Category Archives: GuestRecipe

Mango Mousse

We had a stash of wonderful alphonso mangoes, which I utilized quite aptly, if I may say so- in the form of a mango mousse. Alphonso mangoes come from the western India belt, and are known for their pulpy nature and a dark yellow colour. I have come to learn over many years, that the […]

French Macarons wth Nutella Filling

If you love macarons and can’t live without nutella, then this combination is perfect “comfort food” for you with its chewy macaron shells and gooey nutella filling. From the original site: Bake with 4 ingredients…hmmm for me it translated into nothing else but Macarons. For those who follow my posts, pretty much know about the […]

Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

I decided to settle in for a classic- The Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake. According to Ak, Nothing beats a Brown, unadulterated chocolate cake. The chocolate chapter in Nigella’s book also begins with this cake- she thinks this cake is the essence of all that is desirable in chocolate. Special Instructions: I would use a little […]

Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro is a traditional Florentine tomato and bread dish, half-way between a soup and a porridge. Its robust flavor is perfect to pair with a glass of red wine. Also, this dish is easy and quick to prepare, and is an excellent way to use up leftover stale bread. If you don’t have […]

Yummy Shrimp Omelette

I’m an egg fanatic & enjoy eggs of different sorts. Are you an egg lover like me? Ingredients: 4 Eggs 150g shrimps (peeled) 1 slice of Red Pepper/Capsicum (shredded) ½ Carrot (shredded) 1 stalk of Spring Onion (chopped) ½ Salt Dash of pepper ½ minced Garlic 2 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil Instructions: Whisk eggs lightly […]

Paneer Mutter Masala

Paneer Mutter Masala is something which you can find almost in all the Indian restaurants. Paneer is an Indian cheese which is very similar to ricotta cheese. This creamy and soft cheese when cooked along with peas in a spicy and rich gravy,it’s heavenly. You can serve this gravy with naan, roti’s and pulavs. Special […]

Ray Wing on Spinach Leaves

My wife and I were lucky enough to find Ray wing going cheap in our local supermarket, so decided to try and come up with a good recipe to cook them in. Special Instructions: Serves 2 Ingredients: 100g Butter Sliced Parsley 1 Lemon Spinach leaves Handful of Flour Instructions: Divide butter in half, putting 50g […]

Oranger Pistachio Biscotti

This is a really easy recipe that gives you a great tasting exotic biscotti. Don’t let anyone in on our secret though. Shhh. From the original site: I also discovered a very sweet looking bottle of Oranger from Tunisia. Of course I brought it back.

Chicken Satay

Malaysian Chicken Satay – charcoal grilled succulent skewered chicken with satay sauce. Chicken Satay is full of flavour even without the sauce. A must try Malaysian street food. From the original site: If you have never had satay, you don’t know what you are missing! Satay is one of the must try Malaysian street food […]

Spinach and Quinoa Salad

The vinaigrette for one of my favorite salads has only 3 ingredients; oil, lemon juice and soy sauce. The salad part also has 3 ingredients; baby spinach, quinoa and sesame seeds. It’s so easy, but trust me, it’s all good. I usualy make this for lunch, but it could also go very well with any […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Tarts

Wonderful tarts- Perfect for Party Dessert. Tarts are perfect for dessert, as everyone can pick up their own mini-helping and they look pretty and delightful. Also, i personally feel- as someone baking tarts, I would love to serve an assortment with varied fillings. For some reason- they seem healthier too, maybe because of their fruity […]

Prawn Biryani

Authentic South Indian version of prawn biryani, this one pot meal would fit perfectly for your dinner partly. Special Instructions: Serves 4, Time required: 45 minutes Ingredients: Rice- 2 cups Prawns- 1/2 kg Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp. Onion- 1 big sized ( finely sliced ) Tomato- 2 medium sized ( finely chopped ) Green […]

Puff Pastry Recipe

Puff Pastry Snack! From the original site: I know that the traditional way of using puff pastry is to make it from scratch, and I used to quite enjoy the process, but in due course of time, I discovered this easily available option, at a very reasonable price. I therefore, choose to save my energy […]

Soup with meatballs, mushrooms,spaghetti and cheese

This is a great warm winter soup. It takes only 30 minutes to cook, but it vanishes even faster than it took you to cook it. Ingredients: 1 pound(s) minced pork, people 1/2 piece(s) white onion 3 piece(s) medium potatoes 8 piece(s) button mushrooms 2 piece(s) sprouts green onion 1/2 cup(s) chopped dill 1 teaspoon(s) […]

Turkey soup with tomatoes and herbs.

Great soup, if you have turkey leftovers from holidays or if you just wish to have a rich, hearty soup for lunch. Any part of turkey will be good (I cooked mine from turkey neck and some leftovers). It takes 30-40 minutes to cook and the taste is amazing. The key to great taste are […]

12 Cookies of Christmas: Sugar cookies

The 11 days before Christmas are dedicated to cookies. At the end of the day you have to choose the best cookie recipe to treat Santa! So this is my first and favorite cookie recipe! Sugar cookie recipe: This sugar cookie recipe is very simple and yet delicious. It is cooked by my mom for […]

Green beans with sesame seeds: great vegan dish!

I love this recipe in winter and summer; you can cook those with fresh or frozen beans. Easy, fast and delicious! Good for the holiday table and for an everyday meal. Ingredients: 1 lb. of green beans 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 pinches of salt 1 pinch of black pepper 1 tablespoon of sesame […]

Pumpkin Peda/Truffles

It’s Diwali today and I am feeling a little homesick. Not that we had lavish celebrations for Diwali but it was still a great time to decorate with lit oil lamps, light fireworks with friends, get gifts and eat tons of deliciously rich food. Now that I live in the U.S., I do not get […]

Kakiage Don

Deep fried golden vegetables with shrimp, crunchy veggie tempura with carrot, sweet potato, and gobo with homemade sauce over rice. From the original site: Kankana is currently on vacation spending time with her family in India so I accepted the honor of guest blogging on her site. Thank you Kankana for inviting me! I prepared […]

Healthy Fall Dessert: Baked apples with walnuts, honey and cinnamon.

This recipe is as easy as it can only get. I think the hardest part is to take the apples’ seeds out, so that the apples would be intact. I am cooking these apples since the time I remember myself cooking. My Daddy cooks these apples in red wine, but, let’s not get too crazy […]

Button Mushrooms stuffed with minced meat with lemon basil and grapes.

This recipe is really amazing and fast to cook, considering the fact that button mushrooms contain 17 different vitamins, the benefits from this dish increase dramatically. This dish has a long history in my house, it was cooked without cheese and grapes, but I decided to add the sweet twist to it. THe bitterness of […]

Vegan Filipino Eggplant Omelette

Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette is made by frying eggplants dipped in egg batter. Many Filipinos love it because it’s tasty and convenient to cook, especially if they’re on a budget. Originally, Tortang Talong consists of eggplants and eggs. To veganize it, I replaced the eggs with a mixture that has squash, specifically, kabocha squash. […]

Moist & Tender Rice Pancake

About a month ago, I was on a month of detox diet to reduce Candida (a type of yeast) symptoms. The first 3 days following this diet almost drives me nuts because it’s crucial to eliminate sugar and refined foods to reduce Candida growth. Sugar (even honey and fruits) and gluten filled grains is a haven for the […]