Vegan Friendly

Corn and Peas Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Cauliflower ‘rice’ has been favoured by those on a grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb diet, and the Paleo community. Ever since I heard about it, I’ve been waiting to try this ‘rice’; after much research I realised it was easy peasy and incredibly tasty. When grated/put through the chopper, the cauliflower florets […]

Street-style Sandwich Chutney

I have always enjoyed a sandwich or two from the street-side vendors at Egmore, Chennai. Their sandwiches are so tasty that is hard to stop at one. So what it is that makes their sandwiches tasty? Well, it is that spicy, tangy, nutty, minty chutney they spread on the bread […]

Watermelon Lemonade

The winter has officially begun in Australia, and I am missing the warm weather terribly. As I reminisce about the bright, summer days on a cold, rainy day, I bring to you watermelon lemonade. This cold drink is just what you need to beat the heat. With the sweet melon […]

‘Sunshine’ Soup

I call this the ‘sunshine’ soup very obviously because of the colour. Besides that, the soup is such a mood elevator on really dull days. It is that perfect comfort food to perk me up. This preparation is my version of the Thai style butternut squash soup. It is a […]

Garden Veg Salad

This has to be one of the easiest salads to make; it is a no-fuss salad that can be made with whatever ingredients you have in stock. Another reason why this salad gets a big thumbs up is because it tastes great with just about any dressing. I have used […]

Berry & Almond Milk Smoothie

Juicy berries blended with almond milk makes a refreshing breakfast or post-workout drink. The anti oxidants-rich berries provide natural sweetness making it easy to skip the sugar or sweetener. Almond milk is low in sodium & bad cholesterol; and it is a rich source of B vitamins and vitamin E […]

Apple & Cinnamon Tea

A simple, healthy and flavourful tea, this drink comes with a host of nutritional goodness from apple and medicinal properties of cinnamon. It is not just the fruity and spicy taste that you will enjoy; with every sip you will savour hidden health that your body will thank you for […]

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Vegetable manchow soup is an Indo-Chinese soup; this soup enjoys popularity in large & small restaurants and in the street-side food carts. Making this soup has marked a couple of firsts for me – this my first attempt at making an Indo-Chinese soup and this is the first time I […]

Spicy Berry Chutney

One of the highlight dishes for Tamil New Year’s day/ Ugadi is the Manga pacchadi; it is a chutney of sorts made with raw mangoes, jaggery, a few dry spices, and is sprinkled with fried neem flowers for bitterness. This sparked the idea for me to try my hand at […]

Spinach, Leek and Mushroom Soup

This is a tasty soup combining three very nutritious veggies. Rich in iron, folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, minerals, this soup is a great way to include greens in your diet. This fortified soup is ideal for weight watchers and those looking to make a healthy addition to their diet. […]

Spicy Mango Shots

Mangoes are a very versatile fruit. Savoury or sweet, juice or salads, they work very well. It is called it the ‘King of Fruits’ for a reason. This spicy mango shots is a hot and sweet reminder of the summer that is fast approaching in many parts of the world. […]

Two-melon Juice

Two-melon Juice The Aussie summer has ended, and I am holding on to every last summer fruit that is available in the market. A dear friend and fellow food blogger, Dhanya Samuel has always been suggesting that I try champagne watermelon, which seemed very elusive. Recently, the yellow-coloured melon caught […]