Rava Idli

    Usually when I think about blogging a recipe it’s usually for a preset theme or something I find new and exotic. I rarely blog about items I make on a weekly basis or dishes that I don’t need a recipe but go mostly by muscle memory.  I didn’t have anything to blog for the CCChallenge today. I was racking my brains to come up … Continue reading Rava Idli

Cocoa Banana Mug Cake

  I am sure overripe bananas are an issue of national concern. I mean, if I was still in India I would have blamed Modi for it and returned the picture book I received in kindergarten for best handwriting.  But thankfully the situation is not as bad. There are mug cakes to the rescue. If I can use up the bananas in a minute, why … Continue reading Cocoa Banana Mug Cake

Red Velvet Mug Cake

    This mug treat is getting quite addictive. I have to admit I never used the microwave oven much except the occasional reheating of leftovers. But ever since I picked this mug treat theme for the Blogging Marathon, I have been having fun with my microwave. Not to mention that the daughter loves it.  So here is my second installment in Mug Treats –  Serves … Continue reading Red Velvet Mug Cake

Sprouts with Beetroot

    I picked this lovely book – The Accidental Vegetarian by Simon Rimmer. The title intrigued me to an extent and I could relate to it because I consider myself a default vegetarian.  One issue I have is that I don’t get all ingredients here and so I keep trying to make a best case substitutions but this recipe did not need any substitutions and … Continue reading Sprouts with Beetroot

Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake 

  I am not a frequent mug cake person. I picked this theme for the Blogging Marathon this month  to explore this further. So I have been making 2-3 mug cakes every week now and the daughter is happily used to it. Nowadays she points to the oven and goes – “Amma, suthi suthi” (round and round in Tamil)because that’s how the cups in the … Continue reading Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake 

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter #BreadBakers

I have wanted to join a bread blog group for a long time now. Finally I found it. Yay! This is my first post for the Bread Bakers group. The theme for the month is Fall Breads. Though there is no Fall from where I come from, I stay in a country where the entire year is Pumpkin time. I get such amazing pumpkins in … Continue reading Pumpkin Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter #BreadBakers

Pasta alla Norma 

    The husband is so fixated on white sauce pastas that I hardly get a chance to try the others. Even when we eat out he refuses to try pesto or arabitta. So I was delighted when I chanced upon this dish.  Pasta Alla Norma is originally from Sicily, Italy. It derives its name from Vincenzo Bellini’s masterpiece opera ‘Norma’. Apparently, a Sicilian writer by … Continue reading Pasta alla Norma 

Baked Pisto with Eggs

    Today is the second day in the ‘Do the eggplant’ series as part of the Blogging Marathon. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the husband has been throwing more tantrums than my daughter when it came to eggplants. But he loved the baked eggplant with Parmesan. So at least I have one go-to dish in desperate times! Yay! Today’s dish is the Spanish Pisto … Continue reading Baked Pisto with Eggs

Baked eggplant with Parmesan 

I have always had a turbulent relationship with the eggplant. Earlier I used to simply hate eating it while my mother made umpteen efforts to somehow get it down my throat. When I got married I had to get used to them because the husband loves eggplant. I have found that it is easier to make things he likes the way he likes them rather … Continue reading Baked eggplant with Parmesan