Organic ‘Chhena’ or Fresh Indian Cheese Recipe (Homemade Paneer Recipe)

indian food recipe organic This is freshly made paneer or ‘chhena’  ( a.k.a. ‘chhana’) or fresh Indian cheese. The texture of this cheese is slightly firmer than ricotta cheese, the latter being very creamy.  However, if you knead it well, this ‘chhena’ becomes very smooth and creamy, too. Also, the process of making ricotta cheese and ‘chhena’ are the same. Even though an internet-search shows paneer is ‘cottage cheese’, the texture of the two are very different. Cottage cheese is loose with curds while paneer or ‘chhena’ is not loose.  

‘Chhena’  can be easily made at home and stored in an airtight container, mixed with sugar and other flavors to prepare sweets or desserts during the Indian festive season!   Read More

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Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Makes for a perfect dessert. Relish it with some whipped cream if you may 🙂

Fall is here now but till a few days back, at the tail end of summer, I could still spot some pineapples at my local grocery store. I got one home. Soon after that it so happened that we were to have dinner with some close friends and I decided to take dessert. I had my tropical fruit sitting right there so I thought, “How about baking the Pineapple Upside Down Cake for dessert?!’ A perfect dessert for Fall-Winter too, have it warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
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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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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.  Read More