Monkey Bread

Another easy lovely recipe from Saveur magazine – this one is a lovely recipe for you to do with the kids. Not much can go wrong and the kids will have a lovely time. This is one of those recipes where you know if you put in all this delicious decadent stuff, nothing can go…

Milagai Inji Puli

Milagai Inji Puli or literally Tamarind-Chilli-Ginger, is a very famous south Indian side that tastes great with almost anything. Literally. Spread it on toast. Mix it in with rice. Add it to plain yogurt. So delicious. Here’s a very simple recipe that’s great to whip up and gets a lot of attention from guests. Milagai…

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My friend gave me this recipe ages ago and I should have tried it sooner, because these are some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. It was easy. My kids did most of the work! And they did most of the eating too!! Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes about 4 dozen small cookies or…

Plant to Plate

Its been a long dream of mine to have a vegetable garden at home, an organic vegetable garden. In our family, we are famous for having killed a cactus! So I didn’t hold out much hope. A friend and some family started to have their own gardens and I decided I should try before I…

Green Pasta (for the kids)

Not sure about other kids, but mine refuse to eat spinach. Or any leaves. They love broccoli and most vegetables but hate spinach. But I’ve been trying very hard to get them to eat it. This is what we made for dinner tonight and they actually liked it. I wouldn’t say loved but they did…

Gougeres

These little pillows of cheesy French heaven are a perfect snack or appetizer. It is a baked savory pastry made of choux dough. Choux dough or pate a choux is a dough made of only water, butter, milk and flour. Choux pastry is used to make such marvelous things as profiteroles, eclairs and beignets. And…

Mustard and Cheese Bread

This is a must-try bread. Just take my word for it. Even if you’ve never baked another bread in your life, do try this. Its delicious, easy and very forgiving. I received this recipe from a friend many years ago. I’ve made it many many times since then, but have only just realized I haven’t…

Sri Lankan Pol Sambol

Sambol is a popular topping and side dish in Sri Lanka. There are two basic varieties – sweet and savoury (pol sambol). Here I’ve made the spicy version and will soon follow with the sweet one. Pol Sambol is best served with idiyappam. Its also super easy to whip up… Pol Sambol 1/2 cup Grated Unsweetened…

Easy Homemade Bread

I’ve enjoyed baking my own bread for years now. I was very into making different kinds of breads, and then kinda stopped doing that for a while. I always wanted to bake my way through Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. I’m going to try and do that this year. Think that would be super…