Brownie D’Oreo , Oreo Brownie Cake


Getting all francophile/ francophone out here… One has to …what with Monsieur Macaron being elected Le President… Trying to rescue my Rusty french here…  Well ,the accent never failed me, the words have now… So I’m using my time we’ll. Meanwhile , while the eyes are trying to focus on the words , chocolate cravings Read More

Jamun Lemonade -Summer Drinks


It’s summer time here in the subcontinent. Crazy warm. And the heat just seeps the energy away.  And every sugar and preservatives laden drink you sip , you add to your woes. High sugar drinks cause acidity and dehydration.  Yup, that’s true. Check with your doctor or dietitian to confirm the details. I read this Read More

Turmeric Granola Baked with Maple Syrup and Orange Juice


Granola . Homemade and superlatively easy.  And it’s baked. We had so much fun shooting with Jai Kumar Puri from camera cuisine that we had to do this all over again. The hands in the frame are mine, and they look pretty darn good,thanks to his photography skills. All that healthy fat in those nuts Read More

Quinoa Pasta Curry Salad


High protein.  That’s a statement full of promise. Hello dear readers. If you’ve been keeping track,I’ve just undergone a major surgery and am recuperating,well…. gradually.  The body takes its own sweet time to heal and what’s important is that one enjoys the rest and recovery period. And to also look after one’s diet.  The best Read More

Buddha Bowl with Mango Salsa #trendsetters


Buddha bowls are all over Instagram these days. #Trendsetters. A Buddha bowl is just a meal sized filling ,fresh and nutritious bowl of food  that you must accept with gratitude.  In fact all food must be accepted with gratitude. Basically a bowl with lightly flavored grains, beans and vegetables. So this is a simple bowl Read More

Garnet Glow Gourmet Teas -Product Review


Tea and coffee are like the hands of a clock. Markers of daily milestones. There are certain times marked in our household as clear tea and coffee times. So once the morning caffeine has hit the system and running through the veins…And the morning has begun. And then it’s time for the first dose of Read More

Mango Quinoa Flakes Pudding -Dessert for Breakfast


Its mango season here in India. Blistering heat and energy sapping weather already is dangerously playing on my appetite.  Ancient grains have been on my to do list and I’ve just begun experimenting with quinoa . The whites the reds and the blacks.  Tiny little bags of magic,these grains are. You’ll be amazed at the Read More

Pull apart bread Pizza and Garlic breads-King Arthur Flour


Requirements are sometimes oxymoronic. Two contrasts ,head to head. Almost like night and day in the same instant. This is not so extreme… Just a little surprising. Bread is all about the protein gluten. So gluten strands are formed when you hydrate flour or add water and knead it really well. So the better you Read More

Cold Coffee Ice and Caramel Sauce


When it’s hot outside and it’s hot inside. And you need your frazzled nerves to be soothed. You need that caffeine ,but don’t have it in you to even sip anything hot. Neither can you afford to downthe one million empty calories in that frappe from the coffee store down the road. You cold brew Read More

Cinnamon Coffee Glazed Bundlets / Cupcakes Eggless


Some cakes are too cute to be called cupcakes or muffins.  These are Bundt minis. Or Bundlets. These classic molds have a ring shaped and are patented by Nordic Ware. I have two Bundt pans . We didn’t frost these little babies too much. Just a drizzle of glaze and a whole lot of icing Read More