Chicken Stew to warm you this winter!

makes 4 servings I am not a winter person. I just keep counting the days until spring. I like making soups and stews during the winter, that seem to warm me up. This easy, one pot chicken stew is just one of those recipes. It fills the air with its cozy aroma and seems to snuggle me as... Continue Reading →

Oven Roasted Delicata Arches !

Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish  This photo reminds me of my rudimentary sketches of the brilliant Roman arches and aqueducts we studied in our first year of architectural school 🙂 My rudimentary experiments continue with squashes this fall, but am I glad I tried the delicata squash ! I got mine at Trader Joe's when... Continue Reading →

Festive Soup for Thanksgiving!

Makes about 5 cups of soup Planning your Thanksgiving table and menu? Then the spectacular carnival squash is sure to impress your friends and family! I feel that with its glorious fall colors, it captures the essence of autumn and nature's bounty! What a neat package inside and out, by Mother Nature! It's mellow, sweet taste glides... Continue Reading →

Touchdown Chili !

 Serves 1 chili loving family ! The air bristles with excitement on Sunday afternoons. My son and husband are very much into the football games this time of the year, and as you know, football means food. Both of them love chili and taste every 'famous' chili , wherever they travel. So when they vote my chili as... Continue Reading →

Mouth-watering Exotic Salad!

Serves me:) I decided to frame this salad and put it on my wall as an inspiration to eat more salads after Diwali. The word ' glutton' comes to mind when I think of all the Diwali snacks, sweets, dinners and desserts I had over and over again for the past couple of weeks. So much so, that my innards are... Continue Reading →

Fiesta Samosas !

   Makes 8 samosas   Fiesta Samosas  are samosas that are made with tortillas. They enable you to make samosas on a whim ! My beloved mom came up with this idea almost 30 years ago ! I was thrilled to use ready made tortillas instead of kneading and rolling the dough to make the pastry. Little wonder then that this, time... Continue Reading →

Curried Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is an ancient grain. So quinoa has been around for a long, long time but I was totally unaware of it until about two years ago. As I read about its many health benefits, I wanted to incorporate it in our meals. I always strive to make foods healthier without compromising on the taste. But... Continue Reading →

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

,serves 4 Ready or not, fall is here. The leaves are displaying their spectacular yellow, orange and red splendor. I love the fall colors in New England and would have loved it even more if it was not followed by winter:) But for now, I am enjoying the cool, crisp fall days, which make me think of soups laced... Continue Reading →

Samosa Triangle for the weekend party!

 Samosa Triangle Serves 10 to 12 as an appetizer Picture having this fun appetizer- Samosa Triangle served while watching a Bollywood love triangle ! Just the thought of it is making me smile. I promise that the Samosa Triangle is much less complicated 🙂 The triangular samosas are a favorite snack of so many of... Continue Reading →

Indian Spiced, Juicy Chicken Burgers with Mango and Red Pepper Chutney!

 Chicken Burgers makes 4 quarter pounder burgers  Do you have a family like mine who frequently reminds you of the idiom "one man's food is another man's poison ?" You know how one child's absolute favorite dinner has the other child scowling ? And then there are just a few foods that your whole family agrees they love!These delectable burgers are one... Continue Reading →

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