Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Daily Grind and an Elaborate Cake

Recipe: Mango and Bavarian Cream Cake

"Yes! We did it", I exclaimed grinning...
My 5 year old son and I made it on time to catch his school bus in the morning inspite of the hurried crazy rush at home...

Every week day morning is rushed in my house, especially the couple of hours between waking and dashing out through the door to go to work/school.

Just a couple of minutes of waiting for the school bus and I felt that something was missing. But then I feel that way every morning and just brushed the thought aside. It finally dawned on me!

Where was my son's school bag???

I had forgotten to take it from the house!!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Simple Things

Recipe: Tomato Chaat - Dieter's Version

My idea of a perfect holiday is 
1) Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed filter coffee
2) Eat a light breakfast
3) Go back to sleep and continue sleeping till noon
4) Wake up to a yummy lunch
5) Watch TV, read, eat some more, sleep on the couch for a while and finally head back to bed

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kiss from God

"Is there anyone that is perfect? Anyone who does not have even one flaw or disability and is completely enabled?" Sujit Sukumaran asked the audience in TEDx Alain.  

And sure enough there was no one!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Diet Dilemma

Recipe: Baked Chickpea Patties

The regular food that I have been accustomed to has always been high in carbs and sugar. Though I did always try to keep a check on oil and fat, that wasn't enough for me to lose weight.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Memories

Recipe: Chicken Grilled in a Mustard and Coriander Sauce

Easter is the triumph of Life over death and God's Love over human inadequacies. It is a day of celebration of the gift of life in all its fulness.


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cool Desserts for Hot Weather

Recipe: Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt

It looks like summer has started with all its fury.

The Indian summer is merciless with no respite...
It's blazing hot everywhere. The frequent power cuts and water shortage add to the misery.

Though Bangalore is one of the places in India with a pleasant and cool climate, the summers are still harsh. This place too feels like the inside of a hot oven. On second thought, the inside of my electric oven will does not get a chance to be hotter than the rest of the world outside it thanks to the  unscheduled power cuts!

The best thing to do in this climate is to drink lots of refreshing drinks and eat plenty of frozen desserts to cool off.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Marshmallow Moments

Recipe: Honey Marshmallows

There are some things that you will never outgrow - the excitement of going to the theatre to watch a good movie, the thrill of going shopping with close friends, the wonder and amazement in seeing a new-born baby,  the enjoyment in indulging in rich, creamy, dark chocolate, the joy of biting into soft, spongy marshmallows...

Yes, marshmallows have always been one of my favourite things!

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Home

Blogging is bright with possibilities and colourful with creativity..

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Time-Tested Treasures

Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kebabs

The other day my parents announced that they were going to throw out some old stuff. Amongst them was the Philips table-top kebab grill which did not work anymore.

Grilled meat was one of my favourites ever since I was a child and suddenly a big part of my childhood seemed tied to that gadget. This grill and the happy times we had with it was etched into memory. I couldn't let them throw it away. Even though this machine is as old as I am, I begged them to let me keep it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Oranges and Love

Recipe: Orange Mini-Icecream-Cakes

The blogosphere is buzzing with excitement for Valentines day... Have you planned anything special for your loved ones?

But what exactly is true love?

Is it "selfless care for the good of another"?

Or "Deep emotional attachment towards another person".

These definitions seem incomplete to explain the entirety of love.

Here is an interesting write-up about it.

Even though it is arguable that any day is perfect to show your special someone that they are indeed the centre of your universe, it is still nice to have a day appointed for it and to hear about the things people do for each other on this day :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Weighty Wins

Recipe: Salted Almond Praline

As I look back on the past year, I realize that I have grown...

The only problem is that all my growth has been in size and that too horizontal ! :(

The funny thing is that I didnt look so fat when I looked at myself in the mirror....  It's only in photographs I looked ballooned up. (Later J informed me that the mirrors in our house actually makes one look thin!) When clothes got tighter, I just assumed that the fabric had shrunk and murmured to myself that they dont make clothes the way they used to!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Years go by

Another year has drawn to a close.

And a brand new one has blossomed.


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