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  • “Sweety sweet potatoes, how I wonder what you are?” Through out my life I was eating pink-skinned sweet potato with creamy flesh inside. That is the way I could identify a sweet potato from other similar roots. Then  one day someone pointed out brown-skinned or more precisely beige-skinned sweet potato, usually called “shakarkand” in Hindi. “Shakar” means sweet and “kand” means root. Pink-skinned sweet potatoes are not common in every part of India.  So whenever we catch a glimpse of […]

    Chili spiked sweet potato and butternut squash soup

    “Sweety sweet potatoes, how I wonder what you are?” Through out my life I was eating pink-skinned sweet potato with creamy flesh inside. That is the way I could identify a sweet potato from other similar roots. Then  one day someone pointed out brown-skinned or more precisely beige-skinned sweet potato, usually called “shakarkand” in Hindi. “Shakar” means sweet and “kand” means root. Pink-skinned sweet potatoes are not common in every part of India.  So whenever we catch a glimpse of […]

  • For long carrots had advertised themselves as nutrient rich, low in calories, full of vitamins especially vitamin A which is good for our eyes and even better if we can eat them raw. As long as they are juicy, sweet and tender I can munch them often as I wish but hey am not rabbit ! who will eat carrot all day long. I mean the real carrots and not carats in diamond! So except munching them raw like rabbit […]

    Spicy carrot and ginger soup

    For long carrots had advertised themselves as nutrient rich, low in calories, full of vitamins especially vitamin A which is good for our eyes and even better if we can eat them raw. As long as they are juicy, sweet and tender I can munch them often as I wish but hey am not rabbit ! who will eat carrot all day long. I mean the real carrots and not carats in diamond! So except munching them raw like rabbit […]

  • Beetroot and me – we don’t gel quiet well. But recently DH took fascination for them. Much to my dismay, beetroot are his new-found love. When he cuts it into julienne for regular table salad, no doubt the long thin strips of beetroot looks devilishly appetizing. With a generous squeeze of fresh lemon all over it, which beautifully offset the sweetness of beetroot, and generous scattering of handful of crumbled feta, the salad was almost instant hit. But unfortunately for […]

    Vegetarian Borscht – Russian style beet root soup

    Beetroot and me – we don’t gel quiet well. But recently DH took fascination for them. Much to my dismay, beetroot are his new-found love. When he cuts it into julienne for regular table salad, no doubt the long thin strips of beetroot looks devilishly appetizing. With a generous squeeze of fresh lemon all over it, which beautifully offset the sweetness of beetroot, and generous scattering of handful of crumbled feta, the salad was almost instant hit. But unfortunately for […]

  • Let’s accept it. I never liked the green soups. Soups are not part of Indian diet but in my growing up years, my mom used to blend most of the vegetables in the blender, specially those on my hate list like spinach, spiced it up with Indian flavors and served us steaming hot on cold and rainy days . I was happy gulping down quickly as long as I don’t have to chew on the veggies. That was her way […]

    Creamy green pea and mint soup

    Let’s accept it. I never liked the green soups. Soups are not part of Indian diet but in my growing up years, my mom used to blend most of the vegetables in the blender, specially those on my hate list like spinach, spiced it up with Indian flavors and served us steaming hot on cold and rainy days . I was happy gulping down quickly as long as I don’t have to chew on the veggies. That was her way […]

  • In one word, this red lentil soup is hearty, healthy, vegan and deliciously warm and comforting. Bangalore is getting some rains at last, not that it should be the news, given that rest of India is still under the spell of Monsoon, but clouds in Bangalore simply loomed over it, downcast the city for days and not a single drop to shed. This red lentil soup is perfect for such cold rainy days, enjoy it with crusted bread or crackers, […]

    Red lentil soup with carrot and red bell peppers

    In one word, this red lentil soup is hearty, healthy, vegan and deliciously warm and comforting. Bangalore is getting some rains at last, not that it should be the news, given that rest of India is still under the spell of Monsoon, but clouds in Bangalore simply loomed over it, downcast the city for days and not a single drop to shed. This red lentil soup is perfect for such cold rainy days, enjoy it with crusted bread or crackers, […]

  • The weather is cool, the air is crisp, leafs are turning gold, days are getting shorter .  An unmistakable scent of autumn is in air and you know it is that time of the year again. Time for celebration, harvest, autumn festivals and also a hot-pot of steaming soup simmering on the hearth for long hours, time to spend the chilly evenings with something hot,comfortable and warm. So starting from today we are going to blog about simple and easy, […]

    Creamy potato and corn soup

    The weather is cool, the air is crisp, leafs are turning gold, days are getting shorter .  An unmistakable scent of autumn is in air and you know it is that time of the year again. Time for celebration, harvest, autumn festivals and also a hot-pot of steaming soup simmering on the hearth for long hours, time to spend the chilly evenings with something hot,comfortable and warm. So starting from today we are going to blog about simple and easy, […]

  • ” Soup is cuisine’s kindest course, it breathes reassurance,  dispels the distressing effect of cold winter days, it warms up your soul and fills your heart with hope. It comforts you, uplifts your mood and recharge you to face the life once again.”  These past two weeks have been really difficult for me,  filled with lots of pain and agony that life has suddenly decided to bless me with. Every problems and difficulties does not have solutions, you have to […]

    16 bean soup with smoked chorizo – a warm and hearty winter meal

    ” Soup is cuisine’s kindest course, it breathes reassurance,  dispels the distressing effect of cold winter days, it warms up your soul and fills your heart with hope. It comforts you, uplifts your mood and recharge you to face the life once again.”  These past two weeks have been really difficult for me,  filled with lots of pain and agony that life has suddenly decided to bless me with. Every problems and difficulties does not have solutions, you have to […]

  • Wait “Autumn”, Summer is not over yet ! Today morning when I woke up to a bright sunny day, I felt a nip in the air when I opened the windows. It was so unmistakably autumn. The sounds of autumn were so pronounced, the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown away by a gusty wind. The sky was painted in brilliant shades of blue but there was a slight chill in the wind.  I had no clue when the flowering […]

    Thai chicken coconut soup for the first chill of autumn

    Wait “Autumn”, Summer is not over yet ! Today morning when I woke up to a bright sunny day, I felt a nip in the air when I opened the windows. It was so unmistakably autumn. The sounds of autumn were so pronounced, the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown away by a gusty wind. The sky was painted in brilliant shades of blue but there was a slight chill in the wind.  I had no clue when the flowering […]

  • Will it be too embarrassing if I say I have discovered this amazing soup just couple of years back, hope the food bloggers community will be able to pardon my ignorance ! I stumble upon this creamy soup in a non-descript seafood shack along the coast of Atlantic in Newport, and my likeness for it was almost instant. When we moved to Rhode Island in the summer of 2011, the lush green landscape of the country in a rural backdrop was the perfect thing we were […]

    New england’s clam chowder soup & some memories !

    Will it be too embarrassing if I say I have discovered this amazing soup just couple of years back, hope the food bloggers community will be able to pardon my ignorance ! I stumble upon this creamy soup in a non-descript seafood shack along the coast of Atlantic in Newport, and my likeness for it was almost instant. When we moved to Rhode Island in the summer of 2011, the lush green landscape of the country in a rural backdrop was the perfect thing we were […]

  • Morocco, the culinary star of North African cuisine, has unique and exquisite culinary traditions, being the gateway between Europe and Africa it seems to enjoys the best of both worlds. Spices are central to any Moroccan cooking which perhaps were gifted by the Arabs as it was on the threshold of Arabian spice route or Arbian invasions in the past centuries. Some spice condiments like Ras -al-hanout can feature from 10 to 100 of spices , and every one has […]

    Moroccan spiced chickpea soup

    Morocco, the culinary star of North African cuisine, has unique and exquisite culinary traditions, being the gateway between Europe and Africa it seems to enjoys the best of both worlds. Spices are central to any Moroccan cooking which perhaps were gifted by the Arabs as it was on the threshold of Arabian spice route or Arbian invasions in the past centuries. Some spice condiments like Ras -al-hanout can feature from 10 to 100 of spices , and every one has […]

  • Fall seems to be gone away, so quickly that it barely registered in my mind, except my few fall foliage trips, trees seems to shed leaves early and few days of surprise snow in October, pushed us in the winter with prolonged cold days, sometimes with intermittent warm sunny days but with a chill in the air, which is very typical of winter mornings. A warm hearty bowl of soup or stew is all what we needed, what we craved for […]

    cream of mushroom soup recipe

    Fall seems to be gone away, so quickly that it barely registered in my mind, except my few fall foliage trips, trees seems to shed leaves early and few days of surprise snow in October, pushed us in the winter with prolonged cold days, sometimes with intermittent warm sunny days but with a chill in the air, which is very typical of winter mornings. A warm hearty bowl of soup or stew is all what we needed, what we craved for […]

  • Potato leek soup is a classic dish from British cuisine and is most favoured in winter when served warm and in summers it can be served cold. Leek is one of the national emblem of Wales (as per wiki) and has a mild onion like taste. The white bulb part and the tender green leaves are the edible portion and it is full of flavour. The dark green leaves are usually discarded. Leeks can be used to make vegetable broth […]

    potato leek soup

    Potato leek soup is a classic dish from British cuisine and is most favoured in winter when served warm and in summers it can be served cold. Leek is one of the national emblem of Wales (as per wiki) and has a mild onion like taste. The white bulb part and the tender green leaves are the edible portion and it is full of flavour. The dark green leaves are usually discarded. Leeks can be used to make vegetable broth […]

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