Archive for December, 2009

Karahi Chicken

Karahi Chicken

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We planned a very simple Christmas dinner this year. A mildly spiced chicken curry dish – Karahi Chicken with naans (Indian flat bread) and some steamed vegetables. I used MDH Karahi Chicken Masala and slightly modified the recipe written on the box. You need: 1 lb Chicken pieces of your choice. I [...]
Creamy Roasted Mushroom Onion Soup

Creamy Roasted Mushroom Onion Soup

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We had a great day today celebrating my nephew’s birthday. As with all celebrations, I enjoyed the food little bit too much :). The rain in the evening and over eating at lunch tempted me to just make soup for dinner. Having just bought a box of fresh mushrooms, a flavorful and nutritious roasted [...]
Candy Cane White Chocolate Fudge

Candy Cane White Chocolate Fudge

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Today I made this festive peppermint fudge for my friends and family. The original recipe called for Vanilla chocolate chips but I made it with white chocolate chips to get the oh-so yummy peppermint-chocolate taste. As I am writing, I already ate couple of pieces and I am struggling hard to not to [...]
Quick Mashed Potato

Quick Mashed Potatoes

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Last Thursday I came home late and there was hardly any time until dinner. I almost took out a box of mashed potatoes thinking I can quickly whip some. But the ‘mommy’ and me couldn’t quite settle for the ‘boxed dried potatoes’ for the little know. So I decided to made a quick version: You Need: 1 [...]
curried pumpkin soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

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Here is a recipe that is both toddler and ‘adult’ friendly. Nothing beats a bowl of warm, flavorful soup on a cold winter night. But it is even better when it doubles up as healthy pasta sauce for your little one. I served it to my toddler with small sized, broken spaghetti type pasta with some [...]
pineapple cake

Pineapple Cake with Assorted Fruit Toppings

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I have made this type of cake several times, for family as well as friends. I make fresh pineapple sauce for the cake layers and drench the cake layers in fruit juice reserved from the pineapple chunks can for added flavor. This cake reminds me of ‘Pineapple Pastries’ we used to get in India. [...]
Pumpkin Spice Cake with pecans

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Pecans (eggless)

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Here is one more in the spirit of holiday season. Ever since I started making the ‘basic eggless cake’, I rarely use boxed cake mixes anymore. I find the eggless recipe more flavorful and less sugary. So far I have tried several variations with different juices and fruit purees and they have all [...]
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Lemony Yellow Lentils (Moong Dhuli Dal)

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Lentils are staple in North Indian households. There are several types of lentils and severals ways to cook them. Yellow lentils are low in calories, easy to digest and fast to cook. I served them as a soup to my son and tex-mex style with salsa for me and my husband. You need: 3 cups water 1 cup [...]
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Almond Butter Cookies (Eggless)

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A very close family friend taught me how to make the basic eggless cookies and I am very fond of those. These cookies come out little crumbly and are not overly sweet. I had been thinking of replacing the unsalted butter (called in the original recipe) with the almond butter to add nutty flavor and [...]

Microwaveable Peanut Brittle

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Just before I started writing, I stumbled upon a website with a page for ‘Countdown to Christmas’. It said 17 Days, 22 Hours and 28 minutes… But who is counting? Well, we are all counting! My 21 month old is already trying to sing ‘Jingle Bells..’ and he is more in tune than I am..! I am glad I [...]
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