October 19, 2013

Strawberry Soft Serve — three ingredient, less than 5-minute ice cream!

This is one of those long, long pending posts. It has been in my drafts since the beginning of summer. And finally sees light in fall.

Feel like some ice cream to embrace fall?

I scream. Ice scream. Nah, nah, it's, i c e  c r e a m …lol

June 24, 2013

Tadka Dal — Spiced Indian Lentils

If I had to list my all-time favorite dal recipe it would be this.  

Simple, satiating, and soul-comforting, dal tadka.

The taste I grew up with.

May 9, 2013

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie—a power-packed hearty drink


We had a couple of exquisitely wet days since the earthquake tremor in mid-April. Beautifully wet days filled with blustery breezes and billowy clouds and early-summer drizzle. The kind that caught everyone off guard. 

It was followed by thunder, lighting, hailstorm and—scandalously pouring rain. Yes, it was pouring in summer!

March 15, 2013

Strawberry Mache Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette and Almond Brittle



Ever tried strawberry with greens? Simply ahh-mazing!

Juicy strawberries, tender greens, kiwifruit, and goji berries with poppy seed vinaigrette. It’s dessert on your plate. Yea, right.

And the proverbial icing on the cake? Almond brittle!

February 21, 2013

Tomato Chutney – one more way to enjoy antioxidant rich tomatoes


I am quite amazed at how time flies.

This tomato chutney was photographed on January end. And we are into the end of February already.

Yes, I’ve been happily busy with recipes and photographs and, more recipes and photographs as seen here.

February 14, 2013

Strawberry Jam with Redcurrant


Everything seems to be going on a little slower pace. And yes, I’ve been infinitely slow with updates. Except here.

The exciting news is, I’ve finally—yes finally—upgraded from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR—oh joy! Yes, after twenty-five amazing months of indulging in food photography and styling with a P&S, I’m now the proud owner of a SLR. 

About time, huh?