Modified Caprese Salad

We had a salad dinner the other night. And everyone made a salad – not brought a salad, but we actually cooked together and each made a different salad. We brought all the ingredients and made it together. It was a lot of fun! Someone made this easy salad which was so delicious! We’ve been…

Chickpea Salad

One of the nicer places in Chennai to eat and shop is Amethyst. The property is lovely and has an old house that has been converted to a restaurant, a clothing/ book shop and a flower shop. The restaurant is located in an outdoor patio, looking out onto lovely gardens. It’s extremely rare in Chennai…

Kale Salad

Kale is a difficult green to love, and though it’s become a super hip, trendy super food, I still prefer so many other greens. I love spinach, rocket, even watercress. But kale needs some getting used to. I really did enjoy this salad, though, and it was a big hit at our family dinner. The…

Cucumber Salad

This quick and delicious cucumber salad is a must for summer and a lovely addition to any meal. The sweetness from the sugar and the acidity of the vinegar is just perfect for the cucumbers. It’s a lovely, refreshing salad. Easy Cucumber Salad (Adapted from The Kitchn) 4 medium cucumbers, cut into rounds 2 tbsp…

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

So we had a lovely salad dinner at home, and we had to use some Brussels sprouts that someone had given us. I started with Saveur, my favorite recipe go-to site. Anyways I came across this recipe. It sounded easy and turned out to be delicious! Thanks again, Saveur. Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Walnuts…

Avocado Cucumber Salad

Avocado Salad  There’s nothing healthier than avocados (full of good fats), egg whites (fantastic proteins) and cucumbers. This salad, thrown together by my five year old, since she just found these ingredients in the fridge, and didn’t realize she was making something super healthy. Chop up the avocados, egg whites and cucumbers (try to make…

Corn Soup

In continuation of the healthy soups, here’s one that is a big hit with the kids, and adults and grandparents! And no one believes anything this delicious could be low fat and healthy. Go ahead and try this. Corn Soup 2 corn on the cob, or about 1 1/2 cups of corn, cooked with a…

Carrot Soup

One of the many things I’ve done with my kids that I’m proud of is making them love soup! Every day they have a different kind of soup, and they have to have a bowl of vegetable soup before eating dinner. I blitz all my soups because my kids don’t like chunky soups, but do…

Apple Salad

I was asked to bring a salad to a dinner last night. My family and I brainstormed on a fun new salad. Someone first suggested zucchini and cucumber together because of the similar textures and flavors. Then green apple and green bell pepper for crunch and color. I have a good yogurt dressing recipe, so…

Bean Sprouts

I absolutely love cooked bean sprouts. I love cooked sprouts – of any kind! They’re so delicious. And this recipe, inspired from one of my favorite cookbooks, is an absolute favorite of mine. Spicy Bean Sprouts 1 cup Bean Sprouts 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, cut into strips 1/2 Tomato, blanched, peeled and cut into strips…

Greek Potato Salad

The weather has cooled off quite a bit for this time of the year. Thank goodness for that. We had reached 108 deg F! For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been having rain showers every now and then, and that has really helped. This salad was perfect for those hot days. Greek Potato Salad…