Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

It’s time for another baked goods blog post! Summer came and went by quickly and by the time I was done baking the Summer Berry Cake from my last post, it was time to bake these insanely delicious chocolate stout cupcakes; perfect to warm your soul during the cool fall weather.  They have a double dose of … Continue reading

Summer Berry Cake

Summer Berry Cake

  Summer berries are in full season now, and what better way to use them than in this lovely berry cake! The cake is a delightful cross between a rich pound cake and light coffee cake. The buttermilk  makes it soft and moist and the  berries add a refreshing taste. Feel free to substitute raspberries or blueberries with … Continue reading

Coconut Lemongrass Noodle Soup

Coconut Lemongrass Noodle Soup

Spring is officially here! Although there is still might be a threat of snow in the near future, I can feel a definite change in the air and a spring in my step! There’s nothing better than to enjoy the cool brisk evenings with a hot bowl of this delicious and light coconut noodle soup inspired … Continue reading

Indian Tomato Pickle (Tomato Thokku)

Indian Tomato Pickle (Tomato Thokku)

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a great 2014 filled with many wonderful culinary treats and experiences! I would like to start this year off with a guest blog post from a very special person, my mom! My mom, Usha Ramachandran is a great cook! A self-taught cook, her food is delicious and she is the … Continue reading

Roasted Acorn Squash with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Roasted Acorn Squash with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

It’s November 25th 2013 and 1 year since I started this blog! My first post was a fall-themed pumpkin cheesecake recipe, and this year I am continuing with the theme with this recipe for roasted acorn squash with a lime-cilantro vinaigrette inspired by one of my favorite bloggers at  Smitten Kitchen. Roasting squash is often … Continue reading

Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

This summer we participated in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. When you sign up for a CSA share, you receive a variety of vegetables and fruit every week, fresh from a local farm! The quality of the produce is usually far superior from anything you get at the grocery store. The carrots taste carrot-ier, … Continue reading

Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Almond Butter

Breakfast is a tough meal sometimes. Often it’s a debate between sleeping in extra ten minutes vs having a hearty breakfast before heading to work. Usually, sleeping in wins. For a while,  my breakfast consisted of a having a granola bar and coffee at my desk . Often, this was not filling enough and left … Continue reading

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Do you ever just want to indulge in a bowl of pasta smothered in a creamy sauce, but then either feel lazy to actually make the cheese sauce or feel guilty consuming all those calories? Then this pasta recipe is for you! This avocado pasta is extremely simple and quick to make and offers all the … Continue reading