August 25th, 2013

Strawberry Banana popsicle

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Who doesn’t like popsicles? that too in this hot summer season.My kids love them. Actually they prefer popsicles to ice cream Even I love them. Ice cream is a bit too sweet for me. I guess, my li’l ones have got my taste buds Its fun to see them run around with these popsicles Continue reading…

August 20th, 2013

Zucchini Bread

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Four to five years back, i haven’t even heard of this vegetable, zucchini. One day, at work, one of my colleague brought this delicious cake and said its zucchini bread. A yummy cake using a vegetable..I was all excited about the idea I ate a piece and fell in love with it, though I Continue reading…

August 7th, 2013

Upside down plum cake

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Don’t you love to bake all these fancy cakes…I do…Its my first time baking an upside down cake. I have always wanted try the upside down pineapple cake. But, its summer time and have lots of stone fruits handy…so tried this plum cake…look at that! isn’t she a beauty an absolute treat for the Continue reading…

August 5th, 2013

Mint chutney / Pudina chutney with coconut recipe

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I love backyard gardens. I always wanted to have a backyard garden ever since I got married. Not that I have one now, but these days we live in the ground floor, and I have a little space around our patio, which i try to turn into a small vegetable garden. I have got Continue reading…

August 1st, 2013

Granola bar

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Are you a morning person? I am not. I can stay up late in the night, but getting up early is a no no for me.If you are like me these granola bars are your life saver. I love having it as a snack, but these energy bars can be perfect grab n go Continue reading…

July 24th, 2013

Pakkavada/Ribbon pakoda (A savory Kerala snack)

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There are a few staple snacks my mom, my grand mom used to make when we were kids.They make them in bulk occasionally and its stored in airtight tin boxes. Me being a savory persons always loved them.My mom used to make spicy mixture (my cornflake mixture is an easy version of it), pakkavada, Continue reading…

July 4th, 2013

Blueberry Muffin

  I like muffins…they are cute   its easy to make, and its yummy.

Though muffins are considered a complete healthy meal elsewhere, in my house its always treated as a snack..Say, I make some sweet or savory muffin in the morning, everyone( read husband) eats a couple of them  and then after Continue reading…

July 1st, 2013

Peanut Chikki/ Peanut Brittle (Kadalai Mittai)

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I like to call it kadalai mittai…no, kappalandi mittai to be very precise….thats what we call it in our place an all time fav of all desis (Indians)….we always had a bag of this in our snack shelf..I have not seen my mom make this at home…dont know why, may be because we used Continue reading…

June 12th, 2012

Parippu Vada (Lentil/Dal Fritters)

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It has been raining lately in TX….such a great relief in the midst of scorching summer…i guess I can’t stop complaining about the bad weather here at our place…its getting worse day by day..while a major chunk of summer is stilling waiting out there for us…any ways, no point in complaining…so lets enjoy the blissful rainy Continue reading…

May 25th, 2012

Strawberry Banana smoothie

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Smoothies…yummm… i always love smoothies…be it any time of the year…and especially in the scrotching summer….refreshing… is it summer yet? i doubt…but is already darn hot here in TX….hows it at your end?  whoever  I speak to these days,be it some friend from up north…or someone from back home in India…everybody is complaining about Continue reading…