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Russian Potato Salad

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Condiments, International, Salad, Side Dish | 0 comments

I have always loved potatoes in different form. Growing up, my mom would add potatoes to green vegetable dish because we wouldn’t eat the vegetable otherwise. With potatoes, we were willing to give that a try and eventually we started liking some of those vegetables san potatoes. Good trick ha! I do this with my family too. After being in US for as long as I have, I get the impression that potato salad is must have for BBQ events and picnic during summer. Most potato salad I have tasted have mayo, pickles and some common condiments across the board. In most salad, potatoes are left in chunkier cut with the exception...

Lemon Thyme Cilantro Chicken

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Sounds like my opening line these days are, “It’s been a while..” We are couple of weeks into the summer and it has flown by. And I have loved every second of it. Wet summer I would say but who is complaining? I really haven’t paid much attention to food blogging lately and then yesterday I sat down and clicked through some of my favorite food blogs …and realized, I really like this ‘food’ thing, you know? I mean, I still do. I like talking about it and writing about it 🙂 This particular dish I made couple of weeks back. Last minute decision. Original recipe requires to marinade the...

Progressive Dinner and Chicken – Spinach Lasagna

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Celebration, International | 0 comments

A month or so ago, our American Heritage Girls troop hosted progressive dinner. Theme for the dinner was ‘Tour the World’. Can you hear me squeal? My most favorite theme for anything pretty much 🙂 This theme fitted very well in our ‘World Heritage’ AHG Badge. I feel like I am learning a lot through AHG with my daughter. For example, take this dinner. Until that time, I had never been a part of or hosted a ‘progressive’ dinner. When I first heard of it, house hopping every 30 – 40 minutes sounded too much of hassle but those who had participated in this earlier, went ga-ga about what a...

Camp cooking – foil packs

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Storytelling | 0 comments

Couple of weeks back we went on family camping with our American Heritage Girls troop. Though I have done cabin camping before, purist opines that unless you sweat out the ‘tent camping’. It is not legit…so well this one was certainly all kind of legit…And did I love it or what? How often your daughter comes running to you to say, mom, you gotta see the sunset?My daughter loved feeding the horses and chickens,splashed at the river,made mud balls,tasted Kumquats (nature’s sour patches btw).But the coolest of all was to see the lamb only couple of minutes old. I had bit of an apprehension about some things but I was...

Festival of India – Sankranti

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Celebration | 1 comment

Almost a week ago, on Jan 14th, India celebrated one of the biggest Hindu festival. India is saturated with colorful festivals. However, after Diwali in late October, early November, it slows down a bit and picks back up in full swing when Jan 14th arrives. Perhaps that the reason anticipation runs high for the arrival. So what is  the name of the festival ? Well it depends on which part of India you are celebrating it.Isn’t that neat? I call it ‘Makar Sankranti’ because that’s what we call in the part of India I grew up. However, if you go to Eastern state of Assam, you will be greeted...

Yogurt Caramel Dip

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Condiments | 0 comments

We kicked off the New Year with friends and fellowship. Well sort of…not exactly New Year day. Our Bible Study small group decided to have Christmas party, post-Christmas in New Year. Great idea, wise one I should say. So many benefits 1.) Far more relaxed. You are not trying to add one more thing in over scheduled month of December. 2.) You actually get to enjoy the food little more after  saturated month of holiday food and sweets.  3.) Best, you get to start the New Year with friends. I loved the evening spent with friends. We all did. Our dinner was set to potluck style of sandwiches. We...

Happy New Year

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Celebration | 0 comments

Happy New Year friends! It has been a while since I have penned in this space. Still love food, still love experimenting with food, still love cooking but I don’t get around staging pretty food pictures and writing about it.Winter? Life? Priorities? As you can see below all the picture are taken from the phone and shared in real time with my family.Yes extra flashy shine on plate,some little blurry,served on dinner table.And I am ok with that. It is less about impressing with photography skills and more about sharing what I want to with you. So let’s talk about the new year. My family in India and I are always whatsapping.A...


Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Breakfast, International | 0 comments

What do you do with farm fresh eggs? My friend Suzy shared with us some farm fresh beauties.Anything farm fresh makes me very happy.I would go extra mile for it and create my menu around it.I wanted to  try so many things with the dozen. I settled on Shakshuka. It has  a winning taste combination of onion and red bell in my book. Shakshuka is very popular middle eastern breakfast.Different region have slight variation to it.Core idea remains the same.Egg is cooked on top of the onion,bell pepper,tomatoes medley. I told my kids that this dish is  middle eastern.Abby asked, are they still battling in middle east? She remembered it from our last...

Lentil Salad

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Legume, Salad | 0 comments

Sitting around the dinner table and sharing a grub with good friends is one of my favorite way to spend the nice afternoon or any time of the day. It ended up being much grander then what I had anticipated. I heard the encouraging story of obedience .   I was also privileged to hear absolutely phenomenal, knock your socks off, crying tears, 180 degree turn kind of story of transformation and redemption around the table during that hour. I cannot share the story here but I am touched beyond words by what one my friend has gone through and what the LOVE OF CHRIST has done in her life....

Pepper Onion spread

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Snacks | 0 comments

What do you do with bunch of red bell peppers ? I love red bell peppers and I had bunch of them.It is a good problem to have but we were about to leave on long vacation and i was afraid it will wilt and go bad.So I roasted  the peppers and  froze them.You can freeze them without roasting but my oven was on, so I took advantage of it.One less thing to do later. When we got back, I remembered those peppers.I turned them into a simple spread. It is good as spread for crostini/bruschetta. We love this with grilled chicken. And when nothing fancy is available to spread on,simple cracker works too 🙂 It keeps...