Awards, Uncategorized

Post a Quote Challenge ~ Day Two

Hey everyone! This is my quick second post for ‘Post a Quote Challenge’. My last post on San Francisco Pride 2015 took Quite an amount of time as it’s a photograph-based post. If you have not checked it out yet, please do so! SF is just so unique. You will enjoy the pictures and the short read-upContinue reading “Post a Quote Challenge ~ Day Two”

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San Francisco Pride ’15 ~ Equality Without Exception

San Francisco Pride Parade 2015I loved San Francisco as soon as I first laid my eyes on it. It’s a city with not only a heart but also a soul. And what made the city even better for me was AB’s enthusiasm to show me around the place, it’s events and the other interesting factors that make SF so unique. And in sync with that, here’s my pictorial post on San Francisco Pride 2015, our second visit to Pride Parade and the fiesta that follows. Continue reading “San Francisco Pride ’15 ~ Equality Without Exception”

Grilled Food, Uncategorized

Baked Fish and Vegetable Medley ~ an easy dinner plate

Grilled Fish with Easy Vegetable Medley Recipe
A super easy and quick dinner that’s nutritious and healthy

How many of you like fish? If you do, you will love this simple dinner recipe. If not, then just trust me and give it a try. You will not be disappointed. Continue reading “Baked Fish and Vegetable Medley ~ an easy dinner plate”

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Indian Goat (mutton) Curry with Spicy Yogurt Sauce + Sweet Rice Pulao

Goat Curry Recipe and Sweet Pilaf Recipe
Happy Father’s Day and it’s Sunday!

It is Sunday! And It’s Father’s’ Day. How perfect. What better recipe to share on Father’s Day than of Goat Curry (for the non-vegetarian dads, of course) Want to treat Dad with a meal worth remembering? Try this rich, spicy and finger-licking-good goat curry and pulao dish which complements the meat perfectly.  Continue reading “Indian Goat (mutton) Curry with Spicy Yogurt Sauce + Sweet Rice Pulao”

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Mangoes and cute little things!

Mangoes and Watermelon toothpick holderSummer months automatically mean mangoes. Mangoes flood the Indian grocery stores here. You would also find them at Trader Joe’s, Whole Food etc. AB and I try the varieties that you get here and this year we have been especially lucky to have found these excellent ones in one particular Indian store here. The taste of those mangoes takes me straight back to Kolkata when I would relish the ‘Langra’ variety while my entire family would go for ‘Himsagar’ without batting an eyelid.

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Baked Goods, Dessert

Banana Loaf Cake

Banana Loaf Cake
This is my version of Banana-bread-meets-cake-in-a-loaf-pan 🙂

I do not know what is it about freshly baked frosting-less cakes and breads that I love so much. Keeping that ‘love’ in mind and a craving for something that could accompany our evening tea, I baked this loaf cake.  This is not a heavy cake. It is more like a hybrid between a cake and a bread. Continue reading “Banana Loaf Cake”

Awards, Uncategorized

The Infinity Dreams Award!

Infinity dreams award

Here’s my first post on this mixed bag section of ‘La Pinata’. And while I did have something ready for all you wonderful people, I got a message from my fellow blogger Manasi, that she nominated me for Infinity Dream Award! And what better ‘first post’ than my first ever nomination for an Award ?!!

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Dal/Soup, Uncategorized

Dal Palak ~ Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

Dal Palak (Spinach Lentil Soup
 Dal Palak ~ Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

Health is Wealth, my love. So, let’s have something nutritious now, shall we?
Now, majority of my family is in India. As far as the temperatures are concerned at the moment, in summer, it is Not agreeing with anyone! And the mercury is rising here as well. To deal with the heat (and usually as a part of our regular diet) I made this particular Dal, which turned out to be not only great but quite different than other ‘dals’ that I make (if that makes sense?) This was a good, simple dinner.

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