How to make Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia is a very popular and Traditional Italian flat bread.It is seasoned with simple and flavorful Italian herbs and olive oil. It can be easily baked fresh at home.You can add any topping and seasoning of your choice and make different versions by adding sun dried tomato, pickled jalapenos, Sliced olives,Rosemary ,basil ,Thyme or cheese or make it simple by adding any single herb of your choice.It is crisp and flavorful from the outside and very soft inside,very much similar to pizza....more

Moong daal khichdi

Moong sprout kachori

Crisp home made pastry shells stuffed with mildly spiced bean sprout filling...more

10 Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches

I have several friends who have kids going into kindergarten. Many of them have asked me for ideas about how to pack healthy lunches for their kiddos without going insane from the time and effort it takes to make lunches every school day. ...more
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Things I'm Willing to Do to Save Money

Tuesday was one of my babysitting days. My mom came over, and we were discussing my husband’s and my frugal ways. She mentioned that she didn’t think a lot of other woman would be willing to do the things I do. This really made me laugh, because I think deep down the majority of people think that my penny-pinching husband is behind most of what I do . Well, that just is not true....more
TheHomeTome I got into the green tea just because it is cheaper than a latte!  lol.  Let me know ...more

Golden Curried Red Lentil, Vegetable & Coconut Soup

   We might as well dive right into...more

September SNAP Challenge

Because I don’t have enough to do, I’ve decided to join Beth, from Budget Bytes, in the September SNAP challenge. Unlike Canada, the US has specific food assistance....more

Spice Rubbed Swai Fillets with Peach Tomatillo Relish

We were in the seafood section of our grocery store, and none of the fresh fish options looked appetizing - it was the end of the day and everything good was gone. We walked over to the frozen seafood section and saw Swai fillets for $3.99 a pound. So cheap! What is swai? We've never heard of it. After doing some quick googling and learning that it is low in mercury and tastes like catfish, we decided to try it.We ended up loving it....more

Homemade Black Beans

Most people tend to purchase canned beans out of convenience but do you realize how easy it is to make them yourself? Seriously folks, this method of purchasing canned beans needs to stop. Making your own is more flavorful, healthier and honestly too easy not to partake in--let the crock pot do all the work.This may be the shortest post of your life, all because making homemade beans are too simple, there really isn't much to say. So lets get started......more

Crispy Cheesy Potato Gems

Cheese and potatoes – they are like a perfect match made in heaven. They always go well together, regardless of what the resulting dish is: mashed potato with melted cheese toppings, hasselback potato drizzled with cheese, baked jacket potatoes with taco cheese sauce, baked fries in a blanket of cheese…...more