Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cookie Swap


These are the cookies/pastry I baked for a cookie swap today. Not sure what they were till yesterday, I had a vague idea of seeing them somewhere in a magazine. Thanks to internet age, I could find what they are and how to make them. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Party in the bag

         Freshly baked Chocolate muffins 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Almond Biscotti

On a cold day, these are a wonderful combination with a hot cup of tea. I always thought I am a savory person, but these biscotti are too addictive. It all started when I bought thin almond biscotti and I started eating couldn't stop myself. I looked for a recipe in couple of places and tried them. I really wanted thin ones but better luck next time. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#Kid's Lunch boxes

Couldn't help myself from taking pictures. I know I do them almost everyday (and I love making lunches) and felt why not share these when time permits. I am sure these pictures will give me an idea for some of those days when mind goes blank what to pack. These could get boring as my kids eat same old and I repeat a lot of them and it could come to a stage where, someone could guess what I have in stock in my pantry and refrigerator LOL...
Almond butter S/W, red peppers strips, grapes, Avocado slice and yogurt. Multigrain cake s/w with almond butter for snack

Chicken hot-dog pieces in thermos, milk, yogurt, avocado s/w, Apple slices and a banana. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ghee aroma filled the kitchen

Aroma of ghee filled the air. Nothing can beat a blob of ghee in rice with dal or a parata. Making it at home is simple, easy and tastes great. All it needs is to bring butter to boil and little patience to avoid it from burning. You will end up with this goodie to enjoy!

A batch of ghee made from grassfed organic butter

What a fresh way to start Supper

Red peppers, carrot sticks and homemade hummus with parsley.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First snow...

Oh no... We still have leaves to bag...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Roasted red pepper hummus

Cilantro and Red Pepper Hummus (I missed Cilantro in my preparation above, its a good twist to your taste :))


-Soaked (overnight) and pressure cooked Chickpeas - 2 cups  OR 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
-1/2 Cup Chickpea Water (leftover water from pressure cooker or from can)
-1 to 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-3 Garlic Cloves
-3 tbsp Tahini (sesame butter)
-Splash of Lemon Juice
-1/2 cup roasted red peppers
-2 tbsp Cilantro leaves (few for garnish)
-Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the Chickpea water slowly and as needed to make the hummus the proper consistency. Add roasted red peppers and blend until desired texture. Garnish with Cilantro and Cayenne pepper.

*Note: If using soaked chickpeas, add salt to taste.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Boondhi Ladoo

There is no special story behind these, these mouth watering ladoos are first my first attempt and half turned round balls and half remained as sweet boondi.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Trying to make it look attractive..

Muesli soaked in yogurt with fruit and chocolate syrup on top

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Baked falafel

Tried Falefel from here
Forgot to click the finished results. They are good and recipe is a keeper.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pepper plants

Frost is approaching and all the pepper plants are with flowers. I couldn't resist myself from getting a couple indoors in container.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Artisan bread

Tried artisan bread for the first time and quite impressed with the result. Crusty from outside but soft inside. 
                Artisan bread ready 
    Dough resting before going into oven
                Straight out of oven 
   Perfect piece to dip it in olive oil with some Italian seasoning.

Chicken stuffed whole wheat buns

I have been thinking of making these and today they were done for our breakfast. Fresh aroma which fills the air during baking cannot beat anything early in the morning. I was in a total bliss. Made from scratch with whole wheat flour and filled with chicken were a wholesome treat.

Pullet egg Vs Extra large one

Sunday, October 13, 2013