Hot and Sour Soup ( Indo – Chinese )

  #006   Most restaurants serve Hot and Sour soup which is unpalatable. I’m not saying it because I’m a hot and sour soup lover and I could not find a single restaurant serving a good bowl of this soup in our own city. When you make huge batches of…

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Garlicky Minty Yogurt

  This seriously tasty side dish has all the flavors to make your simple meal more memorable. Use it as a dip, salad dressing or eat it just by itself. This was one of the popular sides which was enjoyed by most of the guests at a recent Diwali  get…

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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

  This recipe has been on my mind ever since I discovered the goodness of quinoa. It’s fairly easy to assemble and can even be baked beforehand. I have used green bell peppers but you can make these more colorful with orange/ red/ yellow ones. This is a good substitute…

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Custard Pot Pies With Vermicelli

          This recipe is a fusion of two popular Indian desserts – custard  ( vanilla pudding ), usually served chilled and sweetened vermicelli which is always relished hot . It may look like a long recipe but trust me it is ready in thirty  minutes. We…

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Zucchini Bread

Guest Recipe by Susan Webb   Since it is the beginning of Fall, I am sharing my mother’s famous Zucchini Bread recipe that is so good with a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace. It can be a good after school / work snack too.       You…

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Fruit Cake

    Back in India, I remember having fruit cakes on special occasions. Usually store bought and gone in minutes after opening the pack. I still have vivid memories of those special times when my family enjoyed this sweet treat. Baking was not that popular in India at that time…

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Gingerbread Cookies

December gives many good reasons to bake. One of the reasons could be to set the stage for the festive season. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that your pantry is stocked with home baked goodies during Holidays.           When I think of baking, I think of…

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Picnic Sandwiches

Picnics are fun for sure. But what makes them more fun is all the dining experience we have amidst nature and its beauty.  Many a times, we are tempted to pick up junk or unhealthy food for picnics. Maybe once in a while you can do that but what if…

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