Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Quicker version of traditional eggplant parmesan, these Eggplant Parmesan Stacks make a great meal by itself or with a salad on the side!

Yay it’s Friday which in my head = quick & delicious dinner. I actually try to or should I say want to change things up quite a bit for our weekday dinners too but I hardly get the time, maybe if there were 48 hours in a day, I would...

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Onion Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

The balsamic glaze adds a lot flavor to this Onion Tomato Bruschetta. This is an easy to make appetizer when you are running short of time!

I always struggle to create quick and easy appetizers. Actually I don’t struggle but whenever I think of snack and appetizers, I think of Indian appetizers which I grew up eating and I have to say most of them are deep fried! We make all sorts of things like aloo tikki, samosa etc. and deep fry everything. So yes...

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Matar Nimona

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Food has this magical ability to bring back wonderful memories. Matar Nimona reminds me of winters and fresh sweet green peas [green peas=matar in Hindi]. When we were kids, me and my sister would go to grandma’s village every year. Whenever we went there during winters, we would eat lot of matar ka nimona. It is a dish made out of green peas and it’s made in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India during winter months. The reason why it’s made only during...

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Herb Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Flavorful, aromatic Herb Garlic Roasted Potatoes make a wonderful vegetarian side dish. With just a handful of ingredients, these potatoes are done in 30 minutes!

Let’s talk potatoes! No, let’s talk about small potatoes. Seriously, what is it about them, why do they taste so good? I think it has to do with the fact that every mini food tastes better, it just does! Potato is comfort food for everyone. It doesn’t matter which country you are from, chances are...

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Spinach Raita

I have told you guys this before, we always had raita as a side dish in our home for lunch and it’s still the same. Lunch at my place in India will always be roti, sabzi (any vegetable cooked with spices), rice, dal (lentil) and raita. Yes quite a meal and I ate it every damn day growing up. I think that spoiled me, having a luxurious lunch made from scratch everyday and where you had to do nothing but simply eat! I never cared for that lunch then because obviously I got to eat it every day and I had no idea how much effort it takes to serve your family fresh meal , 3 times a day every single day. Now that I understand it, I...

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Easy Zucchini Bread

I was a very non-fussy eater as a kid, I would happily eat all the veggies my mom would give me including the greens which most kids hated. In fact greens were my absolute favorite as a kid and they still are. But my brothers were just the opposite of me, they were so picky about the veggies that they would eat. Mostly it was potato and paneer and they hated their greens. I could never get it because it was hard for me to understand that how could anyone not love such delicious vegetables. My mom tried everything she could to make them eat...

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Aloo Kulcha

Indian cuisine has a huge range of breads but the only one people outside India are aware of is naan. And naan is the least likely bread to be made in an average Indian household, oh what an irony! The more popular everyday breads are roti and paratha, which are made with whole wheat. That is what we usually eat with our sabzi (spiced veggies) and dal (lentils).

Another well known Indian bread but not so common in the western world is kulcha. It is a leavened bread made...

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Coffee Caramel Milkshake

The weekend was so crazy. I never ever thought that I would be painting walls one day! Seriously in India, we always had painters to paint the wall, well everything is easy in a developing country when the cost of labor is low but not so in America. I have realized that all the small small things that we never even bothered doing ourselves in India (because there was ALWAYS someone to do it) has to done all by us here and that includes painting the wall.

So we have been meaning to paint the...

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Corn Spinach Stuffed Mini Peppers

I think by now you must have guessed that I am obsessed with this combination of spinach and sweet corn. In case you haven’t noticed I have already shared few recipes using these two. I can’t help it, whenever I add spinach to something my hands automatically reach out to the bag of sweet corn. In fact when I made spinach lasagna, I ran out of corn else I would have added it to that recipe too. Spinach has a slightly bland taste and the sweetness of corn really balances it out. Together, they are perfect in these mini stuffed...

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Vegetarian Puff Pastry Tart

Easy recipes, we all seem to love them. And why not? It all makes perfect sense. If you can create something delicious with readily available ingredients and without any complicated steps then that recipe is always a winner in my book. A lot of my favorite easy recipes come from puff pastry. Isn’t it a magical thing?! I sure thing it is!...

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Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk

The weather has become so unpredictable. Few days back it had become grey and cold and I actually thought it is time to buy some pumpkin cans. No kidding, seriously the weather just gave me that kind of a vibe. And then this week things changed again, totally! The sun is shining bright and it’s hot and I say thank god for that. Because no matter how hot it is, I don’t want to let go off summer, not yet anyway.

I crave for refreshing drinks when it’s hot. Water is of course my...

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Double Berry Cheesecake Bars

Happy National Cheesecake Day! Yes I never forget food days and this day is my absolute favorite because I just LOVE LOVE cheesecakes! I think this day should come more often, isn’t it? Do you guys know that all cheesecake slices at Cheesecake Factory are at half price today? No they didn’t pay me to tell you this, but good news needs to be shared! 😀 Imagine getting 2 slices for the price of 1, I definitely know where I’m heading tonight for dessert. But if you don’t want to go out and still want to celebrate National Cheesecake Day, make...

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