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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Whole Cauliflower With Cilantro Chutney (Vegan Option)

Looking  for  an  impressive vegetarian  recipe  for  your   next  dinner  party ?   Try  this –  Roasted  Whole Cauliflower  With Cilantro Sauce, you wont  believe  how  easy it is  until you try !    The   cauliflower  covered in a tandoori inspired  marinade and  roasted in  a hot oven.  Once  cooked it is  fork tender all the Read more
Canned Sardine Curry

Weeknight Dinners – Curry In A Hurry With Sardines And Green Tomatoes

Sardines – now here is a  fish that  makes  no apologies  about  being  one.  This  tiny flavorful fish, for  many, is   an  acquired  taste –  you  either  love  them  or  can’t  stand  them.  This   recipe  is  for  those  in the   first  category.   Once  you fall in love  with these  there is no going  back,   notRead more
Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls

Light and Soft – Delicious Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls

Feathery light and  soft rolls  with  sweet  and  tangy raspberry filling – sounds  delicious  doesn’t it ? Well, you are in for a  treat  when  you make  these heavenly Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls.   The bright red raspberry filling peeks through layers of soft fluffy bread. Sweet , tangy and light – a treat for the eyesRead more
Ari Pathiri

Ari Pathiri – A Gluten Free Flatbread Made With Rice

This is  Ari Pathiri – the  soft  as  feather rice flatbread.  This  gluten free  bread  goes by a  few other names  as well  – nice pathiri ,  neriya  pathiri and  malabar pathiri , to name a  few.  As the last  name on the  list  suggests  it is  very popular in the Malabar  region of India. Read more
 

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Travel Stories

Point Arena Lighthouse

Enchanted Yet ? – Point Arena Lighthouse

Waves  crashing  constantly on the  rocks,  as if  to keep time  eternally, this  is Point  Arena.  Just pure  nature, and  a  man made  lighthouse. The lighthouse  stands at  the tip of a narrow  peninsula  jutting  about  half a mile into the pacific Ocean – serene and  ethereal.   In the sparsely populated  cost  of  Northern  California Read more
Cinder Cone - Lassen

Cinder Cone At Lassen – On The Hiking Trail

  We were at  the  visitor  center  at Lassen  National  Park poring over  the map.  For  a  nature  lover there  are many interesting  things  to  do here.   I knew  what  I   must to do  the  minute i saw  the  picture of  the  Cinder Cone  Trail.  Lassen  has  no  dearth of volcanic  domes –Read more
Ode To Road Trips

Are We There Yet! – 5 Incredible Things to Do In Summer

 A  few  rocks to  climb , big and  small Fellow wandering souls,  to  meet and greet Swap a few tales, old and  new Smell the  mountain air,  feel the  salt in your hair All that  happens  here,  while someone  pipes in from behind “Are  we  there yet !!” Now  that is a family road tripRead more

Jaisalmer – Sonar Quila And The Havelis

Jaisalmer is the state of  Rajasthan, India. This city is  in the middle  of  the Thar desert  and  still retains a lot of  the old  world  charm. Yes  there  are  signs of  modern  times , but  there is  also a  sense of  time standing still. The arid climate of  Thar is  not  very  kind towardsRead more

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Kerala Recipes

Canned Sardine Curry

Weeknight Dinners – Curry In A Hurry With Sardines And Green Tomatoes

Sardines – now here is a  fish that  makes  no apologies  about  being  one.  This  tiny flavorful fish, for  many, is   an  acquired  taste –  you  either  love  them  or  can’t  stand  them.  This   recipe  is  for  those  in the   first  category.   Once  you fall in love  with these  there is no going  back,   notRead more
Ari Pathiri

Ari Pathiri – A Gluten Free Flatbread Made With Rice

This is  Ari Pathiri – the  soft  as  feather rice flatbread.  This  gluten free  bread  goes by a  few other names  as well  – nice pathiri ,  neriya  pathiri and  malabar pathiri , to name a  few.  As the last  name on the  list  suggests  it is  very popular in the Malabar  region of India. Read more
Varutharacha Sambar

Varutharacha Sambar – Made With Fresh Roasted Coconut Spice Mix

If you know  your  South Indian food, they you  are definitely familiar with sambar. Loosely speaking, it is  a  spicy and tangy  curry made  with vegetables and  lentils .  This is one description  that is  not  gong  to   sit  well  with Sambar  aficionados, and  I wont  argue  with them.  So I am  not  going  to Read more
Avial

Kerala Avial – A Vegetarin’s Delight

How do I describe Avial? A mix of vegetables in a  tangy coconut sauce ?  This  could  describe a  number of  things.  This is a  dish popular in  Kerala and neighboring  regions.   Different variations  of this  recipe  exist in other parts of  south India  – those  I would  refer  to as “vegetables with inRead more

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Bread

Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls

Light and Soft – Delicious Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls

Feathery light and  soft rolls  with  sweet  and  tangy raspberry filling – sounds  delicious  doesn’t it ? Well, you are in for a  treat  when  you make  these heavenly Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls.   The bright red raspberry filling peeks through layers of soft fluffy bread. Sweet , tangy and light – a treat for the eyesRead more
Ari Pathiri

Ari Pathiri – A Gluten Free Flatbread Made With Rice

This is  Ari Pathiri – the  soft  as  feather rice flatbread.  This  gluten free  bread  goes by a  few other names  as well  – nice pathiri ,  neriya  pathiri and  malabar pathiri , to name a  few.  As the last  name on the  list  suggests  it is  very popular in the Malabar  region of India. Read more
Sun Dried Tomato Herb Loaf

Rustic Sun Dried Tomato And Herb Loaf

I have a  confession to make – I bake on the  fly.  Sometimes  I just put  a  pinch of  this  and a  pinch of   that to make  fantastic  loaves  or  disastrous  dough balls. It happens  every so often – sometimes  there is a  method to the  madness  and   other times it is  just madness ! Read more
No Knead Dinner Rolls

Easy No Knead Dinner Rolls

No Knead  breads  are  easy to make.  Just a  few  ingredients,  a bowl  and may be a  good  spatula  are all that you need. Now if you are ok with sticky fingers, then don’t even worry about the spatula, if  you don’t   mind  the  sticky fingers! Usually no knead  breads   take  long  hours, even  days, fromRead more
 

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