Gayathri

I am a part time blogger, full time mom and wife and a substitute teacher  !!! I love food, reading recipes, researching food from other cultures and cooking food. My thoughts and recipes can be found on my blog....www.spicesgalore.wordpress.com

Brazilian Potato and Bean Stew

World Cup fever is at its highest point right now with everyone looking forward to the finals this weekend…….even I cannot escape it!!!! Since I have not yet figured out the game yet, I use this as an opportunity to learn more about the countries playing the matches. It’s been interesting reading all about the sights, culture and most importantly food about the various countries. My bro in law, N, has been talking about this business trip he is going to take to Rio and that got me thinking about Brazilian food itself....more

Couscous Salad with Chermoula Dressing

During teacher appreciation week at N’s school. I volunteered to bring in lunch one of the days and after a few questions to his teacher regarding her likes and dislikes, I figured I would make a couscous salad as it keeps well and tastes great at room temperature. I did get over my end of the school year symptoms ( read fear, with all three home ) long enough to make the lunch !! I think the idea of a brand new ……..guinea pig, if you will, pushed me up from the doldrums for a bit ! Ms....more

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Black Eye Pea Fritters ( Akara in Nigeria or Acaraje in Brazil )

World Cup fever is everywhere……you cannot escape it, even a football ignorant person like me!!! Growing up, I watched a lot of cricket and tennis. While cricket now is no longer on my must watch list, tennis is still quite prominent. V and N however really enjoy football or soccer as its known here. So we have been watching a few matches and I have to say that I still don’t understand many of the rules….I however enjoyed myself thoroughly!!!...more

Indian Style Grilled Corn

Orzo Salad w/ Chili-Maple Dressing

Do you have a favorite TV channel that you can watch all the time??? I have discovered that I do have one…….. and no, its not cooking TV, food network or nay of its international equivalents !!!! Its actually the home and garden TV or HGTV as its know here !!!  I love to see these horrible rooms or houses undergo these amazing transformations and end up gorgeous !!!! Will mine ever look that way ?? Probably not….I do have three children who think nothing of playing football, dodge ball or monkey in the middle in the house !!!!...more

Guacamole Hush Puppies

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Bunny Chow- vegetarian version

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