Delicious and mouth-watering recipes, savory pancakes are the perfect quick dish to make the next time you need to figure out what to cook for your family meal. Easy to put together and cook, these recipes range from Vegan to Vegetarian to Non-Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free to Dairy Free. There’s something for everyone!
From cakes to cookies, from indulgent to healthy, here’s a list of valentine treats to surprise your sweet love! And it doesn’t just have to be for a special someone. Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your parents or siblings that you love them. What a better way to sweeten the day than baking some goodies for your loved one.
Kaddu ha halwa is an Indian pumpkin dessert that is quick and easy to make. A seasonal dish that is widely made by North Indians during festivals, this yummy sweet dish can be served cold, hot or at room temperature. Pumpkin Halwa is a speciality from North India that is now popular all over the … Read more
Rice is a staple food all over India. It is eaten as a main dish, with a variety of dals, curries, and is even used in a few sweet dishes. Who doesn’t like Pulao, Fried rice, Paella, or Biryani? The options are innumerable. But here’s why we Indians add turmeric to rice! Rice is a … Read more
If you love Indian food, mangoes will become an indispensable part of your diet. Other than as a dessert, mangoes find prominent use in curries and pickles. One popular one, this traditional East Indian Mango pickle is sweet and mouth-watering. Easily and quickly cooked, it can be stored for months.
Now that Mom is kind of a pro at using Youtube, she keeps running through different videos about gospel music, prophecy and of course food. One day she came across a recipe using the premade Gulab Jamun mix to make cookies. So since we had a packet at home already, I figured why not give … Read more
That sister of mine keeps asking me to write down all of the recipes that I throw together ever so often. I mean, I just throw them together. It’s not like I plan on making the same thing again. I could make it again, but it will probably be with different measurements, just randomly thrown … Read more
So come tea time and we want something sweet and spicy to eat. And the easiest thing to make is of course cake. So this time I made an easy nutmeg cake. It’s not that much different from other regular cake recipes. Just a bit of nutmeg and spice powder is all it takes! But … Read more
They say a love of nature and wildlife can make you do strange things. 😉 So there we were at Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India the middle of summer. Crazy temperatures at 45 degrees and dry heat! It was unbearably hot but thankfully there was a thunderstorm that cooled down the place a … Read more
So excited to be going on our first Tiger safari! We all were. We knew that chances were slim since many people after going on numerous Safaris fail to see tigers. This Indian National animal has proven to be quite elusive to see, and tourists spend hours on safaris just hoping for a glimpse of … Read more
I wanted to see Owen and Mzee at Haller Park when I visited this nature park in Mombasa, Kenya last month, but they weren’t on display. I did get to see a lot of animals in this national park, including fish, snakes, antelopes, hippos, monkeys, birds and Mamba! That’s Swahili for crocodile, and they are one … Read more
Sis told me to make time to see lions mate the next time I get to Kenya. I told her I’ve already seen lions mate a few times, in Amboseli and Masaai Mara. So after a few expletives from her about what was wrong with me for not blogging about it, she finally mollified me into writing this … Read more
Since we’ve been young, a trip to Bandra for shopping meant we got to eat some tantalizing snack at Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant on Hill Road in Bandra. Hill Road has always been a street shoppers paradise. I remember coming here since I was 4 or 5, with mum and my siblings. And … Read more
God’s resting place – Kenya As soon as the plane landed in Nairobi, I knew that I had made the right decision visiting that amazing country. Kenya or Kiinyaa, Kirinyaga and Kirenyaa means “God’s resting place” in Kamba, Kikuyu and Embu. And Nairobi is taken from the Masai phrase ‘Enkare Nairobi’ which means ‘place of … Read more
There is so much beauty in Kenya. One has to see for oneself. I’m lucky, I’ve had the chance to visit Kenya a few times, and I always come away amazed at the astonishing beauty that Kenya is. Kenya is a land of diverse and varied landscapes, the purest air and the most amazing wildlife. If you’re … Read more
Zuka in Pondicherry If you’re ever in Pondicherry, two places that you absolutely have to visit are Zuka and Café Olé. Located almost side by side, they are havens for choco-crazed folk like me. Zuka is a store with a wide range of chocolate goodies to offer, from cakes to pastries to little miniatures. Although for … Read more
Majestic Masada While on our way to discover the secrets of the Dead Sea region and the healing properties of the Dead Sea, we stopped for a few hours at Masada. The 2000 year old fortification once housed King Herod’s palace, with its 3 rock terraces, overlooking the Dead Sea. We took the cable car up … Read more
As I was saying earlier, as part of my trip to Israel we spent a few days in different locations. The diversity and beauty of the country is truly amazing. Our next stop on the tour was the Dead Sea area. So we left Tel Aviv early in the morning and headed towards the Dead … Read more
‘Where else?’ That’s right, ‘WHERE ELSE’ is an Israel Tourism Conference organized each year by Ortra that helps travel agents from around the world learn about everything Israel has to offer. I had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing journey, and it was well worth it!! As part of the group that … Read more
It was some time ago that I visited the beautiful country of South Africa with my folks… and what an amazing experience it was! We saw plenteous stunning places, but the one that stood out the most for its scenic beauty and landscape was the Winelands. It being the first leg of our journey, we … Read more
The balloon question How do you add balloons to a heart cake? That was the question I was just thrown. I just received an order for a surprise cake for a first wedding anniversary. My friend and client Karishma wanted to surprise her brother Bhavin and sister-in-law Esha with an eggless cake that had hearts … Read more