Category Archives: Spotlight

Technique  Steaming Eggs
Technique: Steaming Eggs

This test of the best ways to cook ‘boiled’ eggs from Serious Eats was life changing! I now only steam my eggs, rather than boil them. It’s faster & easier. From the site: “Lower your eggs straight from the fridge into already-boiling water, or place them in a steamer insert in a covered pot steaming […]

Apple dates milkshake recipe
Apple dates milkshake recipe

Apple dates milkshake recipe – healthy and tasty drink to have with breakfast or at any time. Both apple and dates have separate health benefits.

Twin Granoro Cannelloni with Fauchon Goose Foie Gras
Twin Granoro Cannelloni with Fauchon Goose Foie Gras

Being a fan of this goose liver, I decided to stuff my Cannelloni with Foie Gras. I did a twin pasta – one served original with a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar and Grated Parmesan Cheese, and the other Baked with Mozzarella Cheese. The result was a satisfying one and I am glad my family had […]

Ragi Halwa Finger Millet Pudding Nachani Halwa
Ragi Halwa Finger Millet Pudding Nachani Halwa

Finger Millet pudding an easy, delicious and healthy dish. Finger Millet pudding is a good choice for breakfast and snacks. Finger Millet/Ragi is very useful for the bone growth and overall development.

Lillet Champagne Cocktail
Lillet Champagne Cocktail

A friend recommended this, and it sounds divine — saving it here for future reference! From the site: “If you’re looking for something different to sip this holiday but are worried about calories, try this Lillet Blanc Champagne cocktail. Lillet Blanc is a French aperitif wine that has flavors of citrus and honey, and when […]

Vengaya chutney
Vengaya chutney

Tangy Onion chutney with Tamarind to serve as side dish for idli/dosa

Ulundhu laddu recipe
Ulundhu laddu recipe

Ulundhu laddu recipe / urad dal laddu – Hope you friends had a blast in this Diwali celebration. I couldn’t share more recipes for this Diwali.

Tasty Papaya Pork Rib Soup
Tasty Papaya Pork Rib Soup

Papaya Pork Rib Soup is a very popular Chinese cuisine with very high nutritional values. Other than helping to lubricate our skin and aid in our digestive system, the traditional Chinese Papaya Soup is also very popular with pregnant women. The soup is believed to increase the production of milk in breastfeeding women when cooked […]

Awesome Star Wars Cake idea  A Sarlacc Pit
Awesome Star Wars Cake idea : A Sarlacc Pit

For the Star Wars fan in your life, a great cake! (would also be a cool halloween idea…) “Buttery caramel flavored moist bundt cake drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dusted with Biscoff Cookie Crumbles. Two Biscoff madeleines with salted caramel buttercream teeth make the monster of this Star Wars Sarlacc Bundt Cake.”

Appetizing Stir Fried Tom Yum Chicken
Appetizing Stir Fried Tom Yum Chicken

I love slurping a bowl of spicy and sour Tom Yum Kung as it kinda opens up my appetite for a good meal. For a quick fix at home, I would use the tom yum paste for cooking Tom Yum Fried Rice or Tom Yum Soup, but this time I decided to whip up a […]

Crispy  EASY  Oven roasted chicken thighs
Crispy EASY Oven roasted chicken thighs

Occasionally I run across a recipe that is so foolproof and versatile…that it’s ‘where have you been all my life?’ This is one of those recipes. I haven’t actually followed the exact recipe, but I’ve done variations on it several times — the key is the technique. I will note that if your thighs are […]

Hot Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
Hot Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

Well, this might make surviving Thanksgiving with the family a little more doable! “This thick, creamy drink really does taste like drinkable pumpkin pie with a kick. Rumchata gives it a creamy cinnamon flavor and the whipped cream vodka is the perfect touch. If you really want to go for overachiever status, serve with crispy […]

Mango Banana Smoothie
Mango Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are the best way to enjoy fruits. This smoothie is as delicious as breakfast but also serves well as an afternoon snack or even a frosty dessert.

carrot kheer
carrot kheer

Carrot(gajar) Ki Kheer is one of the most popular Indian dessert prepared from carrot and milk.