Walnut Chutney

Walnut Chutney

Walnut is a significant part of Kashmiri culture. It is said that that the four kernels of the walnut represent – Dharma ( guiding principles by which we live life ) Artha ( Meaning of life ) Kama ( desires) and Moksha ( Nirvana). It is also believed to be symbolic of the four Vedas […]

Banana Walnut Figs Smoothie

Banana Walnut Figs Smoothie

We have been in an almond milk making spree. Home made almond milk really tastes good. Since we do not like to use it in the chai we make, we tend to eat it with cereals, in a chocolate milk shake or in smoothies. On any given day, smoothies are my preferred breakfast because they […]

Kale and Pistachio Pasta Salad

Kale and Pistachio Pasta Salad

The nut in a nutshell! Pistachios are fun to eat. I usually buy them with the shell on. The process of taking them out of their shell slows down the eating process and you eat much lesser than you would if you just buy them shelled. They make a fun snack. With an abundance of […]

Black Bean & Cucumber Salsa

Black Bean & Cucumber Salsa

Colorful, zesty and full of flavors, black bean & cucumber salsa is my go to salsa.  A few months ago I cooked a Mexican themed dinner for my friends. I made the  black bean & cucumber salsa to go with chips. While one of my friends gave us all a facial, (Yes, we do that kind of […]

Nan-e-Barbari - Persian Bread

Nan-e-Barbari – Persian Bread

I have been missing home, a lot, lately. That is one of the reasons why you are and will be seeing a lot of bread / Naan/ Indian bread related posts on Spiceroots. There is something in those not so distant mountains that I see from my kitchen window that speaks of home to me. […]