Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beet and Oats Vegan Burger

Beetroot and oats pairs quite well and gives such a lovely taste I am sure you won't miss meat at all when you have the burger. I have gone with the Mexican flavors here with taco seasoning, coriander tomato salsa and buttery avocado  so u wont look around for mustard or ketchup. 

Plant based burgers need not be boring at all !

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mango Cake with Mango Jelly

A tender moist cake bursting with mango flavor had been in my mind since long.This is perhaps  perfect season and reason to make an old fashioned cake.

He and I, we both grew up in a very similar background as far as food was concerned. There were plenty of people around us to make sure we were well fed sometimes over fed too. Our childhood vacation stories sounded similar. They all revolved around having food be it fresh fruits, produce or playing in fields at our respective ancestral homes. Though both our sets of  grandparents were well established in Govt jobs the agrarian side was never overlooked, they  had enough to provide for three generations, nothing came from market most of the produce was always homegrown. Esp mangoes.. ripened in the granary in the haystacks. I can still feel the scent of wood,hay and mango mixed .. so divine.

We did not think mangoes were exotic until we started paying the hefty price for not the so good ones here. Nothing is same like before and we both are on the lookout for something similar not same.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Raw Papaya and Green Mango Slaw

Raw papaya and green mango grated makes a great slaw with delicious dried shrimp. Replace with some roasted peanuts and sesame seeds if you are a vegan or vegetarian but trust me if you like shrimp go for it ...its amazing according to me.

Forget the cabbage carrot mayo combination for once and see how Thai-inspired slaw is. 
Som-tom is traditionally made by pounding the ingredients in a clay and wood mortar and pestle but you can use your lovely hands to get close effect by slightly pressing to bruise the papaya.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Grilled chicken with mushroom sauce is simply delicious chicken covered with thick creamy sauce and some melted cheese. A crowd-pleasing lunch that can be made easily.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Strawberry Simple Syrup

Strawberry simple syrup is a bright red sugary syrup used in many drinks for flavor and color. If you have really ripe strawberries and don't want to eat them then u got make this syrup before they get spoilt.
 The strawberry syrup can be added to beverages mocktails cocktails u name it. Make a strawberry lemonade, strawberry soda or drizzle some on ur pancake or waffle. Go for a tsp or two on your dessert topping or ice cream too for that extra strong berry flavor.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice

Pineapple and Shrimp fried rice is from the Thai cuisine. A sweet and spicy combination of fruit,nut and seafood. Ideal side for BBQed meat on Memorial day and hot summer days there after. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chicken Pasta Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Chicken  pasta salad with peanut butter dressing goes with the Thai flavors and the easiest lunch to put together in a hurry.