Month: May 2015

Quick and Healthy No-Sauce Pasta

I had posted a quick and easy pasta recipe (on my Instagram and Facebook page) which grabbed quite a few eyeballs and some friends asked me about it. “Why is this dish not up on your blog? It looks fantastic! We need easy and quick recipes like this.” And if I know myself, I am always willing to help others. So let’s jump right into the recipe of this super easy no-sauce pasta dish. Advertisements

My first painted planter

As I have mentioned in ‘About Me’ I like painting. But I have not mentioned my love for gardening.I have been gardening and self-learning the do’s and don’ts for three years now and have accumulated quite a few terracotta and clay planters. This spring I decided our patio needs a makeover. And I wanted to achieve that by indulging in what I am obsessed with now – painting terracotta planters or pots.

Where there is ‘Carnaval’, there is Food!

(This post features Carnaval San Francisco, 2015 held on 23rd and 24th May) Carnaval San Francisco is a celebration of diverse cultures through a two-day long festival that showcases  art, music and dance of multicultural communities that represent cultural heritages of Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Cuba and more. As a matter of fact, it is the largest celebration of it’s kind in the West Coast. 

Monday Magenta

I like flowers. Not to the extent that I want everything in floral patterns but in small doses, yes. But I was awestruck at the pretty-ness of Cherry Blossoms when I first saw them! I think it is the only flower design which I will not mind having on my table covers, plates, curtains, as wall photos etc. (Or maybe, that’s not such a good idea after all, I can imagine the look on AB’s face if he came home to see his house look like a cherry blossom festival. Hmm.) Anyway, moving on. Now, how did cherry blossoms turn my ‘Monday blues’ to ‘Monday magenta’? We will see..

Tandoori Chicken

My husband loves camping. Come March, AB (why write the name as one initial when you can have two?) is deep in research, looking at all the camping sites available nearby. He cannot imagine letting go off spring and summer without going for at least one camping trip. California, fortunately, has tons of really good places for this, depending on what sort of camper you are. I play no role in planning these trips, but, of course, the food. We cannot simply grill some hamburgers or hot dogs, put them in buns and eat them with chips and coke for dinner (although they are perfectly viable options), camping food should be something we would like to look forward to, right? So this post is dedicated to the Tandoori Chicken I made for our last weekend’s camping trip. Tried and tested before, we absolutely love this tandoori preparation as it involves a charcoal grill.