Can you believe it is already August?! The days are long and it is HOT. Summer is in full swing, and I have no desire for it to leave just yet! I feel like I’m just getting into the swing of my summer-mode. Anyone else feel the same way? I am definitely not ready to start back to school in the next couple weeks. But for now I’m not going to think about all the craziness that is about to start, and just enjoy the relaxation and ease of these summer days....more
Hot dogs will probably never be health food. I’m cool with that. But that doesn’t change the fact that you and I will in all likelihood have a hot dog (or two, or twelve) at some point this summer....more
Monsoon have already started in many parts of India and the first thing which is enjoyed the most in this lovely weather is surely some fried snacks or roasted corn. There are numerous version of making pakodas or bajji but the hot mirchi pakoda /bajji /fritters are liked by every one, those who can’t handle the fiery chilies can blanch them for a minute in hot water so it will become mild in taste....more
There is a whole world out there when it comes to homemade veggie chips! So many flavor combinations and varieties. Sometimes I whip out my dehydrator, but often I just pick my vegetable, decide on the rub I want to dress with and throw them in the oven on a low temperature - it works pretty much the same way without the expensive equipment.I had a few eggplants in my refrigerator that I didn’t want to let go to waste... and then they were chips....more
If there's one dish you can't go a day without during the warmer months, it's salad. The bright flavours, lightness and crunch make salads a natural choice for barbecues, picnics and al fresco dinners.
Vegetarian Cheese Manicotti are large pasta tubes that are stuffed with the mixture of potato, spinach, mushroom and mozzarella cheese and then baked topped with cheese.I have used Manicotti from Barilla....more
Our family LOVES tacos but the tortilla wraps are very high in carbs and fat. To avoid a family mutiny I served regular tacos and cheese to the family but made myself these lovely fresh and low carb tacos. They took no extra time to prepare but I did have to dirty another frying pan which in my opinion the extra clean up was well worth it....more