~ Hot and Sour Chicken Soup ~

“A first rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting” (Abraham Maslow). So, it snowed heavy today in London, which is a very rare happening because we haven’t had snow in the truest sense of the word since the February of 2009. I will be honest, it’s magical waking up to a white duvet…

~Roasted Tomatoes, Peppers and Basil Soup~

“Soup is a lot like family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavour” (Marge Kennedy). Past couple of weeks here in UK have been extremely cold with some mild snow in London. Just when I thought winter is bidding adieu, it…

~ Thai Sweet Chilli Grilled Chicken with Balsamic, wholegrain Mustard Vinaigrette and Couscous~

“Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created” (Carol Traux, The art of Salad Making). This morning at the Gym, all I kept thinking about, was this gorgeous colourful salad. Growing up, I was never fond of putting myself through a diet plan,…

~Crushed Black Pepper Chicken~ 

Curries are a world of wonder because they hold so many diverse flavours. Over the past few months where I have really committed to my blog, I learned something new about myself; my love of Curries. I always thought of myself as a lover of food in general and nothing in specific because for me…

~Middle-Eastern Shish (Kebabs) with Turkish Orzo Rice~

Mark Twain once wrote, “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness” and Hans Christian Andersen reinforced the notion in “The Fairy tale of my life: An aitobiography” stating, “to move, to breathe, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live”. I…

~Biscuits and Cream~~*Featured Post*~

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate” (Linda Grayson) and in my case, a sister, who is loaded with chocolaty love, herself is sweet enough to eat. This is why I always say, food makes you whole, especially when you share it. My sister lives on the other…

~Tandoori Curry Leaves Biryani~ 

“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything” (Julia Child). I always encourage people to make home-cooked meals. There is just so much to it than just food, it’s moments created with ones you love, it’s curiosity that awakens and kindle the explorer inside of you, it’s memories being embedded in food…

~Ras-el-Hanout Spiced Chicken Pot Pie Soup~

“Because cooks love the social aspect of food, cooking for one is intrinsically interesting. A good meal is like a present and it can feel goofy, at best, to give yourself a present. On the other hand, there is something life affirming in taking the trouble to feed yourself well, or even decently. Cooking for…

~Chinese 5-spice Broccoli Cheddar Soup~ 

“Soups are cozy” (A.D.Posey) and its true, Soups are amazing and the very best friend of winters. Nothing makes your appetite churn more than the wafting aromas of a simmering soup just bubbling away. I love soups for so many reasons; they are easy, quick and extremely healthy. Furthermore, they are a world of discoveries…

~Japanese Teppanyaki~

Japanese cuisine is very much influenced by the seasonal change and geography. To the most of us Japanese food may seem somewhat bland and eccentric, but the freshness, balance of flavours and presentation of food as well as textures are of paramount significance. The Japanese cuisine is evidently very much different in many ways from…