Tag: Easy Recipes

Ginger Chai

Chai, glorious chai! What is chai? Well, I am glad you asked! Chai is tea. Yes, that is all that it is. ‘Chai’ is the name the people of Indian subcontinent call it. Nope, it is not chai tea because it will simply make it tea tea. Something doesn’t sound […]

Simple Spinach Soup

Soup season is upon us Down Under, and I love it because they make for quick weeknight dinners. Hello, bulk freezing! At home, we have been consuming soups on most nights and no one is complaining! This week I have been craving a lot of greens and  a green smoothie […]

Crispy Oven-Roasted Asparagus

On my trip to Europe, I managed to squeeze a wee bit of time to watch some TV. Although many major channels there play shows in local languages (without subtitles of course!), it is not that hard to understand what they are showing. In one particular cookery show, the host […]

Pasta with Stir Fried Veggies

Bless the Italians for creating pasta! The oh-so-versatile noodle is a lifesaver in the kitchen. It works great as mains for dinner/lunch, salads and soups. There are thousands of things you could make with pasta. Soupy, saucy, dry, hot or cold, take your pick. Today, though, I am making a […]

Lemony Quinoa with Feta

Apart from a fair amount of cookbooks, I have a huge collection of recipes from magazines and catalogues. I collect them with the hope that someday I will try them out. I have tried a few of them. I love to adapt these recipes to suit my preference and it […]

Idly/Dosai Milagai Podi

Growing up in a home where people loved a spicy hit in their food, it was not very hard to train my tastebuds to like milagai podi. This lentil and spice blend was a common feature in my home. It was so loved that the podi was preferred over chutneys […]

Stuffed Mushroom Cups

Vegetable shopping at my local green grocer is one thing that I enjoy very much. It is pleasing to see fresh and colourful fruits & vegetables arranged beautifully. The seasonal goodies take the prized spot in the front of the stores and demand to be picked up. My haul, today, […]

Baked Cauliflower Tots

It is pure joy to consume snacks that are low in calories and carbs yet delish. The baked cauliflower tots are a delightfully guilt-free, tasty and nutritious snack. The vitamin-rich cauliflower is combined with cheese and complementing ingredients, and then baked till it turns a crispy golden colour. This snack […]

Spiralised Cucumber Salad

The newest addition to my kitchen – the vegetable spiraliser is fast becoming one of my favourite gadgets. It is easy to use; the veggies look lovely and interesting when spiralised too. I have spiralised veggies including cucumbers, zucchinis, carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. The results have been nothing but […]

Stir-fried Bean Sprouts

This one of the crunchiest and quickest stir-fries I have made ever. The crunchy bean sprouts is the star of this dish, and complements beautifully with other stir-fry ingredients. Bean sprout has found a happy spot in Asian cuisine, and is used in various dishes like soups, salads, stir fries […]

Low-fat Creamy Pasta Salad

Pasta-based salads are a favourite with a lot of people. In fact, the common sight at salad bars is people indulging in a large serving of pasta salad with that extra helping or two of mayonnaise/aoli/sour cream. How cool would it be to have a not-so-fatty version of the salad? […]

Guilt-free Yoghurt Fruit Parfait

Yes, you read that right! This indulgent dessert goes on to prove that sinfully tasty goodies don’t necessarily come with a guilt factor attached to it. This no-cook/no-bake dessert is rich in calcium, probiotics, antioxidants and vitamins. Whether you’re packing this with your lunch, feeding a crowd or craving for […]