Raspberry Compote with a Hint of Lemon

Compote is a great addition to a parfait, waffles, pancakes, and crepes! Here is a super simple recipe to make your own blueberry compote! Equipment: A small (about a quart) heavy bottomed saucepan Spoons Jar Ingredients: 1 cup blueberries 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tsp lemon zest 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice Method:…

Creamy and Refreshing Yoghurt Parfait: A Summer Delight!

I wasn’t always a huge parfait fan. If you follow this blog, you know that I mostly only eat chocolatey sweet things. But then, we went away for a weekend this June, and had this delicious parfait every morning at our Bed and Breakfast: On a side note, we stayed in a boat house on…

Mango Lassi/Smoothie

I think mangoes are an abomination. My partner, on the other hand, absolutely loves them. Today, on the first warm day we’ve had after a cold and miserable winter, he asked me to help him make a mango lassi. He wanted to drink it while he watched a big soccer match that he had been…

Rajma (Spicy, Buttery, Kidney Beans) Recipe

In some ways, Rajma is to North Indian cuisine what Macaroni and Cheese is to North American cuisine: it is ubiquitous and seen as a comforting food that reminds one of home. Rajma is also similar to Mac and Cheese in the sense that it is often made badly. And bad Rajma is especially like…

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

If you like Nutella, but also find that it is simultaneously too sweet and not quite hazelnutty nor chocolatey enough, then you know exactly how I feel. In my quest for a perfectly rich and nutty butter, I have tried various different brands, including Patchi and Neuhaus. None of them really hit the spot, unfortunately….

Nutella Latte!

Right off the bat, I should clarify that I am not much a coffee drinker. When I do drink coffees though, I love flavoured, rich, creamy ones! So if you’re a coffee snob, this post isn’t really for you :p If you’re still here, then you like coffees that sound, smell, and taste like dessert!…

Healthy, Delicious, One Bowl Ceviche!

When I first ate ceviche in a restaurant in San Francisco, I wasn’t particularly impressed. It tasted ok, but there was nothing about it that really spoke to me or got me excited. Then, we visited a friend of mine in Panama and everything changed! I had ceviche made fresh and on the spot by…

How to Make Paneer

I just wrote a post about my favourite quick snack: paneer bhurji rolls. As a companion post, I thought it would make sense to write about how to make paneer at home. It’s actually very easy and absolutely worth it, given how amazing fresh paneer tastes! All you need is: 2 litres Whole Milk 1/4…

Paneer Bhurji Roll: A Great Portable Snack!

The one thing I hate about busy days is that one doesn’t get to sit down and properly enjoy one’s lunch. I hate rushed meals, you see. So on days when I am swamped, I just eat cookies or brownies for lunch and make up for it with two delicious dinners when I get home….

A quick and healthy grilled fish sandwich

One of my favourite things to do in the summer is to sit outside on the deck with a delicious beer or cider and cook something up on the barbecue! This is what I threw together on Monday evening:   The mix of flavours and textures in this sandwich are really wonderful. To begin with,…

Drink your Vegetables!!!: A Healthy Carrot Beet Juice Recipe

I’ve started drinking fresh juices! If you’ve been reading other posts of mine, you know that I struggle with eating vegetables. I especially hate how crunchy they are. Which is why, if I ever eat them, I eat them very cooked. I have found, however, that I can “drink my vegetables”,  even raw vegetables, without too much…

Easy Fondue for a Rainy Day!

Today was a bit chilly compared to the past week and it has been raining all evening.  I’ve also been trying to cut down on my sugar consumption. All these factors combined left me craving something warm, delicious, and indulgent. My normal go-to cure for rainy-day blues would be a cup of rich, dark, hot…