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Day 2: Quick and Healthy Weeknight Dinner – Cauliflower Lentil Salad

In this icy, windy and brutal cold of February in NYC, a light and leafy salad seems as out of place as a tank top.  Hence, I decided to prepare mine with lentils, cauliflower and cayenne pepper. This salad is so comforting, full of flavors and a perfect meal for those days when you want something healthy […]

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Marble Cake

Sometimes, there is nothing better than baking something special for absolutely no reason at all. I firmly believe that you do not need any excuse for cake whatsoever. Especially when it involves (dark) chocolate. I have baked this cake twice in the last few weeks and it has disappeared quickly. Marble cake, with its balanced […]

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Day 1: Quick and Healthy Weeknight Dinner – Baked Blackened Tilapia

More often than not, I find myself in a situation where I have only  half hour or less to prepare dinner. And let’s be honest, after a long day, nobody looks forward to spending hours in the kitchen and cooking a fancy dinner!! Quick dinner fix after an exhausting day sounds not only wonderful but also allows you to […]

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Poha – The Perfect Breakfast!

This delicious breakfast/brunch dish is a must have at my house over the weekends. Poha, made from flattened rice, is available at all Indian grocery stores and extremely easy to cook. To prepare this delicious dish, Poha is rinsed in water and mixed with sautéed onions, turmeric, salt and green chillies for flavor. Potatoes, peas […]

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Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies

These cookies are basically fancy shortbread cookies that involve lots of butter, lots of  sugar, and flour. If thyme is not a herb of your choice, feel free to replace it with any subtle herb of your choice (rosemary, sage, lavender…). The shortbread cookie dough can be stored well wrapped, in the freezer, for up […]

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Carmelized Mushrooms and Onions Scones

  The caramelized mushrooms and onions scones, accompanied with spiced butter are a must have during the cold snowy days. Serve them warm with gravy, jelly or eat them plain… the possibilities are endless! These scones are the best eaten the day they are baked, and can be stored for up to two days. However, they […]

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Baked Brie Bread

Crispy Bread and Gooey Cheese make all the difference. Forever and always!! I was introduced to this divine brie bread by my wonderful friend Teri. This brie bread is not just an outstanding addition to any dinner party but an absolute favorite of my family and friends. It is easy to assemble, equally delicious and […]

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