blamed the weather for an excuse to give myself a break from any heavy cooking!However, whenever it rains in India, people rush … [Read more...]

Corn Chowder – With a Twist!

Corn Chowder with a Coconut TwistWho doesn't love soups? They are a quick and satisfying way of filling up your appetite, by combining a mix of several fresh flavors in a budget and figure-friendly bowl. My first meeting with Corn Chowder happened at Panera Bread, when I ordered a bowl to compliment my Mediterranean veggie sandwich. And I have to say I was impressed in one spoon. The rich creamy … [Read more...]

Asparagus & Roasted Red Pepper Tart

Asparagus & Roasted Pepper TartSome recipes can be as intricate as you like, but sometimes, the best edible creations are born out of a couple ingredients and unique ideas - like this Asparagus & Roasted Red Pepper Tart. Asparagus, Onions, Leeks and Garlic are all members of the same "Lily" plant family, so it is no surprise that they compliment each other perfectly. Add a bit of roasted red … [Read more...]