Canvas and Acrylic, Uncategorized

Peacock Feather Canvas Art + an exciting announcement!

Peacock Feathers Original Acrylic Canvas Painting
Peacock Feathers Original Acrylic Canvas Painting

Peacock feathers and peacocks are probably one of my most favorite things to paint. So I chose this canvas acrylic painting to announce a very happy news!!
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Rice, Uncategorized

Thai Basil Fried Rice or Khao Pad Horapa

Thai Basil Fried Rice I Khao Pad Horapa RecipeAn easy and tasty option for quick weeknight dinners or leisurely weekends, Thai Basil Fried Rice is a favorite for many. And this recipe is simple enough to cook at home whenever you are craving Thai food. I have used chicken but scroll down to see the vegetarian option which I have given after the ‘Method for Cooking’. 
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Coconut Milk Crêpes with Greek Yogurt, Fresh Fruits and Honey

Coconut Crepes with Mango, Strawberry and Honey Recipe
A healthy and yummy Crêpe recipe with fruits thats perfect for breakfast or brunch

After trying my hand at cooking and making different kinds of food, I’ve come to realize that to cook food that looks great on the plate and is also delicious does not necessarily have to take up a whole lot of time. This is one of them. An inspired recipe that can be a meal or a dessert, Coconut milk Crêpes is healthy and a treat for your palate with Greek yogurt and almost any kind of fruit. 

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DIY Painted Chair as a Plant Stand ~ From Drab to Fab!

DIY Painted Chair as Plant Stand How To.
How to turn a drab old furniture into something new? This is an old chair, painted and used as a plant stand.

My love for plants, planters and my patio makes me do these things. And I enjoy every bit of it. My last DIY post focused on reusing and recycling, you can see it here. So here’s a slightly different tutorial post.
I wanted a luscious big money plant or Epipremnum aureum for my patio. They just look so green and full of life with the beautifully shaped leaves. But for this, I needed a plant stand.
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Rava Idli ~ savory Indian semolina cake

Rava Idli, savory semolina cakes
These tricolor-ed idlis represent the Indian National Flag that has the colors saffron (kesari), white and green on it (with a blue ‘charkha’ or spinning wheel in the center)

This Indian Independence Day, I am presenting a very easy-to-cook, healthy and nutritious Indian favorite ~ Idli, made with ‘rava’ or ‘suji’ or semolina. The orange and green color is all natural and made with grated carrots and fresh coriander paste.
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Seafood, Travel and Food, Uncategorized

San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf ~ Food and more

San Francisco Fishermans Wharf ~ now one of the top tourist attractions and a place with history (and seafood!)
San Francisco Fishermans Wharf ~ now one of the top tourist attractions and a place with history (and seafood!)

When you think of places to see in San Francisco, you think of Fisherman’s Wharf. Apart from being one of the top tourist destinations in SF, the bustling waterfront also has history.  Continue reading “San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf ~ Food and more”

Dal/Soup, Uncategorized

Sambar ~ South Indian lentil soup

Sambar Recipe ~ South Indian Lentil Soup
Sambar with Rice ~ a comfort food which is a simple, nutritious meal of proteins and carbohydrates

South Indian food like Dosa, Idli and Uttapam was a big hit with my family. I grew up in the eastern state of Bengal where there were (and still are) some excellent south indian food restaurants which we would frequent. My staple order was paper plain dosa, a long, crispy thin Indian crepe with an assortment of condiments like coconut chutney, tomato chutney and, of course, Sambar!  Continue reading “Sambar ~ South Indian lentil soup”

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DIY Planter ~ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

DIY Planter ~ Reuse and RecyclPresenting my recycled ‘regal’ planter. When you get scotch in such a beautiful container, you care less about the scotch. That’s just me!  Continue reading “DIY Planter ~ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”