Summer

Chocolate Bircher Muesli Cups With Toasted Marshmallows
Chocolate Bircher Muesli Cups With Toasted Marshmallows

I love my savoury breakfasts. And I love my porridge and overnight oats and Birchers. From never eating breakfast in my younger days to always preparing a nourished bowl or plate of something to fuel my mornings, I have indeed come a long way. I suppose when I was...

Wholemeal Spaghetti Salad With Garlic Almond And Herb Crumbs
Wholemeal Spaghetti Salad With Garlic Almond And Herb Crumbs

Spaghetti cooked al dente and tossed in a buttery pangrattato of garlic, lemon zest, almonds and sage; is what all summer pasta meals should be all about. Dotted with juicy cherry tomatoes, olives, fresh basil and a sprinkling of parmesan; this garlicky-lemony...

No-Churn Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream
No-Churn Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream

A Basic No Churn Condensed Milk Ice Cream With Jam No-Churn! I love that word. Not because I am lazy. I can churn like a machine, even by hand. But because it means the recipe is more accessible, might get done quickly and I might get away without bringing my ice...

The Valentine Smoothie And Healthy Smoothie 101
The Valentine Smoothie And Healthy Smoothie 101

I have an addiction. I feed it at eight o'clock every morning. Long before I feed it, I am thinking about it. Wondering how it will make me feel. Today, I fed it as usual. My addiction. It made me feel voracious and larger than life. It felt indulgent and smooth and...

Pure Raspberry Pops
Pure Raspberry Pops

  My mind is drawing a blank as I prep this post. All I can think of is the postman. Sigh! One would think I had developed irrational and out-of-character feelings for this human figure shrouded in a flappy fluorescent shirt and flappy navy pants with all of his...

Homemade Iced Green Tea With Mango
Homemade Iced Green Tea With Mango

After my last post for 2013, I took a couple of weeks off work. I didn't write. I didn't shoot. I didn't think. And it felt good. I didn't get around to reading a single book, or sit on a beach staring away into the horizon. But I let go. I let go of my need to create...

Mango Berry And Turmeric Smoothie
Mango Berry And Turmeric Smoothie

If you have been following my cookbook writing journey for the past month or so, you would already know that I fell terribly sick in the thick of it all. Right in the middle of shooting close to 8 recipes a day with every imaginable food ingredient cluttering every...

Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures
Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures

  How was your weekend? I spent an afternoon with the boys at the park, sitting under a tree thinking and watching them play. We had just come back from the vintage book fair with nearly 50 books and I read one sitting on that park bench for nearly an hour. It...

Green Tea And Oat Smoothie
Green Tea And Oat Smoothie

  For the past few days I have been having this beautiful green tea and oat smoothie for breakfast. I have a Vitamix blender visiting me for a couple of weeks and I have been enjoying his (yes, all my kitchen helpers are big strapping males. I don't have a fetish...

Antipasto Lunchbox Couscous Salad
Antipasto Lunchbox Couscous Salad

A beautiful Spring-Summer salad inspired by Antipasto - pickled and preserved roast veggies, olives and creamy feta cheese. This Antipasto Couscous Salad is great warm or cold from the fridge and has been the star of many a Spring picnic potluck in the sun. Recreating...

Cashew Nut Smoothie With Blueberries And Mango
Cashew Nut Smoothie With Blueberries And Mango

Sometimes mangoes go the way bananas do, in profoundly ripe land. Although there is no tradition of mango bread (something that needs to be addressed!), there are ways to salvage an over ripe mango besides feeding it to your chickens (which drives them a little...

Nimbu Pani Pops - Lemon Lime Sherbet Pops
Nimbu Pani Pops - Lemon Lime Sherbet Pops

    Summer in Mumbai can be quite brutal. Although not so bad as more parched parts of India, the heat and humidity is ten folds due to the throngs of crowds always in close quarter wherever you go. This is what I remember from my time there over a decade...