Pineapple Kesari

Pineapple Kesari

I realized that I hadn’t posted any sweet/dessert yet on my blog, and I was making something special for one of my friends. I looked in my fridge and I had a lot of fruits in there. The last few words should make my Mom happy. 🙂  So, I decided to make a fruit based … [Read more…]

Poondu Kuzhambu

poondu kuzhambu

Poondu Kuzhambu is a yummy preparation of garlic simmered in a spicy tamarind sauce. It is best served over hot rice. The benefits of garlic have just now reached the New World, so much so that garlic is now available as pills, in the Vitamins section of every pharmacy in America. Why eat a pill, … [Read more…]

Vendaikkai poriyal(Okra stir fry)

Vendaikkai fry

As a side for my spring mix, mixed dal kootu, I made vendaikkai fry. My husband loves this, especially when paired with dal and also curd rice. It is very easy to make once you get through the slimy part of cutting the okra into thin discs. Ingredients: 1/2 lb okra 2 tsp canola oil … [Read more…]

Spring mix salad greens kootu

Spring mix kootu

Once in a while, and quite frequently lately, I get over-enthusiastic about being healthy. I work out, go for a walk, cook healthy, watch my portion sizes and at the end of the day weigh myself. 🙂 If I go shopping on one of those days, boy do I go crazy. I read the nutrition … [Read more…]

Eggs in a Hashbrown basket

eggs in a basket

As soon as I saw the recipe for ‘Eggs in a basket’ by Sunny Anderson, I knew this was going to be my weekend brunch. I planned on making pancakes to go along with it, but I made waffles instead, since hubby dear prefers that. I simplified Sunny’s recipe a lot since I was making … [Read more…]

Oven Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

oven roasted chicken and potatoes

My latest craze is ‘oven roasting’. It started with broccoli, and then cauliflower and now it is potatoes. I had some baby red potatoes on hand, and they were the victims. I threw in some chicken to make it a wholesome meal. I never realized that using the oven to roast vegetables would make them … [Read more…]