l Fruit crumbles are my go to desserts these days. I feel like they are healthier than a rich piece of chocolate cake or a bowl of pudding, and they are very easy to make. Besides, it is so much fun experimenting with different fruit combinations to see what works and what doesn't. I especially love a combination of sweetness and tartness, which is why I play around a lot with tart cherries and fresh cranberries. The blueberry and Cranberry combination is fantastic both in
On cold fall days, I want nothing more than to have some traditional Indian crackers called "Mathri" with some homemade chutney and a cup of hot Chai. Brings back a flood of childhood memories. This is why today, when I managed to get a hold of some green mangoes, I wanted nothing less than some Green Mango Chutney. Green mangoes have a tougher skin and are very tart. Which is why they make delicious chutneys - a great mix of tart with some added sweetness. The chutney is
Any Indian will vouch for the delicious flavors that go into Tandoori spiced dishes such as chicken, vegetables and seafood. The Tandoor is a traditional clay oven used to make meats, seafood and even the ever popular Indian Bread, Naan. Most people don't actually own Tandoors since it is an open oven and suitable only outdoors or in well ventilated restaurants. However, the oven is a pretty good substitute for everyday cooking. While Tandoori chicken is probably the most
Remember my post on the applesauce cake. Well, guess what! This post should have come before that one. After our wonderful apple picking trip, we picked way too many apples. So many that all after all the pies, cakes and salads, we still had so many left over. And unfortunately they were starting to get soft. But, then I decided that instead of getting rid of all these apples why not make some apple sauce. Everyone in my family loves apple sauce. And I'm glad I did that!
I recently taught a group how to make Paneer at home at one of my cooking class parties and they couldn't have been more impressed. Somehow, the words "cheese" and "homemade" seem an almost an impossible scenario for most, but Paneer is so easy to make and a much healthier and preservative free option than buying store bought paneer. And the great thing is that you can freeze it and use it when needed. What is even more amazing is that all you really need is 2 ingredients. Y